No Joy from P2P vets for Sun's Jxta
Sun wheeled out its Mount Rushmore of cerebral greats - Gage, Joy, Gosling - to herald the unveiling of its Jxta peer-to-peer project today.
Vallance quits BT
UpdatedBT's battered chairman, Sir Iain Vallance, has resigned after months of pressure from shareholders to step down.
Oracle ad hints at evil IBM/Informix scheme
Oracle has answered IBM's announced $1 billion purchase of database management outfit Informix with a migration program for Informix users "who are searching for performance, scalability and database innovation not available with IBM DB2."
Tiscali buys LineOne
Tiscali has bought British ISP, LineOne, for E100 million (£62.3 million) in paper and a small amount of cash.
Roll up for the System Builders Summit – in Monaco (hurrah!)
The fourth annual Integrators Forum (now called System Builders Summit Europe) takes place on May 16-19 in Monte Carlo. This will gather the top 200 system builders in Europe from 26 countries, representing more than 30 per cent of the European market.
Sun and HP to close
Sun Microsystems will 'close' for a week beginning July 1, as part of a retrenchment plan. Employees will be asked to take mandatory leave, unpaid if they've already used up their holiday allocation.
Home Office computer system slammed by report
The Home Office's computer system for the probation service has been savaged by an official report from the National Audit Office.
Space station computers crash
UpdatedNASA technicians have managed to restore communications with the International Space Station (ISS) after the failure of three command and control computers on board the craft.
Caldera announces layoffs
In a brief SEC filing Linux distributor has announced that it will lay off 32 of its 188 staff ahead of closing its acquisition of SCO's Server and Services businesses. Caldera will take a one-time charge of $450,000, about half of its quarterly income.
DiData buys yet another reseller
Dimension Data has bought Matrix, Networking Group a networking reseller in North Carolina, for £16m in cash.
Goodbye MS IE? AOL revs up for browser wars two
AOL, Microsoft’s biggest customer for Internet Explorer by a long chalk, finally seems on the brink of kissing the software goodbye - or alternatively, it’s just playing a little hard-ball. According to AOL documentation obtained by BetaNews, AOL staff have been busily compiling a list of IE-related sins committed by Microsoft, apparently in order to justify a split.
Sega seeks profits
Sega will be back in the black this year, the company promised today after four years of losses.
Shake some Action results
Action, the catalogue and online computer reseller, is crowing about a return to profit.
Action grabs GlobalServe supply deal from SCH
UpdatedAction Computer Supplies, currently enjoying a return to the black, has grabbed the UK supply contract for GlobalServe, a US company that specialises in IT management for multinationals.
Dixons' PC builder talks to The Reg
The Register has been given a quick tour of the Centerprise factory - the place where Dixon's Advent PCs get built. Here's what we found out.
ICANN gets its own cartoon
If you ever thought that the political shenanigans of the self-appointed guardians of the Internet, the ICANN "directors", should be made into a play or sitcom, you'll be delighted to see this cartoon that a Reg reader has just pointed us to.
The UK census computer: genius or disaster waiting to happen?
The deadline for the UK's census is Sunday and from that point it's down to 1,200 people stuck in a giant warehouse in Cheshire.
Hynix offers TFT LCD business to LG Philips
Hynix Semiconductor is offering to sell its TFT LCD production lines to LG Philips LCD.
Amazon refuses to pull Bill Gates' review of Linux 7.0
UpdatedAmazon.co.uk has refused to pull reviews of Red Hat Linux 7.0 Deluxe edition by Bill Gates and Linus Torvalds off its site because they are not offensive.
Intel's still got $11.7bn for capital spending/R&D
Chipzilla chief Craig Barrett has said the company plans to trouser-up $7.5 billion in capital spending, and $4.2 billion on R&D this year.
‘Hijacked’ domain saga continues
The domain of PR company Portfolio Metrica that mysteriously disappeared on Monday to be replaced by an American free ISP is now up for sale on eBay.
GeForce3 price cuts kick in
Elsa has responded to Nvidia’s GeForce3 price cuts and chopped the price of its Gladiac 920 board from £459.99 to £349.99.
Talking Back To Happiness – how voice calls can save 3G
Europe's 3G disaster could be mitigated by getting phone users to spend a little longer each day on the phone talking. That's the opinion of AT&T Labs researcher says Andrew Odlyzko, author of the justifiably celebrated research paper Content Is Not King.
Vodafone faces profit warning
Vodafone is facing the prospect of another set of profit warnings after it admitted 12 per cent of its customers are "inactive" and haven't used their phones for three months. It also said that those still using their phones are spending less. Worldwide, eight million of its 83 million customers are "ghost" users.
Want to know about the technology on the space station?
Steve Husty, a senior software engineer who works for NASA on the portable computer systems used on the International Space Station, has written to correct us on aspects of our story about the failure of computers aboard the International Space Station. In the process he's provided us with an interesting explanation of the technology on the space station which we've published below.
WinXP product activation: is MS only kidding?
Product Activation is probably the major doubt hanging over Windows XP, and it's therefore to be expected that people from within Microsoft will attempt to defend it. This week, HardOCP has an email which presumably emanates from a Microserf, and which seems to have sufficient background information about product activation for it to looks like the real thing.
3Com jilts Audrey
3Com is to give customers who bought its Audrey Internet appliances a full refund after deciding to ditch the product.
AMD the guerilla becomes virtual gorilla
After once again describing 2000 as "the most successful year in AMD's history" (sales grew 63 per cent), Sanders took questions from the floor today at a shareholder's meeting in New York. Topics ranged from 0.13 micron technology, his forthcoming resignation, flash memory, and Intel advertising.
EB defaced in porn hack
Hackers posted some deeply unpleasant porn last night on the web site of a leading games retailer.