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  • Xmarc announces WIISE enhancements

    Location-based services developer Xmarc Inc. in San Jose has announced that this month it will release enhancements to its Wireless Internet & Infrastructure Software Environment (WIISE) 2.0.

  • BT buys 175,000 Blackberry devices

    British Telecommunications PLC's BT Cellnet Ltd. division has agreed to buy 175,000 Blackberry wireless handheld devices from Research In Motion Ltd.

  • Java delivers enterprise information

    A platform for the analysis and distribution of quantitative information, Insightful Corp.'s S-Plus Analytic Server deploys large-scale, multiuser analytical applications via Java software or via the Web using Unix servers. It provides descriptive analysis, predictive modeling, and interactive graphics.

  • Flaw revealed in Cisco IOS software

    Cisco Systems Inc. has warned customers of a flaw in its Internetwork Operating System (IOS) software that could compromise the integrity of TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) traffic sent to and from its routers and switches.

  • Ethernet offers faster way to wire hotels

    Providing broadband access to hotels and other multitenant facilities can be troublesome and expensive. That's why technicians at Wayport Inc. in Austin, Texas, and CAIS Internet Inc. in Washington have been testing a technology called long-reach Ethernet (LRE) as part of an effort to extend broadband capabilities to travelers.

  • Novell offers integration with WebSphere for NetWare

    Novell Inc.'s IBM Corp. WebSphere Application Edition 3.5 for Netware is a Java-based environment for building, deploying, and managing Internet and intranet applications.

  • TurboLinux supports IBM mainframes

    TurboLinux Inc. has announced that its TurboLinux Server 6 software now supports IBM Corp. eServer z900 and S/390 mainframes.

  • IBM adds JIT compiler to VisualAge Micro Edition

    The JIT compiler added to IBM Corp.'s VisualAge Micro Edition 1.3 speeds the performance of embedded Java applications and monitors the execution of program components by tracking the frequency of use and the execution length.

  • Is antitrust history repeating itself?

    Imagine a high-tech company so powerful that the only body that could rein it in was the US government. Sound familiar? Not so fast.

  • Sometimes it's smart to be dumb

    eVoucher has found a sweet niche that generates revenue by cooperating with bricks-and-mortar businesses instead of competing with them. Its revenues flow from online sales of gift vouchers that can only be redeemed by using them in traditional stores.

  • KAZ bags another bank

    KAZ Computer Services shares jumped 11 cents yesterday following the announcement of a $15-20 million dollar outsourcing contract with ANZ to provide an image processing system via its subsidiary, Ausdata.

  • New optical components could speed nets

    A research breakthrough at Northwestern University may lead to new fiber-optic network components, boosting the speed of existing networks by a factor of four to 16 without increasing costs or requiring more lines to be laid.

  • E-tail watchdog

    So your daughter hates the blouse you gave her, and the new Springsteen disc you bought yourself is defective. Problem? Not really. Simply head back to the store and return them. If you have any trouble getting an exchange or refund, just ask for the manager.

  • NEC and Cray team up, ending supercomputer feud

    Supercomputer maker Cray Inc. and Japanese rival NEC Corp. have buried the hatchet and signed an agreement under which Cray will sell NEC's vector supercomputers in the US and the two companies will ask the federal government to drop massive antidumping duties that have been imposed against those machines since 1997.

  • Microsoft releases BackOffice Server 2000

    Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday released BackOffice Server 2000, its software suite aimed at branch offices, corporate departments and medium-sized businesses.

  • Intel outlines plans for wireless and P2P

    Top executives from Intel Corp. outlined the company's plans Wednesday for encouraging and speeding the development of sophisticated wireless applications and of peer-to-peer computing, and announced the release of new products aimed at these two markets during the Intel Developer Forum event here.

  • Compaq files lawsuit against 'Server Mafia'

    Compaq Computer Corp. has alleged that a company founded by several former employees of its server division are using the computer giant's intellectual property and trade secrets to launch their own company.

  • Ericsson sees its new "blips" everywhere

    L.M. Ericsson Telephone Co. wants to introduce a new verb. In a few years time everybody will be "blipping," the Swedish company said Thursday.

  • Emerging technology innovation and products

    Knowledge management can't be found in a shrink-wrapped box. And yet some recently released software products seem to make promising progress toward nearly transparent knowledge management. While these apps take very different slices at the problem, they share an elegant approach to structuring information.

  • Ballots sent out on controversial NCITS proposal

    Paper ballots were sent out Wednesday to all 24 members of the National Committee for Information Technology Standards (NCITS) T13 technical committee, which is working on a controversial standard for preventing the copying and unauthorized distribution of protected content on removable media devices, which was presented as an alternative to one previously submitted by IBM Corp.