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Retail Web sites were perkier this holiday season than they were last year, according to tests conducted by Keynote Systems Inc., a San Mateo, Calif.-based firm that measures Web site performance.


Cisco Systems
As the financial sector gets ready to embrace the wonderful world of wireless, Canada
Worldwide demand for DRAM (dynamic random access memory) will increase by 50 per cent to 370 petabits in 2001, down on the 65 per cent jump estimated for the market during 2000, according to a forecast released Monday by Japanese market research company Nikkei Market Access (NMA).
Sony Corp., NTT DoCoMo Inc. and nine other companies announced plans Monday for a full-scale launch within the year of an electronic money system. The companies intend to develop the system into a major payment system within five years, the companies said in a joint statement.
The U.S. Department of Labor last week offered expanded regulations that apply to the employment of skilled temporary foreign workers, or H-1B visa holders.
Palm Inc. announced on Tuesday the availability of a trial version of its MyPalm portal, where users can download various online services from Palm, such as email and a calendar, through their PDA (personal digital assistant).
Online retail sales made a strong showing in the home stretch of the holiday season, a new study released Tuesday suggests.
Video game manufacturers Nintendo Co. Ltd. and Sega Corp. vehemently denied a New York Times report today that the companies are in talks to merge.

3Com forms CommWorks

In the wake of dismal quarterly returns from its carrier-networking segment, 3Com Corp. announced plans Thursday to create a subsidiary, CommWorks Corp., to handle its service provider and carrier systems businesses, according to a company statement.