Salon Magazine has this article on Microsoft’s recent problems, and takes a look at the possible ramifications for the PC industry.
PC Week reports that Microsoft will sell its minority stake in Real Networks. Microsoft owns 3.3 million shares of RealNetworks and said it will sell off its entire stake over time.
Read Real Networks’ reponse to Microsoft’s announcement it will sell its minority stake in Real Networks.
Trend Micro announced it is developing protection against a new class of Internet viruses that can be embedded in web pages or electronic mail messages. Trend Micro will upgrade its products to detect and remove these new viruses by November 30, 1998. Trend also will upgrade its free online virus scanning service, HouseCall by the end of November.
VAR Business says that IBM will ship its Small Business Suite for Windows NT by the end of the month. Small Business Suite for Windows NT will bundle IBM’s Universal Database with the Lotus Domino collaboration and E-mail server.
Here’s an article on the recent deal between Lotus and Real Networks. The article also attempts to explain why Real Networks has been able to compete with Microsoft.
Allegro, Inc. announced that it is offering e-mail content filtering services free of charge to businesses during the holiday season. Allegro’s service scans a company’s incoming Internet mail for specific attachments. When the prohibited attachment is detected, the file is removed and a notice is sent to the recipient indicating the message was stopped. Companies wishing to use this service should contact Allegro at (800) 209-6 245.
CBT Systems and Sybase, Inc. announced that they have extended their long-standing alliance with the availability of 22 web-based interactive courses for Java and web application development. Developed by CBT Systems, these titles are accessible via Sybase Education’s Sybase Learning Connection.
Retrieval Technologies, Inc. said today that they have formed a partnership agreement with the Jacobs Software to provide News and Knowledge Management solutions in the European marketplace.
The Washinton Post has the latest on Microsoft’s war with the competition. Only this time the competitor is Oracle, not Lotus.