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Hackers Penetrate Nasdaq Computer Network

The computer network that runs the Nasdaq Stock Market has been penetrated by hackers multiple times during the past year, according to a newspaper report.

The Wall Street Journal reported on its website late Friday that federal investigators are trying to identify the perpetrators and their motive.

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Internet Address Warehouse Empty

The global warehouse for Internet addresses ran empty on Thursday.

The non-profit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) doled out its last five batches of "IP" numbers that identify destinations for digital traffic.

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Microsoft Riled by Charge Bing is a Copy Cat

A spat between Internet titans heated up on Wednesday with Microsoft angrily denying that Bing copies Google's search results and the world's top online search engine adamant it has proof.

Microsoft senior vice president Yusuf Mehdi went on the offensive in a blog post that accused Google of tricking Bing with a "honeypot attack" too sweet to resist.

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Google Shows iPad Substitute

Google provided a glimpse Wednesday of tablet computer software crafted to dethrone the iPad and courted developers key to the success of Apple gadgets.

Google showed off a Honeycomb version of its Android operating system that will debut on the upcoming Motorola Xoom tablet that won rave reviews at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month.

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Electronic Arts Sees Bright Digital Future Despite Loss

U.S. videogame giant Electronic Arts (EA) on Tuesday reported a deepened loss in the last quarter but saw a bright future as players opt increasingly for online play and digital downloads.

The Northern California-based firm posted a net loss of $322 million on net revenue $1.05 billion in the quarter ending December 31 as compared with a loss of $82 million on revenue of $1.24 billion in the same period a year earlier.

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Murdoch's iPad Newspaper Launches Wednesday

News Corp.'s Rupert Murdoch is to unveil "The Daily" on Wednesday, a digital newspaper for the iPad, the tablet computer the media tycoon has said may be the savior of the struggling news industry.

Murdoch, the 79-year-old chairman and chief executive of News Corp., and Eddy Cue, vice president of Internet Services at iPad maker Apple, are to take the wraps off The Daily at an event at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

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LG's First Tablet to Hit US Market in March

LG Electronics said it would release its first tablet computer in the United States in March as it prepares to go head to head with Apple's iPad.

LG said the G-slate was among the first tablet models to run on the "Honeycomb" operating system, which is Google's latest generation of Android platforms designed for mobile devices with large screens.

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Oracle to Pay $46 Million to Settle Sun Case

Oracle has agreed to pay $46 million to settle claims that Sun Microsystems, which it acquired last year, submitted false claims to U.S. agencies, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday.

The settlement stems from allegations that Sun paid kickbacks to systems integrator companies in return for recommendations that U.S. government agencies purchase Sun products, the department said in a statement.

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Last Internet Provider in Egypt Goes Dark

The last of Egypt's main Internet service providers, the Noor Group, has gone dark.

The Noor Group had remained online even after Egypt's four main Internet providers — Link Egypt, Vodafone/Raya, Telecom Egypt, Etisalat Misr — abruptly stopped shuttling Internet traffic into and out of the country Friday morning.

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Cyber Raids Threaten British,US Stock Markets

Stock exchanges in Britain and the United States have enlisted the help of the security services after finding out they were the victims of cyber attacks, The Times newspaper reported Monday.

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) is investigating a terrorist cyber-attack on its headquarters last year while U.S. officials have traced an attack on one of its exchanges to Russia, according to the British newspaper.

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