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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.

November 9, 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.

February 26, 2004 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

May 20, 2002 by

Will Palm score a Michael Jordan edition?

2:00 PM PT The creators of the Claudia Schiffer-edition PDA are preparing to do it again for the former Chicago Bull, who will receive at least $3.5 million over three years.

January 27, 2001

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.

March 25, 2000 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.

November 25, 1999 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.

August 9, 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.

April 19, 1998 by

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