11th > July > 2001 Archive

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London still best place in UK to get rich

The streets of London town may not be paved with gold, but they're still the best place in the UK to find a top paying IT job.
Linda Harrison, 11 Jul 2001
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Thus posts improved numbers

Shares in Scottish telecoms and Internet outfit - Thus - rose a tad in early trading amid news of increased turnover and narrowing losses.
Tim Richardson, 11 Jul 2001
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Durlacher burned by dotcoms and telecoms

New technology backer, Durlacher, is going to post a 'substantial trading loss' for the year ended 30 June, because the market hasn't been going well, and in fact 'worsened over the past few months.'
Robert Blincoe, 11 Jul 2001
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Psion sacks 250; delays Bluetooth; runs from consumers

Psion announced today it will sack 250 staff in a shake-up of Psion Digital, after disappointing handheld and phone sales. It will also put back the Bluetooth products it said it would launch this year to next year, due to slow take-up.
Kieren McCarthy, 11 Jul 2001
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Compaq warns of 4,000 more layoffs

Compaq is to axe another 4,000 staff due to the PC sales slump.
Linda Harrison, 11 Jul 2001

Lucent to lay off 30% of senior managers

Beleaguered telecoms manufacturer Lucent has said it will lay off three in 10 of its top managers as part of a wide ranging restructuring program designed to cut its operating expenses.
John Leyden, 11 Jul 2001
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Why ICANN's domain dispute rules are flawed: Part I

The Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) is an exceptionally important Internet process and stands to become all the more important in years to come. It is being adopted by new top-level domains; ICANN and WIPO are pushing it into the wider international arena and country-code TLDs; and the European Union plans to adopt it for the new .eu domain.
Kieren McCarthy, 11 Jul 2001
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Why ICANN's domain dispute rules are flawed: Part II

This is the second part of our in-depth rundown on why the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy - the rules used by ICANN and WIPO to decide who should own a particular domain - are flawed and why a fast and effective overhaul is essential before it is taken as the de facto policy on domain disputes.
Kieren McCarthy, 11 Jul 2001
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Intel pulls shipment of high-end server chip

Intel has suspended the shipment of a top of the range server processor after the discovery of a bug that could cause servers to crash.
John Leyden, 11 Jul 2001
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SGI takes a hit

Analysts Salomon Smith Barney downgraded SGI an 'underperform' yesterday, taking the stock below a dollar.
Andrew Orlowski, 11 Jul 2001
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SlowCoMo recalls iMode phones again

For the third time this year, NTT DoCoMo is to recall iMode mobile handsets for repair.
Andrew Orlowski, 11 Jul 2001
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BT in digital TV deal

BT is to offer bundled digital TV services alongside its residential telephone service in a bid to compete with the UK's cable companies.
Tim Richardson, 11 Jul 2001
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The Internet is the root of all evil

It's a sad fact that in the modern world - well, the modern media - everything either has to be an evil, corrupting influence, destroyer of children and rapist of culture. Or it is the saviour, the Christ-figure that will makes our times the greatest in all humanity.
Kieren McCarthy, 11 Jul 2001
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Sony Clié PEG-S300/E

Review You've got to hand it to Sony – it knows how to make an attractive gadget. Its latest lovely-looking creation is dubbed Communication, Link, Information and Entertainment – or put simply, Clié.
PC Advisor, 11 Jul 2001
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NEC plans to be first with 0.10 micron chip

NEC has shown off the technology for 0.10 micron processors it plans to have in production by the start of 2003. The chips will be used in next gen consumer electronics devices, mobile phones, and Net servers.
Robert Blincoe, 11 Jul 2001
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IRS tries to tax outer space

Tax officials in Los Angeles have come up with a great idea to swell their coffers - taxing companies for their goods in outer space. By goods, read satellites orbiting Earth.
Kieren McCarthy, 11 Jul 2001
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42 million US workers log on in June

More than 15 per cent of Americans spend their time surfing the Net from the workplace.
Linda Harrison, 11 Jul 2001
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Europe bottles spam ban

A European committee has blocked plans to outlaw unsolicited commercial email dealing a major blow to anti-spam supporters.
Tim Richardson, 11 Jul 2001
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DRAM nosedive continues

Prices for 128Mb memory chips continued to nosedive last month for both the spot and contract markets.
Linda Harrison, 11 Jul 2001
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Mobile operator HQs raided over price-fixing

The headquarters of all the four main mobile operators in the UK - BT Cellent, One2One, Orange and Vodafone - have been raided this afternoon by officers from the EU's Competition Directorate, escorted by members of the Office of Fair Trading. A further four offices in Germany were also raided.
Kieren McCarthy, 11 Jul 2001
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Overhyped ThinkPad memory deal

IBM is making the most of the memory price crash by doubling up the SDRAM on some ThinkPad models and pretending the deal is a once in a life time opportunity.
Robert Blincoe, 11 Jul 2001
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WinXP pricing leaks again? SA bids $286 for Pro

As reported here earlier, Amazon has pulled prices for Windows XP from its site; it has subsequently stopped taking pre-orders for XP - allegedly until Microsoft has set the prices for the product. Well, ahem. Are we expected to believe that Amazon had some kind of corporate brainstorm and just made up prices for XP?
John Lettice, 11 Jul 2001
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Netscape ruling a boost for online privacy

The case against online snooping by AOL through its SmartDownload software has had a further boost thanks to the decision by a federal judge that people are not bound by the company's online contract as they did not actively agree to it.
Kieren McCarthy, 11 Jul 2001
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Adobe on Apple: It's a family thing

Adobe has refuted suggestions that it's cool about the current state of Mac OS X, telling us today that Illustrator and InDesign will be the first to appear on Mac OS X.
Andrew Orlowski, 11 Jul 2001
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Intel goes back to the future for memory

Intel is placing its bets on a technology it invented in 1970 for next generation memory.
Andrew Orlowski, 11 Jul 2001
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MS surrenders! IE not integrated with WinXP after all

Microsoft hooked the rotting corpse of Netscape to a drip feed today by almost - shock, horror - agreeing with a court that said it had done Bad Things. The company statement simply repeats what the appeals court said rather than saying the appeals court was right, but a whole bunch of stuff it had previously insisted was non-negotiable and technically impossible is now going to roll with XP.
John Lettice, 11 Jul 2001