Stories by Stephanie Sanborn

Yahoo Site Hits Rocky Stretch

Yahoo Inc. hit a large bump this morning as its Web site went down at about 10:30 a.m. PST, said officials from Keynote Systems Inc., a San Mateo, California-based company that measures the performance and availability of major e-commerce and Internet sites around the world.

Sentius Focuses on Language

AT DEMO 2000, Sentius will demonstrate the next version of RichLink, its document enhancement technology. The hosted service embeds pop-up descriptions or translations of certain words, as well as audio or video links, into a document to increase its usefulness for international audiences.

Novell Puts 'Net Services' Strategy in Spotlight

Novell Inc. next week will introduce its "'Net services" strategy, combining several products into an offering aimed at increasing Novell's business-to-business transaction and Internet commerce reach.

Caching Alternative Offered

Digital Fountain is touting a way to avoid the hassle of maintaining large server or cache farms in order to ensure fast Web performance, by using a combination of math algorithms and IP multicasting.

Caching, Content Delivery Evolve

WITH INTERNET users clamoring for faster Web site performance, the benefits of caching and content delivery are becoming more attractive to service providers and enterprises that realize a slow online response means fewer customers.

Sun-Netscape Alliance Goes Wireless

The Sun-Netscape Alliance on Monday unveiled the iPlanet Wireless Server, which gives service providers the ability to offer customers wireless e-mail, calendar, and directory services customized to specific devices.

WWW Consortium Combines HTML, XML into XHTML

The W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) on Wednesday recommended use of XHTML (Extensible HTML) 1.0 specification to expand the use of XML (Extensible Markup Language) without making existing HTML elements obsolete.

The Sharper Image Hones In on I-commerce

BUILDING ON the strength of its order-processing system, The Sharper Image updated its Web site and capitalized on several new features to prepare for not only the rush of online shoppers during the holiday season, but also for the company's expectations of growing online commerce in 2000.

Lotus Expands Unified Messaging Plans

IBM Corp.'s Lotus Development Corp. is setting its sights on snagging a goodly piece of the unified messaging (UM) market, expanding its wireless and mobile capabilities with the help of global strategic alliance partner AVT.

Novell NetWare 5.1 makes its debut

Netware continued along its evolutionary path last week as Novell released NetWare 5.1, adding Web application-server capabilities to the network operating system.

Ipswitch Releases IMail 6.0

Targeting the ISP and small and medium business markets, Ipswitch released IMail 6.0, adding security and administration features to the Windows NT-based messaging server.

Novell Ships Internet Messaging Service

Novell has released its Novell Internet Messaging System (NIMS) 2.1, which leverages Novell Directory Services (NDS) eDirectory, to enterprise customers as well as to ISP and ASP companies that are members of Novell's Internet Commercial Service Provider Program.

Novell could benefit from Microsoft delays

The delay of Microsoft's Windows 2000 release may give Novell a leg up in the enterprise directory interoperability race, with Cisco Systems not slated to deliver Active Directory on Unix platforms until after Windows 2000's planned release in February.