Stories by James Evans

Dell Debuts Dimension 4100 Series PCs

BOSTON (07/10/2000) - Dell Computer Corp. on Monday added the Dimension 4100
series to its midrange desktop line of machines with a starting price of

First Mortgage Refinancing Said Completed Online

BOSTON (07/07/2000) - A Provo, Utah, man is believed to be the first American
to refinance a home mortgage loan from start to finish on the Internet and to
secure it with a 21,000 character digital signature.

Flight Site Orbitz Names Swissair's Katz CEO

BOSTON (07/06/2000) - Jeffrey Katz, chief executive officer of Swissair AG,
stepped down this week to take the top job at, a travel Web site
being developed by five major airlines.

602 Offers Free Software Suite

BOSTON (07/05/2000) - Following the tack of some companies to give away their
software, Software602 AS is making its new version of 602Pro PC Suite 2000 a

IBM's New Alliances to Boost Revenue by US$1B

BOSTON (07/05/2000) - IBM Corp. announced Wednesday new alliances with five
application developers that company officials say will bolster revenue by US$1
billion over the next three years.

Cyber Laws Emerge, but Slowly

BOSTON (06/30/2000) - It took more than an estimated US$8 billion in computer
damage worldwide from the "ILOVEYOU" virus for Philippine Republic Act 8792 to
come about.

Charges filed against 'Love Bug' student

Philippines National Bureau of Investigation officials filed charges on Thursday against a student suspected of releasing the "ILOVEYOU" computer virus that stymied e-mail servers and caused billions of dollars of damage in May, national newspapers reported there.

Handhelds Grab Show Spotlight

NEW YORK (06/28/2000) - Sony Electronics Inc. unveiled its handheld prototype.
Palm Inc. opened up its operating system for more expansion possibilities.
Throughout PC Expo this week in New York, it seemed handheld computers and
gadgets stuck out rather than PC innovation -- a fact not lost on show visitors.

Palm Enhances OS Expansion Support

BOSTON (06/27/2000) - Future versions of the Palm Inc. operating system will
support multiple expansion standards covering memory, application, and external
expansion, company officials announced at PC Expo in New York on Tuesday.

Lotus Offers New Domino Migration Path

BOSTON (06/26/2000) - NOTE TO EDITORS: This story includes information that was
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Compaq Adds to, Upgrades Presario Line

BOSTON (06/22/2000) - A motley color scheme, easy-access maintenance and
Internet-oriented keyboards are highlights of Compaq Computer Corp.'s new
Presario desktop and notebook machines announced this week.

Oregon Appeals Court Rules Cable Is Telco Service

In the battle over cable broadband access, a U.S. appellate court on Thursday sided with AT&T Corp., ruling that it does not have to open up its network to competing ISPs (Internet Service Providers) in Portland, Oregon.

Hitachi, IBM may forge development alliance

Hitachi and IBM are set to begin negotiations on a strategic alliance that would see the two competitors collaborate in the areas of development, manufacturing and purchasing power, company officials said in a statement Tuesday.