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posted in August 2006
The Dutch owner is positioning the new entry as a "no-nonsense" Web site that will enable buyers and sellers to conduct business "at a fraction of existing auction website charges." The reference is to eBay, which recently raised its fees for sellers.
AT&T is no longer fighting free municipality Wi-Fi. Instead it's joining an Illinois city to deploy a 25-square-mile system.
The FBI demonstrates its 659 million-record Investigative Data Warehouse and boasts about its speed.
The QSC1100 will double talk time while doubling network capacity, the vendor says.
The 802.16e network deployment is under way, with initial operations to begin in the capital city of Accra.
While Nokia Siemens Networks will primarily address Europe from its Helsinki, Finland, headquarters, it will establish operations in most major regions of the world. It's scheduled to begin formal operations by the first of January 2007.
AT&T says it intends "to vigorously pursue these individuals who, through fraud, have attempted to obtain unauthorized access to customer information."
EMachines founder Lap Shun (John) Hui has a case of seller's remorse and is making an aggressive bid to regain control of his former company.
Seeking to replicate his U.S. success in China, Brad Greenspan has lined up partnerships with Chinese companies and is hoping to purchase more players.
An unconventional thinker equipped with a feisty personality, Norris built CDC into a $5 billion company while pursuing social goals and going after IBM on anti-trust grounds.
The Sansa e280 has a $249.99 price tag and is positioned to take on the red-hot iPod nano.
Some are calling for sellers to strike in the U.S. and Australia this week. Sellers in the U.K. went on strike last week.
The cancellation of Boeing's Connexion in-flight Internet service could leave travelers left to choose from among less expensive, but relatively low-tech replacement services, like text messaging and e-mail access.
AOL says there's gold buried on a big-time spammer family's property and it wants to dig it up. The family says AOL is nuts.
A new feature that's been added to MNM's Intelligent Routing suite automatically switches data between networks when users move around.
Indian companies in particular are investing in remote infrastructure management, onshore data centers, and tools to automate application development and maintenance processes.
The PC business segment that IBM began has done a complete flip--IBM has handed off its PC operations to a Chinese company, and today it's Microsoft, not IBM, sitting in the leader's seat. Here's one view of how IBM jumped into the PC market, and how Microsoft got involved.
India-based i-flex is majority-owned by Oracle, which is putting up $125 million to fund the deal.
The survey, conducted by the Independent Oracle Users Group, found that most open-source usage was at the edge of enterprise applications--such as Web servers or single-function servers.
While the fate of customer accounts is unknown, the company faces a $4.5 billion penalty imposed by the U.S. government.
The "Search Suggestions" feature calls for user-submitted recommendations for connecting products to specific keywords.
The oversized van is equipped with several PCs for users to communicate with celebrities, and it's all about proving the concept of mobile Wi-Fi.
Bloggers helped push challenger Ned Lamont into the spotlight. And Sen. Joseph Lieberman's Web site went down a few hours before the election--an outage he blamed on his opponents.
The Debian-based desktop combines open source code with some proprietary drivers, codecs, and applications.
Cell phone users will be able to make Internet calls via their Skype accounts.
The two will work with the GetHuman project, which has established a database of secret phone numbers and codes that enable callers to skip directly to a human when they call customer service.
Wikia Inc. has formally launched World Wikia, a free, editable worldwide travel guide launched under the guidance of Wikipedia founder and chairman Jimmy Wales.
An Accenture report shows nearly half of those polled have switched at least one service provider in the last year.
The high-speed service features average download speeds of 450 to 800 Kbps and average upload speeds of 300 to 400 Kbps, bringing the Sprint service into competition with DSL technology.
The Bay State's plan to require OpenDocument Format software, a decision fought by Microsoft, depends on the passage of a bond bill, which will enable the IT department to apply for federal funds.
It could be a seasonal thing, but online recruitment declined sharply in July, according to a tally from the Monster Employment Index.
Input cited recently government actions that will contribute to the growth including the Health Information Technology Promotion Act of 2006.
The service is scheduled to be available to Google AdWords' customers in the fourth quarter.
Gov. Donald L. Carcieri has provided a $200,000 grant to install a base station in rural Foster. That station, in turn, will connect to base stations already installed in Providence and Newport.
The Mac network, dubbed Bostonopen.net, offers access to mobile Mac users for $15 a month.