14th > April > 2001 Archive

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Yahoo! is pornmonger no more

Two years ago, Yahoo! began flogging hardcore pornographic videos on its US Web sites, No-one, except for a few customers we assume, noticed, until last Monday, when the LA Times noted the relaunch of the portal's adult section.
Drew Cullen, 14 Apr 2001
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Who will give me $1 for Excite Europe?

Excite@Home, the consumer portal, is considering exit Europe. But Evan Rudowski, of Excite Europe, tells the FT that the company would "rather sell the business for $1 than withdraw from Europe after all the time and money we have invested."
Drew Cullen, 14 Apr 2001
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InQuest conducts Intel P4 pre-mortem

HWRoundup InQuest, the US semiconductor analyst outfit, has posted an analysis of Intel's strategy for this financial year. The P4 platform is not stable or cost- effective, and won't be until there is DDR-support, InQuest argues (be mindful that the company is a well-known Rambus naysayer)
David Ross, 14 Apr 2001
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University raided in MP3 copyright action

A multinational recording-industry front group called the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has filed suit with the Tainan District Prosecutor's Office against fourteen students at Taiwan's National Chengkung University, accusing them of illegally copying and trading MP3 music files, the Taipei Times reports.
Thomas C Greene, 14 Apr 2001