Friday, July 07, 2006

EBay prohibits Google checkout service ... Negroponte updates $100 laptop initiative

Today's IT news audio update
EBay prohibits Google checkout service .... AMD lowers revenue forecast .... Negroponte updates $100 laptop initiative


HIGHLIGHTS

News: EBay bans Google payment system
News: Japan scrutinizing tech sales after missile tests
News: July to be another big patch month for Microsoft
News: Paris plans 400 free Wi-Fi hotspots, high-tech seating
News: Negroponte gives $100 laptop update
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NEWS UPDATES


EBay bans Google payment system
EBay Inc. customers won't be able to use the newly launched Google Checkout service to buy products, according to the auction Web site.

Japan scrutinizing tech sales after missile tests
Japanese companies are likely to face greater scrutiny on certain international sales of IT equipment following North Korea's firing of seven missiles into the Sea of Japan early Wednesday.

July to be another big patch month for Microsoft
With online attackers taking advantage of holes in its Office software, Microsoft Corp. plans to release seven software patches next week.

Paris plans 400 free Wi-Fi hotspots, high-tech seating
Paris plans to offer visitors and citizens free Internet access over Wi-Fi at 400 hotspots across the city, with the goal of city-wide Wi-Fi coverage by the end of 2007. The city administration will also encourage development of new street furniture to make laptop users more comfortable, it said this week.

Negroponte gives $100 laptop update
M.I.T. Media Lab co-founder Nicholas Negroponte showed off the latest prototype of the US$100 computer to a gathering of educators in San Diego Thursday.



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