2nd > September > 2002 Archive
Wal-Mart is famous/notorious for its relentless focus on price.
Nvidia has received a letter from the Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) seeking more details about its accounting practices.
It's long been assumed that Apple has maintained an x86-compatible version of its old NeXT OS, which these days is marketed as Mac OS X. But now a report at eWeek confirms its existence, status and staffing levels.
Vodafone is getting ready to make a bid for Vivendi-controlled French mobile phone company, SFR.
Variants of the Klez worm were by far the most common viruses circulating on the Internet last month.
German media giant Bertelsmann could be ending its love affair with the Internet following reports that it is looking to sell its online book business and cease the funding of Napster.
Captain Cyborg, aka Professor Kevin Warwick of Reading University, is generally a harmless if somewhat tedious self-publicist whose risible 'experiments' pay his rent and provide the less critical elements of the press with a never-ending stream of stupid stories. But an exclusive in today's Daily Mirror serves to illustrate that such maniacs are not always harmless.
Gateway's sales for 2002 will probably be at the low end of previously published company forecasts of $4.5bn-$5bn, CFO Joe Burke told Bloomberg last week.
Windows XP Service Pack 1 is complete, and will be available for download and via CD (cost as yet unspecified) from next Monday (9th September). According to the release, it "provides enhanced user experience" and "brings enhanced security, reliability and compatibility to business and home users." It also fixes some bugs, and includes the " required changes of the proposed consent decree signed with the U.S. Department of Justice and nine state attorneys general."
Laptop PCs may be banned from planes amid concern that the latest wireless technologies interfere with aircraft safety systems.
Softline AG has sold Rapid Group, the UK reseller group, to original owner John McCartney.
Chinese authorities are feared to have blocked access to popular search engine, Google, ahead of the Communist Party congress in November.
Telewest has started offering cable broadband services to punters in Devon and Cornwall.
Compared with, say, UK firms, VIA Technologies is unusually open about sales figures, publishing results each month.
The job axe hangs over 96 UK workers in US-owned mail order giant Insight following second quarter losses in Britain of £2.5 million.