News & Commentary
posted in May 2001
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Is FTC Too Forgiving Of Amazon's Privacy Violations?
News  |  5/31/2001  | 
The commission finds that Amazon and one of its subsidiaries was deceptive, but chooses not to recommend enforcement action
Bond Movies Inspire Army's High-Tech SmarTruck
News  |  5/31/2001  | 
Army's high-tech SmarTruck was built by Ford and includes features such as oil slick dispensers, night vision and an on-board PC.
Senate Leadership Shift Puts Spotlight Back On Privacy
News  |  5/31/2001  | 
Defection of James Jeffords from GOP shifts leadership of Commerce Committee and makes privacy legislation a bigger priority.
Big Four In Storage Ready To Interoperate
News  |  5/31/2001  | 
Storage-network vendors are cooperating to make management easier
Microsoft Holds Launch Events To Drum Up Support For Office XP
News  |  5/31/2001  | 
Microsoft tries to drum up support for Office XP at launch events.
GoAmerica Unveils E-mail Attachment Reader
News  |  5/31/2001  | 
GoAmerica unveils E-Mail attachment reader at Wireless One Conference and Expo.
Veritas Extends Information Availability
News  |  5/31/2001  | 
New products will handle the manual processes of data flow between servers and storage devices.
Zing Interactive Allows CD Sales Via Cell Phone
News  |  5/31/2001  | 
Zing Interactive works with radio stations to sell CDs via cell phone
ThinAirApps Unveils Products For Wireless Applications
News  |  5/31/2001  | 
ThinAirApps releases Identicon products
Firestone Expands Customer Care, Business Intelligence
News  |  5/31/2001  | 
Firestone expands business-intelligence and customer-interaction capabilities
Gates Enlists Bezos To Help Focus Spotlight On Office XP
News  |  5/31/2001  | 
Microsoft stages launch events for Office XP
Data Warehousing Institutes Names 2001 Award Winners
News  |  5/31/2001  | 
Data Warehousing Institute names winners of 2001 awards
Dot-Com Layoffs Slow, But...
News  |  5/30/2001  | 
Cuts for 2001 already total 64,983, nearly 60% more than the grand total for last year
Cognos To Cut Jobs, Warns 1Q Revenue Will Be Flat
News  |  5/30/2001  | 
Cognos says 1Q revenue will be flat, plans layoffs.
Wireless One: Some Nasty Wireless Mistakes To Avoid
News  |  5/30/2001  | 
Don't let their small size fool you. Adding wireless access is easy to botch if you don't mind the details.
Kmart Unveils IT Improvement Plan
News  |  5/30/2001  | 
Kmart expands self-service checkout, use of handheld devices, and use of bar codes to track inventory.
IBM Joins Japanese Giants For Linux Development
News  |  5/30/2001  | 
IBM teams with Fujitsu, Hitachi and NEC to improve the development of Linux-based enterprise software.
Bertelsmann Gets Music-Locker Service For $30M
News  |  5/30/2001  | 
Online music-locker service myplay.com is the latest digital music company to be snatched up by a major label.
The Web Gets A New Friend
News  |  5/30/2001  | 
A French startup hopes its Frogans Layer technology will offer a simpler, fun alternative to the Web.
Acxiom, Cobalt, LogicLinc To Build E-CRM Package For Auto Industry
News  |  5/30/2001  | 
Acxiom, the Cobalt Group, and LogicLinc will build an E-CRM package called AutoMarket In.Sight for the automotive industry.
Motorola Tests Methods For Boosting Use Of Java In Mobile Devices
News  |  5/30/2001  | 
Motorola unveils initiatives aimed at strengthening use of Java in mobile devices.
Analyst: Intel's Itanium Chip Will Hurt Sun Most
News  |  5/30/2001  | 
Analyst says Sun Microsystems will lose share in the server market because of Intel's 64-bit Itanium chip.
