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  • IBM adds portal partners, developer resources

    Coinciding with the shipment last week of the 4.1 version of its WebSphere Portal, IBM Corp. announced a series of new partnerships and a resource Web site for portal developers.

    01 July 02 08:15 Written by Cathleen Moore
  • Alcatel, Siemens remain hopeful in China

    Alcatel SA has launched a small 3G (third-generation) mobile broadband network in Shanghai, China, to develop and test new applications and services in the world's largest mobile market, the company announced Thursday in a statement.

    01 July 02 08:15 Written by John Blau
  • Lycos Search 6.0 turns up more content, features

    Terra Lycos SA took the wraps off its updated search engine Sunday, aiming to woo users with expanded content, frequently updated results and new search tools aimed at making it easier for users to find what they are looking for.

    01 July 02 08:11 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Xerox reduces 1997-2001 income by $1.4 billion

    The wildfire of accounting controversies engulfing Enron Corp. and tech-sector companies such as WorldCom Inc. is scorching another company Friday as Xerox Corp. announced that it would have to restate its 1997 to 2001 earnings due to accounting irregularities, a move that will reduce the company's pretax income over that period by US$1.4 billion.

    01 July 02 08:10 Written by Sam Costello
  • ICANN board unanimously approves reform blueprint

    The board of directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) voted unanimously on Friday to approve a proposed blueprint for the reform and reorganization of the nonprofit group that oversees basic technical matters related to the Internet.

    01 July 02 08:09 Written by Laura Rohde
  • Legal fight between Akamai and Speedera growing

    Content delivery network providers Akamai Technologies Inc. and Speedera Networks Inc. remain locked in an escalating legal battle amid allegations of trade secret thefts and anticompetitive practices.

    01 July 02 08:09 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • Online marketing firm sued over pop-up ads

    Seven major news organizations will ask a U.S. District Court judge in Virginia on July 12 to stop online advertising company The Gator Corp. from placing pop-up ads on their Web sites until a lawsuit between the two sides can be resolved later this year.

    01 July 02 08:07 Written by Brian Sullivan
  • IT a key to World Cup success

    While much of the world has been watching soccer for the past month, Gerard Gouillou has been monitoring data.

    01 July 02 08:06 Written by Michael Meehan
  • Carlson builds IP SAN with global reach

    US hotel, restaurant and travel giant Carlson Companies Inc. next week will finish deployment of what is arguably the largest storage area network (SAN) based on both Fibre Channel and Internet protocol. The SAN will give Carlson the ability to link offices anywhere in the world to databases within its headquarters data center.

    01 July 02 08:06 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Yellow Dog Linux 2.3 ships

    Terra Soft Solutions Inc. Friday announced the release of Yellow Dog Linux 2.3, the latest major release to its flagship PowerPC-based Linux operating system.

    01 July 02 08:03 Written by Peter Cohen
  • HP to shut US plant, axe 300 jobs

    Hewlett-Packard Co. confirmed Friday that it will shutter a computer manufacturing facility in New Jersey that it acquired as part of its merger with Compaq Computer Corp.

    01 July 02 08:03 Written by Matt Berger
  • Atomz unites search with content management

    Seeking to combat the skyrocketing costs associated with server-based software for Web site management, Atomz Corp. last week rolled out an online service that combines site search with Web CM (content management).

    01 July 02 08:03 Written by Cathleen Moore
  • WorldCom: How did we get here?

    Last week's admission by WorldCom Inc. that it improperly booked almost US$4 billion of expenses in 2001 and the first quarter of 2002 may be the ghost of the 1990s telecom boom that finally forces a major U.S. government crackdown on accounting practices.

    01 July 02 08:00 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Ciena/ONI deal done

    Ciena Corp. and ONI Systems Corp. last week announced that shareholders of both companies approved their merger, a US$900 million deal announced back in February.

    01 July 02 08:00 Written by Jim Duffy
  • Gotham closes door, sources say

    Multiservice edge switch startup Gotham Networks Inc. has ceased operations, according to sources.

    01 July 02 07:09 Written by Jim Duffy
  • Web site usability lags but improving

    Australian Web site usability lags two to three years behind that of similar US-built sites, according to Dr Jakob Nielsen, Nielsen Norman Group (NNg).

    28 June 02 15:58 Written by David Beynon
  • Senate snubs e-mail snooping law

    The Senate has rejected a proposal that would have forced Internet service providers (ISPs) to assist law enforcement agencies to snoop on e-mails.

    28 June 02 15:55 Written by Staff Writers
  • CA: Banking and finance switched onto security

    They may be the worst hit by security attacks, but a new client-based report by Computer Associates (CA) has found banking and finance companies are also the most security conscious.

    28 June 02 13:43 Written by Nadia Cameron
  • Lundy slams Govt over $45m blow-out on overdue IT project

    After an estimated $45 million blow-out and the lateness of an overdue human resources IT project, Shadow IT minister Senator Kate Lundy accused the Government of "gross mismanagement" of the Defence Department contract.

    28 June 02 12:02 Written by Siobhan Chapman
  • Future IBM workstation to get 2.6GHz Xeons

    IBM plans to bolster its workstation lineup later this year with a speedy 2.6GHz chip from Intel Corp., according to a product road map obtained by IDG News Service.

    28 June 02 09:36 Written by Ashlee Vance
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