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American corporations with close ties to the White House are poised to cash in on Saddam’s defeat. French companies need not apply. [Salon] Read more »

In the ongoing saga of corruption in cricket, the Sunday Telegraph recently revealed that Hansie Cronje, the late South African captain, had a whopping 70+ overseas bank accounts, most of them based in the Cayman Islands. All of the accounts were illegal as none of them […] Read more »

Big Mike writes “c|net just published their review of the Sony Ericsson P800. They deem it the ‘Maserati of smart phones’. Built- in camera, speakerphone, 16MB … My two cents – this is actually quite a piece of shit – it does not do anything well […] Read more »

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Outlook India :: The cricket widow is dead, the game’s now a family soap and a gals’ night out. Thanks to the giddy media buzz around the (World) Cup and India’s heady performance, women of all ages are discovering the joys of cricket. And once hooked, […] Read more »

Reuters via News.com :: Huawei Technologies, being sued by Cisco Systems for allegedly unlawfully copying its software, used software mirroring Cisco’s right down to the “bugs,” a former Huawei employee said in court documents filed Monday. However, in a response filed late Monday, Huawei denied it […] Read more »

America Online and Danger, the maker of hiptop are getting cozy, News.com reports. No surprise given that most HipTop users try and use their little device for IMing their pals than actually making calls. Perhaps, AOL should try and work with some other VoIP company to […] Read more »

Broadband Daily:: It is official – Earthlink is launching Earthlink Unlimied Voice and target its million odd broadband subscribers. The service is powered by Vonage, the broadband phone service. With this move, EarthLink becomes the first ISP to offer a viable competitive residential phone service. EarthLink […] Read more »

From Venture Wire: With its Centrino platform for mobile devices set to launch on Wednesday, Intel Capital has completed two new deals, investing $3 million in Vivato, a San Francisco-based 802.11 switch manufacturer, and an undisclosed amount in rovingIP.net, a Bellevue, Wash.-based provider of clearinghouse and […] Read more »

ransdimension, a company that adds USB functionality to portable and non-PC devices such as personal digital assistants and Mp3 players is proving to be quite a draw for venture capitalists. The Irvine, California company recently received $6 million in Series C funding and can receive an […] Read more »

Infiniband, despite all its promise has failed to live up to the hype. It has the support of some key backers like Dell Computer and Sun Microsystems but it is slow going for the new technology which in my opinion stands to revolutionize the datacenter and […] Read more »

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The Dawn :: India is right to refuse. Do we want the team bus blown up in Karachi?? Or Sachin stabbed by an Islamic nutcase spectator?? Read more »

American Technology Research analyst Albert Lin reports that the government of Kuwait has announced all war related messages will be sent via GSM SMS text message going forward.®• The intent is clear Ìü¦ detailed messages from a reliable source (unless the enemy takes over the cellular […] Read more »

The Independent :: Olonga in ‘hiding’ as police close in :: He is reportedly seeking asylum in England in the wake of his “death of democracy” protest against Robert Mugabe’s regime during Zimbabwe’s World Cup opener against Namibia in Harare Read more »

The Dawn :: They played badly and unimaginatively. They can be absolutely no doubt about that, and I am all for accountability. The Board should go ahead with it. After all, players are professional cricketers who get paid hefty amounts for their hard work. When they […] Read more »

Ricky Ponting wants to initmidate his rivals and the task has been given to his quickies – Brett Lee, Glen McGarth and Andy Bichel. Their first target is Sri Lanka.The West Australian :: Australia always adopted themes under previous captain Steve Waugh. The 1999 World Cup […] Read more »

Why can’t Kiwis be good losers? They always have to blame someone else. Sure they decimated India in a doctored contest earlier this season, but surely they cannot blame anyone but themselves for their World Cup debacle. No one stopped them from going to kenya except […] Read more »

If you have not seen Navjot’s sculptural ensemble at the Talwar Gallery then you should. Perhaps one of the most visually stunning works to come out of India, the indigo blue wood sculptures are of “female figures exude confidence, dynamism and authority in contrast to their […] Read more »

Bend it like Beckham, is the My Big Fat Greek Wedding of Europe, and last year it caused waves in Europe and India. It has finally been released in US, (too late, for DVDs are floating around on the gray market – so there goes your […] Read more »

