Component price collapse takes toll on Bell Micro
Lower than expected sales "in all geographies" has propelled Bell Microproducts into a second quarter loss.
Sony pulls PlayStation 2 production from Taiwan
The US and Japanese governments have demanded that Sony abandon its plan to outsource PlayStation 2 production to Taiwan. The reason? The console could be used for military purposes.
DiData waves profit warning flag
The only question is: what took it so long? Dimension Data, the giant networking equipment reseller, issued a profit warning today, citing tough market conditions in the US, the UK and Germany - where it is "predominantly product-led".
State nixes GPS highway robbery
A lucrative scam run by a greedy auto rental agency called Acme Rent-a-Car of New Haven, Connecticut, whereby drivers were "fined" for exceeding speed limits in cars equipped with global positioning system (GPS) receivers, has been shut down by the state Department of Consumer Protection.
Intel to launch first Xscale in September
Intel will unveil a new processor based on its ARM-derived XScale architecture in September.
Tiny Computers ditches AMD
Tiny Computers has ditched AMD to become a 100 per cent Intel-based system vendor once again.
IBM Global Services lays off 1,000
IBM's Global Services group is laying off 1,000 people who don't have the necessary skills to develop its business.
Chris Gent's generosity continues – for himself
Chris Gent's generosity knows no bounds. Having announced a massive share option scheme for Vodafone staff yesterday, he promptly treated himself to the same.
Hynix warns it may cut chip production
Korean chipmaker Hynix Semiconductor has warned that the current downturn in the IT industry may force it to reduce manufacturing.
Systems Union touts reverse profits warning
Systems Union Group, the UK supplier of mid-range accountancy software systems, is doing better than analyst forecasts.
Napster still down
Napster's music sharing service remained unavailable this morning as the company struggles to implement the latest version of its software.
UMC to put chip plants in stasis
UMC is preparing to suspend production at two 8in fabs while demand remains depressed.
AMD makes up with Alcatel
AMD has settled its legal dispute Alcatel over the latter's attempt to pull out of a Flash memory supply contract.
Agfa ePhoto CL34
ReviewThe popularity of digital cameras appears to know no bounds at the moment, with many PC owners trading in their film cameras for digital models. The latest film-free snapper vying for your custom is Agfa's ePhoto CL34, a 1.3Mp (megapixel) unit with a top resolution of 1280x960 pixels. What's more, it can capture short bursts of video and double up as a Webcam.
Dotcoms still falling like flies
Dotcoms are still falling like flies, with 53 dropping dead in June.
Despite IBM's water-tight-lipped approach to queries regarding Lotus, we have fairly conclusive proof that Lotus has finally succumbed to Big Blue's paternal protection and from July will be little more than name.
Sir Stanley Kalms' Desert Island Discs
Sir Stanley Kalms, executive chairman of the Dixons Group, appeared on the Radio 4 institution Desert Island Discs on Sunday morning.
GMTV Mac competition site excludes Mac users
British breakfast time TV channel GMTV has five Apple iBooks up for grabs in a competition hosted by its Web site. The only snag: Mac users who fancy one of the new portables and want to enter online are excluded from doing so.
Red Hat guns for MS database space
Red Hat European VP Colin Tenwick called in to the IT-Analysis HQ to fill the company in on the impending launch of Red Hat Database. It seems that the firm is gunning for Microsoft.
Unicode bug restyled as DoS tool
The infamous Unicode IIS Web server exploit can also be used as a denial of service attack tool.
Web proves New Labour has turned back on socialism
Here's a new use for the Internet and Web sites - an efficient lie-detector for politicians.
Checkpoint Software misses sales expectations
Check Point Software has announced its Q2 sales have missed expectations.
Intel ships 1.8GHz P4, 900MHz Celeron
Intel released 1.6GHz and 1.8GHz Pentium 4 processors yesterday as we'd been expecting for a while and the company broadly signalled last week.
Broadband Britain: the inside truth
Who would want to be in Peter Radley's shoes today? In the FT yesterday the Government advisor and head of Alcatel UK aired his views about the future provision of broadband services in Britain.
Steve Gibson picks a fight with Microsoft and The Register
Security consultant Steve Gibson - whose claims that Microsoft's latest OS, Windows XP, will destabilise the Internet we have covered extensively - has posted another DDoS diatribe following a conference call with the Beast of Redmond's security team.
More Easy riders on the domain name storm
Well, it would seem that the Easy Group's attempt to take over domains beginning with "easy" has not found favour with a number of readers who have taken it upon themselves to register "easy" URLs and then email us with the details.
Cellphone giants launch mobile gaming initiative
Ericsson, Motorola, Siemens and now Nokia have launched their joint programme to develop a standard format for cellphone-based multiplayer games.
BBC publicly mulls idea of charging for Internet programmes
The BBC has reported on itself suggesting that it may adopt a pay-per-view approach to future Internet content. In a classic piece of testing the water, Auntie has written various stories on the idea, sparking the rest of us idiotic press to follow suit. Hence this story.
Gameplay sells subsidiary for $1
Gameplay has sold off its subsidiary, which developed multi-player/multi-platform technology, for $1.
BT to target gamers
BT is looking to target online gamers with two Net access services, according to internal documents seen by El Reg.
Caldera offers licence olive branch
Caldera has further loosened its pay-to-play policy. Non-commercial users won't need to pay the $59 per seat license, at all, as free ISO images of OpenLinux 3.1 will be made available on Caldera's FTP site.