10th > April > 2002 Archive

Nortel misses revenue forecast

ComputerWire, 10 Apr 2002

RIM lowers aim for current Q

ComputerWire, 10 Apr 2002

Sun announces ‘StarKitty’

ComputerWire, 10 Apr 2002

Microsoft continues Office subs quest

ComputerWire, 10 Apr 2002

Tricord is waste of space – shareholder suit

Tricord Systems, the niche supplier of cluster server appliances, has been slapped with a very embarrassing lawsuit, which among other things, reckons the company is a waste of space.
Drew Cullen, 10 Apr 2002

Intel talks about talks with Intergraph

Intergraph yesterday told the world that it was talking to Intel about talks to resolve their patent/royalty dispute. The two were ordered to talk to each other by the court. And they began this mediation on April 3.
Drew Cullen, 10 Apr 2002

DVD+RW drives in shock ‘no upgrade’ situation

Owners of DVD+RW drives who thought they'd be able to upgrade them to use cheaper write-once DVD+R media via a firmware upgrade are out of luck, and the DVD+RW Alliance would appear to have egg on its face. Manufacturers themselves don't seem to have specifically promised this upgrade, but it appears they did kind of hope it would be achievable, and their sales levels must inevitably have benefited from the widespread misconception that you'd be able to upgrade for free.
John Lettice, 10 Apr 2002

Virgin Mobile creates 200 Wilts jobs

Virgin Mobile is creating 200 new jobs at its Wiltshire HQ in Trowbridge.
Tim Richardson, 10 Apr 2002

Computer failure poleaxes UK air traffic

A computer failure at a key air traffic control centre caused massive flight disruption in the UK this morning, causing widespread groundings and cancellations.
John Leyden, 10 Apr 2002

BT to intro public 802.11 WLANs in UK

Another day - another business strategy from BT.
Tim Richardson, 10 Apr 2002

Xbox sales starting to flag in the US?

Reports of disappointing sales levels for Microsoft's Xbox in Europe and Japan have been compounded by an apparent easing off of demand in the US. Analysts yesterday said that production of the machines at Flextronics had slowed, and that Microsoft could well fail to meet its target of shipping 4.5-6 million units worldwide by the end of June.
John Lettice, 10 Apr 2002

Tesco.com rings up profit

Tesco.com - the online grocery division of the giant supermarket chain - is now profitable.
Tim Richardson, 10 Apr 2002

Cost, mistrust hold back security outsourcing

Fears about costs and reluctance to trust a third party are holding back firms from outsourcing security.
John Leyden, 10 Apr 2002

European Commission raps Check Point's knuckles

The European Commission has closed an investigation into Check Point Software after the Israeli firm promised not to engage in exclusionary supply practices with its distributors.
John Leyden, 10 Apr 2002

MS mounts massive Xbox kebab wrap ad push

Next time you have a kebab - make sure you check the wrapper.
Tim Richardson, 10 Apr 2002

Pay per play Tetris to save Telewest, NTL

Mind-numbing block-dropping game, Tetris, is to hit UK digital TV subscribers from the summer.
Tim Richardson, 10 Apr 2002

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