Microsoft is hard-selling the irritating character of its animated paper clip Office Assistant, which it's now decided to name "Clippy", to promote Office XP and finally get some decent mileage out of the hated little "feature".
Rambus' legal battle with memory chip maker Infineon has been rescheduled - yet again.
Palm cut prices on three soon-to-be-retired models yesterday in a bid to tackle the build-up of excess inventory, including $100 million worth of unsold PDAs left over from last quarter and the $200 million worth of kit expected to remain in Palm's warehouses and the channel at the end of the current quarter.
WHSmith Online - the e-version of the high street book, music and stationery outfit - has increased sales by 47 per cent to £5 million during the six months to 28 February, the company announced today.
Boo.com - the fashionably chic failed dotcom that blew a whopping £178 million - has headed a list of the 100 "Dumbest Moments in e-Business History".
AMD has an 800MHz Mobile Duron in the works - according to Sony.
Security firm Baltimore Technologies has issued a first quarter profit warning blaming lower than expected sales on its customers' decisions to postpone ebusiness plans.
In the kind of tale any aspiring BOFH would be able to dine out on for months, the University of North Carolina has finally located one of its most reliable servers - which nobody had seen for FOUR years.
Tiny Computers claims that it is the victim of a dirty tricks campaign suggesting its computer retail chain is in trading difficulties.
UpdatedVIA has confirmed a data-damaging glitch in its 686B Southbridge chip - a major part of the Taiwanese company's KT-133A chipset - and is working with mobo makers to prepare BIOS updates to fix the problem.
Yahoo! is hoping increased sales of porn will help boost its flagging operation.
British IT managers are a sensible lot, by and large, and they know better than to deliberately pirate software. But keeping track of all the software in use is a pain in the auditing neck. At last, a solution could be at hand - the Application Service Provider (ASP)But is the right answer?
Juniper Networks today posted markedly increased revenues for its first quarter, bucking the trend of poor financial results from networking equipment suppliers
The processor industry-backed company developing extreme ultraviolet lithography chip-making equipment has demonstrated its first prototype.
BT is to turn its public phone boxes into mobile phone transmitters to help raise cash to fund its service.
Disgruntled customers have started an online petition demanding "decent service for [their] money" from UK broadband outfit Homechoice.
Kozmo.com has joined the dotcom delivery slaughter by shutting its doors and laying off more than 1,000 staff.
Motorola's axe continues to swing, with its PalmOS-based smartphone the latest casualty.
Being an OS monopolist has its privileges, and making the competition look bad on your ubiquitous desktop has to be one of the sweetest. So it comes as no surprise that the Redmond Beast has apparently decided to equip Windows XP with second-rate MP3 software, thereby limiting the recording and playback quality of MP3 files which compete with its Windows Media Audio.
Police are preparing to meet the threat posed by anti-capitalist protestors in London on 1 May by monitoring their evolving plans on the Internet.
Intel looks set to join the price war started by rival integrated chipset makers VIA and SIS when its 815G and 815EG Celeron-oriented chipsets enter volume production next quarter.
Fast-selling PC game Black & White has generated a storm of controversy on messaging boards this week amid concerns that it is being used to spy on gamers.
In December, 2000, Kenneth Harvey, the owner of WallMartcanadasucks.com won the right to retain his domain name following a WIPO adjudication which rejected Wal-Mart's attempts to grab the URL from him.
HWRoundupNow for some VIA KT266 news: Tom and Anand have put the beast through its paces - their benchmarks come out a little different from Ace's Hardware's magisterial review a few days ago. In an update, Ace's explains why.
Few of the press releases pumped out on a daily basis actually make it into news articles, but when The Register received an announcement about a cyberspace day to save the environment, our interest was peaked.
Lawyers have their price, and in Rambus, the litigious DRAM IP company, the price in Q2 is $7.3 million - up from $4.3 million in Q1, and a huge jump on the $660k recorded in the same Q last year.
MSN has signed up with Brightmail to stop its email users getting spammed.