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  • Gates sells 16 million Microsoft shares
  • Global IP alliance unveils VoIP matrix
  • Network Box launches channel program
  • Consumers fret about online ID theft
  • AOL after slice of mobile pie
  • Gates sells 16 million Microsoft shares
    Microsoft's chairman Bill Gates took advantage of his company's recent stock run-up to sell 16 million shares over a six day period that netted him US$421 million and change. More...

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    Global IP alliance unveils VoIP matrix
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    Network Box launches channel program
    Managed security provider Network Box has launched a channel program to bring new resellers into the fold on the back of double digit growth here last financial year. More...

    Consumers fret about online ID theft
    Two-thirds of consumers who have not been the victims of identity theft think it could never happen to them, according to a poll. More...

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    [Osdir-daily] Dell Ups Wattage of LAMP

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