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  • AOL Time Warner teams with tech titans

    The newly merged AOL Time Warner Inc. offered up its first earnings report Wednesday and also announced to the investment community several arrangements in which it will work with companies like Compaq Computer Corp., Nortel Networks Corp. and PurchasePro Inc.

  • Motorola, EDS in new distribution deal

    Motorola Inc. will outsource elements of its wireless products CRM (customer relationship management), including distribution, warehousing, inventory capability, call centers, and the like to Electronic Data Systems Corp. (EDS), EDS said in a statement Wednesday.

  • AOL Time Warner reports US$1.1B loss, forecasts growth

    Freshly merged AOL Time Warner Inc. on Wednesday reported wide losses for the joined company but record numbers for its America Online Inc. Internet business. The company also said it expected its wide array of products and well-known brands to fuel revenue growth of up to approximately 15 percent in 2001.

  • Firewalls plug holes revealed by security test

    Several personal firewall vendors have released patches or updates to their software to address vulnerabilities found by PC security guru, Steve Gibson.

  • IBM announces 64-way Linux server

    IBM Corp. announced Wednesday the launch of a 64-processor server, the eServer x430, running its Linux Application Environment on top of its PTX operating system. The server uses the NUMA (non-uniform memory access) server architecture IBM gained in its 1999 acquisition of Sequent Computer Systems Inc. It is designed to bridge the gap between mainframes and servers using a single processor from Intel Corp., and is the first designed to work with IBM's Linux Application Environment.

  • IBM to spend US$300 million more on Linux

    IBM Corp. announced Wednesday that it is planning to spend another US$300 million on Linux. This is in addition to the $1 billion it has already earmarked for Linux development.

  • Oracle offers free Linux starter pack

    Oracle Corp. on Tuesday announced a promotion to get developers started on Linux using the Oracle9i application server and the latest version of Oracle8i database. The Redwood Shores, California-company's Oracle Fast Start kit is free and includes technical overviews of Oracle's application server and database products on Linux, a free trial sampler of Oracle9i Application Server for Linux and access to the Oracle Technology Network Linux member forums.

  • Qualcomm brews Java alternative for cellphones

    Qualcomm Corp. announced Wednesday the development of an open application platform for wireless devices that, it said, is a better alternative to Java for mobile telephones. The announcement, made in Tokyo, comes five days after the first cellphones with support for Java went on sale here.

  • IBM, Canadian research firm team up on Linux/Unix cluster

    Continuing a string of announcements related to the development of high-performance Linux systems, IBM Corp. Tuesday said it's building a server cluster that will combine the open-source operating system with Unix for use by a Canadian firm doing advanced medical research work.

  • Borland says Kylix is complete

    Borland Corp., at the LinuxWorld conference in New York on Wednesday, will announce that Kylix, its toolset for Linux-based applications, is finished and will ship later this month.

  • High-tech group gives advice to President, Congress

    The AeA high-tech trade association on Tuesday submitted a report to U.S. President George Bush and Congress detailing the group's public policy priorities for 2001, including education, privacy issues, taxation, broadband deployment and international trade.

  • New WordPerfect suite to debut by midyear

    Corel Corp. announced Tuesday that WordPerfect Office 2002, its new suite of office applications, will be ready for release by the middle of this calendar year.

  • The warp and woof of data storage

    We all know the future of computing storage. Well before Amazon.com Inc. common stock pays a dividend, there'll be essentially three kinds of computer storage. First, tiny holographic biogelled libraries the size of a dime will be able to hold your entire digitized life history under your skin, or the dashboard of your personal mover, if not your toaster. Really large projects will offload to storage-over-next-next-generation-Internet-Protocol. Backup will be as much of a utility as potable water, with pro-quality encryption and super-high availability assumed. Finally, there'll be a few magtape readers and writers, because ... well, just because there'll always be magtape.

  • What to expect at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo

    Some 22,000 to 24,000 attendees are expected to descend on this week's LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in New York -- pretty clear evidence that IT decision-makers more than ever crave business solutions that leverage the benefits of Linux and open source.

  • Vic utility bets on CRM for free-market share

    To prepare for the deregulation of Victoria's multibillion electricity market later this year, energy operator Utili-Mode, has implemented a customer relationship management (CRM) package to maximise its marketing and sales operations.

  • Analysis: Innovative? Well, sort of

    The IT&T industry is justly delighted that science and innovation have finally come to the forefront of Australian public debate, even if they have been placed there only because this is an election year.

  • Primus moves into corporate arena

    Telecommunications company Primus is making the leap into the corporate market through a deal with telco management company Stratatel. Primus has signed a licensing agreement to brand Stratatel's MobileFleet service as Primus Mobile Fleet Management.

  • Bluetooth gap delays OZ medical advance

    An Australian medical technology company is being hindered by the lack of Bluetooth-enabled products on the market. MicroMedical Industries, which supplies heart monitoring systems to ambulances and at-home patients via the GSM network, has been granted a new European patent for the development of wireless medical monitoring system using Bluetooth technology.

  • SAP, Fujitsu in Asia-Pacific alliance

    SAP has announced a global technology partner agreement with Fujitsu to support the company's e-business platform mySAP.com.

  • Belkin acquires Micra Digital

    California-based Belkin Components, a manufacturer of computer connectivity solutions and accessories, has acquired Micra Digital, an Australian-based manufacturer of computer cables, telephone accessories, and networking products.

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