Friday, October 21, 2005

Lawmakers back U.S. control of Internet (Reuters)
Reuters - Three lawmakers in the U.S. House ofRepresentatives called on Friday for the Internet's coreinfrastructure to remain under U.S. control, echoing similarlanguage introduced in the Senate earlier this week.

Ericsson quarterly profits slightly ahead of forecasts (AFP)

"EricssonAFP - Ericsson, the world's biggest supplier of mobile telecommunication systems, reported on Friday third-quarter earnings slightly ahead of forecasts, but warned that the world systems market would show only moderate growth this year and next.

RIM ruling risks US Blackberry shutdown (Reuters)

"BlackBerry.Reuters - A U.S. appeals court on Friday denied amotion to stay a patent case against Research In Motion Ltd.,bringing RIM closer to an injunction that could shut down itspopular BlackBerry email service in the United States.

Firefox Downloads Top 100 Million (PC World)
PC World - Mozilla browser continues to make headway on IE, despite some glitches.

Man Accused of Stealing Corning Secrets (AP)
AP - A former employee of a Corning Inc. glassmaking plant is charged with stealing trade secrets and selling them to a Taiwanese company.

Bertelsmann to Launch File-Sharing Service (AP)
AP - Bertelsmann AG said Friday it will launch a new service that uses the technology made popular by file-swapping businesses for legal downloads of music and movies.