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Xerox names former HP veteran as UK channel royalty

Former HP veteran Norman Richardson has landed at Xerox to run UK channels, the copier titan has confirmed. After 23 years at HP, he left in April '12 when the printer business he ran in Blighty was slapped together with the PC operation and Paul Hunter, who headed that biz was given the top job of the merged organ. In back …
Paul Kunert, 07 Feb 2014

Two Xerox houses become one: Pair of copycats now big, fat £57m UK firm

Print integrator Xeretec has wolfed down fellow Xerox house Bytes Document Solutions (BDS) for an undisclosed sum. The deal, which was closed in the wee small hours of this morning, will create a £57m turnover organisation that employs 220 staff across 11 offices in the UK and Ireland, the firms claimed. Darren Spence, UK MD at …
Paul Kunert, 01 May 2014
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Xerox begins rolling out patches for jumbled-numbers copier glitch

Two weeks after it was first made aware of the problem, Xerox has begun rolling out a fix for a software glitch that caused numbers in documents scanned by certain of its WorkCentre multi-function printers (MFPs) to come up garbled. "Our engineering team has been working around the clock to deliver the patch," Xerox wrote in a …
Neil McAllister, 22 Aug 2013
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Patching Xerox's number-changing photocopy phlaw will take weeks

Xerox has told its customers that their copiers may continue churning out dodgy numbers for a few weeks unless they change the settings on their hardware. "To hear and see this frustration and confusion goes against all that's core to Xerox's heritage and future," wrote Rick Dastin, president of Xerox's office and solutions …
Iain Thomson, 08 Aug 2013

Xerox admits there's no fix yet for number-fudging copiers

A flaw in the scanning compression software of some Xerox copiers which changes digits and numbers run through the machine is worse than first thought and will require a full software upgrade, the self-styled "Document Company" has said. The flaw was first spotted by German computer science student David Kriesel, who discovered …
Iain Thomson, 14 Aug 2013
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Apple raids Xerox YET AGAIN - for its chief beancounter

Xerox has announced that Apple has snaffled its chief financial officer Luca Maestri to be the new Cupertino corporate controller from the end of February. The firm synonymous with photocopying said Maestri was a "stellar finance executive" and that it had started a search to replace him. Maestri will take over from ex-Appler …
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Xerox copier flaw changes numbers in scanned docs

A German PhD student has found a flaw in some Xerox Workcentres that fudges the numbers on some scans thanks to poor data compression. Last Wednesday, computer science student David Kriesel was scanning in some building plans on a Xerox WorkCentre, and when checking the copies he found some of the dimensions of the plans had …
Iain Thomson, 06 Aug 2013
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PARC Alto source code released by computer history museum

The Computer History Museum in Mountain View has released another foundational piece of software to the world at large: some of the code that gave the world the Xerox Alto computer, which among other things helped inspire a couple of young garage developers, Steves Jobs and Wozniak. To the modern eye, the Alto looks odd – mostly …
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Steve Jobs had BETTER BALLS than Atari, says Apple mouse designer

Steve Jobs was well known for the size of his cojones, but it turns out that his former employer Atari had even better balls than him. In fact, it was these balls that inspired the first ever Apple mouse, the man who designed the first fruity iRodent has confessed. Jim Yurchenco, a retired engineer now in his dotage, was part …
Jasper Hamill, 19 Aug 2014

Zombie patents raid TI's wallet for $US3 million

Yet another patent troll non-practicing entity (NPE) has accumulated important wins in US courts, with US Ethernet Innovations (USEI) scoring a $US3 million win against Texas Instruments in a Texas US District Court. The company, which acquired patents from 3Com, had filed its suit against Texas Instruments in 2011, complaining …

SEC asks Affiliated Computer Services to step aside, snaps on rubber glove

The Securities and Exchange Commission is probing bean counting methods used by Xerox tentacle Affiliated Computer Services. In a filing, the copier monster confirmed the SEC has been "conducting an investigation of certain accounting practices" at ACS, an outsourcing and data centre management player that Xerox forked out $6. …
Paul Kunert, 08 Oct 2013
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Oracle, Dell, CSC, Xerox, Symantec accused of paying ZERO UK tax

Tech giants Oracle, Xerox, Dell, CSC and Symantec paid no corporate tax in the UK last year despite pocketing nearly £500m from public-sector IT contracts, it was claimed last night. According to a study undertaken by Charlie Elphicke, Conservative MP for Dover, the five US behemoths banked taxpayers' cash and had a combined UK …
Paul Kunert, 08 Jan 2013
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Xerox Phaser 6125

