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World faces ‘spiralling Internet piracy problem’

The software industry is facing a "spiralling Internet piracy problem" that threatens to reverse a global trend that has seen the thieving of commercial software decline over the last eight years.
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.NET ‘more secure’ than WebSphere

Security consultancy @stake has completed a comparative security analysis of Microsoft's .NET Framework and IBM's WebSphere development environment which concludes that Redmond's environment takes less effort to secure.

Financial sector opts for J2EE

J2EE is emerging as the dominant environment for web-enabled application development.
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Turbo10.com: Getting back on its feet

As many of you clearly noticed, following Friday's rave review of new search engine Turbo10, in which we argued it was a contender to Google's crown, the site promptly gave up under the demand and disappeared for the whole weekend and most of Monday too.
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Cable & Wireless slashes 1,500 jobs

Cable & Wireless has announced 1,500 new job cuts after announcing lower than expected full-year revenue.
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Xbox 1.5 rumours gather speed in Japan

A number of Japanese magazines are reporting that Microsoft is moving ahead with plans to release a redesigned Xbox, dubbed "Xbox 1.5", which will come in a significantly smaller case than the original model.
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Apple: Your smartphone's best friend

It may only be a minor point upgrade, but Apple today cemented its position as the smartphone's best friend.
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Tesco and O2 in mobile deal

Tesco is to punt its own-brand mobile phone service alongside tins of baked beans and jars of pickle.
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Motorola adds dual-core G4 to PowerPC roadmap

Motorola is preparing a next-generation two-core G4-class PowerPC processor, the company will this week tell attendees of its annual Smart Networks Developer Conference, held in Disneyland Paris.

MCI to close Cambridge office

MCI - which recently changed its name from WorldCom - is to close its office in Cambridge.
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AT&T pitches public WiFi at Big Biz

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Defcom goes titsup

London-based information security consultancy Defcom has been placed in administrative receivership.
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Palm bails out Handspring with merger deal

Palm is to acquire Handspring, the company set up when its two founders, Jeff Hawkins and Donna Dubinsky, decided to go it alone in 1998 following Palm's acquisition by 3Com.
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Motorola starts to talk up PowerPC 7457

Motorola's latest G4-class PowerPC processor, the MPC7457, will feature prominently at this week's Smart Networks Developer Conference (SNDF), being held at Disneyland Paris.
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Sybase pumps $25m into Wi-Fi bubble

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Atheros ships first final-spec 802.11g chip

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WiFi goes home

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EDS wins $350m Barclays gig

EDS is to look after desktop IT services for Barclays plc. The outsourcing deal, worth $350 million over seven years, is described as one "of the largest ever in UK retail banking sector".
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UK still LLU laggard – Oftel

The UK continues to be a Local Loop Unbundling (LLU) laggard, according to the latest research from Oftel.
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First Win 2003 patch is really for IE

The first security patch that needs to be applied to Windows 2003 Server validates, rather than tarnishes, the design by default approach taken in developing Microsoft's flagship server OS.