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Palm leaks unannounced m125 onto Web – then pulls it

Palm yesterday posted on its Web site pages devoted to its upcoming m125 PDA - and then pulled them as many of its fans started taking a look at the new machine.
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Palm m525 to boast built-in Bluetooth

Palm's follow-up to its m505 PDA, the m525, will connect to the outside world through a Bluetooth wireless link.
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Dell to launch Intel's 2GHz Xeon any day now

Dell will shortly announce workstations based on two of Intel's 2GHz Xeon processors four weeks ahead of the CPU's formal launch, system builder sources have told The Register.
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BT's 192 service faces competition

BT is to lose its near-monopoly for providing directory enquiry services telecoms regulator, Oftel, confirmed today.
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Mitsubishi to double chip unit job cuts

Mitsubishi, Japan's fifth biggest chip maker, will rid itself of 2000 staff employed by its semiconductor operation - twice the number it said last week it would eliminate in the light of a collapse in the company's projected earnings.
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Rambus rises on Intel investment

Rambus' shares rose rather better than they had the previous day, the effect of a second day of investor confidence in the company after it announced it would be making $200 million over the next five years out of a licensing deal with Intel.
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Online travel industry reeling from US attacks

The online travel industry, specifically the airlines themselves, are still reeling from the terrorist attacks in the US last week.
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BTopenwoe ditches portal plans

BTopenworld has completed a U-turn on part of its broadband strategy by deciding to concentrate almost solely on providing access and ditching plans to create a portal of broadband content.
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Online shoppers are getting ripped off

Online shoppers are still being ripped off according to the latest survey from Consumers International.
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Norway – is it part of Europe or what?

The big debate raging today at Vulture Central centres on Norway, to whit, is it part of Europe, or what?
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Meet Ziggy Switkowski

The head of incumbent telco Telstra has become a hate figure throughout the Australian Net community because in his wisdom he has decided that even those paying Au$90 (£30) for a DSL account will have a 3Gb per month cap on their usage. This man is Ziggy Switkowski and he's not flavour of the month. He claims the cap is …

Wintel forces raise the fault-tolerance standard

Fault-tolerance = Unix (or Proprietary), right? Wrong, in June this year, Stratus, the veteran maker of fault-tolerant servers, debuted its first system based on Windows 2000 and Intel chips.
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BT kits out 1,000th DSL exchange

BT Wholesale today hit a significant milestone in the roll-out of broadband in Britain with the announcement that it has installed ADSL kit in its 1000th exchange.
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MSN.co.uk begins Web email migration

All has not gone smoothly with the migration of MSN's UK customers to Web-based email accounts.
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Hackers lash out at Islamic Usenet group

S'kiddies have taken out the mail server used by the moderators of an Islamic Usenet group in the latest of a serious of untargeted attacks by "vigilante" hackers following last week's terrorist attacks on the US.
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Software firm takes on mighty financial watchdog

A UK software company is being forced to defend itself against the attentions of the UK's financial watchdog, the Financial Services Authority (FSA).
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M$ unveils Office for OS X

Microsoft will ship Office for Mac OS X in November for a decidedly steep $499.