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Samsung extends DRAM market lead

Samsung Electronics Co has extended its lead in the worldwide DRAM market, boosting its market share to 31% from 27% last year, according to latest figures from Gartner Dataquest. The research firm said that the worldwide DRAM market grew 37% to $16.2bn. Korean giant Samsung boosted its lead on the back of premium price …
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Intergraph files patent suit against HP, Dell, Gateway

Having been involved with patent litigation against Intel Corp for five years, Intergraph Corp is now turning its attention to Intel's OEMs, and patent lawsuits against Dell Computer Corp, Hewlett-Packard Co and Gateway Inc. Huntsville, Alabama-based Intergraph has filed suit against the three hardware vendors in the …
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Sharp piggybacks WLAN for PDA voice service

Sharp Corp is launching a commercial wireless LAN (WLAN)-based IP telephone service in Japan. The Tokyo, Japan-based electronics giant plans to use 300 public WLANs owned by NTT DoCoMo Inc for the service. It will be offered on a free trial basis to 1,000 owners of its Linux-powered Zaurus PDAs before its formal launch …
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IBM to resell Nokia mobile VPN

IBM Corp and Nokia Corp took a major step towards guaranteeing a healthy enterprise future for Symbian-based mobile devices yesterday, with the announcement of a systems integration tie-up between the two companies for Nokia's Mobile VPN (virtual private network) offering. Under the deal, IBM's Global Services unit, which …

Oracle seeks to align Eclipse with Sun's Java

An IBM-backed Java tools initiative could be yanked back into Sun Microsystems Inc's sphere of influence, to heal a potential community rift, through efforts lead by Oracle Corp, writes Gavin Clarke. Redwood Shores, California-based Oracle, who it was announced this week joined the Eclipse.org board, told ComputerWire …
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MandrakeSoft intros commercial license

Rumors of MandrakeSoft "stepping back" from Free Software are not true, says Gael Duval, VP of the Paris, France Linux distribution company.
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Global Crossing bankruptcy plan approved

Telecoms company Global Crossing Ltd. received a US judge's approval for its plan to emerge from a Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganisation.
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Vodafone's Gent to retire next year

Vodafone boss Chris Gent is to quit the mobile operator next July, it was announced today.
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DEA data thief sentenced to 27 months

A 14-year veteran of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) who fled to Mexico to avoid federal computer crime charges was sentenced in a federal court in Los Angeles on Monday to 27 months in prison for selling information on private citizens he plundered from sensitive law enforcement databases.
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Sun demolishes Dotcom Builder

Sun Microsystems is 'retiring' its Dot-Com Builder website. Killing it, more like: the site shuts on December 23 and content is to be divvied up between other Sun developer web sites. Links to the old site are maintained through the Wayback Machine
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US Dept of Untruth prospers – Rumsfeld

Earlier this year, the US administration floated the idea of an "Office of Strategic Influence", a propaganda ministry whose job it would be to plant false stories in the press, home and abroad.