Novell sues Microsoft over Netware death ad
Novell filed a lawsuit against Microsoft yesterday in its home town of Salt Lake City for making "false and misleading statements about Novell and its products in violation of state and federal laws".
Imation sues Quantum for Antitrust
UpdatedImation (a large maker of storage media) has slapped a lawsuit against Quantum (large maker of storage devices) for violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act.
WorldCom zaps 1,000 Euro jobs
WorldCom has confirmed it is to shed 1,000 jobs in Europe - many of them in the UK.
Carly Fiorina most powerful woman in business
Carly Fiorina, chairman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard has retained her crown as the most powerful woman in business, according to Fortune magazine in its new top 50. Carly has topped the list every year since it was first launched in 1998.
W3C defends RAND license
The W3C has extended the public review period for its RAND proposal - which would permit royalty-bearing proprietary technologies to become web standards for the first time in the W3C's history.
Xmas sales kick in for Electronics Boutique
Electronics Boutique has reduced first half losses on the back opening new stores in Europe.
Semiconductor sales down 42% in August
Worldwide semiconductor sales in August were just $10.49 billion, down $7.59 billion or 42 per cent from the $18.08 billion recorded a year ago, according to the latest figures from the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
Expiring OSes? Check the Windows ‘best before’ dates
Microsoft claiming Novell products have an expiration date will have prompted gales of laughter in IT departments throughout the world. Redmond itself is home of the expiration date, habitually unleashes a 'new' operating system on us every year, and deploys a battery of weapons - retirement of MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) qualifications, price juggling, withholding of handy widgets, menacing new licensing regimes - in order to achieve de facto expiration of the old ones.
Viral plague benefits Sophos
Anti-virus specialist Sophos has posted annual results that show profits are up 65 per cent. It's also announced plans to expand its operations, creating 160 jobs.
Time claims 1GB RAM PC breakthrough
Time Computers is marketing its latest desktop PC with the slogan "I am the Greatest", and to justify the claim it's packed it with 1GB RAM..
Top Cisco execs forego bonuses
Top Cisco executives have forgone bonuses this year as falling demand, particularly from key telco customers, continues to affect the performance of the networking giant.
Robbers hit Microtronica for £500K
Thieves have raided PC component distributor Microtronica UK and made off with £500,000 worth of kit. Trays of Pentium 4 2GHz chips made up most of the haul.
Iomart call centre ‘tampered with’
Police have been called in to investigate the alleged tampering of phone lines at Iomart's call centre in Stornoway.
Thousands of idiots still infected by SirCam
The Nimda worm might be the worst virus at the desktop level but SirCam continues to be the most widely circulated email-borne virus.
Amstrad CEO resigns over Sir Sugar's emailer obsession
The CEO of Amstrad, Bob Watkins, has resigned after 25 years with the company, less than a week after it had unveiled yet another poor set of results. The reason is believed to be chief exec Sir Alan Sugar's obsession with the emailer device - a phone that lets you send emails.
Sun unveils kinder, gentler StarOffice
Office software masochists, rejoice! Hot on the heels of Office XP, Sun has made a beta of StarOffice 6.0 available for download. It's the first major update in the suite for eighteen months, and in the intervening period there's been a drastic change of license: the code's slipped away from the lease of Sun's Community License, into the OpenOffice project, although Sun sponsors OpenOffice and retains the rights to package the code as StarOffice.
Intel releases 1.2GHz Celeron
Just one day after AMD's launch of its 1.1GHz Duron processor, Intel has released a new Celeron chip, running at an increased clock speed of 1.2GHz.
Afilias' .info launch hurt by backstage shenanigans
The arrival of the first Web sites using new top-level domains has been greeted with joy by Internet enthusiasts this week. However, the success of finally enlarging the Net despite years of arguments has been undermined by the bad-tempered behaviour of the board of the company behind the .info TLD, Afilias.
Web standards schism ‘terrible’ – W3C patent policy boss
A web standards schism would be "a terrible thing", says the man at the centre of the firestorm over the blessing of royalty-bearing patents by the World Wide Web Consortium. Danny Weitzner is the head of the W3C's Patent Policy Working Group, and we caught up with him earlier today.
Carnivore substitute keeps Feds honest
The Forensics Explorers division of CTX has lately come to market with a Carnivore-like suite called NetWitness which, the company says, can enable ISPs to surrender to the Feds only those specific bits of information about a suspect which a court has authorized for collection.