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  • Sun launches P-to-P platform

    Executives from Sun Microsystems Inc. Wednesday officially launched Jxta, a peer-to-peer (P-to-P) project that Sun hopes will be the building block to help developers write distributed computing software applications aimed at helping users find and share information from the Internet more easily.

  • Website to fight cross-border online fraud launched

    A new Web site was launched Tuesday to aid in the battle against online fraud. Called, the site unifies the efforts of thirteen countries, including the U.S., the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Mexico, and will work to combat cross-border Internet fraud, according to a statement by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the organization leading the charge.

  • Chernobyl to hit again Thursday

    Chernobyl, a 3-year-old virus that devastated thousands of computers worldwide when it first hit in 1999, is set to become active again Thursday, according to anti-virus company Trend Micro Inc. The virus, officially called CIH but better known by its more incendiary moniker, is triggered every April 26.

  • FCC approves Deutsche Telekom's VoiceStream acquisition

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved the application filed by U.S. wireless operators VoiceStream Wireless Corp. and Powertel Inc. to merge with Germany's Deutsche Telekom AG (DT), the agency said in a statement Wednesday.

  • U.S. and 12 nations join to fight Net consumer fraud

    Joining together to fight international consumer fraud over the Internet, 12 nations are joining the U.S. in an online pilot project to gather and share cross-border e-commerce complaints.

  • IBM rolls out servers with new chip technologies, Linux

    Hoping it is the second of a one-two punch thrown at Sun Microsystems Inc. in consecutive weeks, IBM Corp. on Tuesday rolled out a new iSeries server that features the company's Silicon-on-Insulator and copper chip technologies, an improved ability to handle Linux, and speedier add-in processors board to run Windows 2000.

  • Ximian releases lastest Gnome desktop products

    Open source software maker Ximian Inc. on Tuesday released the latest version of its bundle of desktop software, Gnome 1.4, for Linux and Unix operating systems.

  • DoCoMo to delay 3G rollout until October

    NTT DoCoMo, Japan's largest cellular telecommunications carrier and one the biggest supporters of third generation (3G) wireless services, is delaying the roll out of its 3G service by five months until October this year, a company source told IDG News Service.

  • Vodafone wins government mobile contract

    Vodafone has won a $25 million federal government contract to provide continuous mobile phone coverage along major highways and will extend its GSM network to provide the coverage, promised as part of the proceeds from the second partial sale of Telstra.

  • Conner bolts Nortel for security vendor

    Nortel Networks Corp. announced Monday that William Conner, president of the company's eBusiness Solutions group, has left Nortel to become president and CEO of security software vendor Entrust Technologies Inc.

  • Microsoft, Hyperion preach XML-based OLAP

    Microsoft Corp. and Hyperion Solutions Corp. have teamed up on the Open XML for Analysis specification, officials from the two companies announced on Monday at Hyperion's Solutions 2001 conference in Orlando, Fla.

  • Compaq meets revised estimates, cuts staff

    Compaq reported earnings on Monday for its fiscal first quarter, meeting the low end of its revised estimates, but falling short of analyst estimates by a cent.

  • High-grade DSL gains momentum

    Although some observers have questioned the long-term health of DSL, a new variant of the core technology, SHDSL (Symmetric High-bit rate DSL), could revive interest in the high-bandwidth, copper-based service, especially for businesses.

  • Sniffer, WildPackets offer protocol analyzers

    Protocol analyzers are standard tools for managing wired LANs, but until now they have been missing from the enterprise tool chest for wireless LANs.

  • Intel takes Pentium 4 to 1.7GHz, plans deep price cuts

    Intel on Monday is set to launch its fastest processor to date, a 1.7GHz Pentium 4, and said it plans to greatly reduce prices on the rest of its Pentium 4 chip family later this month.

  • CRM returns an unknown value

    Executives in multinational companies are struggling to measure the return on investment of their customer relationship management (CRM) system due to poor information systems and a lack of project ownership, a recent report says.

  • Feds rethink govt outsourcing framework

    The federal government has announced a new industry framework for IT outsourcing within commonwealth agencies.

  • Phone app aims to control mobile calls, costs

    With mobile phone costs for Australian companies estimated to rise by 25 per cent this year, an Australian company has launched a real-time application it claims will cut costs by up to 30 per cent.

  • Australia fails to develop software industry: survey

    Australia is failing to develop its own software industry and is not positioning itself to take advantage of a global industry which will be worth $US541 billion by 2004.

  • Third-party players get the spotlight at OAUG event

    While Oracle Corp. may not be making announcements at the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) meeting this week in Atlanta, a number of third-party players are.

  • 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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