Articles by John Markoff



Inventor Aiming to Put Poor Online

  • 31 January 06
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
It sounds like a project that just about any technology-minded executive could get behind: distributing durable, cheap laptop computers in the developing world to help education.

Apple Takes a Gamble in Switching Its Chips

  • 07 June 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Steve Jobs is preparing to take an unprecedented gamble by abandoning Apple's 14-year commitment to chips developed by IBM and Motorola in favor of Intel processors for his Macintosh computers, industry executives informed of the decision said Sunday.

Apple Unveils $499 Mini Mac

  • 13 January 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Apple Computer introduced its first low-priced Macintosh on Tuesday, signaling its bet that most consumers now see computers as simply another appliance in the modern house.

Firefox Challenges Microsoft

  • 19 November 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Does anyone remember the browser wars?

Apple Unveils Photo-Capable iPod

  • 28 October 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Apple Computer introduced on Tuesday its next-generation iPod music player, which has the ability to display digital images as well as play songs.

Google, Microsoft Showdown Looms

  • 20 May 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Edging closer to a direct confrontation with Microsoft, Google, the web search engine, is preparing to introduce a powerful file and text software search tool for locating information stored on personal computers.

Sun, Microsoft in Unlikely Peace

  • 06 April 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
It was not that long ago that Scott McNealy, the chairman of Sun Microsystems, referred to his bitter rival, Bill Gates, as Darth Vader and Gates' company, Microsoft, as the Evil Empire.

Google Considering Microsoft, Wall St.

  • 04 November 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Google, the highflying Silicon Valley web search company, recently began holding meetings with bankers in preparation for its highly anticipated initial public offering as it was still engaged in meetings of another kind: exploring a merger with Microsoft.

U.S. Agency Proposes Keeping Eye on Internet

  • 23 December 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The U.S. government plans to propose requiring Internet service providers to help build a centralized system to enable broad monitoring of the Internet and, potentially, surveillance of its users.

Hewlett-Packard Shrinks the Chip

  • 11 September 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Researchers at Hewlett-Packard laboratories have developed a new manufacturing process capable of producing molecular-scale circuits vastly denser than today's most advanced semiconductor chips.

New Language Thrills Web Designers

Microsoft Sleuths May Have Played Both Sides

Silicon Valley Weighs In on Microsoft Ruling

Internet Use Creating 'Withdrawn' Society

Online Blunder Hurts Image of Net Security

Molecule-Sized Computer Parts Made

H-P Taps Outsider as New Chief

Securities Watchdog Probes Microsoft

Microsoft Launching Office 2000

At Home To Buy Excite for $6.7Bln

Microsoft's Market Control Under Siege

Top-Secret Intel Project Has PC Business Abuzz