This printer has the lowest official retail price in the group by a good way and this feeds through to typical internet prices, where it can be had for around £139. You might expect Xerox to have cut some corners to get to this price, but not a bit of it. Xerox Phaser 6125 The tall white machine with dark blue highlights has …
Simon Williams, 26 Mar 2010
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Bytes Tech Group in 'early' talks with acquisition target

Bytes Technology Group (BTG) is courting management at a software services target as the ink still dries on yesterday's contract to offload its Xerox concessionaire. The Surrey-based business that has South African owners, sold the Bytes Document Solutions to fellow Xerox player Xeretec for an undisclosed sum as it was not …
Paul Kunert, 02 May 2014
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Xerox joins HP in printing by email

Xerox will issue an email address to any Extensible Interface Platform print, enabling printing by email without requiring drivers or even a local connection to the printer. Printing by email was introduced by HP in June, but is still limited to three models of printer and (by default) relies on secret email addresses to …
Bill Ray, 22 Sep 2010
Apple I set for auction

Forget the $2499 5K iMac – today we reveal Apple's most expensive computer to date

When Bonhams put a vintage Apple I computer on the block, the Brit auction house thought the tech antique would fetch as much as $500,000. It was wrong. Instead, the 1970s-era circuit board fetched an eye-watering $905,000 (£564,000) in New York on Wednesday. The winning bid came from the Henry Ford Museum, which said it will …
Shaun Nichols, 23 Oct 2014
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Xerox CEO's cure for US educational woes: 'Cool' and cash

The Chairman and CEO of Xerox believes that one way to fix the US educational system is to make science, technology, engineering, and math "cool". Another is money. "We have to celebrate the things that we desire," Ursula Burns told her audience at a keynote panel Wednesday morning at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las …
Rik Myslewski, 12 Jan 2012
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Xerox sues Google and Yahoo! over patentspeak

Xerox has sued Google and Yahoo!, claiming that various services offered by the two web giants infringe on a pair of its patents. In a suit (PDF) filed on Friday in a Delaware federal court, the copier king says that several Google and Yahoo! services - including YouTube, Google Maps, AdWords, and Yahoo! Shopping - step on …
Cade Metz, 24 Feb 2010
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Xerox barges into services with $6.4bn ACS buy

Copier giant Xerox plans to buy US outsourcing and data centre management giant Affiliated Computer Services Inc (ACS) for $6.4bn in a cash and stock deal. The company announced its "game-changing" acquisition proposal today. Xerox said it would cough up 4.935 of its shares and $18.60 in cash for each share of Dallas-based ACS …
Kelly Fiveash, 28 Sep 2009
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Xerox sees bleak 2009

Xerox announced Friday morning that it was lowering its expectations for first-quarter 2009 earnings by 69 to 85 per cent. Its share price immediately took a 20 per cent hit, but struggled back by five per cent in time for lunch in New York. Xerox's January and February revenue dropped 18 per cent due to slumping sales of …
Rik Myslewski, 20 Mar 2009
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Xerox makes $1.5bn document management buy

Printing and copying giant Xerox has announced its intention to run off 1.5 billion crisp dollar bills to buy document management firm Global Imaging Systems (GIS). The deal is expected to close in mid-May and values GIS at $29 per share. Xerox is aiming to use GIS' 4,500-strong workforce to double its small business …
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Xerox stumps up $670m to settle lawsuit

Xerox is to pay $670m to settle a securities lawsuit which dates back to 2000, without admitting any wrongdoing. The world’s biggest provider of grey copier boxes said yesterday that it had been granted preliminary court approval to settle the Carlson v. Xerox Corp lawsuit. The case had been brought on behalf of investors who …
Kelly Fiveash, 28 Mar 2008
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Xerox waves job axe at 3,000 staff

Printing giant Xerox Corp looks set to cull its worldwide workforce by five per cent. Xerox will axe about 3,000 jobs over the next six months to save $200m. Yesterday the company lowered its forecast for the next quarter amid what CEO Anne Mulcahy described as a “tough business environment”. The firm disappointed Wall Street …
Kelly Fiveash, 24 Oct 2008

Apple finance overlord Oppenheimer: I love Apple, but I gotta get this pilot licence. See ya

Apple's chief bean counter Peter Oppenheimer – the man who has been a constant during Apple's dark pre-iPod days and amid the meteoric rise since – is to call it a day at the end of September. The Cupertino finance lord manages all the grey aspects of the colourful tech vendor's biz including treasury, information systems, …
Paul Kunert, 04 Mar 2014
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Steve Jobs' bio man tackles geeks who 'created the digital revolution'

