10th > November > 2000 Archive
Eager to dispel consumer fears over online shopping, credit card leader Visa USA announced a plan this week to accomplish by force and reason what lawless cyberpunks have failed to do through public humiliation: compel Web merchants to protect credit card numbers and customer data from hack attacks. Under the plan, the …
Dell Computer hit its lowered Q3 targets with a 22 per cent rise in revenues. The company warned that the weak euro continued to hamper sales growth.
Showbiz stars are fuming at Credit Suisse after a technical glitch revealed their secret Swiss bank account details on the Net for a week.
Ingram Micro has filed a lawsuit against people who dissed the distie on a Yahoo! message board. The company wants the posters to stop publishing sensitive information and allegedly libellous comments about the company, Ingram Micro has subpoenaed the Yahoo! to supply the names of the posters, one of whom goes under the moniker "ingramsucks".
Microsoft and French manufacturer Sagem have finally unveiled their joint venture PDA/mobile phone combo. The device is the first product of an alliance that was announced somewhat tersely in May 1999, since when Microsoft's 'Stinger' CE-based mobile phone platform has been largely demoware, but Sagem intends to start shipping the WA3050 from early next year.
Japanese consumer electronics company Casio has confirmed it will next week unveil a new member of its Casiopeia PDA family, this time based on Transmeta's Crusoe CPU.
Palm has confirmed that it will launch a high-end colour PDA next year, along with the next major release of the Palm OS.
Nvidia's run of record financials continued yesterday when it reported its third quarter results for fiscal 2001.
The British Government could be about to be embroiled in a diplomatic farce that could have all the makings of a classic Ealing comedy.
Microsoft has gone gold with DirectX 8.0, the next version of its multimedia API. It'll be officially available for download from MSDN "before 12.01am" Pacific Time on Saturday, but we're informed that it has escaped to other download sites already, we know not how.
Lycos Europe reckons its well on the way to being Europe's leading portal after Q1 revenues to Sept 30 rose 226 per cent to E15.8 (£9.58) million (before acquisitions), compared to the same period last year, and losses fell 42 per cent on the previous quarter.
Judge Jones, the federal judge presiding over the government's antitrust trial against Visa and Mastercard, has attempted to push the boundaries of law by insisting anyone who downloaded confidential trial documents accidentally posted to the Justice Department either destroy or return them.
AMD will sell out Athlon production this quarter, Jerry Sanders told analysts yesterday. This could be taken as a good or bad thing. On one hand, having people clamouring to buy your flagchip ™ product is always nice, but what it actually means is that Chimpzilla simply doesn't have enough production capacity.
IBM is rolling out what it describes as the world's clearest computer display. The company claims the display is 12 times sharper than current technology or 4.5 times clearer than HDTV.
Red Hat is still on track for 100 per cent year-on-year revenue growth by the end of next fiscal year, the Linux company's newly appointed CFO said yesterday.
AOL and Time Warner have narrowly avoided an FTC court case by agreeing to a new set of concessions before their $150 billion merger is allowed to go through. The game of bluff this time revolves around competition for Internet access.
Germany media giant Bertelsmann, which wants to buy Napster, also has its eye on EMI, the British music company said today.
Linux is spreading further into the business computing world, but Microsoft need not worry about its effect on Windows just yet. That's one conclusion from market researcher Zona Research's latest study of US IT professionals.
A new distributor is born in Europe - and it starts on day one as Europe's fourth biggest. Called Europa.IT, it has sprung into life with the takeover of the former subsidiaries of CHS in Europe.
BT has published a new plan to aid what it calls the "rapid progress in local loop unbundling" (LLU).
Palm continued to eat into the marketshare of PalmOS-licensee Handspring during September thanks to its increased focus on the mainstream consumer market.
The auction for fixed wireless broadband connection finally kicked off today, having been delayed twice: once in the summer and then again before the October start date.
Gateway today unveils a shiny silver Net appliance along the lines of 3Com's Audrey or Amstrad's em@iler.
Dotcoms who routinely collate and display information from other sites could find themselves on the wrong side of the law.
Cable company NTL has released its third-quarter results and lost nearly two per cent of its share price as the extent of its losses became clear.
Boo.com could face legal action after an urban ad campaign backfired on the trendy fashion house.
[We've been bemoaning the fact that by running Flame of the Week, we've prevented the crazed among you from sending in abusive emails. We can pretend we are affected by your rantings if that makes you happier. Anyway, we've got one at last after a long period of drought. The great thing is that the article had nothing to do with the rant]
Maxtor's DiamondMax Plus 60 hard-drive is now shipping in volume worldwide. Samples of the new drive are with Maxtor's OEM partners and testing is underway.
Kids give up fags for mobiles
Fraud at the polls!
Calling all gadget fans...get yourselves over to Tom's Hardware page ASAP. He's taken a look at the Nomad Jukebox from Creative. [Take note: it is possible to name a product without millions of funny letters] A move into the consumer arena for MP3 has left us with a rather groovy looking bit of kit that you can store loads of music from CDs on. Go here to find out more good stuff.
McAfee virus update freezes PCs McAfee frozen PC lowdown
Yahoo! legally obliged to ban the French?
[We've some fine fine letters to share with you this week. Dip in. Kick back. Enjoy yourself.]
Intel has fallen victim to a pesky new computer virus believed to be from South America.
German police say they are powerless to investigate a barrage of anti-Semitic emails sent via the US.