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'If you monkey with a system that’s supposed to provide global connectivity, it’s very easy to make mistakes'

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Dr Andy Grove of Intel is determined to dominate the microprocessor business - no matter who challenges him.

Network: On the crest of the new media wave

WHEN ROBBIE Williams stepped on to the stage at Slane Castle in Ireland on Saturday, his image was beamed across the world via the Internet. Nothing unusual about that. Rock concerts are regularly seen on the Net. What was different is that this time the number of live viewers wasn't constrained by bandwidth to the usual few thousand who can watch Web video at any one time.

Internet gambling clicks with women

THE INTERNET is producing a new generation of female gamblers. New research shows women are just as keen to throw their money away as men - as long as they can do it in the comfort of their own homes.

Consumer White Paper: Trading on the Internet

White Paper: Dodgy contractors, short drinks and sharp practices in motor trade are focus of consumer crackdown

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BRITAIN'S BEST-LOVED REPLACEMENT COLUMNIST PHILIP SOLIP

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Podium: The BBC in an age of choice

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Time to cut Somerfield losses

The Investment Column

Me And My Partner: Adam Twiss and Damian Reeves

Adam Twiss was 17 when he met Damian Reeves at Cambridge University. Surfing the Internet in college, they saw a niche for web server software. Six years later, they are multi-millionaires and their Zeus Technology is soon expected to be worth pounds 200m

pounds 25m IT contract

LONDON TRANSPORT has awarded a five-year information technology contract worth pounds 25m to ITNET, a supplier of outsourced IT services, in preparation for any public-private partnership arrangements for the capital's transport network.

Money: Would you buy a used car on this website?

THE HI-TECH INVESTOR

My brief cyber-affair with Cutie

A couple engaged in oafish flirtation - `Hey, babe, wanna get 2gether & make sweet music?'

Skillsgroup makes pounds 32.5m acquisition

SKILLSGROUP, the computer services group, yesterday announced its third deal in less than a month with the acquisition of the UK training division of Cap Gemini, the Anglo-French computer giant, for pounds 32.5m.

Morse debut on London exchange

MORSE, the reseller of powerful computer servers, yesterday made a cautious debut on the London Stock Exchange after setting its flotation price at the lower end of the pricing range.

Network: Bytes - Red Hat Software

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Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

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