Stories by Margret Johnston

  • W3C issues XHTML 1.1 recommendation

    The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) published two recommendations on Thursday that further advance XHTML (extensible hypertext markup language), a Web page description language being developed by a W3C working group in an effort to ensure consistency in the creation of all types of Web content.

  • HP partners with WebMethods for SW development

    Hewlett-Packard (HP) and business-process automation software provider webMethods have announced an alliance to codevelop software aimed at improving business interactions on the Internet by finding and correcting problems in application connectivity.

  • Compaq forms unit to target SMBs

    Compaq Computer announced yesterday the creation of a new unit representing a shift in its approach to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) from one that is product-centric to an approach that is more focused on business development, the company said.

  • New name registry offers 20 TLDs

    In a direct challenge to the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a new domain-name registry on Monday announced it has begun selling an additional 20 top-level domains (TLDs), including .kids, .travel and .xxx, for $US25 a year.

  • AOL/TW merger hits competing ISPs

    A year and one day after America Online (AOL) made known its surprise plans to buy Time Warner, federal regulators have given the merger the go-ahead, but not without conditions that affect Internet service providers (ISPs) and the companies that provide instant messaging (IM) technology.

  • Microsoft announces streaming beta, ISMA formed

    Microsoft on Tuesday made a number of announcements regarding its streaming software, including the beta launch of Windows Media Audio and Video 8, as five other companies said they have formed an alliance to foster standards for media streaming over IP (Internet Protocol).

  • Iridium satellites back in service

    Iridium Satellite, which last week won a two-year, $US72 million contract to provide secure wireless communications to thousands of government employees, has completed the acquisition of the operating assets of the former Iridium organisation and its subsidiaries, the company announced yesterday.

  • PC design now counts more than ever

    Desktop PC design appears to be on its way toward some major changes, with size and colour being critical in determining the success of the design, a study released by International Data Corporation concludes.

  • PC design counts more than ever

    Desktop PC design appears to be on its way toward some major changes, with size and colour being critical in determining the success of the design, a study released by International Data Corporation concludes.