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Websites on Las Vegas make good moolah

By : CIOL Bureau

Vegas.com and Lasvegas.com are two websites that are betting that they can take on the biggest names in the online travel industry by offering visitors a better look at Las Vegas, including a peek into the gambler’s paradise’s darkest corners.

‘Spam to get worse before its gets better’

By : CIOL Bureau

Despite organized efforts at fighting spam and its source of its origin, authorities still haven’t achieved a breakthrough in curbing spam. The reason- spammers are getting only smarter, as they find new and ingenious ways to bypass filters by misspelling words.

Nokia investor meeting unlikely to spark new rally

By : CIOL Bureau

The Nokia investor meet scheduled for next week will throw some light on the company’s strategy and game plan with which it would not only maintain its popularity but also outperform its rivals.

Massachusetts unhappy with Microsoft settlement

By : CIOL Bureau

Massachusetts has split from the group of nine states that had sought tougher sanctions against Microsoft. The state now feels that the federal court judgement is insufficient to deter Microsoft’s abuse of its monopoly in personal computer operating systems.

Pune bio-tech park gets 100 acres from state

By : CIOL Bureau

The Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation has granted 100 acres to the Pune biotechnology park that was being developed as a joint venture with TCG.

LG to invest Rs 10,000 cr in Gujarat

By : CIOL Bureau

LG electronics has announced a huge investment of Rs 10, 000 cr in the state of Gujarat, where it would start its manufacturing facility. The company is also entering into some contract manufacturing arrangements with local producers.

Epson launches printers for professionals

By : CIOL Bureau

Epson’s newly launched printers, Stylus Photo 925 and Stylus Photo 915 are specially designed for professional users and the entry-level segment. Both printers enable users to print directly from a digital camera, without a PC connection.

Russian software Co accused of ‘cracking’ Adobe

By : CIOL Bureau

A Russian software company, ElcomSoft, has been accused of selling online tools that can crack Adobe’s technology. The company has been booked for violating the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

EU official to work with Microsoft

By : CIOL Bureau

The European Commission has granted leave to its official, Detlef Eckert who will work with Microsoft from next week. Eckert will work as a security officer responsible for Microsoft’s “Trustworthy Computing” initiative in Europe.

iSoft posts healthy profits, outlook rosy

By : CIOL Bureau

Manchester-based iSoft Group has reported that its sales increased more than half in this quarter to $54.6 million. The company painted a positive outlook for the future, as it clocked a profit after tax and good will of $12.6m

IDRBT forays into e-learning

By : CIOL Bureau

Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology is gearing up to launch a web-based post graduate program in Banking Technology Management. This two-year program is specifically designed for the employees of banks and financial institutions.

France Tel confirms 20,000 early retirement exits

By : CIOL Bureau

Almost 20,000 employees would be leaving their jobs as part of the early retirement plan in France Telecom. The company has denied earlier reports of 45,000 job cuts in the company.

Wipro opens center in Finland

By : CIOL Bureau

By opening its development center in Tampere, Finland, Wipro technology has become the first Indian technology company to have invested in this region.

Invensys to put in $3m, add 300 staff in India

By : CIOL Bureau

Invensys Technologies has announced its decision to enhance its operations in India. Over the next one year, the company would invest almost $3 m and increase its workforce from 500 to 800 in its development center.

‘Expedite reforms if you want to beat China’

By : CIOL Bureau

India should workout its power sector reforms, and clean up the bureaucracy situation to tap the foreign investments that are currently going to China.

Fujitsu, Toshiba tie-up on joint chip plant likely

By : CIOL Bureau

With an aim to share the cost burden, Fujitsu and Toshiba are likely to enter in a strategic alliance to build a cutting-edge chip plant. A formal decision however will be announced early next year.

World chip sales rise just 1.8 % in Oct

By : CIOL Bureau

The global chip sales grew at just 1.8% to reach $12.52 b in October compared with September this year. However, sales of chips, used in electronic devices ranging from computers and mobile phones to shavers and cars, rose 19.9% y-o-y.

Infy’s Finacle enters Thailand market

By : CIOL Bureau

Infosys has tied up with Thailand-based players Datamat and Yip In Tsoi and Co to market its banking solutions in Thailand. Earlier the company had tied up with Sun Microsystems to jointly market its product with Sun’s platform to banks across the world.

Systat Software releases SYSTAT version 10.2

By : CIOL Bureau

Systat Software has launched an updated version of its data analysis software called, SYSTAT version 10.2 that combines a vast selection of reliable and mathematically sound statistical tests with extensive technical graphs.

KMG acquires 76% stake in Chavan Software

By : CIOL Bureau

IT solutions and services company Key Management Group has announced that it is acquiring a majority stake of 76% in the German company, Chavan Software.