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IBM caught tagging San Fran streets with Linux ads

IBM has been touting its flavor of Linux for servers with what can only be described as graffiti, by stenciling peace-signs, hearts and penguins (symbolizing peace, love and Linux) on San Francisco city streets, IDG.net reports.
Thomas C Greene, 20 Apr 2001
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In bed with Keith Chegwin

Former television presenter Keith 'Cheggers' Chegwin has announced the launch of his latest media venture - a live internet show from his bedroom. The show - which goes out daily from 0700 to 1900 BST - will feature "celebrity guests, competitions and interactive games". Chegwin started his career in kids' TV. He will, …
Lester Haines, 20 Apr 2001
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BTopenworld denies it's ‘sidelined’ consumers

BTopenworld is to concentrate on offering broadband services to businesses instead of consumers, the Internet division of the monster telco confirmed today.
Tim Richardson, 20 Apr 2001
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Transmeta revenues defy industry trend

Transmeta's revenues continue to grow - not hard when you start at zip - while its loss widened slightly during the first three months of fiscal 2001.
Tony Smith, 20 Apr 2001
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Tesco offer shifts 400 iMacs a week

Updated UK grocer Tesco's latest trial run selling iMacs has come to an end, with 2000 machines being sold in five weeks, the store has claimed.
Tony Smith, 20 Apr 2001
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Despite PC slowdown, Microsoft results nudge past expectations

Microsoft has just nudged ahead of expectations in its Q3 results, pushing up the share price up by as much as 6.5 per cent.
Kieren McCarthy, 20 Apr 2001
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Egg still on target to break even in Q4

Egg claims it is "on track" to break even during Q4, the British online bank announced today.
Tim Richardson, 20 Apr 2001
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Ericsson sacks 12,000 after revenue slump

Ericsson has announced it will lay-off 12,000 staff in a bid top return to profitability after it announced disastrous results today.
Kieren McCarthy, 20 Apr 2001
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Intel 1.7GHz P4 due Monday, at $350 – sources

Intel is set to launch the 1.7GHz Pentium 4 on Monday, blitzing prices across the P4 range into the bargain, according to numerous industry sources.
Tony Smith, 20 Apr 2001
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CyberNanny Web site defaced with obscenities

The Web site of a firm which provides Internet filtering software has been defaced with a string of obscenities.
John Leyden, 20 Apr 2001
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World Online/Tiscali begins ‘massacre of UK employees’

World Online UK is to make 53 people redundant in what has been described as the start of a "massacre of UK employees" following the company's take-over by Italian telco Tiscali last year .
Tim Richardson, 20 Apr 2001
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Greece and Belgium are the weakest links in MS Hacks

Two regional Microsoft Web sites have been defaced in a pair of attacks that call into question the ability of the software giant to enforce a global security policy.
John Leyden, 20 Apr 2001
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Dell steals Compaq's crown

Dell became the world's top selling PC vendor in Q1, netting 13 per cent market share.
Linda Harrison, 20 Apr 2001
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BT suffers major Web security scare

BT has suspended the services available from its Web site after an upgrade to its site went horribly wrong.
John Leyden, 20 Apr 2001
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UK Govt shuts e-govt portal

The Government is to shut down its award-winning open.gov.uk Web portal - best described as the front door to Britain's e-government services - in July.
Tim Richardson, 20 Apr 2001
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Computer fires man

DIY supershed B&Q is not content with positively vetting job applicants with its telephone virtual interview system. No. The company has now decided to allow its hi-tech cyberpersonnel department to sack people it has already employed.
Lester Haines, 20 Apr 2001
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Political cyberterrorism: Labour is Conservative

The general election is hotting up and the Internet will play a big part in it.
Kieren McCarthy, 20 Apr 2001
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BT bills go open source

BT suspended the services available from its Web site for two hours today after an upgrade to its site went horribly wrong.
John Leyden, 20 Apr 2001
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Top US lawyer seeks mobile-phone cancer cash

The US lawyer famed for wrangling billions of dollars in damages out of the tobacco industry has started legal action against a stack of mobile phone companies.
Linda Harrison, 20 Apr 2001
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Silicon Investor posters can stay anonymous

A US judge has ruled that surfers accused of posting negative messages about a company on the Internet in the hope of lowering its share price can remain anonymous.
Linda Harrison, 20 Apr 2001