The Xbox development schedule has slipped a notch, but not enough yet to delay the launch this autumn, and Microsoft says development is still on track. According to a report in today's Financial Times, the beta of the Xbox SDK, which was due in March, has yet to ship.
ShopSmart.com, the UK shopping comparison service, has been sold to Barclaycard for the knockdown price of £2million-ish, in cash and shares.
AMD is suing French telecoms equipment company Alcatel for not buying as many Flash memory chips as it promised it would.
Microsoft is facing another class action complaint 'alleging a pattern and practice of race and sex discrimination against African Americans and female salaried employees in violation of the federal civil rights laws.'
Mac Rumour RoundupThe MacOS X update that leaked out onto the Web last week should be available officially by the end of next week, according to Apple sources cited by MacOS Rumors.
Hitachi and STMicroelectronics are to form a jointly owned company to develop, market and license Hitachi's SuperH CPU family in the US.
An annual index of 'corporate social responsibility' has placed HP second, Motorola fourth and IBM fifth in a ranking of a hundred corporate citizens.
Japan's Dai Nippon Printing has come up with a low cost, quick way to make organic electroluminescent (OEL) flat panel displays.
Europe's 3G business took a remarkable turn yesterday, with Nokia, Ericsson and Alcatel lending Orange 3.5 billion Euros to subsidize its new cellular network infrastructure. Two billion Euros will be provided by Nokia alone.
Red Hat has been accused of violation of federal securities laws in a class-action lawsuit that alleges investors were misled about aspects of its initial public offering.
UK ISP HighwayOne has called in the administrators and it's up for sale.
Right now the Microsoft Windows XP beta inhabits at least three, increasingly weird, parallel universes. The people who've got it can't tell you about it, the people who want it can't get it (and some of them also can't tell you about it), but you can get it fairly easily if you just knock around the Web for a bit and you've got a reasonable amount of bandwidth (DSL or better).
Nvidia is bad-mouthing its competition in an attempt to persuade graphics card retailers from stocking rival products, if what purports to be a secret Nvidia presentation, leaked onto the Web, is to be believed.
Shadow chancellor Michael Portillo is backing IT contractors to the hilt and has said a Tory government would repeal IR35 tax legislation - the controversial rule to reclassify most self-employed IT consultants as employees,
Computer repairman Gary Taylor had a surprise in store when he turned up to fix a faulty PC - he discovered a real mouse inside.
A six strong gang of computer component fraudsters have been sentenced to more than sixteen years in prison for evading paying taxes of almost £12 million.
UpdatedVIA didn't seem too worried about the economic downturn when it announced it had sold 24 per cent more chips in March than February and 57 per cent up on March 2000.
HWRoundupVIA's latest chipset is the KT266 - and the Taiwanese firm, the world's biggest chipset maker - thinks its onto a winner. But does it pass the Ace's Hardware battery of tests? Yes it does and with flying colours too. "Overall," Ace's says, "the VIA KT266 is the fastest chipset currently available for the Athlon. It is a cheap, feature-rich, and fast chipset, and is probably the most attractive solution for desktop users."
Micron has followed fellow Dramurai Hyundai's recent announcement that it will be increasing DDR SDRAM production "based on customer demand".
The rise in computer viruses within Internet messages is outpacing the growth of email.
UpdatedApple's scheme to eradicate crashes resulting from dodgy DRAM by blocking the use of non-standard memory through software is unlikely to be reversed - despite the number of users now stuck with useless memory modules.
A potential data corruption problem involving kit based on Sun's UltraSPARC III processor means hardware needs to be updated with a patch that will impact the performance of some applications.
A Californian e-entrepreneur has won $65 million in damages over a stolen domain name.
Wired chief Washington correspondent Declan McCullagh isn't merely covering the criminal trial of cypherpunk Jim Bell (who's in the dock accused of stalking federal agents); he's also been made a reluctant participant.