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Apple appoints developer evangelist

Apple has replaced the now departed former VP of developer relations, Clent Richardson.
Tony Smith, 01 May 2001
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DTI calls for reseller kitemark

Hewlett Packard wants to see a government-sponsored industry kitemark for resellers, CW360.com reports.
Drew Cullen, 01 May 2001
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Excite@Home slashes 380 jobs

Excite@Home stuck two fingers up to its workers yesterday after it announced 380 redundancies on the eve of May Day celebrations marking the struggle of workers everywhere.
Tim Richardson, 01 May 2001
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Judge dismisses ‘dozens’ of Rambus allegations

Rambus vs Infineon The US Court has chucked out 54 of Rambus' patent infringement claims against Infineon, leaving the chip maker to answer just three allegations.
Tony Smith, 01 May 2001
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Farewell Sir Iain Vallance!

As sticklers for good manners, we decided to visit BT Towers at St Paul's yesterday and wish the company's chairman Sir Iain Vallance farewell as he leaves his job today. It seemed a little rude to turn up without anything, so we bought him some lovely white lillies and a "Sorry to hear you're going" card to present to …
Kieren McCarthy, 01 May 2001
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Bright Station shares continue slide

Shares in Bright Station continued to slide this morning following its announcement yesterday that it was running out of cash.
Tim Richardson, 01 May 2001
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WinXP: one more slip, and it's put back to 2002

Any further slippage in WinXP's development schedule will result in the whole project being knocked back into 2002, according to a CNET story by the estimable Joe Wilcox. As we pointed out yesterday, there is no more slack in the schedule if Microsoft is to make the holiday sales season, but credit where credit's due, Joe has induced a number of unnamed PC manufacturers to suggest Microsoft has been preparing them for a possible slip into next year.
John Lettice, 01 May 2001
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BT to sell Japan Telecom stake to Vodafone

BT is to sell its 20 per cent stake in Japan Telecom to Vodafone in order to relieve its debt burden. It is also in talks with Vodafone - which, let's remember, is a main rival in the wireless market - to sell its 17.8 per cent stake in Spanish mobile company Airtel.
Kieren McCarthy, 01 May 2001
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Blow for ‘Windows Mainframe’ as Compaq dumps Unisys

Compaq has followed Hewlett Packard in dropping Unisys' flagship ES7000 server, the much-vaunted 'Windows mainframe'. Compaq will instead focus on 8-way systems, clustered if need be, in preference to the high-price, high-end 32-way box. The 'e-@action Enterprise Server ES7000' was dropped from HP's line-up last month; the partnership lasted less than six months and didn't yield a single sale.
Andrew Orlowski, 01 May 2001
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IBM preps first Itanium workstation

IBM is claiming the first Itanium-powered workstation to market with the launch of the M Pro Intellistation.
Drew Cullen, 01 May 2001
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Buy AMD! Buy AMD! – Robertson Stephens

AMD will continue to steal marketshare away from Intel, so it's really worth buying its stock. Now.
Tony Smith, 01 May 2001
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Sony releases CD-R/RW digital camera

Sony has announced it will put its CD-R/RW digital camera on the market on June 8. The camera is called the CD Mavica and uses an eight centimetre CD, capable of holding 150Mb worth of images. There will be two models - the MVC-CD300 and the less fancy CD200 (basically three million pixels as opposed to two million). …
Kieren McCarthy, 01 May 2001
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Dell to can more staff

Dell is going to can thousands more workers according to analysts quizzed by Bloomberg.
Robert Blincoe, 01 May 2001
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Codebreaker II Oh dear, oh dear…

It seems like an age since we last reported on progress in our Codebreaker II competition.
Lester Haines, 01 May 2001
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Intel Online Services warns workers of job ‘redeployments’

Staff at Intel's Online Services operation are preparing to hear the worst on Friday morning, when the company is expected to announce major cuts to the division's headcount.
Tony Smith, 01 May 2001
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$1m hacking contest planned

A Canadian start-up firm is planning a hacking competition that will offer a prize of a cool $1 million to anyone who can crack its security product.
John Leyden, 01 May 2001
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Whistler Server confirmed as Windows 2002

With its usual exquisite timing, Microsoft has announced that the server version of WinXP will be tagged Windows 2002 Server. That's the name that was expected, and it has nothing to do with it shipping in 2002 - which it probably will.
John Lettice, 01 May 2001
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Sony says ‘yes’ to US next-gen Clié PDA

Sony will be bringing its newest Clié PDA to the US, the company announced today.
Tony Smith, 01 May 2001
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Govt e-troops rally round uninspiring leader

