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Is it gloom or boom at CeBit?

The CeBit trade show in Germany kicks off with exhibitors trying their best to be upbeat about new products while acknowledging the slump throughout the high-tech industry

The CeBit trade show in Hanover, Germany, kicks off with exhibitors trying their best to be upbeat about new products and services while acknowledging the prolonged slump sapping profits throughout the high-tech industry. Bluetooth demonstration flops
A crowning moment turns into an embarrassment when a problem prevents 100 transmitters equipped with the short-range radio technology from working.
March 26, 2001, 5:25 p.m. PT  
IBM releases 64-CPU Intel server
Big Blue plans to introduce a 64-processor server, the high-end pinnacle of efforts to reclaim its server crown from competitor Sun Microsystems.
March 23, 2001, 4 a.m. PT  
IBM clocks in with new Linux watch
Big Blue creates a second-generation Linux wristwatch, this one smaller than the original and sporting a gleaming golden display, but still just as impractical.
March 23, 2001, 10:20 a.m. PT  
Seagate pushes PC, server sales
The disk drive maker is looking for greener pastures in the consumer electronics market to bolster its existing PC and server business.
March 23, 2001, 10:15 a.m. PT  
Transmeta revs up power-saving efforts
The chipmaker is preparing a serious assault on Intel, with new software and new power-saving chips.
March 22, 2001, 12:10 p.m. PT  
IBM, Symbian bring office to cell phones
The companies announce a partnership to work on technology that will allow people to access their work e-mail, calendar and corporate information via their cell phones.
March 22, 2001, 12:55 p.m. PT  
Fujitsu-Siemens chief: Europe not a worry
The European computer powerhouse isn't being hit by the economic difficulties troubling competitor Hewlett-Packard, Chief Executive Paul Stodden says.
March 22, 2001, 10:15 a.m. PT  
IBM, SAP back Linux on mainframe
IBM and corporate software powerhouse SAP have made plans to bring SAP's software to Big Blue mainframes running Linux.
March 21, 2001, 11:00 p.m. PT  
Gadgets and gasthaus at trade show
reporter's notebook Germany's CeBit, a trade show as logistically complicated as a small-scale war, attracts three-quarters of a million attendees to 107 acres of technology displays.
March 21, 2001, 12:25 p.m. PT  
Bluetooth attachment coming for Palm V
Sunderland Technologies will unveil the Waveclip, which uses wireless radio technology that allows devices to exchange information.
March 21, 2001, 4:05 p.m. PT  
Nokia expects 3G takeoff in 2003
The company says higher-speed third-generation cell phone networks will take off "exponentially" in 2003, and Nokia wants to grab 35 percent of the market.
March 21, 2001, 10:15 a.m. PT  
Fiorina sees darkness on tech horizon
Hewlett-Packard's chief executive opens the CeBit trade show on a sour note, predicting that the technology spending slowdown that has afflicted the United States is migrating to Europe.
March 21, 2001, 7:55 a.m. PT