On life after WAP... Wireless content is still the same kind of gold rush as the web, and people aren't thinking whether it makes sense to sell X [via wireless data] just as it didn't make sense to sell X, such as pet food, on the Web. I still believe in e-commerce, but not for everything.
MPF As expected Chimpzilla disclosed new information about its first 64bit CPU Hammer today at the Microprocessor Forum in San Jose.
Compaq UK is setting out its stall as the purveyor of secondhand and unwanted new PCs. Its own PCs, mind you - the company is flogging the kit through a new auction site, powered by Fairmarket.
Resellers in Europe and the US are bracing themselves for a very tough Q4, amid signs of a "significant weakening in corporate purchasing plans" on both sides of the Atlantic.
BT and AT&T today announced the death of Concert, their heavily loss-making joint venture targeting international business.
Global ecommerce is alive and kicking, and big businesses around the world are continuing to invest in the technology, according to survey from Accenture, the management consultancy firm with the funny name.
IBM launched a 1GHz G3-class PowerPC processor, the 750FX, yesterday - a couple of days ahead of its scheduled introduction, but who's counting?
Microsoft has formally apologised to Novell for sending out advertising suggesting the company's operating system NetWare was obsolete and wouldn't be supported in future. It has promised not to repeat the allegations and will send out "corrective" information to the same 3,000 Novell customers it originally targeted.
Is the European Commission investigating Windows XP, or isn't it? Or, is it considering whether to investigate it, or isn't it? Yes and no, according to authoritative EU sources this week.
Handspring has taken the wraps off its Treo smartphone - its first product not only to embrace integrated wireless comunications but to turn its back on the Graffiti character-entry system the company's co-founder, Jeff Hawkins, invented.
Capitol Hill lobbyists representing the Recording Industry Ass. of America (RIAA) tried to attach a self-serving amendment to recent anti-terror legislation which would have made it legal for copyright owners to hack computer networks in search of copyright-infringing material and destroy them, Wired News reports.
Paid-for IT news site The451.com is officially dead. Its majority owner Durlacher announced to the stock market this morning that receivers had been appointed yesterday for the site's company 45Onecom Ltd.
Tiny Computers has won a Powerhouse concession contract, which will see it open 140 new stores over the coming 18 months. This will almost double its store count from its existing 143 showroom-style stores and create around 450 jobs.
The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia announced Monday that a letter returned from Malaysia to a Microsoft licensing division office in Reno, Nevada has tested negative for anthrax spores.
Hewlett-Packard and Compaq are being urged to scrap their $19.7 billion merger by a US value-investment fund which owns shares in both businesses.
Jungle.com has apologised to customers for its particularly poor service of late, which it admits stems from a new computer system it installed on 24 September. Customers are now faced with a 21-day guaranteed delivery time, as opposed to the 3 to 5-day service the site has offered previously.
A BT-backed firm aims to tackle network performance problems with a different approach to content distribution.
The synthesized voice of Professor Stephen Hawking has tinnily decreed that the sort of bio-engineering he enthusiastically advocated last month is actually going to doom humanity unless we colonize other worlds, the Telegraph reports.
Things don't get any easier at EMC. While much of the world's media is speculating, quite stupidly, on its imminent acquisition by IBM, those people that actually use EMC kit are keeping a beady eye on the firm's fortunes.
Intel yesterday confirmed it will release Mobile Pentium 4 processors next year, at speeds in excess of 1.5GHz during the first half of 2002 and at 2GHz in the latter part of the year.
Apple has just introduced upgraded Titanium PowerBook G4s, as we predicted.
Apple has confirmed last week's reports from resellers than an updated iBook was on the way: it has announced a 600MHz version of the consumer notebook.
Apple has shipped the long-awaited dual 800MHz Power Mac G4 Server it had been expected to launch at Apple Expo Paris (until that show was cancelled after the 11 September terrorist attacks).
Tiny has overestimated the market on its Powerhouse announcement earlier today and will "have to work very hard to hit its turnover target of nearly £720,000 per store".
Sir Peter Bonfield has acknowledged his failure as chief exec of BT to bring the money-burning monster that was Concert under control.
Jungle.com has got back to us to explain exactly what went wrong with its new management computer system and why customers have faced significant delays in getting their orders in the past few weeks.
Compaq has introduced a server geared to ecommerce, telecoms and supercomputing environments which it reckons is the industry's most powerful mid-range bit of tin.
The UK government is considering spending £100 million to turn East Sussex coast town Hastings into an "e-city".
SirCam, the bandwidth-munching, privacy-invading, mass-mailing virus, has failed to wipe the hard disks of infected users today, thanks to a bug in the worm's code.
Tiny Computers' foray into home entertainment PC centres hasn't been the success the company hoped for. The device was one idea intended to help Tiny stave off the ravages of the skinny-margin retail PC business.
Cisco is voluntarily recalling approximately 95,000 ADSL router power adapters which could pose a fire risk.
MPF You wait ages for a new bus, then two come along at once.
MPF Optical computing has been talked about ever since we were knee-high to a PDP-8, but former Intel luminary Bill Pohlmann thinks it's now only just around the corner.
A fan of Gillingham Football Club, Alan Liptrott, resorted to hiring a plane with the banner "Lift the Ban on Alan" dragged behind it on Saturday after he was refused entry from the team's ground due to his supporters' Web site.
Another day, another survey proving how crap companies are in dealing with disposal of unwanted computer hardware.
The biggest tech news to come from South Africa (SA) this week was the shock report that Siltek, the holding company for a variety of mostly distribution-focused businesses, has applied for provisional liquidation.
MPF Not withstanding the outcome of the SirCam merger, HP's own chip designers are pressing on heroically.
Morse, Europe's biggest Sun reseller, had a very tough quarter ended September 31, with sales plummeting to £111m(2000 £151m).