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EMC sales chief jumps to McAfee CEO post

EMC's top salesman Dave DeWalt has left the storage giant to saddle up as CEO and president of security firm McAfee
Christopher Williams, 06 Mar 2007

Farewell, Wikipedia?

CommentAfter pressure over the weekend from Wikipedia's Il Duce Jimmy Wales, the encyclopedia's most illustrious fake professor Ryan Jordan has resigned his post at Wikia Inc.
Andrew Orlowski, 06 Mar 2007
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eBay users targeted by advanced Trojan

UpdatedeBay users are being targeted by an advanced Trojan that attempts to redirect traffic so it can silently bid on a car from the auction site's car section, Symantec is warning. It is the latest security headache for eBay, which has faced an onslaught of complaints from some users who say fraud on the site has increased to unacceptable levels over the past few months.
Dan Goodin, 06 Mar 2007

AMD's lawyers go ballistic as Intel's e-mails disappear

AMD vs IntelYou say 'tomato.' I say 'troubling and flawed document retention policy.'
Ashlee Vance, 06 Mar 2007

Babelgum bursts into Ireland

Italian media magnate Silvio Scaglia is to set up the international headquarters of his new internet broadcasting service in Dublin.
Maxim Kelly, 06 Mar 2007

NetApp pumps its midrange

Network Appliance has renewed another chunk of its midrange, sliding the 3040 series in on top of the 3020 and 3050. The new box adds technology such as 64-bit processors, 4Gig Fibre Channel and Gig Ethernet, and is in effect a half-size version of the 3070 released last year.
Bryan Betts, 06 Mar 2007

ITV pulls plug on premium rate phone-ins

ITV has cancelled all premium-rate phone-ins across its channels while auditor Deloitte checks the bills.
John Oates, 06 Mar 2007

Outsourcing a growing concern for tech sector; survey

The outlook for jobs in the European technology sector is good but the spectre of outsourcing looms ominously, according to a new report.
Emmet Ryan, 06 Mar 2007

Man prangs £830k Bugatti Veyron

An unknown driver trashed an £830,000 Bugatti Veyron on Sunday in what UK tabloid The Sun is calling "the world's costliest road crash".
Lester Haines, 06 Mar 2007

European Commission debates eID

The European Commission is considering the feasibility of an interoperable electronic identity (eID) system across Europe.
Kablenet, 06 Mar 2007

Riverbed boosts SSL over WANs

Riverbed is the latest WAN optimiser to add SSL capabilities, with a version of its RiOS operating system that lets its Steelhead appliances look into and accelerate SSL traffic. Riverbed said the addition was essential given the number of mission critical Web-enabled enterprise apps which now use SSL for security.
Bryan Betts, 06 Mar 2007

Naomi Campbell to mop NY floors

Naomi Campbell will "mop floors and sweep corridors" for five days as punishment for chucking a mobile phone at her maid, the Evening Standard reports.
Lester Haines, 06 Mar 2007

Commodore back - again - as gaming PC brand

Commodore Gaming, the latest incarnation of the famous 1970s/80s computing brand, wants another stab at the big time. Later this month it will show off a "new breed" of gaming PC.
Tony Smith, 06 Mar 2007

Is that bell tolling for Diebold's election business?

Prompted by a filing Diebold made last week with the SEC, analysts in the US are beginning to wonder aloud about the future of Diebold Election Systems.
Lucy Sherriff, 06 Mar 2007

How to clone a biometric passport while it's still in the bag

In an investigation for the Daily Mail, security consultant Adam Laurie has demonstrated how a new UK biometric passport can be cloned without even being removed from its delivery envelope.
John Lettice, 06 Mar 2007

China steps up assault on net cafes

China has announced a ban on the opening of new internet cafes, Reuters reports.
Lester Haines, 06 Mar 2007

Nvidia launches 'G80'-based workstation graphics cards

Nvidia yesterday rolled out its latest workstation-class graphics cards: three boards based on its 'G80' unified-shader graphics chip. The trio can be used to accelerate science and engineering apps as well a graphics software, the company said.
Tony Smith, 06 Mar 2007

AMD ATI RV610 to support 'single-channel DDR only'

AMD's anticipated RV610 budget DirectX 10 graphics chip will only support single-channel memory configurations when it's launched this coming May, it has been claimed.
Tony Smith, 06 Mar 2007

