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IBM posted mixed results for its second quarter, reporting a 10% jump in net income as sales slumped 1.8%. ...

Accenture will invest $450 million during the next three years to accelerate growth of its service-oriented architecture capabilities. ...

Funds designated for the purchase of textbooks for public schools in Texas can't be spent on computer hardware such as laptops, according to ruling by the state's attorney general. ...

SCO Group claims IBM told programmers to delete from their computers source code that could be used as evidence against the company. It's the latest in a legal battle between the two over ownership of Unix code. ...

E-health record products from 17 vendors are among the first to earn seal of approval from the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology. ...

AT&T will pay a $550,000 settlement to end an investigation into third-party access to information about customers' telephone calls and has agreed to supervision and review of its opt-out processes for releasing proprietary customer network information. ...

After the arrest last week of an alleged gaming kingpin, a former New Jersey regulator says online gaming can't be effectively stopped because there are so many sites, at least 70 of them by one recent count.

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