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Hacking Hotmail made easy

Some bright empiricist from Root-Core has discovered that anyone can log into their Hotmail account and then call messages from any other Hotmail account by crafting a URL with the second account's username and a valid message number.
Thomas C Greene, 20 Aug 2001
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Italians win Globalnet tussle

Globalnet Financial.com, the semi-comatose Web-based finance news operation, has torn up an agreed bid from New Media Spark, and is now selling itself to AISoftware, an Italian technology group.
Drew Cullen, 20 Aug 2001
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Insight sets sights on Action – again

Insight Enterprises, the US direct marketing IT reseller, is poised to buy Action Computer Supplies, UK's biggest mail-order reseller, according to the Financial Mail on Sunday.
Drew Cullen, 20 Aug 2001
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Infineon out to block all Rambus action against it

Infineon is seeking protection from future legal action that might be launched by Rambus alleging violation of the memory designer's DDR SDRAM patents.
Tony Smith, 20 Aug 2001

Oftel to slash cost of mobile phone calls

Calls made to mobile phones are set to get cheaper, according to a report in the Mail on Sunday.
Tim Richardson, 20 Aug 2001
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General Semi to close Irish fab

US-based General Semiconductor is to close its County Cork, Ireland fab with the loss of 670 jobs.
Tony Smith, 20 Aug 2001
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VIA's Q2 profits to fall 30%, analysts predict

VIA is looking at a 30 per cent drop in earnings, Taiwanese analysts have forecast. The chipset maker is due to report its Q2 figures tomorrow.
Tony Smith, 20 Aug 2001
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More jobs to go at Baltimore

Internet security firm Baltimore Technologies is expected to announce the loss of an estimated 250 jobs when it announces it second quarter financial results on Wednesday.
John Leyden, 20 Aug 2001
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Sony launches Bluetooth camcorders

Sony today launched two digital video cameras capable of transferring movies and stills across a Bluetooth wireless link.
Tony Smith, 20 Aug 2001
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Earth Lease toys with upping BT local loop bid

Earth Lease is considering upping its £8 billion offer for BT's local loop, according to the FT.
Tim Richardson, 20 Aug 2001

NEC joins 3G forces with Matsushita

NEC and Matsushita are to work together in developing 3G software. The software will concentrate on getting video to the handsets - something that will remain a main selling point when the networks and handsets are finally available.
Kieren McCarthy, 20 Aug 2001
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Fujitsu to chop 16,000 jobs worldwide

Fujitsu is to chop 16,400 jobs worldwide by March 2002.
Linda Harrison, 20 Aug 2001
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Epson Stylus Photo 895

Review As digital cameras are replacing their film counterparts, photographers are being forced to use PCs to view and print their images. Epson has come up with a solution enabling PC-phobes to output images without ever touching a computer.
PC Advisor, 20 Aug 2001
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Queen goes tea-towel e-commerce crazy

The Queen has got over the shock of losing money once in a dotcom venture and got into e-commerce on her new Balmoral site.
Kieren McCarthy, 20 Aug 2001
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Eidos in clear over Columbine

In April, families of the victims of the 1999 Columbine high school massacre launched a legal assault on a number of entertainment companies, accusing violent games of being behind the shootings.
Eurogamer.net, 20 Aug 2001
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NTL trials wireless broadband

NTL is trialling wireless broadband services in London in a move that could extend the reach hi-speed Net access outside of its cable franchise areas.
Tim Richardson, 20 Aug 2001
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MS firewall is holier than the Pope

Updated Microsoft's much vaunted first security product has become the subject of three separate security problems.
John Leyden, 20 Aug 2001
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Computer gamers have under-developed brains

Kids who play computer games are more likely to grow up violent and anti-social.
Linda Harrison, 20 Aug 2001
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AMD launches ‘Morgan’ Duron ahead of ‘Palomino’ Athlon

AMD today launched a 1.1GHz mobile Athlon 4 and a 900MHz mobile Duron to go with it.
Tony Smith, 20 Aug 2001
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MicronPC cuts back on AMD – in public

Update MicronPC is to stop selling AMD-powered machines to small and medium businesses and to government. The company - America's third biggest direct sales PC maker - says the decision to sell Intel-only into these sectors will "streamline our product line, simplifying our customers' buying decisions and reducing our engineering and product development costs".
Drew Cullen, 20 Aug 2001
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Click here for the real news

Inspired, or rather, ashamed by an article today in the Guardian's media section, we've decided to do a links story on some people who use the Internet in its most revolutionary aspect - bypassing the rich and powerful on the planet to get their own message across.
Kieren McCarthy, 20 Aug 2001
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BTopenworld shuts Coventry call centre

More than 100 jobs have been lost at BTopenworld's call centre in Coventry as part of the broadband operation's bid to rationalise its support network.
Tim Richardson, 20 Aug 2001
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LogoWatch The future's bright – the future's purple

Updated Updated You'd think that business schools had plenty to be getting on with, what with training people in how to order someone else to work out how to use the photocopier, etc., etc. Regretably, though, Manchester Business School seems to have found enough spare time to indulge in that curse of the dotcom economy - …
Lester Haines, 20 Aug 2001
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MS engineers receive free whoopee cushions

Qualified Microsoft engineers have been sent free whoopee cushions from the Beast of Redmond to encourage them to take Windows 2000 certification.
Kieren McCarthy, 20 Aug 2001
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33 million people use Net in UK

Two out of three people in the UK have access to the Net in one form or another, according to the latest ponderings from Jupiter MMXI.
Tim Richardson, 20 Aug 2001
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Handspring slices PDA prices by up to 25%

Handspring doesn't appear to have launched any new PDAs today - at least, not yet; it's early in the day as we write this - as the troubled Palm-licensee is expected to, but it has cut the prices of its current line-up.
Tony Smith, 20 Aug 2001
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Football clubs score with highlights over the Net

Weekend reports suggest that Premiership football clubs are lining up to charge fans to watch highlights of games on the Internet.
John Leyden, 20 Aug 2001
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Online DIY couple divorce thanks to Net

A couple that managed to renovate their home by broadcasting their DIY antics over the Web are to divorce, thanks to the Internet.
Kieren McCarthy, 20 Aug 2001
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Xbidit suspends operations

Xbidit, the UK channel auction site that sprung up towards the end of the dotcom boom, has suspended operations.
Linda Harrison, 20 Aug 2001
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Top-tier PC makers demand VIA Pentium 4 chipset

At least three of the world's top ten PC makers have told Taiwan's mobo makers they must have product based on VIA's controversial Pentium 4 chipset, the P4X266.
Tony Smith, 20 Aug 2001
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Korean Rambus exports slump claims local paper

Samsung is cutting Rambus RDRAM production as demand for the memory technology slumps - a trend mirrored in South Korea's export statistics which show a fall in the number of RDRAM chips leaving the country.
Tony Smith, 20 Aug 2001