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HP celebrates Opteron, IBM doesn't

While HP and IBM turn to both AMD and Intel for chips, it's easy to tell that all relationships are not equal between these vendors.
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SAP plays down Microsoft threat

Microsoft will take a long time to get a grip on the market for enterprise software, SAP boss Henning Kagerman says.
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US info-sharing initiative called a flop

Nearly a year after its launch, a federal office created as a conduit for corporate America to provide the government with sensitive information about critical vulnerabilities has been all but rejected by the technology industry that helped conceive it.
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More advisories, more security

More and more, we see articles questioning the security of a given platform based solely on the number of advisories published - and this approach is simply wrong, writes Thierry Carrez, of Gentoo Linux.
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Sony Ericsson preps Walkman phone

Sony Ericsson is to target Motorola's upcoming iTunes-compatible mobile phone and other handsets developed to cash in on the digital music phenomenon by leveraging Sony's Walkman brand.
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Broadband a go-go: Orange goes mad on EDGE, TV, video

3GSM Orange is beginning a rollout of EDGE in France, with the aim of providing mobile broadband access covering the entire country, via EDGE, 3G and WiFi, by the end of 2006. The rollout begins in this half, with Alpes Maritime scheduled to be the first department with 100 per cent EDGE/3G coverage by the tend of March.
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Ebbers trial halted 'till Wednesday

Defence lawyers in the WorldCom fraud trial will have to wait until Wednesday to cross examine star witness Scott Sullivan after Judge Barbara Jones suspended the trial yesterday. No reason was given for the halt to proceedings.
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Carly's landing cushioned by 45m dollar bills

If HP's erstwhile CEO, Carleton Fiorina, feels like sobbing as she contemplates life after ink cartridges, she can blow her nose on a golden parachute worth roughly $45m.
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XGI signs partner for US sales push

Graphics chip maker XGI has moved into the US market in response to what it claims is "growing demand" for its products.
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Macrovision to tout lock-down DVD tech

Update Anti-rip software company Macrovision will today claim it can prevent almost all attempts to copy movie DVDs on a PC.
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FCC investigates VoIP squashers

US regulator the Federal Communications Commission is investigating allegations that telco networks are deliberately killing off Voice over Internet Protocol calls on their networks.
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Dell grows Celtic fringe

Dell will create more than 850 jobs in Scotland by 2008 with a new sales and support call centre operation in Glasgow. The first 400 jobs will be in place by 2006, the company said.
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PalmOne Treo 650 Euro debut delayed to Q2

The European release of PalmOne's Treo 650 smart phone has been delayed, the company said this week.
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Nominet responds to internet strategic plan

Nominet has responded to the strategic plan [pdf] written by internet overseeing organisation ICANN to pitch what it sees as the future of the internet. In a four-page letter [pdf] written last week by Nominet chief executive Lesley Cowley to ICANN's chief exec Paul Twomey, ICANN was given broad support but a number of fundamental disagreements remain, particularly over funding.
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3G sets Cannes smoking again

3GSM If the thick fug of cigar smoke in the lobby of the Majestic Barrière is anything to go by, the good times are coming back to the mobile phone industry as it makes its final visit to Cannes.
Ben King, 15 2005
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Orange to offer 3G, Wi-Fi palmtop smart phone

Orange has confirmed that it will release later this year a Windows Mobile-based handset engineered for 3G networks and that the device will be produced by HTC.
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PalmSource's sideways shuffle to Linux

3GSM Wave goodbye PalmSource the PalmOS company, say hello to Palm the Chinese Linux company. That judgment may be a little premature, but there's no doubting where the company sees the future.
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T-Mobile launches WiMax net access for UK trains

T-Mobile has pledged to take its global Wi-Fi hotspot tally to 20,000 sites by the end of the year, including both fixed locations and mobile access points on UK trains connected to the net via WiMax.
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Toshiba gets tough with notebooks

Toshiba today launched a new line of business-oriented notebooks, claiming the systems offer better connectivity, data security and reliability than rival products.
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New top dog for MS Europe's public sector

Microsoft has appointed Jan Muelfeit as its new head of public sector sales in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
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Notebook love won't save PC makers in 2005

PC makers should brace for a significant sales slowdown in the next couple of years, according to research firm Gartner.
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MS: we are not blackmailing Denmark

Microsoft has denied reports that it told Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen it would pull Microsoft jobs out of Denmark if the government continued to oppose the European directive on Computer Implemented Inventions (CII).
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Software patents law dodges another rubberstamping

The directive on Computer Implemented Inventions will not appear on the agenda of the next Council of Ministers meeting in Brussels, further delaying resolution of the bill's tortuous progress.
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Gates: security concerns propel IE7 launch

RSA 2005 Information security concerns have prompted Microsoft to release a new version of Internet Explorer before the next version of Windows ships. Contrary to previous plans, Microsoft will release IE7 as a beta in "early summer" 2005. Longhorn, the next iteration of Windows, isdue late next year.
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Yahoo! creates 400 jobs in Ireland

Search giant Yahoo! is to create around 400 jobs at its newly-announced European operations headquarters in Dublin.