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J.D. Edwards sues Oracle and Ellison

J.D. Edwards has filed suit against Oracle in Colorado and another in California against Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and EVP Chuck Phillips. In the action against Oracle the company, J.D. Edwards is seeking $1.7 billion in damages for bad behavior. J.D. Edwards is all set to be scooped up by PeopleSoft and has charged Oracle with using nasty tactics to block the deal.

3Com's staff keeps shrinking

Another 10 percent of 3Com's workforce will be let go over the next two quarters - part of what has become a restructuring tradition at the company.
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Bush okay after Segway attack

President Bush has fallen victim to a weapon of minimal destruction - a Segway scooter.
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Law Society of Scotland pays £10K to ‘cybersquatter’ for domain

The Law Society of Scotland has climbed down on the eve of a court case to decide ownership of a domain it claimed was run by a cybersquatter.
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Mirror TV on the wall who's the fairest of them all?

Electronics giant Philips has introduced a new television that enables you to brush your teeth and watch TV at the same time.
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Video games sales take wing

Video games sales will grow to $35.8 billion a year by 2007, fuelled by major advances in online gaming thanks to broadband, and in wireless gaming thanks to new mobile phone technologies, according to PricewaterhouseCooper.
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802.11g is a standard (official)

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Microsoft books ATI for Xbox 2 chipset gig – report

Microsoft has dropped Nvidia in favour of the graphics chip maker's arch-rival, ATI, as the provider of the graphics technology to be incorporated into its as yet unannounced next-generation Xbox console.
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Europe exports e-flirting op to US

Smartflirts.com - a European outfit that helps people find "dates on the go" (no, not the fruit) by using text messaging - is to launch in the US later this month.
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The network is the phone book?

When you hear the term mobile service delivery, what do you think? You probably think about content downloads - ringtones, Java games and applications. That covers items for delivery, but what about the all-important bit about service.
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Compal to build 15.4in PowerBook

Claims that Apple is updating its 15.2in PowerBook was strengthened today when sources said the company has signed Taiwanese notebook manufacturer Compal to produce just such a machine.
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Nokia ships 2G/3G 6650 handset

Nokia has begun shipping its 6650 handset into Europe, Asia and Japan, tempting users with the phone's ability to switch between GSM and WCDMA networks seamlessly.
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BT and Cisco team up for IP services push

BT and Cisco have signed a letter of intent pledging to work more closely together in bringing IP services to market.
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Change that pacemaker. Now!

Signals from GSM phones could interfere with heart pacemakers, according to a study published in the Institute of Physics journal, Physics in Medicine and Biology.
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Micro Anvika bows to OFT, scrubs unfair terms

London-based computer retailer Micro Anvika Ltd has become the latest company to agree to give punters a fairer deal when buying computer gear.
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SiS spins off Xabre, buys Trident's graphics biz

Xabre Graphics (XGI),SiS' newly formed subsidiary, has bought US-based Trident Microsystems' graphics chip development operation for an undisclosed sum.
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On MS, AV and Addictive Updates

Microsoft's surprise decision this week to buy the antivirus business of little-known Romanian firm GeCAD Software is part of a plan to get users "addicted to WindowsUpdate".
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AuctionWorld offers all-in-one LCD PC for a tenner

Update British satellite TV auction channel AuctionWorld is offering bidders an all-in-one TFT LCD PC at a starting price of just £10.
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July 1 is ‘VAT Day’

From July 1, the Net will have to face up to a sobering new fact of life. Suppliers of digital services from outside the European Union (EU) will have to pay tax on sales to punters inside member states.
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Help! My BOFH's ex-Russian army

If you thought BOFHs were bad enough, welcome a new breed that you really don't want to mess with - ex-Russian military sysadmins trained by the British Ministry of Defence and let loose on the world with a Cisco qualification and a point to prove in civvy street.
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Security vuln in NTL spam

Spam email recently sent out on behalf of NTL pointed to a potentially serious vulnerability in the cable operator's online processing system.
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Orange tweaks overseas tariffs

Orange has simplified tariffs for making and receiving international calls. The changes appear to be broadly neutral but there are winners and losers. For example, A Reg reader reports that it will cost him twice as much to call from Poland on Orange.