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WiFi for data – Nokia dials for future phones

Donal O'Connell, Nokia phones' R&D veep, said that WiFi will form a part of its future high-end handsets at an analyst briefing in Irving, Texas today.
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Rombyte admits flogging counterfeit memory

Directors at Newbury memory distributor Rombyte pleaded guilty to eight counts of supplying counterfeit memory modules at a hearing before Newbury Magistrates yesterday.
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BT nears 1 million BB milestone

There's speculation that BT could use this Thursday's results to announce that it has hit its 1 million ADSL milestone.
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MMO2 weighs in with £10.2bn loss

MMO2 reported a whopping pre-tax loss of £10.2bn for last year after the mobile telco decided to slash the value of its 3G licences and other assets.
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HP Q2 revenues leap like a dachshund

A year has passed since Hewlett-Packard bought Compaq, and the end results are still hard to measure.
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Wireless ‘will halve cost of broadband’ -start up

A new startup company calling itself "the world's first integrated WiFi broadband service" will unveil its new offering tomorrow at the WLAN Event in London
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DB2 Information Integrator goes live

IBM yesterday (May 20th) published the packaging and pricing of DB2 Information Integrator, together with some case studies of customers that have been using the beta version. While DB2 Information Integrator can now be ordered, general availability begins on June 13.
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US channel buoyant as UK resellers sink

A snapshot of the IT market from a channel perspective has revealed confidence returning in the US even while the European market remains mired in a sales decline.
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Synavant: shrinking prize in CRM niche battle

Synavant has received five takeover bids in the last six weeks.
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Intel launches three P4s, Springdale

Intel today launched three new Pentium 4 processors and three Springdale chipsets, to take hyperthreading (HT) into the corporate PC mainstream.
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NTL hit by ad watchdog ruling

The advertising watchdog has dismissed complaints concerning NTL's boast that its broadband service offers "unlimited surfing" even though it has imposed a cap.
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Apple exporting retail stores

It can only be hoped that Apple will leave the advertisements for its iTunes Music Store behind as the company takes its retail stores overseas.
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DARPA dabbles in real-world ‘Matrix’

Defense Department ubergeeks at DARPA are soliciting proposals for a comprehensive, searchable database of individual human lives encompassing every communication, encounter, transaction and even 'feeling' generated by a lifetime of social interaction.
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EMI poised to sue Bertelsmann over Napster

EMI, the UK music major, says it could join in a $17bn lawsuit against Bertelsmann, its German rival, for supporting Napster, the iconic music file trading service.

IT services: don't forget the little guys

With offshore service providers applying pressure on billing rates for systems integration and consulting work, economies of scale are increasingly important if services companies are going to be able to handle projects profitably. But there is still room for small and medium-sized services providers.
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Cisco launches security blitz

Cisco has strengthened its security portofolio with 14 hardware and software upgrades.
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Playboy gets into the Hutch

3 UK, the greenfield mobile network operator, has gone live with peddling soft porn from Playboy. Other Hutchison 3G territories will follow suit as and when they come on stream, although content - video and stills - will vary, according to local regulation and mores.
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NTL hits back at ASA ruling

NTL has appealed against the latest ruling by the advertising watchdog claiming the decision against the cableco was based on "flawed research".
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Broadband ‘most important technology issue’ for SMEs

Broadband is the most important technology issue for small businesses, according to new research.
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Datatec splashes red ink

Datatec, the South African-owned networking equipment reseller, fell into the red for the year to Feb end.
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Why spammers lurve the ‘Microsoft support’ worm

The latest Windows mass mailer worm could be used by spammers to launch bulk mail blizzards from computers they don't own, a security researcher warns.
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Washington state bans sale of violent games to minors

Gary Locke, governor of the state of Washington in the USA, has signed into law a bill banning the sale of certain violent videogames to minors - including Enter the Matrix and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, both of which depict violence against law enforcement officials.

Fujitsu picks up the pace with low-end servers

The North American arm of Fujitsu has started shipping new low-end servers running on the company's own version of the Sparc processor and Sun Microsystems' Solaris operating system.
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IBM carves up bladed Linux clusters

IBM has added blade servers to the mix of systems it sells as part of a large Linux cluster offering targeted at users in scientific fields.
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Stretching broadband with meshed WiFi

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