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US tech spending growth to drop in 2009

IT sales in the US will take a hit from the economic turmoil currently rumbling through Wall Street in 2009, according to research firm Forrester. The company revised its predictions yesterday on the same day that computer maker Dell admitted it had been hit hard by "soft" sales. Forrester now says that year-over-year growth in …
Kelly Fiveash, 17 Sep 2008
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FCC chair: 'Unleash more wireless spectrum or face doom'

CES 2011 Although he's facing strong – and at times rabid – opposition to his recently released Open Internet plan, defending the plan isn't the main concern of FCC chairman Julius Genachowski. "Unleashing spectrum to support mobile innovation is at the top of the FCC's 2011 agenda," Genachowski said on Thursday at the Consumer …
Rik Myslewski, 08 Jan 2011
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Arkansas settles anti-trust dispute with Microsoft

Microsoft is paying $37.8m to the State of Arkansas to settle anti-trust action. Any Arkansas resident or business who bought a Microsoft product between 1 January 1998 and 31 December 2004 for use in the state is entitled to a voucher. The state says Microsoft violated Arkansas laws pertaining to anti-trust, consumer …
John Oates, 24 Oct 2006
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Zombies crawl over wiki exploits

Hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in wiki software packages to establish networks of compromised computers. Software bugs in Pmwiki and Tikiwiki software applications are being actively used to create botnets, the SANS Institute's Internet Storm Centre reports. It reckons the exploits in Tikiwiki 1.9 (and below) and …
John Leyden, 07 Sep 2006
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Seattlement terms nixed by Judge

A district court judge has rejected Microsoft's proposed settlement in the private law suits brought against the company. Microsoft's $1.1 billion giveaway of computers software to US schools would constitute "court-approved predatory pricing," if approved, said Judge Motz. He didn't, and it's back to the drawing board for The …
Andrew Orlowski, 11 Jan 2002
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Phishing fraudsters target Apple

Email fraudsters are targeting Apple fans in a change of tactic from standard phishing attacks. Commonly bogus emails that form the basis of phishing attacks pose as security messages from online banks in an attempt to dupe a tiny proportion of recipients, who happen to be customers of the bank, into visiting a bogus site on …
John Leyden, 17 Jan 2006
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Dell spanked over unacceptable Ts & Cs

Dell has agreed to give into the demands of the UK's Office of Fair Trading and alter the terms and conditions attached to its gear. The OFT has spent the past few months sparring with Dell over the company's terms and conditions. The two organizations recently agreed to settle their issues with Dell changing contracts and …
Ashlee Vance, 08 Jul 2006
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Big CRT flat screens do the biz for Samsung

Sales of larger-sized flat-screen monitors has helped Samsung SDI boost its profits by 59 per cent. Net income for the three months to 30 September rose to 162 billion won ($142 million) from 102 billion won the same period last year. Sales increased 12 per cent to 1.05 trillion won ($920 million). Samsung SDI makes the …
Robert Blincoe, 26 Oct 2000