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  • Online activities exempted from E.U. law

    Playing the role of peacemaker, IBM is attempting to clear a path to get Sun Microsystems a seat on the board of the recently formed WS-I (Web Services Interoperability Organization) by proposing an election among the 106 members of the group.

    06 May 02 08:34 Written by Ed Scannell and Tom Sullivan
  • Newsman's startup eyes multimedia nets

    As the demand for delivering data across distributed network architectures increases, it's driving a new generation of storage technologies. Network Appliance's CEO Dan Warmenhoven and VP of Strategic Marketing Ray Villeneuve discussed the company's role in shaping the future of networked storage.

    06 May 02 08:31 Written by Michael Vizard, Steve Gillmor, and Mark Jones
  • Microsoft reaches out to Java developers

    Microsoft this week released a JDBC driver enabling Java developers to utilize Microsoft's SQL Sever 2000 database as a data management system for Java applications.

    06 May 02 08:30 Written by Paul Krill
  • Infineon shifts, reorganizes wireless business

    German chip and wireless products maker Infineon Technologies AG has reorganized its wireless business by combining four divisions into a newly created Local Area Wireless (LAW) business unit.

    06 May 02 08:28 Written by Laura Rohde
  • Carriers tout wireless application services

    Attempting to gain favor with enterprises that are demanding wireless access to enterprise applications, Cingular Wireless LLC, Sprint Corp., and AvantGo Inc. are on the verge of rolling out server-side technologies.

    06 May 02 08:27 Written by Ephraim Schwartz
  • WTO: IT industry woes slowing global economy

    The global economic decline in 2001 was mainly due to the slump in the IT industry, which will continue to retard any sort of recovery in 2002, the World Trade Organization (WTO) said in its latest economic report.

    06 May 02 08:23 Written by Laura Rohde
  • Kournikova virus maker appeals sentence

    Jan de Wit, the 21-year-old Dutchman who was sentenced last September to 150 hours of community service for creating and sending out the Anna Kournikova e-mail worm, is appealing the verdict, his lawyer said Friday.

    06 May 02 08:19 Written by Joris Evers
  • HP/COMPAQ: Most new Asian execs drawn from Compaq

    When the combined Hewlett-Packard and Compaq Computer company debuts on May 7, Compaq employees will be in regional and local leadership positions of the new US$21 billion company throughout Asia-Pacific, with the exception of China and Japan.

    06 May 02 08:18 Written by Winnie Lai
  • Energy industry to adopt digital signatures

    Giving digital signatures their biggest endorsement to date, energy giants such as Entergy Corp. and American Electric Power Co. Inc. plan to convert to a new digital certificate using newly developed signature specifications as part of every power trade they make.

    06 May 02 08:15 Written by Michael Meehan
  • If eBay swallows PayPal, customers may suffer

    If, as expected, online auction giant eBay eventually buys the online payment service PayPal, that could spell trouble for consumers who use the popular payment site, says a prominent analyst.

    06 May 02 08:14 Written by Tom Mainelli
  • Marconi timestamps multiservice MPLS

    Marconi last week became the latest multiservice core switch vendor to embrace Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS).

    06 May 02 08:14 Written by Jim Duffy
  • Corporate Japan picks up on mobile data

    Japan's mobile data sector is coming of age. What started with Hello Kitty screen savers and downloadable ringer tones is now becoming workgroup server access from a cellphone screen.

    06 May 02 08:12 Written by Martyn Williams
  • PwC Consulting IPO set for August

    A jury in Delaware has determined that Macromedia Inc. infringed on technology patents held by Adobe Systems Inc. and has awarded Adobe US$2.8 million in damages, the companies announced last Thursday.

    06 May 02 08:09 Written by James Niccolai
  • Adobe wins patent trial against Macromedia

    A jury in Delaware has determined that Macromedia Inc. infringed on technology patents held by Adobe Systems Inc. and has awarded Adobe US$2.8 million in damages, the companies announced last Thursday.

    06 May 02 08:09 Written by James Niccolai
  • Via acquires CDMA design center from LSI Logic

    Via Technologies plans to acquire a CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) chip design center from LSI Logic Corp. The announcement brings to a close a nearly five-month long search for a buyer as LSI Logic has looked to exit the CDMA chip market.

    06 May 02 07:49 Written by Sumner Lemon
  • AAD brings Antarctica to the classroom

    Low Life feared dead, Slippery Characters blaming Mister Bigs, crime scene at the end of the earth … where else could you be but Classroom Antarctica, a Web site created by the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) to teach primary school students the wonders of the Antarctic.

    06 May 02 06:00 Written by Natalie Hambly
  • Commonwealth Bank investigating 'technical fault'

    The Commonwealth Bank is investigating a 'technical fault' that caused the Eftpos and ATM systems to be down nationally between 12:10 and 1pm today.

    03 May 02 14:47 Written by Lauren Thomsen-Moore
  • HP/COMPAQ: Capellas says HP will do more with less

    A confident Michael Capellas, chairman and chief executive officer of Compaq Computer, said Thursday that his company's merger with Hewlett-Packard could receive an unexpected financial boost as the combined company thins the ranks of its component suppliers and uses size to increase its competitiveness.

    03 May 02 14:35 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • 90East eyes financial sector

    Moving beyond its government origins security consultancy firm 90East is making aggressive inroads into the financial services sector securing a number of projects with the big four banks.

    03 May 02 14:32 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Demand for 3rd Party ERP Support Soars

    Widespread shift to more cost-effective, third party support models for Oracle and SAP platforms signals the end of ‘one-stop-shop’ vendor solutions

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