Glitch delays Northwest flights
A glitch in the computer system that connects the Worldspan Technologies global distribution system and some Northwest Airlines airport systems delayed more than 200 flights across the US last Tuesday. The company said a small number of flights were canceled as a result. The cause of the problem had not been found by midweek, when the system returned to normal.
Intel slashes some desktop CPU prices
Intel has slashed prices on some desktop PC microprocessors by more than half, raising the stakes in its battle with Advanced Micro Devices Inc., which had cut prices earlier. Intel slashed the cost of its Pentium D processor, the 960, by 40 percent to US$316, according to a price list on its website late last week. Intel also cut prices by up to 58 percent on some of its Pentium 4 processors that support hyperthreading technology.
Missing government laptop is found
A laptop computer containing the personal data of more than half a million New York state workers has been found. The laptop, which disappeared on May 9, belonged to the New York Special Funds Conservation Committee. It was last seen in the offices of CS Stars LLC. The third-party data management company confirmed that the laptop was found but declined further comment.
Microsoft outlines plan for Whale tools
Microsoft has closed its acquisition of virtual private network vendor Whale Communication and outlined its plan to integrate Whale's products into its security portfolio. In the short term, Microsoft will sell existing Whale products at discounted prices. By late 2007, the Whale technology will be integrated in ISA Server, Microsoft's remote-access security product.