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Verizon’s Bold Wi-Fi Push

Verizon this morning activated 150 Wi-Fi hotspots in New York, part of a plan to bring wireless Internet access to its subscribers throughout the Big Apple and differentiate itself from cable broadband rivals.

Former U.S. Cybersecurity Expert to Join eBay

Former U.S. cybersecurity czar Howard Schmidt is heading to eBay, (Quote, Company Info) in a move that signals the auction giant’s interest in clamping down on online fraud.

Oasis Pushes Global E-procurement Standardization

The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) consortium has created a forum for government agencies, organizations, and private companies to work together on global e-procurement standards.

DoubleClick Posts Profit

DoubleClick (Quote, Company Info) returned to profitability with its first-quarter results Tuesday, after spending a painful year recasting its business.

The company, which jettisoned its media business to focus on technology tools, reported a $1.4 million profit for the quarter on $60.1 million of revenue. While the revenue figure was down from last year’s first quarter, the profit stood in contrast to the $6 million loss the company suffered in that period — an improvement attributable to cost cutting.

USA Interactive Finishes Hotels.com Deal

Continuing efforts to consolidate the ownership of its majority-controlled e-commerce properties, Barry Diller’s USA Interactive is acquiring the outstanding stock of Internet travel play Hotels.com (Quote, Company Info) in a $1.1 billion deal.

Sybase Debuts Code Sharing Forum

Database software firm Sybase (Quote, Company Info) Tuesday launched a new online forum for its developers to share information about its products.

Indonesia Chooses Motorola for 3G Network

Indonesia’s largest telecommunications carrier has chosen wireless player Motorola to provide next generation wireless services to the ten provinces of Sumatra.

Dell to Challenge HP, IBM in Printer Market

Dell Computer is jumping into the printer market, launching several new models this week, which will challenge its entrenched hardware rivals IBM and Hewlett-Packard .

IBM Supercomputer Heads to UT

IBM’s (Quote, Company Info) growth spurt in the market for supercomputers got a boost Friday when the company announced the sale of one of its new p655 Unix servers to the University of Texas at Austin (UT) to help scientists develop environmentally-friendly oil drilling techniques.

Wi-Fi is Hot at CTIA, Hope Remains for 3G

Hype and whiz-bang technology ideas haven’t been much in evidence at the CTIA Wireless 2003 show in New Orleans this week. Instead the show has been dominated by real products, real engagements and partnerships designed to integrate existing technologies to make a more seamless whole.

Top Advertisers Using Online More

Top traditional advertisers have begun to finally make online advertising a noticeable part of the media mix, according to new research by Nielsen//NetRatings. Looking at ad impressions for 2002, the researcher found that the top 100 traditional advertisers’ share was 30 percent.

Google Signs Search Deal With Top Korean Portal

Google has signed a deal with South Korea’s Daum Communications to provide algorithmic search services for the portal, Daum.net, beginning as early as next week.

Microsoft Strengthens HelpDesk Features in CRM

Looking to add key security features to its new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) product, Microsoft (Quote, Company Info) has inked a deal with Network Associates (Quote, Company Info) to marry a customer help-desk system into its CRM software.

Turner Prefers ‘Ex-wives’ to Reliving AOL Merger

AOL Time Warner (Quote, Company Info) Vice Chairman Ted Turner, a highly visible philanthropist and founder of CNN as well as the world’s first cable superstation — among his other accomplishments — does not pull punches when it comes to criticizing Time Warner’s decision to merge with AOL.