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Ad watchdog critical of Domain Registry of Europe

The Advertising watchdog has slammed Domain Registry of Europe (DRoE) for misleading consumers over its mailshots that "look like bills".
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Check Point secures IPv6 and P2P

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd is gearing up for a new release of its Check Point VPN-1/Firewall-1 security software, and is claiming a number of industry firsts will be delivered in the new version.
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LSB certifications confuse Sun's Linux standards story

Red Hat Inc, SuSE Linux AG, and MandrakeSoft SA have become the first Linux distributors to have their versions of the open source operating system certified as compliant with the Free Standards Group's Linux Standards Base (LSB) specification. The announcement of the first certified distributions is particularly …

Genuity pulls plug on European Web Hosting arm

Ailing network services and hosting firm Genuity Inc has pulled the plug on its European web hosting business Integra SA after securing a new 30-day lifeline with its banks. Woburn, Massachusetts-based Genuity, which acquired a 93% stake in Paris, France-based Integra for $125m last October, said it had decided not to …

Agere to exit optoelectronics, fires 4000

Agere Systems Inc plans to pull out of the optoelectronics business after a catastrophic collapse in demand for products that provided the company with $1.2bn of revenue last year. The move is part of a huge round of cost-cutting at the Allentown, Pennsylvania-based company that will reduce its 11,200-strong workforce to …
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Dell reports higher profits

Dell has posted a fiscal second quarter profit of £501 million, beating analysts' expectations, as its worldwide shipments rose 18 per cent.
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Record A-Levels. Thank you, PC World !

So you thought yesterday's record A-Level results were down to easier exams or brighter youngsters or better teaching? Go to the bottom of the class.
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MPs shun email

The UK's politicians are reluctant to use email to communicate with their constituents, according to a survey by IT outfit Parity Group.
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MP3s are good for music biz – Forrester

Forrester Research has surveyed a thousand music customers and concludes that MP3 downloads are good for the music business.
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MS soft-pedals SSL hole

A Microsoft security PR bulletin dealing with the recent SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate hole reported by Mike Benham goes out of its way to assure Windows users that there's little to be concerned about. The recent negative talk about it hasn't been properly 'balanced' (i.e., approved by the Marketing Department), apparently.
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Rock bible returns

Stuff We Like For music fans under fifty, this site will keep arguments raging well past last orders have been called.
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Russians accuse FBI agent of hacking

An FBI agent was charged yesterday with computer hacking by the Russian counterintelligence service.