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Tiscali denies it is selling out

Tiscali has strongly denied a report that Wanadoo or T-Online could buy the "cash-strapped" pan-European ISP within the year.
Tim Richardson, 01 Jul 2002
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Win an Atari Star Wars arcade console

Earlier in the year we ran a delicious competition in association with Rackspace Managed Hosting after which one lucky reader walked away with an original Atari Space Invaders arcade machine.
Lester Haines, 01 Jul 2002
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Insignia strikes Palm OS Mobile Java deal

Insignia Solutions Inc has sealed a lucrative deal to work with PalmSource Inc to create a standard Java interface for Palm OS-powered devices. Although Insignia would not reveal the value of the arrangement, the deal will see the Fremont, California-based mobile Java specialist's Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME) implementation …
ComputerWire, 01 Jul 2002
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IBM, Microsoft and Liberty: together at last

A Sun Microsystems Inc-backed initiative on secure network identity has taken its first steps towards supporting a specification from Microsoft Corp and IBM, Gavin Clarke writes. The Liberty Alliance Project this month had a presentation from VeriSign Inc, a co-author of WS-Security with Microsoft and IBM, with a view to …
ComputerWire, 01 Jul 2002
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T-Mobil launches MMS

T-Mobil AG, the wireless service unit of Germany's incumbent operator, Deutsche Telekom AG, said Friday that it will start offering multimedia messaging service (MMS) from today. T-Mobil will become one of the first operators outside of Japan to offer the high-tech evolution of the phenomenally popular short message …
ComputerWire, 01 Jul 2002
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ICANN board adopts reform plan, ditches elections

The board of the Internet Corp for Assigned Names and Numbers on Friday unanimously approved an internal reform plan that dramatically changes how directors are selected and how internet domain name policies are made. The proposals, which are set to be honed and possibly enacted at the organization's next quarterly meeting …
ComputerWire, 01 Jul 2002
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Apple drops Emagic bombshell

Apple dropped a bombshell on music makers today by acquiring Emagic which, with Steinberg, dominates the market for sequencing software. Apple said it will axe the Windows version of Emagic's Logic sequencer come September.
Andrew Orlowski, 01 Jul 2002
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BT trials mesh in Wales

BT Wholesale is to trial mesh radio technology in Wales as part of the monster telco's bid to broaden the availability of broadband in the UK.
Tim Richardson, 01 Jul 2002
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Carmack backs OpenGL in shader wars

Game god John Carmack has given OpenGL his blessing in the ever-thickening shader wars. Carmack says that given the 3Dlabs P10 card, he opted to use the OpenGL 2.0 extensions for the shader path, even though the Nvidia Cg extensions offered "the most expedient choice". And the port went so well, he writes in the latest addition to his .plan file, he's committed to using OpenGL as the back end for all implementations of Doom 3.0.
Andrew Orlowski, 01 Jul 2002
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Opera signs with RedFlag in China embedded Linux deal

China's RedFlag Software is to offer embedded versions of the Opera browser on a range of Linux-based devices and appliances for the Chinese market. According to a strategic alliance announced today, RedFlag will become an Opera reseller and will begin joint development and marketing efforts to tailor Opera for the Chinese embedded market.
John Lettice, 01 Jul 2002
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Reg gets Yaha treatment from top exec

Ah, the perils of profile. Every morning The Register has to get out the shovel and the wheelbarrow to deal with the huge pile of viral dross infesting the inbox. Well OK, we just use the delete button really, but it's still ordinarily a pretty tedious process. But just occasionally, you get a shipment that cheers you up immensely - it's still dross, granted, but dross from Very Important People working for Huge Companies Who Should Know Better.
John Lettice, 01 Jul 2002
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UK tips Fayrewood into loss

Fayrewood blamed a rise in expenses at its UK distie for sinking into a net loss for the year to April 30.
Drew Cullen, 01 Jul 2002
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Mafia boss jailed in FBI keyboard bugging case

A New Jersey federal court has sentenced Nicodemo Scarfo to 33 months in prison at the end of a case that tested the legality of law enforcement surveillance techniques.
John Leyden, 01 Jul 2002

Ex-Intel, Sun chip guru brewing multichip SPARC

Sun Microsystems has a closer connection to Afara Websystems, its most recent acquisition, than we realized last week.
Andrew Orlowski, 01 Jul 2002
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War, famine, disease. Never mind – 1bn PCs built

A billion PCs have rolled off the world's production lines according to Gartner Dataquest today. No, more, the milestone was reached in April this year.
Drew Cullen, 01 Jul 2002
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Britain trails Euro broadband chart

When it comes to the adoption of broadband, Britain still trails behind the rest of Europe.
Tim Richardson, 01 Jul 2002
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Klez tops virus charts – again

Variants of the Klez worm were by far the most common viruses circulating on the Internet this month. Again.
John Leyden, 01 Jul 2002
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IBM's utility computing push

Utility computing is on the way, says IBM, which today opened a pay-as-you-go service offering software resources over the Net.
John Leyden, 01 Jul 2002