Stories by Marc Ferranti

Jupiter: Subscriptions to Drive Net Music

NEW YORK (07/24/2000) - Even though the major music labels have not yet jumped
wholeheartedly into Internet music distribution, online-related U.S. music
sales will grow to be a US$5.4 billion business by 2005, according to a study
released by market researcher Jupiter Communications Inc. Monday at its Plug.In
industry conference.

Microsoft, Apple Join in Games Company

NEW YORK (07/19/2000) - Microsoft Corp. and Apple Computer Inc. are forming a
new games company, primarily to port Windows-based games to the Macintosh,
according to officials here at Macworld Wednesday.

Microsoft to Ship Office 2001 for Mac in October

Microsoft Corp. took advantage of the annual Macworld show here to announce that its Office 2001 Macintosh Edition, now in beta testing, will be released in October. Designed to have a more Mac-like look and feel, the new version of Office also works better with other Mac software applications, according to company officials.

Jobs Announces New Power Macs, iMacs, G4 Cubes

Apple Computer Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs on Wednesday announced that the company is releasing dual-processor PowerMac G4s and a new series of iMacs, two of which are priced below US$1,000. Jobs also announced an Apple first: a desktop machine in the form of an 8-inch cube, dubbed the PowerMac G4 Cube.

CA Shares in Free Fall in Wake of Profit Warning

NEW YORK (07/05/2000) - Computer Associates International Inc. (CA) shares
plummeted Wednesday, losing more than 40 percent of their value by mid-day, in
the wake of a company warning on Monday that results for the first quarter of
2000 will not match forecast estimates.

FCC Paves Way for SBC Long Distance Offering

U.S.-based telecommunications powerhouse SBC Communications Inc. is set to start offering long-distance service in Texas next month, after being given approval to do so Friday by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. Long-distance services are key for the company to capitalize on its international holdings and customer demand for global data connectivity.

Kurzweil: There's No Stopping Moore's Law

NEW YORK (06/29/2000) - Ten years from now, when people come to PC Expo, if it
still exists, chances are there will be few computers on display. Instead,
people will be wearing computers -- implanted, for example, in eyeglasses, with
the retina as screen -- suggests IT pioneer and futurist Raymond Kurzweil.

Amazon's Bezos: Personalization Is Key on the Net

NEW YORK (06/28/2000) - What technology has taken away from business -- the
personal touch -- it can bring back in the era of the Internet, according to Inc. founder and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos.

Bezos: Will not Run Out of Cash

Contrary to a recent investment company's financial analysis, Inc. is not about to run out of cash, according to company founder and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos.

Lotus, Into Team to Rent SmartSuite over Net

NEW YORK (06/27/2000) - Bowing to the inevitable, Lotus Development Corp.
announced Tuesday that it is teaming up with Into Networks Inc. to make
SmartSuite applications available on a rental basis over the Internet.

Handspring's Hawkins Chases the Unconventional

NEW YORK (06/27/2000) - Jeff Hawkins, founder and chief product developer for
Handspring Inc., doesn't have much use for the latest, fastest processors. Nor
does he want to cram tons of applications onto his handheld computers.

Judge Delays Ruling to After Market Close

U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson will release his final judgment in the Microsoft Corp. antitrust case at 4:30 p.m. EDT today, after the market closes.

Telefónica, KPN Merger Talks Called Off

Spanish telecommunications operator Telefónica SA and its Dutch counterpart Koninklijke KPN NV have broken off merger talks, a spokeswoman for Telefónica's public relations company in New York confirmed today.

MS/DOJ - Judge Sets Remedy Hearing Schedule

U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson today set May 24 to hear arguments regarding the remedies portion of the government's antitrust case against Microsoft.

Judge Sets Remedy Hearing Schedule

U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson today set May 24 to hear arguments regarding the remedies portion of the government's antitrust case against Microsoft Corp.