Stories by Linda Rosencrance

FedEx to Roll Out Customer Automation Platform

Memphis-based FDX Corp. today unveiled three major changes in the way it does business -- including changing its name and the name of three subsidiaries to the more familiar Federal Express (FedEx) brand -- in order to compete with other delivery companies, as well as to offer new and better services to its customers.

AOL Deal Abets Richer Content

Last week's stunning announcement that America Online Inc. will acquire Time Warner Inc. may change the way companies develop their Web pages, by speeding up the development of high-speed Internet access and possibly rekindling "browser wars," Web developers and analysts said.

Will AOL/Time Warner Deal Change Web Sites?

The stunning announcement yesterday that America Online Inc. will merge with Time Warner Inc. may change the way companies develop their Web pages by speeding up the development of high-speed Internet access and possibly rekindling "browser wars," Web developers and analysts say.

FAA Lax in Y2K Fixes

The nation's air traffic control system may be susceptible to intrusion and malicious attacks because the Federal Aviation Administration didn't investigate dozens of foreign nationals hired to fix year 2000 computer problems. That's a violation of its own security policies, according to congressional investigators.

FAA Computer Problem Delays Flights

For the second time in a week, computer problems in a Federal Aviation Administration air-traffic control center caused flight delays in parts of the Northeast. Flights were also delayed in parts of the Southeast today.

Maytag to Develop Smart Vending Machine

Appliance maker Maytag Corp. yesterday announced it has teamed up with eVend.net Corp. to develop and market a smarter vending machine, one that can process credit-card transactions -- which have traditionally taken only cash -- and dispense pricier goods, like clothing.

GAO Uncovers Breach of FAA Security Procedures

The nation's air traffic control system may be susceptible to intrusion and malicious attacks because the Federal Aviation Administration didn't investigate dozens of foreign nationals hired to fix year 2000 computer problems, violating its own security policies, according to congressional investigators.

OSHA Withdraws Letter on Corporate Responsibility

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) said today it has "withdrawn" a letter written to a Texas company outlining that firm's responsibilities and liabilities regarding employees who work at home.

US military says it's Y2K-ready

US Deputy Security of Defence John J Hamre said the Department of Defence is 99.9 per cent ready for the year 2000 date rollover.

Staples files lawsuit against Web hacker

Staples, a US office-supply retailer, has filed a lawsuit in US District Court in Boston against an unknown hacker dubbed "John Doe," who allegedly broke into a company server and posted advertisements for competitor Office Depot.

System woes cost Royal Doulton $US19m

Royal Doulton announced on Wednesday that a problem with a new computer system has cost the British company nearly $US19 million in sales since the summer.

Amazon.com to sell software

Online retailer Amazon.com announced the opening of four new stores, including one that will sell software.

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