IBM lands storage start-up XIV

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IBM has agreed to acquire XIV, a privately-held developer of software to run large enterprise storage systems. XIV's flagship Nextra platform allows multiple storage devices and applications to be managed under a single system. The...

Xerox works deal with start-up to rival Google

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Xerox Corp. research subsidiary Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) has struck a licensing deal with Powerset Inc. in San Francisco. The two are developing a search engine based on natural language processing, in hopes that...

Skype Founders Name New Video Start-Up Joost

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Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom, the duo that brought the world Skype and Kazaa, have chosen the name 'Joost' for their new online-video start-up. The name has no meaning in Danish, it was simply chosen...

Yahoo Claims Start-up Stole Trade Secrets

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Yahoo has filed a lawsuit against wireless content company MForma, charging the San Francisco-based company and a group of ex-Yahoo employees there with theft of trade secrets. According to the lawsuit, which...

Start-up claims injunction against Microsoft

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A small San Jose, Calif., company said it has been granted a preliminary injunction preventing Microsoft from incorporating a patented networking method into future versions of Windows. Alacritech said Wednesday that the...

Start-up to use genes to build better chips

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If start-up Cambrios is right, semiconductors and other computer parts in the future won't be built. They'll be bred. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company is using methods that will allow researchers to...

Hyped start-up Procket for sale

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Not to long ago the company Procket was for sale, and maybe by the end of next week the buyer of Procket will be announced (if the deal finalizes by then). The two possible...

Start-up looks to add pluck to browsers

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Start-up Pluck on Monday launched its first product, a set of tools designed to help people add capabilities to Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browsing software. Pluck's self-titled package of browser add-ons promises...

Linux Start-up Secures $10 mil in funding

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Sistina Software, a start-up with software to help numerous Linux servers collectively share a single set of data, has obtained $10 million in venture funding, the company said Monday. The Minneapolis-based company's...

Start-up creates futuristic 3D display

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Thanks Grappa for this. The ideal computer display of today may be flat, but a start-up called Actuality Systems has gazed into the future, and what it has seen looks more like a crystal ball....

Start-up creating Linux-Windows combo

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Hoping to succeed in a difficult task, a software start-up plans to sell a version of Linux designed to run popular Windows programs. Lindows.com, a 20-person San Diego company led by former...

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