AMD Q2 sales fall 16%
AMD warned us all to expect bad news this week, and last night it followed its warning with an announcement that Q2 sales were down 17 per cent on the previous quarter and 16 per cent down on the same period last year.
Quark joins the Mac OS X waiting game
Quark has became the latest Mac kingmaker to opt for the comfort of the balance sheet over the pain of Steve Jobs' whiplash.
New Mexico pulls out of Microsoft anti-trust suit
The state of New Mexico has surprised many by pulling out of the antitrust suit against Microsoft, saying that it is happy with the company's recently announced concessions for XP.
Juniper makes Q2 loss, but says Q3 and Q4 revenues won't slide
Juniper Networks has made a Q2 loss but seems to think is dodging the worst of general networking slump.
Rambus revenues, earnings plummet
Rambus yesterday reported a 25 per cent quarter-on-quarter drop in Q3 revenues as the decline in the memory market led to a big cut in the memory company's royalty income.
Taiwan chip sales fall in June
Taiwan's chipmakers failed to see the anticipated rise in sales last month.
FOTW Friday 13th Pt. 437
Well, Thomas C. Greene really landed himself in the flame pit with his recent article Steve Gibson really is off his rocker. There's nothing like telling it straight, a principal to which Al Franco II also adheres:
Carphone Warehouse founder retires at 37; lives the easy life
One of the founders of Carphone Warehouse, Guy Johnson, has decided to leave the company and "retire" at 37, spending more time with his young family. He can of course because on top of the £10 million he made from the company's float last year, he also has 11 per cent of the mobile retailer's shares - currently worth £123 million.
Future ditches 140 UK jobs
Bath-based Internet and computer magazine publisher - the Future Network plc - has axed 140 jobs from its UK operation in a bloody Friday-the-thirteenth cull.
Canon PowerShot A20
ReviewCanon's PowerShot A20 caters for novices on a tight budget. To keep costs down it's been stripped of features and, in the highly competitive low-end market, it struggles to make an impact. It's good to see high 2Mp (megapixel) quality in the sub-£300 price range, but the market has shifted so quickly that now it's not enough to sell a digital camera based on the megapixel rating alone.
AOL-Time Warner back in takeover talks with IPC
AOL-Time Warner is back in takeover talks with UK magazine publisher IPC. The new media giant is looking to snap up some old media in a European acquisition spree and the price looks to be between £1 billion and £1.25 billion.
Gartner sees civil lawsuit brewing over WinXP
A civil lawsuit is likely to be filed against Microsoft over some of the features being built into Windows XP, says Gartner Group. In a research note published this week analysts Michael Silver and Thomas Bittman say that Microsoft's loosening of OEM licensing arrangements regarding IE is just "one more step" in the legal process, and that the government legal case is "far from over."
Guninski finds new ActiveX security hole in OXP
Bug hunter extraordinary Georgi Guninski has posted a tetchy warning of a new security hole in Office XP. As Georgi says, "MS Office XP - the more money I give to Microsoft, the more vulnerable my Windows computers are."
Easy-off.com escapes violation
Our previous correspondence on good old Stelios Haji-Ioannou and the 'easy' domain name malarkey provoked further email traffic.
Napster down until futher notice
Napster has to block every single copyright song it does not have permission to be allowed to be shared over its network, the music sharing company was ordered this week.
Wtf is a 'farmer's blow'?
We're used to strange correspondence down here at the Vulture Central Mailbag, but Tim Rushing has set a new standard:
Reader gets feisty in a WinXP/IE Babylon stylee
MS surrenders! IE not integrated with WinXP after all
MS chases Windows licence fee from kids charity
Reports are coming in from our cousins in Australia that Microsoft has extended its software licence crusade to include kids' charities.
Readers' Letters CD website attempts to bribe Reg
Right, everyone knows that we at the Reg will do anything for money. Well almost anything. What we won't do is respond to the following kind of solicitation. Names have been removed to protect the guity from any kind of free publicity whatsoever:
Ofcom gets Govt Go-ahead
The Government has given the green light to create a new all-encompassing single regulator for the media and telecoms industries.
Napster bends over and takes it from Metallica
Napster has settled its few remaining differences with Metallica, the rock band that sued the music sharing company last year and first forced it to block the sharing of copyright material - by booting off anyone who offered Metallica songs.
MS security chief talks raw sockets with the Reg
Blackhat:In the course of covering the Blackhat and Defcon conferences here in sunny Vegas, I had occasion to sit down with MS Security Program Manager Scott Culp, who, I'd heard, has become a fan of our Steve Gibson raw sockets coverage. It's not every day that The Reg and Microsoft can discuss a topic on which we agree in large part, so no doubt you'll enjoy the following as a light refreshment: