Thursday’s Throwback

All the news that's fit to rant aboutYou asked for it. Here’s the news (round 1):

  1. A big victory for Eolas in its patent suit against Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. A Chicago federal appeals court judge upheld Eolas’s $512 million judgment. Microsoft will appeal. Eolas and UC Berkeley claim the patent to web pages that call up other programs like Java, Quicktime, or ActiveX to display content. IE will be crippled by the judgement. The W3C and others are searching desperately for prior art to overturn the patent – the PTO is investigating.
  2. ISPs unite to fight spam. Bell Canada, BellSouth, Cox Communications, Internet Initiative Japan, NII Holdings, Openwave Systems and other ISPs have joined together to form the ISP Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group. Companies are particularly worried about spam clogging wireless services. They’ll create a “neighborhood watch” to share information about spammers, hoping to block them at the network’s edge. Given the pathetic federal SPAM-CAN act (have you noticed any drop in spam since it was enacted Jan 1?), it looks like the ISPs are our last best hope.
  3. HP made $2.5 billion on its Linux business in fiscal 2003, more than twice IBM’s revenue in 2002 and up 49% from last year.
  4. We’re back baby! Intel announced yesterday that its net for Q4 was $2.2 billion – more than double last quarter, and Yahoo! made a pretty penny, too. Q4 earnings were a healthy $75 million mostly from ads and paid searches.

17 Replies to “Thursday’s Throwback”

  1. Your shows are stale, your radio program is the same ol’ same ol’. No intention of buying your useless book.

  2. Hey Leo,
    You forgot to mention that Apple beat Wallstreet estiimates by 3 cents a share! Estimated 14 Apple got 17 cents a share on there earnings.

  3. Hi Leo,
    I seem to be having a problem sending a message to you. Last Sunday you made a terrific broadcast from Las Vegas. At the time you mentioned a software product that protects one from invasion while surfing the internet. The product sells for about $60.00. My memory is so poor I can’t remember the name of it or where to purchase it. Please help. David

  4. Pay no mind to that young moron, we love what your doing Leo! Your show rocks and your book is amazingly informative, im sure your radio show is wonderful…keep it up!

  5. We’ve relied on your shows so long to help us through our PC infancy, so much so that we consider you family. So we won’t flinch at a suggestion you need for Leoville. You provide food for the brain, and in some cases, for the soul. But we need food for the body to burn via the calorie route. My wife and I are retired newspaper folks and for more than fifty years collected recipes from family, friends and on the vacation road, “Cooking With Gas on the Interstates.” We are not looking to sell anything, but simply wondered if you would like us to share some exclusive recipes with Leoville periodically? For example, we are Grand Slam groupies and for years tried to figure out the Denny’s pancakes. Well, it’s easy. Put a teaspoon of vanilla in the pancake batter, and shazam, you’ve got Grand Slam pancakes. When you make a pot of chile con carne in New Mexico, the secret ingredient is a teapoon full of sugar which takes the tart bite away from the peppers, which we love for the flavor and heat but not the tartness from the pepper skins. And those in the know always opt for a teaspoon of cocoa powder, without the sugar, in our Texas chili. We could go on and on.

  6. Michela is co-anchor of Techlive, and Gamespot was Extended Play, or X-play now. 4t0mik, that patch has to be the most annoying thing EVER! Never done SO much clicking before…

  7. Yes it is. However this is the proposed work around. If you code your site right, you will never see the “Okay”. They use jscript document.write calls to “embedd” their html. So it’s really jscript that gets around the “automatic” loading…..
    Patent Denied…
    hehe.

  8. Ummm ok. Leo, if you can read this then u need to convince Patrick
    and Kevin, (and the foo) to do blogs. Im a big fan of TSS and
    Call for Help.

  9. Ummm ok. Leo, if you can read this then u need to convince Patrick
    and Kevin, (and the foo) to do blogs. Im a big fan of TSS and
    Call for Help.

  10. Eolas has a very general patent. If Eolas wins the appeal and the Patent Office then I think the company that claimed the “hyperlink” should win too.
    Again the Patent System Fails.

  11. HP made $2.6 billion on its Linux business in fiscal 2003, more than twice IBM’s revenue in 2002 and up 49% from last year.

  12. Hi Leo, I miss ZDTV.
    What Happened? After all this while, I don’t see anyone who was there from
    the beginning at TechTv. Michela’s gone, what happened to Internet Tonight.
    And Gamespot? Anyway, you should put up a remember this ZDTV host, and a picture.
    Where they are at now, what they are doing after TechTV (ZDTV) and where to see them.

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