Industry misc. news

By Julio Franco
Aug 29, 2003
  1. FBI to arrest teenage author of damaging Internet virus-like infection (Blaster) - The FBI has identified a teenager as the author of a damaging virus-like infection unleashed on the Internet and plans to arrest him early Friday, a U.S. official confirmed Thursday.

    IBM extended its lead in the server market in the second quarter of 2003, stealing a sizable slice of the worldwide market for the powerful computers away from Sun Microsystems, a new study shows.

    Intel cuts off wireless networking gear - Chipmaker Intel has discontinued sales of its branded wireless networking products to focus on its Centrino technology.

    Computer games 'boosts hearing' - A simple computer game can dramatically improve children's listening skills by teaching them to distinguish between sounds, new research suggests.

    IBM expands monitor recall - IBM on Thursday expanded its recall of certain 15-inch monitors, saying hundreds of thousands more units have a potentially faulty part that could create a fire hazard.

    Who says size doesn't matter? In the search engine duel between Google and Overture Services, it equals bragging rights.

    Japan leads mobile game craze - Game makers have been offered a glimpse of the latest in games for mobile phones, with insights into the sort of things keeping Japanese thumbs busy.
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