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e-Net goes into receivership

Bristol-based reseller e-Net has gone into receivership.
Robert Blincoe, 20 Jun 2001
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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.
Drew Cullen, 20 Jun 2001
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Two channel takeovers

Micro P, the mass market distie, has bought storage distie AGP for an undisclosed sum, CRN reports.
Drew Cullen, 20 Jun 2001
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Intel axes 300 Danes

Updated Intel has sacked 300 employees at its Danish networking products R&D operation.
Tony Smith, 20 Jun 2001
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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.
Tim Richardson, 20 Jun 2001
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Infineon Q3 sales slump 30%

Infineon expects to report a pre-tax loss as high as $512 million (600 million euros) for its Q3.
Robert Blincoe, 20 Jun 2001
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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.
Kieren McCarthy, 20 Jun 2001
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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.
John Leyden, 20 Jun 2001
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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.
John Lettice, 20 Jun 2001
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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.
Andrew Orlowski, 20 Jun 2001
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Alba's Net TV is a dog

TV maker Alba has sold just a third of the integrated Internet-TVs it expected to shift.
Robert Blincoe, 20 Jun 2001
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Gharlane of Eddore is dead

Near legendary Usenet poster Gharlane of Eddore has died, prompting a search for his true identity.
Kieren McCarthy, 20 Jun 2001
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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.
Tim Richardson, 20 Jun 2001
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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.
John Leyden, 20 Jun 2001
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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.
Andrew Orlowski, 20 Jun 2001
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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.
Kieren McCarthy, 20 Jun 2001
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Toshiba is having summer chip plant shutdown

Toshiba is to temporarily cut chip output this summer because of weak demand and growing inventories.
Robert Blincoe, 20 Jun 2001

Phreaking cheap calls on offer

Telecoms firm Komtel is offering calls to selected international locations at UK national phone rates.
John Leyden, 20 Jun 2001
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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.
John Lettice, 20 Jun 2001
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HP shows off home entertainment centre

Throw away your Frisco-Disco solid state home entertainment centre - Hewlett-Packard is entering the market.
Robert Blincoe, 20 Jun 2001
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ADI MicroScan i610

Review Flat-panel prices are falling across the board, and this month ADI beats the competition by offering the MicroScan i610 for just £349.
PC Advisor, 20 Jun 2001
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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.
Tony Smith, 20 Jun 2001
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Email on the way out

Email is on the way out when it comes to communicating with people, at least according to Which? Online.
Kieren McCarthy, 20 Jun 2001
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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.
Tony Smith, 20 Jun 2001

Stealth detection system disappears from screens

Updated Updated A British research and development company, which claims to have invented a method to detect stealth aircraft, has clammed up on details about its technology. Roke Manor Research has decided not to speak to the press after UK national the Daily Telegraph ran an article on the detection system. Roke claims the …
Lester Haines, 20 Jun 2001
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Thomas C Greene ties the knot

Our Washington correspondent, scourge of Feds, Reds and tech-heads, Thomas C Greene went and tied the knot yesterday at 3pm.
Kieren McCarthy, 20 Jun 2001
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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.
Tim Richardson, 20 Jun 2001
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Mitel founder honour enrages Canada

The phone lines between Canada and the UK have today been hot with invective after it was announced that Welsh-born business supremo Terry Matthews has been bestowed a knighthood in the Queen's birthday honours. Canadian prime minister Jean Chrieten has been on the blower to Tony Blair to express his displeasure at the …
Lester Haines, 20 Jun 2001
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Intel will pursue processor price war – Barrett

Intel CEO Craig Barrett today pledged to maintain the company's "aggressive" price war with AMD.
Tony Smith, 20 Jun 2001
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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.
John Leyden, 20 Jun 2001
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Sign up here for a trip to Mars

Let's face it, none us has much chance of ever standing on the surface of the Mars. In truth, the Reg hacks have enough trouble making the 30-yard trip from the pub to the office without mishap. A quick trip to the red planet is - frankly - out of the question. Nevertheless, you can participate in NASA's 2003 Mars rover …
Lester Haines, 20 Jun 2001
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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.
Tim Richardson, 20 Jun 2001
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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.
Tony Smith, 20 Jun 2001
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Sun Hardware Roadmaps rain on The Reg

Exclusive Dr Doolittle talked to the animals. But in the land of the rising Sun, all the animals talk to the Vulture.
Andrew Orlowski, 20 Jun 2001
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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.
Thomas C Greene, 20 Jun 2001
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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.
Drew Cullen, 20 Jun 2001
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World Bank faces online sit-in

Cyber activists are threatening to disrupt a World Bank online conference.
John Leyden, 20 Jun 2001