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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.

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Eight bidders vie for BBC Technology

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Danny Bradbury asks if pen and screen will ever replace the keyboard

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IBM's voice recognition software put to the test

IBM in 10-year Cyber Centre pact

Network: Talking Java over too much coffee

James Gosling developed the `write once, run anywhere' programming language that has transformed computing. He talks to Steve Homer

Computer to do a billion calculations a second

IBM IS seeking to unlock the secrets of the human body with a supercomputer 1,000 times more powerful than the chess-playing Deep Blue.

Andy Kitchener, My Biggest Mistake: We wasted time trying to raise cash from the non-believers

Andy Kitchener, 39, left school with A Levels, and after several IT jobs joined Visionware as international sales director. He moved to Planet Online, but a year later, in 1998, founded Shopcreator, which enables enterprises to set up shop on the Internet at low cost. His company is worth pounds 35m

Letter: Nemesis for Gates

Sir: Judgment or no judgment, Microsoft has already lost ("Judge deals blow to Gates by ruling Microsoft a monopoly", 6 November). In five years the PC will be dead and we will look back with amusement at this moment.
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