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June 1, 2001 *4,200 subscribers* Volume 3, Issue 6
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  • NTL in Early Alliance Talks with AOL Time Warner
  • State Department site hacked, servers shut down
  • Three's company
  • Microsoft Rivals Turn Up Political Heat
  • U.S.-China cyberwar a dud, but trouble lingers
  • Southwest Airlines Sues Orbitz
  • NTT DoCoMo calls for 3G mobile service testers
  • Southwest Sues Orbitz
  • Denial-of-service warning put out by FBI cybercrime agency
  • Aimster Files Suit Against Recording Industry
  • Caldera: The world's biggest Linux company?
  • Micron sells off PC unit to turnaround firm
  • Music industry kept busy warning Web sites in 2000
  • Napster, Microsoft in Talks
  • Aussie Court Rules Against Smart Card Patent Challenge
  • Pentagon Says It Is Under Daily Computer Attack
  • Intel takes on Sun with telecom servers
  • Asensio & Co. Holds Press Conference to Scrutinize Department of Commerce Ruling on VeriSign Domain Name Monopoly
  • BlackBerry Maker Hits Rival With Patent Suit
  • Lawmaker Wants Baby Bell Fines On Dereg Bill
  • Torvalds Blasts Microsoft's Mundie On Open Source

NTL in Early Alliance Talks with AOL Time Warner
NTL, Britain's largest cable operator, is in early stages of talks with AOL Time Warner about a potential European partnership. NTL would provide the broadband network and AOL would contribute the content.

State Department site hacked, servers shut down
State Department officials confirmed today that a confidential Web site belonging to the department was hacked, prompting some internal Internet servers to be shut down.

Three's company
Du Pont's Journey Leader program takes partnering to the extreme. The $28.3 billion maker of Teflon and Lycra is working with three e-business consultancies to help shape its Web strategy: iXL, MarchFirst and Proxicom.

Microsoft Rivals Turn Up Political Heat
Rivals of software giant Microsoft are turning up the political heat, accusing the company of plotting to monopolize the Internet through its new .Net strategy in the same way that it came to dominate desktops through its software.

U.S.-China cyberwar a dud, but trouble lingers
Despite pronouncements from Chinese hackers that they would attack U.S. Web sites, the predicted cyberwar appears to have ended with a whimper.

Southwest Airlines Sues Orbitz
The carrier accuses the travel startup of trademark infringement, false advertising and unfair competition. But it might boil down to sour grapes.

NTT DoCoMo calls for 3G mobile service testers
Japanese cellular giant NTT DoCoMo will this week put out a call for about 4,000 people to test its third-generation (3G) wireless service, prior to a full launch in October.

Southwest Sues Orbitz
Southwest claims Orbitz has posted misleading information about Southwest schedules and fares on the Orbitz Website.

Denial-of-service warning put out by FBI cybercrime agency
Following a denial-of-service attack on the White House Web site, the National Infrastructure Protection Center issued an advisory warning of attacks at various sites.

Aimster Files Suit Against Recording Industry
Aimster, maker of file-sharing software that works with America Online's instant messenger, sued the Recording Industry Association of America.

Caldera: The world's biggest Linux company?
While Red Hat would disagree and you could argue for IBM, with its broad Linux support, Caldera's purchase of the Santa Cruz Operation's (SCO) Server Software and Professional Services Divisions gives it a combined Unix/Linux and reseller presence far greater than its pure Linux play competitors

Micron sells off PC unit to turnaround firm
Micron Electronics announced a deal to sell its unprofitable PC business to Gores Technology Group, a Los Angeles-based company that tries to resuscitate struggling technology vendors.

Music industry kept busy warning Web sites in 2000
The Recording Industry Association of America says it sent record numbers of warnings to Web site operators in 2000, reminding them about its get-tough approach to illegal copying of music.

Napster, Microsoft in Talks
With its user base dwindling, an inability to curry favor with the major record labels, and an increasingly ambivalent sugar-daddy, Napster has taken its case to software giant Microsoft.

Aussie Court Rules Against Smart Card Patent Challenge
The Australian Federal Court has ruled against Catuity Inc. in its challenge against Welcome Real-Time, saying Catuity infringed Welcome's patent on smart card technology for the operation of customer loyalty and incentive schemes.

Pentagon Says It Is Under Daily Computer Attack
Last year, attackers pierced unclassified Defense Department networks 215 times, up slightly from 1999, but classified systems remained inviolate.

Intel takes on Sun with telecom servers
Intel, looking for new sources of revenue, will challenge Sun Microsystems by launching a line of telecommunications servers later this year.

Asensio & Co. Holds Press Conference to Scrutinize Department of Commerce Ruling on VeriSign Domain Name Monopoly
Decision to Address Justice Department Antitrust Concerns Over VeriSign-ICANN Deal Will Be Worthless Unless Strict Guidelines Are Set for VeriSign's Control of Internet Addresses

BlackBerry Maker Hits Rival With Patent Suit
Research In Motion, the maker of the BlackBerry e-mail pager, lashed out at one of its competitors Thursday, saying it violates a U.S. patent recently granted to RIM.

Lawmaker Wants Baby Bell Fines On Dereg Bill
The author of a bill to beef up enforcement authority against former Bell telephone companies that violate state and federal competition laws said he intends to attach the measure to a controversial bill that seeks to eliminate many of those laws.

Torvalds Blasts Microsoft's Mundie On Open Source
"Not worth the newspaper it's been printed on," retorted Linus Torvalds, Linux developer, in response to the charges made by Craig Mundie, Microsoft's sr. VP

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