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Gates, Ballmer do Office-XP photo spreads

Exclusive: We've obtained copies of two mildly humorous posters used at Beast Central to whip up enthusiasm for Office-XP among the teeming MicroSerfs, which, we're told, are intended exclusively for internal circulation.
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Iomart £700k grant safe

Scottish broadband provider Iomart looks set to hang on to £700,000 worth of public money it received from a local enterprise group - for the time being at least.
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ORBS is reborn

Anti-spam company ORBS has been reborn, at least that what Paul Cummins reckons with his new ORBS UK site.
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Mondus springs back to life

Mondus, the much-hyped SME B2B exchange, is up and running today, emerging from a week of site maintenance purdah.
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Euro PC makers hit attractive price points – Intel

European PC prices are hitting the point "where it becomes attractive for customers to buy", according to Intel Europe boss Stacy Smith.
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ItsGoodToGive in £9.99 Net access deal

A charity-giving ISP is offering 24/7 unmetered Net access for just £9.99 a month - believed to be the cheapest deal so far in the UK.
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Palm offers ‘65 PDAs for the price of 50’ deal

Palm unveiled its latest inventory-clearing scheme yesterday: a 'buy shedloads and get some free' promotion geared toward the PDA pioneer's corporate customers.
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Sony launches eVilla Be appliance

Sony has finally launched its eVilla information appliance after a couple of delays. It represents Be Inc's penultimate throw of the dice - with the cash running perilously dry for the world's longest-running and best-loved software startup.
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Acer eyes Rambus chipset market

Acer Labs has formed an R&D team to produce Rambus-based chipsets and has already begun consulting mobo makers about what they would like to see in the company's RDRAM products.
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NewMedia Spark buys GlobalNetFinancial

VC firm NewMedia Spark is to buy online finance company GlobalNet Financial.
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More Net-speak enters Oxford English Dictionary

More language from Internet culture is to enter the Oxford English Dictionary - but only on its online version because a new printed version is not due for another 10 years.
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Acer own label sales flatter than pancake

Acer Group has slashed sales forecasts for own-brand sales. The PC maker reckons it will now only get 80-90 per cent of its previously projected target of $3.4 billion for the year.
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Intel stalks system builders

How times have changed. NOt so long ago Intel's account managers were considered an arrogant bunch, who wouldn't give the time of day to second and third-tier UK system builders.
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Infobank retrenches – again

Infobank, the UK company soon to be known as Izodia, is cutting costs again.
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ICANN Whois survey is biased – Froomkin

Michael Froomkin, professor of law at the University of Miami, founder of ICANN Watch and leading authority on ICANN, has been in touch to disagree with our piece on the organisation's new Whois review.
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Net just a minority pursuit

The Internet is merely a minority pursuit in the global scheme of things, according to the latest batch of research from Ipsos-Reid.
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Ten Pin Massively Multiplaying Bowling

Lanarena has scored a sponsorship deal with ELSA, which will see the German firm's GLADIAC graphics cards power 200 PCs in six UK bowling alleys.
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Surf Control filters channel for 40 squealer dealers

SurfControl, the net filtering company, is half way towards its target of recruiting 40 UK resellers for its new three-tier accreditation programme.
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VIA C4 to hit 2GHz during 2H 2002

VIA will take its x86-compatible processor line to 2GHz and beyond during the second half of 2002 with Esther (the latest of its biblically inspired codenames), the second chip to sport the C4 brand.
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We love Doubleclick because…

Competition It's been a tough week for Doubleclick, bless 'em. Our beloved readers have let rip on the subject of cookies, and have left the ad-trafficking giant a sobbing mess.
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Nortel axes 10,000 more jobs

Nortel Networks is to cull 10,000 jobs by the end of September, it announced today.
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EC DVD probe beano

EC investigates Euro DVD high pricing
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FOTW Lester the Canadian Molester

Incredibly, some Canadians took offence at Lester's story on Tuesday Martians invade Canada.
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Pirates ahoy!

Music CD piracy grew 25% in 2000
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Reg English stoned to death

HP ad blamed for Birmingham rock throwers
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VIA preps August launch for Pentium 4 DDR chipset

VIA will launch its Pentium 4-oriented DDR SDRAM-based chipset, the P4X266, in August and is busy signing up mobo makers in time for the big day.
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USB 2.0 takes some flak

VIA CEO wants USB 2.0 killed off
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Doubleclick unleashes forces of darkness

WinXP IE6 spells death for Doubleclick - and a boost for MSN? IE6 will not monster our cookies, says Doubleclick
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Readers' Letters Doubleclick is agent of Satan

WinXP IE6 spells death for Doubleclick - and a boost for MSN? IE6 will not monster our cookies, says Doubleclick Doubleclick fails in California privacy challenge
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Admen prepare to blitz cellphones

The advertising industry will shortly reveal how it's going to bombard cellphone and PDA users with commercials
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Apple kills Cube?

So farewell then, Apple's Cube. Almost gone, and probably soon forgotten. It didn't even make its first birthday.
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Oki C9200

Review When we reviewed Oki's C7200N colour network printer in April it excelled in our tests, striking the ideal balance between print quality, speed and low running costs. But while the C7200N is aimed at small workgroups, the C9200 is Oki's high-end network printer, with a high price to match.
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Iomart director has links with grant-giving agency

A director of Scottish broadband outfit Iomart, is also a director of the regional development agency that granted £700,000 financial aid to the company.
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Burnley FC doesn't need Time Computers' cash

Burnley Football Club has got itself a sponsor. This is good news because it played the entire 2000/01 season without a major sponsor because it wouldn't put Time Computers' logo on its famous claret and blue strip.
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Plane crash kills reseller managers

Synergon, a leading Hungarian system integrator, confirmed that a number of its managers were on a light plane, which crashed yesterday, killing six passengers.
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Cube8 forms ‘commercial relationship’ with the teenage dotcom millionaire

Internet incubator Cube8 has formed a "commercial relationship" with CyberBritain - the portal run by "teenage dotcom millionaire" Ben Cohen, who is no longer a millionaire.
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Intel to cut Mobile Celeron prices this weekend

Intel is expected to start charging less for certain Mobile Celeron processors on Monday.
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This is how to pass-off a cancer-reducing mobile add-on

Nokia, Motorola and Ericsson have apparently been patenting "radiation-reducing devices" for their phones but swear this is nothing to do with the alleged link between mobiles and cancer.
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Notebooks will make up 25% of PC market in 2005

Notebooks will account for 25 per cent of all PCs sold by 2005, due to falling prices and the slowdown of the desktop PC market.
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US Senator's wife pleads to e-mail dirty tricks

Former US Senator Rod Grams' (Republican, Minnesota) wife, Christine Gunhus, has pleaded no contest to charges of sending pseudonymous e-mail nastygrams maligning her husband's Democratic rival, Mike Ciresi, in flagrant violation of Minnesota election regulations, Washington correspondent Declan McCullagh reports via his Cluebot Web site.
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US Rep threatens FBI budget over Carnivore

US Representative and House Majority Leader Richard Armey (Republican, Texas) has steadily denounced the FBI's packet-sniffing apparatus known as Carnivore since it was first unveiled by a proud Reno DoJ a year ago.
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Solar Sunrise hacker ‘Analyzer’ escapes jail

The hacker known as 'The Analyzer' was sentenced Thursday in Israel to six months of community service for a series of intrusions into US Defense Department computers that triggered America's first full-blown infowar false alarm. Ehud Tenenbaum, 22, also received one year of probation and a two-year suspended prison sentence …