19th > December > 2001 Archive
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"Asset light" Motorola will close more chip fabs and lose another 9,400 staff to save a $1 billion a year.
Intel is set to roll out high speed wireless LAN kit based on the 802.11a standard in Europe from the start of next year. Which is a pretty good trick, given that 802.11a is currently illegal this side of the pond.
A judge has stopped Adobe shipping its Quark-killer desktop publishing package InDesign. The litigious software giant, which recently used copyright provisions in the DMCA to send Russian programmer Dmitiy Sklyarov to the clink, has itself been accused of breaching copyrights held by Trio Systems, a tiny software company based in Pasadena, CA.
3Com has reported narrowed losses with the announcement of its Q2 results, which show its restructuring plan is on track.
The UK Government is putting its faith in its UK Online Centres in a bid to ease the growing digital divide between different regions of the UK.
Ireland has fixed the price firms will have to pay for a 3G licence in the country.
A tax loophole that exempts AOL from paying VAT in the UK could about to be closed.
As The Register, tediously, has been telling you for some months now, it's important for Microsoft to be able to claim that XP is the biggest-selling software product of all time, selling X times as fast as the previous (Microsoft) biggest selling software product of all time, cure for cancer, world famine, saviour of the economy... But actually, the only important thing is that Microsoft has some kind of excuse to say this kind of stuff - it really doesn't have to be true in the long term.
Seven companies are to join the MS Passport-rival Liberty Alliance today, amongst them Hewlett Packard. That's a hugely significant addition because when Sun put the coalition together, its chief server rivals IBM and HP were missing. So it'll be hard to sustain the 'friends of Sun' jibe at the Liberty Alliance now.
Updated Symbian has closed its US office in Redwood City, CA and all but three of the staff have been made redundant. The cuts took place last month, when we were out of town.
Server sales in Western Europe fell for the third consecutive quarter in Q3, says Gartner Dataquest. Overall shipments fell 7 per cent to 248,000 compared to the same quarter last year, while revenues slumped 21 per cent to $3.26 billion.
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