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Reborn or stillborn: all new for Microsoft's languages?

Is Microsoft Corp born again? That's the question, as the Redmond, Washington-based company renews work over standards compliance of programming languages for Windows writes Gavin Clarke. Microsoft is revisiting the controversial subject of standards compliance in its implementation of C++, the language created by Bjarne …
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Gateway cuts sales target

Gateway Inc, which has perfected the art of selling PCs at a loss, has scaled down its ambitions for the year and now expects revenue to be in the range of $4.3bn to $4.5bn, compared with earlier hopes that it could achieve $4.5bn to $5bn. The Poway, California-based company, squeezed in the battle between industry …
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EDS chief warns of job cuts

EDS boss Richard Brown told his workers last week that they will have to endure further job cuts as the services giant scrambles to get its business back on track. The company recently warned that third quarter and fourth quarter results will not meet expectations, and that the slump in the IT industry would last into next …

McData makes profit, lowers revenue guidance

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Kapor's open source ‘spreadsheet for the mind’

Mitch Kapor thinks the world needs another PIM – and he might be right. He's funding development of an open source PIM that promises to "be in the spirit of Lotus Agenda" - more of which later - with the help of one of the key programmers behind the Macintosh, Andy Hertzfeld, and a small team of very experienced developers.
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Wanadoo boasts 1m broadband punters

Wanadoo has almost one million broadband punters in Europe, the Internet division of France Telecom announced today.
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MS Palladium boss to debate TCPA with Anderson, Cox

UK open source consultancy netproject is clearly on something of a roll. Earlier this month the company announced the first deployments in a pilot scheme intended to equip police forces in England and Wales with secure Linux desktops, and next month it plays host to what sounds like being the trusted computing face-off of the year - John Manferdelli versus Ross Anderson versus Alan Cox.
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MSN 8.0 to hit UK

MSN 8.0 - the new Net offering from Microsoft - could be about to land in the UK.
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Todmorden first to pass BT trigger level, gets ADSL

Todmorden - the first area in the UK to reach its trigger level to be converted to ADSL - is to get broadband.
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Demon launches less contentious DSL

Demon has taken advantage of a ruling by telecoms regulator, Oftel, giving ISPs greater freedom with their DSL infrastructure.
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Broadband Britain picking up speed – E-envoy

E-envoy Andrew Pinder gave an upbeat assessment of the roll out of broadband in the UK this morning, saying the number of consumers getting high speed connections was growing "exponentially".
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UK vid games sales soar to £684m

Sales of computers games in the UK are up almost 13 per cent so far this year, giving rise to hope that 2002 could be a bumper year for the industry.
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Samsung tilts towards Symbian

Samsung is leaning a little closer to the smartphone consortium Symbian, we learn from a press release issued by the two companies today. Samsung is Microsoft's most prestigious phone OS licensee – although that's a very small club – while Symbian is the big handset manufacturers' "anyone but Microsoft" gang, heavily backed by the Japanese consumer electronics giants.
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Nokia triumphs in Europe's mobile device market with 7650

Nokia has scored a massive triumph in the European mobile device market in Q3, according to research outfit Canalys. Largely on the back of the 7650, the company doubled its market share to 56 per cent, while the segment overall grew 23 per cent. As you're already suspecting, you would do well not to believe these numbers - but despite this they may provide the odd important signpost.
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16,000 Hammers in Sandia supercomputer

Cray and Sandia National Labs in New Mexico have jointly announced a supercomputer that will feature 16,000 AMD Opteron CPUs. "Red Storm" will be used for nuclear simulations and will come on tap in 2004.