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Sun searches for a few good Opteron engineers

A new job opening posted on Sun Microsystems' Web site confirms the company's growing aspirations to roll out servers based on AMD's Opteron processor.
Ashlee Vance, 05 Oct 2003

SonyEricsson P900 – boxed and ready

SonyEricsson has sold around a million of its P800 smartphone, making it the most popular single PDA model on the market. Although you'd never know it, as the device is outsold by other phones and has a negligible presence in the US consumer market. But it's set to unveil the P900, on October 26, according to reports. Unlike the long-awaited, then delayed P800 which basked in months of pre-publicity, SonyEricsson has attempted to keep the successor a closely guarded secret, refusing to release a photograph or even acknowledge the name.
Andrew Orlowski, 05 Oct 2003

Intel CEO admits: jobs aren't coming back to US

They're calling it the 'jobless recovery' - but it's a misleading phrase. New jobs are being created in the tech sector, only CEOs are making sure they're in China and India, not at home in the United States.
Andrew Orlowski, 05 Oct 2003

Smart cards get really smart

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed smart credit cards with embedded microchips. What's new about is a technique which lets ordinary card users program in their own spending parameters.
Jan Libbenga, 05 Oct 2003
Cat 5 cable

Siebel: second thoughts on hosted CRM

Following a summer of rumor, Siebel Systems has finally spoken out and announced its intention to launch a hosted CRM service. Although widely predicted, the move will throw the already unsteady CRM sector into further turmoil and further raises the issue of whether the enterprise software industry is at a technology inflection point.
Datamonitor, 05 Oct 2003

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