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Court sets March date (!) for WorldCom trial

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has received a provisional date for its case against near-bankrupt US telecommunications giant WorldCom Inc. However, the company could be unrecognizable by the time the case begins as US Federal District judge Jed Rakoff has set March 31, 2003 as the potential court date. Clinton …
ComputerWire, 05 Jul 2002
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NEC UK sets up data storage division

NEC Corp has announced the launch of a new Data Storage Division that will sell a range of items of its own manufacture through channel partners in the UK. The UK arm of the Tokyo, Japan-based company will sell a range of hardware products through its Data Division. It will concentrate initially on the personal computer …
ComputerWire, 05 Jul 2002

Dell snubs Itanium 2 launch party

Dell Computer Corp has confirmed reports that it will not be launching servers and workstations based on Intel Corp's 64-bit Itanium 2 "McKinley" processor when it launches next week. The Round Rock, Texas-based company said it will delay the launch of Itanium 2-based servers until stronger customer support materializes. …
ComputerWire, 05 Jul 2002
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UK corporate PC spending depressed

Computacenter, Europe's biggest computer dealer, yesterday issued a trading update: second half is better than the first, and it's meeting expectations.
Drew Cullen, 05 Jul 2002
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MobileFuture hasn't got one

In another blow to the WAP format, one of the main service providers in the field, UK company MobileFuture, has announced that it is to be wound up, Andrew McLindon writes.
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Mercury and Oracle bundle testing

Oracle is to bundle Mercury Interactive's testing tools into Oracle E-Business Suite. The purpose of this is to encourage customers to actually carry out some testing before they expose their online applications to an unsuspecting user community.
IT-Analysis, 05 Jul 2002
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HP axes 1,400 UK jobs

Hewlett-Packard is to slash 1,400 jobs in the UK as part of the computer giant's bid to reduce its global workforce.
Tim Richardson, 05 Jul 2002
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Dan Technology: so who's the buyer?

Dan Technology has a buyer on the table and a deal should be announced next week, receivers BDO Stoy Hayward says.
Drew Cullen, 05 Jul 2002
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Easynet chipper about broadband

Easynet - one of the few companies involved in local loop unbundling (LLU) in the UK - claims broadband is proving popular with its customers and says that 2002 will prove to be an "excellent year".
Tim Richardson, 05 Jul 2002
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UK gov pilots services, info via MSN Messenger

Britain's UKonline government portal is currently running a pilot project in conjunction with Microsoft's MSN Messenger. A UKonline tab has been added to Messenger, and from there you can link through to various UKonline services, plus other UK government services, including NHS Direct.
John Lettice, 05 Jul 2002
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.net does a ton

Congrats to .net magazine - which has just notched up its 100th issue of the popular publication.
Tim Richardson, 05 Jul 2002
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Make money from the Net

Despite the severity of the dotcom crash it seems there are still some e-entrepreneurs around who reckon they can make money out of the Internet.
Tim Richardson, 05 Jul 2002
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Pay to play: the killer mobile app

Network gaming provides opportunities for networking operators to boost data traffic and should become a mainstay of operators' plans to boost revenue and sign up new subscribers.
John Leyden, 05 Jul 2002
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Help! I can't stop receiving text alerts

O2 subscribers are reporting difficulties cancelling text alerts from the mobile operator after it announced plans to charge for the service.
John Leyden, 05 Jul 2002
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Tiscali to shut Chester office

Tiscali UK is closing its office near Chester in a bid to reduce "escalating property overheads and increase corporate efficiency".
Tim Richardson, 05 Jul 2002
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Council temp fired after virus outbreak

A council worker in Aberdeen has been sacked after technicians traced the spread of a destructive virus - which crippled the authority's network - back to him.
John Leyden, 05 Jul 2002
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Help! I can't stop text alerts

O2 subscribers are reporting difficulties cancelling text alerts from the mobile operator after it announced plans to charge for the service.
John Leyden, 05 Jul 2002
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Uk2.net blacklists its own customers

It's been a frustrating week for users of uk2.net whose email messages were bounced after one of the hosting firm's domains was blacklisted for spamming.
John Leyden, 05 Jul 2002
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Smartphones talk open source

Good news for third parties who want their PCs to talk to the new generation of smartphones. The Nokia 7650 has banished the ancient and much unloved Psion Link Protocol used by Symbian in favor of a standard TCP/IP protocols, according to packet-sniffing early adopters.
Andrew Orlowski, 05 Jul 2002