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Monday, September 10, 2001
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Japan's largest mobile phone operator NTT DoCoMo Inc. President Keiji Tachikawa shows off a new Foma mobile terminal at a news conference in Tokyo. DoCoMo said it would expand its third-generation (3G) service, due for launch in a few Japanese cities on October 1, to major cities nationwide by next spring.


Carly Fiorina (L), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett Packard, embraces Michael Capellas, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Compaq, after a press conference in New York, where they announced $25 billion merger of the two companies. Fiorina is the chairperson and chief executive officer of the new company and Capellas president.


Russian software programmer Dmitry Sklyarov leaves a hearing at the Federal Courthouse in San Jose, California. Sklyarov and his Moscow-based employer were arraigned last week on charges of violating a controversial new U.S. copyright law. Dmitry Sklyarov, 26, and ElcomSoft Co. Ltd were formally charged with selling and conspiring to sell technology designed to circumvent the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which bans the sale of technology that can allow people to thwart copyright protections in computer and electronic programs. Sklyarov and Alexander Katalov, the president of ElcomSoft, both pleaded not guilty to the charges. The programmer faces fines of up to $2.25 million and up to 25 years in prison if convicted on all charges. His employer faces up to $2.5 million in fines. 


U.S. President George W. Bush (C) and first lady, Laura (L), listen to Web site designer Jane Cook during an event to unveil a new White House Web site on the White House complex. The site contains an area designed specifically for children and also a Spanish language section. 


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