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Darwinists don their Finking caps

Fink, the program that brings oodles of Linux software to Mac OS X, has been updated for Jaguar.
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Google debuts reputation, slideshow experiments

Two new toys from Google's "technology playground" make their debut today, the first new experiments since Google Labs opened their doors in May.
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Spammer gets junk mailed

A US bulk emailer is threatening legal action after so-called "anti-spammers" signed him up for lots of junk mail.

VeriSign goes Swiss as Web Services war brews

VeriSign Inc CEO Stratton Sclavos sees 2003 as the year of the web services platform war, and wants to make his company as "Swiss" as possible, providing the security plumbing for multiple vendors' offerings. Sclavos, talking to ComputerWire at VeriSign's web services strategy day in San Francisco yesterday, said the time …
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nCipher teams up to secure Web Services

Hardware security vendor and cryptographic acceleration specialist nCipher Plc has put together a series of new partnerships and products in a bid to ease the problems of deploying security to XML applications and web services. The difficulties of managing and protecting authentication and authorization processes using …
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Caribbean storm brews over C&W

Cable & Wireless Plc, which had a stock market valuation of £7.8bn ($12.2bn) a year ago, slumped to a new low of £952.8m ($1.5bn) yesterday, on fears that the company's cash cow in the Caribbean may be eaten by competitors. The new blow to the troubled carrier came in the form of an internal C&W report leaked to the …
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EDS issues profit warning on United bankruptcy

IT services firm EDS Corp has issued a profit warning following news of the bankruptcy of the world's second largest airline United Airlines. Plano, Texas-based EDS was forced to cut its fourth-quarter and full-year 2002 profit forecast by 5 cents per share, or as much as 10%, as it announced that it would have to write …

HP comes clean in latest wave of storage benchmarks

The Storage Performance Council has posted another wave of benchmarks, including new results for hardware from IBM Corp and 3Pardata Inc, and a re-test by Hewlett Packard Co in response to criticism of what was diplomatically called the "real world applicability"of its previous results.

VeriSign plans Web Services security gateway

VeriSign Inc plans to announce web services security gateway software early next year, it emerged yesterday. Speaking at a gathering in San Francisco, CEO Stratton Sclavos disclosed the plan, which seems likely to place the company in competition against a number of startups and potentially larger security players. …
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Web filters block health sites

A study from the US has shown that Internet filters designed to screen out pornography can end up blocking access to health information Web sites.

More flexible software licences needed for Utility Computing

The basic ideas behind utility computing, also known as computing on demand, are very simple, writes Tony Lock. At the core can be found the concept that today's rapidly changing market conditions place a requirement that every organisation's IT infrastructure needs to be flexible in order to satisfy the fluctuating demands for service. In other words, IT must be able to support its users whatever the workload whilst still maintaining tight control over the cost of service delivered.
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Last day for EU orders at Cash'n'Carrion

Just a quick reminder that midnight GMT tonight is the final order deadline for pre-Xmas delivery within the EU from our Cash'n'Carrion" Reg shop. Final UK order deadline is midnight GMT on Friday.