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Deregulation has done nothing for Broadband Britain -Cisco

CeBIT "Deregulation has done nothing for broadband delivery in the UK." Chris Dedicoat, veep of Cisco EMEA, said yesterday.

Sun conjures MAJC in high-end graphics bid

Sun's wonder chip MAJC, announced at Microprocessor Forum in the fall of 1999, finally makes it out of the lab this week, and it's the centre of Sun's bid to eat into SGI's high end graphics business.
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Bakers dozen win Dabs Eggsbox pricing row

UK etailer Dabs.com has changed its mind and decided to honour the sale of mispriced Xbox bundles.
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Privacy software makes post 9-11 comeback

Despite the attempts of authorities on both sides of the Atlantic to usher in a new Cold War, in which citizens cower stupified under the presence of wiretapping, or window-peeping neighbours, privacy software appears to be alive and well.
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Lycos Europe sheds 200 jobs

Lycos Europe is to axe a further 200 jobs from its operation as it continues to battle against a weak advertising market.
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Nokia's Communicator VPN bundle threatens vendors

Nokia Corp's decision to bundle a wireless virtual private network (VPN) client with its latest Communicator model could threaten the existence of specialist vendors if the practice becomes widespread. The company also hopes the move will entice new buyers for its established VPN products, writes Tony Cripps. The latest …
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Palm launches first web browser

Palm Inc has launched its first full-blooded web browser after years of commitment to its proprietary web clipping technology. The new Palm Web Browser combines the ability to read pure HTML with "sophisticated compression technology" that renders text rapidly while graphics continue to download in the background. Palm …
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Governments weigh in on ICANN reform

International governments have cautiously welcomed proposed reforms of the Internet Corp for Assigned Names and Numbers, made by its CEO Stuart Lynn, at a meeting in Accra, Ghana, this week, writes Kevin Murphy. At ICANN's first quarterly gathering of the year, its Governmental Advisory Committee agreed that structural …
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ATI offers Radeon chipsets to world+dog

CeBIT Timing is everything: in my case it translates into seven minutes late for graphic chipmaker ATI's CeBIT press conference, resulting in complete failure to get through the door. Or close enough to hear what was going on through the open door. Or interested enough to sharpen my elbows. Or thirsty enough to drink orange juice supplied by ATI's caterers. So back to the press bar for me.
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A swift bunch of fives from IT-Minds

This week's discounted bunch of fives from Reg associate IT-minds bookstore kicks off with Know Your Enemy - Revealing the Security Tools, Tactics, and Motives of the Blackhat Community by The Honeynet Project.
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Symbian finds new CEO – at Psion

Symbian's search for a new CEO, following the sudden departure of Colly Myers last month, has been remarkably short and narrow, apparently. Steering the company from April 8th, says an announcement today, will be David Levin, who is currently CEO of Psion. And keeping it all in the family, his replacement at Psion will be Ian McElroy, currently CEO of Psion-Teklogix.
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The Register USA – your feedback

Letters So The Register US (theregus.com) has been up and running for a couple of weeks now; traffic levels are OK - c.60K page imps a day and climbing - and we're encouraged by early reactions from readers and, yes, advertisers.
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Keep the limp wristed headlines

Letters Robert Munro's call on The Register to drop the limp-wristed headlines (e.g. Intel outs Prescott), elicited a bulging postbag.
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Snag hits Nochex.com

Electronic payment outfit nochex.com is still fighting to get its service up and running again after carrying out essential work on its site.
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Samsung confirms Symbian OS phone gig

Samsung today confirmed that it is to produce phones using the Symbian OS, as was exclusively alleged here last week, and thus handed Symbian a major and much-needed win in the latest round of the mobile platform wars. Samsung claims agnosticism as regards platforms, and says it will still be working on smartphones in conjunction with Microsoft, but you'll recall that 'twas Samsung that garnered much publicity as a Microsoft development partner a strategy rev or two back, so this one's a big catch for the Symbian crew.
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Amiga apps to run on MS PDAs, phones, web pads

Amiga Inc's comebacks are clearly gathering momentum; just a few weeks after news broke of its return in a Nokia set-top box, the company has announced a potentially vastly more mega deal involving - uh oh - Microsoft.
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Law-enforcement DIRT Trojan released

The DIRT files Disgraced former policeman and convicted felon Frank Jones of Codex Data Systems has had his Web site hacked and his overpriced cop-spy Trojan, aptly named D.I.R.T., released to the public.