Saturday, July 02, 2005

Parents Can Sign Up Kids to Not Get E-Mail (AP)
AP - Starting Friday, parents can sign up for what Michigan officials say is the nation's first registry aimed at keeping spammers from sending children inappropriate e-mail. The new law bans sending messages to children related to such things as pornography, illegal or prescription drugs, alcohol, tobacco, gambling, firearms or fireworks. Parents and schools will be able to register children's e-mail addresses.

Desktop search finds the enterprise (InfoWorld)
InfoWorld - This week X1 Technologies threw its hat in the ring for enterprise desktop search, joining big name vendors such as Google, Verity, Autonomy, and a host of smaller players all chasing the red-hot market for PC search.

HP Starts Selling The iPod Shuffle (TechWeb)
TechWeb - Hewlett-Packard starts selling the iPod Shuffle, the low-end version of Apple Computer Inc.'s popular digital music player

U.S. to Retain Oversight of Web Traffic (AP)
AP - A unilateral decision by the United States to indefinitely retain oversight of the Internet's main traffic-directing computers prompted concerns Friday that the global telecommunications network could eventually splinter.

IBM Wins$850M Settlement vs. Microsoft (AP)
AP - IBM Corp. will get$775 million in cash and$75 million worth of software from Microsoft Corp. to settle claims still lingering from the federal government's antitrust case against Microsoft in the 1990s, the companies announced Friday.

Carriers seek U.S. mobile e911 deadline suspension (Reuters)
Reuters - Some of the biggest U.S. wirelessproviders have asked regulators to suspend a Decemberrequirement for 95 percent of their phones to support e911technology that allows emergency workers to pinpoint callers'locations, according to the CTIA mobile industry group onFriday.

Moving Beyond Ringtones ( - First, there were musical ringtones. Then came"ring-back"tones -- tunes that play while a caller waits for someone to pick up a mobile phone. Now cell phones are offering streaming music, with access to online music stores on the way.

Red-Hot Red Hat (The Motley Fool)
The Motley Fool - Red Hat (Nasdaq: RHAT - News), a leading provider of the Linux-based operating system, continues to see increasing acceptance of the open source technology. While the Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT - News) faithful may be yawning at the latest results from its competitor, they nonetheless would have to grudgingly admit that the first quarter showed impressive growth.

Swedes Undeterred by Online Piracy Ban (AP)
AP - Unless Swedes have suddenly changed their habits, about one in 10 became a criminal on Friday when a ban on sharing copyrighted music and movies over the Internet took effect at midnight.