Stories by Anna Scott

Nortel, Others Named in Broad Patent Lawsuit

Alleging that their patented property was stolen, Stanford University and Litton Systems filed suit against 15 fiber-optic manufacturing companies, according to Randy Belote, spokesman for Litton Systems.

Microsoft takes aim at global Internet fraud

In the past eight weeks, Microsoft has ordered 7500 Web sites and Internet auctions to stop selling counterfeit Microsoft software. Another 600 notices were sent out Tuesday. The software giant's secret weapon in combating piracy? An Internet monitoring tool which, according to the vendor, sniffs out Net fraud 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

MS Campaign Takes Aim at Global Internet Fraud

BOSTON (08/01/2000) - In the past eight weeks, Microsoft Corp. has ordered
7,500 Web sites and Internet auctions to stop selling counterfeit Microsoft
software. Another 600 notices were sent out Tuesday. The software giant's
secret weapon in combating piracy? An Internet monitoring tool which, according
to the vendor, sniffs out Net fraud 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

IDC: Linux Server OS Growth to Outpace Market

Despite a 17 percent increase in server operating system environment shipments worldwide, revenue in that market will increase by just over 1 percent by 2004, according to a new study from International Data Corp. (IDC).

Cirrus Moves, Expands Japanese Design Center

BOSTON (07/24/2000) - Chip-supplier Cirrus Logic Inc. recently moved its
optical-storage design center to Ebina City, Japan, where the company added a
team of audio design engineers in late June, Cirrus said Monday.

The design center had been located in Tokyo since 1993, but moved to Ebina City
so that Cirrus engineers would have easier access to the customers, Philips
Electronics NV, Sony Corp., Fujitsu Ltd., and Hitachi Ltd., said Cirrus
spokeswoman Molly Muir.

WorldCom expands corporate data services

WorldCom plans to expand its corporate data services to 40 more countries by the end of this year, giving global companies more options for conducting business transactions.

Excite Offers Free Online Storefront Services

Even the less Internet-savvy can now do business online, risk-free, according to the creators of Freetailer, an Excite@Home Inc. service that offers anyone with an internet connection the ability to set up shop online.

Intel Opens Development Center in Russia

BOSTON (06/23/2000) - Intel Corp. has opened a software development center in
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, where workers will write and test code with the aim of
building it into future processors to increase efficiency.

Inktomi Launches Korean Search Site

BOSTON (06/22/2000) - Inktomi Corp., which develops Internet navigation
software, expanded its platform Thursday, adding South Korea to the ranks of
its search engine users.

Intel invests $US2 billion to expand Ireland plant

The small town of Leixlip in County Kildaire, Ireland, will be home to some of the world's most cutting-edge semiconductor technology thanks to the future arrival of Intel's new, multibillion-dollar wafer fabrication facility.

African Communications Network Planned

The Canadian company African Sky Communications Inc. has been granted approval to sell its shares to private investors, which will provide enough money to fund a communication project in South Africa.

Virgin Launches Net Radio Company

Virgin Entertainment Group yesterday launched Radio Free Virgin, an Internet radio company, which is the first of a number of online investments to the tune of US$247 million due to be made by Richard Branson, founder and chairman of Virgin Group PLC.

Gartner Bags $300M Infusion, Acquires TechRepublic

Gartner Group Inc. announced today that it paid US$80 million to acquire TechRepublic Inc., a Web site operator providing IT professionals with industry news, analysis, forums, and job and event listings, in a deal that closed yesterday. The market research company also said that Silver Lake Partners LP is investing $300 million in Gartner.

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