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IT staff save bosses loadsastress

Many IT staff feel they are of little importance to their employers, even though they save the average UK SME £1.28 million a year by maintaining vital computer systems.
Startups.co.uk, 02 Jun 2003
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World chip sales static through April

World semiconductor sales remained static during April, according to the latest sales figures released by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
Tony Smith, 02 Jun 2003
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Wi-Fi Alliance ‘caught with pants down’ says chip maker

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Guy Kewney, 02 Jun 2003
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Sharp goes clamshell for new PDAs

As smart phones blur with PDAs, and PDAs in turn blur with laptops, what's a Tablet (writes Rob Bamforth, of Bloor Research)?
IT-Analysis, 02 Jun 2003
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802.11b chipset prices could fall 75% this year

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Tony Smith, 02 Jun 2003
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A Special Needs Class

The University of Calgary's new course in virus-writing begs the question: is it a cheap publicity stunt or just boneheaded educating, asks SecurityFocus columnist George Smith.
George Smith, 02 Jun 2003
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Polar Tech goes under after stock swiped

Update Award-winning Stockport, UK-based PC maker Polar Technology closed its doors on Friday, with the loss of 15 jobs, after almost all of the company's stock of PCs, notebooks, servers and components was stolen.
Tony Smith, 02 Jun 2003
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Gateway named in Fujitsu HDD class action suit

Gateway has been named a defendant in the class action launched by US legal firm Shepherd Finklemann Miller & Shah (SFMS) over allegedly dodgy hard drives produced by Fujitsu and sold by HP and others.
Tony Smith, 02 Jun 2003
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Wi-Fi makes a splash

The Register's Wireless LAN Channel Wi-Fi is taking to the waves. Eighteen marinas in the UK are being equipped to offer wireless Internet access.
Tim Richardson, 02 Jun 2003
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ATI to ship P4 chipset this month – analyst

ATI will ship its RS300 and RS300M Pentium chipsets with integrated graphics this month, Goldman Sachs has told its clients.
Tony Smith, 02 Jun 2003
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Intel's 3.2GHz Pentium 4 to ship 23 June

The 3.2GHz Pentium 4 will be launched by Intel on 23 June, sources familiar with the chip giant's plans have told Xbit Labs.
Tony Smith, 02 Jun 2003
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Intel slashes Centrino prices by up to 30%

Intel yesterday introduced a 1.7GHz Pentium M processor, as expected. It also cut the prices of the rest of the range by up to 34 per cent, which we'd suspected but had no firm evidence for.
Tony Smith, 02 Jun 2003
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VX writers release sequel to infamous Sobig worm

Anti-virus firms are warning of the outbreak of yet another mass-mailing virus.
John Leyden, 02 Jun 2003
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Archos ships ‘cinema-to-go’ mobile video player

Reg Kit Watch Reg Kit Watch Handheld media player Archos has shipped its AV300 family of personal video players to the US retail channel, the company said today. The AV320 and AV340 - with 20GB and 40GB hard drives, respectively - sport a 3.8in, 320x240-pixel, 24-bit colour LCD. The machine uses MPEG-4 for video for "near DVD" quality …
Tony Smith, 02 Jun 2003
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Bargain Hosts ‘disappears’ thousands of sites

A punter angry at continued problems with Web hosting firm bargainhost.co.uk has set up a protest site to publicise his concerns.
John Leyden, 02 Jun 2003
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419 gang scam themselves into the slammer

Six 419 scammers were last week taken out of circulation by the Dutch courts who sentenced them to between 301 days and 4.5 years. They were also ordered to return £205,702 each to an unnamed victim.
Lester Haines, 02 Jun 2003
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Tiscali boots off heavy users

Tiscali UK is to boot off a bunch of heavy users tomorrow after they ignored requests to reduce their online usage to less than 150 hours a month.
Tim Richardson, 02 Jun 2003
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Dixons and Freeserve deny split

Dixons has held secret talks with AOL and BT in a move that could signal the end of its close relationship with its former ISP, Freeserve.
Tim Richardson, 02 Jun 2003
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Fossil puts back Palm Wrist PDA launch to 2004

Smartwatch buffs eagerly awaiting the arrival later this month of their Palm OS-based Fossil Wrist PDA are going to be disappointed. The trendy timepiece company today admitted that the watch will now not ship until early next year, The Register has learned.
Tony Smith, 02 Jun 2003

PeopleSoft plunks down $1.7bn for J.D. Edwards

PeopleSoft is to gobble up J.D. Edwards for $1.7 billion in shares.
Ashlee Vance, 02 Jun 2003
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Next gen wireless data services leap like dachshund

European consumers are shunning next generation wireless data services in their droves.
John Leyden, 02 Jun 2003

Microsoft backs servers with billions

Microsoft used the first day of its TechEd conference to announce a $1.7 billion investment in R&D for Windows Server products and a new version of its storage operating system.
Ashlee Vance, 02 Jun 2003