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Qualcomm looks for 3G boost

Qualcomm Inc has posted net income of $43.9m for the second quarter to March 31, down from $109.7m on revenue of $696.1m, down from $717.1m. At the mid-term stage net income was $183.2m, up from a loss of $309.5m on revenue up 1.6% at $1.39bn. It said it expects rising sales of chipsets for mobile phones, boosted by the …
ComputerWire, 25 Apr 2002
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Vodafone releases key indicators – doubts grow

Vodafone Plc will release its key performance indicators today as belief in the growth prospects of the world's largest mobile operator is crumbling and its share price is poised to crash through the psychologically important 100 pence barrier. In common with other European operators, it is expected to report a slowdown in …
ComputerWire, 25 Apr 2002
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DRAM makers prepare for life under Micron

Now that the deal appears finally to be done, the world's memory chip makers are eyeing the prospect of a giant new company to be created from the merger of Micron Technology Inc and Hynix Semiconductor Inc with a mixture of relief and trepidation. Their relief stems from the possibility that the new company might use its …
ComputerWire, 25 Apr 2002
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Hammer time at Microsoft – Windows to support AMD's Opteron

Advanced Micro Devices Inc yesterday unveiled the AMD Opteron, the long-touted "Hammer" or "SledgeHammer" 64-bit server processor, and said it has won crucial operating system support from Microsoft Corp. The announcements signify the beginning of a crucial phase in AMD's evolution - the company is banking on the Opteron …
ComputerWire, 25 Apr 2002
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SMS: make hay while the sun shines

Mobile operators could be in for a shock - if the latest research from Forrester is correct. The firm predicts that European SMS (short message service) revenues will start to stagnate as early as 2004.
IT-Analysis, 25 Apr 2002
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AOL suffers from weak ad market

America Online - the Internet division of media giant AOL Time Warner - reported a fall in earnings for the first three months of the year after an increase in subscription revenues was cancelled out by tumbling advertising and ecommerce revenues.
Tim Richardson, 25 Apr 2002
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UK police swoop in child porn raids

British police carried out a series of dawn raids yesterday in the UK's biggest crackdown on Internet paedophiles.
Tim Richardson, 25 Apr 2002
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Gigabyte fixes GA-81RXP boot problem

Recently we wrote about the problems experienced by users who tried to overclock Gigabyte's GA-81RXP mobo (Gigabyte GA-81RXP: overclocker's nightmare). Despite a number of BIOS revisions post-launch, a couple designed specifically to fix this bug, many users continued to report boot problems.
Drew Cullen, 25 Apr 2002
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Cornwall online OK

Plans to roll-out ADSL to rural areas took a step forward with week with the unveiling of six exchanges in Cornwall part-funded by European cash.
Tim Richardson, 25 Apr 2002