Microsoft Fires Chief Information Officer

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Microsoft Corp. announced today that it had fired its chief information officer due to alleged company policy violations. Unfortunately, a spokesman declined to give the exact reason for the dismissal, so we're as much in...

Circuit City Fires 3,400 "Overpaid" Employees

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Circuit City is firing 3,400 employees (8% of Circuit City's total work force) and bringing in lower-cost workers to fill their roles. The company says that the move is aimed to help realign its cost...

AMD fires another antitrust salvo at Intel

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Advanced Micro Devices is stepping up the pressure on Intel over alleged anticompetitive practices by filing another complaint, this time with German authorities. The latest complaint was filed last week with Germany's Federal Cartel...

Sun Fires Up Opteron 8-Way and Linux on SPARC

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Sun Microsystems' Opteron orgy has scaled up to an eight-way with the arrival of the Sun Fire X4600. Elsewhere, Linux has made its way to Sun's new UltraSPARC T1 chips. Sun still won't "officially" discuss...

WOW Fires up the Burning Crusade

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Blizzard officially announces expansion to World of Warcraft; level cap raised to 70, blood elves confirmed, social lives doomed; first screens inside On the question of expanding World of Warcraft, the question...

Ask Jeeves Fires The Butler

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It has been reported by the BBC that the Ask website will be dropping their leading character, Jeeves. The decision comes after a user survey found that the iconic butler caused confusion (as to what...

UC fires back at Microsoft in browser battle

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Everyone favorite one-man company has found a supporter with its lawsuit against Microsoft. Eolas and the University of California have joined forces to get money out of the tech giant. As it stands...

Open source advocate fires back at SCO

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Company calls effort "a waste of time" Just days after The SCO Group escalated its legal battle with IBM over alleged violations of the two companies' Unix source code contract, open source...

Sun Fires Latest Round in Java War

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Sun Microsystems faces "irreparable harm" if an injunction ordering Microsoft to include Sun's Java Runtime Environment with its products is overturned, Sun said in a legal brief filed Friday. The brief is the...

Kazaa fires back at Hollywood Labels

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Sharman Networks, owner of the popular Kazaa file-swapping software, has launched a legal counterstrike against the major record labels and Hollywood studios, asserting they have "obscenely" abused their copyright powers In a...

New technology fires Toshiba screens

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Toshiba is bringing its low-temperature polysilicon display technology to notebooks in hopes of eventually lowering their price, the company said Monday. Such technology is already used in smaller devices, including some handheld...

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