22nd > April > 2002 Archive

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Carphone Warehouse suspends Nokia 8210 sales

Carphone Warehouse has suspended sales of Nokia's 8210 mobile phone because of an abnormal number of returns.
John Leyden, 22 Apr 2002
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Yahoo! sued! by! yodelling! cowboy!

The man behind Yahoo!'s distinctive yodel used in its ads is to sue the Internet business.
Tim Richardson, 22 Apr 2002
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Microsoft Will Call Gates To Testify This Week

Bill Gates, chairman and chief software architect of Microsoft Corp, will testify in person for the first time in the Washington DC court where his company's years-long antitrust case is being heard. Gates will "talk about the evolution of the PC ecosystem and Microsoft's role in fostering innovation in the PC industry" …
ComputerWire, 22 Apr 2002

Symantec preps Linux firewall for IBM iSeries

Symantec will announce this week that it is working with IBM to deliver a hardened firewall which will run within an iSeries Linux partition and provide protection for the iSeries or other connected servers on corporate networks, Timothy Prickett Morgan writes. The firewall is a tweaked version of Symantec's Enterprise …
ComputerWire, 22 Apr 2002
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Feud brews over Web Services interoperability

A stand-off over interoperability of web services specifications is developing after Sun Microsystems Inc was denied membership of the IBM and Microsoft-backed Web Services Interoperability (WS-I) organization, while 50 other companies were admitted, Gavin Clarke writes, The WS-I told Computerwire last week Sun's …
ComputerWire, 22 Apr 2002
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Siebel revenue plunges

Financial analysts were split over whether Siebel Systems Inc would buck the trend and report first-quarter financial results that met or exceeded guidance. In the event it broadly met guidance, but earnings were still 16% down on the year-ago period. Net income was $64.6m or 12 cents per share, down from $76.9m a year ago …
ComputerWire, 22 Apr 2002
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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.
Drew Cullen, 22 Apr 2002
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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.
Drew Cullen, 22 Apr 2002
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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.
Tim Richardson, 22 Apr 2002
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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.
Tim Richardson, 22 Apr 2002
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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.
Drew Cullen, 22 Apr 2002
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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.
Drew Cullen, 22 Apr 2002

NEC captures supercomputing crown

A Japanese supercomputer, based on technology from NEC, has taken the title of the world's fastest system.
John Leyden, 22 Apr 2002
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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.
Tim Richardson, 22 Apr 2002
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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.
Drew Cullen, 22 Apr 2002
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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).
Drew Cullen, 22 Apr 2002
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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.
John Leyden, 22 Apr 2002
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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.
Tim Richardson, 22 Apr 2002
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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.
Drew Cullen, 22 Apr 2002
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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.
John Lettice, 22 Apr 2002
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Egg customers pay by email

Egg customers can now digitally transfer money by email to any of the UK's 110 million bank accounts.
John Leyden, 22 Apr 2002
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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.
John Leyden, 22 Apr 2002
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ATI ships All-in-Wonder Radeon 8500 to retailers

ATI today started shipping the All-in-Wonder Radeon 8500 all-singing, all-dancing graphics card to retailers in North America.
Drew Cullen, 22 Apr 2002