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Verizon extends Express Network

ComputerWire, 03 Apr 2002

HP storage division carries on regardless of merger

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ComputerWire, 03 Apr 2002

Taiwan fabs given go ahead for China ventures

ComputerWire, 03 Apr 2002

Palm courts Pocket PC users in enterprise tools push

ComputerWire, 03 Apr 2002

Sony sued by suicide mum

An American woman is taking Sony Online to court after her son committed suicide last Thanksgiving. The man was logged on to Everquest just minutes before he shot himself, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Eurogamer.net, 03 Apr 2002

Guy Kewney's Mobile Campaign

We spotted this new online publication recently in our regular trawl of Newsnow.co.uk, our favourite news aggregation service.
Drew Cullen, 03 Apr 2002

Microsoft's anti-Unix campaign backfires

A $30 million advertising campaign jointly funded by Microsoft and Unisys to trumpet the superiority of Windows over "closed" Unix systems has turned into a public relations nightmare for the two companies.
Andrew Orlowski, 03 Apr 2002

Pension fund seeks Gateway board changes

Calpers, America's biggest pension fund, wants Gateway to change the way it elects board members. It is unhappy with the PC maker's financial performance, and it reckons that the directors of the company have it too cosy, the pension fund told the San Jose Mercury.
Drew Cullen, 03 Apr 2002

ATI takes Radeon 8500 to the Mac

ATI yesterday released a Mac board version of the Radeon 8500, its top performing graphics chip. The card is called the RADEON 8500 MAC EDITION, it retails at $299 and it supports Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X.
Drew Cullen, 03 Apr 2002

Yahoo! Rips! Up! Privacy! Policy!

Yahoo! changed its privacy policy last week, contemptuously exposing all of its registered users to third-party spam, marketing offers and cold calls that they'd previously said they didn't want.
Andrew Orlowski, 03 Apr 2002

Hoax ‘Canadian PM’ rants at billg over Windows

Bill Gates was tricked into believing a mimic on the phone to him was in fact Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, according to a Globe & Mail report. That isn't exactly unusual, as a string of famous people have been conned on-air by Marc-Antoine Audette, but it seems Bill isn't particularly keen to take calls from the Prime Minister of Canada anyway.
John Lettice, 03 Apr 2002

MS accuses Liberate CEO of offering anti breakup deal

Liberate Technologies CEO Mitchell Kertzman was yesterday accused of trying to cut a an interactive TV deal with Microsoft in exchange for his support in fighting a breakup of the company. As part of Microsoft's defence in the Unsettling States (the continuation of US v MS by other means) antitrust action Kertzman was confronted with emails that did indeed suggest something to this effect.
John Lettice, 03 Apr 2002

BT DSL ‘anti-competitive’ – Freeserve

Freeserve has launched a stinging attack against BT claiming the monster telco is running an "orchestrated campaign of anti-competitive behaviour".
Tim Richardson, 03 Apr 2002

Computer saboteur escapes conviction

A computer technician saw his convictions for maliciously spreading a computer virus struck out after a court decided his actions caused minimal financial loss.
John Leyden, 03 Apr 2002

PDA shipment growth slows

PDA shipments are set to grow by 18 per cent this year, according to the crystal ball gazers at Gartner Dataquest.
Tim Richardson, 03 Apr 2002