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Articles by W. David Gardner
posted in February 2005
Battle lines are hardening between interests for and against software patents in Europe. Meanwhile, demonstrators took to the streets in Brussels to protest against software patents.
Christie's New York auction house is offering more than 200 papers from the early days of computing. The collection spans the seminal work of England's Charles Babbage up to, and including, papers concerning the origins of the Internet.
The much-maligned "Era of Carly Fiorina" at Hewlett-Packard wasn't all bad. She leaves behind what is considered the biggest outsourcing contract of all with Procter & Gamble--which is expected to continue producing big dividends for both companies.
Microsoft denies a story in a Danish newspaper that claims chairman Bill Gates threatened to move 800 jobs out of Denmark if the country opposed a recent patent directive.
With many corporate contracts up for grab, companies may find a short-term window in which to pressure AT&T and MCI on pricing and discounts.
The Costa Rican outsourcing industry is preparing to step up its emerging IT expertise, as it builds on some existing successful outsourcing contracts while struggling with the agonies of moving rapidly out of Third World-country status.
Peer-to-peer Internet-phoning company Skype Technologies is teaming up with a PDA manufacturer to introduce a device that will offer users a combination of wireless-calling options, including Wi-Fi, GSM, and GPRS.
RSA Security is preparing to deliver a powerful authentication solution for the small to medium-sized business market. Called the RSA SecurIDR Appliance, the two-factor authentication appliance will be formally announced Thursday.
The two companies still need shareholder approval and will have to deal with a new set of issues, including handset swap-outs, billing integration, and fixing incompatible interfaces.
The game of football hasn't changed much in decades, but the influence of technology on Sunday's Super Bowl game will be on display, as companies hawking and using technology jockey for their place in the Jacksonville sun.
A lawyer, who has signed on to represent a Harvard student being sued by Apple Computer, said he will seek to dismiss the case on First Amendment free-speech grounds within two weeks.
Just hours after Bill Gates met with members of the EU Parliament in Brussels, they delivered a stinging rebuke, Wednesday night, to Microsoft's European software-patent policy and voted to restart the legislative process on patents.
The Microsoft chair's visit comes as the company lobbies the European Parliament to pass a controversial proposal to legalize software patents.