Friday, April 29, 2005


EBay Execs Who Got IPO Shares to Pay$3 Million (Reuters)
Reuters - EBay Inc. said on Thursday itschief executive and two early leaders will pay$3 million tosettle a shareholder lawsuit alleging they received shares inhot stock offerings from their investment bankers.

AOL Begins Beta Test Of AIM Overhaul (TechWeb)
TechWeb - America Online launches in beta an overhaul of its instant messaging client that expands the product's communication capabilities to include enhanced PC-to-PC voice and streaming video messaging and media file transfers.

Popularity Of iPods, Other Gadgets Is Sweet Music To Chipmaker (Investor's Business Daily)
Investor's Business Daily - Every computer, server, PlayStation and iPod has a hard drive.

Bahrain Site Registration Sparks Protests (AP)
AP - All Web sites operating in Bahrain must register with the country's Information Ministry under a new government mandate that has provoked protests from an international watchdog for press freedom.

Microsoft not glowing over LAMP (InfoWorld)
InfoWorld - Microsoft officials are undaunted by the popular LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL Perl/Python/PHP) application stack that serves as an open source rival to the Microsoft .Net platform.

European Digital Library Is Proposed (AP)
AP - Six European leaders jointly proposed Thursday that works contained in European libraries be made accessible online, in what they called a"European digital library."

Verizon Pulling Plug on Free 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.

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.

Spitzer Sues Intermix Over'Spyware'(AP)
AP - New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer sued a major Internet marketer Thursday, blaming it for secretly installing software that delivers nuisance pop-up advertisements and can slow and crash personal computers.

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