Texas Instruments misses Q4 targets
Chipmaker Texas Instruments today recorded profit up 22 per cent for the fourth quarter, but missed Wall Street targets.
RedHotAnt claims police raid ‘rash’
RedHotAnt has criticised the raid on its premises by police and trading standards officials last Friday as "rash". The ISP made the claim in a statement published on its Web site.
AltaVista confirms job losses in Europe
AltaVista has confirmed it has made job cuts in Europe although nowhere near the scale of the redundancies announced last week in the US.
VIA debuts 700MHz ‘Samuel’ Cyrix III
VIA quietly rolled out a 700MHz Cyrix III processor late last week - the last chip to use the company's Samuel design before the introduction of Samuel II.
Stepstone sacks 40
StepStone UK, the online career portal, is to shed 40 staff as part of cost-cutting exercise.
SlowCoMo launches Java phones
The first mass market Java phones will finally launch on Saturday in Japan. NTT DoCoMo's i503 iMode handsets will cost between ¥20,000 ($170.40) and ¥30,000 ($255.60).
AMD okays Samsung PC1600, PC2100 DDR
Samsung may be having a tough time meeting Intel's high demand for RDRAM chips, but it's happy to churn out DDR parts for Chipzilla's arch-rival, AMD.
Monsoon finds e-commerce a washout
High street fashion chain Monsoon is closing its e-commerce arm, saying that it could not justify the £400,000 annual running costs after failing to reach online sales targets.
FreeDrive pulls plug on shared hard disk service
UpdatedOnline storage provider FreeDrive.com has closed its public file sharing service.
Europe gets first big cable VoIP rollout
Dutch telecoms outfit United Pan-Europe Communications has announced a deal with Cisco to build Europe's first cable-based Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) network.
Sega shares surge ¥200 on PS2 code claim
Sega is developing software for both the PlayStation 2 and Microsoft's Xbox, a Japanese newswire, Jiji Press, has claimed.
Travelocity drops customers' pants in public
Online travel company Travelocity has been criticised by security experts after making personal details of site users visible on its site.
Windows Woundup Where it's at with Whistler
Welcome to the new-look Windows Woundup, which will wend its way awound the Windows sites on a daily basis. So if you have anything you would like to see covered or hear about, pass it on! To begin this week, I'll give you a brief roundup of what happened last week at Microsoft's headquarters.
Windows Roundup Wide public beta for Whistler?
It's been over a hundred days since Windows ME was released, and PCWorld has a write-up of what it's been like for Microsoft and Windows ME itself.
Bull workers want French govt to use muscle against bosses
Workers at Bull are calling on the French government to take action against the French company's restructure plans.
AOL UK COOs over Lori
AOL UK has appointed Lori Friedman to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer, the company said today.
Govt clarifies ISP demands for adoption sites
The government has been forced to clarify its prosecution threats against ISPs regarding illegal adoption Web sites after its initial noises were roundly condemned. Health minister John Hutton yesterday reacted to the twin babies adoption mess by saying that ISPs would be held responsible if they allowed people access to adoption sites that are illegal under UK law.
Wonderful Webmaster wesults
Without further ado, it gives us great pleasure to announce the results of our Tivola Webmaster competition. And the winners are:
Harry Potter URL backlash begins
Following Warner Bros unjustifiable persecution of children who happen to register Harry Potter domain names because they are fans of the books, a few souls have taken it upon themselves to make their feelings known.
Microsoft Web site hacked in Kiwiland
Microsoft's Web site in New Zealand was defaced overnight by hackers who sprayed the site with taunts about the software giants lack of security.
BT employee hits lottery jackpot
The Register was delighted to read in the nation's favourite newspaper today that an employee of BT won £2.4 million in the National Lottery.
Orange hit by Millennium Bug
UpdatedOrange overcharged customers on New Year's Day due to the Millennium Bug, we have heard. It may seem a little late in the day, but mobile phone users have only just started looking at their phone bills and several noticed that they were charged twice for the same call.
Napster on lots of PCs, claims stealth-research firm
Here's an interesting item that came our way today. PC Pitstop - a kind of cross between Symantec and the Gartner Group - reckons that Napster is now installed on 20 per cent of work PCs and 40 per cent of home machines.
Intel, 4C still ‘lying’ about CPRM – Gilmore
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Double inspection for SOYO's KT 133A mobo
HWRoundupOCWorkbench investigates the new KT133A board from SOYO, the SOYO SY-K7VTA Pro. The board turns out to be unexceptional, missing AGP Pro support and RAID. However, if you are looking for a platform to run a newer TBird, you could do worse. Read the review to find out what else the OCers had to say.
Captain Cyborg's media monkey business back
And so dear old Kevin Warwick (professor of cybernetics at Reading University dontcha know), fresh from sapping the life-force out the poor young souls that watched the Royal Institutions' Christmas lectures, has found a new angle to get himself in the media spotlight.
Sun sub $1,000 servers are double the price in UK
Sun's first sub $1,000 Solaris server is going to cost UK customers almost twice as much as it would buying it online in the US.
Engrish – the terrifying truth
John Leyden's recent piece Geeks garbling Greek, heirs to Aristotle complain got us thinking about other hybrid linguistic monsters.
FTC clears DoubleClick of privacy invasion
The Federal Trade Commission has ended its inquiry into DoubleClick's practices and concluded that the company has not used or disclosed any personal data.
Porn site chief in $38m credit card scam
An American porn site chief faces up to thirty years in jail after a $38 million online credit card scam.
Top WWII code cracker dies
Leo Marks, WWII codemaker and codebreaker, and later playwright, has died aged 80.
Benchmarks – Itanic 32bit emulation is ‘unusable’
The Itanium may prove to be more than just one awful chip. It could be two awful chips, in one integrated flip-chip package.
Games-World.net scoffs over Barrysworld demise
Games-World.net has pumped out a press release lording itself for still being in business, in response to Barrysworld sad demise yesterday.
Battersea falls in local loop siege
BT has today handed over the first unbundled local loops at a trial exchange in Battersea, London.
Corel to spin off Linux desktop OS biz
Corel said today it is pinning its hopes of a return to profitability in Q3 on its graphics software business.
DNS trouble made Microsoft, Yahoo! unavailable
A technical glitch caused the Web sites of both Microsoft and Yahoo! to become blocked for some users over the weekend.
Sell your unwanted Windows licences here
A German PC maker has defied Microsoft and started selling systems with second-hand Windows licenses.
Sega to cease Dreamcast production
Sega has brought its Dreamcast project to an end, according to a report in Japan's Nikkei newspaper. The article claims production will cease come 31 March, not coincidentally the last day of Sega's current fiscal year.