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Software 2007: Innovation is the new black

Innovative software is leading the high tech industry's recovery, according to Sand Hill Group, the San Francisco venture consultancy.
Austin Modine, 09 May 2007
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Man faces 10 years for fudging computer credentials

A former computer forensics expert hired to testify in court cases has pleaded guilty to federal perjury charges for falsifying his resume and lying in open court, presumably about his credentials.
Dan Goodin, 09 May 2007

Cisco Q3 profits leap 35 per cent

Cisco's fiscal third-quarter profit jumped 34 per cent on the back of increased demand for high bandwidth equipment from telephone and cable television companies.
Austin Modine, 09 May 2007
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Union members blink in Capgemini face-off

Staff at Capgemini UK have told their union to settle the next pay offer with bosses before it gets to another showdown over strike action.
Mark Ballard, 09 May 2007
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M&S in ID theft flap over stolen laptop

Marks & Spencer has become the latest large organisation embroiled in an identity theft-related security flap.
John Leyden, 09 May 2007
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Sun plans 'consumer-friendly' Java SE

JavaOne Sun Microsystems is introducing changes to Java, boosting speed and improving flexibility for deployment on PCs and consumer-facing devices.
Gavin Clarke, 09 May 2007
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VMware follows paravirtualisation path

VMware is joining the rush down the road of paravirtualisation already being trodden by the likes of Novell and Microsoft.
Martin Banks, 09 May 2007

Intel 'Santa Rosa' blooms into Centrino Duo, Pro

Intel has launched 'Santa Rosa', the latest generation of its Centrino laptop platform. This time round, the brand is being segmented: Centrino Pro for big business, Centrino Duo for the rest of us.
Tony Smith, 09 May 2007
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Icahn loses bid for seat on Moto's board

Despite his apparent failure to win a seat on the board of Motorola, billionaire investor Carl Icahn has declared victory.
Emmet Ryan, 09 May 2007
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Sage profits slip in first half

Sage will spend the rest of the current financial year bedding down its latest crop of acquisitions after releasing first half results that showed revenues up but net profits down.
Joe Fay, 09 May 2007
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Sony Ericsson revamps P series smart phone

Sony Ericsson is to take its P series of Symbian-running smart phones right back to basics. Last night it launched the candybar, Wi-Fi enabled P1.
Tony Smith, 09 May 2007
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Wikipedia bot-swarm foretells snooker result

The online hive-mind jumbleshop Wikipedia continues to amaze. The Web 2.0 consensus reality has now begun to edit itself without human input - indeed has gone so far as to allow automated bots to overrule humans.
Lewis Page, 09 May 2007
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Government project reviews are not FOI exempt, says tribunal

Crucial reviews of large, ongoing Government IT projects are not exempt from the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, the Information Tribunal has ruled (pdf). The tribunal has backed the Information Commissioner's order that the reports become public.
OUT-LAW.COM, 09 May 2007
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Downing Street rejects Vista petition

A petition on Downing Street's e-petition website which called for fairer pricing of Microsoft's Vista operating system has been rejected.
John Oates, 09 May 2007
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Vodafone completes acquisition of Essar

Vodafone has announced that its expansion into India will go ahead with the acquisition of Essar from Hutchison, confirming reports that the Indian finance minister gave clearance for the deal at the end of last week.
Bill Ray, 09 May 2007

Sony Ericsson phones slim for spring

Sony Ericsson's spring handset launch - out of which sprang the revamped P series smart phone and the "nature inspired" S500 fashion phone - also the launch of a pair of lesser models.
Tony Smith, 09 May 2007
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NetServices sells out to 186K

NetServices, the broadband wholesaler which invoked widespread anger over a series of disputes with resellers last year, has cut and run from its consumer broadband business.
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Sun may never set on British Empire's pint

Campaigners and Conservative politicos claim to have won an indefinite reprieve for the traditional British pound, inch, foot and - perhaps most importantly - pint.
Lewis Page, 09 May 2007
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Seven flaws lanced in MS patch batch

