26th > September > 2001 Archive
Micron Technology, the American DRAM maker, has produced a whopping net loss of $576m for its Q4, with plunging memory prices largely to blame for the deficit.
Black Box Corporation, the US networking reseller, is working its way up to full UK coverage through a interesting - or unique we should say in these straitened times - of infill acquisition.
Sage is bulking up its US portfolio of software for SMEs with the acquisition of Micro Information Products.
Struggling Excite@Home is to axe 500 jobs in its ongoing battle to cut costs and keep its business afloat.
We've heard of price gouging by retailers of American flags, 'Infinite Justice' mouse pads, and Bin Laden bin liners; but face recognition outfit Visionics takes the prize for bottom-feeding on America's bereavement, fear and anger.
CMGI - the Internet parent whose siblings include AltaVista - lost more than $1 billion last quarter as the company reported increased losses and falling revenues despite continued restructuring at the company.
Four US consumer organisations are poised to damn Windows XP later today, and to offer their thoughts on the measures the courts should take to protect the public from the Beast. At a Washington press conference the Consumer Federation of America, the Consumers Union, the Media Access Project and US Public Interest Research Group intend to explain why Windows XP "advances the company's illegal anti-competitive practices and harms the nation's consumers."
The advertising watchdog has ticked off BTopenworld for describing its unmetered dial-up service, BT Anytime, as "reliable", after users protested that they couldn't use the service.
Sun Microsystems won't be releasing any industry-standard TPC benchmarks for its new Sun Fire 15000 Server.
Government and business should team up to improve Internet security, ecommerce minister Douglas Alexander said today.
Oftel has tightened price controls on UK mobile operators today in its long-awaited report into the market.
As expected, Apple has rolled out the long-anticipated speed update to OS X, 10.1. Both Server and Client editions get their update.
Easynet claims there is "clear demand" for broadband services among business users and expects demand to increase in spite of overall market conditions.
The clamour for wider surveillance measures has been deafening in the wake of September 11.
When we revealed the delightful bulletin yesterday that Microsoft has sent its salesforce, defending its Internet Information Server (IIS), we rather deviously kept one section under wraps.
Sun has been hinting for weeks that it's rustling up support for an alternative to Microsoft's version of single-sign-on for web transactions, and it went public today.
Intel has slapped suits against VIA and sundry allies in Germany, the UK and Hong Kong.