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TSMC lauds ‘fine’ Q2 figures

TSMC, the world's largest chip foundry, today reported a significant upswing in sales during its second fiscal quarter. That, in turn, generated a big leap in profitability.
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MS alerts users to Windows DirectX vulnerability

Microsoft yesterday warned of security flaws with DirectX's DirectShow component that might be used by an attacker to run hostile code on vulnerable Windows machines.
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Hey, it's ‘Internet Shopping Day’

You may not know it, but today is Internet Shopping Day. The UK's ever-growing population of Net users is being encouraged to spend, spend, spend online and cast off their fears about ecommerce.
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HP's app server fears, Unix dreams

Exclusive A pair of documents related to HP's software business have made their way into our hands, shedding light on tough app server decisions within the company and the future of HP-UX.
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Hynix loses US 45% DRAM tax appeal

The US Department of Commerce's decision to impose a 44.71 per cent import duty on Hynix DRAM products has been allowed to stand, the US International Trade Commission said yesterday.
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Games firm sues Eminem for fraud

Los Angeles based Conspiracy Entertainment has filed a lawsuit against rapper Eminem claiming that the entertainers management company is guilty of fraud and breach of contract over a potentially lucrative game licensing deal.
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Euro PDA sales leap as global sales slump

PDA sales may be rebounding in Europe, but interest in handheld devices is cooling off in the rest of the world, according to the latest market data from industry watcher IDC.
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Taiwanese chip makers prepare 802.11g assault

Intersil's recent decision to quit the "overcrowded" WLAN chip game because the numbers no longer add up is looking increasingly right-minded.
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Motorola pushed out of global chip making elite

Motorola is no longer a top-ten global chip maker. The latest figures from market watcher IC Insights, of vendors' worldwide semiconductor sales during H1 2003, show the company slide out of the top ten for the first time in its history.

Delay Linux apps, look at Windows, Unix, says Gartner

SCO's legal threats have prompted Gartner Group to recommend that companies delay deployment of critical Linux applications, determine "whether Unix or Windows will provide functions equivalent to those of Linux deployments", and take a "go-slow" approach to Linux in high-value or mission-critical production systems.
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Hyperion buys Brio

Hyperion is to buy Brio, a fellow business intelligence software vendor, for $142m in cash and shares, in the second major acquisition in the sector in a week.
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iRiver 10GB iPod clone coming to UK

Reg Kit Watch Reg Kit Watch MP3 Player South Korea's iRiver has launched the latest iPod clone, the iHP-100, a 10GB hard drive-based MP3 player. While the iHP-100 certainly lacks the iPod's styling, it does have some neat touches of its own. Like the latest iPods (but not the 10GB version, it has to be said), the iRiver device ships with a …
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F5 snaps up uRoam

F5 Networks yesterday snapped up SSL Virtual Private Networks (VPN) firm uRoam for $25 million in a deal that marks the first signs of consolidation in the hotly-tipped SSL VPN remote access market.
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Komtel ordered to stop ‘nuisance’ calls

A Welsh company believed to have made 100,000 nuisance calls a day has been ordered to pack it in - or else.
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Snipers fire at Sinn Fein's new online store

Sinn Fein has run into a blizzard of criticism for selling a "seditious" t-shirt on its new online store.
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Western Digital buys up Read-Rite assets

Hard drive maker Western Digital has acquired "substantially all" of the assets of bankrupt hard drive one-time market leading magnetic read-write head developer Read-Rite, the company said today.
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Tiscali resolute following ad slap

Tiscali UK is standing firm following yesterday's ruling by the advertising watchdog that it is "Europe's leading ISP".
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Americans love Dell, Microsoft (but Sony most of all)

Microsoft has come in at no.5 in a bullet in the 2003 Harris poll of best brands in the US. In 2002, the company didn't even make the top 10.
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PestScan: free spyware checker

Review A free online spyware detection service, which its developers claim is the first of its kind, was launched yesterday.
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The Overclocking Store ceases trading

What's happened to The Overclocking Store, the popular online computer dealership for power users?
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UK workers talk favourite revenge tactics

More than half of UK workers would take revenge against a former employer if they were unhappy about losing their job.
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RIAA is ‘fighting for survival’

Letters Re: MIT says RIAA is legally challenged

Microsoft unwraps enterprise apps strategy

Over the past few years, solutions have appeared on the market for automating the business processes that companies use on a day-to-day basis, writes Fran Howarth of Bloor Research.
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Overture sales climb, profits fall

Despite posting a substantial rise in second quarter revenue, Overture's net income has fallen by 56 percent from last year.

Uncle Sam may need to pay for Linux

The next target in SCO's Linux licensing hunt may well be the White House.
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Dell denies Opera users support

Dell appears to be having some trouble with its Web site, as Opera browser users have been locked out of the company's premier support page and various other parts of the Dell experience.