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  • Code Red worm problems could re-emerge Aug. 1

    More trouble may be coming Aug. 1 to corporate computer systems that still haven't been properly patched to defend against the Code Red worm.

  • Palm to create OS subsidiary

    Palm Inc. plans to split its business in two, one to focus on hardware, with the other managing the licensing and development of its operating system, the company said Friday.

  • Cisco buys VPN maker for US$181M

    Cisco Systems Inc. will acquire Allegro Systems Inc., a VPN (virtual private network) developer, in an all-stock transaction valued at US$181 million, Cisco announced Friday.

  • Sun expands developer discount program's hardware line

    Sun Microsystems Inc. is expanding the range of products available to developers through its Sun Developer Hardware Program, which offers program members discounted hardware and software. The company's Sun Blade 1000 and Sun Fire 280R servers and its complete Sun Cobalt line of server appliances are now included in the program's portfolio, Sun said Friday.

  • Microsoft: Windows XP on track

    Microsoft Corp.'s top executive in charge of its operating system said Friday the company is on track to release its controversial Windows XP operating system by the Oct. 25 deadline, and is not preparing a contingency plan to fend off government and industry attacks.

  • Report: Compaq to make Windows XP desktop AOL's turf

    America Online Inc. (AOL) will get a prime spot on the Windows XP desktop of most consumer PCs sold by Compaq Computer Corp., while Microsoft Corp.'s MSN Internet access service will be tucked away, according to a published report Friday.

  • Oracle acknowledges complaints over 'de-support'

    Oracle Corp. acknowledged today that it has received the latest volley in a war of words and deeds that is heating up between the database and applications vendor and a large segment of its customer base.

  • Microsoft explains Great Plains strategy

    Jeff Raikes, a group vice president at Microsoft Corp., explained Microsoft's acquisition of CRM (customer relationship management) vendor Great Plains Software Inc. to financial analysts here on Thursday.

  • NEC, Fujitsu see first quarter sales rise, profits fall

    First-quarter profits tumbled at two of Japan's largest electronics companies, NEC Corp. and Fujitsu Ltd., as they were hit by sharp declines in several business areas, the companies reported Friday. The two also revised down their financial predictions for the coming months.

  • Energy services firm drops outsourcing deal with AT&T

    McDermott International Inc., a New Orleans-based energy services and engineering company, today confirmed that it plans to drop what was supposed to be a 10-year-old global IT outsourcing deal with AT&T Corp.'s professional services unit and take back control of the technology operations just two years after signing the contract.

  • Companies make offer to settle spectrum dispute

    Seven major wireless companies have offered to pay NextWave Telecom Inc. as much as US$5 billion for its wireless licenses in a gamble to retain control of nationwide spectrum for which they bid more than $15 billion in January.

  • Terra Lycos signs IBM for exclusive hardware, support

    Global Internet company Terra Lycos SA is shifting to a one-vendor IT strategy, signing on with IBM Corp. for hardware and support for the next two years and replacing equipment and software now supplied by Sun Microsystems Inc. and Compaq Computer Corp.

  • Report: Australian government favours SingTel bid

    The Australian government has given high-level assurances to Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. (SingTel) that it supports the company's A$17 billion (US$8.65 billion) takeover bid for local carrier Cable & Wireless Optus Ltd. (CWO), according to the Friday edition of The Australian newspaper.

  • Companies defend privacy practices before Congress

    Officials at some top U.S. companies today defended their data privacy policies before Congress and urged lawmakers to show restraint in imposing regulatory burdens on those practices.

  • Sircam virus eludes Symantec anti-virus scanning update

    The Sircam computer virus eluded Symantec Corp.'s corporate and consumer Norton Anti-Virus products, because the first software update Symantec created to combat Sircam failed to detect the virus through e-mail scanning at the gateway and desktop.

  • Auckland Uni buys supercomputer for new projects

    Auckland University is developing software to let Eastman Kodak Co. outlets build an animated face from a photograph, which can read e-mail to recipients.

  • APAC fixed telecom to be bigger than Europe's by 2005

    The Asia-Pacific region's fixed-line telecommunications services market will grow by 9 per cent annually over the next five years, to be worth US$208 billion in the year 2005, according to a report from Gartner.

  • China issues licenses for online bulletin boards

    China's Ministry of Information Industry has begun issuing licenses for companies that offer online bulletin board services in a move to more closely regulate Internet discussion forums.

  • Report: AOL looks to grab PC desktop from Microsoft

    In a move that takes advantage of Microsoft's ongoing legal troubles with the US government, America Online (AOL) is offering to pay PC manufacturers to prominently display marketing messages for its Internet service on the Windows operating system desktop, the Washington Post reported Thursday.

  • New Telnet hole affects some Unix-based servers

    A security hole discovered in a Unix-based operating system can allow remote hackers to gain complete access to or crash the Web server. It is unclear if all Unix mainstream operating systems are affected.

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