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Quantum 1: Imation 1
Imation has secured the right to make and sell its Black Watch cartridges, while Quantum has won the right to make Imation pay royalties, following a tussle in the courts.
Alcatel guillotines 10,000 jobs
Alcatel is to can 10,000 more workers after reporting another set of disappointing results.
Creditors OK $7bn Hynix rescue plan
Debt-laden chip maker Hynix's rescue plan will go ahead as planned after the company's creditors agreed after weeks of haggling to extend its credit line, postpone payment on some existing loans and convert other debt to equity.
No chip sales boom 'til 2003, says market researcher
Market researcher Gartner Dataquest has followed up last month's dismal forecast for the world's memory manufacturers with a marginally more optimistic outlook for the semiconductor business as a whole.
Dan wins PC Which? Hunt
Dan is the number one PC brand that customers would recommend to their friends, and Time is bottom of the list, according to the latest Which? survey.
SirCam haunts dim-witted users
SirCam is still the most infectious computer virus on the Internet. Four months after it was first released it continues to haunt users.
Dell sees high single-digit PC growth
PC sales percentage growth rates will be in the high single digits over the next four to five years, according to Michael Dell.
Micron demands WTO declare Hynix rescue actionable
Micron will seek the US government's help in blocking rival memory maker Hynix's $7 billion rescue plan, the company confirmed yesterday.
Mideast ‘cyberwar’ veteran indicted
The Turbaned Chupacabra may rest snug in his Afghan cave, and the House of Saud may be paying generous protection money to Al Qaeda behind our backs; Anthrax may spread through the postal system and India may attack in Kashmir while the US Secretary of State stands on Pakistani soil, but the FBI has struck a solid blow for Democracy and Freedom by persuading a federal grand jury to indict celebrity hacktivist DoctorNuker.
MS antitrust deal close – WinXP, bundling to emerge unscathed?
Microsoft and the DoJ seem close to cutting a deal, and from the sound of the terms leaking from the settlement talks, the Beast stands a good chance of emerging relatively unscathed. That is, if the States attorneys general can be persuaded to go along with it.
VIA sales are flat in October
VIA sales rose 17.1 per cent month-on-month during October to NT$3.042 billion ($88 million), the company reported today.
UKBetting buys Sportal for £1
Online sports portal Sportal has been sold for just £1 to online bookie UKbetting.com. The troubled dotcom (and dot co.uk) admitted last week that it had hit a "challenging time".
HP has high price hi-fi
Hewlett Packard has gone hi-fi, and is shipping a device which stores up to 750 CDs, and plays Internet radio and streaming video (powered by RealPlayer and RealJukebox software).
Ex-Buddhist monk to reclaim hacking from s'kiddiots
Socially dysfunctional teenagers, disgruntled employees and even the Russian Mafia have brought the word 'hacker' into disrepute but the application of Buddhism can help turn things around.
Infineon wants a DRAM foursome
Infineon is in talks with three Taiwanese DRAM producers about a possible merger that could lead to the group holding a 20 per cent share of the market.
EMC: Eating Shark Fin Soup
InterviewThe last twelve months have seen a range of accusations laid at EMC's door. The competition says that EMC has lost its edge, that it's slipping and that it needs to change if it is going to fend off their products. EMC says that this couldn't be further from the truth. Mark Fredrickson, EMC VP of communications and Ken Steinhardt, the director of technology analysis, explained to IT-Analysis.com the real picture – minus the competition's spin.
Nokia knocks Palm off Euro PDA biz top slot
Nokia dominated the European market for PDAs and data-enabled smartphones during the third quarter, outselling both Palm and Compaq by a hefty margin and almost doubling its sales year on year.
BBC replies to Tweenies DVD/XP problem
Following our story last week about the BBC's Tweenies DVD not working with XP, the media organisation has kindly supplied us with the following statement.
Powerpuff Girls catch FunLove Virus
Warner Bros has recalled a virus-infected DVD featuring hot new cartoon stars, the Powerpuff Girls.
Wear your Computing degree
If you're thinking of going (back) to university, not because you want an extra qualification but because you miss all the free time, cheap beer and young women, you could do worse than go to The Graz University of Technology in Austria and study its new degree in Wearable Computing.
Computer dealers charged in £100m money laundering case
Five computer component dealers, and three others, are to appear in court charged with laundering £100 million for criminals around the world.
Culture jammers spoof WTO web site
The World Trade Organisation is fuming over a spoof Web site which copies the WTO's design but subverts the text to support the aims of anti-global protesters.
Dotcom Telegraph folds into main paper
The technology supplement of the Daily Telegraph will be folded into the main paper after its last publication next Thursday, November 8.
Berners-Lee slams ‘blatant’ MS browser tactics
Tim Berners-Lee, The father of the World Wide Web and director of the W3C standards organisation, has attacked Microsoft over last week's blocking of people with non-MS browsers from using its MSN.com site.
All quiet on the Western Europe PC front
PC shipments in Western Europe fell 11 per cent in Q3. according to Gartner Dataquest.
September semicon sales fall 2.5% on August
Chip sales fell 2.5 per cent in September when compared to August's figure - the opposite of what many market players and watchers had expected.