Davenet: Microsoft blinks in antitrust case. “It appears that Microsoft was expecting the court to be confused, and perhaps still does, but this is not a confusing issue. That Microsoft focused on this aspect of the judgment shows that this is where the juice is.”
Salon: Police ignore Condit’s faulty alibi. “Falsely used as a Condit alibi — and, she says, falsely smeared by the tabloids — an ABC News reporter is surprised she still hasn’t heard from D.C. police.”
CNET: Glitches hinder Hotmail upgrade. “Microsoft’s plans for a Hotmail face-lift went awry Tuesday night as the company quickly withdrew an upgrade amid undisclosed technical problems.”
Salon: Thank God for the Internet. “The real showstoppers in [Michael Lewis’ new book] aren’t the technologies themselves, but the kids who are using them…”
Thanks for the kudos, Steve! (And the software!)
CNET: Napster gets temporary reprieve. “The appeals court released a terse note Wednesday saying that last week’s ruling, made by federal Judge Marilyn Hall Patel, would be “stayed pending a further order of this court.'”
BBC: Smart dashboard watches drivers. “If all else fails the dashboard will squirt cold water into the face of a driver to keep them concentrating on the road ahead.”
Ananova: Shopper wrecks six vehicles as she parks her car. Whoops!
Dress ’em up Dubya.
CNN: Solar sail test flight set. “The first test of the privately funded Cosmos 1 project is planned for Thursday, using a converted intercontinental ballistic missile launched from a Russian submarine to carry two Russian-built sail blades aloft.”
CNET: Oracle to offer free online storage. “An Oracle executive said Tuesday that the database software giant will launch later this year a new service–dubbed ‘Oracle Files Online’–that businesses can use to store their corporate data.” Umm… can you say covert lock-in, boys and girls?