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Consolidated Carlyways: the New HP

Re: HP is a very big company indeed Channel partners cool on the new HP From H to P and back again Sircampaq: The Winners and Losers Don Capellas articulates HPaq's vision thing Alphacide yesterday, Yamhill tomorrow: HP merger architect talks
Andrew Orlowski, 28 May 2002
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Clock running out on Sun StarOffice 5.2 freebie

In order to encourage sales of StarOffice 6, Sun has decided to close down free access to 5.2. You have until Midnight, May 29 to grab it right here.
Thomas C Greene, 28 May 2002
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How the British lost it – in 89 words

FoTW This isn't exactly a flame, but it's the best-written letter in the current postbag. Enjoy.
Andrew Orlowski, 28 May 2002
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Yahoo! Messenger! multiple! vulns!

There are two new Yahoo Instant Messenger (YIM) vulnerabilities which can potentially compromise a user's machine, Vietnamese researcher Phuong Nguyen has discovered. Yahoo! has been notified and a fixed version is available for download here.
Thomas C Greene, 28 May 2002
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Intel steps back from InfiniBand

Intel Corp has stepped away from its commitment to ship InfiniBand interconnect chips by 2003 in favor of a renewed focus on developing the PCI Express internal PC bus replacement technology. Although the Santa Clara California chip manufacturer still maintains that it is committed to InfiniBand development, it has decided …
ComputerWire, 28 May 2002
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Let's not hear it for silent PCs

Letters Our story NEC puts Transmeta in silent desktop PC raised some fruitful correspondence from readers about quiet PCs. The most interesting comes from Mats Oscarsson, whose company Captech makes dedicated silent PCs featuring both AMD and Intel chips. Writes Mats:-
Andrew Orlowski, 28 May 2002
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Sage throws spanner in MS Navision works

Sage wants to kill Microsoft's agreed $1.3bn takeover of Navision, according to a Danish newspaper.
Drew Cullen, 28 May 2002
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Vodafone turns in record £13.5 bn loss

Mobile phone giant Vodafone lost a whopping £13.5 billion in the last year in what is believed to be the UK's biggest-ever corporate loss.
Tim Richardson, 28 May 2002
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Samsung preps DDR II DRAM

Samsung today claims an industry first, a high-density 512Mb DDR-II memory chip. Or rather a prototype, the company says it's developing the part which is it says the first to fully satisfy the new JEDEC DDR-II standard, introduced in March 2002. It will go in to volume production in Q3 2003.
Drew Cullen, 28 May 2002
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Intel gouges desktop P4 prices

Intel's new CPU price lists, published Sunday, show some hefty prce cuts on most of its desktop P4s. Price drops range from 12-43 per cent, with the biggest drops reserved for the 2.2 and the 2.25GHz, both of which tumble from $423 to $241.
Drew Cullen, 28 May 2002
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PDAs make easy pickings for data thieves

PDAs make easy pickings; a survey reveals that private and corporate secrets are all too frequently left unprotected.
John Leyden, 28 May 2002
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Egg gets Zebank

Egg has completed the acquisition of the French online bank, Zebank, after getting the thumbs-up from Banque de France.
Tim Richardson, 28 May 2002
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Anti Big Bro charges petition grows

Big Brother bosses have come under fire for charging punters £9.99 a month to view material online from the cult TV show.
Tim Richardson, 28 May 2002
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Intel launches 802.11a Euro assault

Intel today launched 802.11a WLAN cards into Europe, or quite a lot of it. The company has received regulatory approval for the use of 802.11a products in France, the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Sweden. And it reckons other European countries will soon follow suit.
Drew Cullen, 28 May 2002
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Lynching Merrill Lynch, Passport spam fright and more

Letters RoundUp Do you read spam? Of course not. But it's sometimes inadvertently hilarious.
Andrew Orlowski, 28 May 2002
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Kimble/Schmitz gets 20 months suspended sentence

German glam-hax0r Kim Schmitz (aka Kimble) has received a 20 month suspended sentence from a Munich court after being convicted of stock price manipulation designed to net him €1.2m (£750,000).
John Leyden, 28 May 2002
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THUS warns ‘hole tax’ will slow up broadband Britain

THUS has warned that a new "hole tax" to be imposed on utilities for digging up roads will slow the pace of broadband roll-out in the UK.
Tim Richardson, 28 May 2002
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European Parliament poised to cave in on Internet privacy?

A campaign has been launched to persuade Members of the European Parliament to reject proposals on data retention which critics believe will have grave civil liberties implications.
John Leyden, 28 May 2002