Police arrest alleged software counterfeiters

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Police have arrested two men, following a raid on alleged counterfeiters in the West Midlands, Silicon.com reports. "Four separate raids on two offices and two private houses resulted in the seizure of counterfeit CDs, DVDs, Playstation games and videos. The haul has an estimated street value of £67,000," the news service says.



SCH is to cut up to 250 jobs at CompelSource, the corporate desktop PC reseller, it is buying for £18.5m from Compel, according to an unnamed source

cited by Microscope

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Hercules, the graphics board specialist, has opened a dedicated

Web site

for system builders. Features included technical info, and progress tracking on support queries.




Dimension Data, Europe's biggest networking reseller, aims to buy five-to-US 10 resellers in the next 18 months,

according to IT Web

. The company, which already operates in the US, reckons there is no single national networking services company in the US, and now that prices have come down to realistic levels, it is in a good position to stitch together such an outfit. Founded in South Africa, Dimension Data is listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges.




PC World, the UK's biggest computer retailer, is gunning for top slot in the British SME market by 2004

Microscope says

. PC World Business already accounts for £400m out the retail chain's £1bn turnover. ®

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