And also today (04-August-2001), for the record...
Here, in brief, are some of the day's other stories.
New Vaios Sony has updated its Vaio range of notebooks with two new models aimed at the corporate market: the VAIO GR170K and GR150K. Both weighing 5. ...more
Qualcomm takes Eudora open source
Qualcomm has announced that its veteran email client, Eudora, is going open source. The company will work with the Mozilla Foundation to develop new software based on Mozilla's Thunderbird client.
As a result future versions of Eudora will be free and the final commercial versions of the current Eudora products for Windows and Mac have been released today at a reduced price of $19. ...more
Microsoft spotlights HD DVD at tech show
Microsoft has been banging the HD DVD drum at its Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) 2006 in Seattle. With the likes of Sony, Samsung, Philips and Apple lined up behind Blu-ray as the next-generation of optical disc technology to replace DVDs, Microsoft - along with NEC and Intel is backing the Toshiba-driven rival format.
At the conference, Microsoft trumpeted the various PC manufacturers, independent hardware vendors (IHVs) and independent software vendors (ISVs) that are lining up under the HD DVD banner with their products. ...more
China in Microsoft's hands
China has officially signed up to participate in Microsoft's Government Security Program (GSP).
This is a program that provides government bodies with controlled access to Windows source code. It was launched early in the New Year - Microsoft moves to open government Windows. ...more
Blackberry patent battle re-opens with allegations of old technology
The appeal by RIM opened in the US with the company's lawyers telling the court that the patent that the company is alleged to have infringed is based on 'old technology'.
RIM's lawyers went on to tell the three judge U.S. ...more