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  • News: Search functions top priority for MS

    Bill Gates will explain today how Microsoft is adding search capabilities to its enterprise software, emphasising that employees waste time trying to find information.

  • News: Personal data traders 'should get two years'

    Information Commissioner Richard Thomas wants those who trade in illegally obtained personal data to be jailed for as long as two years.

  • News: China to become Sony's second-largest market

    China will soon become the second-largest market for Sony's electronics division, eclipsing sales from the company's home market in Japan, a senior executive said yesterday.

  • News: IBM to adopt ODF for Lotus Notes

    IBM chose the Deutsche Notes User Group conference in Germany this week to make a significant announcement about its adoption of the ODF (OpenDocument Format) in the next version of Lotus Notes.

  • News: AMD challenges Intel with laptop CPU

    AMD aims to grab laptop PC market share from Intel with a family of Turion mobile processors launched today.

  • News: Sony's UX50 ultracompact PC

    Sony took the wraps off its Vaio UX50 ultracompact PC at a news conference in Tokyo today and we got five minutes to play with this cool-looking device.

  • News: Scansafe protects against fake search results

    British security company ScanSafe has started testing a tool that protects users from malicious links listed in internet search results.

  • News: Skype to offer more to businesses

    Skype will offer additional features for businesses but it won't develop a specific VoIP product for the workplace

  • News: Red card for Taiwanese DVD factory

    Police in Taiwan have raided a pirate DVD and CD-R lab, arresting four people and seizing 250 optical disc burners, the Motion Picture Association said yesterday.

  • News: Sony shows smallest Vaio PC yet

    For the first time in two years Sony is updating its Vaio U ultra-compact PC line with a model that is the smallest Vaio yet developed, the company said today.

  • News: Sony to launch Blu-ray PCs in June

    Sony will begin selling its first personal computers with Blu-ray Disc drives in Japan next month, the company said today. But there's no word yet on a UK launch or UK pricing.

  • News: Hitachi hard drive goes perpendicular

    Hitachi has released a laptop hard drive using perpendicular recording technology. The Travelstar 5K160, like Seagate's Momentus 5400, spins at 5400rpm and has a 160GB capacity.

  • News: Elaborate chip fraud unravels

    Last week's firing of a prominent Chinese academic for faking the development of one of China's best-known chips is an embarrassing setback for a government that sees high-tech R&D as key to the country's economic future.

  • News: Court asked to extend MS antitrust judgment

    The US DoJ (Department of Justice) asked a judge last week to extend for at least two years parts of an antitrust order for Microsoft because of the company's delays in supplying technical documentation to licensees of its communications protocols.

  • News: Microsoft beta tests Dreamweaver rival

    Developers will today get their first chance to play with a web-layout and -design tool Microsoft hopes will lure developers from Adobe's Dreamweaver.

  • News: Researcher sacked for faking chip development

    A university in Shanghai has fired the dean of its microelectronics school for faking the development of a series of digital signal processors, the official Xinhua News Agency reported today.

  • News: Microsoft 'not gunning for Google'

    Steve Ballmer played down his company's rivalry with Google yesterday, saying Microsoft is more focused on creating content and services that will attract advertising money.

  • News: Dogs trained to root out pirate DVDs

    The Motion Picture Association of America is putting some bite behind its bark in its fight against illegally copied CDs and DVDs.

  • News: Critical vulnerability in Sophos antivirus product

    More accustomed to issuing alerts about threats in other companies' software, security firm Sophos this week has had to warn customers of a vulnerability in its own products.

  • News: CD ripping could become legal

    Under UK law it is still illegal to rip CDs to be played back on MP3 players or similar devices – all because there is no definition of what constitutes fair use.



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