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Agfa axes low-end scanners

Agfa has decided to ditch production of low-end scanners due to the current market downturn.
Linda Harrison, 20 Jul 2001
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Intel Mobile Tualatins to launch 30 July

Monday, 30 July marks the official launch of Intel's 0.13 micron Tualatin Mobile Pentium III processors, according to the latest pricing information to leak out of the chip giant and as we've mentioned before.
Tony Smith, 20 Jul 2001
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Gateway gets hammered in Europe

PC maker Gateway has recorded Q2 sales of $1.5 billion, down from $2.2 billion a year earlier.
Robert Blincoe, 20 Jul 2001
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Virus plague fails to stem losses at Network Associates

Security software firm Network Associates has recorded a second quarter loss of $37 million as its sales slid by 16 per cent.
John Leyden, 20 Jul 2001
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Intel's Mobile Roadmap

With the news that Intel will be officially unveiling its 0.13 micron Mobile Pentium III-M (aka Tualatin) on 30 July - just over a week away - followed by price cuts to the Mobile line on 16 September, it's time to revisit the chip giant's mobile roadmap.
Tony Smith, 20 Jul 2001
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Sun takes a Haircut as earnings slump

Sun Microsystems income crashed in the last three months for the second successive quarter, putting it in the red for the period, the company reported yesterday. Although such has been its phenomenal growth in recent years the $3.09 billion Sun earned puts it back to where it was in early 2000.
Andrew Orlowski, 20 Jul 2001
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Microsoft shares drop as Q1 estimates lowered

Microsoft's shares have dropped five per cent on the news that its next quarter results will be lower than expected. Analyst figures suggested $7 billion in revenue but Microsoft has put it at around $6 billion to $6.2 billion. However, it expects increased growth for the whole year.
Kieren McCarthy, 20 Jul 2001

NEC brings 1394 to PDAs

NEC is bringing IEEE1394 - aka FireWire, aka iLink - to PDAs with a low power controller chip.
Tony Smith, 20 Jul 2001

Ericsson suffers as customers delay network investment

Ericsson has reported a Q2 loss - but that's what the market expected.
Robert Blincoe, 20 Jul 2001

Vodafone delaying 3G to 2003

Vodafone is slowing its construction of new mobile masts for GPRS and latterly 3G networks because it doesn't expect enough handsets to be ready in time. The old mobile truism about having nothing until you have a handset comes alive again.
Kieren McCarthy, 20 Jul 2001
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eBay whips Wall Street forecasts

eBay whipped Wall Street expectations last night when it announced profit more than tripled in the second quarter.
Linda Harrison, 20 Jul 2001
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.NET frenzy reaches Mac OS X

Hang on, this wasn't supposed to happen. Apple's Unix-based OS X could wind up being the most .NET-friendly environment outside Redmond.
Andrew Orlowski, 20 Jul 2001
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Transmeta Q2 sales slip as forecast

Transmeta said its Q2 revenue would be down 40-45 per cent on the previous quarter's figure, and sho' nuff it was.
Tony Smith, 20 Jul 2001

Nortel posts losses of $19.6bn

Nortel Networks has recorded second quarter losses of $19.4 billion, one of the largest corporate losses in history, as the telecoms equipment market continues to remain in the doldrums.
John Leyden, 20 Jul 2001
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HP takes axe to contractor salaries

Hewlett Packard has asked its contract staff in the UK to take a pay cut to help it through the current sales downturn.
Linda Harrison, 20 Jul 2001
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Palm preps PalmOS 4.0 upgrade

Palm will release PalmOS 4.0 as a standalone update in November, according to sources cited by Web site Palm Infocenter.
Tony Smith, 20 Jul 2001
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World PC shipments drop for first time in 15 years

Worldwide PC shipments dropped 1.9 per cent during last quarter - the first shipment decline for the market in 15 years.
Linda Harrison, 20 Jul 2001
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The Reg e-commerce site is go!

