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Intel and Sun add X factor to mobile Java

There was a time when Java was seen by many as too slow for desktop applications, let alone mobile devices, writes Rob Bamforth, of Bloor Research.
IT-Analysis, 17 Jun 2003
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Shop VAT fraudsters (or else)

Small firms should be aware of possible VAT fraud by their suppliers or they may be landed with a large tax bill themselves, according to accountancy firm Grant Thornton.
Startups.co.uk, 17 Jun 2003
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3G phones. Another staff headache

A 3G phone could give an unscrupulous employee the opportunity to photograph or film someone in work and send it instantly to a colleague or friend, breaching employee confidentiality.
Startups.co.uk, 17 Jun 2003
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Cube protection cracked by pirates?

Hackers working on breaking the copy protection systems employed by Nintendo's GameCube have caused a stir by posting binary images of several Cube games to the Internet - but their claims are more than slightly exaggerated.
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Ingres: the forgotten database

Ingres (technically, Advantage Ingres Enterprise) is, arguably, the forgotten database. There used to be five major databases: Oracle, DB2, Sybase, Informix and Ingres, writes Phil Howard, of Bloor Research. Then along came Microsoft and, if you listened to most press comment (or the lack of it), you would think that there were only two of these left, plus SQL Server.
IT-Analysis, 17 Jun 2003
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Hynix to boost DDR 400 production

Hynix is ramping up the production of 400MHz DDR SDRAM on the back of expectations that demand for this type of memory will balloon during the rest of the year, the company said yesterday.
Tony Smith, 17 Jun 2003
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Roll up for LinuxUser & Developer Expo

The line up for a major Linux conference in Birmingham this month is taking shape. To paraphrase The Two Ronnies, there's a packed programme ahead.
John Leyden, 17 Jun 2003
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Linus Torvalds leaves Transmeta

Linus Torvalds, creator and chief maintainer of the Linux kernel is moving on, ending a six year association with chip company Transmeta.
Andrew Orlowski, 17 Jun 2003
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Motorola appoints insider as chip unit chief

Motorola has quickly replaced outgoing Semiconductor Products Sector (SPS) chief Fred Shlapak with Scott Anderson.
Tony Smith, 17 Jun 2003
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Energis lodges new broadband complaint with Oftel

Energis has submitted a new complaint to Oftel under the Competition Act in a bid to increase the pressure on BT to loosen its "stranglehold on the [UK's] wholesale broadband market".
Tim Richardson, 17 Jun 2003
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Torvalds leaves Transmeta

Linux creator Linus Torvalds is to quit Transmeta after six years to work full time on the open source operating system's kernel.
Tony Smith, 17 Jun 2003
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Winners named in £300m Laptops for Teachers gig

The British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta) has named 28 new suppliers for its Laptops for Teachers scheme.
Drew Cullen, 17 Jun 2003
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Lawyers must be culled like rabbits – Nokia VP

Nokia's Erik Anderson, an American Finn, has enlivened many a presentation in the past. Now that he's Senior Vice President for business applications, the company's best communicator shows no sign of getting dull.
Andrew Orlowski, 17 Jun 2003
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Power failure leads to BTo blackout

BT Openworld went titsup yesterday afternoon after power problems at a data centre in Ealing crippled the service.
Tim Richardson, 17 Jun 2003
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Software is king – Check Point

Check Point, the firewall vendor, is planning a marketing assault on the clientless remote access market.
John Leyden, 17 Jun 2003
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FAST buys AltaVista's enterprise search biz

FAST has bought the enterprise search business of AltaVista from Overture. The company is to migrate AltaVista's 200-plus customers to its own FAST Data Search suite.
Drew Cullen, 17 Jun 2003
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Brits flash the Net cash – £2bn a month

British adults are buying £2 billion a month worth of stuff over the Net.
Startups.co.uk, 17 Jun 2003
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IT subbies out of work and out for the count

The UK Government is ignorant of the true scale of unemployment and the downturn in IT industry.
Tim Richardson, 17 Jun 2003
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Privacy in the workplace is a 'myth'

Analysis Doubts about the effectiveness of regulations designed to safeguard privacy in the workplace have surfaced just days after the long-delayed rules were introduced.
John Leyden, 17 Jun 2003
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AMD extends Athlon XP-M mobile line to 2800+

AMD introduced three new mobile Athlon XP-M chips today, taking the line to 2800+ performance and beefing up the chip?s low-voltage product family with 1900+ and 2000+ models.
Tony Smith, 17 Jun 2003
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Staff unrest at Lastminute.com

Lastminute.com could be facing legal action among call centre workers amid allegations that the online bucket shop has imposed new working conditions without proper consultation.
Tim Richardson, 17 Jun 2003
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Microsoft takes 15 spammers to court

Microsoft is taking on spammers on behalf of its beloved customers.
Ashlee Vance, 17 Jun 2003