Saturday, May 07, 2005

Bloggers'Conference Emphasizes Reporting (AP)
AP - Bloggers— those Internet-based writers without rules— are fighting back against criticism that their work is unreliable, libelous or just poorly done. More than 300 bloggers came to town Friday for a two-day conference that was heavy on teaching techniques used by journalists in what bloggers term"the mainstream media."One class taught students how to access and analyze government statistics.

Siebel dogged by talk of takeover ( - Siebel Systems on Thursday tried to dismiss recent speculation that it was in takeover talks with Oracle -- or anyone else.

Jail for'Robin Hoods'who cost Microsoft millions (Reuters)
Reuters - Four Britons were jailed on Friday forbeing part of a global gang described as"Robin Hoods"whostole expensive software from rich companies and gave it awayfor free over the Internet.

64-Bit Linux Is Already Here (Ziff Davis)
Ziff Davis - Opinion: While 64-bit Windows is taking its first baby steps, 64-bit Linux has been running in the enterprise for years. To which would you rather entrust your business?

'Tiger'Trips Up Some Creative Workflows (Ziff Davis)
Ziff Davis - Apple says it will cooperate with developers as they try to update their applications to work with Mac OS X 10.4. In the meantime, some companies offer workarounds.

Court Strikes Down TV Anti-Piracy Rules (AP)
AP - People buying the next generation of digital televisions will be able to record and then watch their favorite shows without any interference from Hollywood. A federal appeals court on Friday threw out government rules requiring built-in, anti-piracy technology to let broadcasters and studios prevent digital shows from being copied and being shown on other TVs, computers and video players.

Computers Now Grading Students'Writing (AP)
AP - Student essays always seem to be riddled with the same sorts of flaws. So sociology professor Ed Brent decided to hand the work off— to a computer.


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