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Broadcom axes ServerWorks chief

Like an abusive parent slapping an over-active child, Broadcom has dismissed the head of its ServerWorks subsidiary and made a public spectacle of the event.

IBM overhauls Tivoli

Come April, IBM plans to release three revamped Tivoli software products that will include wider support for various storage hardware and improved system monitoring tools.
Broken CD with wrench

Northern Ireland signs up HP for €107m e-learning gig

Hewlett-Packard has won a massive e-government contract in Northern Ireland, worth more than €100 million.

SuSE boards Itanic

SuSE Linux is to tie its fortunes to Intel's Itanium processor, prepping a 64-bit release of SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for the chip.
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AV vendors muscle in on anti-spam

The three major anti-virus software vendors are all building on their anti-spam offerings. Symantec, Trend Micro and Network Associates are all fighting for a share of the growing market. With these established players making moves, pure-play spam filter vendors will have a hard time gaining much market share without being acquired.
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FBI seeks Internet telephony surveillance

The US Justice Department and the FBI ask regulators for expanded technical capabilities to intercept Voice Over IP communications... and anything else that uses broadband, writes Kevin Poulsen of /SecurityFocus.
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NEC, SVA to expand LCD output with $710m plant

NEC and Chinese electronics group SVA yesterday said they will together invest an initial $710 million to construct a new fifth-generation LCD plant in China.
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Tundra ships first RapidIO interconnect silicon

Tundra has begun sampling the first commercially available RapidIO system interconnect silicon, in the form of a PCI-X bridge and a multi-port switch.
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LCDs took 30 per cent of PC monitor sales in Q4 2002

Price cuts of up to 30 per cent drove LCD monitor shipments up to 9.9 million units during Q4 2002 - a 54 per cent increase on the same period in 2001 and 30 per cent up on the previous quarter, DisplaySearch research reveals.
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Reg Kit Watch

Desktop ViewSonic has launched its first Windows XP Media Center Edition-based PC to support digital video recording. The NextVision M2000 Digital Media Center packs a 2.8GHz Pentium 4, a 160GB hard drive, 512MB of DDR SDRAM, and more I/O ports - including USB and 1394 - than you can shake a stick at. There's a six-in-one card …
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Iraq's mobile network – Qualcomm to follow the tanks?

And in a flash, the war on terror started to morph into the war for CDMA. North Korea, watch out - there's a jumping-off point right next door. US wireless company Qualcomm has often been described as the civilian wing of the military-industrial complex, so perhaps the only thing that should surprise us is how speedily its arrival in the wake of the tanks in Iraq occurred.
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UK.gov seeks input on anti-spam law

The UK government began consultations on strengthening laws to prohibit spamming today.
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ISPs left in limbo over ADSL price cut hints

BT has been accused of leaving ISPs in limbo the future of wholesale prices for broadband.
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Stampede for places onTelewest 2Mb trial

Telewest is considering an increase in the number of people it will take on its 2Mb broadband trial after all 1,500 places were snapped up in just a few hours.
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North America is WLANtastic

The number of frequent WLAN users in North America may grow from 4.2 million in 2003 to more than 31 million in 2007.
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Macworld Expo renamed Create as Apple touts WWDC

Analysis Macworld Expo organiser IDG World Expo has announced that this summer's show won't carry its traditional name, but be re-titled Create - just as our colleagues over at Think Secret revealed earlier this week.
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Telewest claims 300,000 broadband punters…

Telewest has almost 300,000 broadband customers, it boasted today.
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Toshiba PlayStation-on-a-chip company closes

Toshiba has closed down its US processor subsidiary, EE Times has reported.
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Al Jazeera's web site – DDoSed or unplugged?

The launch of Arab satellite TV network Al Jazeera's new Web site on Monday drew immediate hack attacks, but this has been swiftly followed up by the disappearance of the site's DNS records. These now point to mydomain.com nameservers, but this company's site is also currently inaccessible; as you might expect, under the circumstances.
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NT4.0 too flawed to fix – official

There's a nasty rider with Microsoft's latest security problem for NT users.

FAST protocol supercharges networks

Boffins at California Institute of Technology are looking at ways of refining Internet protocols to achieve greatly increased transmission rates.