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  • Q&A: Microsoft’s Jeff Raikes On Office 2003

    True to fashion, Microsoft is spending big -- plunking a whopping $150 million into the marketing and development of the new Office System. The executive charged with seeing it all come together is Jeff Raikes, a longtime Microsoft official and group vice president of productivity and business services. He recently agreed to speak with VARBusiness senior writer Carolyn A. April about his goals for Office System and the opportunity he sees for partners.

  • Firm Developing Video That Doesn't Need A Monitor To Display

    A tiny start-up founded by Chad Dyner, a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab, is working on a device that projects a two-dimensional video image into thin air. The picture simply floats in front of the viewer, and doesn't require special lenses to see.

  • IBM Cuts 200 Software Jobs

    IBM is cutting about 200 jobs in its software division as part of an effort to streamline operations.

  • Can You Hear Him Now?

    While the wireless industry boasted perhaps a tad too much a few years ago about the changes it would bring to the communications market, it is, nonetheless, a "killer product" that will totally replace wired communications, says John D. Zeglis, chairman and CEO at AT&T Wireless. In his keynote address to Comdex attendees on Nov.

  • New FedEx Institute Is Looking For VARs

    When it comes to technology research hotbeds, Carnegie Mellon, MIT and Stanford are among the first to come to mind. But after five years of planning, FedEx is looking to add a new institution to the mix: the University of Memphis.

  • Gates Sets Schedule For Security Improvements

    Businesses should see a 180-degree improvement in the security of their Windows software environments within eight months, according to Microsoft's chairman and chief software architect, Bill Gates.

  • HP Still Building Direct Efforts

    Hewlett-Packard isn't done building out its direct capabilities, according to executives who spoke on the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company's quarterly earnings call.