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  • Sun Details UltraSPARC Efforts

    Sun Microsystems Inc. on Wednesday in New York, during its Net Effect event, unveiled its new Sun Blade workstations and Sun Fire servers that feature the company's UltraSPARC III processor.

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    Microsoft Boosts MSN's Bandwidth

    Microsoft Corp. is shifting its MSN Internet access into the fast lane, launching in November a two-way high-speed satellite service nationwide, and renaming the Digital Subscriber Line service it rolled out earlier this year.

  • New Processors, Servers to Spur Sun's Net Effect

    In the face of sharp criticism from competitors and some industry analysts, Sun Microsystems on Wednesday announced at its Net Effect event here that the company has begun volume shipments of its long-awaited 64-bit processor, the UltraSPARC III.

  • FAA Faces More Flak for Failures

    The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration continues to face harsh criticism in Congress for failing to do background security checks on many of its contract workers, some of whom were hired to conduct penetration testing of the agency's computer systems.

  • Motorola Unveils Bluetooth Phone

    Bluetooth, a short-range wireless radio technology for connecting devices, inches closer to reality with Motorola Inc.'s announcement of the Timeport 270, its first Bluetooth phone.

  • HR Specialists Seek Smart Self-Service Apps

    Human resources executives agree that so-called self-service applications have helped simplify tasks, and now they are ready to go to the next step - to "intelligent" applications that can help them with more strategic issues.

  • 3Com Targets IP Telephony with New Gear

    3Com Corp. this week announced new IP telephony gear that could speed the delivery of IP-based Centrex services for small and midsize businesses.

  • Kevin Mitnick Bares All

    Kevin Mitnick once made a hobby out of breaking into computer systems, causing many network administrators -- not to mention the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) -- a lot of grief in the process. He spoke to the public Wednesday for the first time since being released from prison in January, telling a group of corporate managers in the computer-security field how to keep hackers like him out of their networks.

  • Web Program Guides Buyers in Complex Purchasing

    A French company is introducing software that guides business-to-business users in buying complex products, such as specialised manufacturing gear or interrelated financial services.

  • Reinvention capers

    There's a strange irony reading reports in the press of HP boss Carly Fiorina's message to the Australian business community and politicians.

  • Breaks 6.5 Billion Mark

    Traffic to the official Olympics website,, has exceeded expectations with close to a week still remaining in the Sydney 2000 Games.

  • Barmy Army targets e-tailers

    UK-based Retail Decisions (ReD) has launched onto the Australian e-tail and retail market through its acquisition of Melbourne-based Australian Card Services (ACS).

  • Speakers to Carriers: All Hail 'King Content'

    BARCELONA (09/26/2000) - Telecommunications carriers need to adjust to a new world in which content drives the communications economy and the conduits that carry data cost almost nothing, said a panel of speakers at the Carriers World Congress here Tuesday.

  • Broadcom Unveils E-Commerce Processor

    Integrated circuit provider Broadcom Tuesday introduced a high speed, integrated processor chip, the Broadcom BCM5820, during the Networld+Interop 2000 trade show in Atlanta. The BCM5820 was developed jointly with Microsoft to secure and speed up electronic-commerce transactions for Internet Information Server/Windows 2000.

  • Market Movers: Kodak Drags Dow Down

    A drop in Eastman Kodak Co. (EK) took the Dow down today, and it seems the Nasdaq decided to go along for the ride. Both indexes fell about 1.5 percent, unable to reverse recent losses.

  • Aussie Web Habits Change as City Celebrates

    As the Games action moved into its second weekend, and the start of the high profile athletics events, the IBM Corp.-hosted official site - - became the most accessed site globally, according to figures released through the Nielsen//NetRatings' Web Olympics Index.

  • Telcordia, VeriSign to Marry Phone, Net Numbers

    Telcordia Technologies Inc. and VeriSign Inc. Tuesday will announce the first large-scale test of an emerging technology called Enum that integrates telephone numbers with Internet domain names.

  • Microsoft, IBM Release UDDI Specifications

    IBM and Microsoft have developed a language standard for the new UDDI (Universal Description, Discovery and Integration) business directory, which is designed to fuel business-to-business commerce.

  • Northerners snap up a GEM

    Danish business consulting firm Aston IT Group has found an opening in the Asia Pacific market through its acquisition of Sydney based integrator GEM Integrated Solutions.

  • Cisco Puts Its Stamp on Security

    Raising its profile in network security, Cisco Systems on Tuesday at the NetWorld+Interop conference in Atlanta unveiled an overarching enterprise security strategy as well as several products.