Stories by Clare Haney

U.S. FTC Investigating Yahoo Over Data Practices

Yahoo Inc. confirmed today that it is being investigated by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over its data collection practices. The news came to light as the Web portal company submitted its annual 10-K report to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

DOJ Closes Investigation into CA, Sterling

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has concluded its investigation into Computer Associates International Inc.'s proposed purchase of Sterling Software Inc., meaning that the acquisition can now go ahead, CA said today.

Report: Mediator to Effect Settlement by Deadline?

The court mediator's hopes of effecting a settlement in the antitrust battle between Microsoft Corp. and the U.S. government was reportedly the reason for the judge in the case delaying his conclusions of law due yesterday. However, the deadline the mediator has set for reaching a settlement is only a week away, according to a report in today's New York Times newspaper.

Dell Names New CFO, Broadens Dell Ventures' Scope

Dell Computer Corp. today named James Schneider as the direct PC vendor's new chief financial officer. The previous CFO has become a managing director of Dell Ventures, a wholly-owned Dell group responsible for the company's strategic investments, which is now widening its range of activities.

Game Makers File Lawsuit Against Yahoo

Three rival games makers yesterday teamed up to file a joint lawsuit against Yahoo Inc., alleging that the Web portal company has knowingly aided the sale of illegal and counterfeit video games on its Internet auction site. The legal action is groundbreaking since it's the first time that the trio have filed a suit against an electronic retailer.

Games Makers File Lawsuit Against Yahoo

Three rival games makers today teamed up to file a joint lawsuit against Yahoo Inc. alleging that the Web portal company has knowingly aided the sale of illegal and counterfeit video games on its Internet auction site. The legal action is groundbreaking since it's the first time that the trio have filed a suit against an electronic retailer.

MS/DOJ - Reports: Judge's Conclusions of Law May Be Delayed

The judge in the Microsoft antitrust case is likely to delay issuing his conclusions of law, previously expected tomorrow, to allow the software maker and the U.S. government more time to reach a settlement, according to a number of media reports circulating yesterday.

Reports: Judge's Conclusions of Law May Be Delayed

The judge in the Microsoft Corp. antitrust case is likely to delay issuing his conclusions of law, previously expected tomorrow, to allow the software maker and the U.S. government more time to reach a settlement, according to a number of media reports circulating today.

Merit Studios Hopeful for Its Iridium Rescue Plan

The head of Las Vegas media company Merit Studios Inc. said today he's hopeful that Iridium LLC can be saved following preliminary talks Merit has held with Motorola Inc., the principal investor in the failed satellite venture.

Micromuse Offers Cross-Service Provider Management

Fault and service-level management software vendor Micromuse Inc. is to release Netcool/ServiceStream, a management tool to facilitate the sharing of performance information across service providers.

Microsoft Resigns from Industry Body SIIA

Microsoft Corp. today resigned from industry organization the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA). The move, which was not entirely unexpected, follows SIIA's filing of a "friend of the court" brief against the software giant in the ongoing U.S. government antitrust case last month.

Ask Jeeves Unveils VOIP Strategy

Web information access provider Ask Jeeves Inc. today unveiled its VOIP (voice-over-Internet Protocol) strategy which will allow the company's corporate clients to hold real-time voice conversations with their customers.

Government-Approved MP3 Site to Launch in China

U.S. Web site creation tools company Houston InterWeb Design Inc. is teaming up with the Chinese government and a Chinese investment company to establish China's first officially sanctioned MP3 music Web site, the head of the U.S. company said yesterday.

ADIC's shared file system to support Linux

US storage vendor Advanced Digital Information (ADIC) is adding support for the Linux operating system in its shared file system CentraVision, the company announced yesterday. The move means that users of Linux servers will be able to use SANs (storage area networks) to share applications data with users of Unix and Windows NT servers.

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