Apple appoints developer evangelist
Apple has replaced the now departed former VP of developer relations, Clent Richardson.
DTI calls for reseller kitemark
Hewlett Packard wants to see a government-sponsored industry kitemark for resellers, CW360.com reports.
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.
Judge dismisses ‘dozens’ of Rambus allegations
Rambus vs InfineonThe US Court has chucked out 54 of Rambus' patent infringement claims against Infineon, leaving the chip maker to answer just three allegations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IBM preps first Itanium workstation
IBM is claiming the first Itanium-powered workstation to market with the launch of the M Pro Intellistation.
Buy AMD! Buy AMD! – Robertson Stephens
AMD will continue to steal marketshare away from Intel, so it's really worth buying its stock. Now.
Dell to can more staff
Dell is going to can thousands more workers according to analysts quizzed by Bloomberg.
Codebreaker II Oh dear, oh dear…
It seems like an age since we last reported on progress in our Codebreaker II competition.
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.
$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.
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.
Sony says ‘yes’ to US next-gen Clié PDA
Sony will be bringing its newest Clié PDA to the US, the company announced today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Micron Technology reveals buyer of PC biz
Micron Technology has revealed the buyer of its PC business - investment outfit Gores Technology Group.
Click-and-nowt disease travels to Ireland
UpdatedNearly 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sports.com buys Megastar
Sports.com has bought the Megastar web site from United Business Media for an undisclosed sum.
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.
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.
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.
The First Titsups of Spring
The dotcom funeral march continued in April, with 55 Internet companies shutting up shop during the month.
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.