Stories by Jennifer Jones

  • DOJ drops pursuit of Microsoft breakup

    In a victory for Microsoft, the US Department of Justice's Antitrust Division Thursday said that it will not force a breakup of the software giant, nor will the agency pursue further proceedings on tying counts contained in the original case.

  • Telephony vendors face off at V-Con 2000

    Telephony hardware provider Avaya last week unveiled a new voIP (voice over Internet Protocol) networking tool that lets enterprises gauge the potential impact of new voice applications on existing data networks.

  • Domain name chief reflects on change

    With plans to step down in November from her post as chair of ICANN (the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers), Esther Dyson last week recapped some of the organisation's early growing pains.

  • Sprint turns eye on channel for ION

    Communications company Sprint last week signalled that the company is looking to ramp up its indirect sales channels to market more aggressively services such as its Integrated on Demand (ION) offerings.

  • Y2K bug squashed, US officials say

    As the first business day of 2000 drew to a close on the US East Coast yesterday, Y2K Czar John Koskinen declared the millennium bug squashed and began pulling up stakes at the government's Y2K command centre.

  • Watch out for Washington

    A fledgling techno-political group plans to hit Comdex show attendees with a frightening message next week: Washington is after your industry. Launched about 18 months ago, the Association for Competitive Technology (ACT) bills itself as a grassroots effort to keep IT industry players plugged into the goings-on in Washington, particularly in light of current events such as the Microsoft antitrust trial, the debate over whether to tax Internet transactions, and the US Federal Communications Commission's continuing role in regulating the telecommunications industry.