Sunday, May 01, 2005

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.

SCO, IBM Court Battles Over Unix IP Continue (Ziff Davis)
Ziff Davis - In a series of hearings, IBM and SCO continue to clash over who should be required to provide information, and SCO renews its claims that IBM placed SCO's Unix code within Linux.

Lenovo Completes IBM Division Acquisition (AP)
AP - Chinese computer maker Lenovo has completed its$1.75 billion purchase of IBM's personal computer division, creating the world's third-largest PC maker, the company said Sunday.

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?

'Tags'Ease Sifting of Digital Data (AP)
AP - Here's how we tend to organize our digital photos: We stick them into a folder on our computer and label it"Hawaii trip,"or whatever. Here's a new way: Forget folders or albums. Just"tag"the photos based on what's actually in each frame. Now, extrapolate this concept to the ideas, images, videos— and people— you meet or wish to find online. If they're properly tagged, they're far easier to find.

Inmates Use Intermediaries to Go Online (AP)
AP - Keith Maydak's jail cells are roomier than most. Must be all that cyberspace. State and federal prisons don't let inmates use Internet computers behind bars— and the Allegheny County Jail doesn't either. Yet Maydak has answered a reporter's e-mails from the Pittsburgh jail, and later an Ohio lockup, while he awaits sentencing for violating probation on a 900-number phone scam that cost AT&T$550,000 dollars.

Spitzer Sues Intermix Over'Spyware'(Reuters)
Reuters - New York Attorney General EliotSpitzer said on Thursday he had sued software company IntermixMedia Inc. for bundling hidden"spyware"along withmillion of programs it gave away for free.

E-Mail on Phones: Just a Bad Idea (Ziff Davis)
Ziff Davis - Opinion: Mobile e-mail will be a deadly mistake for enterprises thinking it will boost productivity and help connect with sales prospects.

Ahead of the game ( - Bing Gordon isn't your typical 55-year-old corporate executive. He trades witty barbs with his friend, comedian Robin Williams, and on a trip to Africa, was caught on video shaking his tush as he danced with a tribal warrior. On many nights, he plays video games until 2 a.m.


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