Friday, April 29, 2005

Sun Microsystems Stock Up on Privacy Report (AP)
AP - Shares of computer hardware and software maker Sun Microsystems Inc. climbed Friday on a report the company is gearing up to go private, a notion that was strongly denied by the company.

PortalPlayer Hits High Notes (The Motley Fool)
The Motley Fool - I'm simply in awe of the growth that PortalPlayer (Nasdaq: PLAY - News) reported in its earnings release last night. Perhaps I shouldn't be surprised, because the company's chip designs and development kits power Apple's (Nasdaq: AAPL - News) iPod, as well as hard drive-based MP3 players from Koninklijke Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG - News) -- feel free to substitute Royal for Koninklijke --and others.

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.

Hong Kong man pleads innocent to copyright charge by sharing movies online (AFP)
AFP - A Hong Kong man pleaded innocent in court for allegedly violating copyright laws by sharing movies on the Internet, a judicial spokeswoman said.

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.


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