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Motorola touts 'razor thin' metal mobile

Motorola launched its sleekest clamshell phone yet yesterday, pitching the aluminium-clad V3 at the PowerBook crowd and other "lifestyle" users who "want something different and are prepared to pay for it", the company said.
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Nortel hammered again

Nortel saw its shares fall sharply yesterday after the company warned it had more work to do on cutting costs and improving margins.
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Peoplesoft profits down

PeopleSoft saw profits fall to $51m in the second quarter ended 30 June 2004. Licensing revenue was $130m and total revenues were $647m.
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AMD ships Sempron

Updated AMD today rolled out its budget 32-bit processor range, Sempron, just ahead of the arrival of Intel's 64-bit 'Prescott' Pentium 4s on 1 August.
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EDS slashes dividend

EDS is cutting two thirds from its share dividend in an effort to save cash. Shareholders will receive 5 cents per share rather than 15 cents.
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Microsoft attack worm rides on the back of MyDoom

The latest version of the MyDoom could be just the first stage of a two-stage attack targeting Microsoft's main website.
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ATI unveils top-end mobile Radeon

ATI has begun shipping its latest mobile graphics chip, the Mobility Radeon 9800, which - despite its name - is based on the company's X800 desktop chip.
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Nintendo redesigns DS handheld console

Nintendo's DS handheld console will indeed be called the 'Nintendo DS' when it ships later this year, the Japanese company confirmed today.
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Verizon 3G bets on Vegas

US mobile telco Verizon Wireless is switching on its 3G network in Las Vegas. It will offer subscribers download speeds of up to 500 kilobits per second for a flat monthly subscription of $79.99.
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Carphone Warehouse has a good quarter

Carphone Warehouse had a good first quarter, boosted by improved subscriptions and new handsets and camera phones. For the 13 weeks ended 27 June, Carphone Warehouse saw total subscriptions grow 21.9 per cent to 1.22m. The group turned over £489.5m, up from £382m for same time last year.
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Tissot preps pricey Microsoft data watch

Picture Exclusive Swiss watchmaker Tissot is to offer a timepiece capable of receiving information from Microsoft's MSN Direct service.

Veritas beats revised targets

Storage specialist Veritas Software turned in a profit of $86m for the second quarter ended 30 June 2004, up from $46m for the same period last year. Turnover was $485m, up from $408m last year.
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PalmOne extends world PDA lead

PalmOne may be faring less well than HP in the Western European PDA growth market, but around the world it's well ahead of its rival, the worldwide Q2 figures from market watcher IDC show.
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Updata goes a bundle on UK local loop unbundling

A Danish broadband operator reckons it will have unbundled around 100 telephone exchanges in the UK by the end of the year as it targets local authorities with high-speed Internet services.
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DDoSers attack DoubleClick

Internet ads firm DoubleClick was the victim of a distributed denial of service attack yesterday.

64-bit Windows delayed

Microsoft is delaying the launch of 64-bit Windows again. Originally due for earlier this year the software will not now be ready until the first half of 2005.
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Pop-up goes the commission

Some of you may remember N-Case. The Active X program, which automatically installed itself onto desktops through online ads and bombarded users with unrequested pop-up ads, stirred many complaints.
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NASA splashes out on shiny supercomputer

NASA has asked Silicon Graphics (SGI) and Intel to build a Linux-based supercomputer to support its research into space exploration, climate change and aerospace engineering.
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Avon pasted for mobile phone promo

Cosmetics firm Avon is in need of an image makeover after failing to honour a free mobile phone offer for punters.
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Motorola delays MPx220 MS smart phone

Motorola has formally announced its upcoming Microsoft Windows Mobile-based smart phone, the MPx220, almost a month after a preliminary press release briefly appeared on the company's web site.
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Nvidia confirms Socket 939 Semprons on way

Nvidia has revealed that AMD plans to release Socket 939 Sempron processors.

IBM signs up CNT's mega-director

IBM has signed up CNT's UltraNet Multiservice Director (UMD) as the new high end of its TotalStorage SAN range.
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Green card scam couple jailed

A Florida husband and wife team who made millions from victims through a long-running Green card visa lottery scam have been sent to prison and ordered to pay massive fines.
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Does Sempron herald end of Athlon XP?

What does today's Sempron launch mean for AMD's original 32-bit processor, the Athlon XP, and its mobile sibling, the Athlon XP-M?
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Nokia and co 'to ship 625m handsets' this year

Mobile phone makers will ship 625m handsets this year, 20 per cent more than they did in 2003, market watcher iSuppli has said after upping its quarterly shipments forecast.
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BEA eases Java development

BEA is aiming to make it easier to develop Java service-oriented architecture (SOA) applications by releasing code for Apache Beehive.
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What's the point of NHS IT? No one knows

UK Government spending on IT is under the microscope, with a new report from the Institute of Public Policy Research highlighting significant failings in the multi-billion pound NHS National Programme for IT (NPfIT).

Cray's Q2 revenue gigaflops

Supercomputer specialist Cray is looking far from super after posting a massive drop in second quarter revenue earlier this week that has since sent its shares tumbling.
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Server crash blitzes Florida's e-voting records

As the 2004 US Presidential Election race gets under way, Florida is again at the centre of a vote counting controversy. The department for elections has admitted that server crashes have wiped out the voter records from the Miami-Dade county elections in 2002.
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Segway owners beat each other with homemade mallets

The only thing worse than paying $4,000 for a scooter has to be using said scooter for a game of polo.
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Bush's search for clean Cuban hookers goes awry

Cuban prostitutes have received an unwelcome compliment from President Bush courtesy of an Internet search gone wrong.