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MBO at Engage Ad-serving unit

CMGI Inc's former dot-com empire continued to unravel yesterday, with the announcement that Engage Inc's internet ad delivery unit has been bought out by its founding management team. The unit, which provides advertising systems to the likes of Microsoft and Travelocity, will be named Accipiter Solutions Inc, after the …

Turbolinux sells clustering business to start-up

Asian Linux distributor Turbolinux Inc has sold its EnFuzion clustering software to start-up Axceleon Inc, which has been founded by three ex-Turbolinux employees with the backing of investment firm Havenhill Technologies Group. San Francisco, California-based Axceleon has acquired the EnFuzion clustering products and …
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Corel cuts staff in bid for profitability

Corel Corp has announced that it has reduced its workforce by 220 employees, approximately 22%, as it aims to become profitable and generate positive cash flow. The Ottawa, Canada-based graphics and office software vendor said the cuts would affect all departments and enable it to reduce its payroll costs by around $12m …
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Vodafone renews offer for Vivendi's Cegetel stake

Vivendi Universal SA's gamble that it could force Vodafone Group Plc to come back with an improved offer for its 44% Cegetel stake has spectacularly failed, after the Newbury, UK-based company renewed its original offer of 6.77bn euros ($6.64bn), which Vivendi rejected last week as too low. "Vodafone believes its cash …
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Oasis ratifies SAML 1.0

As expected, Oasis, the consortium of vendors and end users which stewarded the development of the XML standard, has announced that Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) version 1.0 has been ratified as an Oasis Open Standard. The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (Oasis) says that …

Veritas acquires Storage Reporter

Veritas Software today bought NTP Software's Storage Reporter for an undisclosed sum.
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109-bit Elliptic Curve Cryptography knocked over with brute force

Academics yesterday scooped a $10,000 prize after using a distributed computing network to decrypt a message scrambled using an 109-bit implementation of Elliptic Curve Cryptography.
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Terra Lycos hits Q3 target

Spanish Internet media company Terra Lycos - which includes operations such as the Lycos portal, RagingBull.com, Tripod.com and Wired.com - says it has met Q3 revenue targets for the business.

HP edges IBM and eclipses Sun in SSL benchmark

Its Round 94 of the battle of the benchmarketing press releases, with HP yesterday trumpeting its recently introduced HP Server rp5405 outperforms comparable Unix servers from IBM and Sun in secure transaction benchmark tests.