3rd > May > 2002 Archive

Trading Standards raids Rombyte

West Berkshire Trading Standards carried out a raid on the premises of Newbury memory distributor Rombyte yesterday.
John Leyden, 03 May 2002

NTL pushes ahead with debt swap

Bankers have given NTL the thumbs-up to go ahead with plans designed to rescue the indebted cableco.
Tim Richardson, 03 May 2002

HP, Compaq to trade under “SRCAM” ticker

Hewlett Packard (HWP) and Compaq (CPQ) discarded sixty years of cumulative stock market history with a bold gesture that signifies their unity, the companies announced today.
Andrew Orlowski, 03 May 2002

Don Capellas articulates HPaq's vision thing

Compaq CEO Don Capellas took the stage on the final day of Merrill Lynch's "Hardware Heaven" financial analyst conference in San Francisco yesterday, eight months after he dispatched the Alpha chip to the afterlife. The two souls didn't meet, and as we'll see, last year's Alphacide hasn't just been forgotten, it's undergone a kind of low-level, sector-by-sector erasure, and now probably belongs to the part of Mike's brain labeled "things I never knew."
Andrew Orlowski, 03 May 2002

Level 3 buys Software Spectrum

Level 3, a very big co-lo business, is to buy Software Spectrum, a very big software reseller for $37 per share in cash.
Drew Cullen, 03 May 2002

Vodafone in Line for SFR Bid

ComputerWire, 03 May 2002

Sorenson hopes for speedy settlement of Apple suit

ComputerWire, 03 May 2002

Adobe wins patent infringement suit against Macromedia

ComputerWire, 03 May 2002

VIA April sales down

VIA's sales in April were US$59m, 12 per cent down on March and 36.57 per cent down on April ($92.698m)last year.
Drew Cullen, 03 May 2002

‘Zero conflict’ in BT over broadband

The head of BT Retail, Pierre Danon, today dismissed reports that the introduction of a "no frills" broadband service would lead to internal conflict within BT.
Tim Richardson, 03 May 2002

3DLabs claims ‘breakthrough’ graphics chip

3DLabs is to launch a new graphics accelerator chip, code-named the P10, and board-level products should be shipping in Q3.
Drew Cullen, 03 May 2002

BTopenworld cuts prices for the wireless home

BTopenworld has cut the price of its wireless LAN bundle by 10 per cent-ish for residential and small office broadband subscribers.
John Leyden, 03 May 2002

Linux networks much cheaper than Windows – report

Total cost of ownership (TCO) for medium-sized companies is up to a third lower for Linux than for Windows based systems.
John Leyden, 03 May 2002

Tulip wins access to Dell exec emails

Dell has been ordered by a US federal court to hand over the email records of 14 execs, after it was accused of failing to co-operate in a patent infringement case.
Drew Cullen, 03 May 2002

Knitters knocked by Slipknot fans

Fans of contemporary US music combo Slipknot have sent threatening emails to the polite British ladies of The Knitting & Crochet Guild.
Tim Richardson, 03 May 2002

MS disappears claim that Windows is legal requirement

Microsoft has backed away from its bizarre claim that it is a legal requirement that preinstalled operating systems remain with a machine for the life of the machine - but only slightly. The Register drew attention to this on Tuesday, and the Microsoft site spreading this disinformation was mysteriously updated on Wednesday.
John Lettice, 03 May 2002

The Bastard gets flustered

Episode 9
Simon Travaglia, 03 May 2002

Jail for mobile phone thieves

Anyone caught re-programming a mobile phone could be jailed for up to five years and face unlimited fines, according to a new Government Bill unveiled today.
Tim Richardson, 03 May 2002

Solaris wall shows cracks

Sun Microsystems is working on a patch to correct a format string vulnerability in a utility within its Solaris operating system.
John Leyden, 03 May 2002

Hell hath no fury

Updated againThey say that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. You'd better believe it. Here's a posting from FriendsReunited, the "simple to use website that allows you to find out what your old friends are doing now."
Lester Haines, 03 May 2002

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