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Seed Infotech to place IT engineers in Japan

By : CIOL Bureau

Seed Infotech, a Pune-based company has tied up with i-POC, a newly
formed subsidiary of C-Cube Corporation of the NTT (Nagoya) and IT training
company RBEC Corp, to place trained Indian IT engineers in Japan. The companies
intend to make a modest start by placing 150 IT engineers in March 2002 and 250
the following year.

Sun’s new servers address Wintel threat

By : CIOL Bureau

Sun’s new entry level server, the V880, has two to eight
processors and is designed in part for consolidating smaller machines. Sun is
also unveiling the Netra 20, starting at about $11,500. Both run on Sun’s
UltraSPARC III processor and run the Solaris operating system.

Vodafone adds Lotus to mobile phone software suite

By : CIOL Bureau

Vodafone in a partnership with IBM will give British workers mobile
access to their Lotus Notes email. Mobile phone and software companies are
battling to dominate the emerging market to link office software and mobile
devices as professionals demand access to their office information anywhere,
anytime.

Template Method

By : CIOL Bureau

Template Methods lead to an inverted control structure. Template methods are
so fundamental that they can be found in almost every abstract class. It bears
similarities to Strategy Pattern except that the latter uses delegation to
implement variant steps of algorithm in the child class where as Template Method
uses inheritance.

Linux loyalists brand Microsoft as efficient copycats

By : CIOL Bureau

XP bells and whistles touted by Microsoft doesn’t seem to appeal
to the other OS users who feel the software giant is still little more than a
highly efficient copycat of existing technology. Some of the loudest criticism
heard online centers on Microsoft’s new licensing limitations that force users
to buy a copy of XP for each PC they own.

Intel to cut chip prices, AMD to follow

By : CIOL Bureau

Intel is slated to cut prices of its microprocessors according to
industry sources. Reflecting a continuing price war between Intel and AMD,
sources say AMD will follow by slashing prices of its Athlon chips.

Napster gets more funding from Bertelsmann

By : CIOL Bureau

German media giant Bertelsmann AG has committed to another fixed
amount of funding for Napster. The latest funding from Bertelsmann came in
addition to money provided by the giant German company to help Napster pay off a
$26 million settlement.

Sun to launch low-end servers

By : CIOL Bureau

Sun Microsystems has announced plans to release entry level
network computers with its latest microchip. In a bid to take on commodity
servers running Windows operating systems, Sun will bring its UltraSPARC III
microchips to the low end.

New virtual library holds 10 billion Web pages

By : CIOL Bureau

The world’s largest Internet library opened its virtual doors this
week, showcasing more than 10 billion Web pages, including many believed to be
long gone. The library stores not just documents like old newspapers, but a
sampling of everything that has ever been posted on the World Wide Web.

Multimedia conferencing: Alternative to business travel

By : CIOL Bureau

The slowdown with the terrorist attacks has seen business houses
reduce travel as part of the cost-cutting measures. Face-to-face meetings are
now being challenged by safe and less expensive modes of communication.
Multimedia conferencing has taken the place of business travel where real-time
data collaboration allows conference attendees to share presentations and even
collaborate over whiteboards.

US government Web site hacked

By : CIOL Bureau

A Web server for the National Oceanic & Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) was disabled for a few hours last week after hackers
posted message threatening to turn sensitive information over to the Al Qaeda
unless the US agreed to meet its terms. In light of the war, the FBI has warned
that there might be more "cyber protests".

Feature rich XP still has controversial stuff

By : CIOL Bureau

Windows XP is seen as the software giants most stable and
feature-rich consumer product yet, but it still has some persistent issues,
links to other Microsoft services. Microsoft with its XP is also taking aim at
the increasingly popular use of PCs as a hub for managing digital media.

X and XP carry on the Apple-Microsoft battle

By : CIOL Bureau

Apple has trumped Microsoft, in many analysts’ view, by releasing
its own OS X, a revamped, multimedia operating system about six months ago,
beating XP. Though some critics feel Apple’s products are better, but not better
enough to tip the scales for most people buying a computer.

XP signs up big users in Singapore, India

By : CIOL Bureau

XP saw a several leading Indian organizations like Infosys, Ranbaxy,
NSE agreeing to adopt the product. The software giant has signed up high-profile
corporate users in Asia ahead of its launch in New York.

Ericsson posts big Q3 loss, sees weak 2002

By : CIOL Bureau

Ericsson reported a deeper than expected Q3 pre-tax loss as it
struggled with weak demand and a slumping mobile networks market. The Swedish
telecom equipment maker reported a $548.7 million pre-tax loss in the third
quarter against market consensus.

Windows XP launched in biggest release since 95

By : CIOL Bureau

Microsoft has officially launched Windows XP, kicking off a $250 million marketing campaign.

AP govt.’s eSeva to boost eGovernance

By : CIOL Bureau

The Andhra Pradesh government has launched a major eGovernance drive by launching nine eSeva centers that will help citizens avail of state and central government services through a computerised network.

Web teeming with sobering info on germ warfare

By : CIOL Bureau

As has become the norm now, for all good and bad things turn over to the Internet. Even as increasing number of Anthrax cases in US cities raise concerns of bio-terrorism, the Web is full of both useful and useless information on the bacteria and numerous other manners in which terrorists can wreck havoc.

AOL, Sun to begin cross-messaging tests

By : CIOL Bureau

Sun will follow IBM in joining hands with AOL to offer interoperability between their instant messaging services.

US states fear weak settlement in Microsoft talks

By : CIOL Bureau

A few states that are fighting the anti-trust case along with DoJ fear that the latter might accept a settlement that might not stop Microsoft from repeating its acts.