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Transmeta sales ramp, losses rack up

It's easy to forget that, underneath the hype and for all the OEM contract wins, Transmeta is still a pretty puny company.
Drew Cullen, 19 Jan 2001
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Verizon sued for crap DSL service

Look me in the eye, then tell me That I'm satisfied.    - The Replacements
Thomas C Greene, 19 Jan 2001
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MS meets reduced Q2 targets

Increased demand for Windows 2000 helped Microsoft raise second quarter revenues by 7.7 per cent to $6.59 billion from $6.11 billion a year earlier. Net profit was $2.62 billion for the period.
Robert Blincoe, 19 Jan 2001
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Samsung struggles with soaring Rambus demand

Samsung is struggling to catch up with a huge increase in orders for Rambus memory from Intel.
Drew Cullen, 19 Jan 2001
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AltaVista slashes 200 jobs

AltaVista is to axe 200 jobs - a quarter of its workforce - in yet another attempt to prop up the dotcom.
Tim Richardson, 19 Jan 2001
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Fashion house fashions suit suited for Palm

And what will the chic geek be wearing this season? asks Lucia de L'Astique, fashion correspondent.
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Mac users hit by Melissa macro virus

Updated (again) The infamous Melissa virus, which caused so much mayhem among the world's Windows users a couple of years ago, has struck again. And this time the targets are Mac users.
Tony Smith, 19 Jan 2001
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Mafiaboy pleads guilty

The 16-year-old Canadian hacker known only as Mafiaboy yesterday coughed to bringing down 50 big-name Web sites.
Tony Smith, 19 Jan 2001
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Oftel admits it was wrong

Oftel believes it has found a way to beat the apathy surrounding the early take-up of local loop unbundling (LLU) in Britain.
Tim Richardson, 19 Jan 2001
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Toshiba pumps out wireless notebooks

Toshiba's wireless Satellite Pro 4600 and Tecra 8200 notebooks hit the market yesterday.
Lucy Sherriff, 19 Jan 2001
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Sun posts strong Q2 figures

Sun Microsystems' second quarter results showed strong growth. driven by demand from users for servers to build out their Internet infrastructures.
John Leyden, 19 Jan 2001
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CallNet brothers to open new ISP

Paul and Aaron Goodman-Simpson - the brothers behind British ISP CallNet - are set to return to the Internet industry following their acrimonious split from the company last year.
Tim Richardson, 19 Jan 2001
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World PC market grew less than 15% in 2000

The PC market grew by less than 15 per cent last year, hit hard by a dreadfully slow fourth quarter. Analysts at Gartner say the downturn indicates market saturation in some areas.
Lucy Sherriff, 19 Jan 2001
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MS' antitrust backup plan: Net monopoly

If the appeals process should ultimately decide that Microsoft really does have to be broken up to rectify its software monopoly, the company - or companies, in that case - can always seek to monopolize something else crucial to computer users: access to software.
Thomas C Greene, 19 Jan 2001

Orange kills top-up cards in favour of mobile credit cards

Orange is getting rid of its top-up card system for its pay-as-you-go mobiles and replacing it with a mobile credit card system. This is an example of Orange "using new technology" and it is more convenient for the customer. Vendors will also never run out of cards, and the system will be more secure because the new cards aren't worth anything in themselves.
Kieren McCarthy, 19 Jan 2001
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Resellers to score with Web sales

IT vendors are going to see more of their online sales going to their resellers according to market analysts IDC.
Robert Blincoe, 19 Jan 2001
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UK spared AltaVista blood bath

AltaVista UK will not be making any job cuts following yesterday's major redundancy announcement, according to a spokeswoman for the company.
Tim Richardson, 19 Jan 2001
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Duke Nukem on screenshot search and destroy

Updated Games developer 3D Realms looks set to impose restrictions on the use of screenshots from its next game, Duke Nukem Forever, writes Andrew Smith.
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Letsbuyit boardroom bickering to blame for collapse

Updated Letsbuyit.com may be a dead dodo, but the company's management (hang on, haven't they all resigned?) may as well rename it Letsclingtoit.com as they blinkedly blunder forward asking anyone with more money than sense for around about £50 million.
Kieren McCarthy, 19 Jan 2001
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Copy protection on Whistler easily cracked

