DATA GANGSTERS.

Author:Stinson, Douglass
Position::Brief Article
 
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JUST LIKE MOVIE G-MEN AND GANGSTERS OF YORE, today's top cops and thugs need cool guns and clothes, too-and don't forget the personal digital assistant.

3Com's Palm Pilot stars in the upcoming Spanish-language action flick "Complot,"aiming to spread the message that dudes pack Palms. Over the last year, the company has eschewed expensive mass media advertising and instead attempted to place its products in the region's soap operas, known as telenovelas. That route proved too pricey: Brazilian dramas charge upwards of US$50,000 to display a...

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