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Nanotech Runs Behind Semiconductors, MEMS in Optical IC Market

The market for integrated circuits (ICs) used in optical switches will be worth more than $5 billion in 2006, according to a report by Pioneer Consulting, and nanotechnology is one of three chip technologies...

Increased Security Spending Includes Personnel

Security spending at most organizations accounts for somewhere between 2 and 20 percent of the total IT budget, according to research from Giga Information Group, Inc., and more of this money is being spent...

Fraud Continues to Haunt Online Retail

More than $700 million in online sales were lost to fraud in 2001, representing 1.14 percent of total annual online sales of $61.8 billion, according to GartnerG2. Online fraud losses for 2001 were 19 times...

U.S. E-Commerce Spikes in Q4 2001

U.S. retail e-commerce sales for the fourth quarter of 2001 totaled $10.043 billion according to the Department of Commerce, up 13.1 percent from the fourth quarter of 2000. Total retail sales in the fourth...

Free or Paid, Greetings Sites Draw Valentine’s Crowd

Flowers and greeting cards were popular online choices in the days leading up to Valentine's Day, even though the latter aren't always free these days. According to Jupiter Media Metrix, unique visitors to American Greetings'...

Consumers Prefer Pieces to PCs

The PC market is still on life support, and maybe it's because consumers are choosing to update existing systems rather than buying new ones. The market for U.S. retail computer product sales remained stable, suffering...

Wireless, Broadband Changing Face of Telecom

Traditional telephone service has been replaced by new communications options in 1.7 percent of U.S. households, according to Forrester Research, but the chance of your wireline touch-tone becoming an antique anytime soon is still...

PC Market Has Nowhere to Go But Up

The U.S. and worldwide PC markets both suffered from a decline in shipments in 2001, according to preliminary figures from Gartner Dataquest, marking only the second time that's ever happened. Worldwide PC shipments totaled 128...

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