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ISOC set to triumph in race for .org domain

The Internet Society has been recommended by the Internet Corp for Assigned Names and Numbers to replace VeriSign Inc as the manager of the .org top-level internet domain, writes Kevin Murphy. ISOC, an international association that focuses on standards, public policy, education and training, and membership, beat off 10 …

KPN loses faith in 3G, to dump Hutchison stake

Dutch incumbent KPN NV plans to sell for a knock-down price its 15% stake in Hutchison 3G, which is due to pioneer 3G services in the UK in October, after a major reappraisal of the business plans of its mobile operations in Europe led it to write off 9bn euros ($8.7bn) from the value of its holdings. While it paid …
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MS JV aims for 50% growth in China

Microsoft Corp's Chinese joint venture is aiming for 50% annual sales growth with products launched against IBM, the company said yesterday. Censoft Co Ltd is a joint venture with the Beijing government's Zhongguancun conglomerate, which owns the majority stake. Chief executive Zhu Xiduo told reporters Microsoft would help …
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First Direct banks on broadband

First Direct - the telephone and Internet bank - has teamed up with BTOpenworld to offer its one million punters discounted broadband access.
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AMD Athlon breaks through 2GHz mark

AMD launched its fastest ever processors today, the Athlon XP processor 2400+ and 2600+, claiming their application performance outshone anything arch-rival Intel had to offer.
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UK Gov inches ahead with broadband aggregation

The UK Government has finally begun its search for broadband providers prepared to supply services to the public sector.
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Dell taps dealer channel with unbadged ‘white box’ PC

Dell intends to tap the channel by selling unbadged computers which resellers can configure as their own.
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MP wants law to force ISPs to get tough on porn spam

The UK's Internet industry has reacted to comments made in a newspaper by respected Net-savvy MP, Derek Wyatt.
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Nokia 7650 – the camera phone future?

Review Only a couple of Bluetooth issues mar Nokia's much-hyped camera phone, which is a landmark consumer electronics device. For one - lack of support for Bluetooth headsets, Nokia is firmly to blame. Who's to blame for the other, problems syncing with Windows PCs? Several culprits. We'll address these at the end.