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  • Yahoo expands enterprise portal content

    Yahoo on Wednesday introduced Version 5.0 of its My Yahoo Enterprise Edition portal content services featuring new business content packages and the ability to link Yahoo APIs with back-end applications.

    15 Aug. 02 08:00 Written by Cathleen Moore
  • Transmeta offers developer's kit for Crusoe chip

    New computer designs featuring Transmeta Corp.'s Crusoe processor will be easier to create with the company's new system development kit for its flagship TM5800 processor, the company said Wednesday.

    15 Aug. 02 08:00 Written by Tom Krazit
  • BEA, Borland join on dev tool for Java Web platform

    BEA Systems Inc. and Borland Corp. on Wednesday announced Borland JBuilder, WebLogic Edition, which will pair Borland's Java development tool with BEA's WebLogic Web applications platform.

    15 Aug. 02 08:00 Written by Paul Krill
  • Microsoft keeping a low profile

    There were no pies flying through the air, no mass protests at the Microsoft Corp. booth at LinuxWorld this week. The crowd around the company's booth consisted mostly of curious onlookers and many IT professionals who support both Windows and Linux systems.

    15 Aug. 02 08:00 Written by Phil Hochmuth
  • Joy pans and praises Linux

    Linux has a socialist bent and lacks a strong support strategy, but it allows developers freedom, Sun Microsystems Inc. co-founder and chief scientist Bill Joy said Tuesday during a software strategy session held several doors away from the LinuxWorld Expo conference here.

    15 Aug. 02 08:00 Written by Paul Krill
  • Linux vendors comply with base standard

    Three leading Linux vendors Wednesday announced that they are backing a set of standards known as the Linux Standard Base (LSB), aimed at allowing developers to write applications that will run on any Linux operating system adhering to the LSB.

    15 Aug. 02 07:59 Written by Matt Berger
  • Study: IT decision-makers don't walk the walk on ROI

    In these tough economic times, it seems like most IT leaders are talking tough when it comes to cost-justifying their IT investments. However, a new study suggests that it might be just lip service.

    15 Aug. 02 07:57 Written by Thomas Hoffman
  • US Attorney looking into Lucent deal from 2000

    The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey is investigating a two-year old software licensing deal between Lucent Technologies Inc. and Winstar Communications Inc.

    15 Aug. 02 07:46 Written by Sam Costello
  • Vivendi reports loss, plans to sell business units

    Vivendi Universal SA reported a loss for the first half of 2002 on Wednesday, and announced plans to sell off parts of the business to reduce debt levels by about €10 billion (US$9.8 billion).

    15 Aug. 02 07:46 Written by Gillian Law
  • Agere pulls out of opto, cuts 4,000 jobs

    Communications equipment maker Agere Systems Inc. announced Wednesday its intention to get out of the optoelectronics business, and focus on making chips for communications networking products. The moves will result in plant closings and 4,000 job losses by the end of 2003, the company said in a statement.

    15 Aug. 02 07:46 Written by Tom Krazit
  • Energy giant offers MPLS VPNs

    US-based oil and gas giant -- and service provider -- Schlumberger Ltd. has tapped Cisco Systems Inc. to supply the infrastructure for its new MPLS-based IP VPN service.

    15 Aug. 02 07:45 Written by Jim Duffy
  • Google praises Linux scalability

    If Internet search services vendor Google Inc. is any indication, Linux is ready for primetime.

    15 Aug. 02 07:45 Written by Paul Krill
  • NZ financial services group signs $20m deal

    New Zealand-based financial services group Tower is teaming up with IBM Australia to set up a new technology platform for Tower's funds management division.

    14 Aug. 02 16:36 Written by Staff Writers
  • ATO faces paper war

    Accountant bodies have given the Australian Taxation Office a 10-week ultimatum to dramatically improve its poor online services or drown in a flood of paper in the form of manually-lodged tax returns.

    14 Aug. 02 16:21 Written by Siobhan Chapman
  • Nestlé re-launches Internet presence

    Nestlé Australia has relaunched its local corporate Internet site after undertaking a rework of its directions on the Internet.

    14 Aug. 02 16:01 Written by Staff Writers
  • Medical IT deal gets extended life

    NSW Health has renewed an $8 million deal to provide doctors, nurses and allied health professionals with access to a health information database called Clinical Information Access Program.

    14 Aug. 02 13:09 Written by Staff Writers
  • IBM laid off 15,600 in second quarter

    Layoffs at IBM in the second quarter of this year, the period from April to June, totaled just over 15,600 people, the company disclosed Tuesday in a filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

    14 Aug. 02 12:16 Written by Martyn Williams
  • Enterasys sells Aprisma unit

    Enterasys Networks Inc. this week announced it has sold network management software company Aprisma Management Technologies Inc. to Gores Technology Group Inc.

    14 Aug. 02 11:41 Written by Denise Dubie
  • Sun to keep the peace with Linux backers

    Sun Microsystems chief Scott McNealy tried to charm the Linux faithful Tuesday with kind words for the open source community and a pledge that his company will not try to take over the community's work.

    14 Aug. 02 11:00 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • UnitedLinux ready for testers

    The first test release of a version of Linux being developed by a quartet of vendors, known as UnitedLinux, will reach developers by the end of the month.

    14 Aug. 02 10:50 Written by Matt Berger
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