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Microsoft Files New Trademark Suits

Microsoft Corp. has filed two new lawsuits against groups it has accused of registering domain names that are similar to certain Microsoft trademarks. The company filed a suit against Maltuzi LLC for allegedly registering large blocks of domain names that included some similar to Microsoft brands. The second lawsuit was filed against 54 unnamed individuals for cybersquatting. Microsoft also said it has settled three similar suits.

HP Updates PCs to EPA Standards

Hewlett-Packard Co. has tweaked three of its computers to qualify for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star 4.0 label. The move comes just four months before federal regulators apply stringent new efficiency standards to desktop PCs. The HP Compaq dc5700, dc5750 and dc7700 can now switch into sleep or idle modes faster than existing models and use an 80%-efficient power supply compared with the current 65% to 75% efficiency.

Cisco to Purchase NeoPath Networks

Cisco Systems Inc. has acquired file-area networking company NeoPath Networks Inc. for an undisclosed sum. Cisco will add NeoPath’s technology into its Service-Oriented Network Architecture. The technology will establish a tighter link between file-based data and network acceleration, Cisco said.

Microsoft Updates Windows Server OS

Microsoft has quietly released what it calls a major update to its server operating system. Service Pack 2 is designed to make Windows Server 2003 more stable and secure. The update has been in beta since November and was tested by twice as many users as Microsoft’s previous Service Pack 1 update, which was released in March 2005.

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