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Apple sees Mac sales grow despite market downturn

Apple posted a small profit last night and, more importantly, saw its unit sales increase year on year.
Tony Smith, 18 Jul 2001
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Intel profits plunge 76 per cent

Intel's earnings plummeted last quarter, its second, falling 76 per cent on last year's Q2 to $854 million (12 cents a share). That figure is 22 per cent down on Q1.
Tony Smith, 18 Jul 2001
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Intel: desktop Pentium III to die before year-end

Intel confirmed last night plans to rapidly replace the Pentium III chip family with the Pentium 4 on the desktop, as we suggested it might last week.
Tony Smith, 18 Jul 2001
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Are you worried that your brain is frying?

Northwestern Bell Phones reckon they have come up with a next generation mobile phone headset which will stop your head frying. It is modelled on a doctor's stethoscope.
Linda Harrison, 18 Jul 2001
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FBI ‘loses’ hundreds of laptops and guns

An audit on the FBI has revealed it is missing hundreds of laptop computers, many of which are believed to have been stolen from under the nose of the agency.
John Leyden, 18 Jul 2001
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BT cleared of rigging Italian 3G auction

BT has been cleared of fixing the Italian auction for 3G licences and now hopes to sell off its 21 per cent stake in Italian mobile company Blu - worth £250 million.
Kieren McCarthy, 18 Jul 2001
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More evidence that the chips are down

The chip industry today got yet another warning not to expect the market to pick up until next year.
Linda Harrison, 18 Jul 2001
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Hynix shuts US plant to limit DRAM output

Hynix, the world's third-largest memory maker, will indeed cut back on DRAM production, it admitted yesterday, and will shut down a fab in Oregon for six months to help it weather the poor business conditions in the memory market.
Tony Smith, 18 Jul 2001
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AOL-Time Warner losses shrink

AOL-Time Warner has seen its losses shrink from $924 million a year ago to $734 million this quarter, boosted by an increase in AOL Internet subscriptions.
Kieren McCarthy, 18 Jul 2001

Compaq to sack two notebook makers?

Compaq may be about to fire two of its four Taiwanese notebook manufacturers, according to sources cited by DigiTimes, part of the PC cloner's plan to cut costs.
Tony Smith, 18 Jul 2001

3G bankruptcy fears are ‘ludicrous’

3G pessimism may have reached its slough of despair, argue three Spectrum Strategy analysts in an analysis published this week.
Andrew Orlowski, 18 Jul 2001
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Hotmail upgrade will make your life better

Updated If Microsoft is to be believed an upgrade in Hotmail, due to take place today, will make us and the world a better and happier place. Well, it may do if you're a Microsoft shareholder.
Kieren McCarthy, 18 Jul 2001
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Microsoft blesses Java for phones while it hides Java for Windows

While Microsoft has confirmed that latest builds of Windows XP won't support Java, Redmond seems to be keeping quiet about its endorsement of Sun's platform on other devices.
Andrew Orlowski, 18 Jul 2001
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Joker demands $1 million over hoax virus alert

Online comedian Ray Owens has jokingly demanded $1 million compensation from Symantec for publishing one his gags without copyright.
John Leyden, 18 Jul 2001
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Apple won't ship Mac OS X 10.1 until September

Updated Apple CEO Steve Jobs has just confirmed the next major upgrade to Mac OS X, 10.1, will not ship until September, as expected.
Tony Smith, 18 Jul 2001
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Apple unveils faster iMacs, Power Mac G4s

Updated Apple CEO Steve Jobs didn't unveil a completely new iMac, as some observers had expected, but he did announce a speed bump to the existing family.
Tony Smith, 18 Jul 2001
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Travel sites slammed over hidden charges

Travel sites were today slammed for hitting surfers with hidden charges in advertised fares.
Linda Harrison, 18 Jul 2001
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Marconi agm kicks off; Simpson holds firm

As expected, the Marconi annual general meeting has been a lively event with a number of furious shareholders calling for the resignation of Lord Simpson (we couldn't possibly comment).
Kieren McCarthy, 18 Jul 2001
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Matsushita pleads with staff to buy their own products

Staff at Matsushita in Japan are being asked to buy the company's products to boost its sales. It's a peculiar Japanese thing, but staff have been encouraged to spend around 10 per cent of their summer bonuses on goods produced by the company - which owns, among other brands, Panasonic.
Kieren McCarthy, 18 Jul 2001
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Oracle didn't help Cisco see the precipice

Marconi isn't the only networking firm whose disastrous failure to spot the downturn in telecoms market might be linked to the shortcoming in its implementation of Oracle's E-Business Suite.
John Leyden, 18 Jul 2001
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MEP Cashman tries to support pro-spam stance

The British MEP responsible for scrapping an opt-in approach to unsolicited commercial email in the EU has attempted to explain his reasoning in a stock response email.
Kieren McCarthy, 18 Jul 2001
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Attrition performs defacement mirror autopsy

We owe the wittiest and most enjoyable presentation at Blackhat to attrition.org members Jericho and McIntyre, who offered a retrospective on the benefits, aggravations and pitfalls of maintaining a defacement mirror, now that they've ceased updating theirs.
Thomas C Greene, 18 Jul 2001