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  • American Express to buy 25,000 Compaq systems

    American Express has signed a deal with Compaq Computer to buy 25,000 thin-client machines to replace existing desktop and laptop computers throughout the company.

  • A day to celebrate computer security

    Today is International Computer Security Day, an event that will be celebrated by 1500 organisations in 40 countries. The theme this year is "increasing awareness".

  • NEC unveils smallest supercomputer yet

    Hoping to broaden the market for supercomputers beyond universities and national research institutes, NEC Corp. has taken the wraps off a small supercomputer designed to sit next to a desk and serve a single office.

  • New CEO named at open-source vendor SuSE Linux

    Open-source software vendor SuSE Linux AG has named a new CEO for the second time since July in the final step of its recent restructuring.

  • Judge halts use of Napster-like software

    The makers of popular file-sharing software KaZaA have to make it impossible for users to continue to share copyright-protected material using the software, or pay a fine for each day the product remains unchanged, a Dutch judge ordered Thursday.

  • Philips axes 300 jobs in research division

    The research division of Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV plans to cut 300 jobs, or about 10 percent of its staff, but it doesn't expect the staff reductions to affect its product research operations, the company said Thursday.

  • Three airlines to drop Boeing's Connexion service

    A project by The Boeing Co. to put high-speed Internet connections in its planes looks unlikely to take off on time, as its three airline partners in the joint venture have decided to pull out of the project, the company said Thursday.

  • Opera upgrades Windows browser after beta success

    Upstart Web-browser company Opera Software ASA has launched Version 6.0 of its desktop browser for Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating systems, just two weeks after it introduced a beta version at the Comdex Fall trade show in Las Vegas. The new browser runs on all versions of Windows, including the recently released XP.

  • Novell extends ZENworks mgmt. to handhelds

    Novell Inc. Thursday announced that it is purchasing mobile management software vendor Callisto Software Inc. in an effort to add support for handheld devices to its ZENworks line of desktop and server management software.

  • Nortel, Optimus complete 3GPP voice calls

    Nortel Networks Corp. and Optimus, a subsidiary of SonaeCom and France Telecom SA, say they have completed live voice calls using the Universal Mobile Telecommunications System Third Generation Partnership Project wireless standard.

  • Oracle announces portlets at OAUG conference

    With fences mended between Oracle Corp. and the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG), Cliff Godwin, senior vice president for applications technology at Oracle, was the unscheduled but much welcomed speaker during the morning session of the OAUG 2001 Fall Conference.

  • Badtrans makes good for MessageLabs

    Badtrans virus will probably tack another point or two on MessageLab's already-impressive growth rate.

  • Internet research centre launched in Sydney

    A $120 million technology research centre was launched today to investigate ways to make the Internet smarter and more user-friendly.

  • Exodus closes data centers, plans next step

    Exodus Communications Inc. is closing some of its 44 data centers as it continues to trim costs and prepares to present its plan to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to its board of directors next week.

  • SuSE shifts executives, business structure

    In the latest in a series of executive changes at SuSE Linux AG, the German Linux software maker named a new chief executive officer (CEO) Wednesday and unveiled a new business structure.

  • Palm cuts 250 jobs, touts financial outlook

    Palm on Wednesday simultaneously offered a fiscal second-quarter financial outlook that is rosier than had previously been expected and announced that it is slashing 250 jobs and contractors.

  • 3G services will arrive in LatAm in late 2003 at best

    Latin America's first 3G (third generation) networks will be deployed in late 2003 in the most advanced markets while smaller markets may have to wait until 2005, according to a Yankee Group Inc. analyst.

  • SQL flaw uncovered: servers sniffed out by worm

    Servers housing Microsoft SQL are being actively manipulated by a new worm to launch distributed denial-of-service attacks against IRC servers and various other sites according to a posting on the Web site.

  • Chip circuits shrinking faster than expected

    The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) released the 2001 edition of its International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) on Wednesday, calling for a more aggressive push to smaller circuit sizes than previously planned.

  • Intel running short of Pentium 4 chips

    Intel is having trouble keeping up with demand for its Pentium 4 processor, leaving some customers and retailers short of the chips in the run up to the end-of-year holiday sales season.