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Sony bundles StarOffice for Europe

Sony Corp's European information technology arm is the latest hardware vendor to move away from Microsoft Corp's office application suite, and has adopted Sun Microsystems Inc's StarOffice software for select PC models across Europe. The Tokyo, Japan-based company has already adopted Corel Corp's WordPerfect 2002 suite for …
ComputerWire, 09 Dec 2002
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DoCoMo to shun extra investment in KPN Mobile

NTT DoCoMo Inc is expected to turn its back on a recapitalization of KPN Mobile NV and see its holding in the Dutch mobile operator fall from 15% to around the 12% mark.
ComputerWire, 09 Dec 2002

Open Source J2EE 1.4 gets Sun green light

The first open source implementation of the latest specification for enterprise Java is expected in JBoss Group LLC's increasingly popular open source application server next year, Gavin Clarke writes. The latest version of JBoss' eponymous application server follows changes to a Sun Microsystems Inc-backed body that …
ComputerWire, 09 Dec 2002
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Organised Net crime rising sharply – top UK cop

The level of organised crime on the Internet is increasing sharply, the head of the UK's National Hi-Tech Crime Unit warns.
John Leyden, 09 Dec 2002
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.Net.uk domain granted stay of execution

The underused .net.uk domain has been granted a stay of execution after a meeting of Nominet's Policy Advisory Board decided that still more consultation was needed before a decision on its future was taken.
Kieren McCarthy, 09 Dec 2002

IBM buys Rational for $2.1bn

IBM is to buy Rational Software for $2.1 billion in cash.
IT-Analysis, 09 Dec 2002
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Study debunks e-mail overload myth

Contrary to the perception that workers are flooded with e-mail, most workers are happy with their e-mail levels and believe that it helps them in their work. A new US-based survey carried out by the Pew Internet & American Life Project found that e-mail is now used by more than 57 million workers, almost double the number that used it two years ago.
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CPW wins Hutch 3G retail gig

Hutchison 3G has signed up Carphone Warehouse to sell network contracts and phones for 3 (as the service is called).
Drew Cullen, 09 Dec 2002
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C&W slumps on £1.5bn tax shock

Cable & Wireless shares slumped more than 40per cent this morning on massive trading in reaction to news that the telco could face a previously undisclosed potential tax liability of £1.5bn. At best the money - almost three quarters of C&W's available cash - could be in escrow for several years, the company admits.
Drew Cullen, 09 Dec 2002
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UK biz embraces ebiz

More and more UK businesses are embracing ecommerce, according to the latest survey from Continental Research.
Tim Richardson, 09 Dec 2002
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BTo split in two

BT is to split its mass-market ISP BTopenworld, in a move which will, it says. benefit customers and deliver cost savings for the telecoms company.
Tim Richardson, 09 Dec 2002
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Trustworthy Computing does Moon Walk (but not yet)

Microsoft's Chief Security Strategist today compared the company's Trustworthy Computing initiative to the race to put the first man on the Moon.
John Leyden, 09 Dec 2002
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Broadband key to BT changes

The importance of broadband to BT's future strategy lies at the heart of its decision to split BTopenworld and drag it under the control of BT Retail.
Tim Richardson, 09 Dec 2002
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What's (not) up with Mydomain.com, Namesdirect.com?

Reg readers are reporting problems with accessing sites hosted by mydomain.com. And some Mydomain.com customers have told us that their email boxes have been empty since this morning.
Drew Cullen, 09 Dec 2002
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UK IT jobs decline – worst over

The worst could be over for the UK's IT job market with industry watchers claiming that the recent decline has bottomed out and is expected to start growing again next year.
Tim Richardson, 09 Dec 2002
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Web pedos crack into corporate servers

Web paedophiles are turning to cracking techniques to cover their track, claims the head of the UK's National Hi-Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU).
John Leyden, 09 Dec 2002
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IDC ups PC forecast

IDC has raised its forecasts for PC industry growth this year and next, but said the volatile economy and corporate disenchantment with Microsoft's licensing strategy are inhibiting a bounce back in the commercial sector, writes Joe Fay.
ComputerWire, 09 Dec 2002
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Research signals safer smart cards

Cryptography Research Inc, the company behind the design of the SSL v3.0 protocol that is used to secure transactions on the world wide web, claims to have discovered a new class of attacks that could be used by hackers to extract secret keys and information from smart cards and secure cryptographic tokens. Known as …
ComputerWire, 09 Dec 2002