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AOL's Connie attacked in street

Rachel Willis, the model and actress who plays AOL UK's cyber-genie Connie in its ads, was attacked yesterday evening on her way home in South London.
Tim Richardson, 09 May 2002
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Datawiping works (true)

Analysis The sedate world of PC disposal has been rocked by a study which suggest deficiencies in many commercial datawiping products. But were the tests fair? John Leyden reports.
John Leyden, 09 May 2002
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Fujitsu Siemens breaks into the black

Fujitsu Siemens Computers BV has finally broken into the black and has forecast that it will be able to achieve revenue growth ahead of the overall IT hardware market in the current financial year. In the year to March 31, it made pre-tax income of 29m euros ($26.4m), up from a loss of 71m euros ($64.6m) on revenue of 5. …
ComputerWire, 09 May 2002
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Hynix board forced to meet

Hynix Semiconductor Inc's board is due to meet today to debate the possible breakup of the cash strapped Korean company. According to Reuters reports, the board was forced into setting the meeting to debate creditors' proposals for breaking up the company by the Financial Supervisory Commission, which had threatened to put …
ComputerWire, 09 May 2002
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UK tech companies buck recovery trend

The number of UK companies issuing profit warnings in the first quarter of 2002 fell to its lowest level for 15 months, despite continued bad news from technology companies, according to a study by Ernst & Young. The study shows that the number of profit warnings fell by 39% to 91 compared to 141 in the previous quarter, …
ComputerWire, 09 May 2002
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Akamai confirms IBM as Java partner

Akamai Technologies Inc yesterday confirmed suspicions that it will use IBM Corp software to deliver Java-based web services applications from its massive network of edge-of-internet servers. The content delivery service provider will deploy WebSphere, in a phased rollout, initially over perhaps a few hundred of its 13,000 …
ComputerWire, 09 May 2002
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Nokia pushes for flat-rate WCDMA royalties

Global number-one mobile handset vendor Nokia Corp is attempting to push the rest of the industry behind a flat-rate licensing scheme for Wideband-CDMA third-generation mobile equipment and handsets. The company claims it would be sensible for the various vendors and intellectual property owners in the mobile industry to …
ComputerWire, 09 May 2002
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Kill the MSN Messenger

Microsoft has issued a 'critical' security update after the discovery of a buffer overflow vulnerability which may allow an attacker to execute malicious code against the majority of MSN Messenger users.
John Leyden, 09 May 2002
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Sklyarov/ElcomSoft case sent to trial

The case against ElcomSoft, employers of freed Russian programmer Dmitry Sklyarov, will go to trial after a judge yesterday denied the company's motions to dismiss the case.
John Leyden, 09 May 2002
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NTL files for Chapter 11

NTL filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection yesterday as part of its ongoing strategy to save the business from crippling debt.
Tim Richardson, 09 May 2002
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England World Cup squad released first on the Net

The Football Association Web site was swamped with traffic this morning, as football fan's throughout the country waited for first news of England's World Cup squad.
John Leyden, 09 May 2002
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BTo limits time online for users – again

BTopenworld is to cut the number of hours its Internet users are allowed to stay online in what is being regarded as a move to cajole users to upgrade to broadband.
Tim Richardson, 09 May 2002
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SuSE 8.0, KDE 3.0 first look

People have been wondering why a conservative company like SuSE would go with two x.0 versions, theirs and KDE's, to form the core of their latest distro; and I must say that on the basis of my experience with x.0's I was ready for some comic frustration when I installed SuSE 8.0-Pro the other day.
Thomas C Greene, 09 May 2002
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Attack of the clones

Hackers can clone mobile phone SIM cards in minutes, and make calls at their victims' expense.
John Leyden, 09 May 2002
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What Hailstorm did next: Allchin offers some pointers

Last month Microsoft pulled the plugs on Hailstorm, aka .NET My Services, after failing to find partners willing to trust the company with their data. Hailstorm was kind of important to the whole .NET strategy, and one could therefore wonder about what was left of the latter after the former was gone, but it wasn't gone as such - it was just back in the labs for serious revision.
John Lettice, 09 May 2002
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HP blades spared the axe?

HPaq has offered us some clarification on how it will juggle the rival blade offerings - from Compaq and the Old HP.
Andrew Orlowski, 09 May 2002
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NEC puts Transmeta in silent desktop PC

The first all-in-one desktop PC to feature Transmeta's low processor is now available in Japan.
Andrew Orlowski, 09 May 2002