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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.

Network: Desmond Morris My Technology: The naked photocopier

The anthropologist Desmond Morris made his name with pop-science bestsellers such as `The Naked Ape' and `People Watching'. But he is also an artist who finds colour copying a boon

AT&T forges $5bn link with IBM

AT&T, the US telecommunications giant, yesterday forged close links with IBM, the computer group, in a clutch of deals which will see thousands of staff move between the two companies, writes Peter Thal Larsen.

IBM weighs sale

IBM weighs sale

CWC and IBM sign pounds 1.8bn IT contract

CABLE & WIRELESS Communications yesterday linked up with IBM in a pounds 1.8bn 10-year deal which will see the computer giant take over 1,000 of the cable group's employees, writes Peter Thal Larsen.

A-Z of Employers: IBM

Age: Over 40.

Books: A space dog's view of human chaos

David Papineau is blasted into orbit with a debut novel of soaring ambition; Habitus by James Flint Fourth Estate, pounds 16.99/pounds 10.99, 480pp

Olympic Games: Major sponsor ends backing after 38 years

THE MULTI-NATIONAL corporation, IBM, is ending its 38-year relationship with the Olympic Games, deciding after months of negotiations not to sign an eight-year deal with the International Olympic Committee, the company announced yesterday.

The judgements of Scottish business are what matter

From his days in the shipyards of the Clyde, Gus Macdonald has shown his value

IBM goes for mini microchips

A NEW generation of even smaller, even faster microchips will soon be incorporated into consumer items after years of development by the computer giant IBM.

Goldman committee meets to decide on market float

PARTNERS OF Goldman Sachs were reported last night to have voted in favour of floating the 127-year-old investment bank at a marathon two- day meeting just outside New York at the weekend.

Where networking is child's play

You make your first friends in the schoolyard. Many women are now finding their first business contacts here, too. By Kathy Harvey

Palm print i.d. to replace passports

IMMIGRATION officers are to be replaced by machines at a major UK airport - probably Heathrow - in a trial of a computerised passport control system that identifies travellers by their palm prints.

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African Caribbean finance forum

The new rules of office sex

They tried to ban it, but why fight human nature? Cayte Williams reports on how business has come to terms with love at work

Outlook: Compaq is in expansive mood

Successful companies, like successful individuals, need to have goals and ambitions to sustain them. As a result, Compaq's chief executive, the unpronounceable Eckhard Pfeiffer, some years ago set himself the challenge of becoming the world's number three computer company by the turn of the century. Given that Compaq was at that time some way down the hierarchy, that always seemed a bit of a tall order. But that was reckoning without that wonderful tool now available to all right thinking chief executives - industry consolidation.
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How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker
Renée Zellweger's real crime has been to age in an industry that prizes women's youth over humanity

'Renée Zellweger's real crime was to age'

The actress's altered appearance raised eyebrows at Elle's Women in Hollywood awards on Monday
From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Patrick Grafton-Green wonders if they can ever recapture the old magic
Thousands of teenagers to visit battlefields of the First World War in new Government scheme

Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

A new Government scheme aims to bring the the horrors of the conflict to life over the next five years
The 10 best smartphone accessories

Make the most of your mobile: 10 best smartphone accessories

Try these add-ons for everything from secret charging to making sure you never lose your keys again
Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time against Real Madrid: Was this shirt swapping the real reason?

Liverpool v Real Madrid

Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time. Was shirt swapping the real reason?
West Indies tour of India: Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Decision to pull out of India tour leaves the WICB fighting for its existence with an off-field storm building
Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?