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.
Verizon sued for crap DSL service
Look me in the eye, then tell me That I'm satisfied. - The Replacements
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.
Samsung struggles with soaring Rambus demand
Samsung is struggling to catch up with a huge increase in orders for Rambus memory from Intel.
AltaVista slashes 200 jobs
AltaVista is to axe 200 jobs - a quarter of its workforce - in yet another attempt to prop up the dotcom.
Fashion house fashions suit suited for Palm
And what will the chic geek be wearing this season? asks Lucia de L'Astique, fashion correspondent.
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.
Mafiaboy pleads guilty
The 16-year-old Canadian hacker known only as Mafiaboy yesterday coughed to bringing down 50 big-name Web sites.
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.
Toshiba pumps out wireless notebooks
Toshiba's wireless Satellite Pro 4600 and Tecra 8200 notebooks hit the market yesterday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Duke Nukem on screenshot search and destroy
UpdatedGames developer 3D Realms looks set to impose restrictions on the use of screenshots from its next game, Duke Nukem Forever, writes Andrew Smith.
Letsbuyit boardroom bickering to blame for collapse
UpdatedLetsbuyit.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.
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.
Redstone loopy about broadband
Redstone is to bring forward the launch date for its unbundled broadband services following an agreement with BT.
NetBenefit IT director resigns
The IT director of Internet business solutions company NetBenefit has resigned due to disagreement over its future direction.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
Compaq iPaq runs Apache
Compaq's iPaq Pocket PC has just become what's possibly the world's smallest Apache-based Web server.
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.
How to bypass Nazi filtering programs
UpdatedSick and tired of a nannying piece of filtering software preventing access to your favourites sites? Worry no longer.
$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.
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.
Police raid RedHotAnt offices
The offices of RedHotAnt have been raided this afternoon by police and trading standards officials from Kent.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.