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Sybase to buy AvantGo

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Enterprise software company Sybase Inc. will buy AvantGo Inc., a maker of software for mobile devices, according to a statement released Friday by Sybase.
A Dutch court has ordered a spamming computer seller to stop harvesting e-mail addresses from an online address guide and to delete the already collected addresses, or face up to 100,000 euros (CDN$160,000) in fines.
Sharp Corp. rolled out a trial VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol) service for users of its Zaurus PDA (personal digital assistant) on Wednesday, the company said.
In closing arguments Monday, prosecutors called for a suspended sentence and payment of police costs for Jon Lech Johansen, the 19-year-old Norwegian charged with using and distributing DeCSS, a program that can be used to break the digital copy-protection mechanism of DVDs.
Nokia Corp. and IBM Corp. have agreed to collaborate in providing secure mobile phone applications to enterprises in a move that could help the Finnish manufacturer penetrate the corporate market.
Hoping to strengthen its hand in the market for storage management software, Veritas Software Corp. said it has reached agreements to acquire Precise Software Solutions Inc. and Jareva Technologies Inc. The deal also allows Veritas to extend its reach into new markets that will send a ripple through the competitive world of systems management, analysts said.
Hoping to strengthen its hand in the market for storage management software, Veritas Software Corp. on Thursday said it has reached agreements to acquire Precise Software Solutions Inc. and Jareva Technologies Inc.
META Trend: With highly distributed n-tier (DBMS, application, Web) server architectures commoditizing during 2002-04, Unix (other than Solaris) will recede to high-end, low-volume, niche-platform status by 2005/06. Windows will increasingly dominate for midtier application servers (2002-04), due to growing ISV reference platform momentum, and be a suitable DBMS server for 90 per cent + of application requirements. Linux on Intel ("Lintel") will be a successful high-volume Web, technical computing, and appliance server OS, but enterprise application package (2003/04) and DBMS (2005/06) server penetration will be slower. Linux software and services prices will increase to about 10 per cent - 20 per cent less than those of Windows by 2004/05.