Net firms in music pirates deal

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Six of the UK's biggest net providers have agreed a plan with the music industry to tackle piracy online. The deal, negotiated by the government, will see hundreds of thousands of letters sent...

Nintendo now one of Japan's top 10 firms

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Nintendo has appeared on the list of the ten most valuable companies in Japan for the first time in its history, sitting alongside household names such as Toyota, Honda and Canon. Nintendo's Wii console has...

UK firms ignoring disaster recovery

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According to a recent study, one third of mid-sized companies in the UK do not have a website disaster recovery plan in place. The research was commissioned by managed hosting services provider NetBenefit but was...

Record Firms Sue Russian MP3 Site

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US record labels Arista Records, Warner Bros, Capitol and UMG recordings have started legal action against Moscow-based Mediaservices. The lawsuit was filed in New York and claims that sites Allofmp3.com and allTunes.com are selling songs...

Microsoft Claims Firms 'Hitting a Wall' With Linux

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Microsoft today released the findings of an independent report claiming that the Windows platform is "more consistent, predictable and easier to manage than Linux". The study, commissioned by the software giant from Security Innovation, a...

Microsoft seeks protection from spyware firms

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Microsoft wants the Senate to rewrite anti-spyware legislation in order to protect companies that provide spyware removal utilities. The software maker warned Tuesday that two bills approved by the House of Representatives...

Firms urged to rethink spam strategy

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Enterprises must protect themselves from likely shake-up in vendor market IT managers should rethink their spam filter strategy as the market is expected to experience dramatic vendor consolidation this year, Gartner has...

Firms divided over Web services standard

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A technical committee will forge ahead on Thursday with development of a Web services reliable-messaging specification without the backing of industry heavyweights IBM and Microsoft. Companies that back the specification--Fujitsu, Hitachi, NEC, Oracle and...

Major Japanese firms won't pay off SCO

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The biggest computer manufacturers in Japan that build systems running Linux will hold out against blustering by SCO to extract license fees based upon unsubstantiated infringement claims, it has emerged. According to today's...

Cable firms to test Microsoft TV software

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The nation's two largest cable operators will test Microsoft Corp.'s digital television software with some of their subscribers under agreements to be announced today. Although limited in scope, the trials by Comcast Cable...

Web Firms Choose Profit Over Privacy

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To parents interested in buying the popular Hooked on Phonics learn-to-read programs, the company made a firm promise on its Web site: It would never sell or rent their personal information to other marketers. ...

Tech firms respond to deadly illness

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Sun Microsystems and ATI Technologies are the latest tech companies to see their plans in Asia disrupted by fears of a deadly flulike disease. Concerns about Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) led...

Firms 'ill-prepared for disaster'

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More than a quarter of a million businesses in the UK are ill-prepared for how a disaster such as a terrorist attack could affect their technology systems. A survey commissioned by information...

Security Firms See Long-Awaited Windfall

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With the U.S. government issuing new terror warnings and Senate passage of the homeland security bill, small companies providing screening systems and other specialized protection services are poised for the windfall they've anticipated ever since...

Statistics firms revisit QuickTime counts

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Apple Computer is close to vindication in a long-running dispute with Web researchers over the popularity of its QuickTime multimedia technology--a victory that could help speed adoption of new digital video and audio standards. ...

Hackers turn tables on file-swapping firms

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For the past several weeks, the pseudonymous programmer, who says he's a male college student and declines to give his real name, has been releasing versions of popular file-swapping programs online with the advertising and...

Top UK firms have poor web sites

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Britain's leading companies are "woefully inadequate" at providing corporate information on their Web sites, according to a study released Monday. It said half the companies listed on the London stock market's main...

Antivirus firms balk at FBI loophole

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Antivirus software vendors said Monday they don't want to create a loophole in their security products to let the FBI or other government agencies use a virus to eavesdrop on the computer communications of suspected...

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