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Motorola ‘vetoes’ Symbian IPO

Motorola has vetoed an IPO for Symbian for the immediate future, UK paper Sunday Business claims.
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Jewish Chronicle falls for Tommy Hilfiger cyber-slur

The Jewish Chronicle, the venerable newspaper for British Jews, fell hook, line and sinker for a malicious cyberslur concerning Tommy Hilfiger, the US fashion designer.
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Rambus loses fraud claim appeal

Infineon lawyers may now pursue accusations that Rambus acted fraudulently in its dealings with JEDEC while it sat on the chip industry standards body's SDRAM panel.
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Marconi set to announce loss of 3,000 jobs

Marconi is expected to announce the loss of 3,000 jobs , or six per cent of its workforce, as part of a plan to reduce costs forced upon it by a slowdown in sales in the networking market.
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PlayStation 2 gets hard disk, broadband slot

Sony has said it before, and no doubt it will say it again. It wants Japanese PlayStation 2 users on a broadband network by next year.
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Price cuts pave way for 23 April 1.7GHz P4 launch

Intel will release the 1.7GHz Pentium 4 on 23 April, a week after making across-the-line price cuts on lesser chips and the arrival of the 1.13GHz Pentium III, the highest speed Coppermine desktop CPU will ever reach - officially, at least.
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NEC gets DRAM jitters

NEC Electronics is to issue pink slips to 700 staff at its Roseville, California fab.
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AMD Palomino to debut at 1.53GHz

AMD's Thunderbird Athlon core will be taken to 1.5GHz over the coming months, with a part at that speed and another at 1.4GHz to fill the gap between the top-of-the-line chip and the current 1.3GHz Athlon.
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Time closes shops, says it'll open more

Updated Time Computers is announcing 10 new store openings to fill the holes left when it shut 22 branches in March - this will give it 160 outlets by the end of the year.
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MS Passport – let the games begin

All your data (and biz plans) are belong to Microsoft
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Apple runs with 2-2-2 and 3-2-2

Apple bans PC SDRAM for users own good
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Foot firmly in mouth

Microsoft not responsible for foot and mouth
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Keep your eyes open…

The Boys from Brisbane
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Hackers turn racist in attack on hardware site

PC motherboard specialist PC Chips has fallen victim to defacement in an attack that shows that hackers can be unthinking racists.
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Penguin programmer piles on pressure

'Red Hat' Lettice exposed
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Foot and mouth torpedoes 3G rollout

It never rains but pours for the UK's five 3G licence "winners". Their roll-out schedules have been thrown into chaos by government bans on rural movement in areas hit by foot and mouth disease (The Times reports). And that's a lot of areas.
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Dell admits job cuts mean he ‘screwed up’

Michael Dell has admitted that his company's recent job cuts are 'an "admission that we screwed up" by overhiring'.
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Readers' Letters Poison cookies?

DoubleClick beats back privacy suits
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LogoWatch The Vulture laid bare

Regulars who have been following our LogoWatch campaign - a crusade to expose to ridicule the worst excesses of corporate makeovers, will recall that we challenged Reg readers to come up with a preposterous analysis of our own company identity. We should have known better.
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Motorola promises 0.13 micron PowerPCs

Motorola introduced its 0.13 micron process technology today, with the promise that it will use the technology in its PowerPC line.
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NGUK apologises for EuroGamer slur

British gaming ISP, NetgamesUK Ltd, has issued a full retraction after making potentially libellous statements in a press release against an IT news site.
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Amazon forecasts smaller losses for Q1

Amazon.com today said it expected to post a narrower than expected loss for the first quarter.
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Micron launches bare die Web site

Micron has launched its bare die products web site.
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Kingston kills non-memory product lines

Kingston Technology has decided to stop designing and making all of its non-core product lines.
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AMD shipping 1.5GHz Athlons as 1GHz chips?

AMD may have already begun shipping 1.5GHz T'Bird Athlons - under wraps.
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BTopenworld toys with broadband over satellite

BTopenworld is looking to offer broadband services via satellite in a bid to expand the range of services it offers.
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CNET snaps up TechRepublic

CNET is to buy TechRepublic.com, a resource-cum-community site for IT professionals from Gartner Group for $23m in cash and stock.
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Chatroom posters to be sued and outed

San Diego semiconductor outfit MeltroniX aims to name and shame a bunch of surfers it claims posted defamatory statements about the company in its Internet chat room.
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Original Intel hacker's appeal denied

Randal Schwartz is something of a legend in the hacking community though his name was never implanted in the mainstream consciousness like Kevins Mitnick and Poulsen. Schwartz never went on the lam, never made it to America's Most Wanted and Unsolved Mysteries, and never did hard time.
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Acer's March sales chopped in half

Acer Inc saw sales drop 37 per cent for the first quarter, blaming the general sluggishness of the PC sector.
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Extradition hearing in Bloomberg hack/extortion

The extradition hearing of two men accused of attempting to extort $200,000 from the founder of the Bloomberg financial news service began in London today.
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Germany may strike Nazi sites with DoS attacks

German Interior Minister Otto Schily is contemplating a scheme to disable foreign Web sites which pander to neo-Nazis by ordering them struck with denial of service (DoS) attacks, Der Spiegel reports.
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Jurors badly miscalculate MP3.com damages

Jurors inadvertently let MP3.com off the hook last week when they wrote down the wrong damages figure in a court case over copyright infringement.