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Punters shun online auctions after losing e-bid virginity

Online auctions may get shedloads of hits, but visitors aren't returning to the sites after losing their e-auction virginity. The number of newcomers to these sites is rising, but nineteen per cent of them in Q2 said they wouldn't go back to an auction site, up from nine percent in Q1. In the first quarter of this year eight …
Linda Harrison, 14 Oct 2000
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AMD loose cannon in Via-Intel deal

Intel's CEO, Craig Barrett, was unequivocal about his firm's continued interest in the chipset market when he spoke to journalists in Sweden a fortnight ago. That, he said, would undermine confidence in the marketplace, and would not be something Intel would ever contemplate. Still, there's chipset business and there's chipset …
Mike Magee, 08 Jul 2000
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Intel continues Rambus PR puff

Chip giant Intel endorses Rambus memory so frequently,and with such ardour, for its up and coming Willamette platform that if you believed in conspiracy theories you'd be bound to find one here. According to a story in yesterday's EE Times, Intel has once more reiterated its faith in Rambus memory as being the only memory that …
Mike Magee, 10 May 2000
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MS Tablet suits Corridor Warriors, Canteen Commandos

Microsoft today identifies a key demographic for its TabletPC initiative, and it isn't pretty. "She's a corridor warrior," begins the blurb. "she spends more time attending meetings and dashing between conference rooms than at her desk." "Yet as she dashes along the corporate hallways…" it continues, but we think you get the …
Andrew Orlowski, 30 Oct 2002
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Intel to come clean on i820, Rambus tomorrow

Intel will tomorrow morning US Satan Clara time hold an analyst briefing at which it is expected to clarify its position on the vexed future of the Camino i820 chipset and Rambus memory technology. As we reported last week, the indications are that it will admit that product is at least three months away. Sources have told The …
Mike Magee, 11 Oct 1999
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Dead in the watermark, SDMI turns to chips, players?

A recent Federal filing by the Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI) reveals a massive cull/defection of members, and a small clutch of additions who may in some ways be related. The filing can be seen here, or is mirrored at Cyptome target="new"here. There are nine joiners, and 27 leavers. The volume of leavers might be …
John Lettice, 05 Jun 2001
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Rambus no longer makes Intel's eyes twinkle

A senior Intel source told The Register in February that he was very surprised when Rambus became the unexpected star of its Developer Forum show. We can thank senior Intel VP Dr Albert Yu, however, for putting the spotlight on the amazing dancing Rambus. Yu, demonstrating the Willamette processor at IDF, unequivocally stated …
Mike Magee, 08 May 2000
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Spam poetry: transcending the junk mail paradigm

It's taken a while, but we have sifted through the flotsam and jetsam which washes every day through inboxes world-wide and found the precious pieces of amber which lie hidden within. Yes indeed, it's time to hand out some Reg goodies for contributions to what we have called "Spam Poetry" - those bursts of random, spam-filter- …
Lester Haines, 23 Jul 2004
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Sharp unsheathes Muramasa ultra-slim notebook

Muramasa Sharp launched its ultra-thin 'Muramasa' PC-UM10 notebook in Europe today following the machine's Japanese debut back in June. Not that the company seems to have learned much in the meantime - the Muramasa has undergone very little change as it has moved from one market to another. And for a notebook designed to offer …
Tony Smith, 11 Sep 2001
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Hey, Korea - unbundle this!

The Rotting Dog Blog: Utopian distemper and other musings Korea December 5, 2005 - 07:17 am This Korea versus Microsoft punch-up has got the blogosphere all a-buzz this morning. Seems the Reds have slapped a $32m fine on Bill Gates for not pulling messaging and Media Player from its OS in breach of local antitrust laws. …
The Rotting Dog, 08 Dec 2005
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The mysteries of shootings, volcanoes and flying spaghetti monsters

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, the game that some seem to think is imbued with mythical powers of monster creation (maybe this is a mod we haven't come across) is still hitting the headlines, and probably checkout registers of stores across the land. Most recently this has been courtesy of lawyer Jack Thompson, who says there is …
Lucy Sherriff, 19 Aug 2005
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Hardware Round-up Sites awash with AMD-Intel samples

Both AMD and Intel are now beginning to seed the hardware sites with processors, and here you'll see Anandtech's review of the Pentium III 800MHz part...And mysteriously there is a whole raft of similar articles all over the Wibbly Wobbly Web. CPU Review has posted some benchmarks of scientific code running on AMD's Athlon …
Team Register, 15 May 2000