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44 million telecommuters

An article in Australia’s The Age reports on a study by In-Stat/MDR predicts that suggests 44 million US workers will be telecommuting this year, either full-time or working from home on a part-time basis. The number of telecommuters is expected to grow by 2008 to

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Google investigates IPO

In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the popular search engine giant disclosed that profits soared in the six months of 2004, to $143 million compared with nearly $58 million in the same period last year. Sales reached $1.4 billion, up from about

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SHARCNet supercomputing boost

An article by Shane Schick of Itbusiness.ca reports a plan to inject $50 million into a common supercomputing facility that could accelerate everything from the development of more fuel-efficient cars to our understanding of bacteria infection. The Ontario government said it will match the $19.3-million

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T-Mobile launches cellphone newspaper

The UK’s T-Mobile has launched a ‘mobile newsstand’, delivering PA content twice daily to handsets, and plans to introduce branded titles next year. News Express consists of four channels carrying news, sports, weather and entertainment, which are refreshed twice a day, at 8am and 5pm,

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News search from Microsoft

Microsoft has launched a beta version of a service called MSNBC Newsbot. The company is pitching the product as an experimental, automated news service. Like Google News, it examines stories from more than 4,800 English-language news outlets. Newsbot is built on advanced computer algorithms to