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‘Six million crystal tubes’ in China's first CPU

China's first CPU - the existence of which was first reported a year ago - has made its debut, according the People's Daily.
Andrew Orlowski, 30 Sep 2002
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Vodafone Ireland faces ski spam allegations

Vodafone customers in Ireland have complained that the mobile phone company is spamming their friends.
Tim Richardson, 30 Sep 2002
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MobilCom freezes 3G plans, cuts 1,850 jobs

MobilCom AG plans to cut its workforce by 40% and has frozen plans to roll out a 3G network as the struggling German mobile operator fights for survival. The move is another set-back to 3G hopes on the continent and follows the decision by Sonera and Telefonica to scrap their Group 3G UMTS GmbH joint venture in Germany. …
ComputerWire, 30 Sep 2002
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US P2P Hacking Bill draws support, critics

US lawmakers last week sat down with proponents and opponents of a controversial bill that would allow copyright holders to use techniques critics compare to "hacking" to prevent content being pirated on peer-to-peer networks, Kevin Murphy writes. At a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Courts, the …
ComputerWire, 30 Sep 2002
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Excite@Home exhumed to sue cable firms for $600m

Excite@Home, which went bankrupt a year ago and folded early this year, is suing former partners Cox Communications Inc and Comcast Corp for over $600m in profits, over allegations of insider dealing over two years ago, writes Kevin Murphy. A lawsuit filed in Delaware last week names At Home Corp as the plaintiff, but is …
ComputerWire, 30 Sep 2002
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IBM signs up Clear Technologies

IBM Corp has concluded two strategic alliances with dedicated mid-market applications vendors as part of its own ongoing strategy to take advantage of this sweet spot market segment that is estimated to be worth $40bn. First was a deal with Coppell, Texas-based Clear Technologies Inc over its C2 CRM web-based customer …
ComputerWire, 30 Sep 2002

SAS gets more analytical about CRM

SAS Institute Inc is building up its analytical CRM portfolio with the release of Interaction Management, real-time analysis software for multi-channel, in- and out-bound customer interactions.
ComputerWire, 30 Sep 2002
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BT Ignite preps managed Web Services

BT Ignite, the services and solutions business of BT Group Plc, aims to be one of the first vendors outside of the software sector to offer commercial web services, and plans to launch a managed web services offering in January 2003. Some newly announced tie-ups with Microsoft Corp and Flamenco Networks Inc, as well as the …
ComputerWire, 30 Sep 2002

IBM snaps up TrelliSoft for Tivoli

IBM Corp yesterday said it is to acquire storage software start-up TrelliSoft Inc, in order to strengthen the hand of the IT giant's infrastructure management arm, IBM Tivoli Software, in the storage management arena. The Glen Ellyn, Illinois-based storage management start-up provides web-based storage resource management …
ComputerWire, 30 Sep 2002

HP and IBM swap APIs in managed storage move

The door leading to open technology access in the storage industry swung further open yesterday with the announcement of an API-swapping deal between IBM Corp and Hewlett Packard Co. The deal is only the second wide-ranging API swap to be struck between major competing storage suppliers, and it will allow the two to sell …
ComputerWire, 30 Sep 2002

Cisco goes storage with Andiamo buy

Cisco Systems today announced a deal to acquire storage firm Andiamo Systems and outlined plans to introduce a line of high end storage switches based on Andiamo's technology by the end of the year.
John Leyden, 30 Sep 2002

EMC pushes Clariion upmarket

EMC Corp has begun the promised promotion of its midrange Clariion storage array, by launching a high-end version of the device that fills in where the company's Symmetrix flagship array cannot compete because of its cost, Tim Stammers writes. Joe Tucci, EMC CEO, said the new machine is also the first of what will be …
ComputerWire, 30 Sep 2002

Bluefin caught by SNIA, renamed SMI

It is possible to argue that storage and storage management have been the most active areas in IT over the last couple of years. Storage Area Networking (SAN), Network Attached Storage (NAS) and software tools addressing the management of increasingly complex storage infrastructures have been evolving rapidly. However, the whole storage community is agreed upon one thing. There is a desperate need of standards that would allow complex, heterogeneous storage infrastructures to be built in a straightforward, risk-free manner. The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is stepping up its efforts to take on this challenge.
IT-Analysis, 30 Sep 2002
DVD it in many colours

Maxtor preps 320GB HDD

Maxtor has been a busy PR bunny on the launch front with three ginormous HDD announcements in the last week.
Drew Cullen, 30 Sep 2002
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Google brings Adwords to UK

Google today launches Adwords - you know, the text boxes on the righthand side of search pages - for UK advertisers.
Drew Cullen, 30 Sep 2002
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IBM plays Host to Websphere integration

The Register has a new Enterprise Storage Channel IBM has released details of new and updated tools addressing the issues of host integration.
IT-Analysis, 30 Sep 2002
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BTo to ditch 24/7 unmetered service – sources

BTopenworld is ditching its 24/7 unmetered dial-up service, according to insiders. Instead, BT's ISP plans to cap the amount of time people are allowed to use the service to 150 hours a month.
Tim Richardson, 30 Sep 2002
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ATI fits 9700 into All-in-Wonder card

ATI today added a RADEON 9700 flavor to its ALL-IN-WONDER retail line up of home entertainment graphics/multimedia cards. You can pick up a board this fall, in North America anyway. It doesn't come cheap - "less than USD$500", ATI says. But what's that to the computer games fanatics who like to watch TV on their PCs and maybe put in a bit of video editing on the side?
Drew Cullen, 30 Sep 2002
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Satire site shut by police lives again

The satirical Web site, thinkofthechildren.co.uk, has reactivated - after it was shut down following intervention by police.
Tim Richardson, 30 Sep 2002
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Net radio – call your congressman today

There's still a chance to spare small time webcasters from the axe, but hurry. The House votes on the Relief for Small-Business Webcasters Act (HR 5469), so today's the last day to make your views heard to your local Congressional representative.
Andrew Orlowski, 30 Sep 2002
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Apple loses World's Most Valuable List

Apple has extended the cut-off date for iTools account holders to October 14. After that date, existing iTools account and mac.com email addresses will cease to work unless they've been converted to the $100-a-year subscription software package .Mac. The $49.95 introductory offer has also been extended.
Andrew Orlowski, 30 Sep 2002
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Aqua eye-candy comes to the PC

Stardock has released a small utility that brings several of the dazzling effects seen in Apple's Aqua UI to the PC. WindowFX 2.0, released today, performs Direct3D operations including transparency and transitions on each window - which we think is a first on Windows - although Stardock is shying away from a confrontation with Apple's legal department by not including the hallmark Genie effect, for example.
Andrew Orlowski, 30 Sep 2002