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Sircam merger vote legal – Judge

In a clear victory for Carly Fiorina, Judge Chandler has rejected Walter B Hewlett's case that the Sircam merger shareholder vote was improperly conducted.
Andrew Orlowski, 01 May 2002
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Wife denies hitman plan on ex-Apple UK boss

The estranged wife of former Apple UK boss Jon Molyneux was in the Old Bailey yesterday, charged with attempting to hire three people to kill her husband.
Drew Cullen, 01 May 2002
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MS derails new trial evidence by pulling witness

Earlier this week Microsoft pulled several of its witnesses from the States' antitrust trial, letting it be known that this was a sign of its confidence in its case. Yesterday, however, all became clear - it was an ambush.
John Lettice, 01 May 2002
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Miracle cures Berkeley man of Itanic wickedness

Praise the Lord! A miracle has taken place in nearby Berkeley.
Andrew Orlowski, 01 May 2002
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With Microsoft's quantum licensing, many parallel universes are possible

The Beast of Redmond could yet confound attempts to scrutinize its monopoly with an escape strategy of fiendish cunning. It's so cunning, in fact, that no regulator will be able to keep track.
Andrew Orlowski, 01 May 2002

Kingston extends w/s memory anti-FUD campaign

Kingston Technology has extended its no quibbles workstation memory after sales support to all channel partners in EMEA.
Drew Cullen, 01 May 2002
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C2000 splits commercial director job in twain

Computer 2000 has divvied up its commercial director role, with insider Gary Fowle joining incumbent Simon Hill at the helm. Fowle will look after the Tech Data sub's Apple, HP, PC systems and peripherals, PC components and Cisco units.
Drew Cullen, 01 May 2002
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ITV Digital RIP

ITV Digital pulled the plug on its pay TV channels this morning after administrators failed to find a buyer for the digital TV company.
Tim Richardson, 01 May 2002
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Put on your Red Hat with IT-minds

Raise your hats to this week's discounted books from El Reg affiliate www.it-minds.com
Team Register, 01 May 2002
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Are we set for a Web hosting reprise?

As everyone rushed to get an online presence, the web hosting industry looked a safe bet. With the Internet developing rapidly the demand for server space was predicted to increase exponentially and anyone with operational experience of IT set up Internet Hotels in an attempt to take a share of this booming market.
IT-Analysis, 01 May 2002
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Easynet flies LLU flag

Easynet reckons it's in a good position to capitalise on the growth in business broadband services in the UK.
Tim Richardson, 01 May 2002
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Is the Domain industry correcting, or just VeriSign?

Is the reported death of the domain name registration industry a little premature, Kevin Murphy writes? Despite the terrible results from market leader VeriSign Inc last week, which wiped out almost half its market capitalization, some folks would have us believe the market overall is still healthy.
ComputerWire, 01 May 2002
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WorldCom ejects Ebbers

Debt-ridden carrier WorldCom Inc has bowed to the inevitable and fired its CEO Bernie Ebbers following months of turmoil during which his position became untenable. Ebbers founded the company and took it on a spending spree that saw its market capitalization rise to $180bn, but the debt he loaded it with to fund its …
ComputerWire, 01 May 2002
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Dell hints at plans for AMD's Opteron

Michael Dell gave a boost to Advanced Micro Devices Inc yesterday when he said he did not see vendors having to make an "either or" choice between the chip vendor's hybrid Opteron processor and Intel's expected Yamhill counterpart, Joe Fay writes.
ComputerWire, 01 May 2002
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The NTK Festival of Inappropriate Technology

NTK, our No.2 favourite tech web site, does the community/hang-out/networking thing so much better than us. It does gigs and stuff and now, hurrah!, a one-day festival, in London.
Drew Cullen, 01 May 2002
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OpenOffice suite goes 1.0

OpenOffice.org 1.0 was released today, and is largely unavailable for free download, openoffice.org itself apparently being under some severe pressure right now. Give it a couple of days until the crowds die down.
John Lettice, 01 May 2002
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IBM wants UK workers to walk the plank

IBM is asking an unspecified number of UK employees to accept a voluntary redundancy package.
John Leyden, 01 May 2002
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Melissa virus author jailed for 20 months

The author of the infamous Melissa virus was sentenced today to 20 months in Federal prison for causing millions of dollars of damage through its release into the wild in March 1999.
John Leyden, 01 May 2002
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Zander to quit Sun in July

Sun's longstanding president and chief operating officer, Ed Zander, has announced plans to retire.
John Leyden, 01 May 2002
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Sun Linux boss quits

In the wake of Ed Zander's departure, confirmed earlier today, the management changes continue a pace at Sun Microsystems.
Andrew Orlowski, 01 May 2002