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BlackBerry drops into Australia

National carrier Telstra has begun offering a commercial wireless e-mail service based on the Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) BlackBerry device.

Singapore to launch DRAM futures market in early 2003

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) will offer futures contracts for DRAM (dynamic RAM) chips by the first quarter of 2003, the exchange said in a statement Monday. This will be the world's first futures market for DRAM chips, SGX said.

Serious new worm targets Linux/Apache servers

A new worm with distributed denial of service (DDoS) capabilities and the ability to grant hackers backdoor access to remote systems is being actively propagated across the Internet, according to Internet Security Systems Inc.

AMD fabricates first 10-nanometer transistor

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) has fabricated a standard CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) transistor with a gate length of 10 nanometers, six times smaller than the smallest CMOS transistors currently in production, the company annou...

Judge rules in RIAA's favor in Aimster case

A number of record companies who are members of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) have been granted a preliminary injunction against the Aimster file trading software service that has been judged to have infringed the record compan...

IDC: Slowdown slams A-P handheld market into reverse

Sales of handheld devices such as PDAs (personal digital assistants) in Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) in the first half of 2002 were 19 percent lower than in the second half of 2001, according to figures released Wednesday by research company IDC.

MMS breaks out across Asia-Pacific

Mobile operators in Australia and Singapore have moved ahead with offering multimedia messaging service (MMS), looking to maximise data revenues while waiting for the right time to start rolling out 3G (third-generation) mobile services.

Study: DSL stalks cable as broadband figures rise

The number of broadband subscribers will rise 53 percent worldwide this year to 46 million from the 30 million there were at the beginning of 2002, according to a report released Monday by In-Stat/MDR.

AMD launches fastest mobile Athlon yet

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) on Monday launched its fastest mobile processor to date, the AMD Athlon XP 1800+, the company said in a statement. The 1800+ runs at a clock speed of 1.53GHz, a slight increase over AMD's previous top-of-the-line XP ...

Three more Australian high-tech flyers close down

Australia's dot-com and telecommunications sector endured a grisly week with the failures of three high-profile companies towards the end of last week -- software company Open Telecommunications Ltd., Web designer Spike Australia Pty. Ltd., and share...

DVI deal to bring 3D to the desktop

Korean company GTT Co. Ltd. will be the first manufacturer of desktop monitors which use Deep Video Imaging Ltd.'s (DVI) Multi-Layer Display (MLD) technology to give a 3D look to PC displays, DVI said Wednesday.

Researchers reveal new IE, Outlook security flaw

Researchers have identified a fresh security flaw in Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer (IE) Web browser and Outlook e-mail client which can leave systems open to malicious code inserted in e-mails or Web pages, network security consultancy Pivx Sol...

Semiconductor sales continue climb from low levels

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$11.37 billion in May, 2.8 percent higher than the $11.07 billion reached in April, according to figures released by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).

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