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Excite@Home raises $35m in greetings goodbye
Troubled dotcom Excite@Home has flogged its online greetings card business bluemountain.com to the American Greetings Corporation for $35 million in cash.
Motorola completes 1.6GHz PowerPC G5
ExclusiveMotorola taped out the PowerPC 8500 - aka the G5 - last week and is set to go into volume production real soon now at speeds of up to 1.6GHz - a higher clock speed than AMD's latest-generation, 'Palomino' Athlon is expected to ship at - The Register has learned.
Business broadband subsidised in Midlands
Cash from a public/private sector initiative is being used to subsidise broadband access for companies in the Midlands.
World Trade Centre to be removed from MS Flight Simulator
Images depicting the World Trade Centre are to be been removed from the next version of Microsoft's Flight Simulator game.
Bomb the ISPs – Daily Telegraph
The Daily Telegraph is calling for the bombing of "uncompliant" ISPs "on foreign territory", in response to the atrocity in America.
XP memory musing
Last week we reported what Microsoft was telling system builders and resellers about the memory needs of XP - 128MB is fine for most users, but you can survive on 64MB.
AMD's 1.4GHz Athlon MP drips into channel
UpdatedAMD's upcoming 1.4GHz Athlon MP has surfaced on the Web ahead of the part's official launch.
Intel renews Rambus patent licence
Intel has just renewed its patent cross-licensing agreement with Rambus - in plenty of time to prevent there being any impediment to the shipment of the DDR SDRAM version of its i845 chipset, aka Brookdale.
AOL's Connie gets face-lift
Connie - the annoying public face of AOL UK that has graced the company's ads since 1998 - has had a makeover.
FBI condemns vigilante hacking
The FBI has issued a condemnation of "vigilante" hacker activity after the formation of a group dedicated to waging electronic warfare against countries they believe support terrorism.
VIA offers $1m aid to US
VIA Technologies has offered to donate $1 million to the US to help with relief work.
US system builder groups merge
The North American System Builders Association has merged with rival lobby group IntegratorsOnly.com. The enlarged group has 6,500 members.
Ex-Intel man pleads guilty to pinching chip secrets
Erstwhile Intel Itanium engineer Say Lye Ow last week pleaded guilty to nicking the chip giant's trade secrets.
Apple cancels Paris Expo
Apple CEO Steve Jobs is not giving the keynote at next week's Apple Expo Paris because there isn't going to be an Apple Expo Paris.
ReviewHome PC users increasingly have access to graphics software previously only available to professional designers. Now the high-end accessories used by computer artists and CAD (computer-aided design) users are also becoming affordable options for consumers.
Global DSL kit market worth $10bn in 2007
The global market for DSL equipment is predicted to be worth $10.4 billion by 2007, according to analysts from Frost & Sullivan.
DDos attack knocks out Alldas.de – for good?
Alldas.de, the well known defacement archive, is once again looking for a home after a deal to move from its ISP fell through in the wake of a debilitating hack attack.
Did US air emergency procedure aid suicide hijackers?
ExclusiveDuring last Tuesday's suicide attacks in New York and Washington, the US Department of Defense (DoD), the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD), and US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) would have declared an emergency situation which, depending on its severity, would have invoked one of two little-known regulations governing air emergencies in North America.
Games biz reacts to terrorist attacks
The gaming industry has, like the rest of the world, been coming to terms with the recent terrorist attacks in America and has decided to delay, cancel, redesign or withdraw some games which may be considered to be in poor taste as a result. This mirrors events elsewhere in the entertainment industry, with several movies and TV series now postponed, cancelled or rewritten, and digital effects being used to remove the World Trade Center from sequences already shot in New York.
Gaming industry apparently escapes New York carnage
Yesterday's terrorist attack on New York has shaken America, causing thousands of casualties and shocking the world. At this time our thoughts are with those who have lost friends and relatives in the disaster, and our best wishes go to all of our American readers at this difficult time.