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i2 to re-cook books

The former high-flying i2 Technologies Inc is to re-audit its financial results for 2000 and 2001, and also faces the humiliation of being delisted from Nasdaq, writes Tom Jowitt. The move follows an internal investigation of allegations regarding the company's financial reporting. The announcement comes on top of recent …

IBM gets down to business with Grids

IBM Corp yesterday announced ten new grid computing initiatives that are the culmination of six months of marketing and partnering work after the establishment of a cross-divisional organization last June that handles all development, alliances, marketing, strategy, and sales for grid technologies within IBM, writes …
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Sun pencils Feb 10 for server refresh

Sun Microsystems Inc is getting ready to make announcements from its Volume Systems Products group on February 10, writes Timothy Prickett Morgan. The company was expected by many to announce the 12-way V1280 value-priced UltraSparc-III server, a kicker to the eight-way V880. Sun may also make its much-anticipated first …
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VeriSign ‘violates DNS’ – IAB

The Internet Architecture Board, which oversees the internet's standard-setting bodies, this weekend criticized as "a violation of the DNS protocol" a service VeriSign Inc recently introduced to help web users use non-English letters in domain names, writes Kevin Murphy. In a letter to the Internet Corp for Assigned Names …
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.org handover ‘successful’

The handover of the management of the .org top-level internet domain from VeriSign Inc to the Public Internet Registry, an affiliate of the Internet Society, was successfully completed over the weekend, PIR said yesterday.
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Easynet ‘categorically denies’ child porn allegations

Easynet has strongly denied allegations made in a Sunday newspaper that it is "peddling child porn" and "making money from child porn".
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Man sacked for blogging

A Brit living and working in the US has been sacked from his job for running a blog.
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Mixed fortunes in becalmed storage market

The enterprise storage and switches market experienced better than expected US sales last quarter, but European revenues fell short of expectations.
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Where the hell is my website?

Feature "My primary domain name has disappeared from the face of the earth without warning or any reminder whatsoever earlier this morning," - Register reader's email to us, December 2002.
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Politicians must do more for broadband

Political leaders must do more to help the development and take-up of broadband in Europe if they want to secure the benefits of a wired world.
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IBM looks to summer release for T-Rex mainframe

IBM is expected to begin selling its most powerful mainframe to date in the second half of this year.
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Purple Software goes tits up

The liquidators were called in last week to wind up the affairs of Purple Software, the mobile games software company.
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EasyInternetcafe loses CD burning court battle

Cybercafe chain EasyInternetcafe has lost its High Court battle with the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) over allegations that it offered a commercial service burning illegally downloaded music onto recordable CDs for customers.
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Server shipments rise in 2002

Global server shipments grew by 4.2 per cent in 2002, but economic downturns in key regions continued to impact on the sector's chances of a major up-turn. Preliminary findings from research firm Dataquest suggest that worldwide server shipments totalled 4.6 million in 2002, up 4.2 per cent over the previous year.
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Apple unwraps tower PowerMac G4s

Apple today let slip the new Power Mac G4 on to its web site. So let's race through some spec: it comes in three flavours, a 1GHz single-processor model, and 1.25GHz and 1.42GHz dualies. The latter are fitted with 2MB Level 3 cache. All three support 4x AGP graphics.
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Linux infiltrates Homeland Security, and other conspiracies

A tipster draws our attention to a posting from one Saddam Hussein on the linux-elitists list, pointing out an oddity concerning the US Department of Homeland Security's newly-launched web site. The site was announced on Friday, running on a spiffy combo of Linux and Oracle 9i, but if you consult its recent history at Netcraft you'll note that this isn't the full story.
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Missing Sun chip found in abandoned taqueria

The much-delayed Jalapeno chip has been rediscovered. Workmen renovating an abandoned taqueria in Sunnyvale, California found the processor and returned it to its owner, Sun Microsystems.
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MS struggles to contain the Slammer worm

MemoWatch An insight into the problems faced by Microsoft indealing with the Slammer (aka Sapphire) worm is revealed in internal company memos leaked to El Reg.