14th > December > 2001 Archive
There'll be no more cheap cracks about the Sircam merger here - no jibes about Princess Fiorina this or Don Capellas that, no more references to Carly and Curly. Recent evidence we've unearthed convinces us of the imperative that this merger must succeed.
Intel and VIA have settled a patent infringement suit, with VIA agreeing to redesign some AMD-supporting chipsets. That's what Intel says.
Fran Rooney, the founder of Irish security software firm Baltimore, is taking the company to court for saying harsh things about him in public.
Energis, Freeserve's infrastructure supplier, has picked some major business with AOL UK, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Europe is set to go ahead with a plan to tax digitally delivered products sold by non-EU companies to EU citizens. The current proposal is for Value Added Tax to be levied on downloaded software, music, video and the like for a period of three years, pending the development of a global tax system covering digitally delivered products.
ATI will launch its Pentium 4 integrated chipset, codenamed A4, during the first three months of 2002 and will target the part at notebooks and gaming PCs.
The founder of Carphone Warehouse, Charles Dunstone, has become a non-executive director of the Daily Mail & General Trust - publishers of UK national newspaper the Daily Mail.
TSMC will be pumping out 50,000 0.13 micron wafers per month by the end of next year, up from the 7000 wafers per month its top-end production line is producing right now, the foundry says.
Monaco Telecom has launched its 3G network, coming second in Europe after BT in the Isle of Man and fourth in the world Korea and Japan. However, like BT's network, it's a pretty minimal affair and is being used as a test bed. Currently just 10 lucky Monaco punters are testing the service. The public will have to wait just as long as everyone else in Europe - it will be rolled out in 2003.
Oracle's revenues fell 11 per cent and profits dropped 12 per cent, as the software maker battled its way through its toughest quarter in a decade. Earnings of $549.5 million were made on the back of $2.36 billion in sales.
Charges against Dmitry Sklyarov were deferred yesterday allowing the Russian programmer to return home after a five-month enforced stay in the US.
Microsoft's eagerness to comply with the terms of the antitrust settlement deal that it has appointed not one but two legal compliance officers, early. Indeed, as the Proposed Final Judgment remains merely proposed until the judge decides whether or not to accept it, Microsoft might find itself not needing its two appointments at all.
Hynix will even consider striking a deal with Samsung if its attempt to build an alliance with Micron falls through, the head of the company's Restructuring Committee has said.
The battle for the desktop in the UK's civil service may have taken a turn for the worse for Microsoft, according to a story in today's Times, which appears to be the current home of the Microsoft-civil service talks leak.
Microsoft has released a cumulative patch for Internet Explorer which the firm says is a "critical" security precaution against crackers which should be applied "immediately".
Updated Kay Hammond, a 24-year old blonde 'Internet entrepreneur' from Birmingham, has auctioned herself off on eBay with a reserve price of £250,000.
The Anti-Terror Bill became law just after midnight last night after Home Secretary made several concessions to the Lords.
Diane Frank's December 5 article Bills Aim at Cyber R&D in Federal Computer Week reports that the Cyber Security Research and Development Act, introduced by US Representative Sherwood Boehlert (Republican, New York), seeks to provide nearly half a billion dollars in funding for research and education of information security …
The UK government has published the first draft of its proposed policy on the use of open source software and is seeking comments from the public.
British boffins have made a breakthrough in quantum cryptography, an advanced code-making technology which is theoretically uncrackable, by developing a single photon-emitting diode.
A former Intel engineer was yesterday sentenced by the San Jose District Court to two years for stealing details of the chip giant's Itanium processor.
Hewlett Packard is rounding up loyal staff to sing the company song and say the proposed merger with Compaq is a very good idea.
BT Indirect Channels (BTIC) and Cisco today teamed up to announce Integrator, a channel programme that provides resellers with a one-stop shop for Cisco's kit and BT's telephony and network offerings.
Since 11 September the world has changed immeasurably, but some things remain the same. The single greatest threat to Internet security is still Microsoft - not the soon to be Osama Haz Bin.