David Boies, chosen by the National Law Journal as Lawyer of the Year and by the Department of Justice as lead trial counsel against Microsoft, is now also leading the charge in a class action against Sotheby's and Christie's. The two auction houses are alleged to have limited competition on commissions for both sellers and buyers for most of the 1990s. The chairmen of both companies have resigned.
Apple's share price closed at $86.375 - way down on the $140-plus peak it hit back in late March. Trading opened today at $87.625.
The Department of Social Security is taking its grass-up- benefit-cheats campaign onto the Internet.
A leading Korean newspaper is blaming massive dollar outflows in Korea on 'cybersquatters'
MS on Trial The contractual aspects of the Sun-Microsoft Java squabble have resulted in another ruling by Judge Whyte, but neither side is cheering about it. In making his ruling that Sun is not entitled to $35 million in liquidated damages for Microsoft having "inadvertently" made Java source code available on its web site, the judge has set a date on which he intends to set a date for the main trial (no, really). At that hearing, expert witness names will have to be disclosed, and dates set for a cut-off for facts and expert discovery.
3Com's "bigger than Palm" Internet appliance will use Palm technology, the comms giant admitted yesterday.
A pair of scientists at the University of Toronto have developed what appears to be the world's first silicon-based optical transistor - or at least a substance could be used to make one.
Dixons refuses to be drawn on whether it is preparing to sell-off its majority holding in its monster ISP, Freeserve, despite mounting market speculation that something is in the offing.
Former AMD boss Atiq Raza and a bunch of his mates have set up a Silicon Valley incubator company to help start-ups in the networking and communications chips markets.
e-speak, the software with the Orwellian name, has a history that goes back to the mid-90s, when a handful of Hewlett-Packard engineers were trying to find a way to get a computer to deal with new kinds of things, like an audio stream, without waiting for the next release of the operating system.
365 Corporation saw pre-tax losses surge to 14.8 million for the year ended 31 March.
AT&T is to carry The Hot Network - a hardcore adult move channel - and take a fat load of money with it. Digital TV is a costly affair and so the company has turned to man's (and woman's) baser instincts to get some much-needed cash. Family-friendly companies Time and Warner turned the deal down.
Not a whole shedload of stuff to point you good folks at today. Over at Chip (OK now, Daniel?) there's a look at a prototype of ATI's Radeon chip,
It's every geek's dream - build a Web site, make lots of money and sit back while the supermodels come to you. Well, mygeek.com appears to have pulled it off.
CIX, the ISP under attack from its customers for imposing punitive new terms and conditions, has a new managing director.
European politicians have scrapped a plan to ban anonymous e-mail, as predicted by The Register earlier this month.
A Toshiba laptop used to kill humans is to go on show in London.
If one were to ask Intel:
Monster ISP Freeserve is to offer unmetered off-peak Net access from tomorrow.