Yes, we'll IPO – Symbian
Symbian officially declared that it intends to IPO next year. This has been something of an open secret even before Psion's David Levin - Psion is the biggest shareholder in the private company - broached the subject in February.
AMD still fab despite analyst downgrade
Financial analyst Ashok Kumar, of USB Piper Jaffray, downgraded AMD shares from buy status to neutral yesterday, while the firm's share price sank a few dollars more on Wall Street.
ShopSmart swaps shares for AOL, Wal-Mart thump
ShopSmart, a British-based comparison shopping engine is poised (the FT says) to sell 20 per cent of the company's equity to AOL and Wal-Mart for - nothing!
Users come last in ICANN elections scramble
Defending the English monarchy in the 19th Century, the social historian Walter Bagehot argued that for the general good, its mechanics should be kept incomprehensible and largely invisible.
Intel confirms server support prog
Chip giant Intel has now formally introduced its server support strategy, as predicted here at the end of March.
SiS airs Athlon integrated chip in public
SiS has supplied the world with a fresh viewing of the SiS730s, an integrated single chip for the AMD Athlon and Duron platforms, in the run-up to launch day.
CMGI to buy ISP for AltaVista
CMGI - the company that owns AltaVista - says that it is looking to buy an ISP or telco to help generate more traffic for its portal.
EXCLUSIVE AltaVista user sighted
In a shock overnight development a reader has contacted The Register to say she has received a password and user ID from British-based unmetered ISP, AltaVista.
Swedish King loses out on dotcom white-knuckle ride
Dressmart.com has gone into administration with debts of £2m. The upmarket European clothes etailer is reported to be facing bankruptcy and its 60 staff the sack. A plan has been approved to sell much of Dressmart's business to fellow Swedish business New Wave. According to today's Times newspaper, New Wave could snap up the assets it is interested in - it wants its trading system but is not bothered about its Internet focus - for around £1m. The King of Sweden and a former Swedish prime minister are both believed to have lost money from the venture. (See also: Boxman cancels IPO, Dressmart ponders existence
BBC drugs site stoned by reactionists
Tired of trying to get innocent people lynched by crazed paedophile-hunting gangs, The Daily Mail has turned on the BBC with a front-page rant at its Radio 1 Web site.
FRIACO hit by telco stalemate
Plans for a wholesale unmetered Net access package that would let providers compete directly with BT's SurfTime product have been watered down - for the time being at least.
How to overclock the Asus A7V for $3
It is a bit thin on the ground in hardware land today. We think everyone has gone on holiday.
Pentagon pleas for cyber peace fall on deaf ears
Hackers probing the Pentagon's cyber defences have taken no heed of the ministry's pleas for them to stop their incursions.
‘Hacktivist’ bail reduced, finally
A so-called hacker arrested during the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia last week and slapped with a whopping $500,000 bail requirement is about to be released after a local judge reduced his burden to a more manageable $100,000 during a hearing Tuesday afternoon.
Korea to crack down on obscene Webcasting
Officials in Seoul are to crack down on obscene Webcasting services after fears they are polluting the minds of Korean teens.
Inter-mediates' sites hacked and down
2nd UpdateWe received word that Inter-mediates' vast network of sites had been hacked and were down. The company, most commonly known for its Special Reserve discount store network confirmed there had been "external interference" but declined to comment on whether it was a denial of service attack or a hack.
DoCoMo crash knocks media back towards WAP
Is it just us or have the media become more and more unstable in the last year? WAP and DoCoMo's i-Mode are a prime case in point. WAP of course was initially greeted with the kind of frenzied excitement normally reserved for royal marriages or plane crashes.
English country furniture fanatic starts PC seller ‘hit parade’
An English country furniture fanatic has taken it upon himself to start a "hit parade" of the best and worst computer sellers in the land.
China and the running dog lackeys of Net democracy
We ran a story yesterday on the government's closure of the only pro-democracy Web site based in China. The closure was roundly condemned by many human rights organisations but they all of knew their complaints would have no effect on the policy, either now or in the future.