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  • News: African initiatives announced by Gates

    At the Microsoft Government Leaders Forum Africa yesterday, Microsoft announced a number of initiatives in cooperation with local and global organisations that are aimed in part at boosting tourism in Africa as a way to spur economic development on the continent.

  • News: Microsoft circulates seven patches

    Microsoft yesterday released patches for a number of bugs in Windows, Excel and Office.

  • News: €1-a-day web service to fight French digital divide

    France plans to offer 1.2 million of the country's poorest citizens a computer with broadband internet access for a daily fee of €1 to ensure that they have access to the increasing number of government services available online.

  • News: Intel faces another investigation in Germany

    Intel could face another investigation over its business practices after a complaint was filed in Germany's federal cartel office last week.

  • News: Microsoft daily fines may be increased

    The European Commission has decided to increase the daily penalty against Microsoft for failing to honour the antitrust ruling against it from €2m to €3m.

  • News: Delays to Office, Vista leave partners worried

    For the 7,000 or so Microsoft partners descending on Boston for this week's Worldwide Partner Conference, delays in the release of Windows Vista and Office 2007 could leave them feeling like a shop unable to stock its shelves with goods.

  • News: Spam data to be shared by ISPs

    A set of guidelines may pave the way for dozens of ISPs to participate in a Cambridge University research project into the problem of spam.

  • News: Microsoft to show Vista security features

    Microsoft will show off the security features of Vista later this year at a hacker conference, the event organiser said today.

  • News: Man indicted on software piracy charges

    A 25-year-old US man has been indicted on four charges of trafficking unauthorised software authenticity certificates, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) announced yesterday.

  • News: Firefox 2.0 beta out today?

    A note posted on Mozilla's website suggests that a beta version of Firefox 2.0 could be released as early as today.

  • News: ISPs pressured to close file-sharers accounts

    The British Phonographic Industry has written to Tiscali and Cable & Wireless, demanding that they close the accounts of 59 alleged illegal file-sharers.

  • News: FileMaker Pro 8.5 launches

    FileMaker has announced the latest version of its database application, FileMaker Pro.

  • News: China will get research watchdog

    An independent watchdog to oversee funding for scientific research in China will be formed by the country's Ministry of Science and Technology, it was reported today.

  • News: Researchers' robot playing poker

    Computer scientists have moved beyond figuring out how to beat computerised chess systems and are now tackling automated Texas Hold'Em programs.

  • News: OpenDocument skirmish ends in truce

    Microsoft's decision to allow its Office software to handle the increasingly popular OpenDocument Format was a belated acknowledgement that the company could lose customers if it didn't.

  • News: Apple seals fate of CRT monitors

    Following movement in the PC industry towards smaller, more efficient systems, Apple has phased the bulky CRT monitor out of its product line this week.

  • News: Radical battery recycling law approved

    The European Parliament has signed off a radical law aimed at curbing pollution from used portable batteries, ending over two years of debate among European lawmakers.

  • News: Extradition order for hacker approved

    The UK has approved the extradition of a hacker to the US where he will face trial for allegedly crippling military networks shortly after the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001.

  • News: Mac WGA equivalent uncovered

    Apple users have discovered that Mac OS X has a feature hidden within it that does much the same thing as Windows Genuine Advantage, Microsoft's controversial anti-piracy program.

  • News: July to be bumper patch month

    Holes in Microsoft's Office software will force Microsoft to release seven software patches next week.



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