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ERP users in Europe want Oracle to back off Peoplesoft merger

Users of both Peoplesoft and JD Edwards ERP packages dread a takeover by Oracle in Europe. An ERP survey, completed last month shows that as many as 95% of customers do not want Oracle's bid for Peoplesoft to succeed.
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IT spending shifts to business continuity, services

A major new survey, detailing future European IT spending plans, has dealt a major body blow to Linux, showing that it is nowhere on CIO radar screens, relegated to being a low urgency "tactical" purchase.
News IS, 06 2003
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Invisible Networks goes titsup

Wireless broadband outfit Invisible Networks has gone titsup after running out of cash and failing to find a buyer.
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AMD to ship Athlon 64s as mobile XPs?

AMD's plan to market desktop 64-bit Athlon 64 chips as 32-bit Athlon XP chips has been the subject of much speculation for some time. But it now appears that the company may use the same trick with mobile processors, too.
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Intel ships fastest two-way Xeon

Update Intel has extended its Xeon dual-processor server chip line to 3.2GHz, up from 3.06GHz, the chip giant said today.
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Intel cuts Centrino prices

Intel yesterday cut the prices of its Pentium M mobile processors, as anticipated.
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Linux vs. Windows Viruses

Opinion To mess up a Linux box, you need to work at it; to mess up your Windows box, you just need to work on it, writes SecurityFocus columnist Scott Granneman.
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118 services fail to refund

BT is splashing out £3 million on a new ad campaign in a bid to win back customers to its directory enquiries (DQ) service.
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HP Europe resellers desperately ‘seeking new vendors’

In September 2001, channel research house Context polled European resellers for their opinion of what HP would be like following a takeover of Compaq.
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David Bedford gets the hump over 118 118 ads

The Number - whose ads featuring two moustachioed 1970s-style runners have been elevated to cult status - are facing legal action from former British athlete David Bedford.
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US cableco seeks to quash RIAA subpoenas

Charter Communications, the US cableco, is challenging the RIAA's attempt to hand over the names of 150 customers who allegedly swapped music files illegally over the net.
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Confusion surrounds suicide Webcast

There's confusion today over the possible suicide of a terminally ill patient due to be broadcast on the Web last Saturday.
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Motorola to IPO chip division

Motorola is to float off its semiconductor business, the company said today.
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ParkerVision touts Wi-Fi range boost tech

Radio Frequency (RF) transceiver maker Florida-based ParkerVision claims its Horizons wireless adaptor products significantly improve the range of standard 802.11 networking kit - regardless of which vendor's base-station the client accesses.
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IBM debuts hard drive ‘airbag’ crash protection

Reg Kit Watch IBM today debuted a new hard drive system designed to prevent data damage when the notebook is dropped. The technology, dubbed the IBM Active Protection System (APS), will appear in new ThinkPad R50 and T41 series machines.

IBM and EMC swallow each others' API pride

IBM and EMC are swapping APIs, at long last.
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Legality of online pharmacies questioned

A restaurateur and her son were sentenced last month to federal prison in Florida for running an unlicensed Internet pharmacy which fulfilled orders from a bedroom in her suburban home. Although they operated only two websites, mother and son generated a stunning $1.3 million in sales, Associated Press reports.
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Nokia to sell ‘several million’ N-Gages in 2004

Nokia's N-Gage phone-cum-handheld games console goes on sale at midnight tonight in more than 30,000 stores in 60 countries around the world.
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O2 launches mobile video service

O2 in the UK has launched its first mobile video service, which is free until 31 January 2004 and is to be available in Ireland early in the new year.
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NetScreen nets Neoteris for $265m

NetScreen Technologies today announced an agreement to acquire SSL VPN company Neoteris in a deal valued at $265 million.
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US should follow EU lead on spam – MPs

The US should follow Europe's lead against spam, according to an eagerly awaited report published today by the All Party Parliamentary Internet Group (APIG).
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SCO can ditch its Benelux distie

SCO has won a court case against its Dutch distributor Dupaco. And it's got nothing to do with Linux.
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Belgacom: minority shareholders eye windfall

The Belgian government has revealed details of its flotation plans for the telecoms carrier Belgacom, much to relief of its minority shareholders who have been waiting to realize their investment in one of Europe's most financially robust telecom operators.
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UK teenager accused of ‘electronic sabotage’ against US port

A British teenager allegedly brought down the Internet systems of a major US port while attempting to extract revenge on a fellow IRC user, a court heard today.
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Iraq goes GSM

The US Coalition Provisional Authority has finally awarded cellular licenses for Iraq. Shunning the powerful CDMA lobby, all the networks will be GSM and use Middle East-based know how and capital.
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HP puts Madison-powered workstation into pond

HP has added to its Itanium ecosystem with a new workstation running on a 1.4GHz version of Intel's 64bit chip.
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Day the music died at MP3.com

Yesterday was almost the day the music died for MP3.com after the firm forgot to renew its domain name, documents received by The Register claim.