CRN Channel News

  • Police, Feds GoBook-It To Max
    When a letter believed to contain billions of anthrax spores was opened last fall in Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle's office, the Capitol police officers who responded to the scene were equipped with rugged wireless notebooks from Itronix.
  • Sun's Stroud Speaks
    Outgoing Sun Microsystems channel chief Gary Grimes delivers a heartfelt acceptance speech as he picks up his 2004 VARBusiness Lifetime Achievement Award during the ARC awards dinner at XChange '04 held at the Sheraton Chicago. His successor, Greg Stroud, a 22-year Sun veteran, meanwhile, says he will enlist more partners to expand Sun's channel presence.
  • Court: Grokster, StreamCast Not Liable
    Grokster Ltd. and StreamCast Networks Inc. are not legally responsible for the swapping of copyright content through their file-sharing software, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.
  • Apple Recalls Batteries In G4 Laptops
    Apple recalled the batteries used in 15-inch PowerBook G4 computers, due to an internal short that can cause the batteries to overheat and pose a fire hazard to consumers.
  • Microsoft Recommends Throttling Back SUS For SP2
    Microsoft offers advice for enterprises relying on Software Update Services to prevent network slowdowns and server bottlenecks as they update thousands of PCs to Windows XP Service Pack 2.
  • Google Shares Surge in Market Debut
    Shares of Google Inc. surged nearly 22 percent in their market debut Thursday, the culmination of a unique and bumpy initial stock offering for the 6-year-old dot-com dreamed up in a college dorm room.
  • Google Shares Expected To Trade Shortly
    Shares of Google Inc. were expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market on Thursday, the culmination of a unique and highly public initial stock offering for the 6-year-old dot-com dreamed up in a garage.
  • Sun's Picture A Little Cloudy
    Citigroup Smith Barney is advising investors to be cautious when looking at Sun Microsystems, which is tinkering with its business and product strategies.
  • Google's Hot IPO Cools As Share Price Gets Cut
    In a sign that Google's initial public offering will not be as hot or big as expected, the Internet search giant slashed its estimated per-share price range and reduced the number of shares to be sold by insiders.
  • <i>CRN</i> Monthly Technology Spending Outlook, August 2004
    Solution providers' near-term sales expectations in the small- and midsize-business market fell in July compared with June, continuing a decline from record-high levels in May. Yet overall channel sales expectations remain strong by historical standards, especially in the notebook category. The overall spending expectations index dipped to 92 in July, below June's mark of 106 as well as the May 2000 baseline index of 100. By comparison, the index stood at 63 in July 2003.
  • Sun And Microsoft Channel Chiefs Presented Top ARC Awards
    Gary Grimes, Sun Microsystems' outgoing vice president of U.S. partner management and sales, was presented with the 2004 VARBusiness Lifetime Achievement Award, while Microsoft's Allison Watson, vice president of worldwide partner sales and marketing group, was named Channel Executive of the Year Tuesday night at the gala 2004 VARBusiness Annual Report Card (ARC) awards dinner in Chicago.