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Divine Inc. extracts dotcom tithe from UK firm

UK e-commerce firms trading in the US face the prospect of costly payouts to Divine Inc., which claims ownership of a patent on shopping cart technology.

SAP posts solid prelims

SAP AG yesterday announced preliminary fourth-quarter and year-end figures for fiscal 2002, anticipating full-year sales to be up slightly on fiscal 2001, writes Jason Stamper.
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RealNetworks preps format-agnostic DRM

RealNetworks Inc plans to help prevent theft of digital content with the beta release of its digital rights management system, Helix DRM.

IBM general managers play musical chairs

IBM chairman and CEO Sam Palmisano is starting to move around the captains of various business units, writes Timothy Prickett Morgan.
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Computacenter meets 2002 profit target

Computacenter Plc has met its profitability targets for full year 2002 after experiencing a flattening out of demand in the last quarter of the year.
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Xbox Live goes gangbusters in US

Xbox Live is dominating the early online gaming comparisons in the US, Microsoft proclaims. Since the service launched on November 15, 250,000 starter kits have been sold - double Microdsoft's original stated expectations.

Seagate ships an awful lot of hard drives

Seagate has shipped an awful lot of hard drives, unlike Fujitsu which has shipped a lot of awful hard drives.
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GAME in Xmas sales turnaround

The GAME Group appears to have pulled off an amazing trading turnaround just three weeks after warning of disappointing pre-Christmas sales.
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Dad uses web to shame kids over ‘obnoxious’ behaviour

A Wiltshire Dad has named and shamed his kids on a Web site because he's concerned they're rampaging out of control.
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Lexmark unleashes DMCA on toner cartridge rival

Lexmark has invoked the controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act in a legal action against a firm that makes chips that permit third party toner cartridges to work in its printers.
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Firstnet in ‘me too’ ADSL promo

Leeds-based ISP Firstnet Services is offering a Free Allied Telesyn router with all wires-only ADSL connections.

SPEC revamps high performance benchmark

Revised benchmarks for high-performance computing (HPC) applications and the MPI and OpenMP standards for parallel processing have been issued by the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation.
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TiVo pitches DVRs as home network hub

TiVo has unveiled plans to position its digital video recorders at the centre of home entertainment networks.