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CEBIT - Microsoft, Sony quarrel over game displays

It was a battle of the giants at the huge CeBIT trade show, as Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment faced off over displays of their game consoles. Ultimately Sony responded by removing its Playstation 2 machines from the show.

Seagate plans new PC, server tape drives

Seagate Technology will introduce new internal tape drives for PC and workstation users or entry-level server operators to back up their systems, the Californian company announced here at the CeBIT trade show on Thursday.

Via's DDR333 chipset improves memory bandwidth

Via Technologies Inc., the Taipei-based chip maker, announced Thursday its Apollo P4X333 chipset for Intel Corp.'s Pentium 4 processor, which Via said improves memory bandwidth by 25 percent over its previous P4X266A product.

Microsoft fights Bundestag Linux switch

Microsoft Corp. is striking back at a growing movement seeking to switch computers in the Bundestag, Germany's lower house of Parliament, over to the open-source Linux operating system.

IBM faces new Nazi lawsuit

A group representing Gypsy victims of the Holocaust has filed suit against IBM, accusing it of complicity in Nazi atrocities.

LINUXWORLD: IBM, SuSE expand Linux cooperation

IBM and German software vendor SuSE Linux AG are expanding their cooperation on the open-source Linux OS (operating system), SuSE said in a statement released in conjunction with the LinuxWorld conference currently under way in New York.

Report: AOL in talks to acquire Red Hat

AOL Time Warner Inc. (AOLTW) is in talks over a potential acquisition of Red Hat Inc., a major distributor of the open-source Linux operating system, The Washington Post reported Saturday.

Infineon slides in fiscal first quarter

Semiconductor maker Infineon Technologies AG is blaming poor market conditions, especially in the wireline communication and chip-card sectors, for the steep plunge it took during its fiscal first quarter. The company made a net loss of €331 million ...

Hey sports fans: Paperless tickets via wireless

Visitors to soccer games and other stadium events could soon be able to order tickets online and receive them instantly via their mobile phones, thanks to a new system developed by two Austrian companies.

2001: He said, she said - the year in quotes

"May you live in interesting times," says the curse (often said to be of ancient Chinese origin, though scholars dispute that). With all its horror, heartbreak, and occasional highlights, no one can deny that 2001 has been an interesting year, for IT...

ICQ offers Web-browser based, Mac versions

ICQ, a subsidiary of America Online Inc. (AOL), is offering a new version of its instant messaging service that allows users to send messages from any Web browser, rather than just from the host PC where an ICQ client has been installed. ICQ is also ...

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