Palo Alto start-up Loopt plans to launch a new service with Boost Mobile, where customers will be able to create groups of friends and keep track of them using a combination of text messaging, pictures and the GPS technology embedded in most new mobile phones today.
Motorola to Buy Netopia for $200 Million
Motorola plans to acquire DSL equipment maker Netopia in a deal worth more than $200 million as it pushes into the digital living room.
Intel Launches Quad Chips
Intel launched its first microchips with four processing cores in an effort to slow the momentum of its smaller rival Advanced Micro Devices.
Microsoft Launches its First Foray into Wi-Fi Municipal Search in Portland
MetroFi will finance the network, which will cover 95% of the city by mid-2008.
Microsoft Forms Interoperability Alliance with Other Tech Vendors
The goal of the Interoperability Vendor Alliance is to work with Microsoft in making their products work better together, based on input by customers.
AOL to Announce New Version of AIM
AOL expects to announce an upgrade to its popular AIM instant messaging service tomorrow, with new features such as the ability to send messages to offline users and to store IM sessions in a PC.