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August 25, 2004 by joetheblow
SOURCE: FORBES.com

Google: Bellwether Of The 'OO' Index
Dan Ackman, 08.19.04, 9:05 AM ET

NEW YORK - One of the reasons Google is successful is that it's fun to say. Google. That's fun. Even more fun than Yahoo!.

Now Google (nasdaq: GOOG - news - people ) will trade under the Nasdaq ticker 'GOOG,' which is fun as well. It's also unique. There are no other consonant-double-O-consonant tickers in the U.S. stock market. There is no 'BOOB', perhaps for good reason. There is no 'DOOD' or '...
August 25, 2004 by joetheblow
SOURCE: CNET NEWS.com

eBay looks to go local with Craigslist stake
Published: August 13, 2004, 1:56 PM PDT
By Jim Hu
Staff Writer, CNET News.com

eBay's announcement on Friday that it took a 25 percent stake in online classifieds site Craigslist illustrates how the Web's biggest players are putting a heavy focus on going local.

Craigslist, launched in 1995, is a bare-bones classifieds site for people looking for almost anything, such as apartments, dates or baseball tickets, in 45 ci...
August 25, 2004 by joetheblow
SOURCE: CNET NEWS.com

Security pro: Windows easier to 'own'
Published: August 13, 2004, 12:47 PM PDT
By Robert Lemos
Staff Writer, CNET News.com

Microsoft has been waiting for security researchers to say that its Windows operating system has a lower total cost of ownership. One finally has, but that's not good news.

On Friday, David Aitel, a noted security professional and managing director of vulnerability assessment firm Immunity, published a paper stating that "owning" a compute...
August 25, 2004 by joetheblow
SOURCE: CNET NEWS.com

Study: IT workers more optimistic
Published: August 13, 2004, 3:11 PM PDT
By Ed Frauenheim
Staff Writer, CNET News.com

Information technology workers in the United States are lifting their chins.

At least that's the conclusion of a recent study by staffing company Hudson, which found that IT workers had greater confidence in the employment market last month than they did in June. In addition, IT workers' optimism remained higher than that of U.S. workers overa...
August 23, 2004 by joetheblow
SOURCE: NY Times

Controversial Overtime Rules Take Effect
By STEVEN GREENHOUSE

Published: August 23, 2004


The Bush administration's new overtime rules go into effect today, but the Kerry campaign has already begun attacking the overhauled regulations, saying they will hurt millions of American workers.

Urging President Bush to scrap the rules, the Kerry campaign and organized labor say the regulations will exempt up to six million additional workers from receiving overtime pay by ...
August 23, 2004 by joetheblow
SOURCE: NY Times

Google's Offering Proves Stock Auctions Can Really Work
By FLOYD NORRIS

Published: August 23, 2004


It worked. Google's auction process, both criticized and feared on Wall Street, could have gone much more smoothly, and investors might yet regret putting money into a company that plans to go its own way regardless of what others think.

But the fact is that Google managed to go public at a very attractive valuation - many times higher, for example, than the price M...
August 21, 2004 by joetheblow
SOURCE: NYTIMES

An Oil Shock That Could Be an Economic Stimulus in Disguise
By EDUARDO PORTER

Published: August 21, 2004

How much will expensive oil hurt?

Over the last 30 years, the United States has been driven into recession three times by abrupt surges in the price of oil. As the price of crude has surged over the last two weeks, reaching new heights almost daily, some economists have begun to worry that the current "oil shock" will slam the brakes on the nation's economic expa...
August 20, 2004 by joetheblow
SOURCE: CNET NEWS.com

A billion PC users on the way
Published: August 2, 2004, 4:00 AM PDT
By Michael Kanellos
Staff Writer, CNET News.com

By the end of the decade, a billion people will be clicking away at computers, but generating a profit out of newly wired portions of the world is going to take a lot of work.

The number of PC users is expected to hit or exceed 1 billion by 2010, up from around 660 million to 670 million today, fueled primarily by new adopters in developing nati...
August 20, 2004 by joetheblow
SOURCE: CNET NEWS.com

Gartner: 'Steer away' from cheap Windows XP
Published: August 13, 2004, 11:02 AM PDT
By Aloysius Choong
Special to CNET News.com

Gartner has labeled Microsoft's upcoming version of Windows for developing countries as a product with good intent but poor execution.

In a report published this week, Gartner analysts Dion Wiggins and Martin Gilliland noted that missing features in the Windows XP Starter Edition would frustrate users and claimed that its limited sof...
August 20, 2004 by joetheblow
SOURCE: CNET NEWS.com

Drag-and-drop flaw mars Microsoft's latest update
Published: August 20, 2004, 1:04 PM PDT
By Robert Lemos
Staff Writer, CNET News.com

An independent researcher warned that an Internet Explorer vulnerability could turn drag-and-drop into drag-and-infect, even on computers updated with Microsoft's latest security patch.

The flaw affects the latest version of Internet Explorer running on Windows XP, even after the latest major update--known as Service Pack 2--is ...
August 20, 2004 by joetheblow
SOURCE: CNET NEWS.com

Offshoring: A view from both shores
June 29, 2004, 5:51 AM PT
By Ed Frauenheim
Staff Writer, CNET News.com

Vivek Paul occupies a unique vantage point in the controversy roiling the technology industry over offshore outsourcing.
An American citizen, Paul also is a native of India and chief executive officer of Wipro Technologies, one of that country's largest IT service companies. Many American techies are increasingly bitter about the pickup in the stream of I...
August 19, 2004 by joetheblow
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August 15, 2004 by joetheblow
SOURCE: CNET NEWS.com

The spyware inferno
August 13, 2004, 10:00 AM PT
By Sharon Wienbar

The proliferation of advertising programs on the PC is called by many names--most of which involve unprintable language.

To the Slashdot crowd, it's spyware and its authors should be burned at the stake. Some in Congress call it "cyber trespass" and want to outlaw specific "deceptive practices." To Claria, the biggest company in the niche, it's extraordinarily profitable to the tune of $90 mill...
August 13, 2004 by joetheblow
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August 13, 2004 by joetheblow
SOURCE: NY Times

An Online Supplier for Your Desktop Cineplex
By TIM GNATEK

Published: August 12, 2004

GOING to the movies these days may simply involve a trip to your desktop, as video-on-demand Internet movie services help turn personal computers into multiscreen cineplexes.

A technological step beyond video rentals and pay-per-view cable movie channels, these online movie services provide a legal and reliable way to download and stream thousands of films, from recently released ...