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  • PowerBook brimming with memory on chip release

    Memory and storage maker Transintl LLC released a 512M-byte SDRAM (synchronous dynamic random access memory) module for Apple's new PowerBook G4 Titanium laptop Thursday, offering the first chip that will allow users to upgrade the machine to its full memory capacity.

  • Caldera to support Linux, change name

    Caldera Systems Inc. has announced that the upcoming version of its Caldera Open Unix 8 operating system will let Linux applications run atop its Unix kernel. Orem, Utah-based Caldera will release the operating system in the summer; pricing hasn't been announced.

  • San Fran/San Jose tops in IT success ingredients

    A new study that identifies which U.S. cities have the key elements to help fuel the development of IT workers, companies and new technologies gave the San Francisco/San Jose, California region top honors.

  • Pirelli boosts e.Biscom international telecom expansion

    A strategic alliance with the cash-rich Pirelli Cables and Systems SpA will provide a boost for the international expansion plans of the Italian broadband telecommunications and Internet group e.Biscom SpA, a spokeswoman for the company said Friday.

  • Expedia nears profit

    Online travel agency Expedia Inc. last week announced that it will show its first operating profit when it reports financial results for this year's first quarter, though acquisition costs will leave it in the red.

  • NetQoS offers cop service for corporate networks

    IT managers exasperated by out-of-control network traffic who are about to throw bandwidth at the problem are the target audience for a new combination of software and services from NetQoS Inc. in Austin, Texas.

  • Web driving demand for integrated apps

    The growing corporate demand for Web services is accelerating IT's shift to component-based software. But the process is complex and time-consuming, and the software architects needed to design these applications are in short supply.

  • Rival Web auto brokers merge in stock swap

    Online car broker Autobytel.com Inc. earlier this month drove home a bargain when it acquired rival Autoweb.com Inc. in a US$15.6 million stock-swap deal aimed at pumping new life into the dot-coms, both of which have recently taken big hits on Wall Street.

  • Gartner: Beware of business spam

    Peek over your cube wall. That mild-mannered person sitting next you might actually be your e-mail nemesis: an insidious spammer who sends out mocking happy faces in response to office correspondence and who always selects "reply to all." That's right, according to an "occupational spam" study released Thursday by IT research company Gartner Group Inc., gratuitous inter-office e-mail has become a huge problem.

  • Sun Q3 net income exceeds expectations

    Sun Microsystems Inc. reported third-quarter net income Thursday that is slightly higher than analysts' expectations. The company's revenue for the quarter increased slightly over the same period last year.

  • Jabber, eyeing the enterprise, to encrypt IMs

    Jabber.com Inc. announced Thursday an upgrade to its Jabber Instant Messenger application aimed at enterprise users that includes encryption of many messaging functions.

  • Wesfarmers names Kaz in $2m services deal

    Kaz Computers has scored a $2 million managed IT services contract with Wesfarmers CSBP Limited. CSBP, a division of WA-based Wesfarmers, is reportedly the western seaboard's largest agricultural fertiliser and industrial chemical supplier for the farming and mining sectors.

  • Palm extends into the enterprise market

    Following the acquisition of Extended Systems, personal digital assistant (PDA) manufacturer Palm feels confident of its ability to be a "great conduit" into backend systems in the enterprise space.

  • IBM meets expectations, net income up 15 percent

    Amidst a dreary earnings season, IBM stood out by meeting analyst estimates in posting earnings per share of 98US cents, the consensus figure of analysts polled by First Call/ Thomson Financial.

  • IBM chips in with 'hot plug' technology

    Technology with 'hot plug' functionality is the new buzz phrase around Big Blue.

  • ComOps signs Malaysian deal

    ComOps has signed a deal to provide integrated software solutions to Malaysian distribution and services company OdaSaja.

  • Report: Sony, Ericsson to form cellphone JV

    Sony Corp. and L.M. Ericsson Telephone Co. have agreed to form a cellular telephone joint venture covering areas ranging from development to sales, Japanese public television NHK reported Thursday morning.

  • Siebel: layoffs, steady earnings, new product

    Heavyweight CRM (customer relationship management) vendor Siebel Systems Inc. on Wednesday announced quarterly earnings that were one cent higher than Wall Street expectations.

  • AMD tops Wall Street estimates with Q1 profit

    Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. on Wednesday reported a first-quarter profit of US$0.37 a share, striding past the expectations of Wall Street analysts. The company cited strong sales of its Athlon and Duron processors for PCs.

  • Sun, e-commerce vendor ATG bolster alliance

    Sun Microsystems Inc. and customer management and e-commerce vendor Art Technology Group Inc. (ATG) Wednesday announced a deepening of their partnership from a "co-selling tactical relationship to really a strategic alliance."