OEM business Compaq has brokered with a multitude of Taiwanese component suppliers will surpass $10 billion this year, according to a senior executive based on the island.
Update:AltaVista and British ISP The Free Internet Group (FIG) are due to appear in the High Court on Friday to resume FIG's claim of alleged breach of contract.
Intel Australia's representatives are obviously a little less tight lipped than their European counterparts, judging from the fact that one of them let Insane Hardware take a snap of a sample of one of the .13 micron chips the other day.
Intel's push into the Pentium 4 depends on it, Micron's lucrative deal for DDR memory hinges on it, the Xbox depends on it, and the future of memory technology in the PC hangs on it too.
Update:A notice has appeared on RedHotAnt's Web site announcing that it has pulled its unmetered Net service due to "funding" problems.
Toshiba is going to start mass producing MPEG-4 chips for mobile phones in September.
Samsung Electronics saw net profits leap 89 per cent in 2000, with the company making 6.004 trillion won ($4.6 billion) for the year.
Here's an unusual one. SGI, best known for its focus on high-end 3D graphics systems, plans to move into the very different arena of mobile comms with a focus on WAP in particular.
Motorola is to shut its Harvard, Illinois cellphone manufacturing operation with the loss of 2500 jobs - half of the workforce at the facility.
Following on from our story yesterday that the latest version of RealPlayer was crashing PCs, we've had some very interesting emails. The blame has been put at the door of a small piece of software called Comet Cursor.
Thieves have stolen £150,000 worth of memory chips from Newbury based distributor Rombyte.
3Com has set the end of February as deadline to decide which of its 11,500 workers are for the chop after warning yesterday it intends to job cuts this quarter.
Today we wave goodbye to Cash Register, our channel for dotcom finance/dotcom collapse stories.
Napster battler EMusic.com last week rid itself of 66 staff - including three senior executives - in a bid to cut costs.
Classy "top-tier Internet consulting and development company" Oven.com has shut its London office and said bye-bye to 200 staff.
Swedish chat outfit - Dobedo - has closed its office in the UK.
Swiss outfit CoShopper.com today said it was keen to get its mitts on troubled rival Letsbuyit.com.
Cash RegisterBT today confirmed that it will buy the 45 per cent stake in German fixed and mobile operator Viag Interkom for €7.25bn (£4.64bn) completing an option agreement announced last year.
Yahoo! has slashed its sales and profit forecasts for Q1 2001.
AOL Inc and Time Warner have finally been given the nod to join hands and create a new, mega media empire.
Colt Telecom Group plc has appointed Peter Manning as the company's new president and CEO. Manning, Colt's COO since April 1999, takes over from Paul Chisholm, who had earlier announced his intention to retire this year. Chisholm has been president and CEO of Colt for nine years.
LookSmart has chopped a third of staff after announcing it will miss Q4 targets.
Italian ISP Tiscali is looking favourite to buy LineOne according to the Telegraph. Tiscali has offered £200 million for the BT and United News & Media joint venture, which was put up sale by auction in November 2000. The sellers hope to close the deal next month.
Martha Lane Fox, Lastminute.com's co-founder, has come in for a bit of a drubbing in the Independent which reckons she is offering to buy back shares in the business at its issue price.
Californian e-tailer MobShop has ditched its consumer group buying service.
Dixons shareholders have approved the sale of the group's entire shareholding in Freeserve plc to Wanadoo SA at an extraordinary general meeting this morning. In December French ISP, Wanadoo, agreed an all-share offer for Freeserve valuing the British ISP at £1.65 billion.
CNN is due to announce a huge number of redundancies while it "reorganises" its Internet and TV arms. This is good though because although up to 1,000 staff (out of 4,000) are due to be out on their ears, it's all because of "aggressive changes".
US dotcoms saw almost 90 per cent wiped off their value last year as investor jitters hit the bubble economy.
AltaVista Inc - the once great Internet outfit that now, sadly, has lost its way - has ditched plans to float the operation.
Five days after being brought to its knees by spam UUNet's service is still struggling to get back to normal.
A South African college faces a $500,000 fine after the Business Software alliance (BSA) pounced on counterfeit software.
UpdatedWhile domestic British DSL users are currently obliged to use Windows, BT's rival cable companies can now claim full support for a range of operating systems.
Hewlett-Packard is blowing its trumpet about the latest super slimline server aimed at corporates or hefty Web sites.
The wave of text message madness continues with two more examples of it being abused. In a survey over bullying among children, a large number of those questioned said they had received "sick" text messages.
AMD today announced a new simulator that will allow coders to test their software for AMD's upcoming 64-bit Hammer family of CPUs long before the chips ship. AMD describes the new sim as "high performance", clearly a reference to the sludginess of its previous effort.
UpdatedNTL has decided to scrap its plan to offer digital TV/Internet/phone services to nearly 400,000 customers in Dublin, or so says the Irish Independent. The story, which claimed NTL's initial estimates of £200 million for the entire roll-out has been upped to £450 million and the plan cancelled as a consequence, was swiftly denied by NTL Chairman Ian Jeffers.
The Department of Health has said it will pump £533 million into getting the NHS all networked-up by 2005. Something it seems to believe it will achieve.
HWRoundupNo new Monster Trucks today, alas, but the good Doctor Tom's Hardware has embarked on a series showing how to build your own PC on a sub-$1000 budget, and the team promises can beat any wholesaler's offering. Find out what's in this dream machine here.
Some of the biggest names in the US high tech sector have put aside their differences to launch a cyber-crime fighting club.
Ahead of what it describes as a coming out party at LinuxWorld, Caldera today announced Volution. This is a do-it-all systems management tool designed to take the headaches out of managing package installations across networks.
Intel just beat lowered sales estimates for the fourth quarter, while warning of tough times ahead for the start of 2001.