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April 25, 2008  5:53 PM

Microsoft: Yahoo deadline expires

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Microsoft reported its fiscal 2008 third-quarter results after the close of the US financial markets on Thursday. Revenues totalled $14.45bn. The revenue figure was up slightly from the $14.40bn posted a year ago but the net income and earnings per share were down. Of course, Microsoft is still...

April 23, 2008  7:49 PM

Second Life courtroom drama video

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Seriously funny.


April 23, 2008  3:51 PM

Businesses build Second Life experience

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When IT projects begin and end with the words ‘Second’ and ‘Life’ the almost universal response from managers is “nice graphics, now talk ROI.”Needless to say, interest in developing technologies withers, as proving ROI is almost impossible to do honestly. What also...


April 22, 2008  11:16 PM

Yahoo earnings surge 281.7% in latest results

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Microsoft may have to up its offer for Yahoo after the search giant posted strong revenues today. “As outlined in our investor presentation, we believe we can significantly accelerate our revenue growth, return to our historically high margins, and double our operating cash flow by 2010. This...


April 22, 2008  1:11 PM

The Commodore 64 is our life

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Just came across this great site - a veritable alcove of Nostalgia. Forget rebuilding the Colossus at Bletchley Park and get on with building the UK’s first C64 museum! I had one of these beauties back in the...


April 22, 2008  1:02 PM

Cobol programmers back in demand

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Despite what pundits might have led us to believe over the past 20 years, the mainframe is not going to disappear any time soon. What is going to change, however, is the mainframe product environment. Organisations need to have plans in place for either migrating or maintaining their current...


April 22, 2008  12:52 PM

How to prove ROI on Web 2.0 projects

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In 2007, a new wave of tech savvy employees brought Web 2.0 tools into the workplace. They realised that tools such as real-time messaging, online social networking and virtual worlds could be used to simplify communication in the workplace. CIOs started learning about how Web 2.0 tools can allow...


April 22, 2008  8:06 AM

Phorm – 4 key rules that ISPs must obey

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A manifesto for governing the use of Phorm from the web site badphorm – for when good ISPs go bad! * The Phorm system must be fully opt-in. Opt-out systems are, in our opinion, not acceptable for such a potentially invasive piece of...


April 22, 2008  8:02 AM

IT workers could swing US elections

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Did you know that IT workers may help swing the upcoming '08 elections? 12 million strong, IT workers number more than miners, farmers and construction workers combined. For the upcoming elections, this mostly young, educated, upscale, independent and politically motivated group...


April 21, 2008  4:16 PM

O2’s mobile broadband service – what you should know…

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Last week O2 UK announced a mobile broadband (i.e. USB modem, or dongle) offering. Two packages are available to existing mobile or home broadband subscribers. But how does it compare to the others already available? Steven Hartley, senior analyst at Ovum comments: “Firstly, O2 is relatively...


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