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EU ends free Internet tax ride, on July 1st, a new EU directive goes into effect requiring all Internet companies to account for value added tax, or VAT, on "digital sales."

Micron Technology is set to deliver the industry’s first double data rate SDRAM (GDDR3) components to ATI Technologies and NVIDIA.

Nvidia will move from today's AGP 8x interface to the next-generation PCI Express bus during the last three months of 2003 and the first three months of 2004, according to roadmaps revealed by German web site HardTecs4U.

The U.S. government is warning financial institutions about a virus-like infection that has targeted computers at roughly 1,200 banks worldwide, trying to steal corporate passwords.

Wal-Mart is taking aim at Netflix's online DVD subscription service with a major public release of its own competitive offering.

Microsoft has announced its intention to acquire GeCad Software, a Romanian antivirus technology developer, in order to improve the security in its Windows platform.

Although PC shipments slightly exceeded expectations in the first quarter, the hazy economic forecast has prompted market research firm IDC to lower its PC forecast for 2003 and 2004.

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