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February 3, 2009 by

Is it possible to build a $20 laptop?

The unveiling of the $20 laptop-the result of a major project involving the government, universities and the private sector in India-so far hasn't done much to clear up the mystery surrounding the ultra-inexpensive notebook. All we really know about the device is that it will have a low-power chip (it consumes about 2 watts), 2GB of memory, and Ethernet and WiFi connectivity.

November 4, 2008 by

And the data loss goes on...

This time it's a memory stick lost by Atos Origin with usernames and passwords for the government Gateway site.According to the Financial Times, the stick was encrypted, and turned up fairly soon after being lost:"It emerged on Saturday night that ministers ordered the temporary shut-down of the [Gateway] site after the loss was reported, although the memory stick was subsequently discovered in a pub car park in Staffordshire where the company is based," wrote the FT.

November 9, 2004 by

SOA in the Loop

Speaking of cities and SOA (see Britton's posting below), here's a literal example. BEA Systems just announced it has signed on the city government of Chicago to implement a citywide "service-oriented architecture.

February 26, 2004 by

New York, Chicago, Philadelphia are commuter's nightmare

Getting to work in New York, Chicago or Philadelphia takes longer than average, according to the latest US Government census information. Los Angeles is 4th worst city in the United States to commute, with Texas giants - Houston and Dallas splitting the 5th place.

May 20, 2002 by

Net travel site Orbitz files for IPO

Orbitz, a controversial online travel site founded by the nation's largest airlines, filed paperwork Monday for an initial public offering to raise $125 million from the sale of stock. The Chicago-based company did not say how many shares would be offered or at what price they would be offered. The money-losing company hopes to trade under the ticker symbol "ORBZ." Orbitz said it would use the money raised in the IPO to acquire other businesses or develop new products and technologies, though it stated that it had no immediate plans for acquisitions. Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse First Boston, Legg Mason Wood Walker, and Thomas Weisel Partners will underwrite the IPO. The filing comes as the inspector general of the Transportation Department reviews Orbitz's business practices--the second time the company has come under government scrutiny since its founding in 2000. The U.S. Department of Transportation, Inspector General Ken Meade and the Senate Commerce Committee determined last year that Orbitz did not violate antitrust regulations at the time, allowing the company to proceed with business plans. The inspector opened a second review April 1, and has 90 days to issue his own findings on whether Orbitz is exploiting any unfair advantages. --Rachel Konrad, Special to ZDNet News

April 3, 2002 by

Trust Digital encrypts handheld data

Applied Technologies subsidiary Trust Digital on Wednesday announced a new product to secure data stored on the memory cards used by handheld devices. By encrypting the data stored on memory cards, such as the IBM Microdrive, the company's PDASecure protects the information from theft. The software works on laptops, handhelds, digital cameras and MP3 players. Trust Digital envisions selling the product to government agencies to protect sensitive data and to hospitals to secure medical records kept on handhelds. --Robert Lemos, Special to ZDNet News

March 25, 2000 by

Microsoft offer considered inadequate

WASHINGTON -- Skeptical government lawyers consider an 11th-hour offer from Microsoft Corp. (msft) to settle its antitrust trial so inadequate in important areas that there were no immediate plans to resume negotiations in Chicago, people close to the case said Saturday.

November 25, 1999 by

Report: Microsoft talks set for Tuesday

The government and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) have reportedly been summoned to Chicago on Tuesday for their first round of settlement talks under Judge Richard Posner, who was appointed as a mediator.

August 9, 1998 by

U.S. still not prepared for cybercrime

CHICAGO - The back-alley talk was gloomy here at the 13th Annual International Symposium on Criminal Justice Issues.The upshot: It's going to take a major high-tech disaster to shake up corporate and government officials enough to work together in fighting high-tech crime.

April 19, 1998 by

Internet sites honored

CHICAGO -- The Third Annual Global Information Infrastructure Awards were all about connecting.Connecting citizens to their government, investors to their stock portfolios, and sick children to those who share their woes.

July 25, 1996 by

Vertisoft in US courts over software claims

Fresh from announcing that it is to be acquired by Quarterdeck, Vertisoft Systems is going to court in the US over marketing claims regarding its own key product and that of its rival, CyberMedia. The move follows on the heels of another software maker, Syncronys, being forced to revise advertisements for its SoftRAM memory manager after a US government body enquiry.


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