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ServerWorks pivotal in Intel-Rambus chipset tale

Intel and the biggest PC vendors in the world are relying on ServerWorks, a maker of chipsets, to help sell servers during 2001, so making the mysterious firm a key factor in the memory politics currently plaguing the industry.
Mike Magee, 31 Jul 2000
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FIC shifts focus to mobile phones

Taiwanese firm FIC (First International Corp) is to move into producing mobile phones, according to reports from the island.
Team Register, 31 Jul 2000
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Microsoft Network grows in sea of red ink

MS Analysts Consumer group vp Rick Belluzzo has the unenviable task of running Microsoft's billion dollar consumer business, and it continues to bleed. At last week's analysts meeting hee painted a picture of an improving situation, but gave the game away when he said: "our numbers continue to grow through the distribution agreements that we have".
Graham Lea, 31 Jul 2000
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Gates on speech recognition: a long road still to travel

MS Analysts Speech recognition software, and to a certain extent handwriting recognition and machine translation, have been a sore point at Microsoft for some time. An enormous amount has been spent on research in these areas, but still there is no sign of a product.
Graham Lea, 31 Jul 2000
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MS' Ballmer: Linux is communism

MS Analysts Steve Ballmer was the only person to raise the issue of Linux when he wrapped up Microsoft's annual financial analysts meeting in Seattle, although he put Sun and Oracle ahead in terms of being stronger competitors. They of course are 'civilised' competitors - but the Linux crowd, in the world of Prez Steve, are communists.
Graham Lea, 31 Jul 2000
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AMD confirms Corvette plans

A senior executive at AMD has confirmed that it has plans to release low power mobile versions of its Athlon and Duron processors in the fourth quarter of this year.
Mike Magee, 31 Jul 2000
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Via puts weight behind 1394, DDR

Chip and chipset company Via said it is to hold its first technology forum in Taipei in mid-September.
Mike Magee, 31 Jul 2000
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Dr Tom's still loves Celery

Tom's Hardware has a guide to overclocking the Celeron. Despite the recently released Duron edging the Celery out of the way at the budget end of the market, the old reliable from Intel still has a place in someone's heart. Point and click to find out why.
Lucy Sherriff, 31 Jul 2000
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Clickmango.com goes titsup.com

Clickmango.com, the British online health and beauty e-tailer fronted by Absolutely Fabulous star Joanna Lumley, has an incurable case of the dotcom jitters, the e-company confirmed today.
Tim Richardson, 31 Jul 2000
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Flame of the Week: an apology

We would like to apologise unreservedly for over-estimating our readers' intelligence. We also extend our condolences to those who choose to use sentences to build up an understanding of context.
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Europe to get tough on cybercrime

European politicians are to get tough on cyber villains by introducing new laws to combat kiddie porn, fraud, drug dealing and online terrorism.
Tim Richardson, 31 Jul 2000
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Thus grows sales, makes a loss

Amazon.com is getting ready to open in Japan. An Asian call centre will be up and running by the end of this year in Japan and a Japanese-language site will be available by next spring. Meanwhile, Amazon.co.uk has also added a new software store and new PC and video games store to its site.
Team Register, 31 Jul 2000
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Reg welcomes new addition to nest

We're sure you'd all like to congratulate top Reg man Drew on the birth of his fifth little drewlette. Named Sadie, she weighed in at a hefty 8lbs 11ozs.
Team Register, 31 Jul 2000
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An apology

We would like to apologise unreservedly for over-estimating our readers' intelligence. We also extend our condolences to those who choose to use sentences to build up an understanding of context.
Kieren McCarthy, 31 Jul 2000
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What's @ all about

Computers, in their modern non-Charles-Babbage form, may only have been around for a few decades, but some of the terminology has been with us much longer.
Lucy Sherriff, 31 Jul 2000
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Las Vegas murder – juror's Palm Pilot misconduct

Two convicted Las Vegas murderers may get a retrial after a juror allegedly read details of the case courtesy of a Palm Pilot.
Linda Harrison, 31 Jul 2000
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Petrol price pressure builds

We revel in innovative uses of the Internet at The Reg, and here is another great example.
Kieren McCarthy, 31 Jul 2000
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Gates & Co describe long, hard code to .NET

MS Analysts The theme for Microsoft's financial analysts meeting last week was "the road to the .NET" but it still seems that real plans are sketchy, and the paradigm shift that it is supposed to represent is still being invented. Gates' speech was not exactly the stuff to excite financial analysts; far from pitching them exciting new ideas as to how Windows might evolve, the chief software architect started by suggesting that his 1976 vision had come true.
Graham Lea, 31 Jul 2000
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Rambus claims 1GHz RIMM breakthrough

The news carousel has started spinning ever faster with a claim from intellectual property company Rambus that it has succeeded in developing memory that runs faster than one gigahertz.
Mike Magee, 31 Jul 2000
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Win ME – not bad at all

September 14 is the date when the Windows Millennium Edition, or Win ME to its friends, hits the streets. The latest (and last) version of Win9x, should perhaps be more accurately named Windows 98 Third Edition, as it is more of a service pack than a new operating system.
Andrew Thomas, 31 Jul 2000
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Umax drivers stuck in neutral

Umax customers are not happy bunnies. People have been waiting up to six months for any kind of driver support for their Umax Astra 2000U scanners to run under Windows 2000.
Lucy Sherriff, 31 Jul 2000
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Get yer girders online

Manufacturers are spending as much on IT as on plant and equipment, a survey claims.
Linda Harrison, 31 Jul 2000
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Barclays online cockup

One of the UK's largest banks has shut down its Internet banking operation following at least four security breaches earlier today.
Andrew Thomas, 31 Jul 2000
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Intel 1GHz flood ready to splash

Intel formally introduced its 1.13GHz Pentium III to its customers over the weekend but the chip is likely still to be in short supply, although the 1GHz Pentium III floodgates are shortly to open.
Mike Magee, 31 Jul 2000

Oftel is a joke (with a crap punchline)

This really is the final straw. Oftel has finally produced its guidelines on local loop unbundling. Since this is one of the most important telecommunications issues the UK has ever seen and an essential aspect to the Internet's progression, we thought we'd spend some time looking at it.
Kieren McCarthy, 31 Jul 2000
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Porn sites face credit card fraud fines

Porn sites which rip off sex-surfers are to be handed an ultimatum by credit card groups - clean up or cough up.
Linda Harrison, 31 Jul 2000