12th > February > 2002 Archive
Apple cuts jobs, discloses store revenue
Apple has taken a $24 million hit and shed 425 jobs, according to the company's latest SECC filing. The cuts fall on Apple's IT, operations and admin, and the bulk of the expense is cancelled equipment leases, as opposed to cancelled human being leases.
Anthrax and blood tests come to InterX rescue (maybe)
An American anthrax and blood testing firm is the key to the survival of cash-strapped InterX, the British content management software company.
MS issues monster IE security fix
A total of six new security stuff-ups affecting Internet Explorer and Outlook Express have been addressed in a cumulative patch which has made two temporary appearances on the TechNet Web site since last week.
Rebel States slam MS witness list
The nine States still pursuing the case against Microsoft yesterday asked the judge to bar 16 of Microsoft's witnesses, accusing the company of using "hide-the-ball" tactics by waiting until the last minute before filing the list. Microsoft's list includes 23 "previously undisclosed" witnesses, and maintains a certain coyness in that no less than seven of the mooted Microsoft witnesses may or may not actually take the stand.
Former Corel CEO innocent of insider charges shock
Former Corel CEO Michael Cowpland has been vindicated in the long-running Canadian insider trading action mounted against him by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). There is of course the small matter of the C$1 million fine, but still...
Boston E-Party looms, as EU set to tax online sales
The European Council of Economic and Finance ministers (ECOFIN) is set to agree the imposition of Value Added Tax on online sales today. ECOFIN agreed this in principle in December, but after today's sign-off it will have to go through the European Parliament, after which legislation will go into force.
Gambling software firm takes $1.3m charge for security breach
Cryptologic, the gambling software firm, is taking a a $1.3m charge for a fraud on its system perpetrated by hackers.
Cancer busters turned 'paranoid yank saviors'?
As Vulture Central II Team Captain (oh the glory that title has bought me... the free beers, the women flocking, never getting given the wrong order a >Maccy D's....), I feel that it is my duty to inform theregister.co.uk and its readers that United Devices have stopped using _some_ of our PCs for the purpose of molecular modelling to aid the discovery of treatments / cures for cancer.
IBM Memory Keys in mystery virus infection
A computer virus has somehow infected IBM's 32MB Memory Key, prompting the firm to issue a utility that cleans up the infection.
Mythic sued over EULA
BlackSnow Interactive is a company which locates rare and expensive items in massively multiplayer online RPGs such as Anarchy Online and Dark Age of Camelot and then sells them on its website.
The Great Mobile Phone Robbery
Thieves have made off with 26,000 Samsung mobile phones after an audacious raid on a warehouse on the outskirts of London.
SGI stays with MIPS at high-end
SGI has refreshed its high-end 64-bit MIPS line of high-end graphics servers, workstations and supercomputers with - a faster 64-bit MIPS line-up.
Dell rolls out GPRS notebooks across Europe
Dell is making it easier for road warriors to obtain high speed Internet access by outfitting its notebooks with a GPRS connectivity package.
Best Buy offers $30 discount to GeForce-4 disappointees
The best medicine for a disappointed shopper is more shopping, Best Buy reckons.