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Nintendo brings free Cube game offer to Europe

Following in the footsteps of a similar offer in the USA, European consumers will be able to pick up a free game when they purchase a GameCube in Europe from February 3rd until March 20th.
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Out of the Slammer

Opinion With the Slammer worm network security becomes literally a matter of life and death. Where do we go from here, asks Tim Mullen?
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PCCW mulls Energis bid – report

PCCW is interested in buying the UK's Energis, the Sunday Times reports.
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We're cheaper than BT – Carphone

Carphone Warehouse, the UK's biggest mobile phone retailer, is to start flogging fixed line services from its shops.
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Planet Recruit has new owner

PlanetR ecruit, a leading UK jobs site, has a new owner, the hotgroup, which is buying the company for £3m in shares, the trade publication Online Recruitment reports today.
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Slammer fails to make January AV charts

The Slammer worm fails to make it into the monthly charts of AV firms this month - despite becoming arguably the most damaging Internet worm ever.
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Energis pooh-pooh's PCCW approach

Energis has dismissed a weekend report that PCCW - the Hong Kong dotcom VC-turned telco - is interested in buying the UK telco.
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Ebay shuts down Columbia auctions

Just hours after the space shuttle Columbia broke apart over Texas, Web site Ebay closed down a number of on-line auctions where debris was on sale.
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Tiscali buys Vodafone's Spanish ISP

Tiscali has coughed up €8.86m in shares to buy Vodafone's fixed line Spanish ISP Airtelnet.
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Cyber attacks down, but vulns soar

The level of cyber attacks decreased for the first time in the second half of 2002, dropping six per cent.

For Sale: Web Dev platform going cheap

In September 2002, a UK software developer called RemoteApps went bust, after the VCs pulled the plug.
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Vodafone pulls the plugs on Vizzavi email service

Some skiploads of money later, Vodafone seems approximately back where it was prior to embarking on the Vizzavi portal adventure with France's SFR. A couple of months back Vodafone bought SFR's stake for very little money indeed, and today users of the Vizzavi email system received a message informing them that "the Vizzavi email service will be closing down on the 31st March 2003."
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Sex.com case heralds end of Internet – NSI

Network Solutions - the Internet's biggest domain name registrar and the owner of the .com domain - has heralded the end of the Internet in court filings to the Californian Supreme Court.
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StorageTek cuts L-series prices

In Brief StorageTek today cut UK reseller prices by an average of 17 per cent for its L-series Performance Tape libraries and associated hardware. The enterprise storage company is also throwing in 12 months next business day on site support. And, err, that's about it. ®
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UK gets used to e-tax filing

Slowly, slowly, the UK's self-employed, small business people, higher rate tax payers and whoever takes the government's fancy, are getting used to filing their returns online.

Crucial pitches for server biz

Crucial, the online retail arm of memory maker Micron is beginning a push for more Intel server business in Europe.