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California Sues Training Firm

The state of California has filed a lawsuit against a defunct computer training school for closing its doors without refunding $2.5 million in tuition fees. Micro­Skills San Diego LLC, which operated from 1999 through last October, is charged with bilking 350 students out of tuition fees of as much as $25,000. The suit also seeks $2 million in civil penalties. The schools owners could not be reached for comment.

Marvell CEO Retains Post After Scandal

Marvell Technology Group Ltd. said that its co-founder and its CEO will remain with the company despite their roles in stock backdating fraud. However, CEO Sehat Sutardja will step down as chairman, and co-founder Weili Dai will shift from chief operating officer to director of strategic marketing and business development. At the same time, Marvell said former general counsel Matthew Gloss was fired, and Chief Financial Officer George Hervey has resigned because of the scandal.

Microsoft Updates Office for Mac Suite

Microsoft Corp.s Macintosh business unit has released an update of the Office 2004 for Mac suite of business software. The new version offers improved security features, including fixes for vulnerabilities that an attacker could use to overwrite files in a computers memory.

Siemens Splits OpenScape Platform

Siemens Communications Inc. last week expanded its OpenScape platform into three products. The line includes OpenScape Enterprise, a new version of the original product; OpenScape VoiceLink, which focuses on integrating desktop phones with a PC-based Microsoft Office Communicator client; and OpenScape Enterprise Hosted, an easy-to-start system that carriers can use to provide a subscription service.

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