10th > April > 2002 Archive

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Nortel misses revenue forecast

Networking equipment maker Nortel Networks Corp announced yesterday that its first-quarter sales will be less than it had originally expected, but said that it would meet its bottom-line guidance. Toronto, Canada-based Nortel said that sales for the quarter would be $2.9bn, 6% lower than previously given guidance, and 53% …
ComputerWire, 10 Apr 2002
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RIM lowers aim for current Q

Research in Motion Inc yesterday reported slightly better than expected results for the fourth quarter but lowered its guidance for the coming quarters. The Waterloo, Ontario-based wireless firm turned in sales of $66.1m for the quarter ending March 2, a drop of 26.6% on the year. Operating losses were $16.6m compared to a …
ComputerWire, 10 Apr 2002

Sun announces ‘StarKitty’

Sun Microsystems Inc rolled out its expected "StarKitty" Sun Fire 12000 younger brother of its high-end "StarCat" Sun Fire 15000 server yesterday in San Francisco without the usual stage show and fanfare that we are used to from the Unix server vendors, Timothy Prickett Morgan writes. It's a sign of the times and good …
ComputerWire, 10 Apr 2002
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Microsoft continues Office subs quest

The prospect of a subscription model for Microsoft Corp's Office has been raised again following the leak of an official company presentation to internet web sites that outlined pricing options and new online services for a future version of the suite. Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft is apparently touting three pricing …
ComputerWire, 10 Apr 2002
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Bunch of Fives from IT-Minds

5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 - Countdown this week's latest offers from www.it-minds.com
Team Register, 10 Apr 2002
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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
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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
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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
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Virgin Mobile creates 200 Wilts jobs

Virgin Mobile is creating 200 new jobs at its Wiltshire HQ in Trowbridge.
Tim Richardson, 10 Apr 2002
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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
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BT to intro public 802.11 WLANs in UK

Another day - another business strategy from BT.
Tim Richardson, 10 Apr 2002
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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
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Tesco.com rings up profit

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