The stock markets of the world are still suffering as the majority of technology related share prices continue to trade at extremely low values. However, there are still organisations around who have cash sitting in the bank, and with interest rates for savings at near record lows, speculation is rife that this summer will witness a rash of takeovers, buyouts and mergers. Last week, storage heavyweight EMC became the latest company to openly discuss acquiring companies in order to drive up its margins.
Time Group has hired RM sales director Geoff Smith to run the system builder's non-consumer businesss.
It's long been accepted at Vulture Central that the English language is going to the dogs. Indeed, many Reg hacks have made significant contribution to this process of decay with their "fluid" spelling and grammatical skills.
On June 5, Cisco changed the format for its certification exams. The company made an announcement (PDF) - "effective immediately" - on its web site
Volunteers who've been manning KPNQwest's pan-European Ebone broadband network for the last eight days say they will shut it down today if no buyer is found.
Server BriefingThe bottom line: today's servers need more system bandwidth - a lot more bandwidth. Faster processors need to be pumped with instructions and data if they're to process information efficiently. Increasingly, that information comes from multiple sources within the box and outside of it. And the processed data has to be passed on to ever more users through permanent 24x7 connections.
Oh dear. The Inland Revenue suspended its online tax-self assessment service yesterday after users complained that they could see the tax returns of other people when they logged on to the site.
Some of the UK's leading Internet operators are considering seeking a judicial review to examine what they describe as BT's alleged abuse of its dominant market position for broadband.
Time Group today confirmed that it was in talks to buy Consolidated Edison, a big French PC maker, to the extent of entering due diligence.
Dear oh dear oh dear - what is going on at BBC?
OpinionAndrew Richards, founder of Codeplay, the London based designer cutting-edge computer and console games development tools responds to yesterday's Nvidia Cg - 'C for graphics' - launch.
In a move that appears to be a coup for Michael Robertson et al, Wal-Mart's online store is offering eight different Microtel PCs with LindowsOS included. The computers sell for USD$299 to $599 and ship in one to seven days.
According to what we can decipher from Babelfish, which is notorious for butchering German, we're fairly confident that German mobile Unix developer Mobilix has beaten "Astérix et Obélix" publisher Editions Albert René in a trademark suit.
The liquidators of bust KPNQwest are to keep the service running until the end of June, after striking a deal with unpaid, 'exhausted' volunteers manning the Brussels network centre Ebone, its European internet backbone operation.
Somehow or other the Nimda worm has found its way into a file which Microsoft is distributing to developers in Korea.