Well, you wanted it and now you've got it. Yes, it's true - after months of sweated labour and tense negotiation, The Reg's e-commerce site is finally live.
Lester Haines, 20 Jul 2001
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Nokia drops smartphone clues

Nokia will ship a new smartphone in the final quarter of the calendar year, and it's dropped heavy hints that splashy multimedia phones like the 9210 will form the basis of its recovery into 2002.
Andrew Orlowski, 20 Jul 2001
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NEVER USE CAPS IN A HOTMAIL EMAIL

Day two of the new Hotmail and we've found some more interesting elements.
Kieren McCarthy, 20 Jul 2001
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Taliban ban computer discs

There is bad news today for any bald, guitar-playing Afghani who likes a hand of Bridge. Human hair wigs, musical instruments and playing cards are among the 30 items which the country's Taliban fundamentalist regime has added to its list of proscribed items.
Lester Haines, 20 Jul 2001
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CA's Unicenter omits long-promised features

Media interest on Computer Associates at its annual user conference focused to such an extent on its managements' attempts to fend off a hostile bid from Texan billionaire Sam Wyly, that little attention was paid to the dropping of long-promised features in an upgrade of its flagship product.
John Leyden, 20 Jul 2001
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The 'farmer's blow' laid bare

In last week's Vulture Central Mailbag, we asked readers if they had any further information on the 'farmer's blow', that is, the process of sealing one nostril with a finger while ejecting snot from the other.
Lester Haines, 20 Jul 2001
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New Hotmail debate hots up

Hotmail upgrade will make your life better New-look Hotmail: the verdict NEVER USE CAPS IN A HOTMAIL EMAIL
Lester Haines, 20 Jul 2001
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Afghani women fight back

Afghanistan 'bans' the Internet
Lester Haines, 20 Jul 2001
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More hot summer WinXP action

WinXP product activation cracked: totally, horribly, fatally Steve Gibson really is off his rocker
Lester Haines, 20 Jul 2001
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SurfControl refutes Reg allegation

SurfControl sales rocket by 200%
Lester Haines, 20 Jul 2001
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Cybertrousers – the cracks are showing

Revealed: What's in men's pants
Lester Haines, 20 Jul 2001

British army to finally replace obsolete radio system

The UK Government has awarded a $4bn contract for the supply of a battlefield radio system to Computing Devices Canada (CDC) in a deal that may finally bring to an end a long-running procurement fiasco.
John Leyden, 20 Jul 2001
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Manhunt: London cabbie sought for free T-shirt

Top dog and publisher of The Reg, Linus "Fish Fingers" Birtles was delighted to find the London cabbie that gave him a lift to work this morning was a Reg fan.
Kieren McCarthy, 20 Jul 2001
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FOTW MEP Cashman cops an earful

MEP Cashman tries to support pro-spam stance
Lester Haines, 20 Jul 2001
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Intel Banias SoC part to ensure PIII lives on

Intel's Pentium III may be all but dead on the desktop, but it apparently has along life ahead of it in the mobile market. The chip giant is preparing a Mobile Pentium 4 for release in February 2002 which may eventually push the Mobile Pentium III out of the mainstream.
Tony Smith, 20 Jul 2001
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Pig Brother sticks its snout into the Net

An animal-friendly version of Big Brother is to be launched on the Internet in September.
Linda Harrison, 20 Jul 2001
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Readers' Letters Reg hack gets completely Rogered

Oracle didn't help Cisco see the precipice Oracle aided Marconi collapse
Lester Haines, 20 Jul 2001
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E-minister flogs dead wireless licence horse

New e-minister Alexander Douglas (or is that the other way around?) has pulled out the wireless whip and started flogging the dead auction horse. His predecessor's three efforts to get the nag moving failed miserably, but he obviously reckons he's got the knack.
Kieren McCarthy, 20 Jul 2001
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Websense treads fine line with Reg copy

Censorware company Websense is taking copyrighted articles and posting them in its own template on its site. Some of our copy, as well as articles from the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Wires and Salon have found their way onto its news section.
Kieren McCarthy, 20 Jul 2001
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China shuts down 2,000 cybercafes

Chinese officials have shut down almost 2,000 cybercafes over Net addiction fears.
Linda Harrison, 20 Jul 2001
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MandrakeSoft goes public

Undeterred by dismal prospects for public tech stocks, Linux distributor MandrakeSoft is to go public on the unregulated French Marche Libre exchange.
Andrew Orlowski, 20 Jul 2001
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Compaq's 1GHz Athlon 4 notebook hits the shops

Compaq's 1GHz AMD Athlon 4 Presario laptops have hit the high street.
Robert Blincoe, 20 Jul 2001
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Code Red bug hits Microsoft security update site

Microsoft's own Windows Update site has fallen victim to the Code Red worm.
John Leyden, 20 Jul 2001
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Internet survives Code Red

The 'Code Red' worm, which targeted Whitehouse.gov, and which exploits the .ida buffer overflow vulnerability in the IIS Indexing Service ISAPI filter, predictably failed to deliver the network-crushing blow which several hysterics in the mainstream press and the US National Infrastructure Protection Center had warned us about.
Thomas C Greene, 20 Jul 2001