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  • UK e-minister pushes rethink on online voting

    The U.K. government's e-minister, Douglas Alexander, on Thursday urged the government to rethink its policy on voting over the Internet and called on the business and Internet communities to work together with the government to make online voting a reality in the near future.

  • Germany launches online software knowledge exchange

    In an attempt to improve its competitiveness in the world software market, Germany is inaugurating an online knowledge exchange, under the leadership of the renowned Fraunhofer Society (Fraunhofer Gesellschaft e.V.), an umbrella organization for scientific research institutes.

  • Chairman leaves as Ericsson announces more losses

    L.M. Ericsson Telephone Co.'s chairman, Lars Ramqvist, will leave in March, the company announced Thursday, the same day it reported another quarterly loss and a grim financial outlook.

  • Vodafone claims stable per-user revenue

    Vodafone Group PLC is claiming stable financial performance in the six months ending Sept. 30, marking the halfway point in its fiscal year, though a full half-year report is not due until Nov. 13.

  • Toshiba reports first half weakness, worse to come

    Toshiba announced its first-half financial results Friday and said the few bright spots it found in the first half are likely to dull in the coming six months.

  • Blueprint emerging for user-facing Web services

    Momentum is quietly gathering behind a prospective standard for defining how Web services will find their way into the hands of business users.

  • Systems management vendors supporting Windows XP

    Tivoli Systems and McAfee hopped on the bandwagon with support for Windows XP on Thursday.

  • Nortel has plans for new wireless tool

    Nortel Networks says it has plans to offer a packet data-based system designed to enable Code Division Multiple Access operators to provide services with peak data rates of up to 2.4M bit/sec.

  • Ennovate Networks shuts down

    Ennovate Networks, a 4-year-old New England company developing IP (Internet Protocol)/MPLS (Multi-protocol Label Switching) switches for the edge of service provider networks, has shuttered operations.

  • NEC to acquire 60 percent stake in SGI Japan

    NEC announced Friday that it and a subsidiary, NEC Soft Ltd., will each acquire stakes in SGI Japan Ltd., the local unit of Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI), to give the NEC group a 60-percent stake in the company.

  • NEC to exit hard disk drive production

    NEC announced Friday that it plans to end production of hard disk drives and exit the market altogether.

  • TSMC sees Q3 profits ravaged by industry slowdown

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC), the world's largest contract chip maker, today reported that its net income during the third quarter totaled NT$1.2 billion ($72.4 million as of Sept. 30, the last day of the quarter being reported), a 93.8 percent drop compared to the same period last year. Net sales during the third quarter declined 43.3 percent to NT$26.9 billion, the company said.

  • XP marketing blitz

    Despite your musical taste (or lack thereof), there's no doubt that Microsoft have pulled out all stops in its attempt to convince the world that WindowsXP is going to save the world (or at least the PC industry).

  • Windows XP is cool, says Bill

    Microsoft boldly launched its latest operating system at a time when software and hardware sales are down.

  • IT managers join productivity paradox debate

    A poll of Australian IT managers suggests business workloads are increasing without corresponding hikes in worker productivity.

  • Asia Online goes into administration

    The local arm of Internet service provider, Asia Online was put into the hands of administrators on Wednesday, with operations rumoured to cease on November 8.

  • NetRatings to buy Jupiter Media Metrix for $71 million

    In a move that will nearly double the number of customers it serves, Internet analysis company NetRatings Inc. plans to purchase competitor Jupiter Media Metrix Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at approximately US$71.2 million, the companies announced Thursday.

  • Microsoft CFO calls XP a long-term investment

    The multimillion-dollar marketing blitz that Microsoft Corp. embarked on to introduce its new Windows XP operating system reached a pinnacle Thursday as executives from the world's largest software company unveiled the new software at a series of events around the world.

  • Users' reaction to XP is mixed, at first blush

    NEW YORK (10/25/2001) - Windows XP may be one of the most reliable products Microsoft has ever produced, but it is not all things to all people, according to a variety of users and analysts polled Thursday, the day of the operating system's official rollout.

  • Online shopping boost expected

    E-commerce Web sites could see a traffic boost this holiday season as shoppers browse online rather than at the malls given the reluctance to travel and personally deliver gifts following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, some observers said.

  • Technical considerations for mobility in the enterprise

    As enterprises have adapted to the innovations of mobile computing, it has become evident that technology itself is not the only thing that has changed in the IT landscape.

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