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  • Singapore's ICR plans multi-mode 3G on silicon

    As multiple 3G (third-generation) handset operating modes jostle for market acceptance, the Institute for Communications Research (ICR) has teamed up with semiconductor company STMicroelectronics NV to develop a silicon-based solution that will support these different forms of wireless air interface access.

    28 May 02 12:32 Written by Tan Ee Sze
  • NZ anti-DoS tool goes convincingly to war

    It was a successful military exercise: Esphion Ltd.'s anti-denial of service attack tool performed well for the armed forces of five nations.

    28 May 02 12:31 Written by Stephen Bell
  • Harris expands online services

    Coles Myer subsidiary Harris Technology will integrate the software of ASX-listed developers Multiemedia to offer its customers an online Web development/e-commerce solution.

    28 May 02 10:37 Written by ARN Staff
  • Health service dumps manual checks for online action

    The Illawarra Area Health Service (IAHS) has moved to replace phone- and fax-based patient administration by signing up with the Thelma B2B healthcare industry exchange.

    28 May 02 09:47 Written by David Beynon
  • Big screen heroes belittle real-life IT (again)

    Hollywood's to blame for users' "unrealistic" expectations of IT, according to an analyst who also warned programmers are in for a very tough time.

    28 May 02 09:45 Written by Kelly Mills
  • Siemens denies sale of U.S. optical and access business

    Siemens AG is not planning to sell its loss-making broadband access and optical-networking units in the U.S. In response to media reports, Andreas Fischer, a company spokesman at the Siemens division Information and Communication Networks in Munich, said that both units "are being reintegrated into the group's U.S. operations; they are not being sold."

    28 May 02 08:24 Written by John Blau
  • Amazon tests mail-order catalog, restaurant listings

    Amazon.com is beta testing a feature to allow mail-order catalog companies to list products and restaurants to display menus on its Web site, the company said Monday.

    28 May 02 08:22 Written by Laura Rohde
  • Report: Deutsche Telekom to post highest loss ever

    Deutsche Telekom AG (DT) expects to post a full-year net loss of €5.5 billion (US$5.06 billion), its largest ever. Earlier in May, DT reported a first-quarter loss of €1.8 billion.

    28 May 02 08:20 Written by John Blau
  • Internet voting for best World Cup player

    Japan and South Korea will use the World Cup as an opportunity to show off their secure voting technology. The two countries will collect votes from soccer fans for the most valuable player (MVP) using an advanced secure Internet voting system, Divyan Konidala, a master's degree student at South Korea's Information and Communications University (ICU), confirmed on Monday.

    28 May 02 08:13 Written by Kuriko Miyake
  • Intel cuts prices as 1.8GHz Celeron appears in Tokyo

    Intel cut the prices of some of its Pentium 4, Mobile Pentium 4, Mobile Pentium III and Xeon processor chips on Sunday as an as-yet unannounced chip, a 1.8GHz version of its Celeron processor, appeared in Tokyo's Akihabara electronics district.

    28 May 02 08:09 Written by Martyn Williams
  • Apple execs 'net millions' in shares sale

    Three Apple Computer senior executives cashed-in shares for multimillion-dollar gains last month shortly after stock reached a 52-week high.

    28 May 02 08:00 Written by IDG News Service staff
  • Software not wireless to drive IT: PwC

    Software applications and Web services will drive the IT market for the next three to five years, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    28 May 02 07:20 Written by Kelly Mills
  • IBM Aust works to cut job loss

    In the face of a global company cutback on staff, IBM Australia's redeployment program may save the jobs of local staff and position the company to leverage off growth areas in the Asian market.

    28 May 02 07:15 Written by Siobhan Chapman
  • DIY flyer check-in points

    Qantas passengers will now be able to do their own check in for themselves and their baggage, and even allocate their own seat.

    28 May 02 07:10 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • HDS, AlphaWest 6 sign distribution agreement

    System integrator AlphaWest 6 and enterprise storage vendor Hitachi Data Systems have signed an agreement for the licensing and distribution of Hitachi Freedom Storage network solutions.

    28 May 02 07:00 Written by Staff Writers
  • Global Crossing heading for auction as talks breakdown

    Talks between two Asian telecommunication companies and the creditors of bankrupt international data network operator Global Crossing Ltd. have broken down after the two sides were unable to agree on a purchase deal.

    27 May 02 13:36 Written by Martyn Williams
  • Cognos' new Australian divison

    Cognos has appointed Patrick Elliott as division manager of its newly created finance division in Australia, which is dedicated to the sales and marketing of its budgeting, forecasting and reporting software.

    27 May 02 13:34 Written by Staff Writers
  • IBM sees video, not PCs, driving hard-disk sales

    For years the hard-disk drive market has been driven by a simple rule: users are always looking for more storage space. But a series of innovations has lead to big advances in the last couple of years that have left the market on the verge of change.

    27 May 02 08:51 Written by Martyn Williams
  • How to succeed with disruptive technologies

    Good companies don't fail because of radical new technologies. They fail because of the companies' reactions to those new ideas. That was the message from Harvard University professor Clayton Christensen, the keynote speaker at yesterday's TR100 conference honoring the world's top 100 young innovators.

    27 May 02 08:40 Written by Linda Rosencrance
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