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Palm Pilot gets new competitor, the

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The market for handheld computing devices welcomed a potentially powerful new contender as the heavily funded Handspring Silicon Valley start-up launched its long-awaited "Visor" system that offers users a cheaper and more expandable hand-held computer than the market-leading Palm Pilot

Solectron buys Smart Modular for $2 billion

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America’s largest high-tech contract manufacturing company, Solectron, announced it is branching out into the memory module design and production arena with a $2 billion, all-stock take-over of memory chipmaker Smart Modular Technologies. California-based Solectron does about $10 billion a year

Sun claims 250,000 StarOffice downloads in first week

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A whopping 250,000 people downloaded the 65 MB StarOffice office business software suite during the first week that Sun Microsystems made the office application suite available for free download from its Web site. Sun chief Scott McNealy said the heavy

Motorola announces

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The electronics giant Motorola has announced, it has forged an alliance with IBM, QNX Software Systems and Embedded Plant to bring to market advanced, new devices to integrate the automobile with the Internet.That’s just one application of a major initiative

Pentagon still lags in Y2K compliance

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After spending more than $8 billion, 97% of the most important computers controlled by the United States government are now certified Y2K compliant according to a report released by the White House this week. Still lagging is the Pentagon, according

PC sales booming around the globe

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BANGALORE, September 10: PC sales around the world are expected to show no less than 25 percent growth in the third quarter in terms of the number of computers shipped, said market researchers at International Data Corp. Earlier, IDC had

Is Sun Ray revolutionary or a bad idea revisited?

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BANGALORE, September 10: Sun Microsystem’s new $10-a-month Sun Ray network terminals received a mixed welcome, as some early adopters said that the machines are efficient and inexpensive computing solution, while others said the machines are little more than a new

Bharat Petroleum wins international award from CA

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Mumbai, September 10: Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd. (BPCL) has bagged the Ingres Site of the Year award for the current year. The award, instituted by Computer Associates International Inc (CA), into mission-critical business computing, was presented to BPCL at a

UP Government partners Lotus, Cyberspace

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LUCKNOW, September 10: The UP government is also getting serious about IT. A UP Government delegation in Mumbai assessed the information technology initiatives taken by the Government of Maharashtra, who have undertaken an aggressive drive for IT usage in the

Motorola computer group launches Linux strategy

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BANGALORE, September 10: Motorola Computer Group (MCG), the provider of embedded computing technology, has announced an unified Linux strategy that will provide its OEM customers with a broad selection of Linux-based platforms, open source software, service and support, training and

MTNL’s GDR float to hit market by October end

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BANGALORE, September 10: Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. (MTNL) proposed disinvestment of 19 million government shares would hit the market by the end of October. Chairman-cum-managing director S. Rajagopalan said that no decision had been taken on whether to divest part

IT&T gets smart with outsourcing

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NEW DELHI, September 10: Systems integrator and IT services/solutions company IT&T Ltd. has added `Smart Sourcing’ to its portfolio of services. The term, coined by the company, refers to specialized contractual buying (outsourcing) for customers. "Sourcing is a done thing

HCL Insys, Red Hat form alliance for Linux OS

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NEW DELHI, September 10: HCL Infosystems Ltd. (HCL Insys), at technology integration company, announced that it has extended its ‘Linuxpertise’ initiative by forming an alliance with Redhat Software Inc, the US-based leader in Linux distribution. With this, HCL Insys becomes

Interview – Piyush Patel

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Piyush Patel outlines plans to turn Cabletron into a technology powerhouse in Asia.

Interview – Amitabh Kumar

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VSNL’s acting CMD Amitabh Kumar outlines his plans to tackle the growing VSNL dependent ISPs

Global Crossing to wire Asia

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BANGALORE, September 9: Global Crossing Ltd. is collaborating with Microsoft Corp and Japanese Internet firm Softbank Corp to build a $1.28-billion land and undersea telecommunications network in Asia, taking advantage of an anticipated explosion in Internet use across Asia. The

Compuage ties up with LanBit

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MUMBAI, September 10: Compuage Electronics Pvt. Ltd., a distributor of high end technology products and services, has entered into a distribution tie up with LanBit India, an associate company of LanBit-Allion, Taiwan, into modems and networking products. To coincide with

Logix, Siebel tie-up

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BANGALORE, September 9 : Logix Microsystems has announced its tie-up with Siebel Systems as a Consulting Partner for the Middle East, India and South East Asia. Logix will market Siebel products and provide consulting services for implementation to clients in

Wipro is ARM approved design partner

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BANGALORE, September 9 : An Intellectual Property (IP) provider, ARM, a UK-based company, has licensed Wipro Technology Solutions to provide Systems-on-a-Chip (SoC) design services for companies developing products based on ARM cores. "As an ATAP partner, Wipro’s Solution-on-a-chip Design Center

Education to home becomes a reality

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PUNE, September 9 : ETH Research Lab announced that the Content Team at the ETH Laboratory in Pune has created an Education Portal, which will make learning at home through the Web a distinct reality. ETH Research Lab is presently