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W3C sets specs for browser, player accessibility

Standards for accessibility to browsers and multimedia players have been hammered out by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) after four-years' work. The Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG) 1.0 were ratified this week and set standards for developers of audio and video players, and web browser applications so products can …

W3C, vendors dust down over WS-Choreography?

A New Year stand-off is brewing, after a leading standards group kicked off its ratifcation procedure for Web services choreography but three major vendors remained aloof from the process, Gavin Clarke writes. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is creating a working group to develop a standard for WS-Choreography, a …
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The Microsoft CRM wait goes on

The Microsoft Business Solutions division of Microsoft Corp is remaining circumspect about the new release date for its CRM software, following its last-minute announcement on Wednesday that it would not make its end of year delivery deadline. The company said the application is still on course for delivery in the very …

Veritas picks up blade, app management mavens

Storage management software specialist Veritas Software Corp has dipped into its sizeable cash reserves to buy two companies which despite appearances it insists are not systems management companies. The Mountain View, California-based company is acquiring application performance and availability management vendor Precise …
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Comet and Carphone Warehouse to flog AOL broadband

AOL UK has signed extended distribution deals with Comet and the Carphone Warehouse to flog its broadband service and ADSL starter kits.
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Police investigate porn DVD bought at Dixons

Police in Birmingham have launched an investigation after child pornography was found on a DVD disk bought at a Dixons store in the West Midlands.
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Welsh Web designer pleads guilty to virus creation

A 21-old Welsh Web designer has pleaded guilty to creating and distributing three mass mailer viruses, in a hearing at Bow Street Magistrates Court this morning.
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Student gets merit award for school computer hack

High school student Reid Ellison did exactly the opposite of what most students would do when he hacked into his school computer records - he marked his grades down.
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One Click Fraud: more MS scammers likely

This week Seattle FBI told The Register that more arrests in the Daniel Feussner case were unlikely. Feussner was the Microsoft employee charged last week with selling $9 million of stolen software.