UK channel goes board crazy
German graphics board maker Elsa has signed up Microtronica, the components distie, to improve coverage into the UK system builder market. Microtronica will also wholesale Elsa's datacomms product lines into corporate VARs and resellers.
Two channel takeovers
Micro P, the mass market distie, has bought storage distie AGP for an undisclosed sum, CRN reports.
Intel axes 300 Danes
UpdatedIntel has sacked 300 employees at its Danish networking products R&D operation.
Eagles have their wings clipped
The Eagles have lost a trademark infringement lawsuit against the American Eagle Foundation over the ornithological use of the www.eagles.org Web site.
Infineon Q3 sales slump 30%
Infineon expects to report a pre-tax loss as high as $512 million (600 million euros) for its Q3.
Women.com sued over plagiarism
Women.com is facing a 1,000,000 euro (£600,000) lawsuit from Euregio.net, which claims the company secretly cut and pasted copyrighted features on its InternetHoroscopes.com site in order to improve its search engine ranking.
Sun challenges Intel to arm wrestling competition
Computing benchmarks might give vendors bragging rights but they hardly provide users with a straightforward answer of whose technology is superior.
WinXP server goes .NET – so good they named it twice
Bill Gates yesterday christened the server edition of Windows XP "Windows.NET Server," the goldfish in the marketing department having apparently forgotten that Microsoft had already christened the product Windows 2002 Server a little over a month ago.
Data Protection Registrar on UK data swapping plans
The Information Commissioner Elizabeth France – formerly the Data Protection Registrar says data swapping proposals won't require major changes to existing DP legislation.
Alba's Net TV is a dog
TV maker Alba has sold just a third of the integrated Internet-TVs it expected to shift.
Gharlane of Eddore is dead
Near legendary Usenet poster Gharlane of Eddore has died, prompting a search for his true identity.
RSA is bumflap of online insurers
Insurer Royal & SunAlliance is in the doghouse after its missing pooch marketing campaign designed to promote its new Web site upset small children and council officials.
GPS used to spy on rental drivers
A driver is suing a car hire firm, which charged him $450 for allegedly speeding in a van fitted with a hi-tech device for spying on drivers.
Red Hat moves Into the black
Red Hat has moved into the black for the first time since going public - a significant psychological milestone for the company.
Govt unveils new legislation in Queen's Speech
After a difficult last term with regard to technology, the Labour government has announced its intention to ignore it and hope it will all go away in the Queen's Speech today.
Toshiba is having summer chip plant shutdown
Toshiba is to temporarily cut chip output this summer because of weak demand and growing inventories.
Phreaking cheap calls on offer
Telecoms firm Komtel is offering calls to selected international locations at UK national phone rates.
GPL Pacman will eat your business, warns Gates
Microsoft's latest shot in the anti-GPL war comes from His Billness himself and - bizarrely - likens it to a small yellow blob that starred in 1980s arcade games. Mike Ricciuti of Cnet should be given due credit for extracting this BillBlurt, in an interview conducted this week at TechEd.
HP shows off home entertainment centre
Throw away your Frisco-Disco solid state home entertainment centre - Hewlett-Packard is entering the market.
ADI MicroScan i610
ReviewFlat-panel prices are falling across the board, and this month ADI beats the competition by offering the MicroScan i610 for just £349.
Palm looks to Intel for next CPU?
Rumours have resurfaced that Palm may be planning to use an Intel ARM-based processor over Motorola's new ARM chip, announced t'other week.
Email on the way out
Email is on the way out when it comes to communicating with people, at least according to Which? Online.
Intel CEO takes on Postman Pat
Intel CEO Craig Barrett admitted today that he had been "wound up" by claims that use of email and the Internet is waning.
Bookham axes 100 workers
Over-hyped optical networking vendor, Bookham Technology plc, is to cull 12 per cent of its workforce amid plummeting sales and little sign of any immediate upturn in demand.
Intel will pursue processor price war – Barrett
Intel CEO Craig Barrett today pledged to maintain the company's "aggressive" price war with AMD.
Kournikova suspect to stand trial in September
The alleged author of the infamous Anna Kournikova worm is to face prosecution, according to reports by a Dutch news service.
Trading Standards – the anorak of the wired world
Trading Standards officers - the workhorses of consumer rights in the UK - have called for a massive investment in technology and training to deal with the rise in e-commerce.
VIA Pentium 4 chipset will undercut Intel's
VIA has pledged to beat Intel on price when it ships its Pentium 4-based DDR SDRAM chipset.
Sun Hardware Roadmaps rain on The Reg
ExclusiveDr Doolittle talked to the animals. But in the land of the rising Sun, all the animals talk to the Vulture.
Yahoo! execs should do time for Kiddie! Porn!
The executives of Yahoo! belong in jail as kiddie porn kingpins, former US Department of Justice (DoJ) prosecutor turned family-values crusader Patrick Trueman says.
Transmeta transmittas profit alert
Here comes another profit warning, this time from Transmeta, designer of the low-power Crusoe CPU. Sales in Q2 (ending June 30) will be 40-45 per cent down on Q1's $18.6 million turnover. The company is also transitioning in the second half of the year to 0.13 micron production. The upshot will be an inventory charge - amount so far unspecified.