Microsoft released seven critical patches on Tuesday as part of its regular Patch Tuesday update cycle.
John Leyden, 09 May 2007

Samsung sends usable UMPC to USA

Samsung has launched its second-generation UMPC, the Q1 Ultra, in the US - two months after the device was unveiled at the CeBIT show in Germany.
Tony Smith, 09 May 2007

AMD details 65nm laptop chip line-up

AMD has updated the announcement it made more than a week ago about 65nm dual-core Turion 64 X2 mobile processors with some solid details about the new chip family's speeds and feeds.
Tony Smith, 09 May 2007
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Don't let Paris Hilton do bird

It's a well-known fact that Paris Whitney Hilton sure knows how to drum up publicity on the internet.
Kelly Fiveash, 09 May 2007
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Palm preps antenna-less 3G Palm OS Treo

Palm has shown off its latest Palm OS based Treo smartphone, a US-oriented version of the 3G-connected Treo 750 it launched in the UK in September 2006.
Tony Smith, 09 May 2007
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Schoolboy scammer caught again

A schoolboy convicted of swindling some £250,000 through internet scams has been caught again despite being out on bail and banned from selling goods.
John Oates, 09 May 2007
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Creative tunes up laptop-friendly X-Fi audio enhancer

Creative is to bring its X-Fi audio enhancement technology to notebook computers - at least, notebook computers with an ExpressCard 54 slot on board.
Tony Smith, 09 May 2007
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US spy chief wants 'some control' over satellite imagery

An American intelligence boss has hinted at curbs on commercial satellite imagery to prevent its use by enemies of the USA.
Lewis Page, 09 May 2007
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Virgin faces customer exodus over Sky battle

Virgin Media admitted today that its battle with Sky over TV rights made it suffer in the broader convergence war.
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Dimension Data doubles profits

IT services firm Dimension Data said that better than expected revenue growth in Africa and Europe contributed to a strong trading performance in the first half of 2007.
Kelly Fiveash, 09 May 2007

Nvidia targets Turion with AMD-oriented IGPs

Nvidia today launched three GeForce 7-class single-chip integrated chipsets, all of them aimed at AMD-based notebooks, Turion 64 X2-equipped machines in particular.
Tony Smith, 09 May 2007

Sony turns to Centrino revamp for Blu-ray, HDMI laptop

Hot on the heels of chip maker Intel's Centrino Duo notebook platform revamp come the laptops based upon it. One of the first: Sony's vaguely MacBook Pro-like Vaio FZ series.
Tony Smith, 09 May 2007

Nvidia takes GeForce 8M laptop GPUs on the road

Nvidia has rolled out a whopping 15 laptop-centric GPUs most, but not all, based on the chip maker's eighth-generation architecture and stretching from AMD-oriented budget systems through to Intel- and AMD-based high-end rigs.
Tony Smith, 09 May 2007
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Compost your shredded bank statements today

Consumers concerned about both the environment and personal security should compost their shredded bank statements, a firm that manufactures shredders advises.
John Leyden, 09 May 2007

Palm punts free satnav kit to tempt new Treo buyers

Buy a Palm Treo 680, 750 or 750v between now and 30 June and the PDA pioneer will give you a free TomTom 6 satnav package to run on it.
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Subbuteo comes to mobile phones

Selatra Games has announced the availability of Subbuteo Mobile, bringing stretched felt and little plastic men to the mobile phone with a licensed implementation of the turn-based soccer game.
Bill Ray, 09 May 2007
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Verizon pulls sponsorship from dirty dancing singer

US mobile operator Verizon has had a fit of moral outrage and cut sponsorship of a tour featuring R'n'B artist Akon after he dry humped a 15-year-old girl - the daughter of a preacher - on stage.
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India acts to unravel yoga patents

The Indian government has set up a task force to create a database of yoga techniques in order to stop others from patenting the poses.
John Oates, 09 May 2007
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Souvenir coin sparked nano spy alert

A commemorative Canadian 25 cent coin was responsible for a US Defence Department security alert that soured relations between the US and its closest neighbour.
Andrew Orlowski, 09 May 2007

