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Blair backs broadband

Prime Minister Tony Blair took time out yesterday from a hectic round of international diplomacy to address business leaders about the benefits of broadband.
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Cisco beats the Street

Cisco posted income of $332 million on the back of $4.4 billion sales in Q1.
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HP to give away app server

Hewlett Packard is turning on the pressure on BEA Systems, the leading app-server vendor, by offering its own app-server for free.
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Never Mind The Wingdings

Site News Laurence Sterne, the 18th century novelist, was an accomplished practitioner of visual jokes on the written page. In his landmark comic novel The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, a long black squiggle represents the movement of a stick. This is possibly the first typographical joke in the English language.
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Photoshop for Mac OS X nears completion?

Updated Adobe at long last announced the immediate availability of the Mac OS X version of Illustrator yesterday and promised that OS X-native versions of its other applications will ship within the next six months.
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E-envoy says Chancellor is ‘obstacle to broadband’

E-envoy, Andrew Pinder, has landed himself in hot water after labelling the Chancellor of the Exchequer as a possible "obstacle to broadband".
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Apple seeds 1.6GHz Power Mac G5s

We're getting reports that appear to confirm that Apple has indeed begun to distribute PowerPC 8500-based development systems to its main third-party software partners.
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Bin Laden hackers denounce founder

Leet German script k1dd13 and would-be investment guru Kim Schmitz aka Kimble, who recently promoted his YIHAT (Young Intelligent Hackers Against Terrorism) Ninja force with loose claims to have hacked a Sudanese bank with /bin/laden accounts, has been denounced by two people claiming to be members of his organization.
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Vodafone/ Mannesmann multi-million payouts not illegal

The multi-million payouts given to executives of Mannesmann and the CEO of Vodafone when the two companies merged, currently being investigated by German authorities, aren't illegal, a new report has concluded.
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Alcatel to snuff 1,500 US staff

Alcatel is shedding 1,500 US employees. The move comes less than a week after the troubled telecom company announced it is canning 10,000 European job cuts.
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US e-Xmas looks bleak

Softening consumer confidence in the US could hit ecommerce revenues in the run-up to Christmas, according to gloomy research released by San Francisco-based Odyssey.
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T-Online losses down, sales up

T-Online, Europe's biggest ISP, has announced smaller-than-expected losses and increased sales.
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All you ever wanted to know about the DoJ's Windows cave in

The DoJ-Microsoft settlement deal doesn't get any better once you've actually had the opportunity to read the small (and often largely unintelligible) print. It won't stop the onward march of integration, it won't stop Microsoft inducing PC companies to take the easy way out, and it won't magically reinvent tough competitors to dispute the slightly levelled playing field with Redmond. But in addition to the sellouts and the numerous loopholes, there are a few good points. Unfortunately, they get less good the more you read. But here it is, warts and all, Everything you want to know about the Proposed Final Judgement."
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Tiscali UK delays broadband satellite roll-out until 2002

Tiscali UK has delayed the roll-out of its broadband satellite service until next year while it completes the integration of its UK business.
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Multi-format DVD writer arrives

Hitachi-LG Data Storage (HLDS) has developed a multiple format drive that is able to write in both DVD-RAM and DVD-RW formats, as well as DVD-R and CD-RW.
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The end of the MacLine?

Cambridge-based online Mac dealer MacLine has gone bust. It ceased trading last night, according to UK publication MacUser.
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IBM continues writing Lotus out of history

IBM's desire to completely absorb Lotus has entered a new stage - it has pulled the search function out of the Lotus knowledge base and is directing sysadmins to the main IBM site instead.

WLANs hit 22Mbps

Buffalo Technology recently announced a range of 802.11b-based WLAN (Wireless LAN) products that allow a theoretical transfer rate of up to 22Mbps.
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Hewlett family hates Compaq merger (true)

Hewlett-Packard today suffered a major embarassment when the offspring of founder William Hewlett announced their intention to vote against the proposed takeover of Compaq. HP shares leapt 19 per cent on the news.