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  • 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.

  • Gadget love strikes the enterprise

    - or Charlotte Patin, it started last winter, the day she met two Microsoft consultants who had BlackBerry handhelds clipped to their belts. One peek at the wireless e-mail and personal information manager device - complete with tiny thumbable keyboard - and she was hooked.

  • Chinadotcom plans job cuts, consolidation

    Asian Internet holding company Chinadotcom is consolidating offices and plans to reduce its work force by about 20 percent through the first half of this year in response to poor market and economic conditions.

  • RIAA blasts Napster for violating court order

    There is no subtlety, no mistaking the position taken by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in its latest legal brief: "Napster has failed to abide by either the letter or the spirit of this Court's Preliminary Injunction." The brief was filed today as part of the injunction handed down earlier in March by US District Court judge Marilyn Hall Patel [cq] and details the RIAA's view of Napster's compliance with her order.

  • Nortel issues warning, cuts staff . . . again

    Nortel Networks added to fears of an ever-worsening US economy on Tuesday, as the vendor issued a warning predicting lower than expected first-quarter financial results and said it will lay off a further 5,000 staff.

  • Palm warns of loss, plans 13 percent workforce cut

    Handheld computer maker Palm today disclosed plans to cut its workforce by 13 percent and make other cutbacks in response to a reduced revenue outlook and expected fiscal fourth-quarter loss.

  • Samsung Electronics CEO sees signs of DRAM recovery

    The computer memory chip market has hit bottom, although a recovery in prices is not expected until the fourth quarter of this year, said Yoon Woo Lee, president of Samsung Electronics, in a television interview Wednesday morning.

  • Cisco unveils VOIP strategy

    Cisco Systems officials gave notice of its plans for the VOIP (voice over IP) market Tuesday, stressing the importance of enterprise application development beyond traditional telephone service and claiming that the VOIP market is primed to grow dramatically.

  • Enterprise data centers still spending on e-business

    Despite a sluggish economy and the ups and downs on Wall Street, spending in large enterprise data centers remains strong, with 70 percent of businesses saying they will spend as much or more than what they budgeted, according to a new survey by AFCOM's Data Center Institute.

  • iPlanet may bundle app, Web servers with Solaris

    iPlanet e-commerce solutions anticipates embedding its Web and application server technologies with the Sun Microsystems Solaris operating system and may seek similar deals with Hewlett-Packard and IBM regarding their Unix OSes as well, an iPlanet official said on Tuesday.

  • EC: U.S. privacy rules concerns are baseless

    A European Commission official Tuesday termed as "unfounded" US government concerns over privacy rules being considered by the EC. The rules could affect American financial-services firms doing business in Europe, in particular their data gathering and transmission activities.

  • Viant to lay off workers, close offices

    nternet consulting firm Viant, said today that it will slash 38 percent of its workforce, or 211 employees, and close its offices in Houston, San Francisco and Munich, Germany, in an effort to reduce costs.

  • Scholastic backs out of eToys inventory purchase

    Scholastic has backed away from plans to purchase Web technology, toys, customer lists and other inventory from defunct online retailer eToys.

  • Belt-tightening comes to the global wireless industry

    Faced with the outlook of a slowing global economy, wireless giants L.M. Ericsson Telephone Co. and Nokia today announced cutbacks, layoffs and changes in their business strategies.

  • Virgin to offer Internet, e-mail access on all flights

    Virgin Atlantic Airways said today it plans to offer limited Internet and e-mail access onboard flights by the end of the year.

  • Publisher bids for eToys technology, customer list

    The publisher of the Harry Potter series and other children's books placed the winning auction bid for the product inventory of defunct online toy retailer eToys, but the purchase is contingent on also getting Web-related technology and other assets in a separate bidding process this week.

  • Four bidders for four Singapore 3G licenses

    Four companies have applied to bid for the four licenses on offer in Singapore's upcoming 3G (third-generation) auction, the country's regulatory body Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) announced Tuesday.

  • Microsoft details enterprise project for U.K.

    Microsoft on Tuesday provided a peek at the UK Government Gateway project it is building with officials of the British Prime Minister's e-government initiative, which aims to put 100 percent of that government's transactions online by 2005.

  • Nortel inks deals to build out 'e-communities'

    Nortel Networks on Tuesday announced a second recent deal with service providers that are scrambling to build out new residential housing developments pre-wired for broadband access.

  • Technical considerations for mobility in the enterprise

    As enterprises have adapted to the innovations of mobile computing, it has become evident that technology itself is not the only thing that has changed in the IT landscape.

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