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Sybase gets it on with PeopleSoft

John Chen, Sybase Inc's long standing CEO, announced a slew of partnerships and new products in a bullish address to analysts at the firm's annual TechWave 2002 User event in San Diego, California this week, Madan Sheina write Chen opened by claiming that Sybase, a Dublin, California-based provider of enterprise software …
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XBRL – will it clean up accounts reporting?

Microsoft Corp has joined Nasdaq and PriceWaterhouseCoopers in promoting eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) for storage and presentation of publicly traded companies' quarterly and annual financial reports. Under the project, reports and financial footnotes will be stored online and accessed through an XBRL- …
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FTC probes VeriSign over slamming claims

The US Federal Trade Commission is investigating a recent VeriSign Inc domain name marketing campaign, following allegations from competitors that it constituted deceptive business practices, a spokesperson for the company confirmed yesterday. "We've been asked by the FTC not to comment on their request for information …
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Cisco expects flat Q1

Cisco Systems Inc's president and CEO, John Chambers, struck a steady as she goes attitude as he unveiled the vendor's fourth quarter results yesterday and forecast flat to slightly up revenues for the first quarter. However, Chambers also revealed the firm's veteran CFO, Larry Carter, would retire next year, when he turns …
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Database security breaches on the increase

Direct security breaches against databases appear to be on the rise, according to the recently released Summer 2002 Database Developers survey from research firm Evans Data Corp. The report revealed that one in five respondents have experienced a direct breach in security, up significantly from the winter survey six months …
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Japan rolls out national ID registry

The Japanese Government has launched a new compulsory national ID scheme in the face of stiff opposition. Academics and activists have already handed the Home Affairs Ministry a petition demanding the Government halts the programme, which will turn every Japanese citizen into an 11-digit number.
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Tesco launches wireless shopping

British shoppers are now able to buy their groceries via handheld computers in what is claimed to be a world's first.
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Win32 API utterly and irredeemably broken

Windows might possibly be the most insecure piece of viral code ever to infect a computer, according to Chris Paget who's found a fascinating hole in the Win32 Messaging System which he believes is irreprarable, and which he posted to the BugTraq security mailing list.
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ATI pencils Radeon 9700 retail date

ATI last month made a bit of a song and dance about its new RADEON 9700 graphics accelerator family, or visual processing unit, as the firm likes to call it.
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UCITA drafters don't go far enough for Red Hat

The group that drafted the controversial UCITA legislation has approved a handful of changes designed to address concerns raised by Open Source advocates, but those changes may not go far enough to win the approval of Red Hat's lawyer.
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UK's £3bn e-gov push

The UK's e-envoy has welcomed the Chancellor's spending review as an important milestone in the delivery of government services online.
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IBM rewrites IT game with uber-services push

IBM is poised to 'burn down' the IT industry and rebuild it in its own image following its recenet acquisition of PwC Consulting.
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Orange Sweden seeks 3G delays, rural release

Orange has applied to vary the terms of its 3G license in Sweden. It wants to extend the roll-out period by three years and it wants permission to reduce poulation coverage to 8.3m from the original requirement of 8.86m (i.e. the entire population, more or less), the FT reports. The effect of relaxation of the latter obligation would probably see a large swathe of rural Sweden blanked from 3G access.
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The happiest victim of theft. Ever

A Cheltenham woman who had her debit card stolen was dubbed the 'happiest victim of theft ever' after the thief used her card to bet on two horse races.
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Ex workers sue Convergys and Deloitte & Touche

More than 200 former workers of a Scottish software company have launched legal action to reclaim £3m in unpaid salaries and redundancy payments.
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Morpheus bundles McAfee.com info in P2P client

The firm behind the popular Morpheus file sharing network has selected McAfee.com as its preferred security partner.
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HP boosts server uptime and eases Linux set-up

HP has introduced software packages designed to boost server uptime and simplify the remote deployment of multiple Linux servers.
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DEA data thief pleads guilty

A 14-year veteran of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration pleaded guilty Monday to selling sensitive data from federal law enforcement computers to a Los Angeles private investigations firm working for the insurance industry. Emilio Calatayud, 35, admitted in a plea agreement to raiding federal databases to check out …
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Sun smacks Itanic with NEC doubter

Sun used remarks by NEC's chief scientist Leonard Tsai as it set about defending its processor work. Tsai remarks were reported here recently [see Itanic OEM slams Itanic].