25th > September > 2001 Archive
Bush admin to make hacking a terrorist offence
US Attorney General John Ashcroft went to Capitol Hill Monday afternoon to sell the Bush Administration's new slew of anti-terror laws to the House Judiciary Committee.
Compel suffers brutal IT downturn
Compel, blames a "brutal" downturn in the IT industry for turning in a loss of £13.4m for the year to June 30.
Intel unleashes 2Ghz Xeon
The 2Ghz Foster Xeon is alive. A version of the processor aimed squarely at dual processor workstations, gets rolled out today. It uses the 860 chipset and RDRAM memory, uses the Pentium 4's 400Mhz FSB and will be priced at $615.
Lower estimates for AMD and Intel after US tragedy
Disappointing PC sales at the start of the school year and side effects of terrorist attacks against the US have prompted financial analysts to peg back forecasts for both AMD and Intel.
Vizzavi rubbishes reports of ‘widespread’ job cuts
Vizzavi has moved to quash reports that it is on the verge of announcing "widespread" job losses in its multi-platform Internet portal business.
Guildsoft has new owner
Guildsoft, the only distie from Devon that we've ever heard of, has changed hands.
Top Web design firm Deepend goes under
Multiple award-winning UK Web design firm Deepend has gone into liquidation with the loss of all its 90 staff.
Consumers more confident, savvy about ecommerce
Consumer confidence in ecommerce and the Internet is growing despite the effects of the weakening economy, according to a joint survey by Yahoo! and ACNielsen.
Virus exploits fears over war on terror
A destructive virus, which tries to exploit anxiety generated by approaching military action, has been released on the Internet.
Online ad sales slide
There's depressing news about the state of the online advertising market in the US following the publication of key data that shows that ad revenue fell by 7.8 per cent in the first half of the year.
MS vows rewritten IIS, more patches
ExclusiveMicrosoft has been stung into action by Gartner security analyst John Pescatore's conclusion that businesses should ditch IIS - the Beast's own web server - for safer alternatives.
Dabsxchange bans secondhand MS software
Online auction site Dabsxchange is to stop people offering second-hand Microsoft software for sale on the site, because it believes the vast majority of it is likely to be pirated.
Real and Napster catch portalitis
What a dismal future looms ahead for music lovers, if online subscription services turn out anything like promised.
E-minister calls for lower broadband prices
The elusive E-Commerce Minister Douglas Alexander today called on the telecoms and Internet industry to cut prices and help stimulate demand for broadband.
OFT to review MS licensing terms
The Office of Fair Trading is to review corporate IT customer claims that Microsoft's new software licensing terms are anti-competitive.
Broadcom preps networking crypto acceleration
Broadcom is to embed cryptographic acceleration technology from nCypher into its networking chips.
AMD shuts fabs, fires 2,300
Yesterday, New York investment bank Thomas Wiesel Partners noted that AMD was, in terms of sales performance, riding the PC recession rather better than Intel its bigger and richer rival(this is relative - Intel still sells three times as many CPUs and at higher average prices).
McNealy salutes Phil Rosenzweig
Scott McNealy was overcome with emotion at the launch of his firm's StarCat monster server in New York today, as he saluted the Sun employee killed on Flight 11.
Gelsinger anointed Intel CTO
Intel, one of the world's great technology companies, made do without a CTO for 33 years. How did it manage?