12th October 2001 Archive

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Network Associates puts PGP up for sale

Network Associates plans to sell off its PGP desktop encryption and Gauntlet firewall product lines. It's a surprise move that reflects weakness in the encryption market that has hit other major players, such as Baltimore Technologies.
DVD it in many colours

Security fears hit unbundling progress

BT is to oppose plans to give rival telcos free access to its exchanges claiming the measures are a security risk.
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Pain in the RSA

RSA Security, best known best known for its SecurID key-token authentication products, has announced plans to lay off up to 215 people after it reported losses on declining sales.
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Intel's Server Roadmap

Updated You might think that Intel's server processor release schedule would be settling down a little after the problems the company has had over the last quarter or so with late shipments of Pentium III Xeons and the delays to Foster, the 0.18 micron Pentium 4-derived Xeon processor.
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Doubleclick in the Q3 dumps

Doubleclick is cutting jobs to slash costs, and expects to make a smaller Q4 loss than expected. But it will still miss its forecasts.
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Resellers confirm PowerBook G4 shortage, update

Suggestions that Apple is planning to launch new portable Macs in the very near future - as we reported yesterday - are gaining credibility thanks to numerous reports coming in from UK and US Mac resellers.

Juniper buried in telco gloom

Juniper Networks, Cisco's main rival in the high-end router market, remains in the red with its latest financial results. The slowdown in spending by debt-laden telcos is continuing to hit networking firms.
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Bonfield to leave BT early?

Sir Peter Bonfield is to quit as chief exec of BT before his contract ends in December 2002, the FT has reported this morning.
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Intel's Small Form-factor Desktop Roadmap

Intel's latest desktop processor release schedule includes a new category: small form-factor machines. Some industry analysts have been banging on about how these slimline desktops will soon come to dominate corporate PC purchasing, and it appears Intel is beginning to take note.
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$200m WinXP media assault begins

Microsoft will kick off a $200 million marketing campaign on Monday 15 October to build consumer awareness of Windows XP.
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CA cans 900 workers

Computer Associates, the world's fourth largest software maker, will lay off 900 people, five per cent of its total staff.
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IBM preps low-power PowerPC for PDAs

IBM's key contribution to the numerous launches to be made at next week's Microprocessor Forum will centre on the unveiling of a low-power, PDA-oriented version of the PowerPC, the company has said.
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IBM to unveil faster G3 CPU next week

Updated IBM will next week unveil the latest member of its G3-class PowerPC 750 family, the chips that currently power Apple's consumer computers, the iBook and iMac.
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The world will end tomorrow – official

There's some good news today for all our London readers who have always believed - as do we - that two days is just not enough of a weekend. Well, we have it on good authority that you won't have to get up early on Monday and trudge your way to the office. Here's why:
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BTopenworld in game of snakes and ladders

BTopenworld has admitted the existence of "Mamba" and "Boa" - internal projects that should help solve its narrowband network congestion problems.
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Symantec users risk redirection to hacker sites

Users of older versions of Symantec's anti-virus software have been warned of an exploit that might mean users looking for virus updates get redirected to hacker sites instead.
Cat 5 cable

Bulldog snaps at BT's co-mingling security fears

The CEO of Bulldog Communications - one of the companies that is still committed to local loop unbundling (LLU) - has hit back at fears that co-mingling would pose a security threat.
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Captain Cyborg becomes nutritionist and mind-reader in one day

You simply will not believe what Captain Cyborg aka Kevin Warwick has been up to this week. Even for a publicity obsessive, he has really outdone himself. Perhaps for the first time though, the press are as much to blame - Kev is one thing, but for journalists to buy this bull...
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AOL CD record bid in boy band frenzy

There's encouraging news concerning 24/7 Freecall's world record attempt to collect one million unwanted AOL CDs.
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What the hell is Microsoft's new software licensing programme?

There has been a lot of fuss made about Microsoft's new software licensing programme recently but following weeks of claim and counterclaim, depositions to government bodies, two delays and plenty of public posturing, if you're anything like us you will be completely confused as to what the hell is actually going on.
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Christmas cancelled for Logica staff

Christmas has been cancelled for staff at Logica, despite the company proudly announcing a 60 per cent rise in profits at the start of September.
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The Time/Tiny concession battle

In what is will inevitably be marketed by both sides as a victory, competing computer retailers Time and Tiny have announced major plans for their retail operations.
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SirCam due to wipe Windows PCs next Tuesday

SirCam, the bandwidth-munching privacy invading mass mailing virus, is due to attempt to wipe infected users' Windows PCs next Tuesday.
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This is a great deal. No, really!

A large Canadian electronics chain, FutureShop, placed an ad yesterday offering "do a Windows XP upgrade analysis on your computer for only... $19.95", which works out to about US$12.