Stories by Grant Gross

Oracle responds to antitrust lawsuit

Oracle's attempted takeover of PeopleSoft would enhance competition, not harm it, the company has argued in its response to the US Department of Justice's (DOJ) antitrust lawsuit seeking to block the merger.

Verisign sues ICANN over delay in services

VeriSign has filed a lawsuit against the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), accusing the organisation of overstepping its contractual authority and improperly attempting to regulate VeriSign's business.

Sprint's wireless division drags down profits

Sprint ended the fourth quarter of 2003 with a consolidated net income of US$38 million, down slightly from the fourth quarter of 2002, with losses in its wireless division cancelling out gains in its telecommunications division.

W3C head Berners-Lee to be knighted

Tim Berners-Lee, credited with inventing the World Wide Web and director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), will be named a Knight Commander, Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth of the U.K., the W3C announced last Wednesday.

AOL plans to hire developers in India

America Online (AOL) is planning to open a small development shop in Bangalore, India, but the giant Internet service provider hasn't worked out the details of how many Indian developers it would hire or what projects they would work on. announces IPO took the first step toward offering stock in an initial public offering (IPO) by filing paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the company announced Thursday.

First test of IPv6 network goes well

An early test of a multisite, next-generation Internet, powered by IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6) went well, and the coalition of groups working on the so-called Moonv6 project will conduct more comprehensive tests starting in February, said two people involved in the project Tuesday.

VoIP providers: Lay off the regulation

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should take a mostly hands-off approach to regulating the VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol) industry, so that VoIP can continue to grow and provide consumers with a choice as to which type of telephone service they use, a chorus of vendors told the FCC Monday.

Amount of data stored doubles in three years

If you're feeling overwhelmed by information overload lately, you may not be alone. The amount of new information stored on various media such as hard drives has doubled in the past three years, to five exabytes of new information produced in 2002, according to a study released Tuesday by the University of California, Berkeley.

Linux on the desktop: On the way, slowly

The adoption of Linux on the desktop is progressing, but there won't be a "David and Goliath" single blow that suddenly slays the dominance of Microsoft's Windows, Linux advocates said at an enterprise Linux conference Wednesday.