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  • Orange sees no gloom in first-half results

    Stating that there is no gloom at Orange SA, the French mobile phone group on Thursday reported a reduced net loss, compared to pro forma figures for the first half of the year.

  • Study: IE 6 usage zooms past Netscape 6

    Just a week out of the gates, Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer (IE) 6 Web browser has already scooped up market share, surpassing AOL Time Warner Inc.'s rival Netscape 6 browser, according to information released this week by WebSideStory Inc., an outsourced e-business information provider.

  • EU delays final vote on spam legislation

    The European Parliament failed to agree on a position regarding whether or not to outlaw spamming -- or the sending of unsolicited e-mail -- Thursday at its plenary session in Strasbourg, France.

  • Microsoft seen as victor

    A decision by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to withdraw from its long fight to break Microsoft Corp. into two companies is being seen by some observers as a victory for the desktop software monopolist and has left some wondering how effective any remedies imposed on Microsoft could be in the future.

  • Intel expects Q3 revenue below forecast midpoint

    Intel Corp. expects its revenue for the third quarter to be slightly below the midpoint of the guidance it gave at the close of its second quarter, the company said Thursday.

  • US to ease export controls despite China fears

    In a victory for advocates of closer commercial ties with China, the U.S. Senate Thursday passed the Export Administration Act of 2001, which loosens government controls on the export of sensitive technologies. The Senate approved the bill by a vote of 85-14, despite fears that China may one day use those same technologies to threaten the U.S.

  • Trend Micro gets patent on AV for Java, ActiveX

    Antivirus vendor Trend Micro Inc. has been granted a patent on a system designed to fight viruses and other malicious code sent through Java and ActiveX, the company said Wednesday.

  • ISP partner drops out of AOL cable deal

    High Speed Access Corp. (HSA), one of AOL Time Warner Inc.'s proposed Internet service provider (ISP) partners for its cable Internet service, has dropped out of the deal due to financial difficulties, AOL Time Warner said Thursday.

  • IBM extends WebSphere offerings

    IBM Corp. has extended its WebSphere middleware range to include software tools geared towards business-to-business (B-to-B) collaboration between buyers and suppliers online.

  • Qala appoints administrator, cuts 28 staff

    Fledgling telco Qala has gone into voluntary administration due to cash flow issues.

  • Timeline

    Hewlett-Packard and Compaq have been for decades at the forefront of information technology, supplying services and equipment to business and home users alike. Here is a brief history of the two.

  • St George resolves card payment disputes with software

    St George Bank has signed a $1.5 million contract with US-based electronic payment infrastructure solution provider Trintech for back-office technology to resolve credit card payment disputes.

  • At a glance: How HP-Compaq compares

    A quick look at how Hewlett-Packard Co., Compaq Computer Corp. and the planned new company to be formed by the acquisition of Compaq by HP measures up against major industry players.

  • HP/COMPAQ: HP exec downplays merger concerns

    Despite concerns expressed by some customers about Hewlett-Packard Co.'s (HP) proposed acquisition of Compaq Computer Corp., an HP executive maintained Wednesday that customers should not worry about the future, although the executive declined to comment on plans for specific product lines.

  • HP/COMPAQ: Future uncertain for customers

    For customers of Compaq Computer Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP), yesterday's merger announcement kicked off what looks likely to be a long stretch of uncertainty and doubt.

  • Legacy costs driving outsourcing

    Cost and margin pressures force companies to direct funds toward projects that generate immediate revenues instead of investing in IT system upgrades.

  • HP/COMPAQ: Carly in cruise control

    The proposed merger of Hewlett-Packard and Compaq announced Tuesday will arguably cement Carly Fiorina's position as the most powerful woman in IT.

  • Symantec adds firewall appliance

    Symantec is looking to capitalise on a bourgeoning firewall appliance market, diving headlong into the space with the local release of its VelociRaptor product.

  • C-commerce to change supply chain apps

    Collaborative commerce is fundamentally changing supply chain management (SCM), giving rise to a new generation of applications. However, these solutions are at the beginning of their life cycle, said a Gartner analyst.

  • Banks miss the mark on Web use: study

    A four-year study to be released by Unisys in coming months disproves the widely held belief that banks are effectively utilising Internet technology.

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