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Time Warner mulls AOL float

Time Warner is considering spinning off its AOL division, CEO Richard Parsons told shareholders on Friday.
Andrew Orlowski, 23 May 2005
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Commission gets industry support for Microsoft case

IBM, Nokia and Oracle are among a group of big IT companies which has won the right to help the European Commission case against Microsoft.
John Oates, 23 May 2005
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DTI reaches out to struggling Marconi

Troubled telecoms provider Marconi is meeting the DTI today as the government looks for ways to keep some of the firm’s research and development jobs in the UK.
John Oates, 23 May 2005
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Apple sued for sex, race, size discrimination

Ex-Apple employee Shaune Patterson has alleged the Mac maker discriminated against her because of her race, her size and her sexual orientation.
Tony Smith, 23 May 2005
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Thus still 'cautious' on tough market conditions

Scottish telco Thus is once again bleating about tough trading conditions as it reported increased losses for the year.
Tim Richardson, 23 May 2005
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TSG goes for Smees

Technical Services Group (TSG) is offering a new support service for Small and Medium Enterprises.
John Oates, 23 May 2005
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Japan gears up for Pentium D launch

Intel's upcoming dual-core Pentium D chip has started to appear in Japan's computer stores ahead of its formal introduction.
Tony Smith, 23 May 2005
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Vodafone launches handset for phone-phobes

Vodafone has launched a new handset range designed for "customers who only want a mobile phone with voice and text services". Or, to put it in more straightforward terms, for your grandparents.
Lucy Sherriff, 23 May 2005
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Apple in 'talks with Intel'

Analysis Apple is once again rumoured to be close to a deal to build computers based on x86 processors in place of the PowerPC line that has driven the Mac family since March, 1994.
Tony Smith, 23 May 2005
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Email marketing set to grow

Email marketing in the UK is set to enjoy strong growth this year thanks to rising demand and a move to third party solutions rather than in-house systems.
John Oates, 23 May 2005
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Dutch hacker love-in faces the chop

A distinguished hackers' gathering scheduled to take place in July faces a ban by the local municipality. The mayor of Boxtel, in the Netherlands, cites "fear of breaches of law and order and danger to public safety". The organisers of What the Hack have been told they now need a permit for the event to happen.
Jan Libbenga, 23 May 2005
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NetServices snaps up Telefónica UK

Telefónica UK - the UK division of the giant spanish telco - has been sold to Manchester-based NetServices.
Tim Richardson, 23 May 2005
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Mimosa ships all-knowing Exchange protector

Start-up Mimosa Systems has released an all-seeing, all-knowing, all-archiving e-mail backup software package for Microsoft Exchange customers.
Ashlee Vance, 23 May 2005
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Boffin wins prize for EPrints project

The UK's Unix and Open Systems User Group (UKUUG) has named Christopher Gutteridge the winner of its 2005 award for his work on the University of Southampton's EPrints project.
Lucy Sherriff, 23 May 2005
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Kent students get hyper fast WiMAX broadband

The University of Kent (UoK) is to trial a new wireless broadband service that could deliver a blisteringly fast 45 Meg internet connection for Canterbury.
Tim Richardson, 23 May 2005
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Creative launches Neeon 'smallest' HDD MP3 player

Creative launched its latest hard drive-based MP3 players on Friday. The new arrivals include the 5GB Zen Neeon, a 20GB version of its Zen Micro, this time simply dubbed the Zen, and a Zen-branded version of its MuVo V200.
Tony Smith, 23 May 2005
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Bush pledges to veto stem cell bill

President Bush has threatened to veto legislation aimed at loosening US goverment restrictions on stem cell research. Supporters of the offending bill - which is due to come before both the House of Representatives and the Senate shortly - believe that the vote will be close. If both approve it, then only a two-thirds majority in both the House and the Senate could override a presidential veto - an outcome thought unlikely by Republicans.
Lester Haines, 23 May 2005
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Camera lenses go flat and skinny

Researchers in Quebec have developed a new lens which is extremely flat and five times thinner than a sheet of paper, that they claim will revolutionise photography. With the new technology, even the smallest of cameras would be able to take perfectly clear pictures, and even get close up to their subjects with none of the distortion associated with digital zoom.
Lucy Sherriff, 23 May 2005
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Telenor blows $1bn on broadband firms

Telenor has splashed out more than $1bn on two broadband businesses in a bid to bolster the provision of high speed services.
Tim Richardson, 23 May 2005
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Jury clears businessman in VAT fraud case

An Irish businessman walked free last week after a UK court found him not guilty of multi-million pound VAT offences.
John Oates, 23 May 2005
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HP a 'toxic tech giant' says Greenpeace

Environmental activist group Greenpeace launched a series of assaults on the image of the tech industry today, starting by delivering a truckload of waste to the Geneva HQ of HP. They called the company a "toxic tech giant", and called on the firm, and others like it, to clean up its act.
Lucy Sherriff, 23 May 2005
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Prez Sueltz leaves Salesforce.com

Pat Sueltz has left Salesforce.com after serving just 14 months as the firm's president.
Ashlee Vance, 23 May 2005
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PalmSource CEO hands in resignation letter

PalmSource today announced a "leadership transition" as David Nagel stepped down as President and CEO.
Ashlee Vance, 23 May 2005
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Why Apple won't embrace intel

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Arik Hesseldahl, 23 May 2005