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Sluggish software sales continue to sap industry's strength

...the nation's biggest business software makers seem to be sputtering. The malaise...with more than a dozen business software makers missing their financial targets...industry's mishmash of specialty software makers, responding to customers' desire...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/12/bus_421878.shtml
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Massachusetts attorney general objects of Microsoft deal

...not sign on to a proposed settlement in the antitrust case against Microsoft because it does not protect competing software makers. "Microsoft will use this agreement to crush competition," Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly said Sunday. He...

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U.S. eases restrictions on encryption exports

...foreign banks and other financial institutions overseas. Under new Commerce Department guidelines announced Tuesday, software makers will no longer have to get an export license for each sale of encryption programs to foreign banks, security firms...

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Critics say privacy software may lure users to divulge more personal data

...by letting them control how much personal information they allow Web sites to access. New technology, promoted by software makers such as Novell and Microsoft, is a growing part of the Internet industry's campaign to assure people that confidential...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/23/tec_257054.shtml
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Microsoft countersues Sun over Java

...computers. The countersuit by Microsoft, filed in San Jose, Calif. federal court, heightens the rhetoric between the software makers over a programming language that Sun is seeking to establish as an alternative to Microsoft's Windows operating...

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Can smartphones snap out of technological stupor?

...the pace of innovation has dawdled.Smartphone and software makers are working on ways to snap out of this technological...devices even easier to carry around will be important if software makers want to deepen the bond between people and their phones...

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Wal-Mart challenges GameStop as it expands trade-in video game program to stores

...than buying one disc at a time from customers."Another potential challenge in the video game trade-in market is software makers' grudging acceptance of it. Publishers such as Activision, Electronic Arts and Take-Two Interactive have been...

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Software makers focusing on teaching kids to read

Learning to read might be the most important life skill a child develops, and software publishers have for years focused on that market. Nothing altruistic at work here: Plucking cash from a concerned parent is the goal. Most of the learn-to-read software available will probably help, and some of it is quite good. But Edmark, an IBM company in Redmond, Wash., has come out with a learn-to-read product that is exceptional.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/10/25/tec_216564.shtml
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File-swapping software makers not liable for copyright abuses

SAN FRANCISCO -- In a judicial blow to the entertainment industry, a federal appeals court ruled that makers of two leading file-sharing programs are not legally liable for the songs, movies and other copyright works their users swap online.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/21/bus_425943.shtml
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Hackers challenge antivirus software makers

LAS VEGAS -- Computer security companies updated their virus-detection software on Sunday after the in-your-face launch at a hackers convention of a new tool designed for stealth invasions of networks operated by Microsoft Windows.

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