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Gates Gives $42.6 Million for Malaria Cure

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has given a US$42.6 million grant to the Institute for OneWorld Health to create a cure for malaria ...

Salesforce.com Pushes On-Demand Model with Winter ’05

Salesforce.com today announced the expansion of its on-demand service with Winter '05. The product line includes Salesforce.com Winter '05, Supportforce.com Winter '05, sforce 5.0 and the new on-demand customization toolkit, Customforce.com ...

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Gupta’s SQLBase(R) 9.0 Certified Novell Ready

Gupta Technologies announced today that its SQLBase(R) 9.0 for Linux has been certified "Novell Ready" for SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 and 9 ...

ATI’s HyperMemory Uses System Memory for Graphics

ATI Technologies, the three-dimensional graphics chipmaker, today announced HyperMemory, a technology that allows a PC to use system memory for graphics processing ...

Kodak, IBM Collaborate on New Digital Image Sensors

Eastman Kodak and IBM will team up to develop new image sensors for digital cameras and camera phones, Kodak said in a statment ...

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XM Launches Online Radio Service

XM Satellite Radio today announced the introduction of an online, commercial-free radio service, to premier in October, the company said in a statement ...

Borland Moves Toward Software Delivery Optimization

Borland Software today introduced Borland CaliberRM 2005 and Borland StarTeam 2005, software tools designed to help application developers manage the requirements, resources, tasks, assets and workflow for application development ...

IMlogic Releases Free IM and P2P Blocking Software

IMlogic today released free software to help companies fight copyright piracy, avoid lawsuits from illegal file sharing and prevent damage from viruses and worms ...

Nokia Adopts SD Card Tech into Storage Portfolio

Nokia said that it has applied for membership in the SD Card Association and has signed a licensing agreement for enabling the use of SD memory cards in its devices. According to a statement, Nokia will continue to support MultiMediaCards (MMC) that are currently widely used in Nokia's mobile devices ...

Retail Sales Drop, Stocks Tread Water

Consumers put away their cash and credit cards again in August, sending retail sales sharply lower and further vexing anyone trying to get a solid read on the direction of the economy ...

RIAA Moves Against Consumers Again

As students all across the United States were getting ready to head back to school, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) was busy beefing up its prolonged attack on consumer fair use rights and emerging consumer technologies ...

IBM Expands RFID Offerings

IBM has announced several new services and technologies to help push radio frequency identification (RFID) systems to industrial companies. The new services are geared toward the automotive, aerospace, defense, manufacturing, chemicals and paper and electronics companies ...

Yahoo Buys Musicmatch for $160 Million

Yahoo and Musicmatch today announced they have signed an agreement for Yahoo to acquire Musicmatch for approximately US$160 million in cash ...

Mobile Phone Vendors Working To Drive Mobile Broadcast

Motorola, NEC, Nokia, Siemens and Sony Ericsson today announced their cooperation in mobile broadcast services, a collaboration that started as the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) ...

Anadarko Agrees To Divest Certain Onshore Assets

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation announced that it has agreed to divest certain U.S. onshore properties to undisclosed parties for US$850 million in cash and interests in two oil and gas fields in Wyoming ...

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Cisco Systems Acquires NetSolve

NetSolve, a security and infrastructure applications developer, has signed an agreement with Cisco under which Cisco will acquire NetSolve for a purchase price of US$11.00 per share in cash ...

Transmeta Begins Production of 90-Nanometer Efficeon Processor

Transmeta Corporation announced that the Efficeon TM8800 has achieved limited production status after passing Transmeta's quality requirements ...

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Oracle Prevails in Antitrust Lawsuit

Oracle has prevailed in a lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice seeking to block its proposed acquisition of PeopleSoft. The decision, even though it can be appealed, removes a significant roadblock to the acquisition ...

VeriSign Implements ‘Rapid Updates’ for DNS

VeriSign has implemented an enhancement, called "rapid updates," to its .com and .net Domain Name System (DNS) servers ...

Gaming: Key Contributor to Wireless Data Usage

With good momentum already in the United States and worldwide, a new report from In-Stat/MDR suggests that mobile gaming, while remaining a niche market, will continue its rise as a key contributor to wireless data usage and revenues ...

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