Saturday, April 30, 2005

Apple's"Tiger"aims to take a bite out of Microsoft,"Longhorn"(AFP)
AFP - Apple Computer sharpened its focus on the personal computer market with the release of a new operating system called"Tiger"that aims to take a bigger bite out of the market dominated by Microsoft.

Coalition Forms To Protect Cookies ( - A coalition of agencies, publishers and measurement firms hopes to head off a consumer revolt against Internet tracking cookies.

Verizon Pulling Plug on Free NYC Wi-Fi (AP)
AP - Verizon Communications Inc. is turning off the free wireless Internet access it beams from New York City telephone booths for DSL subscribers who use laptops away from home or the office.

New Design Could Transform 1st Bike Ride (AP)
AP - Who can forget the thrill— and terror— of that first solo bicycle ride: Mom or Dad letting go, the magic of two-wheeled freedom and, inevitably, toppling over in a knee-scraping crash?

SCO, IBM and Outcomes-Based Circular Reasoning (NewsFactor)
NewsFactor - SCO's basic claim against IBM (NYSE: IBM) is simple. According to SCO, it is the legal successor to AT&T (NYSE: T) with respect to licensing of the AT&T Unix source code and its derivatives. IBM, SCO said, violated the contractual terms under which it has access to AT&T and related code by passing protected knowledge into the Linux development effort.

Gates Pushes Auto Industry on Technology (AP)
AP - Microsoft Corp. mogul Bill Gates and the leader of Ford Motor Co. outlined a future Friday in which software enables cars to fix themselves and avoid accidents.

Apple Computer's Mac OS X'Tiger'Now on Sale (Reuters)
Reuters - Apple Computer has unleashed theTiger.

Cinema Owners Seek to Curb Phone Rage (AP)
AP - New Zealand cinema owners may use mobile phone jamming technology to stop mid-movie calls, text messaging— and cell phone rage among patrons, they said Friday.

IBM focusing on XML development with tools (InfoWorld)
InfoWorld - IBM on Monday is unveiling XML-based tools and resources to be added to its alphaWorks program for free testing of technologies in development.


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