Fresh off its blockbuster announcement with Sun Microsystems, Fujitsu has stepped up with a new version of the SPARC64 processor.
Microsoft's Brazilian subsidiary has taken the country's leading open source advocate to court over what it calls defamatory remarks. Sergio Amadeu, president of the National Institute of Information Technology (ITI), a software libre consultancy, compared Microsoft's Windows license discounts for the public sector to running a "drug dealer practice". Brazil is moving towards open source at a pace, with central government and education leading the way. The magazine in which Amadeu's comments appeared last month is also named in the request.
The Department of Justice has published Oracle's most wanted list. It's a memo from April last year detailing the company's top acquisition targets. There are few surprises, with PeopleSoft and BEA taking the top spots, and Siebel coming in third. Also on the list at the time were Documentum, Business Objects, JD Edwards, Lawson Software, Sungard and Cerner. JD Edwards was subsequently snapped up by PeopleSoft, which then became the target of an aggressive takeover bid by Oracle, which has resulted in the current Antitrust hearings.
SuperComm The Internet has gotten to Vint Cerf and done so in an uncomfortable way.
AMD has pledged to fix three bugs in its Opteron chips that, if unremedied, could cause host systems to crash in certain circumstances.
Motorola chip subsidiary Freescale has registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission its intention to IPO.
Search engine Google has dropped Merrill Lynch from the group of bankers overseeing its Initial Public Offering.
It appears that the days of riches beyond the wildest dreams of avarice pouring forth from Africa are finally over.
UK businesses are being warned to be on their guard against bogus invoices for Internet-related services as fraudsters target understaffed firms during the summer.
Intel has invested in 'smart antenna' developer Motia.
Intel may soon be obliged to hand over internal documents to a European Commission (EC) anti-trust investigation.
CopperEye and IBM have announced a new Datablade for Informix users. The CopperEye Datablade is immediately available in Europe and will be available in the US later in the year. It runs on Informix v9.3 and up, and supports AIX, HP-UX, and Solaris and other platforms. Pricing varies by customer environment, but typically ranges from £30K - £360K ($54.6K -$655.1K), CopperEye says.
Lost among the brouhaha surrounding Intel's 'Grantsdale' and 'Alderwood' chipset launch this past weekend was the chip giant's introduction of a set of 90nm Celeron processors.
Tiffany is suing eBay over for fake jewellery offered for sale on the online auction site.
Customs & Excise is spending vast sums on IT for uncertain benefits, according to an influential group of MPs.
Cablevision - a cableco that serves 3m households in the New York metropolitan area - has sparked a price war.
SpaceShipOne yesterday became the first privately-built and manned vehicle to reach the lower limits of space.
Site Offer The great promise of .NET is that it allows the different parts of an enterprise application to be built using the same platform; yet, until now, .NET books have avoided covering the sort of issues that arise when these large applications are being constructed.
US digital music distributor Loudeye has acquired On Demand Distribution (OD2) for $40.5m in cash and shares.
PalmOne saw its shares jump more than 20 per cent in after-hours trading last night after it beat expectations by posting a profit for the fourth quarter.
Last week we carried our thoughts and impressions from the VON (voice over networks) conference in London and focused on the difference between the instantaneous gratification of Skype for private individuals and the safe and efficient enterprise wide VoIP implementations, reliant mostly on the SIP protocol.
It looks like the $440m settlement between Microsoft and Intertrust is going to be worthwhile for everyone concerned, with the potential for it to release a universal Digital Rights platform before the end of the year that will change dramatically how online content is consumed.
Ofcom has bungled a ruling against Tiscali UK after ticking off the ISP by mistake.
The key to local government modernisation is not in the IT, it is in the people. IT is the central element of updating services, but it cannot be considered in isolation: the people running the services and the people using the services must come first.
Microsoft's Xbox 2 console will not be backwardly compatible with the current version, sources close to the company claim.
BMW has confirmed speculation and leaks that from 12 July it is to offer US drivers the ability to hook their iPods directly into in-car stereo systems.
The Australian army is to bring a whole new meaning to the terms 'wardriving' and 'hotspot' when it equips troops with Wi-Fi-enabled communications kit later this year.
Bell Microproducts has bought Manchester distie OpenPSL Ltd for $36m (£19.8m) in a mixture of cash and shares. Bell expects the deal will be accretive to earnings. OpenPSL expects revenue of around $209m (£115m) for the year ending July 2004.
BT has chosen PeopleSoft to help it manage its 100,000 staff. BT expects to lower HR costs using PeopleSoft's Enterprise Human Capital Management software.
It was five years ago today... When looking at the total sum of Bill Gates' wealth we are reminded of the old Abba song. No, not Money, Money, Money, but rather SOS, which begins with the line: "Where are those happy days, they seem so hard to find..?"
The US has a hardcore group of people who simply aren't interested in using the Internet. Around a third of US adults have rejected the Net, causing researchers to split them into two distinct groups.
A spat between the US and the EU over the European satellite-based global navigation system Galileo is to be formally ended in Ireland this week. Officials will sign an accord to ensure that the new system will provide the desired accuracy but not interfere with US military signals.
SuperComm It's rare to see such immense concern on the face of US technology executives and government regulators. But concern is the exact word needed to describe the state of panelists debating the health of the US telecommunications industry during a panel held here Monday at the SuperComm conference.
The magical Lollapalooza music festival has been cancelled as a result of peer-to-peer file trading.
Microsoft today slammed claims that Xbox 2 will not play Xbox games as "irresponsible... pulp fiction".