28th December 1998 Archive
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The German giant is terminating its interconnect contracts from Friday
Deutsche Telekom's battles with the German regulators have escalated with the news that the company is to cancel its interconnect contracts with competitors from 1 January. The move seems to be a retaliatory strike against the regulator, which recently gave over 100 private telephone outfits access to Deutsche Telekom's network …
Business 28 Dec 1998, 09:06
But the lad has a curious, and somewhat partial, perpective
Larry Ellison has been telling Australia that Netscape is dead, and that the industry must unite against Microsoft, according to local reports. But is this the sound of grinding axes we hear? In Ellison's view the AOL takeover is the death-knell for Netscape. AOL simply wants Netscape for the Netcenter portal, and isn't …
Business 28 Dec 1998, 09:08
Six geese a-laying...err shouldn't that be 1,400 Compaq French hens?
The Compaq Corporation and Firefly, its PR outfit in the UK are still on their Christmas break like most others in Blighty, but that will not stop further redundancies in France. Sources close to Compaq’s plans say that on the 4th of January next, around 1,400 staff in the country will be issued with severance notices, following …
Business 28 Dec 1998, 09:57
Korean spat takes on European dimension as banks pull rugs
Reports from South Korea said that financial sanctions will now be imposed on LG after its refusal to accept a merger deal in which Hyundai will have 70 per cent of a new semiconductor company. LG (formerly Lucky Goldstar) is one of the top five chaebols (family concerns) in South Korea. The others are SK, Hyundai, Daewoo and …
Business 28 Dec 1998, 10:28
Pentium Pro a consumer platform. Hah!
After already receiving plenty of stick from august UK organisations like the BBC, mighty Intel faced the combined might of 200 more journalists at the launch of its MMX Pentiums a few weeks back. But this time, the audience included tabloid hacks and many of them wanted answers. Pity then that after a lacklustre presentation by …
Business 28 Dec 1998, 10:51
When it comes to NCs, Big “Two Tear” Blue can’t help itself
Just a few weeks after it was revealed here how Big Blue lost a Fedex account for 70,000 NCs, the company has given Register readers the chance to chuckle again. (Story:IBM puts big boot in own big NC mouth) Just back from its Christmas break, the company issued a statement claiming its NC strategy is still alive and kicking. …
Business 28 Dec 1998, 17:09
- Review Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Proof the pen is mightier?
- Nuke plants to rely on PDP-11 code UNTIL 2050!
- Spin doctors brazenly fiddle with tiny bits in front of the neighbours
- Game Theory Out with a bang: The Last of Us lets PS3 exit with head held high
- That Microsoft-Nokia merger you've been predicting? It's no go