Stories by James Niccolai

Apple, RealNetworks partner on Web streaming

RealNetworks will license technology from Apple Computer for streaming audio and video content over the Web, and support Apple's QuickTime format in its RealServer 8 software product, the companies announced this week.

Gates Pledges Victory on Appeal

Microsoft Corp. Chairman and Chief Software
Architect Bill Gates said he is confident that his company will prevail in its
appeal against a U.S. District Court ruling today that the software maker be
split into two parts.

Yet another Melissa-like virus makes the rounds

Antivirus software vendors warned yesterday that yet another variant of the Melissa computer virus is making the rounds. Dubbed "Killer Resume", the virus surfaced yesterday morning and has already shown up at 10 large US businesses, according to antivirus software vendor

Apple pushes back retail release of Mac OS X

The retail version of Apple's new operating system may be six months behind schedule, but that didn't stop chief executive officer Steve Jobs from singing its praises on the opening day of the company's annual developer conference.

Glitzy Webby Awards show honours top sites

Top Web sites were honored on Friday at the Webby Awards ceremony, a lavish event that is fast earning itself a reputation as "the Oscars of the Internet."

Microsoft Lawyer Defends MS Remedy Proposal

Microsoft Corp.'s lead counsel said his company has offered to make "very considerable concessions" to resolve its antitrust case with the U.S. government. He argued that alternative remedies proposed by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) would have devastating consequences for consumers and the software industry.

Lotus Software Chief resigns

The head of Lotus Development's software development efforts resigned unexpectedly on Thursday, along with a senior executive with the IBM subsidiary's worldwide sales force, a Lotus spokesman confirmed on Friday.

Chief Yahoo Sees Broadcasting in the Net's Future

As the Internet and the broadcasting industry head for convergence, Yahoo Inc. is stepping up its efforts to provide audio and video content through the company's network of Web portals around the world, Jerry Yang, the company's cofounder and self-styled "chief Yahoo," said here today.

Oracle Gears Up for Wireless Challenge

Oracle, a subsidiary of Oracle Corp. that was spun off from the database giant in February, is gearing up for an assault on the wireless Internet market.

AOL Class-Action Suits Pile Up

America Online Inc. (AOL) has been slapped with two more class-action lawsuits. The lawsuits allege that the latest version of AOL's Internet software makes changes to customers' PCs that make it hard, if not impossible, for them to connect to alternative ISPs (Internet service providers).