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Now you pay for Drivers – UMAX pioneers new price gouge

Updated A week ago scanner giant UMAX began to charge its US customers for driver updates that were previously free as a web download.
Andrew Orlowski, 03 Jun 2002
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Dell goes Plural

Dell Computer Corp served notice that its intends to make a concerted effort to barge its way into the high margin services space by snapping up Plural Inc on Friday. JOe Fay writes. The deal, for an undisclosed amount, is the first instance of Round Rock, Texas-based Dell following through on its declared plans to get …
ComputerWire, 03 Jun 2002
Broken CD with wrench

Mass VoIP moves closer to reality

The International Telecommunications Union has published procedures for administering ENUM, the fetal internet telephony addressing system, and a number of governments have already begun to test-bed services based on the system, it emerged Friday, Kevin Murphy writes. The move sets the ball rolling for the further …
ComputerWire, 03 Jun 2002
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United Online cable gets off the ground

United Online Inc, the company behind Juno and NetZero ISPs, last week went live with its first cable broadband service. The company will start offering Juno Broadband to consumers passed by Comcast Cable Communications Inc's network in Indianapolis and Nashville. The Westlake Village, California-based company said the …
ComputerWire, 03 Jun 2002
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Chip industry rebounds (a bit) -SIA

The Semiconductor Industry Association dared to say the R word on Friday, as it unveiled its latest figures for chip sales. According to the numbers, sales in April were $11.07bn, up 3.1% on the previous month. On a three month moving average basis, the SIA's preferred indicator, sales were up 10.5%. The SIA's president, …
ComputerWire, 03 Jun 2002
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Intel boosts RosettaNet

Intel has given RosettaNet something of a boost by releasing a new development toolkit for B2B applications. Of course, it is not doing this entirely out of the goodness of its heart. RosettaNet is tightly linked to the technology sector and Intel expects to benefit from the tighter links that the toolkit will create.
IT-Analysis, 03 Jun 2002
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Sports.com goes titsup.com

"Our attitude has been to be the last man standing at the end." Gavin Chittick, COO Sports.com, November 2001
Drew Cullen, 03 Jun 2002
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Randomisation – IBM's answer to Web privacy

IBM Corp's new Privacy Institute has decided that randomization may be the key to protecting consumer privacy on the web while also providing e-businesses with informative metrics on their customers. Thursday last week, the company said it has developed software that ensures consumers' sensitive data never leaves their …
ComputerWire, 03 Jun 2002
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Hardware world loves AMD Opteron

A couple of weeks ago, AMD announced the support of ATI, 3DLabs, SiS and Matrox and for its upcoming 64-bit chips. Today, it’s the turn of Nvidia and VIA to pile in with their support for the Opteron (MP) and Next-Generation Athlons (singletons). Both companies are to produce optimised chipsets – Hypertransport, fat graphics etc; - for AMD’s 64-bit platform.
Drew Cullen, 03 Jun 2002
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Why Net filtering is an abomination

The recent ruling by a Philadelphia court in response to a challenge by the American Library Association (ALA) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) represents another setback for Congressional prudes and the filtering software lobby.
Thomas C Greene, 03 Jun 2002
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FoTW: Leave our President alone, nincompoop

Letters Re: Frontside buses vs Backside drug caches
Andrew Orlowski, 03 Jun 2002
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Transmeta takes the Microsoft Tablet

Transmeta has inked a deal to power HPaq's Tablet PC. The 1Ghz Crusoe will be the CPU of choice for the Compaq Evo, and you can see pictures of the prototype here.
Andrew Orlowski, 03 Jun 2002