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New and Noteworthy: Safari usage increases significantly; Maryland governor signs tough anti-spam law; more

New and Noteworthy: Safari usage increases significantly; Maryland governor signs tough anti-spam law; more

Safari usage increases significantly A new report issued by OneStat.com shows that while Microsoft's IE 6 is currently the leading browser on the web with 69.3 percent of the measured user base, Apple's Safari (the seventh most popular browser on the ranking) is increasing its user base sharply. The global usage share of Apple's Safari browser has increased with 0.23 percent from 0.48 to 0.71 percent since January 2004. More.

Maryland governor signs tough anti-spam law Reuters reports that "spam" purveyors who hide behind false e-mail addresses could face up to 10 years in jail and fines of $25,000 per day under a new state law signed Wednesday by Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich. "The Maryland Spam Deterrence Act allows state officials to arrest and fine those who engage in a variety of deceptive tactics to send junk e-mail." More.

iPod: Leader, but Not Ruler A BusinessWeek article questions Apple's claims that its iPod is a market-share dominator: "Apple's digital-music player is a bona fide hit. But analysts' belief that it commands 25% of the global market may be overblown [...] Apple officials are careful to state that they're referring only to markets in the U.S., Japan, and Western Europe, where they believe they have good tracking data. Although no one monitors overall international numbers, most analysts have assumed Apple has well over 25% of worldwide digital-music player sales. They base that view on Apple's strength in those three key markets." More.

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