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Metrowerks Introduces Linux Technology for Telematics

Metrowerks Corporation has introduced automotive grade Linux technology that is specifically tailored for telematics deployments. The technology meets automotive industry requirements such as fast device boot time, a real-time execution environment and a comprehensive power management framework, the...

Nokia, Land Rover Create Phone System for SUVs

Nokia and Land Rover have created a Personal Telephone Integration (PTI) System for Land Rover vehicles, the companies said today. The new system offers features such as connection either via Bluetooth wireless technology or via wired connection using a compatible mobile phone holder. Marcus Stahl, ...

Computer Associates Reaches Deal To Acquire Netegrity

Computer Associates International today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Netegrity, a leading provider of security software solutions, in an all cash merger valued at approximately US$430 million, or $10.75 per common share. The value of the deal is approximately $340 millio...

Dow Slips on Oil Slick

Oil prices hit yet another record high today and once again helped send most U.S. stocks lower. Oil futures trading in New York hit a high of US$51.29 per barrel today, gaining more than $1, before easing slightly to close at $51.09. Oil futures trading in London also blew past previous record price...

NASA Extends Mars Rovers’ Journey

NASA announced Tuesday that the Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, have had their missions extended for an additional six months, or as long as the Martian rovers remain operational. Spirit and Opportunity have survived their lowest point in terms of sunlight for their photovoltaic cells, and the ...

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AMD Debuts Athlon 64 3000

AMD has expanded its family of low-voltage mobile processors designed to offer high performance, security and mobility for thin and light notebooks. The new Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor offers a 32-bit computing environment with a seamless transition to 64-bit computing. Like all the AMD64 process...

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Stocks Show Modest Gains as Ford Roars, Oil Soars

A bullish outlook for the third quarter and the rest of the year from Ford Motor Co. helped give stocks a lift to close out the week, but pressure from a spike in oil prices pared the gains. Ford said its financial services unit was largely responsible for the improved outlook, rather than boosted c...

New Gnome Desktop Stands Tall

The Gnome Foundation today released a new version of its popular Linux desktop. The new release, Gnome version 2.8, boosts speed and usability and offers several new features, the foundation said in a statement. Gnome is the default desktop on the Red Hat distribution, among others, and is available...

Cendant To Acquire Ramada International

Cendant Corporation's Hotel Group and Marriott International today announced the signing of a letter of intent for Cendant to purchase Ramada International Hotels & Resorts, primarily a franchised brand of 204 hotels representing 27,728 rooms in 26 countries and territories. Pending approval by ...

SAP Opens Global Support Center in China

German software giant SAP has opened a support center in China to serve its customers in China, Japan and Korea, the company said in a statement. The center will be based in Dalian, an industrial city in northeastern China. According to the company, 130 native speakers of Chinese, Japanese, Korean a...

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Microsoft Sued by California Local Governments

Microsoft Corp has been sued by California cities and counties that are accusing the Redmond, Washington-based software giant of illegally charging inflated prices for its products as a result of a monopoly control it held on the personal computer operating systems market.

Operation WebSnare Tallies Over 100 Internet Criminals

The Justice Department announced Thursday that its "Operation WebSnare," has resulted in the arrest of more than 100 criminals in the past 3 months throughout the United States.

SP2 Conflicts Revealed by Microsoft

Some people are anxious to download and install the Service Pack 2 (SP2) update to the Microsoft XP operating system, but just as many others seem wary of the 80-MB security-focused package and foresee possible problems with it. For its part, after repeatedly warning of the potential for application...

Western Digital’s Raptor Outperforms SCSI 15K

The high-performance capabilities of Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives were validated recently, when Western Digital's Raptor 10,000-RPM SATA outperformed 10,000- and 15,000-RPM SCSI drives from two competitors in separate independent, head-to-head comparison tests conducted by and published in the June...

Clearwire To Commence Broadband Wireless Internet

In an appearance at the Wireless Communications Association conference in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, telecom entrepreneur Craig McCaw announced his plans to launch a nationwide broadband wireless network using spectrum and technologies his holding company has been assembling over the last year. McCa...

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Intel Opens BIOS to Industry

Intel announced today it is working with CollabNet to release the Foundation code of Intel's next-generation firmware technology under the Common Public License (CPL) later this year. More than 20 years old, the BIOS -- the Basic Input-Output System -- is one of the oldest software technologies in t...

Fujitsu Forms Unix Server Alliance with Sun Microsystems

Fujitsu said the company has formed a strategic alliance with Sun Microsystems in the Unix server business to minimize its exposure to this segment amid the ongoing shift to Linux servers. IDC Japan, a privately-held research firm, recently forecast that domestic sales of Linux servers will account ...

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Sony Abruptly Ends Clie PDA Sales in US

Sony today said it will stop developing and selling new handheld PDAs in the United States this year, exiting what the company called "a market in decline" and possibly striking a blow to software maker PalmSource. Sony, one of the world's largest manufacturers of consumer electronics, said it will ...

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Netherlands Court Sides with Lindows in Dispute with Microsoft

Microsoft's most recent attempt to push the Lindows name out of the marketplace has been thrown out of a Netherlands court. Microsoft had argued that despite the Lindows company changing its product name outside the US to "Linspire", the Microsoft trademark was still violated by the fact that the co...

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Taiwan Programmer Nabbed for Writing Trojan

Police in Taiwan arrested Wang An-ping, a 30-year-old man who admitted to authoring a Trojan application later used to steal information from government computers. Wang reportedly told police that he developed the software as a commercial venture but eventually posted the code for free on the Web, i...

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