17th > April > 2001 Archive

Where have all the Cisco customers gone?

Cisco, the nonpareil of networking equipment makers and at one time the sine qua non of tech stocks - (remember last year when for a nano second it was the world's biggest company by market cap) - is feeling the pinch. Big time.
Drew Cullen, 17 Apr 2001

So when will NEC stop making PCs?

Lehmans Brothers analyst Scott Foster has a bee in his bonnet about NEC's PC operations. He reckons the company will withdraw from PC manufacture - even though it has the biggest market share of all in Japan, the world's second biggest market, with over 20 per cent of sales. (Of course NEC used to have more than 50 per cent of the Japanese market with its own proprietary and very expensive PCs).
Drew Cullen, 17 Apr 2001

AOL exceeds 29 million users

AOL Inc - the Internet division of the monster AOL Time Warner media outfit - now boasts more than 29 million members around the world , according to its latest figures.
Tim Richardson, 17 Apr 2001

AMD and VIA stoke EC Intel fire – EBN

AMD and VIA were behind the complaints which led to the European Commission's anti-competition investigation of Intel, Electronics Buyers News claims.
Team Register, 17 Apr 2001

Compaq settles with Transmeta server start-up

Compaq has dropped its legal action against Transmeta-based server maker RLX Technologies.
Andrew Orlowski, 17 Apr 2001

Ad signals iMac demise?

Tony Smith, 17 Apr 2001

Handspring revenue growth defies market trend

Palm-based PDA maker Handspring saw its revenues continue to rise last quarter - the third of its current fiscal year - suggesting it's coping a little better with the economic downturn than rival Palm.
Tony Smith, 17 Apr 2001

DoS bug bites Microsoft's first security product

A flaw with Microsoft's first security product leaves it vulnerable to denial of service attacks.
John Leyden, 17 Apr 2001

Downed Chinese fighter pilot immortalised on Web site

UpdatedThe dead Chinese pilot blamed for bringing down the American spy plane off China's coast, Wang Wei, has not only been officially made a martyr but also been immortalised on a memorial Web site.
Kieren McCarthy, 17 Apr 2001

Piracy judge slams ‘rip-off’ games software

Blimey. A UK judge attacked 'rip-off' games software prices, when sentencing two pirates, Silicon.com reports.
Drew Cullen, 17 Apr 2001

Fujitsu Siemens faces German PC levy

Fujitsu Siemens could face a levy of 30 euros (£18.60) for every PC it sells in Germany.
Drew Cullen, 17 Apr 2001

LogoWatch VIA rises from eastern mountain

Lester Haines, 17 Apr 2001

Vodafone makes 3G work!

Vodafone was very excited this morning when it put out a press release saying it had made the UK's first voice call over a 3G mobile network - a year before the launch of the service.
Kieren McCarthy, 17 Apr 2001

More job cuts expected at Ericsson

The industry bush telegraph is predicting more job cuts at Ericsson ahead of its Q1 earning figures on Friday. The FT pins the figure at 6,000, while Yahoo! cites Swedish news agency Tidningarnas Telegrambyra which puts the toll at 30,000. That improbably high figure represents a third of Ericsson's workforce - the company employed 105,129 at the end of last year.
Andrew Orlowski, 17 Apr 2001

Codebreaker II All quiet on the Western front

Our enigmatic Codebreaker II competition has produced a flurry of, well, nothing much at all really. Except pleading.
Lester Haines, 17 Apr 2001

Texas cellphone massacre

Texas Instruments is to announce 2,000 job losses anytime soon, according to the Wall Street Journal. The company provides the chips for about two-thirds of the world's mobiles phones, so you'd think it would be doing a roaring trade. But no. It shut down its Californian plant last month, firing 600 staff.
Kieren McCarthy, 17 Apr 2001

For sale: breathe

Great Universal Stores (GUS) has finally confirmed that it is selling its ISP, breathe, less than four months after acquiring the operation for £1.4 million.
Tim Richardson, 17 Apr 2001

Queen gives email royal thumbs down

A small comment from Government whip Graham Allen has revealed that email does not get the royal approval.
Kieren McCarthy, 17 Apr 2001

‘Spyware’ games developer says you have nothing to fear

LetterWe have read your article about Spyware (Spyware concerns over fast selling PC game and I would just like to make it absolutely clear what Black and White does with respect to the internet information we send.
Tim Rance, 17 Apr 2001

No chip market recovery yet – UMC

United Microelectronics Corp. chairman John Hsuan believes it's still too early to say whether the chip market is on the verge of recovery.
Tony Smith, 17 Apr 2001

Yahoo! gets! new! boss!

