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UK minister claims cheapest access in world

WCIT 2000 The minister for small business and e-commerce, Patricia Hewitt, took the podium here in Taipei today, to outline New Labour's stance on e-commerce.
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Appellate court will hear MS whinge

MS on Trial Tuesday was an incredibly busy day in Washington for Microsoft and the US Department of Justice (DoJ). First, US District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson accommodated the DoJ, as expected, by withholding judgment on a stay of his remedies which had been requested by Microsoft, until after the company filed its long-promised notice of appeal.
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Napalm charged 3dfx card hits town

The Voodoo5 5500, the meatiest graphics card available from 3dfx until the 6000 model comes along, goes on sale in the UK this week.
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The cuckoos in the Net incubator nest

Internet incubators could find themselves at the wrong end of legal action, according to the Financial Times. The companies offer consultation services and sometimes investment in return for stakes in hatchling net businesses.
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Adobe lashes out at Mac rumour site

Graphics software specialist Adobe has launched an all-out legal offensive against Mac News Network (MacNN) after the Apple-watching Web site's AppleInsider page posted a sneak preview of the next version of Adobe's flagship title, Photoshop.
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Feds home in on AOL instant messaging

The Feds have stepped in to investigate AOL's dominance of the instant messaging business. The company operates the AIM and ICQ networks and has so far successfully fought off challenges from both Microsoft and open source messaging protocols.
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IBM previews latest PowerPCs

IBM yesterday previewed its upcoming gigahertz-targeted PowerPC CPUs: the PPC 750CX and PPC 750CXe.
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Politics and the courts – will MS get an easier appeal ride?

MS on Trial Harry Edwards, the chief judge of the DC Circuit, went on the record last October in the Legal Times to express his disdain that a judge's politics should influence a ruling. He lashed the Washington Post for suggesting that "Microsoft's fate could hinge on which judges hear appeal" and characterising "the impending appellate decision as a matter of dumb luck', judicial lotto', and blue-bucket bingo'.
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Sun takes the high ground against EMC

Sun's latest J-word comes out of the closet today as it unveils its masterplan for network attached storage.
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Sega to license Dreamcast, form chip JV

Sega is attempting to court third-parties to license its Dreamcast 128-bit games console technology, sources close to the videogame company have claimed.
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Thieves nick 300 Axion monitors

Bedfordshire Police have launched an investigation into the theft of more than 300 PC monitors.
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Gerstner slams clueless CEOs

Lou Gerstner believes the new economy is forcing companies to "act in some very unbusiness-like ways" and that many CEOs have an "air of desperation about them".
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Oops, Britney Spears is ebusiness babe

Britney Spears, the 18-year-old pop star, has agreed to be paid in shares for becoming the face of teen Web site YOUtopia.com. Spears, who is already worth a cool £10 million, will be an online hostess for the site, which is due to be launched this month. Canadian venture YOUtopia.com will offer online cafes, virtual parties and music and fashion shopping.
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Lou Gerstner Memo

To: XXXXXXX cc: From: XXXXXXX Subject: Lou Gerstner: Guest Commentary: Blinded by Dot-Com Alchemy
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Win2K driver saga: HP staff not happy bunnies

A number of HP insiders have kindly responded to our questions earlier this week about the continuing lack of Windows 2000 drivers HP Win2K OfficeJet drivers slip again.
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Doctor Spinola's PC Clinic

Dear Dr Spinola, I am a small computer user and I'm very concerned at the breakup of Microsoft. What do you advise?
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Another day, another DoubleClick privacy PR disaster

DoubleClick has been caught mucking around with personal privacy - again. The world's biggest online ad sales house has been caught gleaning email addresses and other personal information from Web site customers - without the knowledge of Web sites.
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MS begs court for longer sentences

MS on Trial Microsoft's stay appeal is not at the moment in a form acceptable to the Court of Appeals because it is too long. Microsoft knows this, because it has submitted a separate "Motion for Leave to Submit an Overlength Motion for Stay Pending Appeal" to the court asking it to accept its longer motion for a stay.
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Dotcom hacks found working for free

A gaggle of US dotcom journalists have taken the unlikely step of working for free.
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Consumers' Association in spamfest

The Consumers' Association (CA) has responded to criticisms that it is failing to champion the cause of Net users against spam.
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Opto-tech boffins large it up on Govt. grants

Government and industry are to invest matching funds to develop optical Internet technology, Science Minister Lord Sainsbury said today.
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M'Soft anti-theft evening ends in robbery

It seems Microsoft failed to ram home the evils of theft to UK journalists last night.