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Sun flat, but looks happy

Sun reported flat revenues at $3.1 billion in the most recent quarter yesterday, and scraped a narrow loss of $26.1m. But margins were a whopping 42 per cent, which Sun attributed to inventory improvements, and the company sits on a cash pile of $6 billion.
Andrew Orlowski, 19 Apr 2002

Transmeta chairman adds gwana-gwana to latest figures

Chip startup Transmeta reckons it's on the road to recovery, despite losing another $23.2 million in the most recent quarter.
Andrew Orlowski, 19 Apr 2002

The Register zooms up the “the” Google Charts

Our thanks to Tim Guest for pointing us to Google's decision to stop ignoring the word 'the' if you search for it alone.
Drew Cullen, 19 Apr 2002

Nokia Q1 heralds another gloomy year for mobile vendors

ComputerWire, 19 Apr 2002

Bouygues to launch i-mode services and bid for 3G license

ComputerWire, 19 Apr 2002

Symantec touts security in a box

ComputerWire, 19 Apr 2002

Heartbeat detected in US PC market

US PC shipments grew for the first time for a year in Q1, 2002, according to Gartner Dataquest's number crunchers. But worldwide, PC sales were flat.
Drew Cullen, 19 Apr 2002

UK suffers ADSL glitch

Thousands of new ADSL users in the UK could have their services disrupted thanks to a glitch in BT's broadband network.
Tim Richardson, 19 Apr 2002

Nortel reports narrowed losses

Nortel yesterday reported narrowed Q1 losses of $841m, compared to $2.58bn a year ago, on declining sales of $2.91bn, a little over half the $5.75bn it recorded in Q1 2001.
John Leyden, 19 Apr 2002

TMP buys Jobs.com URL for $800K

TMP Worldwide, the owner of Monster.com, has bought the domain name and trademark of Jobs.com, a struggling competitor operating under bankruptcy protection.
Drew Cullen, 19 Apr 2002

TMP buys Jobs.com URL for $800K

TMP Worldwide, the owner of Monster.com, has bought the domain name and trademark of Jobs.com, a struggling competitor operating under bankruptcy protection.
Drew Cullen, 19 Apr 2002

NTL hacked?

There appears to be trouble at NTL.
Tim Richardson, 19 Apr 2002

MicronPC looks to channel / SMEs for growth

MicronPC, the USA's third biggest direct PC vendor, this week proclaimed that it posted its second profitable quarter in a row. As it's privately held, it hasn't released any sales figures.
Drew Cullen, 19 Apr 2002

US govt evaluates Microsoft Passport for services

ComputerWire, 19 Apr 2002

Man charged with laptop auction fraud

A man has been charged with five counts of theft related to the allegedly fraudulent sale of HP laptops through online auction sites QXL and eBay.
John Leyden, 19 Apr 2002

Microsoft misses targets, digs into pocket

ComputerWire, 19 Apr 2002

Bring me the head of Alfredo Ballmer?

The analysts aren't exactly calling for Steve "Uncle Fester" Ballmer's head yet, but an interesting piece by Dina Bass that went up on Bloomberg yesterday evening may give the Microsoft Prez some idea of the fate that awaits him should the stumble turn into a nosedive.
John Lettice, 19 Apr 2002

Gateway claws back market share

Gateway lost a heap of money in Q1 and US shipments were down 30 per cent from the same period last year to 645,000 units. But the PC maker finds some things to cheer about a quarter which saw it make a net loss of $123m from sales of $992m.
Drew Cullen, 19 Apr 2002

What is DIS ting called box?

What, friends, is a DIS box? The answer to this question is clearly of some considerable importance to the partners, government departments and local government bodies who'll be putting their services online via the UK's Government Gateway, because as you can see here, step 12 in the first steps in getting online with the Gateway is "select a DIS box and commence procurement for this box."
John Lettice, 19 Apr 2002

Waging peace on the Internet

Hacking is a contact sport. The more people who have contact with one another, the better. -- Shaolin Punk, Proxy Boss, Hacktivismo
Oxblood Ruffin, 19 Apr 2002

Brit music indies want copy-protected CDs

A trade body for UK independent record labels has begun an investigation into putting copy protection technology onto music CDs.
John Leyden, 19 Apr 2002

Ashcroft, Ellison win ‘Big Brother’ awards

Kevin Poulsen, 19 Apr 2002

Ex-Apple staff debut palm-sized PC

OQO, the start-up that debuted the 7oz "Ultra-Personal" at WinHEC this week is keeping plenty of details under wraps. But we did catch Executive Vice President Colin Hunter this morning, and he dealt with some questions unanswered by OQO's Flash-heavy website.
Andrew Orlowski, 19 Apr 2002

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