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Intel tightens revenue forecast

Intel has trimmed the range of its second quarter revenue outlook, according to a mid-quarter update released Thursday.
Ashlee Vance, 06 Jun 2003

Blog noise is ‘life or death’ for Google

LettersSick of blog noise polluting the Google search results? We didn't realize how popular this idea would be. Evidently, the quality of information is dear to the hearts of many readers.
Andrew Orlowski, 06 Jun 2003

Public Wi-Fi – the debate bubbles on

LettersIs there money in public hotspots?
Andrew Orlowski, 06 Jun 2003

Wi-Fi prices: Europe is being ripped off

The Register's Wireless LAN Channel
Guy Kewney, 06 Jun 2003

Peoplesoft & JD Edwards: an IBM narrative

So PeopleSoft is to acquire JD Edwards. But what does it actually mean and what are the industry economics behind the deal, asks James Governor, of analyst firm Red Monk. The obvious conclusion is that it’s a defensive move for the two packaged application vendors, a bulking up in order to better compete against the likes of Oracle, SAP, and Siebel.
James Governor, 06 Jun 2003

Pogo brings TiVO-style recording to radio

Reg Kit Watch
Tony Smith, 06 Jun 2003

UK portals lag US giants

Home-grown portals in the UK continue to lag behind the Anglicised giants of the US, according to research from Forrester.
Tim Richardson, 06 Jun 2003

Palm Tungsten-T follow-up revealed?

Is Palm about to upgrade its ageing Tungsten-T PDA? That's certainly the suggestion made by posters on a Chinese bulletin board dedicated to the device after a piccy of the T's successor, the T2, was uploaded.
Tony Smith, 06 Jun 2003

BT admits distribution talks with Dixons

BT has confirmed that it has held talks with Dixons Store Group (DSG) about replacing Freeserve in a key distribution deal with the high street electrical retailer.
Tim Richardson, 06 Jun 2003

Microsoft pledges to cut Xbox costs

Microsoft has "aggressive plans" to reduce the cost of goods sold in its Xbox division as part of a broad cost management exercise, CEO Steve Ballmer says.
gamesindustry.biz, 06 Jun 2003

Holy Grail of crypto to arrive in three years, say UK boffins

UK boffins have demonstrated unbreakable quantum cryptography over fibre links longer than 100km for the first time.
John Leyden, 06 Jun 2003

Oracle ambushes Peoplesoft with $5.1bn bid

Oracle has launched an ambush bid for Peoplesoft, just days after its target announced an agreed $1.7bn share offer for JD Edwards.
Drew Cullen, 06 Jun 2003

KaZaA founders to ‘borrow’ your PC to distribute content

Joltid, the Swedish peer-to-peer software company formed by KaZaA founder Niklas Zennstrom, has launched PeerEnabler, a secure content distribution technology that utilises users' own PCs to disseminate content for publishers.
Tony Smith, 06 Jun 2003

Further Nvidia driver ‘optimisation’ detected – report

Nvidia has been accused - again - of using its Detonator FX graphics card drivers to reduce image quality in order to inflate its products' 3DMark 03 scores.
Tony Smith, 06 Jun 2003

Wired to publish Slammer code

Wired is to publish the code for SQL Slammer, the worm which caused havoc to Internet operations worldwide this January.
John Leyden, 06 Jun 2003

boycottebay.co.uk flogged on eBay

It had to happen. A hacked-off eBay punter has registered his dissatisfaction in eBay's decision to increase in "seller fees" in the UK by flogging "boycottebay.co.uk" on the auction site.
Tim Richardson, 06 Jun 2003

SCO's Second Amendment rebuffs Novell Unix claim

The army of paper shufflers beavering away at the SCO Group has managed to unearth a 1996 amendment powerful enough to block some of Novell's Unix claims.
Ashlee Vance, 06 Jun 2003

Data speed record crushed

U.S. and European scientists have set a new data transfer speed record, shattering the previous mark using nothing but good old fashioned Ethernet.
Ashlee Vance, 06 Jun 2003

Oracle to migrate PeopleSoft accounts to… Oracle

The normally staid world of the ERP gorillas has been thrown into turmoil this week, writes Fran Howarth, of Bloor Research. First PeopleSoft announced plans to acquire JD Edwards. Then Baan announced its sale and subsequent alignment with SSA technologies. Now Oracle has stated that it will be making an offer on Monday to buy PeopleSoft entirely.
IT-Analysis, 06 Jun 2003

Return to sender, false address unknown

Are spammers deliberately getting mail servers to bounce undeliverable messages towards their targets as a way of getting their junk read?
John Leyden, 06 Jun 2003

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