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TSMC expects chip market to grow 20% next year

The market downturn notwithstanding, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's optimism continues unabated. Newly appointed deputy CEO F C Tseng yesterday said he expects chip sales to grow 20 per cent during 2002.
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Pop star slammed for Dope Wars plug

Pop singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor loves playing Dope Wars, an enthusiasm that has landed her in hot war with the Daily Record.
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Apple stops legal attack on alleged secrets leaker

Apple has settled its legal action against an ex-staffer who allegedly leaked company secrets.
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Log on with the pigeons

For those who've ever felt a burning urge to log on in the middle of a park, life just got better.
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The fattest ever fat cats?

Execs at Rhythms NetConnections in the US awarded themselves $4 million in bonuses just three days before seeking bankruptcy.
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PC Direct sticks two fingers up at former employer

Staff at computer magazine PC Direct have had the last laugh at Dutch publisher VNU in its last issue. Staff were unhappy to hear the company had decided to shut the mag and sack all the staff, just weeks after it had pulled in a new team and revamped the title.
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Samsung to mass produce 256Mb RDRAM

Samsung is moving into mass production of 0.15-micron 256Mb Rambus DRAM.
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Don't work on 24 August, it's National Slacker Day

Seeing as we're sat in silly season, where there's no news to be had so all the nuts and freaks coming rushing out for moments of temporary fame, we would suggest you visit Slackerday.com.
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.Net may yet close the open source movement

A few weeks ago Project Mono was announced. Led by Ximian, the Linux desktop application provider, Project Mono was initiated to develop an open source version of Microsoft's .Net development platform. This would allow open source developers to quickly and easily deliver .Net compatible software on Linux platforms.
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Zen and PlusNet cut cost of DSL

PlusNet and Zen Internet have responded quickly to BT's shock news yesterday that it is to cut the cost of wholesale broadband access for businesses.
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Acrobat virus delivers Bum's Rush

Virus writers have turned their sights on Adobe Acrobat: the result is a Peachy, a worm that infects PDF files.
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Toshiba slashes DRAM output

Toshiba is to slash DRAM production at its Yokkaichi plant in Japan by 60 per cent due to oversupply and flagging demand.
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ATI Radeon 200 debuts on Web

ATI's upcoming R200 chip - almost certainly to ship as the Radeon 2 - has appeared on the Web over at Korean site Brainbox, which has details and piccies of an engineering sample AGP 4x board based on the new graphics processor.
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2GHz P4 PCs to hit £999 in September

The arrival of Intel's 2GHz P4 and its expected price drop to $400 on 28 August should lead to some interesting PC pricing.
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Freeserve still threatens to move to Algeria

Freeserve is still threatening to export its Internet operation overseas and run it from Algeria, Britain's biggest French ISP confirmed today.
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FBI chief Mueller lied to Senate about key-logging

New FBI chief Robert Mueller's testimony before the US Senate during his confirmation hearing last week, to the effect that he had no understanding of key-logging technology, sounded very wrong to us.
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MS appeals to US Supreme Court

Microsoft is trying to convince the US Supreme Court that it got shanked so badly by Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson that it deserves an entirely new trial.