14th April 2001 Archive
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Two years ago, Yahoo! began flogging hardcore pornographic videos on its US Web sites, No-one, except for a few customers we assume, noticed, until last Monday, when the LA Times noted the relaunch of the portal's adult section. The news spread like wildfire, and in results week too; by Thursday, Yahoo! had been swamped by so …
Media 14 Apr 2001, 09:44
Portal staying, business exiting (maybe)
Excite@Home, the consumer portal, is considering exit Europe. But Evan Rudowski, of Excite Europe, tells the FT that the company would "rather sell the business for $1 than withdraw from Europe after all the time and money we have invested." Excite is a second-tier player in Europe. The company turned over 30m Euros in 2000, …
e-Business 14 Apr 2001, 10:31
HWRoundup Not cost-effective. Yet
InQuest, the US semiconductor analyst outfit, has posted an analysis of Intel's strategy for this financial year. The P4 platform is not stable or cost- effective, and won't be until there is DDR-support, InQuest argues (be mindful that the company is a well-known Rambus naysayer) Apparently the i845 will only support PC100, …
Hardware Roundup 14 Apr 2001, 10:46
Students hostage to legislative blackmail
A multinational recording-industry front group called the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has filed suit with the Tainan District Prosecutor's Office against fourteen students at Taiwan's National Chengkung University, accusing them of illegally copying and trading MP3 music files, the Taipei Times …
Media 14 Apr 2001, 21:44
- 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
- Flash flaw potentially makes every webcam or laptop a PEEPHOLE