9th > August > 2001 Archive

Gateway pulls out of UK and Ireland

Gateway, the US PC maker, is shutting down UK and Irish operations, with the loss of 1,200 jobs.
Drew Cullen, 09 Aug 2001

Shooting Rampage disrupts Reg ops

Vulture Central is closed this morning, while police investigate a shoooting. Maddox Street, in London's West End, where our offices are based, is taped off while police await the forensics team.
Drew Cullen, 09 Aug 2001

Compaq accuses brokers of $20m rebate fraud

Compaq is sueing three dealer principals for the recovery of $20m in rebates allegedly defrauded from the company.
Drew Cullen, 09 Aug 2001

NTL and Telewest get close, real close

NTL and Telewest are preparing to snuggle-up closer together ahead of long-term plans to a create a monster cable operator, the FT reported today.
Tim Richardson, 09 Aug 2001

Germans out-sauce Brits in porn hunt

One in four UK home Net users visited porn sites in June, according to the latest stats from Internet monitoring company, NetValue.
Tim Richardson, 09 Aug 2001

Sun to resell Hitachi storage

As rumoured, Sun has struck a deal to resell Hitachi Data Systems storage kit. HDS already provides hardware for Hewlett Packard, but Sun is more reliant on its Japanese storage partner than HP, as the deal covers software too.
Andrew Orlowski, 09 Aug 2001

Viking for sale

Life in the DRAM business is getting tougher, and the latest to feel the squeeze is Viking Components.
Drew Cullen, 09 Aug 2001

Corel buys SoftQuad, acquires XML brains trust

Corel is looking more perky than peaky these days, and after a long illness has regained its appetite for gobbling up small software companies.
Andrew Orlowski, 09 Aug 2001

Dixons boss blasts ‘absurd’ EU and UK laws

Dixons' boss Sir Stanley Kalms has vented his anger at the government and EU legislation in his company's annual report.
Robert Blincoe, 09 Aug 2001

Ex-BT man to head Level 3 in Europe

Brady Rafuse has been named president of Level 3 Communications in Europe, the company confirmed today.
Tim Richardson, 09 Aug 2001

Natwest loan cut floors EMH

European Micro Holdings, the broker of top brand computer hardware, borrows money from Natwest to buy its stock.
Drew Cullen, 09 Aug 2001

Robots learn greed is good

Wall Street traders have been forced to eat humble pie after computers wiped the floor with them in an experiment.
John Leyden, 09 Aug 2001

Police smash world's biggest child porn site

US cops have arrested more than 100 people for subscribing to a child porn Internet site, and expect more arrests to follow.
Kieren McCarthy, 09 Aug 2001

ATI R200, R300 roadmap spied

ATI's roadmap has leaked out of the company and onto the Web, bringing details of the upcoming R200 chip, likely to ship as the Radeon 2, and its successor, the R300.
Tony Smith, 09 Aug 2001

How XP WPA will squeeze more money out of businesses

Microsoft has published a "technical" bulletin on Windows Product Activation technology, but it's essentially a piece of PR fluff that doesn't tell us anything new, and that's light years away from the detailed expose Fully Licensed published a while back. Microsoft's effort was promised after that, and turns out to be just an apologia for WPA.
John Lettice, 09 Aug 2001

Welsh politician resigns over newsgroup rantings

A senior politician in Welsh nationalist party Plaid Cymru, Gwilym ad Ioan, has been forced to resign following racist remarks posted on two Welsh newsgroups.
Kieren McCarthy, 09 Aug 2001

The Code Red hype Hall of Shame

Lemme tell ya 'bout The snakes, the fakes, The lies, the highs....    --Tribe
Thomas C Greene, 09 Aug 2001

API winds down Alpha ops

API Networks, the Alpha processor design firm, pink-slipped 30 per cent of its staff yesterday.
Drew Cullen, 09 Aug 2001

Journalists to be replaced by robots

A new fancy robot, called Author, is to take the place of human journalists within several years. At least according to some boffins from North Carolina.
Kieren McCarthy, 09 Aug 2001

Stelios ads slam AOL

easyEverything is turning up the heat on AOL UK, urging people to "tear up their AOL accounts" and opt for unlimited use of its Internet cafe chain instead.
Tim Richardson, 09 Aug 2001

Moody's Blues knacker Marconi shares

Marconi is back to its lowest ever share price, currently sitting on 86.75p (down 2 per cent today), courtesy a second downgrade on credit status this week from Moody's Investors Service.
Kieren McCarthy, 09 Aug 2001

Code Red worms into Hotmail servers

Microsoft has admitted that some of its Hotmail servers have been infected with the Code Red worm.
John Leyden, 09 Aug 2001

Rogue WLANS – the next security battlefield?

Indadequate security measures will leave 30 per cent of enterprise exposed to security risks from wireless LANS by the end of next year.
John Leyden, 09 Aug 2001

How Microsoft's file system caper could wrongfoot the DoJ

A wag last year suggested to us that since Oracle was the only competition Microsoft had left, its next step would be to bundle SQL Server with the operating system.
Andrew Orlowski, 09 Aug 2001

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