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KDE Unveils Version 3.3.2 for the Desktop

The independent, open-source KDE Project today announced the availability of KDE 3.3.2, a maintenance release for its latest, most advanced free desktop suite for GNU/Linux and other UNIX systems. KDE 3.3.2 ships with a basic desktop and eighteen other packages including administration, network, edu...

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Knight Steps Down as Nike CEO

Phil Knight stepped down today as president and chief executive officer of Nike Inc., the athletic shoe and clothing company he co-founded in 1972 with Bill Bowerman. Knight will be succeeded by William D. Perez, head of S.C. Johnson and Son, who will become CEO and director for Nike effective Decem...

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RightNow, Quris Partner on E-Mail Marketing Services

RightNow and Quris will partner to deliver e-mail marketing programs, the companies announced today. The joint offering will combine RightNow Marketing's technology platform with Quris's campaign management strategy and services. The companies maintain that by combining services they will be able to...

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A9.com Launches Toolbar for Mozilla Firefox

Amazon subsidiary A9.com today released its new A9 toolbar for the Mozilla Firefox Web browser. The toolbar enables Firefox users to search the Web using A9.com bookmarks, site history, A9 lists and A9 diary features. Users can download the A9 toolbar in less than two minutes from the A9.com home pa...

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Qwest Confirms $250 Million Settlement with SEC

Qwest Communications announced today that it has agreed to a $US250 million settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The deal concludes a two-and-a-half year investigation of the company for alleged fraudulent accounting practices by former executives that resulted in the imprope...

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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. The Novell Ready designation means that the product has been designed to work with Novell's Linux family of enterprise-class software products. "GUPTA has ...

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AMD Debuts Athlon 64 3000

AMD has expanded its family of low-voltage mobile processors designed to offer high performance, security and mobility for thin and light notebooks. The new Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor offers a 32-bit computing environment with a seamless transition to 64-bit computing. Like all the AMD64 process...

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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. The Washington, D.C.-based company will charge a monthly fee of $7.99 for the service, called XM Radio Online. Customers who already subscribe to X...

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Nokia Upgrades Communicator

Nokia announced the Nokia 9300, a new version of the company's Communicator. On the outside, the Nokia 9300 looks like a slim mobile phone. When opened, the device reveals a full keyboard and color screen. The 9300 is designed to appeal to professionals who want powerful functionality from a data-en...

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Samsung Debuts First Mobile Phone with Hard Drive

Samsung Electronics unveiled what the company is calling the "first-ever mobile phone with an internal hard drive." The company's latest phone, the V5400, is currently being exhibited at the ITU Telecom Asia 2004 conference. The V5400 is equipped with a 1-inch, 1.5-GB hard drive designed to expand t...

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Red Hat Names Charlie Peters CFO

Red Hat today announced the appointment of Charles E. Peters, Jr. as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Most recently, Peters held the position of CFO with Burlington Industries. Peters' responsibilities as CFO at Red Hat will include accounting, finance, treasury, tax, credit and...

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IBM, Intel Open Blade Specs

IBM, in collaboration with Intel, has made available the design specifications for the IBM eServer BladeCenter platform. The specifications should allow hardware vendors to create BladeCenter-compatible products and participate in the blade server market. According to IBM, the design specifications ...

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Nokia Ships One Million N-Gage Game Decks

Nokia announced that it has shipped its one millionth game deck globally since the sales of the N-Gage platform started eleven months ago. According to Nokia, the sale of one million N-Gage and N-Gage QD game decks marks a significant milestone in the world of portable gaming. "We're proud to have r...

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Blu-ray Adds Microsoft’s VC-1 Codec

The Blu-ray Disc Association and Microsoft have agreed to include the VC-1 advanced compression video codec, the proposed SMPTE standard based on Windows Media 9, as a mandatory codec in Blu-ray Disc's BD-ROM specification for video playback equipment. Video codecs are used to compress video images ...

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Skype Beta Version Released for Mac OS X

Skype Technologies today launched the beta version of Skype for Mac OS X. The software can be downloaded for free and is available immediately. "We celebrated Skype's first anniversary on Sunday (August 29) with more than 9 million users from every country in the world," said Niklas Zennstrom, Skype...

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