Saturday, November 2

Inside Track - Microsoft wins! Quelle suprise. The only slightly interesting angle to this story I've come across is this report that enterprising Internet geeks discovered U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly's ruling before it was announced. Savvy (but legal) investigation of the court's website revealed unprotected files uploaded more than an hour before the official release, and some 4,000 people were able to read it while the trading desks were still open. (If the decision had gone the other way, the non-public information would have been much more valuable, methinks.) But wouldn't it have been cool if Kollar-Kottelly had posted a fake opinion to trick speculators, like CBS did on its Survivor website in 2000?