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NTL defaults on payments

NTL Inc, struggling to restructure a $17bn debt mountain, said yesterday it will not make interest payments due yesterday on a number of US-traded high-yield bonds, as speculation that the company is set to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection continues to mount. The company, which is based in New York but which has …
ComputerWire, 02 Apr 2002
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Taiwan recovers from earthquake

Taiwan's IT sector appeared to have escaped relatively unscathed on Monday, after a massive earthquake rocked the country over the weekend. But some effect on component supplies is expected, as manufacturers check their production lines in the wake of the quake. Even before the earthquake, there had been been complaints …
ComputerWire, 02 Apr 2002
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Sun raises curtain (a little) on Solaris 9

Sun Microsystems Inc is working towards getting the next release of its Solaris operating system - known as SunOS 5.9 internally at Sun and Solaris 2.9 or simply Solaris 9 externally - which should be shipping if all goes well before the end of Sun's fiscal year in June, Timothy Prickett Morgan writes. Sources at Sun have …
ComputerWire, 02 Apr 2002
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AT&T Comcast says customers will have ISP ‘choice’

AT&T Comcast, the company that will form from the merger of AT&T Broadband and Comcast Corp, Friday outlined its intention to give cable customers access to unaffiliated ISPs, but stopped short of committing to fully open networks, Kevin Murphy writes. In a document filed with the Federal Communications Commission, which …
ComputerWire, 02 Apr 2002

Sun preps fight over application server spot

Sun Microsystems Inc plans product and service announcements next month in what the company called an "aggressive" campaign to promote its Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) iPlanet application server and fulfill the Open Net Environment (ONE) roadmap, Gavin Clarke writes. A tight-lipped Sun told Computerwire it will " …
ComputerWire, 02 Apr 2002
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AOL UK ups subscription costs

AOL UK is to up the price of its flat rate subscription service by £1 a month.
Tim Richardson, 02 Apr 2002
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VIA sales down, SiS sales up

VIA Technologies posted sales of $66.36m in March (NT$2.32bn), 0.87 per cent up on February, but 48.37 per cent down on the same period last year, when the Taiwanese core logic designer posted revenues of $128,545m.
Drew Cullen, 02 Apr 2002
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HP board blackballs Walter

Hewlett-Packard has dropped dissident director Walter Hewlett from the list of candidates up for re-election to its board.
John Leyden, 02 Apr 2002
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IBM, Sony, SCE, Tosh queue up for SOI source

IBM has teamed up with Sony, Sony Computer Entertainment and Toshiba, to create a "powerful alliance" for chipmaking.
Drew Cullen, 02 Apr 2002
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BTo ups subs

BTopenworld is to increase the cost of its unmetered dial-up service by £1 to £15.99 a month from May 1.
Tim Richardson, 02 Apr 2002
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MS security patch fails on local files

Updated The MS patch intended to fix a data binding flaw in IE, which enables a script to call executables on your Windows machine using the object tag, does not protect against malicious files launched from a local directory.
Thomas C Greene, 02 Apr 2002
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Undead virus infects the dim-witted

A worm which poses as a caricature of former US president Bill Clinton stole the headlines last month, but old favourites like SirCam and Klez-E were far more of a problem for most Internet users.
John Leyden, 02 Apr 2002
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Windows Messenger ‘Trojan update’

This is too cute. You can wipe Windows Messenger from XP with a simple hack, and yet MS will defy you with a 'Critical Update'. That's how desperate they are to force this little Trojan on you.
Thomas C Greene, 02 Apr 2002
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SONICblue bins refinancing plans

SONICblue has scrapped plans to seek private equity-financing, citing current market conditions.
Drew Cullen, 02 Apr 2002
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McAfee punts proactive virus protection

McAfee, the AV division of Network Associates, has released a virus vulnerability assessment tool designed to help firms spot weaknesses in anti-virus defences.
John Leyden, 02 Apr 2002
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BTo slaps AOL UK over broadband

AOL UK has reacted angrily to claims made by BTopenworld that it has "done the least of all the major players in the UK market to advance Broadband Britain".
Tim Richardson, 02 Apr 2002
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EB UK v. EB US

Electronics Boutique UK is going to the High Court to see if it can overturn a royalty agreement with Electronics Boutique.
Drew Cullen, 02 Apr 2002
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ElcomSoft squares up to Feds in Sklyarov test case

ElcomSoft, the employer of freed Russian software developer Dmitry Sklyarov, and federal authorities have squared up in court for the first time in a case that will challenge America's controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
John Leyden, 02 Apr 2002