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Adobe up to the BAR

It’s a hard life, being forced to stand on the VIP balcony at the Circuit de Catalunya outside of Barcelona at a BAR/Honda F1 racing team test day while Jenson Button drives down the start-finish straight with a banshee howl that drills a neat hole right through the head from ear to ear. But someone has to do it.
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Techscape: Skype beyond the hype

Comment So Skype got itself sold.
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On Borland JBuilder 2006

Preview We've always liked Borland's JBuilder IDE for Java, especially as it is part of a pretty complete Application Lifecycle Management platform.
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Microsoft upgrades software assurance

Late last week Microsoft announced changes to Software Assurance - its licensing and maintenance scheme for larger customers.
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LogicaCMG buys Unilog for £630m

LogicaCMG is paying €930.3m(£630.6m) for French reseller Unilog and will issue shares to pay for it.
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World+dog sniffing round OneTel

The world and his dog are sniffing around Onetel following Centrica's decision last week to flog its telecoms business.
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Judge declares global warming too political for US courts

A federal judge in New York has deemed the questions raised by a global warming lawsuit to be too political for the judiciary to deal with.
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UK tops zombie PC chart (again)

Britain is once again 'top of the bots' with the world's highest proportion of known bot-infected computers. In the first half of 2005, The UK has almost a third (32 per cent) of all bots – virus-infected, zombie PCs under the control of hackers and used for malicious purposes such as identity theft and spam distribution –. Britain also topped the chart in the second half of last year with a lower 26 per cent rating.
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Yahoo! goes! TV-tastic!

Terry Sempel, chief executive of Yahoo! told British TV execs in Cambridge last week that his company offered them their best chance of making money from their archives.
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Semico raises 2005 chip sales forecast

Market watcher Semico has doubled its growth forecast for the chip industry this year.
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Online smut still homeless as .xxx is delayed again

ICANN has delayed again the approval of the .xxx top level domain (TLD) until an unspecified "future date".
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Bell Micro does backup with Sonasoft

Bell Microproducts has agreed to distribute backup products from Sonasoft across Europe.
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4m people dial-up Voda's 3G service

More than four million people worldwide are tuned into Vodafone's 3G phone service, the giant cellco announced today.
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Mobile email meets the masses

By 2009 13.5m people in Europe will know the pain and joy of mobile corporate email.
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Widescreen Gizmondo coming Q2 2006

Tiger Telematics will release its second-generation, widescreen Gizmondo handheld console in Q2 2006.
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Mashboxx in Grokster 'takeover talks'

One-time Grokster CEO Wayne Rosso could end up running the once again if claims in today's Wall Street Journal that his current operation, Mashboxx, is trying to buy the controversial P2P software company prove correct.
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2bn mobile phones in use

There is now one mobile phone subscription for every three people on the planet, according to researchers at Wireless Intelligence.
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Firefox and Mac security sanctuaries 'under attack'

Symantec has attacked the perceived security advantages of Firefox and Apple Macs by drawing unfavourable comparisons with Microsoft's software and describing Mac fans as living in a "false paradise". According to the latest edition of Symantec's Internet Security Threat Report, 25 vulnerabilities were disclosed for Mozilla browsers and 13 for Microsoft Internet Explorer in the first half of 2005.
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EasyMobile preps Germany launch

EasyMobile.com - the discount mobile phone outfit backed by easyJet entrepreneur Stelios Haji-Ioannou - is to launch its service in Germany.
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Orange SPV C550 music phone

Review In the early days of Windows Mobile smart phones Orange was the UK's leading light, launching the first UK device way back at the tail end of 2002. Since then Orange has been joined by other operators and by operator-agnostic vendors, but the company has kept its own line flowing with a steady range of new entrants. The latest of these is the SPV C550, a blatant attempt to jump on the music bandwagon, but with a few other nice plus points too, writes Sandra Vogel.
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Sage buys into France

Accountancy software provider Sage has bought yet another company - French reseller Cogestib.
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TSMC to raise 2006 capex

TSMC, the world's largest chip foundry, has added its voice to the chorus of claims that the short-term prognosis for the world semiconductor business is positive.
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Redstone restructures for cash generation and growth

Redstone is dividing itself up into four autonomous operating units following its acquisition of Xpert Group in April. It says the re-organisation delivers "immediate profitability and cash generation".

IBM ships next-gen mainframe

IBM started shipping the new z9 mainframe on Friday, squarely aiming the machines at larger enterprises.
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Worm spoofs Google on infected PCs

Virus writers have developed a worm that spoofs the behaviour of internet search engine Google, varying the results displayed to suit the requirements of hackers.
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Portable application Flash drives hit the streets

USB Flash drives based on technology developer U3's portable application specification started shipping today.
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Siemens Business Systems confirms job losses

Siemens has confirmed that 2,400 jobs are to be axed at its IT business in Germany over the next two years as the technology and engineering giant looks to cut costs.
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Jamster! lets parents take control

ICSTIS, the UK's premium rate phone watchdog, has given a cautious welcome to Jamster!'s decision to let parents prevent their kids from downloading content from its website.
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NASA plans week-long lunar trip

NASA is preparing to lay out its plans for returning to the moon and plans to send a four-person mission back to our largest satellite in 2018. The astronauts will stay on the lunar surface for a week.
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Logicalis buys TBC

Logicalis has bolstered its UK business with the acquisition of TBC, an IBM premier partner based in Croydon. Terms were undisclosed.
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Apple declares war on Nigels

First Apple came for the bloggers. Now they've come for ... the Nigels.