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Sacked French Sony workers hold chief exec hostage

Updated Sacked Sony workers at a video tape plant in Pontonx-sur-l'Adour, south-west France, yesterday demonstrated a bit of the old Bastille spirit by taking hostage the company's chief exec who'd dropped in for a final "courtesy visit" to the 300 dismissed employees. The workers are apparently a bit miffed that their redundancy …
Lester Haines, 13 Mar 2009
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Computacenter reports profits slide, warns on market

Computacenter posted decent revenues for the six months ended 30 June 2008 but warned that current trading wasn't that great. The reseller made £1.25bn in sales compared to £1.16bn in the first half of 2007. But profits before tax were down 14.2 per cent to £11m. Earnings per share, however, were up 10.6 per cent thanks to a …
John Oates, 17 Oct 2008
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eBay cuts jobs, buys credit firm

eBay is laying off 1,000 staff and getting rid of hundreds of temporary positions at the same time as it buys three companies. The job cuts will come at eBay offices around the world, and will cost the firm between $70m and $80m. John Donahoe, the online tat house's chief executive, said of the redundancies: “While never an …
John Oates, 6 Oct 2008
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SkypeOut goes mobile, Skype goes beta

UK operator 3 is to allow Skype users to make international calls with their SkypeOut minutes, bypassing the operator completely, while the VoIP pioneer's desktop client continues its slow progress towards version 4 with a new beta release. Punters equipped with a Skypephone, or compatible handset such as an N95 or C902 on 3, …
Bill Ray, 1 Oct 2008
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Sage brushes off credit crunch

Sage told the London Stock Exchange this morning that it expects to hit targets for the year but remains cautious of the impact of the credit crunch on its business. The accountancy and management software specialist expects to hit targets for the full year ending 30 September. Sage's business in the US, except for its …
John Oates, 4 Aug 2008
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Proof of age system moves net ID a step closer

The UK moved one step closer to online ID for all last week as the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) decided to give accreditation to NetIDme’s age verification software. But for once this may be not cause for complete doom and gloom. Also added to the list are GB Group (with their URU product) and 192.com. In one …
Jane Fae , 25 Jul 2008
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RM buddies up with Tesco on new voucher scheme

UK schools computer supplier RM has bagged a partnership deal with Tesco for the retail giant’s forthcoming voucher collection scheme which kicks off in 2009. Tesco has merged into one catalogue its two voucher schemes - Computers for Schools and Sport for Schools and Clubs - that were previously supported by RM. Under the …
Kelly Fiveash, 22 Jul 2008
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Getty dips into Flickr to beef up photo stock

Flickr fanciers will soon be able to make cash out of the photos they post online following a secret deal inked with the world’s leading photo agency, Getty Images. The two firms agreed yesterday that high-quality images posted on Yahoo!’s Flickr service could be cherry-picked by Getty editors searching for interesting …
Kelly Fiveash, 9 Jul 2008

RM boss says school's out forever

RM yesterday announced that its head teacher honcho has resigned after more than 25 years with the computer supplier. The firm, which specialises in software, services and systems for the UK education market, said that chief executive Tim Pearson will step down from his role to be replaced by current group managing director …
Kelly Fiveash, 10 Jun 2008
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Yahoo!'s latest letter warns of letters

Yahoo!'s chief executive, Jerry Yang, has written to his fellow yahoos telling them what to expect from the forthcoming proxy contest over the company's board of directors. The email went to all Yahoo! staff and was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. It first explains what a proxy contest is - when a …
John Oates, 9 Jun 2008
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Phone watchdog plans text spam clampdown

PhonepayPlus, the regulator responsible for the premium rate and phone-paid services industry, is planning to clamp down on the black market in lists of mobile numbers in response to growing anger at text spam. Trading of such lists is thought to be a major factor behind a surge in public complaints over unsolicited text …
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Yahoo! bitchslapped Ballmer's $40 a share offer

Yahoo! did its best to stymie a takeover by Microsoft, even when it offered $40 a share, because chief executive Jerry Yang let his heart rule his head. According to documents released by Delaware's Chancery court this took two forms - adding poison pill clauses to contracts which would reward staff for leaving the company in …
John Oates, 3 Jun 2008

Infineon boss heads for door

The chief executive of Infineon, Dr Wolfgang Ziebart, has resigned from the company because of an inability to agree strategy with the company's board of directors. Infineon's chairman Max Dietrich Kley thanked Ziebart for his work. Kley said: "We would like to thank Mr. Ziebart for his efforts and merits. He took over the …
John Oates, 27 May 2008
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Sarin quits Vodafone

Arun Sarin is leaving Vodafone. The chief executive departs as the mobile group's profits pass £10bn for the year. Vodafone made revenues of £35.5bn, up 4.2 per cent, and adjusting operating profit of £10.1bn in the year ended 31 March 2008. Earnings per share were up 11 per cent to 12.5p. Sarin will be replaced by his deputy …
John Oates, 27 May 2008
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CPS apologises for DNA disc blunder

The Crown Prosecution Service has apologised unreservedly for misplacing a disc of DNA profiles sent by Dutch authorities in January 2007. The 2,159 DNA profiles from crime scenes were not checked against the UK database until February 2008. This resulted in 15 matches. Because of the delay in dealing with the disc, 11 of the …
John Oates, 22 May 2008
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Stone catches fallen Rock

Stone Group, reseller to the public sector, has bought high-end laptop maker Rock Group which went into administration earlier this month. Staffs-based Stone will keep the Rock brand and its focus on high-end laptops and games machines. Stone will hope to sell more of these machines to its traditional public sector customers. …
John Oates, 21 May 2008
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Motorola strategy chief is latest exec to go

Troubled mobile maker Motorola has said goodbye to Richard Nottenburg, its chief strategy and technology officer. Nottenburg had been with Motorola since 2004, first as an advisor then as chief strategy officer. The company has lost a string of senior figures of late. Motorola lost its mobile head Stu Read and its marketing …
John Oates, 19 May 2008
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Yahoo! strikes back at Icahn

Roy Bostock, chairman of Yahoo!, has wasted no time in responding to Carl Icahn's attempt to seize control of the company's board. In an open letter Bostock disputes Icahn's claim that Yahoo!'s board has ignored its duties to maximise shareholder value. He also reminds Icahn that Microsoft has publicly said it has "moved on …
John Oates, 16 May 2008

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