13th > September > 2000 Archive
Rambus said today that NEC has signed a licensing agreement with it for next generation Direct RDRAM memory as well as licensing patents for synchronous memory and double data rate (DDR) memory.
Billions of tax dollars spent by the Clinton Administration on school computers and wiring brats to the Net are wasted at best, according to a scathing report released by the Alliance for Childhood Tuesday.
As Europe seethes with outrage over usurious fuel prices, OPEC's Web site was defaced Tuesday night by a vandal visibly upset over the cost of crude oil, which is now approaching ten-year highs.
Last last week, bargain hunters gleefully placed orders for drastically discounted DVD movies and boxed sets at Amazon.com, but were soon embittered when the company informed them that the prices resulted from a "glitch" and that it would therefore require them to pay the higher, regular price or cancel their orders.
The advertising watchdog has written to 100 ISPs urging them to clean up and stop misleading consumers.
IBM is to spend $200 million over the next four years to build seven Linux development centres in the Far East, Taiwan's Commercial Times reports.
News has leaked out that Hewlett-Packard has agreed to spend $17.5 billion on PriceWaterhouseCoopers' (PwC) consulting arm.
Indie rockers The Smashing Pumpkins have released their last album on MP3 in order to give their record label, Virgin, what they call a "final 'fuck you'."
MP3.com CEO Michael Robertson yesterday said the online music company will continue to talk to Universal in the hope of reaching a settlement to the two firms' bitter copyright dispute.
Ad agency group WPP is paying Esther Dyson $10,000 a day for her consultancy services. She's a main board director and chairman of WPP's web business wpp.com.
Oracle boss Larry Ellison is set to add another £1 billion to his fortune from share options he took last year instead of his regular salary.
BT has set up an emergency national control centre to keep tabs on the current UK fuel crisis.
It's one of the world's smallest and most isolated independent nations, it was known as the Ellice Islands when the British Empire was in full flow and it's now called Tuvalu, which means "cluster of eight" even though there are actually nine islands. It is also the lucky owner of the ".tv" domain name, which, as you can imagine, is a bonus.
I'm back from Crete and back into the way of the chip.
Motorists are flocking to a Web site which is giving a blow-by-blow account of the British fuel crisis and where to find the oh-so-precious supplies of go-go juice.
Software piracy in schools may be preoccupying Microsoft in the UK at the moment, but maybe the software behemoth would be better turning its attentions to India and China.
Kids portal - kzuk.net - is to sponsor the Computer Badge for 120,000 cub scouts in Britain.
Pop tart Madonna has a bit of competition for her namesake URL - from a US hospital. We told you back in, um when was it, last month sometime that the popstress wanted madonna.com which is currently held by online pornographer Dan Parisi. Back then we questioned whether she was more important that that other Madonna - the one that people have made statues about, usually with a little child (how many statues do you have sweetheart?).
A prize of $10,000 has been offered to any hacker who can break through the security put in place by the Secure Music Digital Initiative (SDMI), a coagulation of 175 companies from the IT, electronics and music industries.
AOL is to take a stake in US wireless gadget maker Cybiko.
Top marks to Dack.com for nicely deflating the new economy bubble with its oh-so-sharp Web Economy Bullshit Generator. As keen observers of the e-bah-gum-conomy, we're used to a worldwide web of vacuous verbiage thanks to the now never-ending supply of press releases announcing the launch of new B2B sites - or the collapse …
Televirtual - which describes itself as a pioneering cyber content company - reckons it's onto a sure-fire winner with a politically inspired talking head.
Metaphorical queues are already forming around the metaphorical block, not to buy petrol, but to lay hands on the latest (and last) revision of Windows 9X.
Here's an interesting idea that will never work. Sony has come up with an amazing way for you never to miss out on a particular song again. Using this staggering piece of machinery - called an eMarker - you can track down any song you hear on the radio. No more waiting for mumbling DJs or forgetting the name of that band.
In the days biggest "you started it" tit for tat contest, Creative Labs has confirmed that it will not be exhibiting at this year's CeBit in Hanover.
Well, two tankers complete with whirring police escort have gone down Regent Street in the last hour, Tony Blair's pledge to have it all sorted within 24 hours is blown, the petrol pumps are still dry and it looks like we've got a top-notch crisis on our hands. And we love it.
Received today: "BLACKBERRIES MAKE RIPE PICKINGS FOR ASPS. Following recent debate about the future of the application service provider (ASP) industry, Mi8 points to the launch of new mobile devices such as Blackberries to spur the steady growth. Mi8 is the only UK ASP to offer access to Microsoft Office, Outlook and Exchange via the Internet, delivering location-independent access to corporate applications. Early adopters of ASPs; mainly small businesses and start-ups…" etc etc, you know the sort of thing.
AOL chief Steve Case has booted Bill Gates off his throne in the ranks of the IT elite.