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Subject: December 2001 ECMgt.com: Year-end 2001 in Review
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December 1, 2001 *4,300 subscribers* Volume 3, Issue 12
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  • Packard, Hewletts In HP-Compaq Family Feud
  • Verizon Wireless IPO Back on Track
  • Broadcom files patent suit against Intel
  • Tech Innovators Learn How To Avoid Washing Out
  • U.S. judge dismisses French effort to curb Yahoo
  • Separating fact from fiction
  • The Supercomputer Letter
  • E-Commerce Key to Global Economic Growth
  • Feds Step Up Efforts Against Online Anthrax Opportunists
  • Overstock.com Challenges Amazon on Book Prices
  • When the Hacked Becomes the Hacker
  • New hacker tool could target Web servers
  • Microsoft Case Moves On
  • eBay Bolsters Charitable Effort
  • Microsoft Settles Class Action Suits
  • EU sets Microsoft talks for December
  • Timeline set in Microsoft antitrust case; public gets say
  • Open-source approach fades in tough times
  • E-Taxes Take Another Holiday
  • MusicCity Hit with Another Copyright Lawsuit
  • Wireless Networking for Airports - Right Concept, Wrong Time?
  • Inventors challenge BlackBerry patent

Packard, Hewletts In HP-Compaq Family Feud
Opposition to Hewlett-Packard's bid to buy Compaq Computer has gained ground as David Packard, son of the HP co-founder, said that he would back the Hewlett family's decision to oppose the acquisition.

Verizon Wireless IPO Back on Track
Verizon Communications CFO Fred Salerno told investors that an IPO of the communications giant's Verizon Wireless subsidiary was on the front burner

Broadcom files patent suit against Intel
Communications chipmaker Broadcom said it had filed a lawsuit charging that certain Intel semiconductors infringe on patents held by Broadcom.

Tech Innovators Learn How To Avoid Washing Out
Sun Laboratories offers this grounding statement on its Web site: 'Even though our research may push the boundaries of what is possible, we work hard to keep our development focused on what is practical and profitable.'

U.S. judge dismisses French effort to curb Yahoo
A U.S. District Court judge in San Jose ruled that Internet portal Yahoo Inc. can't be forced to comply with French laws against the sale of Nazi paraphernalia on its auction site.

Separating fact from fiction
While many rumors these days turn out to be true, there are still some questions--Does Larry Ellison have cancer? Has Wired cut its staff?--that remain firmly in gossip circles.

The Supercomputer Letter
Experts came to learn the latest about groundbreaking technology used to decode the human genome, visualize the birth of stars and create digital battlefields.

E-Commerce Key to Global Economic Growth
E-commerce will continue to be a driving force behind future economic growth worldwide, and may be especially important for developing countries

Feds Step Up Efforts Against Online Anthrax Opportunists
Seeking to stem the rising tide of questionable and illegal products being sold online to prevent anthrax and other diseases linked to bioterrorism, federal authorities are stepping up their crusade against Internet profiteers in the US and abroad.

Overstock.com Challenges Amazon on Book Prices
At the same time that Overstock said that it would beat Amazon's book prices by 10 percent, it blasted Amazon's growth philosophy.

When the Hacked Becomes the Hacker
The latest security software for the Web goes further than ever in identifying the origin of attacks, but experts say any hack attack -- even a retaliatory one -- is illegal.

New hacker tool could target Web servers
Companies with servers running Microsoft's database application should watch out for a new hacker tool that scans and then infects systems, network security experts warn.

Microsoft Case Moves On
Microsoft Corp. may have settled its lengthy antitrust case with the Department of Justice, but the refusal of nine states and the District of Columbia to agree to the terms will keep the case open for the foreseeable future.

eBay Bolsters Charitable Effort
eBay, moving to shore up its ambitious "Auction for America" charitable fund-raising effort launched after Sept. 11, announced a new round of corporate sponsors, including Microsoft, Pepsi and AOL Time Warner, among others.

Microsoft Settles Class Action Suits
Microsoft cleared another legal hurdle this week by settling a slew of class action lawsuits alleging that the software company overcharged PC consumers for its products.

EU sets Microsoft talks for December
U.S. software giant Microsoft will have a chance to respond to the European Commission's antitrust concerns at a hearing here on Dec. 20 and 21, European Union Competition Chief Mario Monti.

Timeline set in Microsoft antitrust case; public gets say
A week after a settlement was reached in the antitrust case between the U.S. and Microsoft, the judge in the suit has laid out how the case will proceed now that it has splintered into two tracks.

Open-source approach fades in tough times
The ideological purity of the open-source software business is being diluted by a new era of pragmatism as start-ups adjust to the economic slump.

E-Taxes Take Another Holiday
Online merchants have grown more efficient as time has gone by. But now, they must respond to the extension of the moratorium on Internet taxation.

MusicCity Hit with Another Copyright Lawsuit
Online file swapping service MusicCity.com and two similar Web sites were hit with yet another copyright infringement lawsuit by a music publishing association.

Wireless Networking for Airports - Right Concept, Wrong Time?
Some analysts are convinced that Wi-Fi, a technology that creates wireless local area networks, is about to explode.

Inventors challenge BlackBerry patent
A group of U.S. inventors claims that RIM's BlackBerry infringes on eight patents controlled by a holding company called NTP.

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