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/ 2 February 2008

US campaign frenzy ahead of Super Tuesday

White House hopefuls have launched a frantic blitz with the stakes enormous heading into ”Super Tuesday” and the home stretch of the costliest and longest United States election campaign in history. Democratic rivals Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were criss-crossing the country over the weekend.

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/ 23 October 2007

Mac, iPod sales boost Apple’s profits

Apple’s fiscal fourth-quarter profits jumped 67% to cap a year that saw unprecedented momentum in its Macintosh computer business, continued demand for iPods and the successful launch of the iPhone. For the three months that ended September 30, Apple said on Monday it earned -million, or ,01 per share.

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/ 9 March 2007

Apple’s iTunes still does not like Vista

An update to Apple’s iTunes music software still has not resolved some of the compatibility problems with Microsoft’s new operating system. The latest version, iTunes 7.1, comes a month after the iPod and Macintosh computer maker warned PC users against installing Windows Vista until Apple could fix the problems.

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/ 13 January 2007

Guilty plea in Hewlett-Packard spy probe

Federal prosecutors in California scored their first victory in the investigation of Hewlett-Packard’s ill-fated boardroom spying probe on Friday, when a low-level private investigator pleaded guilty to identity theft and conspiracy charges. Bryan Wagner (29), of Littleton, Colorado, pleaded guilty to the two felony counts.

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/ 30 March 2006

How loud does your iPod go?

Apparently, Apple Computer is listening. In a world where hearing problems are real and lawyers are looking to make gadget providers liable, Apple issued a software update on Wednesday for its recent iPod models — the nano and the video-capable iPod — allowing users to set how loud their digital music players can go.

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/ 6 January 2006

Agassi aims to compete again in February

Despite pulling out of the Australian Open, Andre Agassi is planning a mid-February return to tennis with his entry into the ATP San Jose event. The 35-year-old is apparently sure that his ankle injury will be completely behind him by the February 13 start of a tournament he has won five times since 1990.

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/ 3 August 2005

Mozilla comes clean

The nonprofit Mozilla Foundation that organises the development of the Firefox Web browser said on Wednesday it has formed a corporate subsidiary, not to make money but to better focus its activities. Mozilla will work mainly on developing and delivering free software products such as the Firefox browser and Thunderbird e-mail program.

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/ 23 April 2005

New twist in finger food mystery

A United States woman who claimed she found part of a human finger in her fast-food meal has been arrested, police said on Friday, as the digital mystery took a dramatic new turn. Anna Ayala (39) was arrested at her home in the desert gambling town of Las Vegas late on Thursday, officers said.

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/ 14 February 2005

Lightning-fast win for Roddick

Andy Roddick can forget his frustrating finish in the Australian Open. The top-seeded Roddick played a near-flawless first set and breezed to a 6-0, 6-4 victory over unseeded Cyril Saulnier of France in 50 minutes to win the SAP Open in the fastest final on the ATP circuit thus far this season.

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/ 10 February 2005

Roddick starts defence of San Jose title

Top seed Andy Roddick launched his defence of the San Jose ATP title with a straight-set victory over United States qualifier Paul Goldstein on Wednesday. Making his first appearance since the Australian Open quarterfinals, Roddick beat Goldstein 6-3, 6-4 in the first round of the  000 tournament.

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/ 9 February 2005

Intel updates chips for business computers

Catching up with rival Advanced Micro Devices, Intel said on Tuesday it will ship a desktop PC microprocessor that can handle significantly larger chunks of data than most of today’s chips. The new 600-series Pentium 4s are the first Intel desktop chips that support a technology called 64-bit memory addressability.

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/ 20 January 2005

eBay profit jumps 44%

Strong holiday sales caused eBay’s profit to surge 44% from the same period last year, and optimistic executives raised their outlook for the rest of 2005. But the online auction giant failed to meet Wall Street’s expectations by a penny per share and its shares fell.

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/ 13 October 2004

Intel posts ‘sagging’ third-quarter results

Driven by demand for flash memory chips used in cell phones, Intel’s third-quarter profits rose 15% as the chip-making giant struggled to overcome lacklustre PC sales, growing inventory, product missteps and stiff competition. For the three months ended on September 25, Intel earned ,9-billion, or 30 cents per share, on sales of ,5-billion.

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/ 21 September 2004

The cat is back

Call it the kitty’s third life. Roxio bought the Napster brand name and feline logo at a bankruptcy auction two years ago and with the acquisition of another music service, pressplay, relaunched the once-renegade file-swapping pioneer as a legal music service last October.

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/ 28 July 2004

Google IPO likely to generate fabulous wealth

Google’s initial public stock offering next month will instantly transform hundreds of Silicon Valley workers into millionaires, at least on paper. Google has doled out stock options to virtually all its 2 292 employees. From senior executives to administrative assistants, self-described ”Googlers” get options — which may eventually be sold for cash — when they start work and when they’re promoted.

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/ 22 June 2004

Apple and BMW introduce iPod adapter

Apple Computer and the BMW Group on Monday introduced an adapter that allows iPod and BMW customers to plug their music collections directly into their car sound systems. The two companies worked for a year to jointly develop the system that will work in BMW’s newer model 3 Series, Z4 Roadster, X3 and X5 sports utility vehicles and the Mini Cooper.

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/ 1 May 2004

‘Google won’t be a slave to Wall Street’

When Google began its explosive rise nearly six years ago, it was unconventional in its stark layout, absence of annoying banner ads and unprecedented usefulness. Now, preparing for a much-hyped initial public offering, the search engine company has taken unorthodoxy another step. In the filing, co-founder Larry Page promises to make the world ”a better place,” and says the company won’t ”be evil”.