Gateway CEO Jeff Weitzen is retiring - after just 13 months at the helm - and at the age of 44!
Yesterday, we expressed some doubts over the wisdom of AMD's $300 million share buyback (see AMD to buy back 'undervalued shares). Today, we bring you two counter-arguments - and pretty persuasive ones at that.
As reported earlier here in the Woundup, Microsoft has begun cracking down on who actually gets Beta 2. Today, Microsoft announced that beginning with Whistler Build 2419, a product key will be required to complete the installation. This key will work with all versions of Windows, including Personal, Professional, Server, and Advanced Server.
Compaq has admitted it is suffering major supply shortages of its iPAQ handheld PocketPC device.
Intel will unveil Transmeta-targeting mobile Pentium III and Celeron parts today. The new chips' clock speeds are lower than Intel's existing mobile processors, but are expected to offer significant power savings.
Thus, the phone and Net services and ISP company owned by ScottishPower, has announced a reduced operating loss for its third quarter, thanks mostly to a 11 per cent rise in sales. It lost £13.8 million on sales of £59.9 million. "Earnings" before interest, tax etc came in at a loss of £4.7 million, but this was better than the expected £5.6 million loss. Shares are up about 15 per cent at the moment.
Early test version of Microsoft's upcoming Internet Explorer 6 browser have been posted onto the Internet.
Industry experts have slammed the pace of telecoms reform in Europe warning that rival telcos are finding it difficult to break into new markets.
Linux advocates who think corporates have stolen their revolution ought to have reason to cheer up this week. For a humble free software device driver still has the power to change the world, we'll discover at LinuxWorld in New York this week.
Dresdner Kleinwort, the German investment bank, is to employ a new software system, called Openadaptor, that will allow distinct systems and devices to connect to each other on the Net. It is based on Linux, Apache, and other open-source Internet software tools, including a system developed by Silicon Valley based CollabNet.
Telewest claims it has 280,370 dial-up Net access customers - up 52,102 during the last quarter, according to details published today.
Police in Kent have banned undercover officers from using TV cop theme tunes as mobile ringing tones, The Sun reports today.
Red Hat yesterday said it will bundle Eazel's Nautilus 'Linux user interface for the rest of us' software with future releases of the open source OS.
The Labour Party has been heavily implicated in a political dirty tricks campaign carried out over the Internet. Thousands of anti-Plaid Cymru messages posted to various political newsgroups have been traced back to the Labour Party's communications headquarters in Millbank, London.
The collapse of Psion's joint venture with Motorola is major bad news for the British company, but isn't likely to cause significant ripples for the cuckoo in the Psion nest, Symbian. Yesterday Psion shares nosedived as the company confessed that Motorola had canned the jv, and that consequently Psion's all-in-one PDA/mobile phone would be knocked back to 2002 - plucky little Psion's bid for the big time therefore seems to be toast, for the moment.
MI5 has foiled an attempt to bug the phone calls and email messages sent by Prince William, according to an exclusive story in today's Daily Express.
UpdateThus has confirmed it isn't pulling out of local loop unbundling in Britain - it simply isn't going ahead and installing equipment in BT's exchanges.
A firm has finally found a killer application for Voice over IP technology - using it make it easier for prison staff to eavesdrop on calls made by convicts.
Nokia today warned profit would stay flat for Q1, while cutting handset sales forecasts for the year.
Lucent will buy AMD Flash memory parts for the next three years, the company said today.
HWRoundupX-bit labs has posted a review of the Iwill DVD266-R mainboard, based on the VIA Apollo Pro266 chipset. The site says "the results turned out unbelievable: even Pentium 4 1.5GHz capitulated in front of dual Pentium III 1GHz on Iwill DVD266-R."
A new government health bill, due to enter the Commons in two weeks, will trample on patient privacy by giving the Health Secretary Alan Milburn the right to "disclose and process" even confidential information.
Pentagon chiefs and US boffins are apparently running around like headless chickens after their first 'space war games' resulted in the 'Chinese' giving Uncle Sam a good old cyberkicking.
The controversy surrounding the book by ex-MI6 spy Richard Tomlinson continues. The Sunday Times won the rights to publish extracts; a publisher in Scotland is to print it and 192.com has said it will import thousands of copies into the UK, so bringing it into the public arena and bypassing the Official Secrets Act.
Internet appliance operating system developer Be is looking forward to a good 2001. It has to: last year it recorded revenues of a mere $480,000, which barely covers the salary bill, we reckon.
AltaVista's claim that it owns patents to virtually all search engine technology has been mocked by a search engine veteran, Alan Emtage.
A Japanese firm has released what it claims is the first network protocol conversion device that can translate between current and next-generation Internet protocols.
Sony Computer Entertainment and Japan's NTT DoCoMo have taken their love-in one stage further to develop links between PlayStation consoles and mobile phones.
Amazon is to make 1,300 people - 15 per cent of its staff - redundant. The job-cuts will cost it more than $150 million - now. In 2003 the e-tailer will issue an unspecified number of shares through a special trust fund to dumped staff. Which is nice... but a bit peculiar.
New Yorkers may get the chance to cash in on tax-free computers later this year.
The Business Software Alliance (BSA) is launching a piracy truce for small and medium businesses in five American cities. The companies are to be encouraged to turn themselves in if they suspect they are harbouring unlicensed or counterfeit software.