Stories by Ephraim Schwartz and Mark Jones

iPlanet sharpens app tools

Faced with stiff competition from rivals BEA Systems Inc. and IBM Corp., Sun Microsystems Inc. is attempting to unify its iPlanet application server lineup and consolidate diverse technologies acquired from recent acquisitions to help its application servers appeal to a broader market.

Free wireless networking movement gathers speed

A grassroots effort to deploy free wireless networking access zones threatens to undermine the multibillion-dollar campaigns of wireless network vendors preparing to offer state-of-the-art 3G (third-generation) wireless services in major metropolitan areas.