Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Next-Generation Xbox to Be Media Hub (AP)
AP - Microsoft Corp.'s next-generation Xbox gaming console will be more of a digital entertainment hub than its predecessor, making it even more of a PC hybrid than ever, Bill Gates told a meeting of business journalists on Monday.

Cingular revisits prepaid, plans advertising push (Reuters)
Reuters - Cingular Wireless is planning anaggressive push into the market for prepaid mobile servicesaimed at cost conscious customers such as teenagers and theirgrandparents who want to pay for calls in advance rather thanin monthly bills.

Review: Mac Os X Steps Ahead of Windows (AP)
AP - Tired of waiting while your PC slowly scours its hard drive for a document you stashed somewhere six months ago? Sick of having to change how you work to conform with the computer's rigid way of organizing files? Bored with the flat look of the desktop's graphics?

Can Open Source Trust Microsoft? (Ziff Davis)
Ziff Davis - Opinion: Or, can a sheep trust a lion? I don't think so.

New Computers Make Grocery Carts Smarter (AP)
AP - New supermarket carts equipped with touch screens will guide you to the tomatoes or toothpicks, let you order deli meat without standing in line and keep a running tally of your purchases.

Spread of Sober E-Mail Worm Variant Slowing (PC World)
PC World - As always, PC users urged to update their antivirus software.

Once Fiorina's Bane, HP's Server Business Ready For A New Era (Investor's Business Daily)
Investor's Business Daily - Mark Hurd, Hewlett-Packard's new CEO, is barely a month into his job. But his no-nonsense focus on execution is already making its way down the chain of command.

Amazon.com to Partner With Wine Retailer (AP)
AP - Amazon.com Inc. has launched a partnership with Internet wine retailer Wine.com, hoping to move more wine shoppers online and capitalize on one of the last major retail markets that hasn't yet made a big splash on the Internet.

Regulators to Ban Hunting Via Internet (AP)
AP - Wildlife regulators took the first step Tuesday to bar hunters from using the Internet to shoot animals, responding to a Texas Web site that planned to let users fire at real game with the click of a mouse.

Microsoft Recruits Bloggers to Preview Longhorn (PC World)
PC World - Software giant seeking developers and"super users"to evaluate latest OS.


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