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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.
Drew Cullen, 22 Jun 2001
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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.
Tim Richardson, 22 Jun 2001
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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.
Tony Smith, 22 Jun 2001
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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.
IT-Analysis, 22 Jun 2001
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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.
Andrew Orlowski, 22 Jun 2001
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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.
Eurogamer.net, 22 Jun 2001
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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.
Tony Smith, 22 Jun 2001
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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.
Tony Smith, 22 Jun 2001
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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.
John Leyden, 22 Jun 2001
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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.
Kieren McCarthy, 22 Jun 2001
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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.
Tim Richardson, 22 Jun 2001
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Time seeks £2.2m damages from C2000

Time Computers is having a legal punch-up with distributor Computer 2000.
Robert Blincoe, 22 Jun 2001
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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.
Kieren McCarthy, 22 Jun 2001
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Is Dutch web shagfest child porn?

If you fancy a shag - turn your webcam off
Lester Haines, 22 Jun 2001
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Ban Winmine? Yeah, well ban this…

Windows Minesweeper is an 'offence to mine victims'
Lester Haines, 22 Jun 2001
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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.
Tony Smith, 22 Jun 2001
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Canadian PM takes a clubbing

Mitel founder honour enrages Canada
Lester Haines, 22 Jun 2001
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Nortel redundancies provoke mirth

Nortel 're-aligns' 10,000 employees
Lester Haines, 22 Jun 2001
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Easy Web café man becomes billionaire

The man behind the EasyEverything Web cafés, Stelios Haji-Ioannou, has entered the exclusive 'billionaires club'.
Robert Blincoe, 22 Jun 2001
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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.
John Leyden, 22 Jun 2001
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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.
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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.
Tim Richardson, 22 Jun 2001
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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.
Kieren McCarthy, 22 Jun 2001
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Readers' Letters Blasphemy be damned!

Reg faces blasphemy charge Reg victim of blasphemy hoax
Lester Haines, 22 Jun 2001
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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.
Tony Smith, 22 Jun 2001
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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.
Andrew Orlowski, 22 Jun 2001
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LogoWatch UNIX will save the planet

Normally, LogoWatch is the Reg's eye on ominous corporate rebranding. We do, however, always welcome the preposterous guff which organisations use to justify their artistic creations. And so our spotlight falls on The Unix versus NT organisation. According to their website, the organisation is dedicated to setting the …
Lester Haines, 22 Jun 2001
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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.
Andrew Orlowski, 22 Jun 2001
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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.
John Leyden, 22 Jun 2001
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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".
Tim Richardson, 22 Jun 2001
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.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.
Kieren McCarthy, 22 Jun 2001
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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.
Kieren McCarthy, 22 Jun 2001
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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.
Thomas C Greene, 22 Jun 2001
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California indicts Russian hacker

A Russian computer programmer imprisoned in the US on charges that he perpetrated a cyber crime spree of extortion and credit card fraud was indicted in California Wednesday-- adding the Golden State to a growing list of destinations on the accused hacker's whirlwind tour of American detention centers. Alexey V. Ivanov, 20, …
Kevin Poulsen, 22 Jun 2001