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Apple closes California plant

235 Apple staff were marched off the premises by security guards, personal belongings in hand yesterday. The Cupertino company has closed its Elk Grove manufacturing plant near Sacramento, California where it also maintains a call center and sales office. Apple wouldn't say exactly how many jobs had been lost, but informed State and county officials of the "separation of 235 Apple employees". A new euphemism to us, but as many readers have pointed out, standard practice for departing or retiring military employees.
15 Apr 00:29 |

ADSL virgin seeks warm, friendly...

ReviewBroadband is the future of home and small business Internet access - the difference between slow dial-up and fast always-on speeds differentiating those that can from those that can't. Better still, stick a wireless ADSL router on the end of your Broadband connection, then not only do you get fixed line access, but also wireless access all behind a firewall. In my case, I've just been implementing the 3COM Office Connect ADSL wireless 11g Firewall Router: so how does it measure up?
15 Apr 08:18 |

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