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Europe to make broadband top priority next year

Broadband will be top of the list of priorities for the European Commission next year, according to Erkki Liikanen, the Commissioner for Enterprise and Information Society Study.
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AMD to bring performance ratings to other CPUs

AMD yesterday pledged to apply its new buzzword, QuantiSpeed, to all of the processors it offers based on the Palomino core.
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Broadband shortage hits UK economy

There's insufficient broadband Net access in the UK and it's hitting the country's competitiveness.
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Apply here to screw Java: Microsoft recruits more J# developers

Both Sun and Microsoft have given us on the record responses to the Beast's latest Java provocation, Visual J#.
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BT stops port throttling in time for Watchdog programme

BT has lifted the "port throttling" restrictions on its ADSL service just a few hours ago and just one day before TV programme Watchdog plans to take the company to task for it.
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RIAA secret meeting memo

The trouble with the Internet is that it's just too darn fast. Publish a story and it's all around the world before you've caught your breath. Or had a chance to change what you'd incautiously posted prematurely. Which is certainly the case with Monday's 'Music biz wants tougher DMCA, CPRM 2 to protect copyright' story.
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Baltimore appoints new chief as revenues decline

Baltimore Technologies has appointed a fresh chief executive tasked with restoring to health the once high-flying security firm.
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Athlon XP PC ads dribble in

Just a smattering of advertising for AMD's newly launched Athlon XP processors can be found in the main papers today. Only Time Computers and Mesh Computers are displaying offers on the new chips.
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BT rewrites Ts&Cs to kick off more Anytime users

BT is determined to kick more users off its dial-up Anytime service and so it has rewritten its terms & conditions just so it can inform customers they have broken them.
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InTechnology gets NAS from IBM

IBM gave non-exclusive distribution rights to InTechnology for its Network Attached Storage (NAS) products in the UK yesterday.
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Intel to offer Pentium 4-based Celeron next year

Pentium 4 technology will come to Intel's Celeron line next summer, the chip giant's latest roadmaps show, just as Tualatin 0.13 micron Pentium IIIs are even now turning up with Celeron badges.
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Motorola announces third consecutive loss

Motorola has reported its third quarterly loss in a row, although it provided no surprises to the City and share price has remained unchanged.
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AMD's Athlon XP numbering scheme misses the (bench)mark

Analysis Just how is AMD going to persuade potential PC buyers that its new processor naming scheme, introduced yesterday with the Athlon XP chip, is a meaningful measure of relative performance?
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MS confirms Xbox disk downgrade

Microsoft has confirmed that it has shaved a couple of gigabytes off the hard drive built into its Xbox games console. The machine, due to go on sale next month will ship with an 8GB hard drive, rather than 10GB.
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Leaked EU papers signal guilty verdict, vast fine for MS

An escaped European Commission antitrust document makes it clear that Microsoft is in deep trouble with Europe's authorities. The document, leaked to the Wall Street Journal, charges that Microsoft's server software - specifically, Windows 2000 - has been deliberately designed to exclude rivals, and that the company has illegally bundled Windows Media Player in a bid to establish a monopoly in Internet music and video.
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UK broadband prices ‘too high’ says BT Retail boss

The chief exec of BT Retail has admitted that the cost of broadband in the UK is too high.
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All Dixons Group's Web sites down

Updated All Dixons Group's Web sites are down and have been for at least 24 hours. That includes PCWorld.com and co.uk, Dixons.com and co.uk, Currys.co.uk and TheLink.com and co.uk.
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Would you rather meet Bill Gates or a topless model?

Database company Embarcadero has produced the results of its IT lifestyle census, after polling a wide range of UK IT professionals.
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Afilias calls to explain .info fiasco

Afilias gave us a bell this afternoon to raise a few problems it has had with our coverage of the .info registration process and explain what it is doing to clear up the mess from the first top-level domain launch since the Internet's origins.