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Amstrad promo cuts e-m@iler price in half

Can it really be almost three years since Amstrad launched the e-m@iler to widespread indifference, sprinkled with a less-than-generous helping of scorn?
Drew Cullen, 02 Jan 2003
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Balloons burst in Intel-VIA trial

It was at Computex in 2001 that four Intel execs hatched a cunning plot to undermine upstart competitor VIA. They decided to rid the Taipei trade show of the chipset designer's - balloons. Yes, that's right: Chipzilla burst the VIA promo balloons festooning the booths of mutual customers, namely the mobo makers.
Drew Cullen, 02 Jan 2003
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xBox Linux donor extends prize offer

The anonymous donor who offered $200,000 to fund two prizes for the development of xBox Linux has taken off his mask. And yes, it is as most people who care about such things suspected all along, Michael Robertson, CEO of Lindows.com.
Drew Cullen, 02 Jan 2003
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Sun drops free email service

Sun is dropping its free email service MySun from March 24, in a house clearing exercise.
John Leyden, 02 Jan 2003
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Macro and script viruses dying off

The end of standard mass mailing worms is nigh - maybe as soon as before the end of 2003. But their replacements - Trojans and Spyware - are much, much worse.
John Leyden, 02 Jan 2003
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Sony preps AI music composer

Boffins at Sony are working to develop artificial intelligence technology capable of composing original music.
John Leyden, 02 Jan 2003