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FRAMINGHAM (06/30/2000) - EMC Levels Charges at StorageNetworksStorageNetworks Inc. disclosed that it's in a dispute with EMC Corp., its largest supplier and a leading customer. Waltham, Mass.-based StorageNetworks said it received a letter from Hopkinton, Massachusetts-based EMC, in which the computer storage company accused StorageNetworks of misappropriating EMC's confidential information, violating an agreement not to hire EMC employees and misrepresenting that EMC is a StorageNetworks investor.

Web Costs Could Stall Mobile Phone GrowthStockholm-based LM Ericsson Telephone Co., the leading maker of wireless-network equipment, said its growth may slow because of the high prices European phone companies must pay for permits to offer fast Web browsing and video on mobile phones. The costs are set to top $100 billion in Europe.

Conexant Bids to Boost Net Portfolio

Chip maker Conexant Systems Inc. said it plans to acquire closely held HotRail Inc. in San Jose, California, for about $394 million in stock. Newport Beach, California-based Conexant said the acquisition would allow it to expand its Internet-related offerings for use in gear such as multiterabit routers, Internet Protocol switches, Gigabit Ethernet switches and optical-networking equipment.

HP Offers OpenView for Linux/Apache

Information technology managers who want to manage and monitor a Linux/Apache Web server may want to check out Hewlett-Packard Co.'s OpenView Express 2.0, set for release later this month. Express 1.0 was HP's fixed time and cost (three weeks and $26,795) OpenView implementation for Windows NT. In Version 2.0, HP offers management of the open-source Linux operating system and Apache server software through an alliance with Dirig Software Inc. in Nashua, New Hampshire.

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