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Gigahertz Mac maker Xtrem backtracks on speed promise

Xtrem, the Swedish Mac upgrade maker that whipped up a whirlwind of controversy last summer with a plan to ship a gigahertz Mac, has been forced to scale back its scheme.
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ServerWorks blockbuster trumps Rambus, adds PCI-X

Intel Developer Forum A DDR SMP chipset that can safely be described as stonking was announced by ServerWorks yesterday.
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Realty check: Easier goes titsup.com

Two British dotcom collapses yesterday: Easier, the online estate agent, and Toyzone, the UK's very own answer to eToys (also bust).
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WorldCom slashes 6,000 jobs

WorldCom has laid off some 6,000 workers in the US - seven per cent of the company's global workforce. .
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BT employees suck

Monster telco, BT, might have enough debt to sink a battleship, but that doesn't stop it celebrating key milestones in its commercial life. Word has reached El Reg that to celebrate BTinternet recruiting one million customers to its narrowband ISP (BTinternet) - it gave its employees...lollipops. That's right - …
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Gateway issues profit warning – again

Gateway has warned profits will not reach targets for the first quarter of the year, with unit sales expected to drop.
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3Com to fall further into red

3Com has issued a third quarter profits warning that means it will fall further into the red on lower than expected sales.
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Gates: the earth moved for me

Bill Gates had his speech to the movers and shakers in Seattle's IT world interrupted yesterday by a 6.8 earthquake. According to witnesses, he took it well and calmly walked off the stage, where minders led him to some kinda underground nuclear bunker so God couldn't get at him.
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Psion made £1.4m loss in 2000

Psion recorded a pretax loss of £1.4 million in 2000.
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Oftel delays broadband ruling

Oftel has delayed a ruling critical to the future of broadband Britain creating more uncertainty for those companies who believe the current state of affairs is a "national disgrace".
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Fibre cut leads to outage at Seti@Home

The search for intelligent life outside the Solar System has been hit by low-tech Earthly thieves.
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WebTop sacks two thirds of workforce

WebTop has sacked 60 per cent of its workforce in a cost-cutting blitz at the search engine outfit.
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Govt whips up chatroom pedo hysteria

Not content with the RIP and Terrorist Acts which give the police and secret services unnecessary access to Internet users, ministers are now discussing methods of "targeting" "perverts" who "lure" children away from their innocent lives by chatting to them online.

Text Me and Go to Jail

Obsessed ex-boyfriend Wayne Holt has been landed with the world's first text message injunction by a Nottingham judge. Holt, 20, will face jail if he attempts to contact Emma Sellers, 16, before March 2003 - when she turns 18.
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S'kiddies munch Burger King

Burger King executives mulling the effect of the outbreak of foot and mouth disease on their business had more bad news this morning when they woke up to find the firm's UK Web site had been defaced by Internet vandals.
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E*Trade files suit over online impersonator

E*Trade has filed a suit in the US after postings on a Yahoo! message board by someone they claim was posing as the company's CEO.
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MS still owns desktop, but Linux gains at server end

What a week for Microsoft. The legal process starts to win the trial for the company, God's surgical earthquake strike on Bill Gates misses, and according to the IDC numbers just out the Windows world domination campaign is still going swimmingly - or is it?
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Nortel slashes 700 UK jobs

Nortel Networks has refused to confirm local newspaper reports that it has axed some 700 jobs at its optical components factory in Paignton, Devon.
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BTopenworld hits 20,000 users

BTopenworld claims it will hit a significant milestone this week when it notches up its 20,000th customer for the broadband service.
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365 losses grow in Q3

Web content provider/telco 365 Corp saw pre-tax losses grow to £ 10.2 million for the third quarter.
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WorldCom silent about job losses

WorldCom is still refusing to comment on the 6,000 job cuts it made yesterday in the US.
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WANs no longer the telecom king

Wide Area Networks (WANs) are reaching their capacity, and will be replaced by cheaper IP VPNs (Virtual Private Networks)
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VeriSign loses control of .org domain

Domain monopolist VeriSign is to hand over the .org domain name over to a non-profit organisation (as was the original intention) at the end of 2002. This is the first step on a long road to remove VeriSign's special status and break up the gentleman's club that is Internet infrastructure. It will however retain ownership of the .com and .net TLDs.
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1.5 m North Americans grab broadband in Q4

Almost eight million homes in North America have broadband Net access. Less than a third of these have DSL services (2.3 million), with the remainder of users getting access via cable modems, according to a survey by Phoenix-based Kinetic Strategies.

Cisco visits top clients to warn of SNMP bugs

Cisco has publicly disclosed a number of potentially devastating security vulnerabilities affecting the operating system used by its routers and switches.
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Intel to integrate USB, wireless into P4 chipsets

Intel Developer Forum Intel Developer Forum, San Jose Intel will add native USB 2.0 support to its PC system chipsets early next year, the company's desktop products group chief, Louis Burns, promised today.
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US cyber-defense on track – report

Three years after declaring cyber-defense a national security priority, the United States government has won the trust of a once-skeptical tech industry, fortified security on military networks, and "created effective public-private partnerships" to combat computer attacks, according to a report released last week by the …
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Intel plots post-PCI, 3G PC standard

Intel Developer Forum Intel Developer Forum, San Jose So, farewell then, PCI... So, farewell then, AGP... Intel is already working on your successor, a unified PC sub-system designed to provide connectivity out into the next decade of the 21st Century.
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Court rules for Intergraph in Intel patent dispute

Intergraph has actually won a court ruling in its long-festering patent dispute with Intel.