Analysts expect Siebel to concede that it will cut jobs when the customer relationship management (CRM) software vendor announces its financial results for the three months to the end of March later today.
However, the firm has been bullish about its projected figures, and has not issued a profits warning. The cuts may relate to a policy adopted last year which mandated that the five per cent of staff who received the worst performance reviews would be laid off.
Europe CRM Pivotal for Hewlett Packard
Hewlett Packard (HP) has signed a sales, marketing and service agreement with CRM vendor Pivotal to sell its Pivotal Demand Chain Network product in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Pivotal's offering is based on Microsoft technologies, which it claims results in the speedier implementation of CRM strategies for business. HP and Pivotal said that telco Belgacom France would be its first European customer.
New Opera browser arrives
Version 5.10 of the internet's third browser, Opera, can now be downloaded from the company's website. Check out vnunet.com's review here.
Microsoft appoints X-box ad agency
London-based advertising agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) has won the estimated $75m account as lead agency for the European launch of Microsoft's X-box video games console.
The agency leads a network that includes Louis XIV in Paris, Verba DDB in Milan, Tandem DDB in Barcelona and McCann Erickson in Frankfurt. BBH has previously produced work for Sega's Dreamcast console, but resigned that account last November.
You are the weakest link, log off
Video games company Activision is to create titles based on the BBC's popular game show The Weakest Link for PlayStation 2 and other consoles.
The agreement between BBC Worldwide gives Activision the rights to develop and publish games on Sony's PlayStation and PlayStation 2, Microsoft's X-box, and Nintendo's GameCube, N64, Game Boy Advance, and Game Boy Color consoles. The first games, on PlayStation and PlayStation 2, are expected to ship in October in the UK.
Last year, a game based on game show rival Who Wants To Be A Millionaire dominated the video games charts for months after its release.
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12 of the 32 stars observed feature rings and gaps that are usually carved by planets in the process of formation
The experiment is currently underway at South Korea's Yangyang Underground Laboratory
Exoplanet HAT-P-11b is located about 124 light years from Earth