BFG water-cools, overclocks Nvidia 8800 GTS card

Gaming PC parts provider BFG Technologies has released a 16 per cent overclocked, water-cooled graphics card based on Nvidia's GeForce 8800 GTS chip.
Tony Smith, 09 May 2007
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IBM brings Amazon to heel in patent spat

IBM has buried the hatchet in its patent spat with Amazon in exchange for a wodge of cash and a cross license agreement.
Joe Fay, 09 May 2007
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Essex University offers online degrees

Merely missing lectures is no longer enough. From next year some students at the University of Essex will be able to graduate without ever getting out of their pyjamas - the university is offering the first complete online degree.
John Oates, 09 May 2007
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UN waffles furiously on biofuels

The United Nations has produced a comprehensive report into the future of biofuels which, despite being the result of much research and consultation with all 30 of its agencies, doesn't come to a conclusion about whether biofuels will be a good thing or not.
Lewis Page, 09 May 2007
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Woman smuggles live budgie into Irish prison

Hard-core gangland types locked up in a maximum security Irish prison appear to have enlisted an innocent budgie smuggled snuggled in a woman visitor's, er, internal bits.
Kelly Fiveash, 09 May 2007
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eBay bids for recommendation site

eBay is close to buying recommendation website StumbleUpon.com.
John Oates, 09 May 2007
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Sun makes Hynix DRAM cartel lawsuit deadline

Sun has made good on its promise to slap DRAM manufacturer Hynix with another price fixing lawsuit, which it made in April when a federal judge dismissed a joint complaint with Unisys.
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Greens demand boycott of Lockheed Martin census trial

The Green Party has called for a boycott of the UK's 2007 census pilot because it is being run by US weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin.
Mark Ballard, 09 May 2007
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Six in California indicted for online bank fraud

Six California men accused of breaking in to online bank accounts and funneling out the proceeds have been indicted for bank and wire fraud and money laundering. The 53-count indictment could carry a sentence of as much as 30 years in prison and a fine of $1m.
Dan Goodin, 09 May 2007
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SAP snaps up OutlookSoft

SAP AG is to acquire the American business intelligence software maker OutlookSoft Corporation for an undisclosed sum.
Kelly Fiveash, 09 May 2007
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Red Hat close mouthed about open desktop service

Summit Red Hat, it seems, is all about open source and closed answers.
Ashlee Vance, 09 May 2007
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DRM pinches Motorola's stream

Software 2007 Motorola is champing at the bit to run with mobile media, but the stables must be shoveled out first.
Austin Modine, 09 May 2007
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Mobilise those old applications

Turning old business applications into shiny new mobile ones just got easier, according to Data2go, a UK software tools builder.
Phil Manchester, 09 May 2007
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Red Hat crafts new OS for the small and poor

Summit Between 9 a.m. and noon, Red Hat developed a new desktop operating system strategy.
Ashlee Vance, 09 May 2007
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Death of a toasted sandwich salesman

A federal judge in Denver, Colorado last week upheld a temporary injunction against American sandwich chain Quiznos, thereby allowing the case to proceed to trial, the Denver Post has reported.
Burke Hansen, 09 May 2007

Oracle talks open source unto Java

JavaOne Oracle has played up its open source credentials with technologies to simplify Java development. It is also making ommunity donations to advance its middleware and tools for online services.
Gavin Clarke, 09 May 2007
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Supermicro grunts out solid Q3

Supermicro bucked some of the doom and gloom surrounding the low-cost server market by turning in a solid third quarter.
Ashlee Vance, 09 May 2007
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Microsoft takes stake in CareerBuilder

Microsoft has bougth a four per cent stake in CareerBuilder, the US online job site, but it isn't saying how much, if anything, it is paying.
Drew Cullen, 09 May 2007
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Red Hat CEO deaf to VMware's giant sucking sound

Summit Red Hat's CEO Matt Szulik bombed us into a state of confusion today with some curious statements around the server virtualization market.
Ashlee Vance, 09 May 2007