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Xbox Live hits 50,000 in Europe

Microsoft has signed up 50,000 Xbox Live users in Europe, spread across eight countries, just one month after launch.
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E-pubs to become part of UK heritage?

A piece of UK legislation, the Legal Deposit Libraries Bill, has recently made its second step on the way to becoming law, writes Bob McDowall of Bloor Research. It will now go to the House of Lords and then back to the House of Commons for third reading and enactment.
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Overstock.com pays up over bootleg MS ads

Here's a turn-up for the books: a company accused of flogging hookey software gets to issue its own press release and manages to avoid saying how much it's paying out, or what it actually did - and this is an inference - beyond "advertising unauthorized" software.
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On spam cures that are worse than the disease

Opinion Which is worst for the Internet: computer viruses, spam that advertises anti-virus products, or clueless anti-spam solutions, asks George Smith, SecurityFocus columnist.

Adaptec preps Serial SCSI

Adaptec Inc. has started work on a Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface in conjunction with several hard drive makers to help push the SCSI successor along.