Worldcom, the US telco, has uncovered an huge accounting scandal at the firm, which overstated profits by an astonishing $3.8bn.
Over the years, Apple has become accustomed to bad news. Now it gets the flutters when there's good news. And so, the company has sacked its PR manager in Australia after she mistakenly issued a good news press release.
Microsoft is pitching a new development tool at non-professional developers who want to make use of the features of .NET. The new tool, known as the Web Matrix project, offers all of the basic single-user features that would be expected and doesn't have some of the management features that are to be found in Visual Studio .NET.
Kevin Browne, manager of the Microsoft Macintosh Business Unit, has responded to our coverage of the lack of localization on the Mac for Hebrew, Arabic and other languages. We print his reply in full. We print our response in full, too.
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A Democrat Congressman is proposing a bill that would legalise techniques to disrupt the operation of file sharing networks, such as KaZaA and Morpheus.
HWRoundupNow then, now then, here's an interesting nugget fossicked by ExtremeTech reader and consultant Andreas Kuhn - a two-year old white paper "authored by AMD and encryption firm Wave Systems (which) may offer additional clues to the design of PCs incorporating Palladium, Microsoft's new security initiative."
Dixons has issued an bullish assessment of a sales recovery in mobile phones and PCs, following big slumps in the year to April 27 2002.
LCD monitor sales continue to rise at the expense of their CRT counterparts , and will account for more than 75 per cent of monitor shipments by 2006.
Server BriefingBlades may not have become the biggest sector of the server market - contrary to some of the more bullish forecasts made last year - but these compact server-on-a-card machines are nevertheless likely to be one of the more active areas of the business over the coming years.
Two more companies today signed up to the AMD standards camp, with Zeus, the Internet server software guys, tipping up to write 64-bit extensions for Opteron, and VIA enlisting for the HyperTransport protocol brigade.
A serious vulnerability in default installation of OpenSSH on the OpenBSD operating system has come to light.