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CNET's download.com fees, DNS in a can, Lab Hammers

Letters From the end of the month, CNET's Downloads.com page will charge every author $99 for listing the software. Non-payers will see their listings and software removed.
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Freeserve in legal fight against Oftel

Freeserve went to a Competition Commission tribunal on Tuesday to get an Oftel ruling concerning BT's alleged abuse of its dominant market overturned.
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Gartner OLTP numbers rank winners in server arena

The platform analysts at Gartner have released their sixth OLTP Server Evaluation study, which is a compact but useful way of gauging the relative strengths and weaknesses of the dominant server platforms available today, writes Timothy Prickett-Morgan. Gartner has been publishing this short OLTP platform evaluation …
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Porn censorship at work shock

Pornography is the most censored type of Internet content at work, according to those clever people at Datamonitor.
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STMicro expects strong chip recovery in 2003

Europe's largest chipmaker STMicroelectronics NV remains considerably more bullish than most in the sector, and says it shares the view of analysts that the market will show double-digit growth next year. "The worst is in the past," said chief executive Pasquale Pistorio. The company is confident that it will outperform …
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Sendo to launch Z100 MS ‘Stinger’ in November

Sendo Ltd plans to turn the tables on Orange SA and hardware partner High Tech Computer Corp (HTC) by being the first vendor to offer a Windows Smartphone-based device to the Italian and Spanish markets. According to a spokesperson at the launch of Orange's SVP, Sendo plans to launch its much delayed Z100 handset "in …
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McNealy slams Wall St over Sun ratings

Chief executives for Sun Microsystems Inc and Hewlett Packard Co struck-out yesterday as they struggled to explain the technology slump, now projected to last into next year. Sun chief executive Scott McNealy decided to shoot the messenger. Speaking at a Vignette Corp customer conference, in Austin, Texas, Scott McNealy …
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Security distie Peapod goes into administration

High profile security consultancy/distie Peapod has gone into administration after attempts by parent company e-initiative to expand into Europe ran aground.
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Server room dangerous? Here's BOFH armageddon

Letters : We hoped not to get any more of your pictures of dangerous server rooms, but you keep them coming, and they're too compelling to resist.
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Bundled content and access the future for broadband

Broadband won't become mass market in the UK until service providers bundle entertainment content with high-speed Net access.
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Canadian cons use PCs to hack, forge IDs and spread porn

Canadian convicts have taken advantage of prison PCs to produce escape plans, make fake IDs and conduct scams.
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Demise of e-stockbrokers predicted

Three-quarters of Europe's 160 online-only stock broking Web sites will disappear by 2007, according to a new report by Forrester Research.
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Hint of UK recovery for IT jobs

There is just the teensy weensiest hint of a sign that there could be the beginnings of a recovery in the IT jobs market in the UK.
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Arsonists wipe smile from the face of the Net

Customers of online bank smile report problems accessing their accounts online following a suspected arson attack in Manchester which damaged the city's telecom infrastructure yesterday.
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MS in blog parody takedown

It's a pity that Microsoft's Beth Goza, who we teased here last week, has taken down her weblog. Far from wanting to see it disappear, it ought be preserved in a time capsule.
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Potholes on Apple's chip roadmap?

Macintosh site Architosh has some reasonably intelligent speculation on unreleased Motorola processors, and offers a roadmap.
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Disney has Microsoft captive

AP's Suzanne Plunkett has exposed the relationship between the entertainment industry and the technology industry, in a dramatic new photograph.