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Gates Bucks Trend, Backs the PC

Beset with legal and morale problems at home, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates laid out his vision for the company on the other side of the world on Tuesday, a vision that -- with its emphasis on the personal computer -- bucks conventional high-tech wisdom.

Americans Turning to the Net for News

A new survey shows that an increasing number of Americans, particularly those who are interested in financial matters, are turning to the Internet for news and information.

The Microsoft Ruling: So What?

As news of Wednesday's judicial decision to break up Microsoft Corp. (NYSE: MSN) continues to reverberate through the high-tech world, many analysts and observers are wondering what all of the ballyhoo is about.

Microsoft Ruling Imminent

Microsoft attorneys got in the last word Tuesday as they filed their final response to the U.S. government's breakup plan, clearing the way for a ruling that is expected Wednesday afternoon.

U.S. E-Commerce Sets New Record

The information technology (IT) industry is the number one driving force in the runaway American economy, according to studies by the U.S. government and the Center for Research on Electronic Commerce at the University of Texas, Austin.

U.S. and EU Near Net Privacy Accord

The European Union (EU) has agreed to allow American businesses to self-regulate the safeguarding of personal information collected about European consumers over the Internet.

‘Top 10 List’ Reveals Internet Security Flaws

In an effort to help thwart attacks by the Internet's equivalent of petty thieves, the Systems Administration, Networking and Security Institute (SANS) has published a "Top 10 List" of the most popular ways hackers gain illegal access to network servers and computer systems.

California Inches Toward Internet Tax

The California Assembly narrowly approved an Internet tax measure Tuesday that could bring millions of dollars (US$) to what is arguably the leading high-tech state in the U.S. The bill now moves to the state Senate.

Gateway Internet Products Bypass Intel, Windows

Taking what some observers see as another step into the much-predicted "post-PC world," Gateway (NYSE: GTW) and America Online (NYSE: AOL) announced plans Tuesday for a new "Internet appliance" that uses neither an Intel microprocessor nor Microsoft software.

AT&T/MediaOne Merger Clears DOJ Hurdle

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has cleared the way for AT&T (NYSE: T) and MediaOne (NYSE: UMG) to merge if the two companies sell their interests in Road Runner, the country's second largest cable Internet service.

AT&T/MediaOne Merger Clears DOJ Hurdle

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has cleared the way for AT&T (NYSE: T) and MediaOne (NYSE: UMG) to merge if the two companies sell their interests in Road Runner, the country's second largest cable Internet service.

AT&T/MediaOne Merger Clears DOJ Hurdle

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has cleared the way for AT&T (NYSE: T) and MediaOne (NYSE: UMG) to merge if the two companies sell their interests in Road Runner, the country's second largest cable Internet service.

High-Tech CEOs Applaud China Trade Vote

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 237-197 Wednesday to grant China permanent normal trade relations, drawing plaudits from high-tech CEOs, unions and trade organizations.

Microsoft, Time Warner Unveil E-Book Deals

Further solidifying what has traditionally been an uncertain niche for major players, Microsoft and Time Warner announced separate digital book publishing deals Tuesday.

Study: Dot-Com Shakeout Gripping UK

A new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers indicates that 25 of the 28 UK Internet firms it studied are likely to run out of cash within 15 months, with some burning out much sooner.

Georgia Provides High-Speed Internet to Rural Areas

Just months after a Georgia town announced that it would provide free Internet access to its citizens for at least a year, state Governor Roy Barnes and Bell South Corp. (NYSE: BLS) have unveiled an initiative to bring high-speed Internet access to residents in all reaches of the state.

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