Whistler's copy protection is by no means uncrackable, according to various of The Register's shady sources. The hardware-locked key system currently shipping with the Whistler beta seems to be fairly easy to get around, and the inconvenience of the system - if it ships with the production Whistler - will be likely to encourage the widespread use of cracks, and even of doctored installation disks that are entirely unlocked.
John Lettice, 19 Jan 2001
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Redstone loopy about broadband

Redstone is to bring forward the launch date for its unbundled broadband services following an agreement with BT.
Tim Richardson, 19 Jan 2001
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NetBenefit IT director resigns

The IT director of Internet business solutions company NetBenefit has resigned due to disagreement over its future direction.
Kieren McCarthy, 19 Jan 2001
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Fyffes' Net investment was bananas

Fyffes has slipped on the e-commerce banana skin. Trading apples, pears, and bananas online has not caught on, so its worldoffruit.com site is shutting its offices in the UK, France, Holland, Spain and Italy.
Robert Blincoe, 19 Jan 2001
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‘Cyber-love’ lures Israeli teen to his death

An Isreali teenager who reportedly left home in order to elope with a Palestinian girl he met on the Internet, has turned up dead on the outskirts of a West Bank town.
John Leyden, 19 Jan 2001
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Archaeologists unearth prehistoric C compiler

Archaeologists in New Jersey have discovered the remains of what may be the first C compiler, buried under layers of sediment.
Andrew Orlowski, 19 Jan 2001
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Western Digital serves up 30GB platter

Western Digital's new 30GB per platter, 5,400 rpm WD Caviar hard drive is now in volume production.
Lucy Sherriff, 19 Jan 2001
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Compaq iPaq runs Apache

Compaq's iPaq Pocket PC has just become what's possibly the world's smallest Apache-based Web server.
Tony Smith, 19 Jan 2001
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RIP, Tom Kilburn, Brit computing hero

Professor Tom Kilburn, the man who developed the first ever digital computer program, died yesterday, seven months before his 80th birthday.
Lucy Sherriff, 19 Jan 2001
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How to bypass Nazi filtering programs

Updated Sick and tired of a nannying piece of filtering software preventing access to your favourites sites? Worry no longer.
Kieren McCarthy, 19 Jan 2001
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$10 paper mobile phone to launch this year

A US inventor plans to have a $10 paper mobile phone on the market later this year.
Linda Harrison, 19 Jan 2001
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MS gets hacked off with bug hunter

A row has broken out between Microsoft and veteran bug hunter Georgi Guninski after he publicised a vulnerability with Windows Media Player 7 before a software patch was available.
John Leyden, 19 Jan 2001
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Police raid RedHotAnt offices

The offices of RedHotAnt have been raided this afternoon by police and trading standards officials from Kent.
Tim Richardson, 19 Jan 2001
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Doctors forced to use Hotmail for confidential medical records

Doctors, keen to benefit from the latest technological advances, are routinely using Hotmail accounts to send confidential patient information because of the bureaucracy and stalling of the NHS executive, we have learnt.
Kieren McCarthy, 19 Jan 2001

Bluetooth not vapourware, survey shocker

Bluetooth is likely to fulfil the stellar growth predictions of the technology's backers despite delays in the roll out of practical applications, according to a study by Frost & Sullivan.
John Leyden, 19 Jan 2001
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Letsbuyit safe! For three days

Letsbuyit.com has been given a tiny chance of survival by a Dutch court. It now has until Wednesday (24 January) to pay off its £2.5 million debt.
Kieren McCarthy, 19 Jan 2001
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Gateway enlists Michael J Fox for TV ads

Gateway has enlisted the help of film star Michael J Fox to help pull customers into its shops.
Linda Harrison, 19 Jan 2001
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Computer games sales fall in US

US computer games sales fell five per cent in 2000, as many serious gamers delayed purchases in anticipation of fresh blood flowing into the console market this year.
Linda Harrison, 19 Jan 2001
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Microprocessor Report analysts love AMD's Athlon

Microprocessor Report analysts love the AMD Athlon so much that they've named it their PC processor of the year - for the second year in a row.
Drew Cullen, 19 Jan 2001