WD scraps money raising scheme
Western Digital, the hard drive maker, has withdrawn plans to raise more money through the issue of new shares, because it thinks it can get by without it.
Net patent tax – W3C publishes new advice
UpdatedThe W3C has published a revised Patent Policy document which it hopes will help avert a schism over web standards.
Gateway wields cost-cutting axe
Gateway, is to implement deep cost cuts in its US heartland, announcing 2,250 job cuts and the closure of 19 retail stores.
Oyster clams up on job cuts
London new media agency Oyster Partnership has declined refused to comment on allegations that it is to shed around 20 per cent of its workforce.
Energis shares freefall after revenue warning
Energis continued to slide this morning following yesterday's revenue warning that led to a freefall in its share price.
Security bug hits 1m Sony Vaios
A hacker's backdoor affects an estimated million Vaio notebook computers, manufacturer Sony warns.
How many Itaniums can you fit on the head of a pin?
Boffins at Hewlett-Packard are working with academics to develop chips so small they could fit on the head of a pin.
Pipex invests £2m to get 40,000 DSL users online
British ISP Pipex is to invest £2 million in subsidising the installation of ADSL services.
Fibernet shares slump amid revenue warning
Shares in high-speed network outfit Fibernet collapsed by more than a third this morning after it reported that first half revenues are expected to be down on last year.
Get the Teletubbies Windows XPerience
The Windows XP user interface has been described cruelly, and frequently, as the "Teletubbies" UI, but as with much of the rest of WinXP it has a few rough edges which Microsoft will no doubt polish up a tad in some forthcoming service pack. Why wait, though?
Bosses are biggest help desk bothers, says survey
You get a better class of divot in the helpdesk business, according to an ICM Research survey carried out recently for support specialist outfit Touchpaper. Despite constituting less than 5 per cent of the workforce, board level users apparently chalk up a whole 25 per cent of calls to company help desks concerning mobile applications and devices.
AOL ICQ in hacker risk alert
A remotely exploitable buffer overflow glitch poses a risk for AOL ICQ users who have failed to apply a security fix, CERT warned yesterday.
Gun auction site shut down by disk disaster
UpdatedOnline auction site GunBroker.com is recovering after its "worst two days" ever were spent repairing the damage when its EMC disk array, which is supposed to guarantee 100 pe rcent uptime, failed.
Telstra rigs Oz ZDnet poll
Telstra has admitted rigging a poll in which consumers were asked whether the Australian telco charged too much for Internet access.
That Linux AMD bug in Technicolor detail
LettersWhen we first started to learn about SMP systems, our first thought was - gosh, don't they go on about caches a lot?