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Microsoft launches MP3 killer

The software giant has unveiled Windows Media Technologies (WMT) 4.0 -- its answer to MP3 -- during a star-studded event at in Los Angeles.

Creative enters MP3 player market

Creative Technology, best known for its SoundBlaster audio cards, has entered the Internet music market with the launch of Nomad, an MP3 portable digital audio player.

Microsoft to address NT crash tendencies

Following an extensive customer survey Microsoft has announced it will work to eliminate two of the biggest complaints about Windows NT -- the need to constantly reboot servers and systems failures that lead to the blue screen of death.

Domino, Notes headed towards greater mobility

Users of Lotus Development's Notes groupware are expected to have a range of additional mobile capabilities soon, including the ability to receive and send messages via handheld devices, company officials announced yesterday at the DemoMobile 99 show...

Microsoft, MAC join on docking specification

Microsoft is working with hardware vendors on specifications for a universal docking station design that would let users swap notebooks from any PC manufacturer into any docking station.

Intel, AMD, each launch new chips

Both Intel and AMD have launched new processors this week. Intel has released a 333MHz mobile Celeron chip, whilst AMD debuted the 475MHz AMD K6-2 processor.

Online gaming gets real in Oz

Tomorrow will see the launch of Australia's first licensed online gaming site. But without a national regulatory approach to online gaming, the site will only be open for business to Northern Territory and overseas residents.

AMD warns of earnings shortfall

AMD has warned for the third time it expects an earnings shortfall. The company has cited lower than expected shipments of its K6-2 processors and a drop in the average selling prices of AMD chips due to severe competition.

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