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'We were just two guys in a little house on the prairie'

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Kasparov beats Blues

CAN a machine sulk? When Deep Blue, the IBM super computer, lost the fifth game of its chess match against Garry Kasparov early yesterday morning, it looked almost as though artificial apathy was the cause. The problem began when Kasparov offered the machine a draw in a roughly level position after 23 moves. On the advice of Deep Blue's consultant, American grandmaster Joel Benjamin, it's operators declined the offer.

Kasparov draws

The third game of the chess match between Garry Kasparov and the IBM computer Deep Blue was drawn, leaving the scores level. Three games remain.

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Losses push Tadpole into slide

Losses push Tadpole into slide

Antidotes to viruses

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Bringing together the best of both worlds

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IBM reports $534m loss

IBM reported a third-quarter loss of $543m (pounds 362m), including a charge of $1.8bn related to its acquisition of Lotus Development. Excluding the Lotus purchase, IBM said its profits rose to $1.3bn, or $2.30 a share, compared with earnings of $689m, or $1.18 a share, in the same period of 1994. Including the Lotus purchase, IBM lost 96 cents a share for the quarter.

IBM falls into $543m loss

IBM reported a third-quarter loss of $543m (pounds 362m), including a charge of $1.8bn related to its acquisition of Lotus Development.

Compass clinches $250m IBM deal

CLIFFORD GERMAN

IBM creates 200 jobs in Scotland

IBM creates 200 jobs in Scotland

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