Smart phones using the 3G (third generation) wireless networks for higher-speed data transfer will be able to send and retrieve email, play music and perhaps videos, and display calendar information. Several tools and development platforms for programmers to design software for smart phones emerged at the 3GSM World Conference in Cannes this week.
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"We must be ever vigilant against the evisceration of Constitutional rights"
Linux vendor Red Hat Inc. on Monday updated its Red Hat Linux operating systems for consumer PCs and for business workstations and servers. Both operating systems use the Linux 2.4.7 kernel and the GNOME 1.4 desktop environment. Red Hat also announced pricing for its upcoming Red Hat Embedded Linux Developer Suite, setting the price at US$2,500.
"Microsoft just basically gets away with murder"
Profitability is a key focus
Microsoft's current conduct described as "troubling"
Flaw potentially bares server directories and e-mail to prying eyes
Media players incorporate digital rights management features
Browser will use features from Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P)
Deal calls for eBay to support Microsoft's .NET
Amid a selloff on the broader market, LoudCloud, the e-commerce hosting and site development company founded by Marc Andreessen, went public Friday with an initial public stock offering of somewhat lower valuation than previously expected.
Not concerned about losing non-paying customers
Internet companies won't be given special dispensations when blackouts are ordered
Resource Centre includes a procurement site with a global online exchange
Ad slowdown will result in a more thoughtful, more cost benefit-oriented approach