This is an enthralling but slightly flawed read written by Walter Isaacson – of Steve Jobs' authorised biography fame. Computers first entered human consciousness just over 170 years ago, when Charles Babbage was working on his mechanical difference engine and Ada Lovelace described programming. Since that seminal time, the …
Chris Mellor, 19 Oct 2014

Samsung appoints first-ever British head of UK ops

Samsung Electronics has upgraded UK and Ireland MD Andy Griffiths to the presidential suite above - the first time the Korean chaebol has put a native in charge of a major country subsidiary. The previous man in the hotseat, SP Kim, who doubled up as president of European operations, has now moved to run two global business …
Paul Kunert, 05 Feb 2014

Stephen Elop: I was RIGHT to BURN the PLATFORMS

Stephen Elop’s favourite pizza is prosciutto ham, mushrooms, green peppers and tomatoes. That was the most concrete answer he gave in an Ask Me Anything session on the Nokia website. Speaking through the Nokia website's Conversations blog, Elop said that Microsoft won’t use the Nokia name for very much longer as the smartphone …
Simon Rockman, 28 Apr 2014
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As WinXP death looms, Microsoft releases its operating system SOURCE CODE for free

Retro-computing fans got a treat on Tuesday when Microsoft donated the source code of MS DOS 1.1 and 2 to the Computer History Museum (CHM), along with the first version of Word for Windows. "Version 1.1 fits an entire operating system – limited as it was – into only 12KB of memory, which is tiny compared to today's software," …
Iain Thomson, 25 Mar 2014
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Xerox culls European distributors

Xerox has slashed its European distributors from 49 to just three. Ingram Micro was the first to blow its trumpet as one of the lucky trio. But the copy vendor has said there may be local variations to this pan-european - or as we used to say in the trade, oligarchical - arrangement. Other distributors may continue to sell its …
Team Register, 26 Jan 2006
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Xerox job losses on the cards after all

Xerox employees who were due to move to IBM after the firm outsourced their jobs have been dealt a blow, with news that IBM plans to make them redundant. The outsourcing was part of a review of Xerox's operations that had been carried out by the document firm in a bid to control costs. Under the original plan, Xerox was to …
Ciara O'Brien, 02 Aug 2007
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eBay rejects Carl Icahn's board nominees as 'inexperienced'

eBay has rejected both of Carl Icahn's nominees for its board, saying they're not qualified for the job – and has urged its investors to do the same. The online marketplace said in a pre-annual general meeting filing that it had looked at the candidates proposed by the activist investor, who's agitating to get the firm to spin …
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Xerox Phaser 6280V/DN

The sales ratio of colour to mono laser printers continues to swing towards colour, and not just in the SoHo market. If you want to buy a colour machine for a small business or a reasonably-sized workgroup, say four or five people, then the Xerox Phaser 6280V/DN certainly deserves a look. Xerox Phaser 6280V/DN Xerox's Phaser …
Simon Williams, 18 Jun 2009
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Danwood axes 200 after discovering 'accounting weaknesses'

Top brass at print consultancy the Danwood Group axed 200 staff as part of an operational review following the discovery of systemic accounting errors relating to services contracts. The details of the job cuts were laid bare in a Companies House filing today for the Lincoln-based HP, Xerox and Canon sales biz, covering results …
Paul Kunert, 28 May 2013

What the CUFF? Nokia shows how a smartwatch really OUGHT to work

Boffins working for Nokia have knocked together a prototype smartwatch with six screens, and patented the ways in which one might use it should such a thing ever become technically practical. The Nokia Facet isn't a product, it isn't even a prototype, but the functional model lets Nokia engineers work out how one might interact …
Bill Ray, 18 Oct 2013
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Xerox kicks off new channel partner scheme

Copier giant Xerox is reaching out to its customers in a touchy-feely approach with the launch of a new global partner programme. As we reported yesterday, the firm has changed its business strategy by dipping its toes into the so-called solutions marketplace by touting its HTML-based software, EIP (Extensible Interface …
Kelly Fiveash, 08 Jun 2007

MedTab fulfils Xerox predictions

Emanotec's newly launched MedTab has at long last realised the predictions of the future of mobile computing made years ago by Xerox Parc. Tabs, such as a watch or pager; pads, for working heads-down; and screens, for displaying or viewing data, all made up Xerox's vision. And while the screen and the tab have been with us for …
Bill Ray, 09 Mar 2007
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Xerox bets R&D future on pap

Having just encountered Xerox's top technology strategist for the first time, we're concerned that the company faces some very troubling issues in the years to come. Like suckers, we expected a speech on "Innovation Strategies in a Global Economy" to touch on innovation strategies in a global economy - or at least something …
Ashlee Vance, 07 Mar 2008

