25th > October > 2000 Archive

Inside the MS trial part 2: the Keystone Cops go into action

The fast move into the trial phase presented the DoJ with a problem; it had expected at least a year before trial, and had no witnesses lined up. Reback told Heilemann after a meeting with Klein: "If I were Joel [Klein], I'd have been pissing my pants right then." Nobody wanted to testify, for fear of retribution.
Graham Lea, 25 Oct 2000

Inside the MS trial part 1: how they brought Gates to tears

Bill Gates broke down and cried at a Microsoft board meeting on 24 January 1999, after delivering "an extended and emotional tirade" against the DoJ, Judge Jackson, and the circumstances that had befallen the company. So says John Heilemann in a 52-page article in the November issue of Wired, entitled "The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth". The unanswered question is of course, who told Heilemann about the tears?
Graham Lea, 25 Oct 2000

Evasive Envivid nukes site, goes silent

Envivid, which yesterday claimed to be partnering with web appliance manufacturer Frontpath to produce a Transmeta BeOS appliance, today removed references to Frontpath from its web site, and ducked any further questions by claiming it was "entering into a quiet period".
Andrew Orlowski, 25 Oct 2000

Transmeta speed debate – damned lies and benchmarks?

Transmeta notebooks have been available for a week now, and although it's been a fascinating week for benchmark mavens, the casual punter hasn't been much enlightened.
Andrew Orlowski, 25 Oct 2000

Quantum HDD ops in the red

Quantum lost $19.5 million on its hard disk drive operations in its second fiscal quarter, despite a seven per cent rise in revenues to $824 million. The company described the loss as "disappointing" but claimed that things would be better next quarter, moving towards a break-even point.
Lucy Sherriff, 25 Oct 2000

LetsBuyIt.com in double-billing slip-up

LetsBuyIt.com has admitted that it's been bugged by a billing problem but has insisted that the error has only affected a handful of punters.
Tim Richardson, 25 Oct 2000

Napster launches Mac MP3 app

UpdatedNapster has made the first public test version of its controversial MP3 music sharing software available for the Mac.
Tony Smith, 25 Oct 2000

Citizen PDA-for-PDAs debuts on Web

Citizen's PDA-for-a-PDA module, discussed recently by Handspring's Donna Dubinsky, has made its first appearance out of the Japanese company's labs.
Tony Smith, 25 Oct 2000

Amazon losses ease up

Amazon is happy with its Q3 results as losses have been less than expected. This was attributed to it cutting shipping expenses and sales growing by 79 per cent.
Robert Blincoe, 25 Oct 2000

HWRoundup A mobo with an adjustable multiplier?

A claimed "worldfirst" today from the guys over at BX Boards, as they get up close and personal with the Asus A7 Pro VIA KT133 AGP 4X Socket A mainboard. Apart from the ludicrously long winded name, this has one feature you will certainly approve of: Multiplier Adjust. Check it here.
Lucy Sherriff, 25 Oct 2000

Compaq profit jump marks business u-turn

Compaq has reported Q3 profits jumped sharply on the back of strong sales across all its lines. The news didn't stop its stock slipping by four per cent, and though it expects strong growth to continue into Q4, it has reduced full-year earnings forecasts to adjust for impact of the week euro. Revenue forecasts remain the same.
Robert Blincoe, 25 Oct 2000

DTI body seeks resellers for SME advice

Technology Means Business (TMB), a new Government-funded body which provides technical advice to SMEs, is calling on resellers to apply for accreditation for its professional industry standard.
Drew Cullen, 25 Oct 2000

IBM touts price-per-seat PC

IBM Global Financing has launched Price-per-Seat, an all-in-one bundle of hardware, software and services, wrapped into a per PC price. Price-per-Seat is aimed at companies with more than 500 PCs - and the kit doesn't have to come from IBM.
Drew Cullen, 25 Oct 2000

Japanese nuke boffins buy $1m Compaq super'puter

Compaq is to sell a $1 million super computer to the Japanese government. Researchers on the AJERI project - a nuclear energy project - are likely to use it to run simulations to aid them in their research.
Lucy Sherriff, 25 Oct 2000

Intel cuts P4 pricing again

It's not even in the shops yet, but Chipzilla has made yet another price reduction on the forthcoming flagchip Pentium 4.
Andrew Thomas, 25 Oct 2000

Mesh washes hands of Carrera

Mesh has slammed the receivers for Carrera, the almost defunct PC assembler it was in the frame to buy, for changing the rules of the game during negotiations.
Lucy Sherriff, 25 Oct 2000

Sun sneaks into enemy UPnP camp

Sun has joined Microsoft's Universal Plug and Play initiative, the UPnP Web site discretely noted t'other day.
Tony Smith, 25 Oct 2000

Logitech sales boost down to non-mice devices

Mice maestro Logitech has reported a 43 per cent Q2 sales surge to $190 million.
Robert Blincoe, 25 Oct 2000

Intel relaxed over email security

Intel's dinky little eMail Station, part of the InBusiness range it inherited from Dayna, turns out to be susceptible to simple denial of service attacks, but the chip behemoth doesn't seem to care a Hell of a lot.
Andrew Thomas, 25 Oct 2000

Computacenter founder has ‘Dallasty’ sense of style

Team Register, 25 Oct 2000

Intel: Bluetooth ‘too expensive’

Intel has rejected Bluetooth and Home RF wireless technology for its new range of consumer wireless PC peripherals on grounds of cost. The new peripherals are currently only available in the US.
Andrew Thomas, 25 Oct 2000

Sub £10 ZX Spectrum games console with N64 style controller

UpdatedThe top selling games console at Christmas is unlikely to be a player offering 36 old ZX Spectrum titles - but at £9.95 the retro gamer could do a lot worse.
Robert Blincoe, 25 Oct 2000

Teleworkers dream village goes bust

Britain's first village designed for people embracing the concept of teleworking has been put in receivership because almost after a third of the homes remain unsold.
Robert Blincoe, 25 Oct 2000

Sniff me, I'm yours

Skimpily clad waifs pranced down the catwalk at today's Fall Internet World sporting some bizarre wireless technology outfits.
Linda Harrison, 25 Oct 2000

Internet ‘bigger than Industrial Revolution’

AOL top knob Barry Schuler today claimed the Internet would be more important than the Industrial Revolution.
Linda Harrison, 25 Oct 2000

Net ‘privacy’ bill rewards data marketers

It started as an anti-stalking measure inspired, in part, by the shocking murder of a 20-year-old New Hampshire woman named Amy Boyer, whose twisted stalker tracked her down by purchasing her Social Security number from an on-line broker.
Thomas C Greene, 25 Oct 2000

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