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  • Mitel, HP to work on IP telephony products

    Mitel Networks Corp. Tuesday announced a strategic agreement with Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) to provide customers with advanced converged voice and data products.

  • WebGain furthers component reuse strategy

    WebGain Inc. yeseterday announced Application Composer, software that enables Visual Basic and other non-Java developers to build applications and deploy them on a J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition) platform.

  • Debt costs, investment losses slam PCCW results

    Pacific Century CyberWorks, the Hong Kong Internet startup that bought incumbent telecommunications carrier Cable & Wireless HKT at the height of the tech-stock frenzy last year, on Wednesday posted a net loss for 2000 of more than HK$6.9 billion (US$884.6 million).

  • First virus to infect Windows, Linux apps appears

    Antivirus software manufacturers are reporting the appearance of the first virus to infect applications on systems running either Linux or Microsoft Windows -- although it presents little danger, they say.

  • ebXML specs with SOAP submitted for quality review

    After more than a year's work on a common framework for global electronic business, sponsors of ebXML (electronic- business Extensible Markup Language) on Wednesday said they have submitted the specification to the initiative's quality review process.

  • Guninski finds another hole in MS Exchange security

    Bulgarian bug hunter Georgi Guninski said in an advisory Wednesday that a security risk is created in interaction between Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer (IE), Internet Information Server (IIS) and Exchange 2000 software, potentially baring server directories and e-mail to prying eyes.

  • Europe can learn from US dot-com failures

    Although Europe won't escape the effects of the US economic slowdown, the scene in the US presents a learning opportunity for the Europeans, according to market research firm Gartner Group Inc.

  • DoCoMo to link I-mode with vending machines

    NTT DoCoMo Inc. is taking its first step towards enabling users of the hit I-mode wireless Internet service to make purchases using their cellular telephones. The company announced plans Wednesday to launch a pilot scheme with Coca Cola (Japan) Co. Ltd. and Itochu Corp. that will enable users to buy soft drinks through the I-mode system.

  • Report warns of 'mobile multimedia meltdown'

    A new breed of roaming Napster Inc. able to swap music, video and text at will is set to terrorise content providers and artists alike, according to the telecoms and new media consultancy Analysys Reseach Ltd.

  • Emap slashes online spend by 50 percent

    London-based magazine publisher and radio group Emap PLC announced today that it is reducing its planned investment in online operations by 50 percent.

  • Pace of dot-com layoffs slows in March

    Layoffs at dot-coms continued to slow in March, indicating that once-highflying Internet companies might have cut all the jobs they can, according to a report released by a leading consulting and outplacement firm on Tuesday.

  • Agere Systems prices, finally


    In the next episode of the IPO that won't go away, Agere Systems Inc. priced 600 million shares at US$6 yesterday. The deal priced at the low-end of the thrice-revised range, originally as high as $20 per share. Shares to be offered jumped from 300 million to 600 million.

  • Microsoft wants to conquer e-government

    Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) may soon have a new ally in its bid for global domination - of the e-government business, that is. At the company's "Government Leaders Conference 2001" here on Tuesday, the United Kingdom unveiled the "UK Government Gateway" portal, developed in cooperation with Microsoft.

  • Microsoft opens tech center to nurture .Net

    Microsoft has opened a technology center here to draw corporate customers for shared problem-solving and to promote its .Net strategy, a Microsoft mission described as "even riskier than Windows" by Bill Gates, chair and chief software architect.

  • Cisco, Microsoft team up for wireless security


    Cisco Systems teamed up with Microsof this week to announce the deployment of a new security standard for wireless LAN networks. Cisco said it worked with Microsoft to develop and deploy its implementation of the IEEE 802.1x and EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol) security standard.

  • Mirror-site operator kicks off Asia push

    Mirror Image Internet Inc. on Tuesday kicked off a strategy to expand its Internet content mirroring business in Asia through a partnership with Hong Kong-based data center operator and Internet service provider iAdvantage Ltd.

  • NTT DoCoMo sounds 3G spectrum alarm

    A senior manager of NTT DoCoMo Inc. has raised a warning flag regarding network capacity for third-generation (3G) mobile services, saying company simulations show the spectrum allocated to the company won't be enough for rich mobile multimedia services within five to six years. The comments come just over two months before NTT DoCoMo is expected to launch the world's first 3G service in Tokyo.

  • Bullant bullish after cash injection

    Local e-business software developer Bullant has attracted $46 million ($US23 million) in new capital from an investor consortium led by JP Morgan Horizon, the Asian technology investment arm of JP Morgan Partners.

  • Novell's Schmidt named chairman of Google

    Novell IChairman Eric Schmidt will assume the position of chairman of the board for online search-engine company Google , Schmidt confirmed Monday, the week after Novell's annual BrainShare user conference.

  • Software pirates walk plank

    A gang of East London software pirates are to go behind bars after being found guilty of running a multimillion pound software counterfeit racket.

  • CIOs are finding agility through cloud-based communications

    Companies grappling with new customer expectations turn to Communication-as-a-Service model (CaaS) for a more agile, cloud-based omnichannel experience.

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