22nd > September > 2000 Archive

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Intel blames Europe for lower profits

Updated Intel issued a profits warning last night on Wall Street and said that its Q3 would not be as buoyant as it expected.
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TSMC outstrips Intel in wafer starts

Taipei The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is now making more wafer starts than Intel and is up there in the top league of semi firms, it has emerged.
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Intel Foster secrets revealed

An Intel presentation that was up on its Web site before the firm realised it was there reveals the firms plans on its server technology well into next year.
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Sex and race don't predict Net use – study

Half the adults in America still have no access to the Internet, and nearly sixty percent of that group have no interest in getting wired in future, a new study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project reveals.
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Psion Teklogix remains Sun Java loyalist

Psion formally sealed its union with Teklogix today, effectively trebling the size of its Enterprise (nee Industrial) division. Psion Teklogix will comprise half of the Psion company in both head count and revenue terms.
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Hoards of American e-tourists coming your way

Slap on the sunscreen and log on - Net holiday bookings look set to be one of the fastest growing areas of the bubble economy this year.
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MBO SNAFU – CCM MD OUT

The MD of Cheshire-based distributor Computer Components Marketing (CCM) has quit after a failed MBO attempt.
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AltaVista in High Court defence today

AltaVista is due in the High Court today to defend its claim against alleged breach of contract brought by British ISP, the Free Internet Group (FIG).

UK Govt loses faith in Oftel

The British Government has lost faith in telecoms regulator, Oftel, over its handling of Local Loop unbundling (LLU), the FT reports today.
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Prophets guide Via's chipset profits

Interview Via's president and CEO, Wen-Chi Chen, used to work at Intel but he doesn't subscribe to Andy Grove's view that only the paranoid survive.
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iomart sets sail for broadband

Glasgow based telco and Net services company, iomart Group plc, has won the right to install its own broadband DSL infrastructure in BT's local exchanges as part of Local Loop Unbundling (LLU), it announced today.

Can Bill Gates broadband satellite bet beat re-entry burnout?

Analysis Thanks to more than a thousand pages of regulatory filing with the SEC, we now know the business plan for broadband satellite ventures Teledesic and New ICO. The companies are to be merged later this year as a result of a rescue bid by Craig McCaw London-based ICO Global Communications. McCaw injected $1.2 billion into the bankrupt company.
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CallNet up for sale

World CallNet Inc - which operates the British ISP CallNet - has called in London-based BDO Stoy Hayward to negotiate a trade sale of the service provider.
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MS Xbox deal : Nvidia goes multimedia

Microsoft's Xbox is causing a radical rethink of who does what and to whom. Graphics behemoth Nvidia is to move into the audio and communications arenas on the back of the Xbox, scheduled for launch next Autumn.
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Northamber lifts hatches and comes out to play

Northamber has released its year-end results and given a good indication of how its year of careful financial management has gone. Chairman David Phillips said: "These strong, rewarding results cover a protracted period of adverse and then lacklustre market conditions, pre and post the millennium."
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Hardware Roundup Cheap gaming a-go-go

Seagate's new 18XL Ultra 160 SCSI Barracuda drive gets the once over at Gamer's Depot. They like the price and the performance but warn that a decent SCSI adapter could set you back a few bob.

Oftel fights back against Govt lost confidence

Oftel has defended itself against mounting criticism that it is responsible for stifling the growth of the Internet in Britain.
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Hyundai expects October DRAM price rise

Hyundai Electronics expects DRAM prices to rise in October following an increase in demand for PCs.
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Apple UK MD moves to take up Euro role

Apple UK's General Manager, Brendan O'Sullivan, is leaving the local operation to head the company's Europe-wide drive to boost sales in the education market.
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FTC starts gearing up for AOL/Time Warner battle

Right. After too many days of aimless newspaper articles, we're finally getting an indication as to what is going on with the AOL/Time Warner merger.
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L&H subpoeanead by SEC

Speech and language specialist Lernout & Hauspie has been subpoeanaed by the SEC because the agency wishes to investigate its previous years' accounts.
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Bedroom NASA hacker set to bite pillow in choky

A Florida teenager was banged up for six months yesterday after admitting he hacked into NASA systems.
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White coats to examine digital divide

The British Government is to create a new research centre by Christmas to investigate the impact of new technology on society.
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Pentium 4 pricing revealed

Intel's Pentium 4, due for launch at the end of October, may initially only be available in 1.3 and 1.4GHz variants, very reliable sources told The Register today.
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A quarter of Americans give Web the finger

Yet more research into cyberusage has been released - this time it seems Americans are shunning the Web.
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Windows for Warfare – more info on Win2k's Navy carrier gig

More details have emerged of the Win2k-running US Navy aircraft carrier we reported as being planned back in July. According to Government Computer News the CVN 77 will commence construction in February next year, and will be commissioned, running 'Son of Windows,' in 2008.

128k wireless data, now: Metricom blazes US into lead

USA Today last week ran a headline "Rest of World Catches Up" - we think they were talking about the Olympics, actually - but it's not a description visiting Europeans would readily apply to the US wireless business.
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Forbes doesn't release breakdown of the world's poorest men

About every two months, some exposure-hungry company releases a list of the richest people in the world. This grew so boring (because Bill Gates was always number one) that one firm even produced the "richest men under 40" - or something like that - just to oust Bill and get some more column inches.
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Weirdos of the Week Live and uncut

[We don't know, we just don't know. These are unedited because, quite frankly, we didn't want to ruin their twisted beauty. Enjoy]
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SDMI hacking and haranguing: we're bad and wrong

[We ran a story in which we lambasted the macho stance of "hackers" replying to the SDMI's challenge to crack its music watermarks for $10,000. We said: "Either take it on or walk away." Then, itching for an interesting battle, we cried: "Get stuck in!" Those waving their balls about didn't bother getting in touch, but plenty of others did, pointing out the advantages to ignoring the SDMI altogether. PS By the way, we've pulled all the names off emails on this one]
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HP gives Carly all top three jobs

Hewlett Packard today gave CEO and president Carly Fiorina the additional post of chairman.
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Best of the Rest: variation is the spice of life

[Fascists, porn, AMD monsters and autopsy pics. What a lovely blend]
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Readers' Letters Hacking, smacking and whacking

[Well, we thought summer was over and autumn (rain and rain with some cold and a few leaves) had arrived. But today, pleasantly, a bit of sun appeared. Hence Letters is a mite smaller than usual - we need to get out there I tell you]
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US Vets hacked to pieces

War is a serious pastime in America and it doesn't take much to imagine an army of US veterans declaring "This is war!" when the full details of their government association's dreadful computer security came to light.
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What the Hell is… CueCat?

It's the size of a computer mouse, shaped vaguely like a cat, and plugs into your PC. It reads bar codes on printed pages and even on products, and immediately directs your browser to selected Web sites for a sales pitch. Hobbyists have cracked the firmware, cracked the software, and someone has even cracked its creator's customer database. And now privacy freaks have risen to arms over its diabolical serial number.