Archive of October 2003

NY Times: Microsoft and Google: Partners or Rivals?

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30 – Wall Street is not the only one wooing Google. Microsoft is as well. Google, the highflying Silicon Valley Web search company, recently began holding meetings with bankers in preparation for its highly anticipated initial public offering as it was still engaged in meetings of another kind: exploring a partnership or […]

Forbes: New Treo Has Problems, But Also Possibilities

PalmOne’s new Handspring Treo 600 has almost convinced me it’s possible to merge a personal digital assistant with a mobile phone, after years of rejecting clunky hybrid “communicators” that did many things and did them all badly. The Treo 600 is too expensive, with a list price of $599, and has a minuscule keyboard that […]

Washington Post: Support Sector Beckons to Dell

Inside Building No. 7 here at Dell Inc.’s main campus north of Austin, the giant computer maker is plotting to do for the corporate help desk what it did to dominate the personal computer business. That’s where Jan Uhrich, Dell’s vice president of enterprise support services, is supervising construction of what she envisions to be […]

Yahoo: Wireless Gets The Priciest Plugs

If you’re standing in a remote cornfield, Verizon Wireless (news – web sites) wants you to know its phone works well there. If touchy feely is your thing, AT&T Wireless wants you to “reach out” with its phone. Sleek and sexy T-Mobile USA, by the way, wants to slip its phone into your back pocket. […]

News Factor: On the Road to a Great I.T. Career

You just turned 22 years old, your mom framed your computer science degree and hung it on your bedroom wall, and your future has never looked brighter. So what is the next professional step for a young man or woman just entering I.T.? Three experts — an outplacement specialist, a military and logistics analyst and […]

Gateway Has Customers Covered With Launch of Two-Hour Response Service for Enterprise Systems Products

Working With IBM Global Services Gives Gateway Ability to Reach Any Business Within 50 Mile Radius of 68 Metro Locations Gateway customers can now get on-site technical support for their servers in less time than it takes to reformat a hard drive. Gateway, Inc. today launches two-hour response service(1) for the company’s entire enterprise systems […]

PC World: Microsoft Launches Voice Command

Microsoft plans to release its Voice Command software for personal digital assistants and cell phones Monday, November 3, the company said Wednesday. Microsoft Voice Command will allow users to issue voice-activated commands to dial contacts or check appointments on their calendars The application is designed to work with Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 2003 PDA operating system […]

News Factor: Windows Messenger Goes Dark

Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) announced that it will disable its Windows Messenger service and activate the Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) in the Windows XP Service Pack 2 upgrade due in the first half of 2004. “Microsoft is committed to making Windows more secure,” Amy Carroll, director of product management for Microsoft’s Security Business Unit, told NewsFactor. […]