27th > February > 2001 Archive
Intel spends $550m on DSP biz
Intel today splashed out $550 million on chip maker VxTel, the latest in a long line of acquisitions it has made in the DSP and comms sectors.
Nvidia GeForce 3 is go
San Jose Nvidia launched its latest graphics chip, the GeForce 3, here in San Jose, California this evening - just hours before 3dfx's shareholders are due to meet to decide whether that company should sell off its technological and brand assets to Nvidia before dissolving.
IE won the browser war because Navigator sucks
MS on TrialBy the District Court's (that's Judge Jackson's) own admission, Netscape distributed 160 million copies of Netscape Navigator in 1998, thereby saturating a marketplace of only 100 million Internet users, Microsoft appeals lawyer Richard Urowsky claimed during arguments before the appellate bench in Washington Monday.
Internet still big business in UK, says CBI
A new report by the CBI and KPMG Consulting, released today, paints an optimistic picture of the future of Internet technology in businesses.
e-district.net sacks CEO
The CEO of e-district.net, Steven Laitman, has been dismissed amid allegations that he inflated usage and financial figures at the entertainment dotcom.
Orchestream moves further into the red
Networking software developer Orchestream has announced annual results which show it moving further into the red as it expands its business and product range.
Voltage verbiage on the GeForce2 GTS and MX
HWRoundupHardOCP has a couple of KT133A boards left to tell you about, so it stacked 'em up head to head, let 'em go, and waited for the dust to settle. Who are you going to put your money on? Soyo or Asus? Click here to find out who is left standing.
Redstone's broadband strategy ‘on track’
Redstone Telecom said today that its broadband strategy was "on track" and that it would soon be launching an ADSL trial in Portsmouth.
Broadband radio firm tunes into AIM float
Big Broadband is to float on AIM, valuing the Web-based radio company at £5 million.
Mobile companies may have to hold hands over 3G cost
The extortionate cost of building 3G phone networks has prompted mobile companies to discuss working together on making the dream a reality. Having spent a fortune on winning the 3G licences, mobile companies still have to build very expensive networks before they can even start recouping the cost from consumers.
SCH to swallow Compel's desktop biz?
Specialist Computer Holdings (SCH) has emerged once again as the likely buyer for a chunk of rival UK reseller Compel.
Wireless wandering web access from Intel
Intel published details of the spec of its wireless Web Tablet at IDF yesterday.
Intel drops 900MHz PIII
Intel has warned its OEM customers it will phase out 900MHz Pentium IIIs by the end of March.
Philips to sell PCP
It is not often that major electronic companies call press conferences to announce that they are deeply involved in illegal drugs trade, and we suspect that Philips did not intend to do so.
InterX axes quarter of workforce
InterX is to axe more than 40 jobs as part of an urgent review of its operation, the e-business software company announced today.
Pop site fails to get a life (and readers)
A cautionary tale if you own an over-designed pop site and are desperate for readers.
CBI warns UK Govt about broadband
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has called upon the Government to act over the roll-out and availability of broadband communications in Britain.
Samsung boosts RDRAM production
Intel is putting more investment in Samsung to get it to boost Rambus DRAM production.
Broadvision signs BT Ignite for ASP action
Broadvision has signed up BT Ignite to act as an ASP for its big ticket eCRM (electronic customer relationship managment) software.
Dell punts out lightest Latitude
Dell today unleashed its latest notebook, which it claims is aimed at business "road warriors".
Gnutella users warned of Internet worm
Security firms are warning about a proof-of-concept Internet worm which tries to spread malicious files via the Gnutella peer-to-peer file sharing system.
11th biggest Web site in world goes titsup.co.uk
FortuneCity - the "largest and fastest-growing international network of native language web-based communities on the Internet" - has sacked everyone but a few sales staff in the UK. We don't know yet about the company's other offices in the US (only voicemail) but the MD of the German office tells us no-one has been fired there.
P4 Northwood has its picture taken
The Japanese PC Watch site has snapped a nice pic of the P4 Northwood.
Philips gets phunky with its peripheral habit
Philips announced a profusion of new products at its pre CeBit press briefing: Sound cards, flat panel monitors, speakers and new recording technology for your CD writer.
Deckchair sheds 13 jobs
Sir Bob Geldof's travel outfit - Deckchair.com - has made 13 people redundant and is looking for a partner to help inject new cash into the business.
Sun unleashes sub $1,000 workstation
Sun is set to unleash a sub $1,000 Unix workstation using its UltraSPARC IIe chip.
Horizon drops on ASP costs
Horizon, the Irish-owned networking reseller, posted a 36 per cent drop in first-half profits from 3.6m euros to 2.32m euros. It attributes much of the fall to a 2.2m euro investment in I-Fusion, an application service provider (ASP) start-up. The company says that underlying profits were up 55 per cent, if the ASP investment is stripped out. Horizon is, among other things, one of the biggest Sun dealerships in the UK.
BarrysWorld saved by EB
Electronics Boutique has saved UK online gaming site BarrysWorld with a buyout deal worth £400,000.
Nvidia's NV20 poses for saucy snap
We've already written Nvidia's GeForce3 graphics chip, codename NV20, will be the best thing since sliced bread, because all new 3D accelerators are. Now you can see for yourself courtesy of Japanese site PC Reporter.
MS owns the Web, you, me and everyone else
We ran a story on Friday pointing to an amusing Microsoft spoof on www.hwnd.net. The site ran an M$-style product support service on HowTo: Read the Fucking Manual. We thought it was funny, and evidently, so did you.
Cisco spams its resellers
An angry exchange has broken out on a mailing list dedicated to Cisco resellers after the networking giant sent twelve copies of the same message to channel partners.
Double DDR technology gets shown off
Intel Developer ForumKentron Technologies plans to demo its QBM (Quad Band Memory) technology at IDF. It reckons the technology doubles the data transfer rate between the processor and main memory, by doubling the bandwidth available.
Chinese develop software to ‘purify’ Net
Chinese authorities have come up with software to "purify" the Net.
Intel ships second anti-Transmeta Mobile PIII
Intel Developer ForumIntel Developer Forum, San Jose Intel today announced its latest mobile processor, the Low Voltage 700MHz Pentium III, less than a month before it ships its first 1GHz notebook-oriented CPU, as predicted (see Chipzilla readies 1GHz Mobile PIII).
New McKinley IO goodies leave Itanic stranded
Intel Developer ForumIntel Developer Forum, San Jose: Intel gave the clearest signal yet that McKinley, and not the first born Merced Itanic chip, will be the first serious business contender from the IA-64 processor family at its Developer Forum today.