OsOpinion:: If the virtualization futurists get their way, the operating system could become largely irrelevant. Linux on Windows. Windows running Mac. Everything working together in one big IT soup. Someday, we’ll look back at the OS wars and wonder what all the fuss was about. Read more »

CNet News.com :: Things haven’t been easy for InfiniBand start-ups, as larger companies such as Intel backed away from InfiniBand and existing technologies were extended instead of extinguished. This week, InfiniBand switch maker InfiniSwitch merged with InfiniBand management software maker Lane15. Lane15 argued it had “the […] Read more »

But while Rome was burning, the Neros were busy with their orgies. Money flowed like champagne at company events like the one in 1998, when about 60 to 150 people gathered for a long weekend at a castle a few miles away from Windsor Castle. It […] Read more »

The Observer :: on the botched politics, naked compromise, rain and numerical dyslexia contributing in part to the elimination of some of the best teams from this World Cup, the organisers must hope the next tournament does not turn into another Mickey Mouse affair. Read more »

The Observer :: England’s winter of discontent cost them the Ashes, their place among the World Cup elite, their one-day captain and their credibility in the eyes of cricket’s world governing body. Vic Marks on the initial steps which must be taken Read more »

International Herald Tribune :: The desire to see the little guy come out on top is an sentiment old and elemental as humanity. It is why David and Goliath is among the most resonant of biblical tales, and the films of Charles Chaplin were so universally […] Read more »

Harare Daily News :: If the Zimbabwe team had swept past Kenya, to reach the Cricket World Cup semi-finals in South Africa, it would have been hailed as a remarkable feat for the players. Read more »

The Age :: The rank outsiders from the non-Test playing nation of Kenya have made this a World Cup to remember, as Greg Baum reports.A fairytale has come true in Africa. Some say Kenya’s advance to the World Cup semi-finals cheapens the game. But surely we […] Read more »

Outlook India :: In a reversal of roles from India’s tour of New Zealand, the Kiwi batsmen squirm as the fury of the Zaheer Khan-led pace brigade spells their virtual ouster from the World Cup. Read more »

Cricinfo.com:: India’s leading film stars, politicians and industrialists are at the head of thousands of fans going to South Africa for next week’s cricket World Cup semi-final clash with Kenya, officials said. Read more »

the script would run something like this…… Security = $10 million.Infrastructure = $5 million.Tickets sold = $1 million.Money made by Hansie Cronje on fixed games = $200,000.Watching South Africa Choke In The World Cup Again = ABSOLUTELY PRICELESS. Read more »

CNN:: Passions are high on the subcontinent as India’s national cricket team storms to the semi-finals of the World Cup. The nation is cricket mad and comes to a virtual standstill every time its players take to the field in the quest for the one-day trophy. Read more »

]Finally someone has come-up with the technology I have been lusting for – loading Mp3 files into your cellphone and using it as a ringtone. Well there is no point giving the company any points for originality – the name of the company has been taken […] Read more »

From ComputerWire:: WorldCom Inc will write off a staggering $79.8bn, including the remaining $45bn of goodwill on its balance sheet, the company revealed yesterday. The scale of the writedown, reportedly the biggest ever by a US company, highlights the plunge in the perceived value of telecoms […] Read more »

Broadband Daily:: It is official – Earthlink is launching Earthlink Unlimied Voice and target its million odd broadband subscribers. The service is powered by Vonage, the broadband phone service. With this move, EarthLink becomes the first ISP to offer a viable competitive residential phone service. EarthLink […] Read more »

Gulf News:: Shahid Afridi has been banned from taking part in next month’s Sharjah Cup. “Afridi will not play in the April 1 to 10 Sharjah Cup and will be fined 50 per cent of his match fee for the game against India in the World […] Read more »

Dawn:: Nothing is more calculated to subvert the national interest than the suggestion, voiced in some foolish quarters, that following the laughable performance of the Pakistan cricket team in the World Cup, Pakistan’s cricket czar, serving Lt Gen Tauqir Zia, should step down. If performance were […] Read more »

Jamaica Gleaner:: Remember the words of Maurice Odumbe last week after Kenya had qualified for the Super Six round of the World Cup?If you do not, these were some of the words of the former captain: “When we were preparing for the World Cup we never […] Read more »

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