Internet tax ban meets resistance in Senate

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Several U.S. senators questioned whether to extend a ban on access and other Internet-only taxes, which expires on November 1. Representatives of Verizon and the National Taxpayer Union Foundation called on Congress to make the...

iPhone meets eBay

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If you can't wait until late June and the Federal Communications Commission's message in small print on the iPhone website doesn't bother you ("This device has not been authorized as required by the rules of...

1080p Meets the Xbox 360

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With Sony pushing 1080p hard, Microsoft decided it was time to push back in a big way. Microsoft has just announced that an update, coming later this year, will enable 1080p on the almost year...

iTunes meets Sony's PSP

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A small California software maker has developed a program designed to bring at least part of Apple Computer's iTunes experience to the new Sony PlayStation Portable. The software, the latest in Information...

Ballmer meets EU competition chief

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Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer is discussing the European antitrust case against the company with Mario Monti, the European competition commissioner in Brussels, a person close to the talks said Tuesday afternoon. "They...

The Mad Hatter meets the MCSE

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Taking a 100% Microsoft client-server systems environment and simply adding Linux based desktops to the mix is a bit like dropping a mongoose into a snake pit -- short term savings on licensing and hardware...

Bill Gates Meets Dick Tracy. Again.

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Microsoft and others have failed to sell us on gadget-loaded watches. This year, the company says, the time has come. "The wrist," says Bill Mitchell, "is the beachfront property on the body."...

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