Trading Standards raids Rombyte
West Berkshire Trading Standards carried out a raid on the premises of Newbury memory distributor Rombyte yesterday.
NTL pushes ahead with debt swap
Bankers have given NTL the thumbs-up to go ahead with plans designed to rescue the indebted cableco.
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.
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."
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.