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  • 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.

  • Failed Workcover project back to the drawing board

    Plans by the executives at Workcover in South Australia to e-enable their organisation have hit the wall, and the project effectively has to be restarted.

  • STMicroelectronics to close Ottawa fab

    STMicroelectronics NV Thursday said that it has implemented further cost-cutting measures, including the shutdown of its wafer fabrication plant in Ottawa and the transfer of most of the jobs to other facilities.

  • Agere sues Proxim for patent infringement

    Agere Systems Inc., the former microelectronics unit of Lucent Technologies Inc., on Thursday said it filed suit against Proxim Inc., alleging that the wireless networking company is infringing on three of Agere's wireless local area network (WLAN) patents.

  • Microsoft presents Office XP applications

    Along with Microsoft Corp.'s launch of Office XP on Thursday, the company presented a host of business productivity applications and additional tools.

  • Microsoft piles on the glitz for U.S. Office XP launch

    Microsoft Corp. showered Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates with the full executive-as-rock-star treatment in New York on Thursday, where Gates hosted the company's local Office XP launch event.

  • Software vendor Cognos issues earnings warning

    Canadian business intelligence software vendor Cognos Inc. yesterday announced it plans to lay off about 300 people amid lower-than-expected earnings in its first quarter of 2002, which ends today.

  • Citigroup to offer Net-based bill processing

    Citigroup Inc. yesterday said it will offer its corporate customers the ability to route bills electronically to consumers through an online service backed by three large financial services competitors.

  • ONI scales wavelengths downward

    ONI Systems Corp. recently launched a low-end edge device designed to deliver wavelengths to end-users.

  • CRM vendor shuts down application hosting venture

    Users renting customer relationship management (CRM) applications from embattled software vendor Kana Communications Inc. have a month to find a new hosting firm.

  • Gartner: Q1 mobile phone sales exceed 96M units

    Worldwide sales of mobile phones reached 96.7 million units in the first quarter of 2001, and the cellular phone market remains on pace to reach as many as 500 million units sold by the end of 2001, according to a new study released Thursday.

  • OSDL to open first Asian Linux lab

    Open Source Development Lab (OSDL), a nonprofit organization that provides facilities for testing and development of high-performance Linux applications, has announced plans to open its first Asian lab in Tokyo. The new lab, its second, is expected to be established in the fourth quarter this year.

  • SAS teams with EDS, Compaq, on ASP for e-tailers

    SAS Institute Inc. Thursday announced a major partnership with Compaq Computer Corp. and Electronic Data Systems Corp. to deliver an application service provider (ASP) service designed to enable online retailers to analyze their customer data effectively.

  • France awards just two UMTS licenses

    The French telecommunications regulator Autorité de Régulation des Télécommunications (ART) recommended to the French government on Thursday that it issue licenses to operate 3G (third-generation) mobile telecommunications networks to France Télécom SA's mobile telecommunications subsidiary, Orange SA, and Vivendi Universal SA's subsidiary SFR.

  • OneTel's failure hits Australian telecom competition

    The failure of Australia's fourth-largest carrier, One.Tel Ltd., on Wednesday marks "a black day" for telecommunication competition in Australia, according to local independent telecommunication analyst Paul Budde.

  • NEC, Hitachi showcase Itanium servers

    Two of Japan's major computer vendors, NEC Corp. and Hitachi Ltd., have followed Intel Corp.'s launch of its new Itanium processor with new servers based on the chip.

  • Deutsche Telekom, VoiceStream complete deal

    BERLIN (05/31/2001) - Deutsche Telekom AG's (DT) acquisition of U.S. wireless operators VoiceStream Wireless Corp. and Powertel Inc. becomes final Thursday, as the German telecommunication giant issues new shares to pay for the takeover.

  • Viacore hooks up with HP, PwC on trading exchanges

    Hewlett-Packard (HP) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) will provide systems integration services to connect trading partners to Viacore's private online trading exchanges under agreements announced this week.

  • 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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