Microsoft Helps Filter Blogs in China
Microsoft said it is cooperating with the Chinese government to censor its Web portal there. The company's business partner in the Chinese version of its MSN Spaces blog venture is funded by the government. Adam Sohn, a global sales and marketing director at MSN, told the Associated Press he did not have a list of banned words or phrases. Agence France-Presse said banned speech includes "democracy," "human rights" and "Taiwan independence."
Nokia Unveils Stable of New Models
Nokia introduced new handset models to help maintain revenue growth and take market share from competitors. The phones go on sale in the second half, Nokia said. Nokia unveiled the handsets amid analyst expectations the company will beat its second-quarter profit forecast as increased demand for phones with music players and cameras allows it to spend less on marketing. Nokia also said it will use open-source software for a new mobile Internet browser on its 60-series phones.
Intel Starting China Technology Fund
Intel said it is setting up a $200 million fund to invest in Chinese technology companies. Intel Capital, the investment arm of the company, will operate the China Technology Fund to help businesses develop technology and build Internet infrastructure, the company said in a statement. The new fund will invest in cell phones, high-speed Internet service and semiconductor design.
Computer Cautionary Tale
In washingtonpost.com's Security Fix blog: Brian Krebs writes about his experience debugging a friend's computer -- a story that brings home the dangers of leaving your personal computer unprotected from the latest Internet threats.
Compiled from staff and news service reports.