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McNealy says computer industry is still in its infancy

By : CIOL Bureau

Sun CEO Scott McNealy said that the computer world is still in its
infancy and a ‘lot left for the Net to capture’ in his keynote address at
the JavaOne trade show. He also expressed his distaste of Microsoft, referring
to the company as ‘the dark side’ and said Java would win the battle against
.NET.

Red Hat aims at big business with new server product

By : CIOL Bureau

Red Hat has unveiled a new advanced server that aimed squarely at
the large enterprises. The Linux distributor has priced the new product at a
base price of $800 that will also include a one-year subscription to the Red Hat
Network for setting up and maintaining the software.

HP spent $150 m to fight merger opposition

By : CIOL Bureau

HP spent $150 million to battle the opposition to the Compaq
merger. In addition to the merger battle costs, HP is spending as much as $1
billion on integrating the two companies a project spearheaded by a hired
organization.

McNealy says computer industry still in its infancy

By : CIOL Bureau

Sun CEO Scott McNealy said that the computer world is still in its
infancy and a ‘lot left for the Net to capture’ in his keynote address at
the JavaOne trade show. He also expressed his distaste of Microsoft, referring
to the company as ‘the dark side’ and said Java would win the battle against
.NET.

Judge indicates she may broaden Microsoft case

By : CIOL Bureau

Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly has offered the government a chance to
say whether it thinks the nine states have the right to ask for strong,
nationwide penalties against Microsoft. Meanwhile, the judge gave a big boost to
the states by saying she wants more factual details about handheld and other
devices.

Cisco announces comprehensive voice solutions in India

By : CIOL Bureau

Cisco has announced the availability of comprehensive voice
solutions that will enable service providers to take advantage of the
deregulation in the Indian telecom sector. Cisco offers end-to-end solutions for
voice-over-IP.

NIIT acquires US based Osprey Systems

By : CIOL Bureau

NIIT has acquired Osprey Systems, a US based full life cycle SAP
solutions provider. The acquisition is expected to generate $35 million in
revenues for NIIT over the next three years.

IBM, Navision tie up to deliver solutions for SMBs

By : CIOL Bureau

IBM and Navision have announced a global marketing agreement to
offer affordable, integrated e-business solutions to meet the needs of the small
and medium sized businesses. IBM will promote Navision software to its worldwide
network of business partners, as per the agreement.

Ericsson, Bharti tie up for mobile Internet applications

By : CIOL Bureau

Ericsson and Bharti Televentures have tied up to develop and test
mobile Internet applications for the Indian market. The new applications will be
tested and verified at the ‘Ericsson Mobility World’; a state-of-the-art
development facility set up by Ericsson in New Delhi.

Web-surfers snapping up digital cameras: study

By : CIOL Bureau

A recent study by the InfoTrends Research Group indicates that
around 60% of the US households connected to the Net could posses digital
cameras. Meanwhile, Eastman Kodak is preparing for a widespread consumer use of
digital camera.

Keane acquires SignalTree for to $62 m

By : CIOL Bureau

Keane has fully acquired SignalTree Solutions with paid cash
amounting to $62 million. SignalTree software development facilities at Noida
and Hyderabad have been evaluated and certified with SEI-CMM on Level 5.

Bangalore most preferred IT destination

By : CIOL Bureau

Every week in the past 100 weeks, an IT company has registered to
set up base in Bangalore, said the state IT secretary. This year pointing to the
downturn, an investment of Rs 350 to 400 crore is expected down from Rs 1000
crore in the year 2000.

Ittiam announces multimedia, communication product suite

By : CIOL Bureau

Ittiam Systems, a Bangalore based DSP firm, has announced a
comprehensive suite of digital signal processing solutions for the multimedia
and communications markets. The product suite components are compliant with the
MPEG 4 standard. Speech compression and decompression product based on MPEG 4
HVXC that achieves a compression of 64 times was also announced.

Subex wins $0.5 m African order

By : CIOL Bureau

Subex Systems, an Indian company specializing in software for the
telecom sector, has said that it has bagged an order from an African telecom
services provider worth $500,000. It is one of the few Indian companies that has
products for telecom service providers in areas like fraud management and
billing verification.

eBay antitrust probe closed, no action taken

By : CIOL Bureau

eBay has said that US authorities have closed the antitrust
investigation without taking any action against the Internet auction site. The
probe was related to whether eBay broke any laws when it permitted the firearms
sales, is ongoing, according to sources.

If merger is approved, Fiornia’s problems have only just begun

By : CIOL Bureau

With the merger almost approved, Walter Hewlett’s warnings about
the negative impact of the merger are materializing faster than expected. Shares
of HP fell to just over $18 after an internal memo leaked to the media which
read a HP executive warning that revenue and profit of its services division
were well below targets and the merger could do more harm.

Alcatel wins $149 m Costa Rican contract

By : CIOL Bureau

Alcatel has won a $149 million contract to build Costa Rica’s
first GSM 1800/GPRS mobile phone network from ICE. Alcatel says the new mobile
network will be able to support up to 400,000 lines.

Fujitsu hopes cost cuts will aid return to profit

By : CIOL Bureau

Fujitsu hopes to save $ 1.05 billion next year with its
restructuring measures. After several years of restructuring, Japan’s largest
computer maker, has vowed to pull it’s struggling overseas computer software
and services operations back to profit making.

Microsoft sued for patent violation by former executive

By : CIOL Bureau

Being sued seems to be almost a daily affair for the Redmond Giant.
Network Commerce, headed by a former Microsoft executive has sued the company
for allegedly violating a patent on conducting electronic commerce. The patent
covers a method for online shopping that uses separate servers and software to
coordinate downloading software, music and video over the Internet, the company
said.

Yokogawa Blue Star wins Rs 6.5 crore KPCL contract

By : CIOL Bureau

Yokogawa Blue Star has won a contract from KPCL for Supply and
Installation of DCS based C and I package for their 210 MW unit seven at Raichur
Thermal Power Station. The contract is estimated at Rs. 6.5 crores that involves
the supply of DCS with ergonomic CRT based operator interface.