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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.
Tim Richardson, 17 Sep 2001

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.
Tony Smith, 17 Sep 2001

Business broadband subsidised in Midlands

Cash from a public/private sector initiative is being used to subsidise broadband access for companies in the Midlands.
Tim Richardson, 17 Sep 2001

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.
John Leyden, 17 Sep 2001

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.
Drew Cullen, 17 Sep 2001

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.
Robert Blincoe, 17 Sep 2001

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.
Tony Smith, 17 Sep 2001

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.
Tony Smith, 17 Sep 2001

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.
Tim Richardson, 17 Sep 2001

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.
John Leyden, 17 Sep 2001

VIA offers $1m aid to US

VIA Technologies has offered to donate $1 million to the US to help with relief work.
Robert Blincoe, 17 Sep 2001

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.
Drew Cullen, 17 Sep 2001

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.
Tony Smith, 17 Sep 2001

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.
Tony Smith, 17 Sep 2001

Wacom Graphire2

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.
PC Advisor, 17 Sep 2001

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.
Tim Richardson, 17 Sep 2001

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.
John Leyden, 17 Sep 2001

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.
Thomas C Greene, 17 Sep 2001

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.
Eurogamer.net, 17 Sep 2001

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.
Eurogamer.net, 17 Sep 2001

Intel makes patriotic investment in Rambus

Americans were urged to make "patriotic" investments over the weekend to prevent the stock market tanking, and good citizen Craig Barrett has taken up the call.
Andrew Orlowski, 17 Sep 2001

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