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PalmOne overturns Xerox Graffiti patent

A Xerox pen-based text-entry system patent - ownership of which forced Palm to ditch its Graffiti character-input technology - is invalid, a US District Court judge has ruled. The patent, number 5,596,656, details Xerox's Unistroke system, a series of 'shorthand' symbols drawn instead of real character glyphs. The symbols are …
Tony Smith, 24 May 2004
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Xerox priesthood suffers Graffitti setback

Xerox has been denied in its attempt to halt Palm from using the notation system Graffitti. Xerox priests claim to have sole legal rights to own the ancient alphabet, citing US Patent No. 5,596,656. Graffiti originated in the Nile Delta 4,000 years ago, where it was first used to record livestock. The name is a corruption of …
Andrew Orlowski, 27 Feb 2002
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Kyocera hit by Xerox writ at CeBIT

A row over the cost of laser printer consumables has resulted in Xerox taking an injunction out against Kyocera and forcing it to cover up part of its stand display. Xerox took out an injunction against Kyocera after the latter used comparative advertising suggesting its machines used less toner and were cheaper than its rivals …
Mike Magee, 23 Mar 1999
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HP crows as Xerox loses War of the Printheads

A New York Court yesterday dismissed an IP suit concerning -- get this -- inkjet printheads, filed by Xerox against Hewlett Packard. Xerox says it will appeal. The spat concerns patent number 5,030,971, which covers Xerox's multi-colour thermal inkjet print-head technology, As is so often the case, the judge's ruling has not …
Lucy Sherriff, 15 Sep 1999

Top500: 'Sky River 2' still rules as graphics tech leaves HPC applecart largely untouched

The Top500 ranking of the world's fastest supercomputers has been released, and the list of the top five systems could very well be simply a Xerox copy of the previous list, which came out back in summer. In the June rankings, the number one spot was taken by the massively parallel Tianhe-2 (Milky Way-2) at China's National …
Rik Myslewski, 18 Nov 2013
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Lawsuits In Motion files suit against Xerox

Research In Motion (RIM) has filed a "defensive" lawsuit against Xerox just in case the two companies' negotiations over whether RIM's Blackberry product infringes Xerox-held patents break down. The lawsuit, filed in 17 July with the US District Court of Hartford, Connecticut, details the discussions between the two companies …
Tony Smith, 29 Jul 2003
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Xerox moots roll-your-own monitor

Roll-up televisions and computer displays could soon be possible using new materials developed by Xerox. The company's Canadian research division says it can now create plastic circuits, using inkjet printing technology and semi-conductive ink. The technique can be used at low temperatures and in the open air, the company …
Lucy Sherriff, 20 Apr 2004
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Primax, Visioneer and Xerox in ménage à trois

Visioneer is to buy into the ScanSoft division of Xerox and at the same time said it would sell its hardware outfit to Taiwanese company Primax. Primax will buy the hardware component for around $7 million and will call the subsidiary Visioneer. Visioneer will create a new company called ScanSoft, specialising in scanner …
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Bytes' NHS deal loss hits revs – but biz margins rise

Bytes Technology Group's (BTG) top line took a hammering in fiscal 2012 ended February from the loss of a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement with the NHS – but efforts to push up gross margins boosted the bottom line. The Surrey-based reseller saw sales fall 16 per cent to £125m for the 12 months as two NHS true-ups in the previous …
Paul Kunert, 16 Apr 2012
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Battle resumes between HP and Xerox

The legal battle between Hewlett-Packard and Xerox continues, with HP suing for alleged breach of contract and patent infringement on its laser printing technology. This latest spat brings the number of patent suits between the printer heavyweight and Xerox to five. The complaint was filed in the US District Court in Boise, …
Linda Harrison, 01 Jul 1999
William Lowe. Credit: Marcin Wichary

RIP Bill Lowe: Father of the IBM PC no longer reading drive C

William (Bill) C. Lowe, the IBM manager who broke through Big Blue's corporate structure to build its first personal computer (and inadvertently made Microsoft the industry's powerhouse) has died at the age of 72 after a heart attack. Lowe joined IBM in 1962 and swiftly rose through the ranks to become lab director at the …
Iain Thomson, 29 Oct 2013
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Xerox accountants are squeaky clean

Good news for Xerox creditors and shareholders. The bluechip-to-pauper imaging biz has not been cooking the books. CEO Paul Allaire reports: "After rigorous reviews of Xerox's accounting, no fictitious transactions were found and the company's liquidity is not impacted." However, Xerox accountants have got their knickers in a …
Team Register, 01 Jun 2001
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Xerox wins Palm handwriting case

