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Lawsuits in Motion to pay $53m

Doomsday came a little closer this week for Research In Motion, as a court ruled that the company must pay aggravated damages of $53 million to NTP Inc., a patent holding company based in Virginia. A judge stayed an injunction against RIM that would have prevented it from selling the Blackberry device and services in the United States.
Andrew Orlowski, 06 Aug 2003

IBM gets AS/400 running on PSone

Hackers may have oiled the rails for Linux fans eager to run their favourite Penguin-fronted operating system on Xbox, but that's nothing compared to IBM's latest in-house project: running the OS/400 enterprise operating system on a humble PSone.
gamesindustry.biz, 06 Aug 2003

Nvidia to fix 130nm yield flaws this month

Nvidia's problems achieving good yields on its 130nm chips are entirely of its own making and blame should not be laid at the door of its main foundry partner, TSMC.
Tony Smith, 06 Aug 2003

Intel, Broadcom suspend hostilities

'Enough already!' That's the cry that appears to have come up from both camps in the long-running legal battle between Intel and Broadcom.
Tony Smith, 06 Aug 2003
Cat 5 cable

BEA + HP +Accenture + Linux = IBM?

BEA WebLogic 8.1 has just gone GA, writes Peter Abrahams of Bloor Research. This gave BEA the opportunity to have a customer ra-ra session on Monday this week. The main messages were:
IT-Analysis, 06 Aug 2003

Linux Continues to Continue

IBM and SuSE Linux have got security certification for Linux from the US Government, writes Robin Bloor of Bloor Research. Acquiring certification, under a Pentagon certification program entitled Common Criteria, is costly and time consuming, but IBM and SuSE put in the money and the time.
IT-Analysis, 06 Aug 2003

AMD preparing Athlon 64 FX?

AMD's Athlon 64 - already the source of much speculation over the number of pins each packaged chip will features, 754, 939 and/or 940 - has become embroiled in rumours centring on the company's FX nomenclature.
Tony Smith, 06 Aug 2003

Cisco Q4 profits up

Cisco racked up the profits in Q4, even though sales were flat. Net income for the three months to July 26, 2003 was up 27 per cent to $982 million (Q4: 2002 $772 million) on sales of $4.7bn (Q4 2002 $4.8bn).
John Leyden, 06 Aug 2003

SBC to deploy 20K hotspots for Wi-Fi/3G network

SBC is build a huge WiFi broadband network in its corner of the US, spanning 20,000 hotspots in 6,000 venues.
Drew Cullen, 06 Aug 2003
Cat 5 cable

Open up servers, unbundle WMP, Europe tells MS

Microsoft must open up on its server interfaces and either unbundle Media Player from Windows or ship competing players with the product, the European Commission said today in a 'last warning' to the company. According to the Commission, "Microsoft's [antitrust] abuses are still ongoing," and the company is being given one final chance to answer the objections before Europe pushes the button.
John Lettice, 06 Aug 2003

SBC plans 20,000-hotspot WLAN plan

US telco SBC today pledged to roll out 20,00 Wi-Fi hot-spots by the end of 2006 to fill the Internet connectivity gap between the home and the office.
Tony Smith, 06 Aug 2003

‘Golden Age of Free Music’ vs ‘Copying is Stealing’

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has launched an advertising campaign using the slogan "copying is stealing" to convey to the public the message that digital copying (eg. over peer-to-peer (P2P) networks) is as serious and criminal as stealing a CD from a record shop or a DVD from a video shop.
Taylor Walton, 06 Aug 2003

Memory sticks are the latest security risk

Memory sticks have been branded as the latest security risk by security firm SecureWave, whose intrusion prevention technology can be used to control the use of the popular devices in corporate environments.
John Leyden, 06 Aug 2003

AMD buys Nat Semi Geode chip

AMD is buying National Semiconductor's Geode x86-compatible microprocessor and system-on-a-chip platform.
Tony Smith, 06 Aug 2003

WinXP Media Center PCs come to Europe

Microsoft has signed up 30-ish PC builders to flog entertainment-centric PCs based on WinXP Media Center Edition in Europe for the first time. The company already has a roster of 20 OEMs selling Media Center PCs in US, Canada and Korea.
Drew Cullen, 06 Aug 2003
Cat 5 cable

StorageTek bulks up tape, trims disk

Flexing its muscle in both tape and disk, StorageTek this week made a pair of moves to round out its storage line-up.
Ashlee Vance, 06 Aug 2003

Microsoft updates Xbox TV support chip

Microsoft is to update its Xbox consoles with a new, cheaper TV output system.
Tony Smith, 06 Aug 2003

Innovation Blue: What new logo?

LettersInnovation Blue is the Colour a Konica Minolta LogoWatch special
Drew Cullen, 06 Aug 2003

HP puts Intel's finest into blade servers

HP has built out its blade server portfolio to cover the entire speed spectrum from low power systems to barn burning Xeon-powered kit.
Ashlee Vance, 06 Aug 2003

Legal action threatened against domain slammer

The Dutch hosting provider Deinternetman and its American partner Register.com (no relation to El Reg), ponder legal action against Domain Registry of Europe (DRoE) for sending their customers letters urging them to renew their domain contracts.
Jan Libbenga, 06 Aug 2003

Lightning knocks out Halifax IT system

A lightning storm in Belfast last night knocked out the IT systems of one of Halifax Bank's main UK call centres, creating problems for the bank in fielding customer queries well into this morning.
John Leyden, 06 Aug 2003

US Navy buys Linux on Apple kit

Apple Computer has scored its biggest ever sale of Xserve servers - thanks to Linux.
Andrew Orlowski, 06 Aug 2003

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