Tuesday, November 08, 2005


Funds could move on C&W, says chief (FT.com)
FT.com - Richard Lapthorne, chairman of Cable and Wireless, on Tuesday signalled the UK's second-largest fixed-line telecoms network operator could become a takeover target for private equity funds following a recent profits warning.

U.S. wireless carriers take aim at adult content (Reuters)
Reuters - With Internet and video more readilyavailable on wireless phones, the major U.S. carriers onTuesday unveiled guidelines aimed at limiting children's accessto adult content and services.

Samsung Denies Plans for Music Service (PC World)
PC World - Online store isn't in development, just a new interface, company says now.

Microsoft sees up to 3 mln early Xbox 360 sales (Reuters)

"PeterReuters - Microsoft Corp. onTuesday said it expects to sell as many as 3 million Xbox 360sin the first three months after its launch -- a strong start inits battle to dominate the market for next-generation gamingconsoles.




Worm Targets Linux Systems (NewsFactor)
NewsFactor - A new worm that attacks Linux systems and exploits several vulnerabilities in the operating system has been reported, and security firms are urging caution among users.

Analyst: Security Will Drive Windows-to-Mac Switch (NewsFactor)
NewsFactor - A financial analyst predicts that the ubiquity of computer viruses, and Apple's success in its music ventures, will drive more and more Windows users to switch to Macs.

Quest Software Shares Rise on 3Q Results (AP)
AP - Shares of Quest Software Inc. rose sharply, a day after the company reported third-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street's expectations.

Verizon Reduces Prices for Phone Service (AP)

"VerizonAP - Verizon Communications Inc. sharply cut its prices for unlimited telephone service across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic on Tuesday, including markets where Cablevision Inc. has just boosted broadband Internet speeds.




FCC Clarifies VoIP Disconnection Deadline (AP)
AP - The Federal Communications Commission won't require Internet phone service providers to cut off customers who don't have reliable 911 emergency call service.