Yahoo! has appointed a beancounting movie man as its new CEO and chairman.
Tim Richardson, 17 Apr 2001

Virtual interviews sort sheep from goats

UK DIY supershed B&Q has adopted a novel method of filtering out would-be job employees, the Daily Express reports today.
Lester Haines, 17 Apr 2001

MP3 raid official stand-down

The copyright watchdogs have stood down in Taiwan, as government officials weighed in behind the students whose rooms were searched and computers confiscated in the name of intellectual property during the recent MP3 copyright raid on National Chengkung University (NCKU).
Thomas C Greene, 17 Apr 2001

Hi-tech toilet swallows woman

A 51-year-old woman was yesterday subjected to a harrowing two-hour ordeal when she was imprisoned in a hi-tech public convenience.
Lester Haines, 17 Apr 2001

Free Internet and digital TV for UK punters?

The government is looking at a multi-million pound scheme to get more UK citizens using digital TV by giving away the sets for free.
Kieren McCarthy, 17 Apr 2001

New Yahoo! chief is a diamond geezer

Terry S Semel - the new CEO and chairman of Yahoo! - is a old romantic at heart.
Tim Richardson, 17 Apr 2001

Gnome, KDE camps closer to truce

The rival Linux desktop camps appear closer than ever to a truce after the GUADEC GNOME developer conference in Copenhagen last week.
Andrew Orlowski, 17 Apr 2001

Bob Young gets stuck in Windows

Lester Haines, 17 Apr 2001

Intel cuts desktop, mobile CPU prices by up to 23%

Intel cut its prices this weekend, as expected, across its Pentium 4 and III, and Celeron lines, in their Mobile and desktop forms.
Tony Smith, 17 Apr 2001

AMD cuts CPU prices by up to 34%

AMD has followed Intel's latest price cuts with reductions of its own. The changes take up to 34 per cent off certain processors in the Duron line and 31 per cent off some Athlons.
Tony Smith, 17 Apr 2001

Anti-Hacking premiums 25% higher for Win NT

An insurance policy against hacker-inflicted damage costs 25 per cent more for companies using Windows NT.
John Leyden, 17 Apr 2001

Employers put the squeeze on porn surfers

Around a third of companies in the US have disciplined staff for Internet misuse in the past year, with most incidents related to porn surfing.
Linda Harrison, 17 Apr 2001

Accubyte leaves customer credit card details exposed

Customers of computer components supplier Accubyte have been encouraged to check their credit card records for fraudulent misuse after it admitted that its previously lax security left confidential information exposed.
John Leyden, 17 Apr 2001

Yahoo! charges! for! email! by! phone!

Reformed pornmonger Yahoo! is to start charging for its service that lets users access their emails by phone.
Linda Harrison, 17 Apr 2001

Snowball's chance in ebiz hell

Snowball, the San Francisco-based affiliate ad network, is sacking 55 people, a third of its staff. The cost-cutting move comes on the same day as the company revealed that NASDAQ intends to delist its stock for falling below the minimum bid price of $1 a share.
Drew Cullen, 17 Apr 2001

Intel CPU biz ‘stabilises’

Intel saw profits slide more than 60 per cent in the first quarter, saying it expected sales to drop 20 per cent in Q2 from last year.
Linda Harrison, 17 Apr 2001

Pentium III: the past and the (Tualatin) future

HWRoundupEarthweb's agglomeration of tech sites is soon to be sucked into the maw of Internet.com. What will its new parent do with the hardware properties, the venerable Sysopt.com, and the really rather good Hardware Central (besides sack all the staff)? Internet.com already owns SharkyExtreme, and that has never sat too comfortably with Internet.com's collection of Internet, software and enterprise sites.
David Ross, 17 Apr 2001

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