Stories by Nancy Weil and Stephen Lawson

ICANN sees progress on revamped DNS

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) met in Sao Paolo this week and made progress on a project to expand domain names to more languages and alphabets.

Former HP chief Lew Platt dies

Lew Platt, who spent 33 years at Hewlett-Packard including seven at the helm, died Thursday night in California, according to a statements issued by The Boeing, where he served as a non-executive chairman after leaving HP. He was 64.

UPDATE: - IBM, Tech Giants Plan B2B Exchange

IBM yesterday confirmed that it is working on a global internet business-to-business (B2B) exchange called, but a spokeswoman said that the company is not releasing any additional details, nor is it saying when the official announcement of the exchange will be made.