Sunday, May 01, 2005

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.

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.

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.

Verizon Pulling Plug on Free NYC 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.

Wal-Mart Unveils Customized Music CDs (AP)
AP - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is now offering customized music CDs for its online customers. The world's largest retailer launched the new service Tuesday.

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.

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.

Infinity Tries All-Podcasting Radio Format (AP)
AP - Infinity Broadcasting Corp., a terrestrial radio company whose business model is being challenged by the iPod phenomenon, is borrowing a page from its rival's playbook.

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?

Report: Sun Plans Bigger Acquisitions (Reuters)
Reuters - Network computer maker Sun MicrosystemsInc. plans larger acquisitions than those it has made in thepast, Chief Executive Scott McNealy said in the Sunday editionof El Pais.


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