30th > September > 2002 Archive
China's first CPU - the existence of which was first reported a year ago - has made its debut, according the People's Daily.
Vodafone customers in Ireland have complained that the mobile phone company is spamming their friends.
SAS Institute Inc is building up its analytical CRM portfolio with the release of Interaction Management, real-time analysis software for multi-channel, in- and out-bound customer interactions.
Cisco Systems today announced a deal to acquire storage firm Andiamo Systems and outlined plans to introduce a line of high end storage switches based on Andiamo's technology by the end of the year.
It is possible to argue that storage and storage management have been the most active areas in IT over the last couple of years. Storage Area Networking (SAN), Network Attached Storage (NAS) and software tools addressing the management of increasingly complex storage infrastructures have been evolving rapidly. However, the whole storage community is agreed upon one thing. There is a desperate need of standards that would allow complex, heterogeneous storage infrastructures to be built in a straightforward, risk-free manner. The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is stepping up its efforts to take on this challenge.
Maxtor has been a busy PR bunny on the launch front with three ginormous HDD announcements in the last week.
Google today launches Adwords - you know, the text boxes on the righthand side of search pages - for UK advertisers.
The Register has a new Enterprise Storage ChannelIBM has released details of new and updated tools addressing the issues of host integration.
BTopenworld is ditching its 24/7 unmetered dial-up service, according to insiders. Instead, BT's ISP plans to cap the amount of time people are allowed to use the service to 150 hours a month.
ATI today added a RADEON 9700 flavor to its ALL-IN-WONDER retail line up of home entertainment graphics/multimedia cards. You can pick up a board this fall, in North America anyway. It doesn't come cheap - "less than USD$500", ATI says. But what's that to the computer games fanatics who like to watch TV on their PCs and maybe put in a bit of video editing on the side?
The satirical Web site, thinkofthechildren.co.uk, has reactivated - after it was shut down following intervention by police.
There's still a chance to spare small time webcasters from the axe, but hurry. The House votes on the Relief for Small-Business Webcasters Act (HR 5469), so today's the last day to make your views heard to your local Congressional representative.
Apple has extended the cut-off date for iTools account holders to October 14. After that date, existing iTools account and mac.com email addresses will cease to work unless they've been converted to the $100-a-year subscription software package .Mac. The $49.95 introductory offer has also been extended.
Stardock has released a small utility that brings several of the dazzling effects seen in Apple's Aqua UI to the PC. WindowFX 2.0, released today, performs Direct3D operations including transparency and transitions on each window - which we think is a first on Windows - although Stardock is shying away from a confrontation with Apple's legal department by not including the hallmark Genie effect, for example.