Xerox has established in court that it is the inventor of handwriting technology used in Palm devices. The next step is to establish damages which, considering the numbers of Palms sold, will run into several million dollars. And that's if the court works out the fees on a royalty basis. Palm and majority shareholder 3Com could …
Drew Cullen, 03 Jan 2002
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Xerox denies bankruptcy story

Xerox is contradicting a report in Tuesday's New York Post claiming that it retained New York investment firm Blackstone Group to help it manage an impending bankruptcy. While denying the bankruptcy charge, Xerox declined to explain its business with Blackstone, and would not confirm whether or not Newman is involved. The …
Thomas C Greene, 09 Jan 2001
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SAP shuffles execs to chase cloud success

It is time for musical chairs at SAP, and the desire to ramp-up products that run on the cloud and sell more of them is calling the tune to which the executives are dancing. The German software giant said in a statement that Lars Dalgaard, head of its entire cloud operations and the founder and CEO of SuccessFactors, was leaving …
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Xerox poo-poos bankruptcy claims

Troubled Xerox today denied it is planning to seek Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, despite hiring a New York investment firm specialising in bankruptcies. The New York Post today claimed that was precisely why loss-making and debt-laden Xerox had sought the help of the Blackstone Group. Not so, replied Xerox. "Xerox has no …
Tony Smith, 09 Jan 2001
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Xerox celebrates good results by suing HP…

Xerox managed to turn in a profit for its second quarter and has celebrated by once more suing its most unfavourite company, Hewlett Packard. The company turned in revs of $4.86 billion and profits of $395 million on that turnover. For some reason, Xerox top executives seemed to think that "weakness in Brazil" was a continuing …
Mike Magee, 22 Jul 1999
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Debt-ridden Xerox promises ‘aggressive turnaround’

Xerox, the bluechip-to-pauper imaging business, is to tackle its $18bn debt through an "aggressive turnaround plan". It says it will slash running costs by $1bn and will will raise $2bn -$4bn through asset disposals. Enough to make employees dizzy - but is it enough to satisfy creditors and shareholders? And why did the board …
Drew Cullen, 24 Oct 2000
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Douglas Engelbart, PC pioneer and creator of the mouse, dies at 88

Douglas Engelbart, the creator of the computer mouse and the man who pushed the computer industry into the graphical user interface age, has died in his California home at the age of 88 from kidney failure. Douglas Engelbart and mouse Douglas Engelbart and the first mouse In 1967 Engelbart filed Patent No. 3,541,541 for "X-Y …
Iain Thomson, 03 Jul 2013
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Xerox abandons SOHO sector

Xerox, the blue chip-to-pauper imaging biz, is leaving the retail sector. The debt-driven company says this is consistent with stated aim of focusing on "core growth opportunities". The move will also "generate significant cash savings and improved earnings". In Q1, this year the company's SOHO (small office/home office) sales …
Drew Cullen, 14 Jun 2001
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Xerox gunman kills seven

The man wanted by Hawaii police in connection with the killing of seven employees at the Xerox warehouse in Honolulu has given himself up. The man, named as Byron Uesugi, was said to be a copy machine repairman at Xerox -- the seven confirmed dead were all members of his work crew. All seven were men, they had been shot with a …
Sean Fleming, 02 Nov 1999
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Brit boffins GANG-RESEARCH tiny LEDs for 1Gbps network

A consortium of UK universities have banded together to spend some government cash building very small LEDs with a view to creating broadcast networks capable of hitting 1Gbps. The team, led by the University of Strathclyde and taking contributions from research units at Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford and St Andrews, plans to …
Bill Ray, 04 Feb 2013
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Xerox and IBM team up on Document Center integration

Xerox announced it will make its Document Center digital copier and workflow products work with IBM's Lotus Notes and Domino. The two companies have also agreed to initiate joint marketing programmes centred on their technologies. According to Xerox president Rick Thoman, the move will allow customers to bring the previously …
Team Register, 10 Sep 1998
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Silent, spacious and... well, insipid: Citroën's electric C-Zero car

French car manufacturer Citroën's logo represents the pioneering gear system designed by André Citroën. The company has a long history of innovation from the Traction Avant to the amazing DS – so is Citroën's C-Zero electric car similarly pioneering? A smart Hoxton cafe, not really an electricity showroom All that electricity …
Simon Rockman, 10 Jun 2014
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Bytes hungry for more buys

Bytes Technology group has signalled its intent to continue acquiring to fill out the holes in its portfolio. The Surrey-based Microsoft and Xerox house last week signed off the purchase of Security Partnerships (SP) for an undisclosed sum following a three-year break from acquisitions. But group MD Neil Murphy told The Reg …
Paul Kunert, 12 Aug 2011
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Xerox bans Windows XP beta after ‘major network outages’

