30th > October > 2001 Archive

Microsoft's Trick or Treat

Tim Mullen, 30 Oct 2001

Linux update withholds security info on DMCA terror

Kevin Poulsen, 30 Oct 2001

UMC loss doubles as sales halve

UMC saw profit turn to loss during its most recently completed quarter - its third - as sales fell by nearly 60 per cent to NT$11.96 billion ($346 million).
Tony Smith, 30 Oct 2001

Canon looks to nanoholes to drive up storage densities

Expect storage media capacities to increase significantly this decade, if Canon's latest research bears commercial fruit.
Tony Smith, 30 Oct 2001

Dr Bott brings Apple LCDs to Windows PCs

x86 PC users who fancy Apple's sleek, sharp LCD monitor series but have in the past been disappointed by the company's Mac-only policy can at last be assured that the screens will at last work with Windows.
Tony Smith, 30 Oct 2001

Napster relaunch delayed until next year

Napster yesterday blamed obstructive record companies for its decision to delay the relaunch of its music service by several months.
Kieren McCarthy, 30 Oct 2001

EMC spreads software wings

Today EMC takes its first public steps down the road which leads to true heterogeneous platform management.
IT-Analysis, 30 Oct 2001

UK govt wants to decide own spam policy

The UK government has said it supports the European Parliament's plan to let individual countries decide their own spam policy, something that is bad news for UK consumers since the government is known to be swaying towards an opt-out approach to unsolicited mail.
Kieren McCarthy, 30 Oct 2001

Back broadband during the downturn

TMANTL has called on business to embrace broadband and communication technology in a bid to beat the economic downturn.
Tim Richardson, 30 Oct 2001

Baltimore board votes in pay cuts

Senior execs at security firm Baltimore Technologies have agreed to take a pay cut that reflects the firm's diminished financial health.
John Leyden, 30 Oct 2001

Handspring strikes corporate data alliance

Where Palm failed, Palm OS licensee Handspring is hoping to succeed - in the corporate mobile data arena.
Tony Smith, 30 Oct 2001

£25m Barclays blackmail trial begins

An encryption expert attempted to blackmail Barclays Bank for £25 million after becoming disillusioned with his work and leaving the bank, a jury at the Old Bailey heard yesterday.
John Leyden, 30 Oct 2001

AMD Processor Products, Prices

UpdatedIn the event, AMD made only one price cut yesterday, dropping the top-end Athlon XP 1800+ from $252 to $223, a fall of 12 per cent. Not much, you might think, but presumably sufficient in AMD's view to pitch the part against Intel's mid-range Pentium 4s.
Tony Smith, 30 Oct 2001
Cat 5 cable

Orange takes bronze in 3G race

Orange has put claim to the UK's bronze medal for 3G today, saying it has completed its first voice, data and video call on a third-generation network.
Kieren McCarthy, 30 Oct 2001

AOL told to stop shipping AOL 6.0

AOL has been forced by a US court to halt shipments of its AOL 6.0 software - and could affect the recently launched version 7.0.
Tony Smith, 30 Oct 2001

Secondhand WinXP for sale

Computer Exchange (CeX) is to buy and sell secondhand copies of Windows XP. But all copies must be unused and sealed.
Robert Blincoe, 30 Oct 2001

Pure ASPs face rough ride – BT

Pure Application Service Providers (ASPs) are in for a rough ride as big systems integrators and telcos bundle managed applications onto their offerings. They will need to provide much more than just application hosting in order to survive.
James Watson, 30 Oct 2001

Tiny chooses DVD-RAM

Tiny has bundled a recordable DVD drive into its latest home PC deal - the first time its gone with DVD. But the PC ships with a Panasonic DVD-RAM drive, which could be a concern for consumers wanting to share their data with others.
James Watson, 30 Oct 2001

Ali Demin leaves Samsung

Long-serving Samsung UK chief Ali Demin left the company this month to "concentrate on returning to full fitness after suffering from a back injury."
James Watson, 30 Oct 2001

Oftel reconsiders digital TV pricing

Oftel announced today it is to review how digital TV companies pay for "conditional access services" i.e. things like encryption and user identification which allow subscribers to view certain programmes but others can't.
Kieren McCarthy, 30 Oct 2001
DVD it in many colours

Get online from low-earth-orbiting research craft

Cisco Systems has developed technology which makes it easier for a router, along with a network of connected IP devices, to access the Internet from planes or trains that are themselves on the move.
John Leyden, 30 Oct 2001

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