27th > November > 2001 Archive
Can Club Nokia thwart .NET?
Nokia is expected to announce ambitious plans for its Club Nokia portal at its Capital Markets Day in New York tomorrow.
Nerdy image keeps women out of networking
Women are shunning careers in IT networking because they think it is too nerdy.
Grey software is not black and white
UK resellers selling cheap Microsoft software are not necessarily flogging pirated goods.
BT's Colossus's knees wobble
BT's broadband network wobbled again on Friday afternoon after its Colossus IP network was floored by a recurrent software problem.
Infineon freed from future Rambus DDR lawsuits
Rambus may never pursue Infineon for further alleged infringement of its DDR SDRAM patents, a US court has ruled.
Palm to shut personal data portal
UpdatedPalm is to close its MyPalm Web-based personal information management service on 10 January 2002, the company has warned the portal's users.
Refusenik attorneys want $14-$38bn from MS
Microsoft's cunning wheeze of dumping shedloads of free software (free to both involved parties, really) on IT-deprived US schools will be challenged today by a rival bunch of attorneys. The free deal was negotiated by Washington attorney Michael Hausfeld, and is allegedly worth $1 billion. But the refuseniks reckon Redmond should really have to cough up the considerably more bracing, and more than a little elastic, sum of $14.3-$38.6 billion.
BT finally sells £2.4 bn in property
BT has finally signed the deal which will see it sell £2.4 billion worth of property and then hire it back on a lease, providing the debt-laden telco with some much-needed financial relief.
IR35 appeal date set
The Professional Contractors Group (PCG) will return to the High Court on 4-6 December to appeal against an April judgment that the government's controversial IR35 tax legislation is not illegal.
Europe semicon sales fall
European semiconductor revenues will be $29 billion this year, a 33 per cent drop from 2000.
This is what Microsoft said about grey imports in 1998
This article was published on The Register in March 1998.
Revenue up at Kingston Communications
Shares in Kingston Communications rose five per cent in mid-morning trading despite reporting widening losses for the first half of the year.
Samsung damns DRAM price-fixing charge
Samsung did not attempt to drive DRAM prices down even further in a bid to push lesser players out of business, and it rejects any claims that it did, the company has said.
Intel Xeon multi-processing chip to ship next month
Intel's multi-way Xeon MP server chip, codenamed Foster, will arrive next month - a month ahead of the part's official release - courtesy of IBM.
Autodesk ‘not concerned’ by Microsoft motto mishap
Autodesk has decided not to charge Microsoft with trademark violation - despite the software giant's use of the CAD specialist's trademarked tagline 'Suddenly Everything Clicks'.
Microsoft's eHome out of the closet
Microsoft came out of the closet yesterday on its eHome strategy with a talk from Mike Toutonghi, the man in charge. The title of the presentation, "Thinking outside the box: distributing the power of the PC throughout the home", tells you most of what you need to know.
Hybrid viruses set to become bigger threat
Viruses which try to infect users through a variety of means, such as the infamous Nimda worm, and mass mailers are predicted to become even more of a problem for Internet users next year.
Brown gives IT firms and small business more tax breaks
Pre-Budget reportChancellor Gordon Brown has delivered his pre-Budget report and silenced the endless commentary on how he will split up the government cash between public services and tax credits aimed at removing poverty and encouraging business.
Sign up here for a better Broadband Britain
A UK businessman is looking to collect one million signatures by Christmas as part of a campaign to highlight the failures of Broadband Britain.
Mobile phone biz will resist Dell-ification – Nokia CEO
Nokia CEO Jorma "Jurma" Ollila brushed aside comparisons between the mobile phone and PC industries today.
Dixons buys into Italy
Dixons Stores Group has bought a 24 per cent stake in UniEuro, said to be Italy's most profitable electronics retail chain, for E103m. It has an option to buy the rest of the business for E425m, and is funding the deal from existing resources.
Lego remakes Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Lego - for some it's the ultimate kids' toy, for others the basis of an entire culture of cool.