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  • Gateway plans to exit Europe, possibly Asia

    Direct PC seller Gateway is planning to withdraw from the European market and is weighing its options for its Asian business, the company confirmed Thursday.

  • Code Red II spreading in Asia

    The Code Red II worm has hit much of Asia-Pacific hard this week and is continuing to spread quickly in some areas.

  • Via's P4 chip sets risk lawsuit with Intel

    In a move that raises the stakes in a looming legal battle between two of the world's largest PC component suppliers, Via Technologies is pressing ahead with plans to launch DDR chip sets designed for Intel's Pentium 4 processor, despite the threat of legal action from Intel.

  • Chinese users get some color with GPRS

    Nearly every GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) mobile phone on display at this week's CeBIT Asia exhibition included a small black-and-white LCD (liquid crystal display) screen and basic functionality, such as support for WAP (Wireless Application Protocol). One phone that stood out from the crowd was Haier CCT (Qingdao) Telecom's Wancaixing GPRS handset, scheduled to begin shipping later this year.

  • China's police put wireless PDAs on the beat

    Police officers at China's Public Security Bureau (PSB) are making use of a tool that has become indispensable to many Western business executives: a PDA (personal digital assistant) that offers two-way pager functionality and wireless data access over GSM (Global Standard for Mobile Communications) networks.

  • Microsoft fails to patch Hotmail servers, hit by Code Red

    Proving again that it doesn't practice what it preaches, Microsoft on Thursday confirmed that the Code Red worm infected two servers used for its Hotmail Web-based e-mail service.

  • SunGard bids for Comdisco's computer services unit

    Financial services company SunGard Data Systems said it has offered US$775 million for bankrupt Comdisco's computer services unit. Hewlett-Packard had previously bid $610 million for the technology unit.

  • Twenty years on, the PC is still going strong

    A hint of nostalgia hit the high-tech world Wednesday night, as luminaries who drove the PC's success gathered to honor the 20th anniversary of the world-changing machine.

  • Intel's Itanium to power research system

    Intel Corp.'s Itanium and McKinley processors will be used in a distributed scientific computing system allowing researchers to analyze, simulate and help solve complex scientific problems, Intel announced Thursday.

  • Study: Code Red costs top $2 billion

    The worldwide labor costs associated with cleaning up the Code Red worm and its variants, including the still-rampaging Code Red II, now total more than US$2 billion -- and are rising, according to one research firm tracking the menace.

  • AAA to analyze travel data of popular destinations

    The American Automobile Association (AAA) wants to sort and analyze its customer data to cut better travel and hotel deals for its members.

  • FBI ordered to reveal PC snooping technique

    A federal court ordered the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday to reveal technology used to track the computer keystrokes of a suspect, in a case observers say has an impact on privacy in this era of IT surveillance.

  • HP adds Trinagy to OpenView portfolio

    Making another step toward its mission to deliver integrated network management through its OpenView division, Hewlett-Packard announced that it had acquired privately held Trinagy, a performance management company.

  • No new news: Microsoft icons rule the desktop

    When it comes to desktop warfare, the rules haven't changed. That was the message Microsoft sent Thursday when a spokesman for the company clarified confusion surrounding which icons can appear on the desktop of its forthcoming Windows XP software.

  • Insurance Council targets online risks

    The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) released its 'E-commerce Crime And Vandalism Defence Plan' today to identify online legal risks.

  • Snack Foods sheds legacy system

    Snack Foods Australia will replace its 20-year-old in-house legacy system with an Oracle e-business suite and redefine the role of its IT staff in the process.

  • Update: Microsoft appeal gets no respect

    Microsoft's U.S. Supreme Court filing is getting little respect from legal experts who said it's unlikely to derail any threat of legal action by the government against the Windows XP operating system due to be sent to PC makers later this month.

  • Internet analyst revises forecast

    The dotcom shakeout has forced Jupiter Media Metrix to amend its internet marketplace forecasts in the US, while the local arm of the measurement specialists said the growth of Australian unique visitors may be flat for the rest of the year.

  • Loudcloud adds IBM wares to its services

    Enterprises seeking to outsource Internet operations now have a wider range of technology choices from Loudcloud Inc., thanks to its partnership with IBM Corp.

  • Judges join protest of digital snooping

    A panel of U.S. federal judges better known in the technology industry for their role in the landmark court battle against file-swapping Web site Napster Inc. is at the fore of another technology debate.

  • 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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