Microsoft Upgrades Outlook Security
News  |  5/30/2001  | 
Stinging from repeated hacking attacks, Microsoft promises a more secure Outlook
HP, PricewaterhouseCoopers To Offer Aviation Industry Services
News  |  5/30/2001  | 
Hewlett-Packard, PricewaterhouseCoopers unveil plans for Aviation Solution Center, a joint venture that will offer services for aviation industry
Competition Stiffens, EMC Lays Off 4%
News  |  5/30/2001  | 
EMC Corp. will lay off around 1,100 people--4% of its workforce
Uncle Sam Rings Up $3.6B In Online Sales
News  |  5/29/2001  | 
U.S. government generates $3.6 billion in online sales.
Travelers Get 24-Hour Shopping At Web-Enabled Vending Machines
News  |  5/29/2001  | 
Travelers Get 24-Hour Shopping At Web-Enabled Vending Machines
Edgar Online's 'Free To Fee' Program Is Paying Off
News  |  5/29/2001  | 
Edgar Online finds new revenue stream with "Free to Fee" program.
Akamai Signs First Government Contracts
News  |  5/29/2001  | 
Deals with the Census Bureau, Government Printing Office and Voice of America could be Akamai's first step toward becoming the federal government's content delivery vendor of choice
Totality Enhances Site Management Services
News  |  5/29/2001  | 
Totality enhances ManageWare 2.0 E-business site-management and operations services.
EDS Buys 'Personal' Firewalls
News  |  5/29/2001  | 
EDS is putting firewall software from Zone Labs onto its employees' notebooks and remote PCs.
Watch Where You Use That Wingding
News  |  5/29/2001  | 
Psychologist studies E-mail users' use of fonts.
Monster Discrimination Suit Filed
News  |  5/25/2001  | 
Two former employees of the Web site Monstermoving.com are suing parent company TMP Worldwide Inc. in federal court, claiming sexual harassment and gender discrimination.
Microsoft Partners With Marathon Technologies
News  |  5/25/2001  | 
Microsoft still struggles to make Windows 2000 an always-on operating system. To help, the mighty software vendor next week will become an original equipment manufacturing partner of Marathon Technologies Corp.
Dole Uses Electronic Currency In Online Promotion
News  |  5/25/2001  | 
Dole begins online promotion by putting electronic currency on packages of Fruit Bowls
Vertical Networks Expands InstantOffice Systems
News  |  5/25/2001  | 
Vertical Networks launches larger model in its InstantOffice line of communications systems
E-Tickets Arrive At The Ballpark
News  |  5/25/2001  | 
Electronic system for tickets used by San Francisco Giants baseball team
The Internet In Space
News  |  5/25/2001  | 
A plan is filed with the Internet Engineering Task force to create a communication network in space.
Informatica Updates eSite Web Analytics Software
News  |  5/25/2001  | 
Informatica Corp. to release new version of eSite analytics software.
OnStar Wins Deal With Subaru
News  |  5/25/2001  | 
OnStar products to be installed in high-end models of Subaru Outbacks
Microsoft Warns Of Media-Player Vulnerability
News  |  5/25/2001  | 
Microsoft warns users of vulnerability in Media Player 6.4 and 7.0 that could let attackers run their code of choice.
WebMethods Gives No Timetable For EbXML Support
News  |  5/25/2001  | 
WebMethods Inc. still not committing to timetable for adding support for ebXML.
SupplySolution Upgrades Supply-Chain Product
News  |  5/25/2001  | 
SupplySolution Inc. upgrades its i-Supply product
Groups Seek To Block Orbitz Launch
News  |  5/25/2001  | 
Antitrust and consumer groups ask DOT to stop launch of Orbitz.
Itrezzo Software Adds Options To BlackBerry Users
News  |  5/25/2001  | 
Itrezzo Software Adds Options To BlackBerry Users
Military Site Offers Help With Services, Jobs Along With Living History
News  |  5/25/2001  | 
Military site offers help in obtaining services and jobs as well as stories and artwork.
Web Site To Offer Art Museum Tour For Disabled
News  |  5/24/2001  | 
Accessible Arts program at Wright State University is developing a Web site that offers the disabled a tour of the Dayton Art Institute.
Linens'n Things Names New CIO
News  |  5/24/2001  | 
Former Accenture associate partner Jeffrey Steinhorn becomes CIO and senior VP of Linens'n Things.
Why They Say Everything's Bigger in Texas
News  |  5/24/2001  | 
Giant hologram gets Austin, Texas, an entry in the record books
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