Stories by Michael Meehan

3Com makes enterprise networking play

With new software to aggregate gigabit switches, a more fault-tolerant LAN core switch, and advanced redundancy features for mission-critical applications, 3Com yesterday jumped back into the enterprise networking market.

Microsoft temporarily halts IE 5.5 downloads

Microsoft Corp. this week temporarily halted downloads of Internet Explorer 5.5 and a companion set of Internet tools from its Web site, before again making the software available this afternoon.

Name Your Problem at Priceline

William Shatner's offbeat commercials for took the site where no online auctioneer had gone before, but the company's stock has fallen from a high of $165 to less than $6 per share - a cautionary tale for would-be electronic retailers, say analysts.

Corel Scores Financing Deal with Unnamed Investor

After announcing it will eliminate 139 jobs in Ireland as part of a $US40 million cost-cutting program, software developer Corel Corp. announced an unnamed investor could purchase up to 14.7 million shares of the company over the next two years.

GE launches giant B2B marketplace

Expecting "tens of millions of dollars" in transactions before the end of the calendar year, General Electric's Global Exchange Services division has unveiled a business-to-business Internet marketplace available to all of GE's 100,000 trading partners.