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Deep inside Apple's Piles

Apple is set to enhance the desktop UI it created twenty years ago, according a report at eWeek. The report bears the Rothenberg hallmark of quality, so listen up.
Andrew Orlowski, 23 Apr 2003
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Music Pigopolists aim snouts at finance capital

Music industry lobby group the RIAA has been attacking cherished institutions of national life, such as the military and education, in recent months. But by attacking finance capital itself, could the pigopolists have gone too far?
Andrew Orlowski, 23 Apr 2003

SAP results outperform rivals

In the light of recent warnings by PeopleSoft and Siebel Systems, there were a few sighs of relief when SAP AG released its preliminary Q1 results, because although they represented a mixed bag, they were considered to be strong when compared to those of SAP's peers. However, its ability to outperform the market looks less secure in the long-term.
Datamonitor, 23 Apr 2003
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EU roaming probe delayed

Some of Europe's biggest mobile operators have dodged the bullet for now, after it was revealed that the EU's three-year enquiry into roaming would be delayed.
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Washington State to ban sale of violent games to minors

The state of Washington is to implement a new law which will impose heavy fines on retail employees who sell violent video games to minors.
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Oregon Open Source bill not dead yet

Doug Dingus, an applications engineer in Portland Oregon, filed this report for Newsforge.
Doug Dingus, 23 Apr 2003
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Mortal Kombat ad ‘condoned violence’

A poster advertising the Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance computer game "condoned violence", according to the advertising watchdog.
Tim Richardson, 23 Apr 2003
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Oftel and Freeserve competition row rumbles on

There are few signs that Oftel and Freeserve are about to kiss and make up following a recent legal spat that saw both sides claiming victory.
Tim Richardson, 23 Apr 2003
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New virus exploits SARS epidemic concerns

A new computer worm attempts to spread by taking advantage of concerns over the killer flu-like virus, SARS.
John Leyden, 23 Apr 2003
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Palm tunes Tungsten PDA line into Wi-Fi

Palm today launched the latest member of its Tungsten high-end PDA family, the Tungsten-C. As Palm watchers had gathered from various unfortunate (for Palm) appearances in store catalogues, flyers and other third-party sales collateral, the C offers integrated Wi-Fi support.
Tony Smith, 23 Apr 2003
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Florida spammers sue anti-spam groups

A group of Florida-based porn peddlers, penis enlargement and Viagra spammers has united to file suit against anti-spam organisations.
John Leyden, 23 Apr 2003
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Social software author ‘not miffed’ by conference shutout

Down in Santa Clara this week O'Reilly Associates are hosting something called an "Emerging Technology" conference, which began life two years ago as the P2P conference, back when Peer-to-Peer was the rage.
Andrew Orlowski, 23 Apr 2003
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Apple and AMD working together, claims senior AMD official

Apple and AMD have been working together of late, a senior AMD official admitted at the launch of the chip maker's 64-bit Opteron processor this week.
Tony Smith, 23 Apr 2003
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Man found hanged ahead of Net suicide pact trial

A man due to stand trial for assisting the suicide of a man he met through a Net site has been found hanged.
John Leyden, 23 Apr 2003
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Lucent pensioners up in arms at benefits cuts plan

Lucent pensioners are aggrieved at the prospect of the company slashing retirement benefits as part of latest round of cost savings at the beleaguered networking equipment manufacturer.
John Leyden, 23 Apr 2003
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EMI in Europe music download deal

EMI has teamed up with more than 20 outfits including Freeserve, BT, and Tiscali to flog its music online in Europe, the music giant announced today.
Tim Richardson, 23 Apr 2003