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Real to acquire Listen.com

RealNetworks has gobbled up Listen.com for close to $36 million, the companies announced today.
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Sun salutes Opteron

Sun Microsystems paid lip service to AMD's Opteron processor with an announcement on Monday to provide a modicum of software support for the chip.
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Who am I when I'm mobile?

Two recent announcements highlight the difficulties and importance of authenticating just who has access to what data or services via a mobile network, writes Bloor Research's Rob Bamforth. Each adopts a different approach, coming from two different perspectives in the mobile data world. The IT perspective, and the telecoms perspective - the intelligent end point, or the intelligent network.
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PC sales climb, Centrino builds slowly

Personal computer sales were better than expected in the first quarter, according to figures from Gartner, with mobile PCs expected to draw continued interest.
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Nominet UK to charge for domain transfers

Nominet UK is to start charging punters £35 a time to transfer .uk domain names from one person or organisation to another.
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Betfair.com scoops Queen's Award

An online bookie, which takes more than £50m in bets every week, has been honoured by the Queen for bringing gambling into the 21st Century.
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Microsoft to license Windows ‘protocols’ to rivals

Microsoft yesterday agreed to release details of internal Windows protocols to competitors under license, as part of last year's anti-trust settlement.

Itanic cluster to shake up oil exploration

Intel has come good (at least in part) with its claims that the latest version of Itanium would shake up the server market.
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Nvidia targets workstation market with nForce 3 Pro

Nvidia has released its third-generation nForce chipset, targeted at AMD's Opteron chip and its first official move into the professional graphics workstation systems arena. The company already offers pro graphics chips in the shape of its Quadro range.

Newisys readies Opteron gear

Newisys Inc. is "the other company" betting its future on AMD's new Opteron chip and, as promised, the company unveiled its server on the big launch day.
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White House cybersecurity czar resigns. Again

Former Microsoft security chief Howard Schmidt has resigned as White House cybersecurity advisor, just weeks into his new role.
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AMD launches Opteron

Update It should have been here nearly 18 months ago, but AMD finally got its Opteron dual 32-bit/64-bit server processor out the door today, launching the chip formerly known as Sledgehammer at a flash bash in New York City.
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Microsoft issues Office 2k reg. bug patch

Microsoft has posted a patch to remedy the registration bug that has plagued Office 2000 users in some of the world's biggest organisations since 15 April.
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Mac show gets Macworld moniker back

First it was Macworld Expo. Then it was Create. Now, less than a month after organiser IDG renamed its summer show for Mac users, it has restyled the event again. Now it's Macworld Creative Pro.
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Like a virgin – Madonna hacked for the very first time

Madonna's role as the material girl placed her in a spot of trouble this weekend when the pop star's Web site started doling out free song files from her new album.
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VIA unveils Opteron-optimised K8T400M chipset

VIA today joined Nvidia and AMD itself and launched a chipset designed to support the new Opteron 64-bit processor.
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Opteron zings through server benchmarks

Bored with Opteron yet? The best has yet to come.