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Stelios faces challenger in easy domain name crusade

The ongoing crusade against any domains that feature the word "easy" by Easy Group and its head Stelios Haji-Ioannou may finally have come unstuck with art print site Easyart.com.
Kieren McCarthy, 16 Sep 2002
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IT holds up well in private equity slump

Global private equity investment for last year fell by almost 50 per cent from the all-time record high of US$199 billion in 2000 to US$100 billion in 2001, according to a study by investment house 3i and consultants PricewaterhouseCoopers published today.
John Leyden, 16 Sep 2002
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WorldCom axes 2,000 jobs in Europe

WorldCom is to axe 2,000 jobs in Europe, wiping out a quarter of its workforce in the region.
Tim Richardson, 16 Sep 2002
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Perens on Sincere Choice political push

Bruce Perens, the guy who wrote the Open Source definition way back in 1997, has been in the news a lot lately. Some of the media attention has been on his parting of the ways with Hewlett-Packard (Perens calls his departure more of a amicable decision -- The New York Times' description of it as a firing was a bit overblown, Perens says).
Grant Gross, 16 Sep 2002
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SymbolAir to take the pain out of wireless data

Companies which have so far fought shy of investing in the systems needed to deliver real-time data to widely dispersed mobile workers are the target of a new UK service from Symbol Technologies Inc. The SymbolAir service, which will be formally unveiled along with its first customer tomorrow, delivers a turnkey GPRS-based …
ComputerWire, 16 Sep 2002
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NAI to reorganize McAfee.com

It took six months, but Networks Associates Inc looks like it's finally managed to bring McAfee.com Corp, the anti-virus service provider it spun out in 1999, back into the fold, Kevin Murphy writes. The final purchase price is about $200m, and after the deal closed Friday McAfee.com ceased to exist as a separate company. …
ComputerWire, 16 Sep 2002
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IBM dismisses BEA productivity boast

IBM Corp has dismissed BEA Systems Inc's claimed five-fold productivity lead for its WebLogic Workshop development tool over IBM's own WebSphere Application Developer, Jason Stamper writes. Last week BEA claimed its WebLogic Workshop is more than five times more efficient for development of web services. BEA posted an …
ComputerWire, 16 Sep 2002
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Lucent warns again as sales plunge again

Lucent Technologies Inc has continued to under-estimate the extent of the slump in spending on telecoms equipment and announced on Friday that it expects revenue for its fourth quarter to fall 20% to 25% below the previous three months to a range of $2.2bn to $2.36bn. Given that analysts had been expecting a modest 5% …
ComputerWire, 16 Sep 2002
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Nokia 6310i

Review The 6310i is the new top-notch business phone from Nokia, with Bluetooth, GPRS and Java. It’s £100 with a contract, £300 without, and replaces the 6310, which has only been out for a brief time.
Simon Rockman, 16 Sep 2002
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blueyonder trashes 25,000 email accounts

Telewest has apologised to thousands of its customers of its blueyonder Internet service after major disk failure trashed 25,000 email accounts. The problem has now been resolved.
Tim Richardson, 16 Sep 2002
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The MS Tablet – nice app, but why's it a PC?

Last week, as we intimated was about to happen, Microsoft Tablet PC product marketing manager Neil Laver popped round to display his wares. He very decently also proposes to let us play with one for a couple of days RSN, but an hour or so spent with him poking at the beast helped answer some questions, while raising quite a few more.
John Lettice, 16 Sep 2002
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Slapper worm spanks Apache servers

A virulent Linux worm is creating an attack network on the Internet, security clearing house CERT warned this weekend.
John Leyden, 16 Sep 2002
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Life returns to Pipex's ADSL service

Users of Pipex's ADSL service are reporting that it's working again after going tits up at the weekend.
Tim Richardson, 16 Sep 2002
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Bang! PC Association slams Fujitsu HDDs

The Personal Computer Association is reporting "remarkable levels of failures of Fujitsu hard drives" experienced by the UK system builder community.
Drew Cullen, 16 Sep 2002
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Aramiska leads Yorkshire broadband project

450 SMEs in Yorkshire and Humberside are to get broadband satellite access for nowt as part of a year-long trial in the region.
Tim Richardson, 16 Sep 2002
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Energis denies ditching FRIACO

Energis has denied a report that it is to cease providing wholesale unmetered Net access for UK ISPs.
Tim Richardson, 16 Sep 2002
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New AES crypto standard broken already?

Theoretical attacks against AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) winner Rijndael and runner-up Serpent have been published. They might work in the practical world; they might not. That's about all we can say from the latest edition of Bruce Schneier's CryptoGram newsletter, which seeks to simplify the issues discovered by researchers Nicolas Courtois and Josef Pieprzyk, and elaborated in a paper entitled "Cryptanalysis of Block Ciphers with Overdefined Systems of Equations".
Thomas C Greene, 16 Sep 2002
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SonyEricsson P800 slips to 2003?

The briefest of reports at French website Mobilmag suggests that the much-hyped SonyEricsson P800, which integrates PDA and a 2.5G cameraphone, has been delayed until January 2003. The story doesn't cite any sources, but says that stability concerns are the reason for the delay.
Andrew Orlowski, 16 Sep 2002
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Fujitsu Siemens extends warranties for Fujitsu HDDs

Fujitsu Siemens Computers is playing down the data loss issues arising from the failure of 300,000 faulty hard disk drives, made by sister company Fujitsu between September 2000 and 2001.
John Leyden, 16 Sep 2002
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Wallop! Fujitsu Europe fudges HDD recall

We caught up today with Mike Nelson, technical sales director at Fujitsu Europe Ltd, who was happy to take our call, but profoundly reluctant to answer our questions about the Great Fujitsu Hard Drive Fiasco.
John Leyden, 16 Sep 2002
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Intel improves lives with mobile CPUs

Intel today came to market with 11 new mobile CPUs, in a monster launch for the notebook and subnotebook sectors.
Drew Cullen, 16 Sep 2002