A bill expected to be introduced in the US Senate early next year is being promoted to encourage the expansion of broadband internet access by making more broadcast spectrum available to devices that incorporate new technologies such as Wi-Fi .
Stories by Gretel Johnston
Open source software advocates have concluded that a leaked Microsoft Corp. memorandum detailing a survey it conducted of IT professionals on their views of open source software shows that Microsoft's public relations tactics on open source are failing and, to win out against the software giant, open source software advocates just have to "stay the course."
Sun Microsystems might lay off up to 8000 people later this week after it reports earnings, analysts at Merrill Lynch & Co and Sanford C Bernstein & Co report.
As if the strain that spam and email alerts are putting on in-boxes weren't enough already, expect even more in the coming years as the overall number of email messages doubles from 31 billion a day now to 60 billion a day by 2006, market researcher IDC predicts.
Microsoft has opened key components of Windows by making 289 APIs (application programming interfaces) available for free at the Microsoft Developer Network website, as the company takes steps to comply with the proposed antitrust settlement with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and nine states.
Netscape is once again being clobbered by rival browser Internet Explorer (IE) and now has an estimated market share of 3.4%, says internet researcher WebSideStory.