America Online Inc. (AOL) has decided not to fully support Microsoft Corp.'s Sender ID spam-fighting plan after the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the open- source community expressed intellectual property concerns.
About 39,400 laser printers made by Lexmark International Inc. and sold by Lexmark, IBM Corp. and Dell Inc. can pose an electrical shock hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warned Tuesday.
Microsoft Corp. faces a trial over patent infringement charges related to its ergonomic keyboards after a federal appeals court on Tuesday reversed a lower court's decision that invalidated the patents.
In a move aimed at establishing its digital video recorder as the entertainment hub of the home, TiVo Inc. said Wednesday that home networking features will now come standard with its devices and announced that users can now schedule recordings online. Additionally, TiVo said it is working to allow movies and music from the Internet to be downloaded to TiVo digital video recorders. The service would give users another option to get movies on their TV sets, aside from pay-per-view offered by the cable or satellite provider and the neighborhood video store. No date has been set for the download services, a TiVo spokeswoman said.
In its continuing fight against unsolicited commercial e-mail, Microsoft Corp. plans to filter outgoing messages on its consumer mail services and is busy developing new "proofing" technologies, the software maker's chief spam fighter said Thursday.
Microsoft Corp. has reached a preliminary settlement in a class-action lawsuit in Minnesota, which alleged that the company abused its Windows monopoly to overcharge customers in the state for its software.
Stepping up its campaign against online music sharing, the recording industry on Tuesday said 247 individuals in Denmark, Germany, Italy and Canada face legal action for allegedly making copyright-protected music available on file-swapping services.
Executives from Microsoft Corp. introduced The SCO Group Inc. to an investment fund that provided the Lindon, Utah, company with a US$50 million investment last October, a spokesman for the fund confirmed Thursday.
The SCO Group Inc. said Thursday that Microsoft Corp. was not involved in raising venture capital funding for the company, dismissing claims that a leaked e-mail demonstrated that Microsoft had helped raise tens of millions of dollars for SCO. An e-mail from an outside consultant to SCO apparently involved in brokering deals for the company was posted to the Open Source Initiative Web site Wednesday. The consultant in the e-mail suggests that Microsoft "brought in $86 million" for SCO and that between US$16 million and $20 million is underway.
Microsoft Corp. confirmed late Thursday that some of the secret code underlying its Windows NT and Windows 2000 operating systems has been leaked on the Internet. The company played down any potential security concerns the leak might cause.
A new e-mail worm is spreading rapidly on the Internet, clogging e-mail servers and staging an attack on the Web site of Unix vendor The SCO Group Inc., antivirus software vendors said.