Xerox has warned all 50,000 employees in the US not to install the Windows XP beta on company computers. The printer giant sent round an email on Wednesday telling staff that Xerox had experienced "three major network outages since Friday, March 30, that are directly traceable to the installation of the Microsoft Windows XP …
Linda Harrison, 07 Apr 2001

Gartner forecasts pro 3D printer prices below $2,000 by 2016

Analyst house Gartner has caught the 3D printing bug with its latest forecast on the future of the industry, and predicts enterprise-quality printers being cheap and plentiful by 2016. "3D printing is a technology accelerating to mainstream adoption," said Pete Basiliere, research director at Gartner. "The hype leads many people …
Iain Thomson, 29 Mar 2013
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Printers SMASHED to bits in Office Space copycat revenge vid

Of all the devices making our working lives harder, printers take top billing. Never mind computers that crash mid-PowerPoint or smartphones that inexplicably can’t find the network – these, at least, are complicated, multi-function devices with a lot going on. But printers? These have one job and one job only: put ink on paper …
Gavin Clarke, 13 Apr 2012
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Xerox to chop 4000 staff after Q4 loss

Xerox is to lay off 4000 staff after reporting losses of almost $200 million for Q4. The printer company said today the jobs, which represent around 4.5 per cent of worldwide staff, would go during the first quarter, with more to follow later in the year. It recorded a $198 million loss, or a loss of 31 cents per share, …
Linda Harrison, 29 Jan 2001
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Technology tops Forbes list of 100 most powerful women

The latest list from Forbes of the 100 most powerful women on the planet suggests that the technology industry is leading the way in promoting sexual equality, contributing 15 per cent of the spots overall and a quarter of the top 20 positions. The technology industry contributed more names to the list (see below) than any other …
Iain Thomson, 24 Aug 2012
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Xerox patent action over Palm Pilot casts cloud on IPO

A legal action over Palm's alleged violation of a Xerox patent for handwriting input technology is heading back to court, after a delay caused by a re-examination of the patent by the US Patents and Trademark Office at the request of 3Com, which now owns Palm. A recent 10Q filed with the SEC by 3Com has revealed that the PTO had …
Graham Lea, 12 Jan 2000
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Microsoft's Steve Ballmer named 'most improved tech CEO'

Jobs and career community website Glassdoor has named Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer its "most improved tech CEO" for 2012, though judging by the numbers it's a dubious honor, to say the least. According to the site's latest annual Tech Company Comparison Report, which it published on Tuesday, Microsoft's chief exec scored a CEO …
Neil McAllister, 13 Dec 2012
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Xerox fires 40 in porn site clampdown

Forty employees at Xerox have been fired for checking out Net porn while at work. The company has been monitoring all of its 92,000 staff worldwide, recording every Web site visited - something that two thirds of US companies admit to - and decided to make an example of the virtual voyeurs. Xerox was typically understated in …
Team Register, 15 Jul 2000

Tech firm CEOs more restrained than most at limiting personal pay

If you want to see the greatest disparity between the average worker and the CEO's pay packet, America is the place to be. But while the heads of many blue-chip US firms cash in more than most, the country's technology bosses are more abstemious. Since 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission has required publicly-traded …
Iain Thomson, 03 May 2013
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China lags on new tech patents

Japan’s technology giants may be struggling to cope commercially with cheaper rivals from China and beyond but they’re still among the most innovative companies in the world, according to the IEEE. The institute’s sixth annual Patent Power scorecard ranks firms according to the size and quality of their US patent portfolios in …
Phil Muncaster, 21 Dec 2012
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Who wants a 'robot companion'? Look no further than Intel Labs

Can you imagine IBM Research ever developing a social robot companion? Intel CTO Justin Rattner can’t, but he’s happy for his own researchers to build one – and for the technology to find its way into the market. Eventually. Ask most techies of a certain age how a company should carry out research and development and they will …
Joe Fay, 06 Jun 2013
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A history of personal computing in 20 objects part 1

Personal computing. Personal. Computing. We take both aspects so completely for granted these days, it's almost impossible to think of a time when computing wasn't personal - or when there was no electronic or mechanical computing. To get from there to here, we've gone from a time when 'computers' were people able to do perform …
Tony Smith, 01 Nov 2012
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Lexmark dumps inkjet arm, sacks 1,700

Lexmark is to shut down its inkjet printing manufacturing and research operations, although it will continue to support and supply existing hardware and is keeping its laser printing division. "Today's announcement represents difficult decisions, which are necessary to drive improved profitability and significant savings," said …
Iain Thomson, 28 Aug 2012
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MS, Xerox to port Windows to photocopiers

