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Microsoft raised the possibility it might delay the introduction of Windows Vista in Europe based on the European Commission's antitrust requirements. The EC says it's "misleading" to put the blame on it. ...

Clearwire, which provides WiMax-based broadband Internet access in midsize U.S. cities, landed even more funding from its top backers, WiMax champions Intel and Motorola. They've chipped in more than $1.1 billion. ...

U.S. lawmakers raised the possibility of legislation to stop the manipulation of stock options. More than 100 companies, many of them in tech, are facing stock-option investigations. ...

Cognos keeps bringing in profits, beating second-quarter forecasts, but it will cut about 6% of staff--"management layers"--to improve margins. It's hiring salespeople, though. ...

Hewlett-Packard, alone among the big-four server makers in using Intel's Itanium processor, is keeping the faith. It brought out a new line of Integrity servers that include the first dual-core versions of Itanium. ...

The tech-focused Web site Digg, which lets readers vote for what belongs on its home page, is being dogged by allegations raised by a blogger that small groups of readers drive the process. Digg's CEO says it's changing the algorithms to consider the diversity of people voting on an article.

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