15th > January > 2002 Archive

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HP and Deloitte form global alliance

Hewlett-Packard Co and Deloitte Consulting LLC have formed a global alliance that will - John O'Brien writes - see the two companies jointly provide software and services for clients in the manufacturing sector. Palo Alto, California-based Hewlett-Packard, said it teamed up with New York-based Deloitte Consulting to …
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Baltimore struggles to sell unit

Financially embattled security software maker Baltimore Technologies is struggling to sell its Content Technologies unit, which it acquired in an all-share deal for more than $992m in 2000. The Guardian reported that the Dublin, Ireland-based company had been in talks with Apax Partners regarding the sale of the unit, but …
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Hynix chief calls for patience as Micron talks drag

Park Chong-Sup, CEO of troubled Hynix Semiconductor Inc, last week warned that the company's "alliance" with Micron Technology Inc may take longer to settle than he had originally promised. He asked staff at the heavily indebted Korean memory maker to remain patient, and not to heed "inaccurate reports" of the likely …
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Open source developers face new warranty threat

If there's one thing free software developers hate more than writing documentation, it's fighting a long-drawn out and unglamorous legal battle. But the latest episode in the UCITA saga bodes ill for any free software author based in the United States.
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What's the difference between IBM and IKEA?

Back when IBM was the computer industry, people used to joke that if the company offered orange crates to its leading clients, it would be guaranteed a 15 per cent take up, simply because they were Big Blue Crates.
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VIA eases P4 drama with VIARAMA

VIA Technologies is selling five mobos featuring the its DDR chipsets for the Pentium 4 - under a new brand name.
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Marconi axes 4,000 more workers

Shares in telecoms group Marconi slipped more than five per cent at lunchtime following a slump in sales and the prospect of another massive round of job cuts.
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Windows Update glitches wider, deeper?

Microsoft's problems with the Windows Update site, reported here yesterday, are more complex and widespread than first appeared, according to sources within the company. Users have been having sporadic problems accessing Windows Update for some days now, but according to one Microsoft support engineer "internal DNS server problems" have meant that Microsoft staff haven't been able to get to numerous sites from the company's internal network.
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Lindows name-calls Microsoft

Lindows.com, the subject of a Microsoft lawsuit which aims to stop the company from using the terms "LindowsOS" and "Lindows.com", has gone on the attack.
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BT goes Broadband Inside rival ISPs

BT is to spend more than a million pounds subsidising the promotion of rival ISPs.
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3Com shaves 500 more jobs

3Com is to reduce its workforce by a further 500 by transferring certain corporate functions to its operating units.
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DIY DSL goes live

Today marks the official commercial launch of BT Wholesale's DIY "wires only" DSL service.
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Register launches UK jobs board

Site News Today we launch Reg Recruitment, our very own IT jobs board for UK techies.
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Palm scuppers BeOS co-op hopes

As Silicon Valley's vultures and sentimentalists gather today to inspect the assets of Be Inc prior to its liquidation auction, Palm has told community site BeUnited that it won't be licensing the BeOS operating system it acquired from Be to any third party.
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Roxio mulls Easy litigation

Roxio told us today it hasn't decided if it is to pursue litigation against a one-man Finnish developer for trademark infringement.