Maxtor sheds 1,500 staff
Maxtor is to make up to 1,500 people redundant. The job cuts will hit plants in Singapore and the US, and comes on top of 570 pink slips issued in the wake of the firm's takeover of Quantum's HDD business this year.
Consumers' Association hit by major security flaw
The Consumers' Association has shut its TaxCalc Web amid concerns that thousands of credit card details could have been stolen.
Micron posts $301m loss
DRAM maker Micron released punishing Q3 results yesterday as write-offs of unsold memory chips took resulted in a loss of $301 million, 50 cents a share.
Visual Studio.Net steams ahead
At this week's TechEd 2001 developer's conference, second beta versions of Visual Studio.Net are being distributed. By all accounts this is the last beta, and the company will now focus on bug fixes rather than new features prior to the product's release, which will be towards the end of the year.
Get Real: MS reprises browser tactics with AOL bundle
You might not be alone in thinking that today is Groundhog Day - and that we're doomed to see a reprise of the Browserwars, circa 1997, everyday.
Bum tweak kills Gameboy screens
An unfortunate high profile news post on pocket.ign.com may have led to a number of Americans permanently damaging their GameBoy Advance consoles.
Transmeta selects TSMC for next-gen CPUs
Transmeta will turn to the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to produce its upcoming Crusoe TM5500 and TM5800 processors.
Dell signs Quanta to make 5m notebooks
Dell has signed up Quanta to produce 4.5-5 million high-end portable PCs, according to sources close the Taiwanese notebook maker.
PC market slowdown hits Symantec
Symantec has issued a profit warning that suggests the slowdown in consumer PC sales is having a knock-on effect on the security market.
Hutchison starts hyping its 3G vision
Hutchison 3G UK, the least known of all the five operators to have won 3G licences, has started hyping up its 3G offering including a mobile version of shoot-em-up Quake.
Misys shuts cash-burning Web sites
Misys plc has signalled its retreat from the B2C sector by closing it consumer financial services businesses, screentrade.com and theformula.com.
Time seeks £2.2m damages from C2000
Time Computers is having a legal punch-up with distributor Computer 2000.
MP3.com drops Analog Pussy – Vivendi KGB to blame?
MP3.com has mysteriously dropped one of its best known online groups Analog Pussy - sparking concerns that the music industry may be trying to kill autonomous music on the Internet.
Intel speeds Pentium 4 ramp with 1.9, 2.2GHz chips
Intel will roll out a 1.9GHz Pentium 4 processor in addition to the expected 2GHz P4 it is expected to unveil during Q3, according to the latest roadmap to leak out of the company.
Easy Web café man becomes billionaire
The man behind the EasyEverything Web cafés, Stelios Haji-Ioannou, has entered the exclusive 'billionaires club'.
CIA admits it can't keep up with ‘commie’ hackers
A top CIA official has accused Russia and China of developing hacker tools in preparation for a possible future attack on America's computing infrastructure.
Vulture terrorises UK
A rogue vulture has provoked fear and panic in a sleepy Norfolk village. The Ruppell's vulture descended yesterday without warning on idyllic Happisburgh, taking up residence on the church tower.
Pink Tuba – the crotchless panties of new media
Fast-fingered Net users are being given the chance to win a dotcom new media agency simply by playing an online computer game.
Intel demands stock options back from sacked staff
Intel is demanding the return of stock options from 300 soon-to-be-sacked staff in its Danish office.
Intel to unveil 0.13 micron Mobile Pentium III next week
Intel will demo its 0.13 micron Mobile Pentium III, codenamed Tualatin, next week, the company announced today.
How many ways canst thou measure Linux shipments?
IDC VP of server research Dan Kusnetzky has given us a detailed explanation of how IDC arrives at its OS figures, and a glimpse into how the new figures - which should be published Real Soon Now - will look.
Sun primes Jalapeno as McKinley killer
Perhaps not everybody in Sun's strategic planning team is a regular Reg reader. How else to explain the fact that Sun has taken the threat of Itanic seriously enough to give its entire low-end multiprocessor strategy a radical revamp. Yes, stop giggling there at the back. Not only has Sun primed a policy of sharing components between high- and low-end systems to cut costs, it's got a Celeron of its own in the wings for UltraSPARC III. Of sorts.
MS hacked once, twice, three, FOUR times
Notorious hacker Prime Suspectz has gone on a cracking spree against Microsoft servers that has resulted in the defacement of FOUR of the software giant's sites.
Barney barney makes dino outfit purple with rage
An irreverent Web site has stuck two fingers up to annoying purple kids dinosaur "Barney" after being threatened with legal action over the "use and threat of violence towards the children's character".
.biz domain registration a complete shambles
The registration process for the new .biz TLD is so convoluted that even professional registration companies have no idea what is going on. Not only that but it would appear the company behind the domain, NeuLevel, has completely failed to keep up with demand, making the entire process a shambles.
Is VeriSign trying to shaft the .biz domain?
It looks as though VeriSign - owner of the .com and .net top-level domain names - is attempting to ruin the new challenger to its cute monopoly, .biz through subsidiary Network Solutions.
MS Word, IIS/FrontPage, NetMeeting security warnings issued
Three MS security bulletins came down today, one dealing with a new exploit of an old hole; one original; and one involving yet another unchecked buffer.