29th November 1998 Archive
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Street homeless presage worse to come if global recession hits
From the 22nd floor of the Grand Hyatt you have a good view of the city of Tokyo at sunrise. Look down, and you can see a park full of cardboard boxes and their homeless inhabitants being cleared out of sight by security before the financial district wakes up for another day of share trading. Japan’s financial crisis shows …
Business 29 Nov 1998, 10:39
But will we see the like over here?
While the Japanese economy is still staggering towards an unsure future, enough new technology is on view in the 500 or so shops in the Akihabara market in downtown Tokyo to demonstrate that innovation is on a surer footing. A sort of a super Tottenham Court Road, each side of the 500 metre street is lined with electronics …
Business 29 Nov 1998, 11:47
A week in the life of the country
Analysis: Japan crisis not in beholder's eyes The homeless on the street presage worse to come if global recession hits Kyocera rejigs printers with Mita mate Channels will be extended, trustee says Solar cells to power Iridium plus more, much more You can't believe where the Japanese are putting their cells... Kyocera pins …
Business 29 Nov 1998, 12:48
The company is planning a 'philosophers stone' chip that will run x86 apps faster, without cloning x86 chips
Chip design operation Transmeta has finally tipped its hand by filing a patent application for a radical new product which could conceivably run virtually any application faster than the original. If the company is barking up the right tree, it will be able to build a completely new line of processors which will be able to run …
Business 29 Nov 1998, 13:37
If you've been relying on the network experts to keep a lid on your Y2K problems, start worrying now. At time of writing Novell's Y2K information site was claiming "Only 397 days left" while IBM's said "398 days to go." And no, at time of writing it was 29th November all over the US and Europe... Doomed...
Business 29 Nov 1998, 16:43
But what Chinese, how much are they paying, and don't you think the plan looks a bit flaky?
UK trade and industry secretary is poised to announce a face-saving deal that will keep Siemens' unviable Tyneside semiconductor fab open, according to reports this weekend. But from the sound of it, the proposed 'rescue' promises to be expensive, and of dubious value in the long term. (Earlier story: Chinese consortium …
Business 29 Nov 1998, 19:15