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Rove investigator erases his PCs - to kill computer virus

A US official overseeing a probe of former Bush aide Karl Rove has been called on the carpet after it was discovered he hired a private computer-help company to erase all the hard drives belonging to him and two deputies.

Extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of in-game ads analysts

Many video game industry analysts and corporate star-gazers have extravagant hopes for in-game advertising, but a peek into the horse's mouth would indicate otherwise.

Intel's 'Little Otter' earns $22m from Google meetings

You've really made it in Silicon Valley when two of the region's elite firms overpay you for executive services.

Ex-Broadcom HR chief falls in stock options scandal

A former Broadcom HR exec has plead guilty to obstruction of justice charges - a move that's part of the government's relentless investigation into a sweeping stock options backdating scandal.
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IT Volunteers awards

Last night saw the awards ceremony for the IT Volunteer of 2007 at the Information Technologists' Company's Hall in the City of London.

Nokia app monitors juice

A new application from Forum Nokia allows developers, and anyone else, to see just how much power their phone is using, and compare consumption when running different applications.
Bill Ray, 01 2007
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California gov site invaded by smut and malware again

Raising troubling questions about the security of America's government websites, more domains ending in .gov have been found hosting links that push porn and malware.
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The biz of biz in China (Part 1)

Mind the Gap Saturday Mind the Gap Saturday is a feature every Saturday where Blognation China tells its readership the differences - the gap - in the tech, mobile, and enterprise worlds between China and the Western World.

Sun accused of hardball open source project tactics

Neil Wilson, a recently laid-off Sun Microsystems employee and a former owner of the OpenDS project, has accused his ex-boss of using strong-arm tactics to keep control of his project.
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Quebec fights Mohawk Nation over online gambling jurisdiction

Cyber World Group, the owner of GoldenPalace.com, in Canada this week pleaded guilty to charges of illegal gambling and agreed to a $2m fine.