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Bush admin to make hacking a terrorist offence

US Attorney General John Ashcroft went to Capitol Hill Monday afternoon to sell the Bush Administration's new slew of anti-terror laws to the House Judiciary Committee.
Thomas C Greene, 25 Sep 2001
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Compel suffers brutal IT downturn

Compel, blames a "brutal" downturn in the IT industry for turning in a loss of £13.4m for the year to June 30.
Drew Cullen, 25 Sep 2001
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Intel unleashes 2Ghz Xeon

The 2Ghz Foster Xeon is alive. A version of the processor aimed squarely at dual processor workstations, gets rolled out today. It uses the 860 chipset and RDRAM memory, uses the Pentium 4's 400Mhz FSB and will be priced at $615.
Andrew Orlowski, 25 Sep 2001
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Lower estimates for AMD and Intel after US tragedy

Disappointing PC sales at the start of the school year and side effects of terrorist attacks against the US have prompted financial analysts to peg back forecasts for both AMD and Intel.
John Leyden, 25 Sep 2001
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Vizzavi rubbishes reports of ‘widespread’ job cuts

Vizzavi has moved to quash reports that it is on the verge of announcing "widespread" job losses in its multi-platform Internet portal business.
Tim Richardson, 25 Sep 2001
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Guildsoft has new owner

Guildsoft, the only distie from Devon that we've ever heard of, has changed hands.
Drew Cullen, 25 Sep 2001
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Top Web design firm Deepend goes under

Multiple award-winning UK Web design firm Deepend has gone into liquidation with the loss of all its 90 staff.
Kieren McCarthy, 25 Sep 2001
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Consumers more confident, savvy about ecommerce

Consumer confidence in ecommerce and the Internet is growing despite the effects of the weakening economy, according to a joint survey by Yahoo! and ACNielsen.
Tim Richardson, 25 Sep 2001
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Virus exploits fears over war on terror

A destructive virus, which tries to exploit anxiety generated by approaching military action, has been released on the Internet.
John Leyden, 25 Sep 2001
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Online ad sales slide

There's depressing news about the state of the online advertising market in the US following the publication of key data that shows that ad revenue fell by 7.8 per cent in the first half of the year.
Tim Richardson, 25 Sep 2001
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MS vows rewritten IIS, more patches

Exclusive Microsoft has been stung into action by Gartner security analyst John Pescatore's conclusion that businesses should ditch IIS - the Beast's own web server - for safer alternatives.
Andrew Orlowski, 25 Sep 2001
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Dabsxchange bans secondhand MS software

Online auction site Dabsxchange is to stop people offering second-hand Microsoft software for sale on the site, because it believes the vast majority of it is likely to be pirated.
John Leyden, 25 Sep 2001
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Real and Napster catch portalitis

What a dismal future looms ahead for music lovers, if online subscription services turn out anything like promised.
Andrew Orlowski, 25 Sep 2001
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E-minister calls for lower broadband prices

The elusive E-Commerce Minister Douglas Alexander today called on the telecoms and Internet industry to cut prices and help stimulate demand for broadband.
Tim Richardson, 25 Sep 2001
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OFT to review MS licensing terms

The Office of Fair Trading is to review corporate IT customer claims that Microsoft's new software licensing terms are anti-competitive.
Kieren McCarthy, 25 Sep 2001
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Broadcom preps networking crypto acceleration

Broadcom is to embed cryptographic acceleration technology from nCypher into its networking chips.
John Leyden, 25 Sep 2001
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AMD shuts fabs, fires 2,300

Yesterday, New York investment bank Thomas Wiesel Partners noted that AMD was, in terms of sales performance, riding the PC recession rather better than Intel its bigger and richer rival(this is relative - Intel still sells three times as many CPUs and at higher average prices).
Drew Cullen, 25 Sep 2001
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McNealy salutes Phil Rosenzweig

Scott McNealy was overcome with emotion at the launch of his firm's StarCat monster server in New York today, as he saluted the Sun employee killed on Flight 11.
Robert Blincoe, 25 Sep 2001
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Gelsinger anointed Intel CTO

Intel, one of the world's great technology companies, made do without a CTO for 33 years. How did it manage?
Drew Cullen, 25 Sep 2001

Sun shows off mainframe chasing 106 chip StarCat

Sun saved a small surprise for everyone at the launch of its big fat mainframe-chasing StarCat unix server in New York.
Robert Blincoe, 25 Sep 2001