The government e-envoy Andrew Pinder tried his best to put some life into his troops at the Government Computing annual conference in London today. Despite his brave words though, there remains an indisputable smell of mediocrity in the air.
Kieren McCarthy, 01 May 2001
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Mayday! Reg offices under siege…

May Day is fast becoming a traditional day for rioting in London. This year, activists have turned their attentions north and west of their usual stamping ground in the City, to the West End.
Drew Cullen, 01 May 2001
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ISS to acquire Network ICE

The two most significant players in intrusion detection are getting into bed. Internet Security Systems has announced it is acquiring privately-held firm Network ICE.
John Leyden, 01 May 2001
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Bill Gates is the Devil, Hitler implicated

A helpful reader sends a jpg of two adjacent pages from Germany's Net-Business magazine. And need we say more? Well, yes, now you mention it.
John Lettice, 01 May 2001
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BT lifts ADSL restrictions

BT is to lift restrictions on the supply of wholesale ADSL connections after tripling capacity over the last couple of months.
Tim Richardson, 01 May 2001
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Micron Technology reveals buyer of PC biz

Micron Technology has revealed the buyer of its PC business - investment outfit Gores Technology Group.
Linda Harrison, 01 May 2001
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Symantec forgets to renew its digital certificate

Updated Updated Our thanks to Ophir of Israel for unearthing this amusing cock-up, courtesy of Symantec. The security software specialist forgot to renew a digital certificate on one of its Web sites. enterprisesecurity.symantec.com, is designed to act as a showcase for Symantec products, but its Verisign-supplied digital …
John Leyden, 01 May 2001
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LogoWatch Telco punts for pink pound

Well, it's all go on the corporate makeover front. Oh yes, it's been a busy time in the land of Powerpoint presentations and flipcharts. According to an email we received this morning, One of the UK's leading telecoms suppliers for business communications is re-branding. As of yesterday, 'Norweb Telecom' became 'Your …
Lester Haines, 01 May 2001
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Click-and-nowt disease travels to Ireland

Updated Nearly 3,000 Net users in Ireland have been kicked off the Esat NoLimits service for "excessive use" in an exact mirror of what happened in the UK last year.
Kieren McCarthy, 01 May 2001
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eBay is the best Web site in the world

Online auction site eBay is now king of the castle when it comes to e-commerce sites, according to the latest figures. And Amazon's a dirty rascal.
Kieren McCarthy, 01 May 2001
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Christian ministry worker solicits underage sex on Net

A Christian ministry worker faces up to 20 years in jail after he used an Internet chat room to try and get underage sex.
Linda Harrison, 01 May 2001
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Rambus stock drops 8.8% after Judge's ruling

Rambus investors reacted to yesterday's setback in the company's legal action against Infineon by knocking $1.50 off the memory developer's share price this morning.
Tony Smith, 01 May 2001
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Standalone Windows Media Player 8 hits the web

Software surgeons as-yet-unknown have made a nonsense of Microsoft's requirement that Windows' Media Player 8 will only work with its forthcoming Windows XP operating system. A standalone version, which can be installed on Windows 2000, was popping up all over the web today.
Andrew Orlowski, 01 May 2001
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Sports.com buys Megastar

Sports.com has bought the Megastar web site from United Business Media for an undisclosed sum.
Drew Cullen, 01 May 2001
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Thus Internet revenues flat

The Internet division of Scottish telco Thus had a flat year, increasing revenue by only 2 per cent over the last 12 months.
Tim Richardson, 01 May 2001

Cisco beefs up VoIP portfolio

Cisco is to add unified messaging and speech recognition technology to its voice over IP (VoIP) products, in a bid to tempt more firms to ditch their old phone systems.
John Leyden, 01 May 2001
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Microsoft IIS hole gives System-level access

Strong words from the official voice of Redmond today, urging admins to patch a recently-discovered buffer overflow vulnerability in servers running IIS 5.0 on Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, make it clear how serious a security problem the Beast has on its hands.
Thomas C Greene, 01 May 2001
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The First Titsups of Spring

The dotcom funeral march continued in April, with 55 Internet companies shutting up shop during the month.
Linda Harrison, 01 May 2001
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Starbucks invites Compaq in for coffee

Compaq has signed a $100 million, five-year deal to give Starbucks customers high-speed, wireless Internet access with their latte.
Linda Harrison, 01 May 2001
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Napster judge disappoints record industry

US District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel responded to recording industry demands that Napster move Heaven and Earth to eliminate copyrighted works from its network with a disappointing ruling.
Thomas C Greene, 01 May 2001