Leak! Human rights in China? Pah, says Intel
Mighty global corporation Intel is fervently behind the normalisation of trade with Red China, and is putting its considerable muscle behind a lobbying group which wants the US Congress to just say 'yes' on 22 May 22.
Helen Thomas resigns as Moonies buy UPI
Breaking NewsWhite House press corps Dean and permanent fixture Helen Thomas resigned her post with the United Press International (UPI) wire service, for which she worked for 57 years, on news that a Unification Church affiliate - which also owns the transparently Right-Wing Washington Times newspaper - has bought UPI.
So how much is Boo.com worth?
Boo.com is facing collapse, following the failure to complete a $30 million refinancing round, the FT reports.
AOL, IBM team up to sell electricity and gas
AOL and IBM are jumping into the deregulated US utility market. The pair are both allies in what they've called - with more than a nod to Prince - The New Power Company, created today with Enron, an energy wholesaler and broadband comms provider based in Houston Texas.
Women, mainstream feed Brit Net boom
A third of adults in Britain now use the Net - compared to a quarter just three months ago - according to the latest survey from Continental Research.
BT expels ADSL triallist
BT has defended its decision to expel one of its ADSL users after it claimed the triallist flouted the service's terms and conditions.
Terra buys Lycos in $12.5bn stock deal
Terra, Spain's biggest Internet business, is taking a huge leap onto the world stage with the $12.5 billion agreed takeover of Lycos.
Man killed as quake hits Taiwan
A minor earthquake hit Taiwan last night, killing one man and rekindling memories of last year's quake which brought the island to its knees and left almost 2500 people dead.
Asus under fire over Intel recall
Major Taiwanese mobo manufacturer Asus has clarified its position on the i820 recall forced on it because of Intel's little problem with the memory translator hub on synchronous memory boards.
MacOS X ship date driven back to 2001
AnalysisApple's decision to put back the final release of MacOS X to January 2001 is a product slip, like it or not, but in this day and age, does that really matter all that much?
PlayStation emulator creator defeats Sony – almost
Connectix has nearly won its battle with Sony over its PlayStation emulator, Virtual GameStation (VGS).
What a bunch of anchors
A rather pompous half page ad in ZD's UK flagship, IT Week, puffs the excruciating ZDNet UK's AnchorDesk, billing it as "a wealth of free expertise just a click away". You will not be surprised to read that AnchorDesk UK is "informed, insider analysis" or that it is "written by the UK's most knowledgeable correspondents". We admit we were a tad surprised to discover that veteran US hack John Dvorak is British, but that's probably just down to ZDNet UK's legendary factual accuracy.
Dell flogs PCs for day trade believers
Dell has launched a new line of PCs aimed at stealing the growing number of online share traders. The computers will come with trading software and "investor-specific features" - whatever the hell that means.
Transmeta Crusoe shrinks to 0.15 micron
Transmeta's Taiwanese fab partner, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TMSC), has begun sampling 0.15 micron Crusoe CPUs, according to Taiwan business paper the Commercial Times.
Gov't site crashes under weight of public opinion
The Government's e-soapbox on its flagship Web site has collapsed under the weight of punters voicing their opinions on how the country is being run.
Bruised Novell plans one Net bounce back
Brainshare report"It's a new tactic of Microsoft to try to stop us," cried Novell's COO Stewart Nelson as the power for the whole city of Nice failed just before the start of Novell's Brainshare meeting. But it's not Microsoft that's Novell's problem right now; it's Novell's own failure to sell enough that is plaguing the company, as the recent profits warning showed. It seems that the pesky customers don't have problems that can only be sorted out by upgrading. Of course they're not deserting much either, but that's not much consolation.
'Hi,thanks for calling NTL – we suck'
OpinionThey say that moving house is one of the most stressful events in your life and if - like me - you're in the middle of this ghastly process you'll know just how stressful it can become.
Page3 Girl Zooms into Internet World
MGI Software is to parade a top 'Page 3' girl at next week's Internet World 2000 show in a bid to make its products look more alluring.
Near-naked walking women action live on Net!
Victoria's Secret - the saucy but classy US lingerie maker - will be having a fun-filled fashion show in Cannes tomorrow. It's not much to get excited about - just hordes of beautiful women wearing nothing but the latest range of sexy lingerie walking up and down a catwalk one after the other.