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  • IBM to Bundle Juno Free Net Access on Some PCs

    Free basic Internet service from Juno Online Services will be bundled in software packages on IBM home computers, the companies announced Wednesday.

  • Dell is Linux's Greatest Ally, CEO Says

    Michael Dell, chairman and CEO of Dell Computer Corp., kicked off LinuxWorld in San Jose Wednesday with a keynote address that reaffirmed his company as a leader in promoting Linux in the enterprise.

  • GIIC Eyes E-commerce Growth

    A recent report by market researcher Gartner Group Inc. projects the value of worldwide business-to-business e-commerce to leap to US$7.3 trillion in the year 2004, or about 7 percent of total global sales transactions, up from $145,000 million in 1999.

  • HK's Admango.com Builds Ad-Industry Network

    Hong Kong-based Admango.com is a business-to-business marketplace tailored for the advertising and marketing industry. According to Jennifer Ma, chief executive officer of Admango.com, the company was set up in November last year, and was launched in February after executives spent two months building up its business model.

  • Spectrum Management Tops List of Concerns

    YAOUNDE, CAMEROON (08/16/2000) - Editor's Note: Gideon F. For-Mukwai has been in Cameroon for more than two weeks reporting on changes occurring there as a result of telecommunications liberalization and increased use of information technology. This story and "Telecom Liberalization Spurs Growth in Cameroon," "Computers Boost Cameroon Civil Service Census" and "Cameroon Telecom Regulators Face Challenges" offer a snapshot of what is happening in the west African nation.

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    Computers Boost Cameroon Civil Service Census

    DOUALA, CAMEROON (08/16/2000) - Editor's Note: Gideon F. For-Mukwai has been in Cameroon for more than two weeks reporting on changes occurring there as a result of telecommunications liberalization and increased use of information technology. This story and "Telecom Liberalization Spurs Growth in Cameroon," "Spectrum Management Tops List of Concerns" and "Cameroon Telecom Regulators Face Challenges" offer a snapshot of what is happening in the west African nation.

  • Net Appliance Targets Seniors

    If you've ever struggled to help get an elderly parent online, you know there's a market for Sagevision, a combination Internet appliance and service geared toward seniors.

  • QXL, Ricardo.de Merger in Question

    BERLIN (08/16/2000) - Online auction operator QXL.com PLC is maintaining its silence over rumors that its planned merger with German competitor Ricardo.de AG is close to collapse.

  • IDC: European Web Hosting Market to Surpass US$5B

    LONDON (08/16/2000) - The Web hosting market in Western Europe is set to grow from an estimated US$907 million at the end of this year to over $5 billion by 2004, according to a new report by market analysis company International Data Corp.

  • HP tops Q3 earnings estimates

    Hewlett-Packard yesterday reported higher-than-expected third-quarter earnings, citing its aggressive Net approach as well as growing PC demand as reasons for increased revenue.

  • Working to Bring Linux to the Masses

    On Tuesday at LinuxWorld 2000, two messages were repeated by software designers, hardware makers and operating system gurus alike -- Linux does have a bright future, but it needs improved ease of use before widespread movement into the SOHO (small office-home office) or consumer markets occurs.

  • Novell CEO: Spin-offs Not on the Cards... Yet

    SAN FRANCISCO (08/16/2000) - Novell Inc.'s chief Wednesday poured cold water on rumors that the software vendor is looking to spin off some of its businesses. However, he didn't rule out such a move in the future.

  • Authors Sue Media Giants Over Database Story Use

    A group of freelance writers is seeking a halt to the use of their articles without permission or compensation by five corporations that operate online database services.

  • Democratic Convention Speaker Spotlights Privacy

    The Democrats turned the spotlight on personal privacy protection Tuesday at their party convention in Los Angeles. Their messenger was Rep. Jay Inslee, a Democrat from Washington, who said the privacy of Americans is "under siege."

  • Inprise Licenses IBM Java

    Looking to extend Java technology to its Linux customer base, Inprise/Borland announced at the LinuxWorld Expo this week that it is licensing Java technology from IBM Corp., rather than from Sun Microsystems.

  • Unix Vendors Adopt Gnome Desktop

    Desktop Linux gained momentum on the first day of LinuxWorld in San Jose, as vendors including Red Hat Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., IBM Corp., Compaq Computer Corp., Sun Microsystems Inc. and VA Linux Systems Inc. joined to form the Gnome Foundation.

  • Windows 2000 Datacenter Set for 32-Way Systems

    At a recent technical workshop for the high-end version of Windows, Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, Microsoft officials said the OS (operating system) will be made available to customers in the latter part of this year, following hardware and applications going through certification checks with evaluation partners, including Compaq Computer, IBM, Unisys and Hewlett-Packard (HP).

  • Gnome Gets Major Commitments

    During an impressive show of support from a wide range of industry players for the Gnome desktop environment, both Hewlett-Packard Co. and Sun Microsystems Inc. declared Tuesday that they will use the Gnome environment as the default desktop interface for all future Unix PC shipments.

  • Solution 6 still running at a loss

    Troubled local accounting software company Solution 6 has surprised few by reporting an operating loss of $79.5 million for the 1999/2000 financial year.

  • IBM and Kana forge global strategic alliance

    Kana Communications will integrate its Web-based relationship management technology with IBM's middleware, hardware and online business services, the companies announced on Wednesday.