Fonix, a voice technology company, is planning a US$55 million capital increase, in part to buy assets of its Belgian rival Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products NV (L&H), a Fonix lawyer confirmed Friday. The company is among a growing list of those seeking to obtain the assets of L&H, which was declared bankrupt Wednesday.
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29 Oct. 01 09:20
With the price of network management software ranging anywhere from US$5,000 to $5 million, users may be a little hesitant to lay down the cash without first giving products a test run. And right now they can do just that.
Sometimes you can get something for [almost] nothing. TechProfiles Inc., a Hauppauge, New York-based online recruitment company, wants to make an exchange with employers. In return for posting their available jobs with TechProfiles, companies will receive 60 days free access to TechProfiles' database of skills-assessed IT candidates.
Clean Communications on Monday will unveil an intrusion detection service (IDS) as the newest complement to its managed security services provider (MSSP) offering. A blitzkrieg of computer assaults and security threats raining down on end-users over the last six months is prompting stronger considerations toward managed security, industry analysts say.
E-mail marketer Experian and the antispam group Mail Abuse Prevention System have settled a lawsuit filed by Experian after it was listed on MAPS' spam blacklist and effectively shut down for two days in November 2000.
In the five weeks following the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S., online shopping almost rebounded to its pre-attack levels, although travel services continued to drag, according to statistics released Friday by Internet data-tracking company ComScore Networks.
Attention IT job hunters: Germany still wants you. Despite waves of layoffs in some parts of the industry, there's a continuing skill shortage in other areas, and the country is preparing to make available a new round of special visas for foreign technology experts.
The Finnish telecommunication company Sonera Corp. has adopted a new strategy: It will now concentrate on domestic operations, and the expenditure of the services business will be sharply reduced, the company says.
In an effort to shore up new advertising revenue in a low-tide market, Spanish and Portuguese-language Internet portal StarMedia Networks Inc. announced this week that it is offering advertisers a new technology that promises to increase click-through rates by making ads more interactive, and less invasive, to users.
AT&T Wireless Group's announcement this week that it's closing its fixed wireless operations - just a week after Sprint Corp. said it is scaling back its fixed wireless plans - is the latest indication that this may be a broadband access technology ahead of its time.
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.
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.
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