Deregulation has done nothing for Broadband Britain -Cisco
CeBIT"Deregulation has done nothing for broadband delivery in the UK." Chris Dedicoat, veep of Cisco EMEA, said yesterday.
Sun conjures MAJC in high-end graphics bid
Sun's wonder chip MAJC, announced at Microprocessor Forum in the fall of 1999, finally makes it out of the lab this week, and it's the centre of Sun's bid to eat into SGI's high end graphics business.
Bakers dozen win Dabs Eggsbox pricing row
UK etailer Dabs.com has changed its mind and decided to honour the sale of mispriced Xbox bundles.
Privacy software makes post 9-11 comeback
Despite the attempts of authorities on both sides of the Atlantic to usher in a new Cold War, in which citizens cower stupified under the presence of wiretapping, or window-peeping neighbours, privacy software appears to be alive and well.
Lycos Europe sheds 200 jobs
Lycos Europe is to axe a further 200 jobs from its operation as it continues to battle against a weak advertising market.
ATI offers Radeon chipsets to world+dog
CeBITTiming is everything: in my case it translates into seven minutes late for graphic chipmaker ATI's CeBIT press conference, resulting in complete failure to get through the door. Or close enough to hear what was going on through the open door. Or interested enough to sharpen my elbows. Or thirsty enough to drink orange juice supplied by ATI's caterers. So back to the press bar for me.
Symbian finds new CEO – at Psion
Symbian's search for a new CEO, following the sudden departure of Colly Myers last month, has been remarkably short and narrow, apparently. Steering the company from April 8th, says an announcement today, will be David Levin, who is currently CEO of Psion. And keeping it all in the family, his replacement at Psion will be Ian McElroy, currently CEO of Psion-Teklogix.
Keep the limp wristed headlines
LettersRobert Munro's call on The Register to drop the limp-wristed headlines (e.g. Intel outs Prescott), elicited a bulging postbag.
Snag hits Nochex.com
Electronic payment outfit nochex.com is still fighting to get its service up and running again after carrying out essential work on its site.
Samsung confirms Symbian OS phone gig
Samsung today confirmed that it is to produce phones using the Symbian OS, as was exclusively alleged here last week, and thus handed Symbian a major and much-needed win in the latest round of the mobile platform wars. Samsung claims agnosticism as regards platforms, and says it will still be working on smartphones in conjunction with Microsoft, but you'll recall that 'twas Samsung that garnered much publicity as a Microsoft development partner a strategy rev or two back, so this one's a big catch for the Symbian crew.
Amiga apps to run on MS PDAs, phones, web pads
Amiga Inc's comebacks are clearly gathering momentum; just a few weeks after news broke of its return in a Nokia set-top box, the company has announced a potentially vastly more mega deal involving - uh oh - Microsoft.