3rd > July > 2001 Archive

Component price collapse takes toll on Bell Micro

Lower than expected sales "in all geographies" has propelled Bell Microproducts into a second quarter loss.
Drew Cullen, 03 Jul 2001

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.
Tony Smith, 03 Jul 2001

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".
Drew Cullen, 03 Jul 2001
Broken CD with wrench

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.
Thomas C Greene, 03 Jul 2001

Intel to launch first Xscale in September

Intel will unveil a new processor based on its ARM-derived XScale architecture in September.
Tony Smith, 03 Jul 2001

Tiny Computers ditches AMD

Tiny Computers has ditched AMD to become a 100 per cent Intel-based system vendor once again.
Robert Blincoe, 03 Jul 2001

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.
John Leyden, 03 Jul 2001

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.
Kieren McCarthy, 03 Jul 2001

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.
Linda Harrison, 03 Jul 2001

Systems Union touts reverse profits warning

Systems Union Group, the UK supplier of mid-range accountancy software systems, is doing better than analyst forecasts.
Drew Cullen, 03 Jul 2001

Napster still down

Napster's music sharing service remained unavailable this morning as the company struggles to implement the latest version of its software.
Tony Smith, 03 Jul 2001

UMC to put chip plants in stasis

UMC is preparing to suspend production at two 8in fabs while demand remains depressed.
Tony Smith, 03 Jul 2001

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.
Tony Smith, 03 Jul 2001

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.
PC Advisor, 03 Jul 2001

Dotcoms still falling like flies

Dotcoms are still falling like flies, with 53 dropping dead in June.
Linda Harrison, 03 Jul 2001

RIP Lotus

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.
Kieren McCarthy, 03 Jul 2001

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.
Robert Blincoe, 03 Jul 2001

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.
Tony Smith, 03 Jul 2001

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.
IT-Analysis, 03 Jul 2001

Unicode bug restyled as DoS tool

The infamous Unicode IIS Web server exploit can also be used as a denial of service attack tool.
John Leyden, 03 Jul 2001

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.
Kieren McCarthy, 03 Jul 2001

Checkpoint Software misses sales expectations

Check Point Software has announced its Q2 sales have missed expectations.
Robert Blincoe, 03 Jul 2001

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.
Tony Smith, 03 Jul 2001

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.
Tim Richardson, 03 Jul 2001

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.
Kieren McCarthy, 03 Jul 2001

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.
Kieren McCarthy, 03 Jul 2001

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.
Tony Smith, 03 Jul 2001

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.
Kieren McCarthy, 03 Jul 2001

Gameplay sells subsidiary for $1

Gameplay has sold off its subsidiary, which developed multi-player/multi-platform technology, for $1.
Robert Blincoe, 03 Jul 2001

BT to target gamers

BT is looking to target online gamers with two Net access services, according to internal documents seen by El Reg.
Tim Richardson, 03 Jul 2001
server room

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.
Andrew Orlowski, 03 Jul 2001

Apple clubs Cube

Apple has canned the Power Mac Cube, the company finally admitted today.
Tony Smith, 03 Jul 2001

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