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Face to Face with Stephen McCormack of Nebula
Amid the doom and gloom of the hi-tech downturn it was thought that one sector might prove to be a shining light. But is the wireless market really ready to deliver on its promise? Irene Gahan talks to Stephen McCormack of Nebula Technologies about whether the wireless Internet can live up to the hype.
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Privacy groups slam new EU directive
The European Parliament has voted to let member states ignore data protection regulations for security reasons, sparking harsh criticism from privacy advocates.
May 31 in BUSINESS

Career moves 31 May
Strata3 appoints head of business development | Independent News & Media appoints global director of Interactive Media.

UK on-line betting company buys Teamtalk
Sport multimedia group Teamtalk has accepted a STG13.7 million takeover bid from ukbetting, the on-line betting firm that also controls Sportal.com.

In the papers 31 May
Half of software start-ups in Ireland are spun out of indigenous tech firms | Inland Revenue suspends on-line service following security breach
May 31 in ROUNDUPS

For the record 31 May
Specialists move to develop bullet-proof PC | Scientist claims computer program can predict World Cup winner
May 31 in ROUNDUPS

IT spending stagnant until 2003: study
IT spending has been flat so far this year and chief information officers expect no increased spending until 2003, according to a new study by Merrill Lynch.
May 31 in BUSINESS

Chip sector shows signs of stirring
Wireless sales are responsible for signs of recovery in the computer chip industry, according to the California-based Semiconductor Industry Association.
May 31 in BUSINESS

UTV Internet to launch broadband in NI
UTV Internet will launch a broadband service for its Northern Ireland customers in the next few weeks.

World Cup games launch on O2
Mobile applications developer Zamano has announced the launch of "Caviar and Cabbage" and "Mystic Mick," new games that O2 customers can play on their handsets.
May 31 in WIRELESS

For the record 30 May
World Cup office pools go on-line | European Parliament agrees new rules on junk e-mail
May 30 in ROUNDUPS

Fear for jobs as Nortel makes more cuts
There are fears for jobs in Belfast as Nortel announced 3,500 redundancies worldwide in its optical networking operations, taking a charge of USD600 million.
May 30 in BUSINESS

Telcos warned not to ignore older users
New research by telecoms analysis firm Probe warns that inattention to changing global demographics may prove disastrous for telecoms and their vendors.

FBI reorganises, focuses on cybercrime
A major new reorganisation at the US Federal Bureau of Investigation will see it increase its use of technology and step up efforts against cybercrime.
May 30 in SECURITY

Argos Group on-line sales reach STG164m
The Argos Retail Group has more than doubled its e-commerce sales in the last year to STG164 million as selling over the Internet starts to pay off for some retailers.
May 30 in E-COMMERCE

In the papers 30 May
Thousands of Eircom employees finally receive payment from shares scheme | Microsoft in talks with Securities and Exchange Commission over financial statements
May 30 in ROUNDUPS

AOL eyes secure messaging for business
America Online is preparing to launch an enterprise-strength version of its popular AOL Instant Messenger Product (AIM), according to a report.
May 30 in SECURITY

Telecoms group calls for new commission
The Irish telecoms lobby group ALTO has called for the incoming government to establish the new telecoms regulation body as a matter of priority.

For the record 29 May
Michael Dell was given an honorary doctorate from the University of Limerick | Nortel plans 3,500 job cuts
May 29 in ROUNDUPS

Shares fall on O2 full-year figures
MmO2's shares plunged over 7.5 percent in early trading in London following the release of the firm's results, which showed higher operating losses.
May 29 in MARKETS

In the papers 29 May
Global Crossing plans restructuring | European Parliament to ban spam
May 29 in ROUNDUPS

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