8th > February > 2002 Archive
When IBM finally launched a microcomputer in 1981, Apple took out sarcastic full-page press ads congratulating the PC on its debut.
Perhaps Apple, which was founded on April Fool's Day, has a sense of humour after all. Yesterday Apple verbally confirmed, but didn't put out a supporting press release, that it was acquiring 2D compositing software house Nothing Real.
At a European Editors' day a fortnight ago, Scott McNealy was asked why Sun wasn't the dominant storage vendor. "We had other stuff to do, we were busy," he replied. Sun knew exactly what it wanted to do, and indeed, its mission statement is one of very few in the industry that has remained unchanged.
InterTrust Technologies Corp has gone gunning for Microsoft Corp with a second patent infringement lawsuit. The Santa Clara-based firm is seeking an injunction and damages from Redmond, saying Windows XP violates a seven-year old patented technology it owns, writes Kevin Murphy. This time the company claims that XP's …
Tiscali UK is set to axe around ten per cent of its workforce but claims this will be offset by the creation of around 30 new jobs.
Shares in Lastminute.com nudged higher this morning after the online bucket shop reported that it was set to make an operating profit by the summer.
Oracle Corp has been forced to issue security patches for its 9i Application Server and database management system: products that it had previously claimed were "unbreakable", writes Matthew Aslett. The security holes were discovered by David Litchfield, co-founder of Sutton, UK-based Next Generation Security Software, …
Totalise is due to issue a statement later today explaining why its shares were suspended earlier this month.
Juniper Networks has upgraded its edge router portfolio to offer greater reliability in IP services.
STMicroelectronics, Europe's biggest chipmaker, has put up its PC graphics accelerator IC assets and operations up for sale.
Register Reader Research It's been a while since we gave an airing for Reg Reader Research, our joint venture in online opinion polls with our partners Tom's Hardware and Metafacts, the market research firm.
An anti-piracy feature in Microsoft Office for Mac has been linked to a denial of service risk, prompting Microsoft to issue a security fix.
Britain's mobile phone industry has decided at last to try and combat mobile phone crime.
Net users in Cwmbran are clubbing together to get broadband.
3dfx Interactive Inc. is shutting its down the 3dfx.com web site for good on February 19.
So what do you do with "over 30,000 public comments" on the Microsoft settlement if you've promised to publish them in the Federal Register? According to the US Department of Justice, "publication of the comments received likely would cost approximately $4 million," a new record compared to the 8,750 pages of comment on the AT&T case, which would have cost over $600,000 to publish.
Totalise, the British ISP, went into administration today, and its assets were promptly sold to Peter Gregory, CEO and the founder of the company.
US District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly has scheduled a hearing in early March to enable Microsoft and the DoJ to join hands and sing their little a capella tune of support for the settlement they reached, Reuters reports.