2nd > September > 2002 Archive
SEC sends letter to Nvidia
Nvidia has received a letter from the Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) seeking more details about its accounting practices.
Apple's x86 OS named, sized
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 preps £8bn bid for SFR
Vodafone is getting ready to make a bid for Vivendi-controlled French mobile phone company, SFR.
Spammers help Klez top the virus charts
Variants of the Klez worm were by far the most common viruses circulating on the Internet last month.
Bertelsmann to ‘pull Napster plug’
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.
Cap Cyborg to chip 11 year old in wake of UK child killings
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 2002 sales at low-end of forecasts
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.
WinXP SP1 out next Monday – but can you avoid it?
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."
CAA mulls ban on laptops which don't exist
Laptop PCs may be banned from planes amid concern that the latest wireless technologies interfere with aircraft safety systems.
Softline resells Rapid Group to original owner
Softline AG has sold Rapid Group, the UK reseller group, to original owner John McCartney.
China blocks Google. Allegedly
Chinese authorities are feared to have blocked access to popular search engine, Google, ahead of the Communist Party congress in November.
Telewest offers broadband in Devon, Cornwall
Telewest has started offering cable broadband services to punters in Devon and Cornwall.
VIA sales down in August (or is that up?)
Compared with, say, UK firms, VIA Technologies is unusually open about sales figures, publishing results each month.