2nd > May > 2002 Archive

Micron walks away from Hynix

Hynix's creditors still want the Korean chipmaker to be sold.
Drew Cullen, 02 May 2002

Telewest axes 1,500 jobs

The UK's second biggest cableco, Telewest, is to slash 1,500 jobs as part of plans to save up to £50 million a year.
Tim Richardson, 02 May 2002

Anti-EULA script removes offending text

An imaginative person has created a VB script which will search for an End User License Agreement (EULA) in temporary files created during the installation of a program or application, and remove or replace the text so the user can truthfully claim never to have seen it.
Thomas C Greene, 02 May 2002

Oftel should consider splitting BT in two say MPs

An influential group of MPs has called on telecoms regulator Oftel to study proposals for the break-up of BT.
Tim Richardson, 02 May 2002

Infineon confirms Nanya gig

Infineon and Nanya today firmed the details of their proposed foundry JV.
Drew Cullen, 02 May 2002

More on the IBM UK redundos

IBM staffers have given us more details on the firm's UK redundancy programme.
John Leyden, 02 May 2002

Pipex slams rip-off broadband charges

The MD of PIPEX has launched a scathing attack on ISPs that charge too much for broadband.
Tim Richardson, 02 May 2002

NASCR awards gong to C2000

NASCR, the National Association of Computer Retailers, has names Computer 2000 as its hardware distie of the year.
Drew Cullen, 02 May 2002

Solaris 9 to beef up OS, application security

ComputerWire, 02 May 2002

AMD Licenses 64-bit MIPS architecture

ComputerWire, 02 May 2002

MS seeks senior spook to score Federal security $$$s

Microsoft is seeking to hire a high level executive whose role will be "to position Microsoft as a strategic partner to the [US] government in using our products and technologies to build Homeland Security solutions." Or, as the lead-in to the help-wanted ad less modestly puts it: "The Director of Federal Homeland Security will partner the world's most successful software company with the world's most powerful nation in using innovative and agile technology to prepare, detect, prevent, protect, respond, recover and manage against terrorism."
John Lettice, 02 May 2002

Microsoft goes back-to-basics on cable TV

ComputerWire, 02 May 2002

Google's AOL win upsets Inktomi, Overture

ComputerWire, 02 May 2002
Cat 5 cable

Storage benchmarkers push the envelope

ComputerWire, 02 May 2002

Argos in cheap telco deal

Argos, the UK's high street catalogue retailer, has become a discount telco offering punters up to 50 per cent off the cost of national phone calls.
Tim Richardson, 02 May 2002

ASSAiSSINAiTE all bugs

Networks Associates (NAI) and Internet Security Systems (ISS) today announced an alliance to integrate their technologies aimed at providing better protection for users against increasingly complex security threats.
John Leyden, 02 May 2002

MS' MIT prof witness gets toasted over KDE, GNOME

Some reports today suggest that Microsoft witness Stuart E Madnick, a computer science professor at MIT, might have made desperate claims in court that KDE and GNOME were operating systems. This, fortunately for the good prof's career, is not true, but he most certainly had a desperate and unsuccessful struggle with States' attorney Kevin Hodges, and it's worth reporting in some detail.
John Lettice, 02 May 2002

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