Microsoft and Xerox spin doctors have tipped off The Wall Street Journal early to the two companies' technology alliance to be announced tomorrow. According to the paper, the two Satan -- one of Software, the other of Photocopiers -- will sign a diabolic pact to ensure Xerox's digital copiers can more easily be connected to …
Tony Smith, 17 May 1999
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Update knackers hundreds of Zendesk helpdesks

The boss at cloud-based online helpdesk software provider Zendesk has apologised for a brief outage last night that suspended 360 client accounts. The firm, which counts big names including Adobe, Sony, Xerox, Groupon, Dropbox and Rackspace among its customers, experienced unexpected downtime for forty minutes from 22.15 GMT. …
Paul Kunert, 18 Nov 2011
Steve Jobs and the Apple Lisa

Happy birthday, Lisa: Apple's slow but heavy workhorse turns 30

Read a press release from Apple in the 1990s and it'll end with something along the lines of: “Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh.” All of which is true up to a point, but the statement does overlook the product that …
Bob Dormon, 18 Jan 2013
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MS, Xerox ink Windows for copiers deal

Microsoft and Xerox have entered a technology and market development alliance, as predicted here earlier this week. Windows NT 4.0 will be embedded in Xerox devices, with products being delivered from the third quarter, it was claimed yesterday. The idea is for Exchange to be used for the delivery of documents, and clearly, as …
Graham Lea, 19 May 1999
Colour Laser Printers

Desktop Colour Laser Printers: Best Buys

While any of these six printers can turn out a decent business page, with sharp black text and vibrant colour graphics, some definitely have more to offer than others and two stand out. The Reviews... Canon i-Sensys LBP5050 Dell 1320c HP Color LaserJet CP1215 Lexmark C540N OKI C3450N Xerox Phaser 6125 Colour Laser Printers …
Simon Williams, 26 Mar 2010
Ten... Colour laser printers

Ten... colour laser printers

There are two main technologies that can put colour text and graphics on paper; inkjet and laser. Though inkjet makers like Epson and HP have tried to push inkjets into the lower end of the office market, it’s still dominated by colour lasers, due to their speed and the high permanence of solid toner over liquid ink. Colour …
Simon Williams, 26 Nov 2011
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30 years ago, at flip of a switch, the internet as we know it WAS BORN

Thirty years ago this week the modern internet became operational as the US military flipped the switch on TCP/IP, but the move to the protocol stack was nearly killed at birth. The deadline was 1 January, 1983: after this, any of the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network's (ARPANET) 400 hosts that were still clinging to the …
Gavin Clarke, 03 Jan 2013
Henrik Rosendahl, senior VP Cloud Solutions, Quantum

Quizzed Quantum veep quashes hardware quit rumours

Is big data and big storage biz Quantum finally moving away from its hardware business to the cloud? This question was raised by a statement from Henrik Rosendahl, Quantum's Cloud Solutions SVP: Quantum is transitioning its business from being a predominantly hardware-based, on-premise data protection provider to turning into a …
Chris Mellor, 01 Aug 2013

Every man, woman and child in the UK paid HP £21 last year

The government spends billions of pounds on IT every year. While individual projects often make the news when investigated by auditors and select committees, the overall picture is less well-known. But it IS big business – both because of how much is spent, but also because just a few big businesses suck up very large amounts of …
SA Mathieson, 12 Nov 2013

12 simple rules: How Ted Codd transformed the humble database

Edgar – or Ted – Codd is one of the most influential figures in computing. Born 90 years today*, Codd – who passed away in 2003 – was the man who first conceived of the relational model for database management. Relational databases are today ubiquitous – on your PC, in your smartphone, in your bank’s ATMs, inside airline …
Gavin Clarke, 19 Aug 2013
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Ho ho ho! Apple's Samsung ban bid pushed back to Christmas

US Judge Lucy Koh has postponed any decision to permanently ban sales of Samsung's mobiles until 6 December - just in time for the Christmas rush. The request to remove Sammy's gear from shop shelves came from Apple, which had just trounced its tech rival in their ongoing epic patent lawsuit. The judge said that since both …
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Sick of juggling apps on biz PCs? This install tool will save your sanity

I've spent most of the past week in the San Francisco bay area. I've visited Nerd Mecca (Xerox PARC), various universities and Big Tech campuses. I've seen the Golden Gate Bridge, cursed San Francisco drivers, and discovered why Americans loathe AT&T. I've had a fantastic time down here, but the highlight of the trip has been …
Trevor Pott, 10 Aug 2012