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Capita has won a five-year, £145 million deal to run the congestion charge, which it helped set up in London 11 years ago.

Mandelbrot, father of fractals, dies at 85

Benoit Mandelbrot, the Polish-born mathematician who played a central role in Chaos theory, has died at his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, aged 85, of cancer.

iPhone exec departs Apple after "Antennagate"

Mark Papermaster, the Apple executive in charge of iPhone engineering, has left the company weeks after the "Antennagate" controversy over complaints of poor reception on the company's latest smartphone.

Microsoft profit beats on strong Windows 7 sales

Microsoft posted a bigger-than-expected 60 per cent jump in quarterly profit, helped by strong sales of Windows 7, and said it expected business technology spending to recover this year.

Youth work scheme 'tackles lost generation'

Gordon Brown said he did not want the recession to herald a repeat of the "lost generation of the 1980s" as he welcomed a new employment scheme for young people.

Put your DNA to the test

A DNA testing project launched by National Geographic and IBM seeks to challenge where we think we come from.

HAL's bells: IBM makes 'thinking computer' breakthrough

Scientists say they've made a breakthrough in their pursuit of computers that "think" like a living thing's brain - an effort that tests the limits of technology.

IBM's new service jumps on cloud computing bandwagon

IBM launched a new cloud computing service on Monday, aiming to take on companies such as Amazon.com Inc, Google Inc, Microsoft Corp and Salesforce.com Inc.

IBM faces probe over competition concerns

Big Blue accused of unfairly dominating top end of corporate market

IBM undercuts Google with cheap cloud email service

IBM is trying to stymie Google's expansion into the business software market.

'Phishing' dries up - are scammers changing their game?

Internet criminals might be rethinking a favourite scam for stealing people's personal information.

Linux copyright fight headed to trial

A federal appeals court has reversed a judge's decision that granted the copyright of the Unix computer operating system to Novell.

IBM wows Wall St with 12 per cent profit jump

IBM blew away second-quarter profit projections and jacked up its full-year earnings forecast today, a rare sign of confidence from a major corporation in the recession.

IBM ready to close its UK final salary pension plan

IBM has become the latest company planning to turn its back on final salary pension payouts. The computer systems group is consultung staff about proposals to close its UK scheme, which would affect 5,000 employees.

IBM deal steps up attack on Cisco

Brocade Communications Systems is deepening its ties with a powerful ally, IBM, forging a new distribution deal for internet routers and switches at a time when bigger rival Cisco Systems is straining some of its old relationships.

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