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Chip sales to grow 23% in 2002, says analyst

Consumer spending, one component of the economy that has continued to grow (so far) despite the recession, will lift the semiconductor industry out of the doldrums next year.
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Linux smartphone heads for Europe

Samsung's Linux based smartphone will appear in Europe, although a date for the launch hasn't been set yet.
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Kingston ADSL cap ‘will not be actively implemented ’

Kingston Communications has (finally) got in touch with El Reg to try and clarify its position on capping usage for its new ADSL service.
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Rambus seeks 18-month Micron trial delay

Rambus wants its legal action against Micron to be put on ice for up to a year and a half.
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Mozilla chief missing, presumed pink-slipped

Updated Mitchell Baker, lead of the Mozilla browser project, appears to have been laid off by employer AOL-TW.
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NTL semantically challenged

El Reg has been sent a copy of one of ntl's marketing brochures - speed, power and control...introducing ntl broadband internet.
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Intel's Q3 sales unlikely to beat Q2 – Wall Street

Intel forecast its Q3 sales will come in somewhere between $6.2 billion and $6.8 billion when it posted its Q2 fiscals on 17 July, but CFO Andy Bryant is expected by Wall Street to narrow it down to the bottom end of that range when he issues a revised sales guidance statement this evening.
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Toys R Us sells out Xbox pre-orders in 30 mins

Toys R Us and its online store manager, Amazon.com, yesterday claimed that they had sold all of their initial batch of Xbox consoles within 30 minutes of the units going on sale.
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Orange triples its profit

Orange's results were officially posted this morning after last week's accidental earnings leak. While earnings were known to have jumped 102 per cent, the main figure you'll want to know is that the mobile phone company has seen its operating profit triple to £514 million.
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iomart losses widen

Scottish broadband provider iomart has reported increased losses for the first six months of the year despite increasing turnover by two thirds.
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‘Busty blonde’ email lawyers face lawsuit

Two London lawyers face a lawsuit over an email in which one of them asked for a 'busty blonde' as a replacement for their black secretary.
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Tech companies to suffer again in FTSE100 review

Yet more technology companies are to be kicked out of the FTSE100 index next week as part of the regular review.
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Blueyonder suspends Code Red infected users

Updated Cable broadband outfit blueyonder is taking a tough line on dealing with the Code Red by suspending consumers found to have been infected by the worm.
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VIA to sample successor to C3 next quarter

VIA will sample the next generation of its x86-compatible C3 processor, codenamed Nehemiah and expected to ship as the C4, next quarter.
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Atlas Flyer 3400

Review The Atlas Flyer lives up to its name, swooping in to beat all rivals with a blistering WorldBench score and a ridiculously low price tag. It comes with a 1GHz Pentium III flip-chip processor twinned with 256MB of RAM. However, its WorldBench score of 161 beats all rivals. Even better, it costs a reasonable £1000.
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Wanadoo losses widen

Wanadoo - the French Internet outfit which also owns Freeserve - reported increased losses today despite improved revenues for the first six months of the year.
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NASA hacker ‘rolex’ jailed for four months

A hacker has received a four month prison sentence for breaking into servers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
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Pegasus Opera sales beating forecasts

Systems Union, which supplies mid-range accountancy software systems, today said it had managed to drag itself back into the black.
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Nvidia confirms September nForce ship-date

Nvidia will ship nForce this month, allowing mobo makers to ship boards based on the Athlon chipset by "the end of September", according to a company spokesman.
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DoJ abandons MS split, but wants court to check WinXP etc

The US Department of Justice won't be asking for Microsoft's break-up any more, nor will it be coming back for another go at the tying of IE to Windows, which was one of the matters sent back to the district court by the appeals court for further consideration. The DoJ will however be pressing for "prompt, effective and certain" relief over the large pile of sins Microsoft was deemed guilty of, and it also wants to lob "developments in the industry since the trial concluded" into the equation.
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Man executed for using the Net

A 22-year-old unemployed man has been executed for murdering his foster mother after she chastised him for using the Internet too much.
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EU releases Echelon spying report

The report by the European Union into the Echelon spying network, released yesterday, has concluded that not only does the network exist but that it can prove its existence. It also calls on the UK to pull out of the system - jointly run by the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia - to prove its commitment to the EU.

NHS email system up the spout

The NHS' email system has been up the spout since Saturday, preventing thousands of doctors, nurses and management from communicating everyday matters and causing extensive housekeeping delays.