28th > September > 2000 Archive
Congressional Democrats have found a way to preserve their attenuating social-progressive credentials while at the same time supporting a very popular bill which would raise the quota on H-1B work visas for skilled immigrant labour. The proposed legislation would grant about 200,000 high-tech visas for each of the next three years.
Shares of name-your-price Web shopping outfit Priceline slid by a whopping $7.89 to $10.75 for a forty-two per cent loss Wednesday on warnings that its third-quarter revenues look set to fall short of expectations.
Sources close to Intel said that its next generation of IA-64 processor, codenamed McKinley, has already taped out, a term which means that the chip company has advanced its plans for the chip by a clear 12 months.
The Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), which, as we reported last week, will outstrip every other chip factory in the world next year, is brokering a deal with Intel which threatens the futures of both Via and Qualcomm.
When the US Department of Justice (DoJ) released the winning Carnivore review proposal in Adobe .pdf format, they apparently failed to mask the names and other details of the review team adequately.
Updated Register sources have added their voice to earlier hints that Motorola has completed the PowerPC G4 Plus, a process known in the trade as 'taping out'.
Sun CEO and chairman Scott McNealy has come up with a novel way of flogging his low-end Sun Blade 1000 workstations.
Sony has confessed it's not going to be able to supply enough PlayStation 2s to meet demand when the console makes its US debut late next month.
Exodus is to buy Global Crossing's Web hosting business for $6.5bn in shares, the WSJ Web site reports. Global Crossing will end up with 20 per cent of Exodus, already the world's biggest Web hosting company. In July, an attempt to do the deal fell apart in a disagreement over price.
Corel's troubles appeared to be easing yesterday when the company posted third quarter results which included both a narrowing loss and stabilising sales.
VIA Technologies tried its best to keep out of the limelight today as it reduced September revenue forecasts to NT$3 billion.
A damaging dialogue is the essence of Intel's business methods, according to a number of ex-employees canvassed over the last six months.
Microsoft is taking a one-time charge of $350 million against earnings in its fiscal Q1 in order to comply with new US Financial Accounting Standards Board rules. One of the more interesting side-effects of the move, however, is that the company intends, from the release of its Q1s in 18th October, to provide a more detailed breakdown of the revenue for its various product lines.
Less than a week after Tiny, one of the UK's biggest OEMs, stopped being 100 per cent Intel (see Tiny goes AMD), Vobis, Germany's leading PC retailer has also adopted AMD processors.
Intel has a new I/O chipset which the chip Behemoth claims can triple the processing capabilities of Internet storage systems and large-scale databases.
Britain's biggest ISP, Freeserve, reckons it will be offering a FRIACO-based Net access by December.
Companies rank security concerns below competitiveness in the race to get businesses online according to research published by Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.
Amstrad has released its year-end results and ole Alan Sugar the indomitable chairman is pleased... to report "excellent progress". Gross profit is £15.4 million - 85 per cent higher than last year. Oh, that's excluding Amserve's £2.3 million loss.
One in ten women who use the Internet end up shagging someone they met on the Web, or so says a survey by newomanonline.co.uk. A quarter of the click-chicks have also used the Net to build a "romantic friendship" - which is probably a euphemism for only sleeping with them on the third date.
Elpida Memory, previously known as NEC-Hitachi Memory, has announced the first silicon for memory products based on the 0.13 micron geometry.
Colt Telecom has become the latest telco to put on its 18-hole Dr Martens and give BT and Oftel a good kicking over the issue of local loop unbundling.
We think that those "Compare and Contrast" essays we all had to write at school have left a behind a compulsion to evaluate in every human being. Witness this phenomenon at Alereon.org. These guys have put together what they call a Goliath vs Goliath battle between the Asus A7V and the Abit KT7. If it is Goliath vs. Goliath, does that mean no-body wins?
Dell has hacked the price of its servers, PCs and notebooks to pieces, citing cheaper component prices.
A new bill has been introduced in California that will allow harsher penalties to be handed out to people who intentionally distribute computer viruses or carry out denial of service attacks on commercial Websites.
[A woman's mag did a survey that said one in ten women online have got it on with someone they met on the Net. A quarter of them had had a "romantic relationship" all thanks to Uncle Web. We said we didn't believe it. Then we got emails coming in. By the way, we've changed the names of the emailers because we figured someone might get in trouble]
Women hold just a quarter of IT jobs and even less top management roles, and it's all men's fault.
Sony has unveiled a product to bring the Net to the Net-less - a home-oriented mobile device that gives users access to the Net without the need for a PC.