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GorillaPark goes titsup

GorillaPark, the largest privately held tech incubator and business accelerator in Europe, has filed for bankruptcy protection. CEO Jerome Mol says it is a restructuring effort, and that all creditors will ultimately get paid.
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Palm UK web site lets Tungsten details slip

Palm has inadvertently leaked a few more details of the new Tungsten models it will launch on Wednesday, 1 October - the T3 and E.
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Fossil blames Flextronics for Wrist PDA delay

Watch maker Fossil has blamed the latest set-back to the release of its Palm OS-based Wrist PDA squarely on its manufacturing partner, Flextronics.
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Vodafone to offer Wi-Fi via third-party providers

Mobile phone network operator Vodafone will not be rolling out Wi-Fi hotspots - but it may yet get into the high-speed wireless networking game through partnerships with third-parties.
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Juvenile arrested in Blaster worm probe

Federal authorities have arrested another person on suspicion of creating a variant of the infamous Blaster worm. The youth has not been identified for legal reasons.
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World's biggest Luddite to retire

There's shock and bewilderment today following news that Australia's Senator Richard Alston, (61) the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, is to retire.
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Sharp to plot worldwide Linux PDA plan

Will Sharp ever bring its latest Linux-based Zaurus PDAs to Europe?
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Ukraine hosts computer destruction championship

More than 300 sledgehammer-wielding, mouse-kicking Ukrainians took part in a competition last weekend to destroy computer equipment in the most spectacular way possible.
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Musicmatch iTunes-style service goes live

Where Apple leads, others quickly follow: online music company Musicmatch today said its PC-only song download service now encompasses 99c transfers coupled with relaxed usage rules.
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mm02 warns of revenue queeze

The telecoms regulator's decision earlier this year to force operators in the UK to slash charges for making calls to their mobile networks is starting to hurt.
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Buggy software on the rise

Symantec has just released an anti-spam tool called Norton AntiSpam 2004. It filters unwanted email out of your inbox by detecting and flagging unsolicited messages while promptly delivering valid mail. At least, that is what the programmers had in mind.
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Register Events goes live

Site News Today there is a new button on the Reg Services navbar, heralding the debut of Register Events.
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HP shells out for SCO road show

Starting Oct. 7, SCO users throughout the U.S. and Canada will have a chance to express their appreciation for the company's intellectual property defense program in an up-close, personal setting.
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eMachines unwraps Xmas line-up

Reg Kit Watch eMachines will ship four new desktops, a notebook and a pair of LCD monitors in time for Christmas, the PC maker said today.
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Orange and Vodafone tap BT for Wi-Fi access

BT today opened up its BT Openzone public wireless broadband network to third-party operators with the launch of a wholesale programme.
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Thus to hit targets

Thus - the alternative telco best known for its Demon Internet brand - reckons it's on target to meet it financial expectations for the year.
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P2P software suppliers team to fight RIAA and piracy

Six P2P software companies today came together to demand an end to the Recording Industry Ass. of America's hostilities toward US file sharers - by legislative action, if necessary.
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Yahoo! blocks! third-party! IM!

Yahoo! has followed Microsoft's lead and blocked access to its instant messaging service from third-party clients.
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FBI bypasses First Amendment to nail a hacker

Citing a provision of the Patriot Act, the FBI is sending letters to journalists telling them to secretly prepare to turn over their notes, e-mails and sources to the bureau. Should we throw out the First Amendment to nail a hacker, writes SecurityFocus columnist Mark Rasch.
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Quantum bulks up tape kit with Mako

Quantum has stepped up its enterprise tape library product line with the introduction of the Mako PX720 - a high capacity system that provides several high-end features at no additional cost.

Sun erases fourth quarter profit with $1 billion charge

Upon further review, Sun Microsystems has altered its fourth quarter financial figures to show a net loss of $1.04 billion where it once posted a $12 million net gain.
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Send a strongly worded legal letter, censor a Web page

The Bank of Ireland (BoI) has forced a university to remove a site containing a tool to generate banking codes.
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BT and 118 888 clash in ‘half price’ slogan row

BT is claiming victory today after insisting that it has forced the operator of the 118 888 directory enquiries (DQ) service to withdraw its claim that it's "half the price of BT directory enquiries" from its advertising.