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Oracle Q1 Software Sales Soar

Oracle's first-quarter software sales soared some 35 percent -- the largest year-over-year gain since the dot-com boom -- helping propel it past forecasts and prompting executives to declare that the company is gaining on rivals such as IBM and SAP. Oracle said it earned $840 million, or 16 cents pe...

British Record Industry Wants ISPs to Cut Off File Sharers

Ratcheting up in its ongoing campaign against illegal file sharing, the British Phonographic Industry on Monday sent a letter to Internet service providers Tiscali and Cable & Wireless requesting that they suspend 59 Internet accounts used for the purpose. Until now, the BPI has concentrated its...

E-BUSINESS SPECIAL REPORT

Colts, Patriots Share Game Plan for Web Blitz

On Sunday, the Indianapolis Colts, the team with one of the most potent offenses in the history of the National Football League, will face off against defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots, ending a week's worth of hype and predictions. As the game unfolds on the field, the owners of bo...

UK Broadband Pricing Adjustment: Competition or Crisis?

A mandated price cut in so-called local loop unbundling in the UK, a requirement for UK providers to offer broadband service, and an allowed price increase for wholesale broadband products has two sides arguing the move will either boost broadband adoption and competition, or kill off all but the bi...

Web Site Hackerproofing 101

In recent weeks, high-profile arrests of hackers and malware authors have trained a spotlight on the sometimes-shadowy underworld of computer crime. The Internet may seem like a more dangerous place than ever before, but by taking some basic steps beyond the obvious ones of installing firewalls and ...

TECHNOLOGY SPECIAL REPORT

Profile of the Superworm: SoBig.E Exposed

The SoBig.E worm, released two months ago on the Internet, continues to spread among unprotected computers. Some Internet security analysts fear that this latest variant of the SoBig family -- much like future variants of the new Microsoft Blaster worm that began to proliferate early this week -- wi...

TECHNOLOGY SPECIAL REPORT

The New World of Global Internet Expansion

Last year, the growth of the Internet backbone slowed dramatically as network providers around the globe, including KPNQwest, Carrier1 and Energis, reduced bandwidth capacity and, in some cases, brought down certain data pipelines altogether. Since the birth of the Web browser, international Interne...

Is VeriSign Spread Too Thin?

When VeriSign launched in 1995, it touted itself as being the "only company focused 100 percent on digital authentication products and services." But since 2000, the company has ventured into several new markets. Recent earnings reports seem to indicate that VeriSign could be spread too thin, but...

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