Palm pays $22.5m to end Xerox patent fight

Palm is to cough up $22.5m to Xerox to settle a long-running patent spat over who really owns the Graffiti character entry system Palm used to bundle with its PDAs. Xerox sued Palm in April 1997, alleging Graffiti incorporated technology and techniques outlined in one of its many US patents, 5,596,656. In December 2001, Xerox …
Tony Smith, 28 Jun 2006
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Veteran researchers: Cheapo US biz R&D risks innovation FAIL

The US has a problem: basic scientific research is underfunded, as is support for the work needed to translate basic research into marketable products. As a result, the US is in danger of falling behind its global technology competitors. Such was the conclusion of a panel of past and present research luminaries gathered for the …
Rik Myslewski, 29 May 2013
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Xerox boss says credit crisis could crunch IT budgets

Xerox has become the latest established IT company to join a chorus of complaints about how the credit crisis has begun to rock spending in the tech sector. In an interview with the Financial Times today Xerox boss Anne Mulcahy, who has been working on turning fortunes around at the firm since taking charge in 2001, echoed the …
Kelly Fiveash, 07 Jan 2008
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Intel invests millions in social computing research center

At Intel Labs' annual outing, Chipzilla has announced it is investing millions in a new social research center and explained how it plans to avoid the mistakes of researchers in the past. The new Intel Science Technology Center is a $15m program funding five years of research into social and anthropological research into how …
Iain Thomson, 27 Jun 2012
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Intel CTO Rattner steps down to attend to 'pressing family matter'

One of the most familiar faces of chip giant Intel is CTO Justin Rattner, and he has just announced his departure from the company. Rattner joined Chipzilla in 1973, and six years later he was the company's first principal engineer. He was named its fourth Intel Fellow in 1988 thanks in large part to his work in parallel …
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Xerox to fight patent validity ruling

Xerox is to appeal against a US District Court ruling that this week declared invalid a text-entry patent it holds and used to sue PalmOne in 1997. On Monday, Judge Michael A Telesca of the US District Court for the Western District of New York said: "Prior art references anticipate and render obvious the claim [made in the …
Tony Smith, 27 May 2004
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Andreessen, Metcalfe, Stallman and Swartz added to Internet Hall of Fame

The Internet Society has announced the latest inductees into the Internet Hall of Fame, and is including a posthumous entry for internet activist Aaron Swartz. The Internet Hall of Fame was founded last year, and this second round adds 32 appointees in three categories: Pioneers, Innovators, and Connectors. The new inductees in …
Iain Thomson, 27 Jun 2013
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Xerox: Web 2.0 coming to a grey box office soon

Xerox has climbed on board the crowded Web 2.0 ship with the introduction of solutions-based document management for its customers. Coming very late to the party, the photocopier giant has finally created its own HTML web-based, "IT friendly" product for office users. The step Xerox has taken into the software solutions …
Kelly Fiveash, 07 Jun 2007
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Xerox fluffs numbers

Copier company - Xerox has jangled the nerves of corporate America over concerns about its financial results. Xerox has a history of funny bookkeeping, which is why in April, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reckoned that the copier company had fluffed its numbers to the tune of $3 billion from 1997 to 2000 and …
Tim Richardson, 28 Jun 2002
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Predatory IP threatening the progress of open innovation

The predatory use of intellectual property by companies and individuals is causing a serious impediment to the process of open innovation that is driving the latest changes in technology. Henry Chesbrough, executive director of open innovation at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, said that the patents were originally …
Iain Thomson, 27 Apr 2012

IT jargon is absolutely REAMED with sexual double-entendres

My wife is looking at online porn again. This can happen accidentally to anyone from time to time, usually while reading through the results of perfectly innocent web searches such as oyster bar or prize giving head boy. But here my wife is scrolling through pictures of men being er... “serviced” from behind by women wearing …
Alistair Dabbs, 07 Sep 2014

Apple crushes all competition in US Brand of the Year survey

Americans love their Apples. A new Harris Interactive poll surveyed 38,814 US consumers, who ranked Apple as Brand of the Year in three categories: smartphones, tablets, and computers. "Americans continue to give Apple brands strong ratings," Harris Interactive SVP Manny Flores said in a release announcing the results. …
Rik Myslewski, 26 Jul 2013
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Xerox mortgages leases for $435m

Xerox, the deeply troubled everything-to-do-with-documents firm, has raised a $435m loan from GE Capital, part of the world's most untroubled company, backed by its UK equipment leases. The secured loan is repayable over 18 months and the two companies are talking about GE maybe taking over Xerox's lease financing in Europe. …
Drew Cullen, 10 Jan 2001