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E-marketplaces get cold shoulder in Europe

European companies are choosing to sell direct to businesses online rather than experiment with alternative means such as e-marketplaces and e-procurement systems, according to a report from research house International Data Corp. Only 10% of the 600 companies it surveyed said they used e-marketplaces. According to Mikael …
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Commission calls for Euro push on IPv6

The European Commission has called on member states to do more to propagate uptake of IPv6 in the EU. The need for widespread adoption of the latest version of the internet protocol is essential before 2005 when existing IPv4 addressing is expected to run out of space, the EC said in its latest Communication: "IPv6 …
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iAnywhere Sharp deal gives Linux PDAs boost

iAnywhere Solutions Inc may have inadvertently provided a major shot in the arm for Linux-based PDAs through a tie up with electronics giant Sharp Electronics Corp. The relationship will see the Sybase mobile subsidiary working with the Japanese electronics giant to encourage developers to build Java-based enterprise …
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Cutting edge P2P, crypto comes to your PC

CodeCon The wonderful CodeCon conference that took place in San Francisco last weekend is now available as an audio stream. And in keeping with the true hackish nature of the event, the audio stream is a cross-platform DIY project in its own right.
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Grateful Dead lyricist lambasts DMCA

Grateful Dead lyricist and Electronic Frontier Foundation co-founder John Perry Barlow has denounced the Digital Millenium Copyright Act as likely to turn the Internet into an information desert. Speaking at the RSA Security Conference 2002, in a session entitled "Copyright or Copy Wrong: Digital Millennium Copyright Act Examined," Barlow used the example of the Dead's approach to copyright to illustrate how the free flow of content did not necessarily choke off content availability.
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No prisoners: Intel unwraps SMT Xeon

IDF Even by its standards, Intel has prepped an aggressive roll-out of its SMT multi-threaded processors across its server line, beginning right about now.
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Big Brother award nominees pile in

Updated The great and the good, when it comes to privacy invasion, have been "honoured" for their efforts to mess up life for the rest on us online.
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Steve Gibson invents broken SYNcookies

He dares to call it "GENESIS" (Gibson's ENcryption-Enhanced Spoofing Immunity System). He dares to call it "Beautiful and Perfect." It's the product of "Three Key Innovations" for which he takes credit and which culminate in an "Encrypted Token," which is another way of saying a "SYNcookie", a quite useful thing developed by Dan Bernstein and Eric Schenk back in 1996.
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IBM unveils ‘fastest’ IC at 110GHz

IBM says it has created the world's fastest semiconductor circuit, one that operates at speeds of more than 110GHz.
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HP touts advances in self-healing to trump IBM

Hewlett-Packard fortified its mid-range server offering with the introduction today of an 8-way server, the rp7410.

HP puts clear blue water between McKinley, Itanic Mk1

IDF When we spoke to Jim Carlson, HP's IA-64 chief on Friday, we also got treated to an all-star line up of engineers from its chipset division. Andrew Wheeler, who heads up the R&D at the chipset division, and Jim Brokish talked us through the new chipset design.
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HP tackles Yamhill questions

IDF Yamhill is one of many projects intended to give life to x86, HP's Jim Carlson tells us, but it leaves breathing room for Itanium.
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The Register Comes to the US

Today we officially launch a North American version of The Register for our 700,000 readers in the US and Canada. It's at a different URL - www.theregus.com in partnership with Tom's Hardware Guide. So please adjust your bookmarks.
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Sun to charge for StarOffice (Linux and Windows)

Sun Microsystems is to charge for Linux and Windows versions of the StarOffice suite with the launch of the next version of the office productivity suite in May.
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Symantec intros 5-in-1 security appliance

Symantec is bundling five security apps into one box. The idea is to make it easier for small businesses and branch offices to manage security risks more efficiently by using a single appliance. And save money.