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  • Microsoft Creates New Antispam Group

    A week after filing 15 lawsuits against alleged junk e-mailers, Microsoft said Tuesday it has created a specialized group of researchers and programmers to develop new technological tools to fight spam. (See story.)

  • Group Seeks To Simplify Home Networking

    In the latest effort to simplify home networking, some leading high-tech companies formed a working group Tuesday with the aim of making music players, televisions, computers, video cameras and other devices cooperate better.

  • Fourth-Quarter Loss Narrows for Palm

    Buoyed by sales of new products, handheld computer maker Palm Inc. on Tuesday posted a much narrower fourth-quarter loss than Wall Street had expected.

  • IBM Sees 'Butler In Dashboard' Future

    A driver of the future - the near future, IBM says - will be able to dictate and send e-mails, get spoken directions to a restaurant, even play a game of "Name That Tune" with his onboard computer.

  • Microsoft Turns Focus On Privacy

    Since Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates sent a memo 18 months ago urging the company to focus on making its software trustworthy, the company has devoted developers and money to security in its software products.

  • Bankers Disagree On Basel II Steps

    In a rare display of public disharmony, two banking industry executives disagreed in congressional hearings last week over steps the Federal Reserve should take to control operational risk. The Fed has proposed that banks measure operational risk, which covers risk of loss from fraud, acts of God, computer glitches, and negligence, for each line of business and set aside capital to cover their total exposure.

  • Ellison Predicts PeopleSoft Will Take Bid

    Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison on Tuesday predicted rival business software maker PeopleSoft Inc. eventually will embrace his hostile takeover bid, although he didn't rule out the possibility of sweetening the $6.3 billion offer for a second time.

  • GEAC Buying Comshare

    Enterprise application vendor GEAC Computer is buying Comshare Inc., a developer of financial-planning, budgeting, and forecasting apps, in a deal valued at $52 million. GEAC plans to combine Comshare's software with its own to strengthen its business-performance management product line.

  • Vendors Offer Security On The Go

    As business managers spend more time on the road, the challenge of managing the growing number of remote workers accessing the corporate network becomes more difficult. Networking vendors are responding with a variety of products that promise to make it easier to manage employees working outside their offices and to ensure that data traveling to and from remote locations remains secure.

  • Supply Chain Software Sales Drop 20.5 Percent

    The market for software that automates business activities between buyers and suppliers declined 20.5 percent last year, with sales to companies building trading hubs taking the biggest hit, a market research firm said Monday.

  • Apple Unveils 64-Bit Desktop

    Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the company's next-generation desktop based on the long-awaited G5 microprocessor Monday and previewed the next version of its OS X operating system.

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