Microsoft calls Google thief

Microsoft executive Tom Rubin will use a speech to the American Association of Publishers, which is suing Google, to slag off the search engine's attitude to copyright.
John Oates, 06 Mar 2007
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Compel sold to 2e2

Reseller 2e2 is paying £52.9m for all the shares of UK reseller and hire company Compel.
John Oates, 06 Mar 2007

Fujitsu fêtes first 7200rpm SATA II notebook drive

Fujitsu has introduced what it claims is the World's first 2.5in, 7,200rpm 3Gbps SATA hard drive, a notebook-oriented unit with a raw storage capacity of 160GB.
Tony Smith, 06 Mar 2007

US greenlights human/rice hybrid

The first ever plant/human hybrid is to be approved for commercial scale cultivation. According to reports, the US authorities have given preliminary approval for the crop to be grown on a 3,000 acre plot in Kansas.
Lucy Sherriff, 06 Mar 2007

Apple QuickTime update lances multiple bugs

Apple has released an updated version of its popular QuickTime media playback software that fixes eight security vulnerabilities.
John Leyden, 06 Mar 2007

Microsoft offers Architects a view

Always be careful what you wish for. I liked Stuart Okin when he was chief security officer for Microsoft UK and thought he did a lot for Microsoft's credibility in this area, but I'm afraid I occasionally laughed at Microsoft for putting a developer type in charge of security, instead of a superannuated spook as everyone else does.
David Norfolk, 06 Mar 2007

Nvidia set to put G84, G86 up against AMD RV630?

Nvidia will bring a trio of mid-range DirectX 10 graphics chips to market next month in a bid to see off the challenge posed by AMD's upcoming ATI-branded RV610 and RV630 GPUs, it has been claimed.
Tony Smith, 06 Mar 2007

Carphone Warehouse opts for musical life

Carphone Warehouse is offering a music download service as an adjunct to its MyMobileLife website.
Bill Ray, 06 Mar 2007

Boffins brew up ideal Bond e-fit

Academics have used Ian Fleming's own opinion of how the ideal Bond would look to create a composite e-fit of 007, the Daily Telegraph reports.
Lester Haines, 06 Mar 2007

Branson points legal sabre at Sky

Virgin Media isn't going to take Sky's withdrawal of its basic channels lying down, and has threatened legal action for abuse of a dominant position if Sky doesn't agree to independent arbitration within 30 days.
Bill Ray, 06 Mar 2007

Apple updates iTunes for AppleTV but not Vista

Apple has updated its iTunes jukebox software, but Windows Vista users hoping the new release provides the promised support for Microsoft's latest operating system will be disappointed: Apple is still listing the app as an XP-only affair.
Tony Smith, 06 Mar 2007

Serbian vampire hunters prevent Milosevic come-back

Serbian vampire hunters have acted to prevent the very remote possibility that former dictator Slobodan Milosevic might stage a come-back - by driving a three-foot stake through his heart.
Lester Haines, 06 Mar 2007

Windows-like flaw hits Citrix

A flaw in Citrix's Presentation Server Client creates a means for hackers to compromise machines running the popular thin-client application.
John Leyden, 06 Mar 2007

Meizu prices up iPhone-esque smart phone

Tony Smith, 06 Mar 2007

Underpaid aliens bond over donkey sex

LettersThe government has announced plans to fingerprint kiddies and store their details on a database. Now don't get all upset about it, it's only once they turn 11, and it'll help keep out all those nasty illegal immigrants. All the really short ones, anyway.
Lucy Sherriff, 06 Mar 2007

Google kicks off student compo

In days of yore there were apprenticeships, that time when young people went through a mixture of work, education and mickey-taking by one’s elders and self-professed betters in order to learn something useful in the time to start proper employment. They are long gone of course, but increasingly are being replaced by student competitions where every entrant gets some experience, some win prizes and some get hunted down and employed by the prize-giving companies.
Martin Banks, 06 Mar 2007

Man sues MS after FBI uncovers smut surfing habits

A US man awaiting trial on firearms offences is suing Microsoft after FBI technicians found self-made sex videos and evidence that he frequented porn sites on his PC.
John Leyden, 06 Mar 2007

HP taps Forbes for new 'Fluff' printing campaign

CommentHP CEO Mark Hurd's next cost-cutting measure could come as the company axes its entire public relations staff. Who needs PR professionals, after all, when you have Forbes reporter Quentin Hardy?
Ashlee Vance, 06 Mar 2007

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