DoubleClick has fended off class action suits which accused it of breaking the law by sticking electronic cookies on computers.
Within two years the world will see an incident of "economic mass victimisation" affecting thousands of surfers, but the perpetrators will never be caught.
IT hacks were agog on a recent Sun press jaunt to New York when a top spin-doctor got hauled off at US immigration.
HWRoundup So what do you do when when you've had enough of your $175,000 SGI server? That's right, you convert it into a fridge. Way to go.
A while back Microsoft VP Jim Allchin caused a rumpus by saying open source was in some way un-American, and then unsportingly declining to take up a challenge from Red Hat to debate the issue. There, aside from a public but debateless retort from Red Hat, it might have rested - were it not for Joe Barr.
European competition commissioner Mario Monti has signalled that Microsoft's response so far to EU antitrust investigations has failed to head off action against the company. Instead, he's considering merging the two main current enquiries into one.
Microsoft's Internet Explorer is not responsible for the spread of the foot and mouth virus, according to a recent report from Satirewire.