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  • Three indicted in Lucent/China trade secrets case

    A U.S. federal grand jury on Thursday indicted three men for conspiring to steal Lucent Technologies Inc. trade secrets and sell them to a Chinese government-owned company, prosecutors said.

  • June 1 virus hoax damage can be repaired

    If you fell for the June 1 virus hoax and dutifully deleted the SULFNBK.EXE file from your Windows 98 operating system, don't panic. Chances are good that you won't notice that the file has been removed, its loss won't harm Windows 98, and the file can be easily replaced.

  • ICANN, under fire, targets alternate top-level domains

    Facing increased pressure from upstart companies that are contesting its authority over the designation of Internet top-level domains, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) plans to directly tackle the issue of so-called "alternate roots" at its regular quarterly meeting that starts Friday in Stockholm.

  • Alcatel shuts three U.S. facilities, cuts 900 jobs

    Three days after scrapping its merger talks with Lucent Technologies, French telecommunication equipment maker Alcatel SA said it plans to shut three facilities in the U.S. and lay off 900 employees, or about 6 percent of its U.S. workforce.

  • Dataquest: IBM tops Sun in U.S. server market

    IBM tossed Sun Microsystems aside as market-share leader in U.S. server sales for the first quarter of 2001, according to research firm Dataquest, a division of Gartner.

  • OpenBSD drops firewall program in licensing dispute

    When an Australian software developer tightened licensing restrictions on his firewall program last month, he set off a chain of events that has caused a big controversy among the open-source developers who work on the OpenBSD operating system.

  • Union Pacific to provide voice-activated technology

    Beginning in August, Union Pacific Railroad Co. plans to broaden its e-commerce offerings by providing its customers with voice-activated technology that will make it easier and faster to return a rail car after it's been unloaded.

  • RealNames hopes to ease surfing in Chinese

    A deal between RealNames Corp. and a Chinese Internet services firm could eliminate the need for Internet surfers using the Chinese character set to remember long and cumbersome Web addresses.

  • Palm sets plans for more layoffs

    Handheld computer maker Palm Inc. plans to lay off an undisclosed number of workers later this month, its second cutback in recent weeks, due partly to an earlier delay in the release of its latest personal digital assistants.

  • Office 97 users must pay for support

    Users of Microsoft's Office 97 products can no longer take advantage of the company's free customer support service as of Friday, a result of a policy shift that analysts say was implemented to tap customers for more revenue and encourage upgrades to newly released versions of its software.

  • Sharp's Linux handheld to have Intel inside

    Sharp Corp.'s upcoming Linux handheld will have Intel inside.

  • BEA opens SA office

    eBusiness infrastructure software maker BEA Systems entered the South Australian e-business market this week, appointing its first area manager, Gordon McAllister, to head the new operation.

  • Licensing questions overshadow Office XP launch

    Microsoft officially launched Office XP Thursday morning, but observers are already questioning whether the productivity suite will get through the door of the enterprise. The answer to that question may not hinge on Office's new features and functionality, but rather on how companies approach the software giant's new licensing structure.

  • Open proxy exposed 3 million Excite@Home accounts

    A misconfigured server left U.S. broadband service provider Excite@Home Inc.'s internal network open to hackers for three months and among the gems exposed to the world: its entire customer list of nearly 3 million [M] cable modem users.

  • AMD to release faster PC chips next week

    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) is set to launch next Thursday a 1.4GHz version of its Athlon processor and a 950MHz version of its Duron processor, according to various industry sources.

  • Mobile phones blamed for aircraft near misses

    The New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has blamed mobile phones for at least two incidents in which aircraft made sudden uncontrolled movements mid-flight.

  • Security company feels the pinch

    One of the rising stars in Australia's trusted services sector, KeyTrust, is being forced to review its future Following a change of heart by its largest investor.

  • ATMs get a futuristic touch

    NCR today unveiled the automatic teller machines (ATM) of the future that will be operated by mobile phones and PDAs.

  • Banking plus billing equals a Net gain

    The bill-paying public is warming to the idea of using the Internet to square its debts.

  • Open Telecoms bridges switch & IP networks

    Telecommunications software provider, Open Telecommunications has launched its openSignallingGateway (openSG) to enable the convergence of circuit switch networks and Internet Protocol (IP) networks.

  • Supporting the workplace of the future

    Businesses are now combining technologies with widespread connectivity to support increased mobility in the workforce

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