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US invites comments on ICANN contract

A branch of the US Commerce Department is accepting comments on the fate of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organisation that supervises Internet domain names.

ICANN settles feud with country-code TLD operator

The company that manages the UK's top-level domain has struck a truce with the US-based organization responsible for overseeing Internet domain names, cooling ongoing disagreements over administrative control of the Internet.

Antivirus market jumped 13.6 percent last year

The growth in malicious software is proving fortuitous for antivirus companies. Analyst firm Gartner said on Wednesday the industry grew 13.6 percent in 2005, with revenue totaling US$4 billion.

Vulnerability found in Microsoft Excel

A new vulnerability has been found in Microsoft's Excel spreadsheet program, just a few days after the company fixed problems with several of its applications in its monthly patch distribution.

Microsoft creates customer interoperability council

Microsoft, long criticized for technically isolating its products to squeeze out competitors, announced on Wednesday the formation of a group of its own executives and outside IT professionals to discuss interoperability issues.

Virus count drops in e-mail, Sophos says

The proportion of e-mail messages that contain malware has fallen for the first six months this year compared to the same period last year, Sophos said on Wednesday.

Microsoft flaw affects XP, Server 2003

A new flaw found in Microsoft's Windows software could be exploited to cause a denial-of-service attack on certain applications, although the bug isn't viewed as being severe.

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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