13th > January > 2001 Archive

Internet set-top box company disappointing customers

A company offering TV set-top boxes for free is facing increasing anger from consumers after the boxes have failed to arrive, despite a £10 downpayment.
Kieren McCarthy, 13 Jan 2001

The Intel history of its Shopping Mystery

Staff at outlets such as PC World, Tiny and Gateway can stop trembling in their shoes because it appears Intel may well pull the plug on its Mystery Shopping programme.
Mike Magee, 13 Jan 2001

Government sends advice site the white finger

Government lawyers are investigating a website that advises miners how to make claims for compensation.
Lucy Sherriff, 13 Jan 2001

A personal message to all Orange mobile phone users

...get off the bloody phone - you're clogging up the network. I've been trying to get hold of my voicemail all morning and all I get is "no network coverage".
Tim Richardson, 13 Jan 2001

Orange network problems

Today's rant about the inability to use my Orange mobile phone because of persistent "no network coverage" appears to have struck a chord with some of our readers.
Tim Richardson, 13 Jan 2001

Rambus profit leaps, but misses targets

Rambus saw profit rise 191 per cent to $13 million for the first quarter, but slightly missed Wall Street expectations.
Linda Harrison, 13 Jan 2001

Turbolinux looks to buy LinuxCare

It's looking increasingly likely that Turbolinux will buy troubled services company LinuxCare.
Tony Smith, 13 Jan 2001

Official Lord of the Rings site goes live today

An official Web site for the much-anticipated film trilogy based on JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings books goes live today (Friday) at 8pm GMT.
John Leyden, 13 Jan 2001

Ralph Lauren retreats in po-lo.com row

Fashion giant Ralph Lauren has backed down over its threat to grab domain po-lo.com from a village saddlery.
Linda Harrison, 13 Jan 2001

Napster hopes link to CDNow will drive CD sales…

Bertelsmann's investment in Napster may begin to pay off when the MP3 sharing software company ships its next upgrade.
Tony Smith, 13 Jan 2001

Intel's Itanic epic to run and run

"Besides being invisible, your Highness, this cloth will be woven in colors and patterns created especially for you." The emperor gave the two men a bag of gold coins in exchange for their promise to begin working on the fabric immediately. Emperor's New Clothes -- Hans Christian Andersen
Mike Magee, 13 Jan 2001

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