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  • AOL joins Symbian OS partner program

    America Online Inc. (AOL) said Thursday that it has joined a development and partner program for the Symbian Ltd. mobile device operating system (OS), allowing it to more easily deliver media and entertainment to Symbian licensees who manufacture 75 percent of the mobile phones currently sold.

    28 April 03 08:17 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Science sets stage for ‘virtual enterprise’

    Networks so advanced they can be established in real time across the enterprise is just one of the many visions of the Centre for Networking Technologies for the Information Economy, a division of CSIRO.

    28 April 03 08:10 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Dell demos Itanium 2 server, but keeps lid on details

    Dell Computer Corp. publicly demonstrated an Itanium 2 server for the first time at Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Server 2003 launch event in San Francisco Thursday, and said it will release such a system later this year.

    28 April 03 08:08 Written by Tom Krazit
  • OpenBSD contract suspended because of 'world events'

    The U.S. Department of Defense now says "world events" are the reason it has suspended a contract with the OpenBSD software project, not the project founder's antiwar comments, but the agency that cancelled the project won't say much more than that.

    28 April 03 08:03 Written by Grant Gross
  • Tool found for MS WebDAV vulnerability

    A computer security company warned on Wednesday that it discovered a new automated tool for exploiting the recently publicized WebDAV vulnerability affecting Microsoft Corp.'s Windows NT and 2000 operating systems.

    28 April 03 08:02 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Amazon.com beats analyst estimates in Q1

    Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. reported first quarter 2003 pro forma earnings Thursday that beat analyst expectations, citing lowered costs and increased U.S. and international sales.

    28 April 03 08:02 Written by Agam Shah
  • Airline seeks way to connect mobile phones onboard

    In the Nordic region, where mobile phones already outnumber inhabitants, Scandinavian Airlines System AB (SAS) is on the prowl for technology that will someday allow passengers to use their mobile phones to make calls or send text messages thousands of meters in the sky.

    28 April 03 08:00 Written by John Blau
  • Nortel swings back to profit in Q1

    Nortel Networks Corp., one of the world's largest manufacturers of telecommunications equipment, reported on Thursday a first-quarter profit after a string of quarterly losses, showing results of a draconian cost-cutting program that has included cutting its workforce in half.

    28 April 03 08:00 Written by John Blau
  • Google buys Applied Semantics to boost ad program

    To bolster its search and advertising programs, Internet search powerhouse Google Inc. has acquired Applied Semantics Inc., which makes software that improves the way online ads are matched to Web pages.

    28 April 03 07:57 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Microsoft fixing patch that can slow Windows XP

    Microsoft Corp. is revising a security patch for Windows XP systems with Service Pack 1 installed after customers complained that installing the patch slowed their systems down to a crawl.

    28 April 03 07:52 Written by Paul Roberts and Joris Evers
  • Ballmer: Windows Server 2003 does more with less

    Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer claims the company's just released Windows Server 2003 operating system is the right product for businesses that want to "do more with less" in these tough economic times.

    28 April 03 07:50 Written by Joris Evers
  • Microsoft eyes Oracle, DB2 with 64-bit SQL Server

    Microsoft Corp. strengthened its hand in the database market Thursday by releasing the first 64-bit version of SQL Server. The product should help Microsoft address a broader segment of the database market, although it hasn't yet matched the high-end capabilities of market leaders IBM Corp. and Oracle Corp., analysts said.

    28 April 03 07:49 Written by James Niccolai
  • Privacy concerns dog initial RFID plans

    Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV made a splash last month when it announced clothing retailer Benetton would outfit its garments and shipping containers with wireless-enabled labels containing microchip transmitters that Philips developed.

    25 April 03 10:54 Written by Ann Bednarz
  • Lucent looks to tap enterprises - again

    Three years after spinning off its enterprise operations into a new company called Avaya Inc., Lucent Technologies Inc. is looking to re-engage with corporations through partnerships and indirect channels.

    24 April 03 13:37 Written by Jim Duffy
  • Windows Server 2003 debuts in Sydney

    Microsoft today launched Windows Server 2003 detailing huge cost savings for NT 4.0 users who migrate to the new platform and showcasing the results of seven Australian customers that have already deployed it.

    24 April 03 13:33 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Storage vendors collaborate on new SCSI technology

    Although Serial Attached small computer system interface (SCSI) disk drives and interfaces are not yet a reality, five disk drive manufacturers -- Adaptec, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Maxtor and Seagate Technology -- announced they will be working together to ensure their Serial Attached SCSI products will be interoperable.

    24 April 03 12:24 Written by Rebecca Reid
  • Net e-mailers tout antispam registry

    A coalition of e-mail service providers has announced plans for registries intended to separate the good bulk e-mailers from the spammers, the latest in a series of recent antispam efforts.

    24 April 03 09:16 Written by Grant Gross
  • Intel readies 32-bit code improvement for Madison

    Intel plans to offer software technology called IA-32 Execution Layer with future versions of its 64-bit Itanium 2 processor that will allow systems with the chip to run 32-bit applications much faster than currently possible, the company said Wednesday.

    24 April 03 09:14 Written by Tom Krazit
  • Siebel's Q1 income plummets

    Siebel Systems posted a sharp drop in revenue and income for its just-ended first quarter, during which its software licensing revenue reached less than half its year-ago total.

    24 April 03 09:10 Written by Stacy Cowley
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