Stories by Brian Sullivan

Expert offers tips on setting up a wireless LAN

When setting up a wireless LAN for your company, there are a couple of things you should keep in mind, according to Craig Mathias, a mobile and wireless analyst and founder of US-based Farpoint Group.

New Qualcomm chip sets add power, competition

The last few weeks have seen the age of "power phones" come a little bit closer. Last week, Nokia announced it would start producing more powerful CDMA chip sets in conjunction with Texas Instruments and STMicroelectronics.

A Survival Plan for the Unemployed Job Hunter

I've been laid off twice and went to work for myself once too, which can be almost the same as being unemployed if there's no work coming in. I know the fear of waking up in the morning with no income coming in and knowing that chances are good there won't be any income rolling through the door by 5 p.m. either. So I developed a set of rules for myself that helped me manage the panic and kept me focused on my goals. Every one of them has been battle-tested by rejection, failure and long quiet days in an empty house. So, here are my rules for the unemployed.

Commerce One reports loss

Commerce One Inc. announced Wednesday that has posted a net loss for its second quarter totaling US$71 million, or 25 cents per share.

Judge to stop Gator's bite during trial

The Gator Corp. has asked a U.S. District Court judge in Virginia for an expedited trial, as it tries to defend itself from a suit brought by seven major news organizations that claim Gator is diverting advertising revenue from them.

EBay hits 91,000 users with double charge

About 91,000 sellers on got a rude surprise when they found that the San Jose-based online auctioneer had double-billed them for auction fees last weekend.

Woman faces charges of online auction fraud

An American woman facing civil fraud charges in Massachusetts for selling on auction Web sites at least US$750,000 worth computers that were never delivered has said through her attorney that she intends to pay back everyone who is entitled to a refund.

Feds suggest search sites disclose deals

The US Federal Trade Commission has suggested that search engine Web sites tell users when they are taking money from other Web sites to guarantee either high placement or inclusion in search results.

I2 Technologies forecasts steep Q2 loss, layoffs

I2 Technologies Inc. announced yesterday that it will lay off some of its 4,800 workers and post a second-quarter loss of more than US$80 million, and that it's considering taking a $710 million charge against tax assets.

Online marketing firm sued over pop-up ads

Seven major news organizations will ask a U.S. District Court judge in Virginia on July 12 to stop online advertising company The Gator Corp. from placing pop-up ads on their Web sites until a lawsuit between the two sides can be resolved later this year.