Carphone Warehouse suspends Nokia 8210 sales
Carphone Warehouse has suspended sales of Nokia's 8210 mobile phone because of an abnormal number of returns.
Yahoo! sued! by! yodelling! cowboy!
The man behind Yahoo!'s distinctive yodel used in its ads is to sue the Internet business.
Nintendo slashes GameCube prices in Europe
Nintendo today slashed the recommended retail price in Europe for the upcoming Gamecube. It was going to be €249: now it will be €199, or £129 if you're in the UK, when the next-gen games console launches on the continent. GameCube launches in Europe on May 3.
Hynix and Micron agree to agree
Hynix is worth $3.4bn upfront in shares to Micron, according to today's news that the two have reached a preliminary agreement. This will see the debt stricken Korean DRAM maker get Micron as its new sugar daddy.
Ericsson axes 20,000 jobs
Ericsson is to axe 20,000 jobs over the next two years as the downturn in the mobile phone industry continues to bite.
Shop online and be alone
Almost half of people who shop online do so because they don't want to go out and talk to anyone.
Intel slashes Mobile PIII prices
The axe fell today on Intel's mobile Pentium III prices, establishing clear blue water between the top of the line parts, and the new P4-Ms.
Arab Muslim exec accuses AMD of racism
A former senior AMD employee has filed suit accusing the company of 'wrecking his career' because he was an Arab and a Muslim after the September 11 attacks.
NEC captures supercomputing crown
A Japanese supercomputer, based on technology from NEC, has taken the title of the world's fastest system.
Beware of ‘bogus’ Web site renewal invoices
Internet users are being warned to be on their guard for "bogus" invoices after Nominet UK received more than 100 complaints concerning an alleged scam.
FBI smashes massive piracy ring
The FBI and other US law officials smashed a massive software piracy ring in California last week. They made 27 arrests, mostly Taiwanese nationals, and mostly picked up in San Francisco. The ring is thought to have cost Microsoft $75m in lost sales.
Asustek muscles into low-cost mobos – report
Asustek is to target the low-end mobo business through a new subsidiary, Digitimes, the Taiwanese newswire, reports today. The new sub - as yet unnannounced - will be called Hua Ching (or something like that - Digitimes says the name is transliterated from Chinese).
SMS spam canned
European Union companies may have to get permission from mobile users before sending commercial messages via SMS, following the progress of legislative plans in Brussels last week.
Virgin.net cuts cost of unmetered Net access
Virgin.net has bucked the trend of recent price rises by announcing that it is to cut the cost of its unmetered Net access service.
Apple promotes ‘Godless Darwinism and Communism’
Dr. Richard Paley is a teacher of Divinity and something called Theobiology at Fellowship University, which we guess is somewhere in America.
Gates: GPL will eat your economy, but BSD's cool
Bill Gates took another shot at the Open Source question last week, and came up with some interesting new spin. Essentially, if your country standardises on Linux, then you're not going to have any IT jobs in your country, says Bill.
Egg customers pay by email
Egg customers can now digitally transfer money by email to any of the UK's 110 million bank accounts.
Treasury leaks Word of Budget revisions
The Inland Revenue has leaked the contents of revisions to last week's budget by publishing briefing documents on its Web site using Word.