Articles about Xerox

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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
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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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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 …

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

Pssst. Want to buy a timeshare in the clouds?

Comment Three questions: is baby turning into a monster? Are we desktop/notebook/tablet/smartphone users becoming the near-as-dammit slaves of social media and retail monopolists? Are these monopolists destroying jobs and impoverishing people faster than networked smart device and software technologies are creating jobs and enriching …
Chris Mellor, 24 Oct 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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Steve Jobs' bio man tackles geeks who 'created the digital revolution'

Page File 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
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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
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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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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 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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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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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 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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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

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
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Xerox gunman kills seven

Updated 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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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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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 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

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

Video 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

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 …
Justin Rattner

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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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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Veteran researchers: Cheapo US biz R&D risks innovation FAIL

Ethernet Summit 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 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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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
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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
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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 …

Quantum offers a cheap massage to hot cloud data

Quantum says it has created the first virtual deduplication appliance, and Xerox is punting a cloud backup service through 45,000 resellers that uses it bundled with Quantum's virtual machine backup. The DXi V1000 appliance is bargain-basement DXi deduplication technology delivered as software in a virtual machine. It can be …
Chris Mellor, 22 Mar 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

This week it rained in San Francisco and the power immediately blew out. Your tech utopia

Opinion It's amazing what 12 hours of something can do. For Silicon Valley, and particularly San Francisco, half a day of heavyish rain that would be described "April, maybe early May," by many Scots Highlanders, has caused massive problems and highlighted again why the area is losing its edge. At about 0730 PT on Thursday, a blown …
Iain Thomson, 12 Dec 2014
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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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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

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

Lord Lucan, Murakami's Strange Library ... and a hitchhiker's guide to the Computing Universe

Page File El Reg bookworm Mark Diston trawls through the freshest releases in publishing. This week we have a trippy new Murakami about a murderous librarian, a murder mystery to suit Downton Abbey fans and lastly, a pop-sci romp through computing history that soon takes a turn for the sci-fi... The Strange Library Haruki Murakami has …
Mark Diston, 29 Nov 2014
Steve Jobs with OS X interface designers in 2001 shortly before the beta release

Becoming Steve Jobs biography: ‘Much of it was chutzpah and self delusion’

Page File Hotly-trailed biography Becoming Steve Jobs is the first major book on the turtlenecked Apple godhead since Walter Isaacson’s authorised bio. Written by US business journalist Brent Schlender with help from Fast Company editor Rick Tetzeli, primarily in the first person, it arrives strapped Major Kong-style to its own redlining …
Adam Banks, 24 Mar 2015

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
Suitcase bulging with cash

UK investor throws £14.8m at firm that makes UNFORGEABLE 2-cent labels

UK investment house Invesco has acquired 13 per cent of Norway's ThinFilm, just as the company prepares to launch its first printed product, which it tells us will cost almost two cents. The investment gives Invesco 56 million shares in ThinFilm, which amounts to 13.3 per cent of the company, but this should provide the …
Bill Ray, 07 Sep 2013
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MuleSoft kicks out app integration platform

After a long gestation, MuleSoft has kicked out an application integration software platform it calls Anypoint. The suite, announced on Wednesday, sees enterprise service bus-specialist MuleSoft arming enterprises with tech that lets them deal with the cats-cradle of interdependencies created by sprawling IT estates. Anypoint …
Jack Clark, 03 Apr 2013

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

IT jargon is absolutely REAMED with sexual double-entendres

Something for the Weekend, Sir? 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
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Printers SMASHED to bits in Office Space copycat revenge vid

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

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

SC13 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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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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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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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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Red Hat founds ‘Xerox PARC for Linux clustering’

Linux distributor Red Hat has clearly come to think of itself as a latter day Xerox -- today it announced the formation of a PARC-style research centre charged with developing "world class" Linux clustering technology. To be fair to Red Hat, the prime motivator here appears to be its partner Alpha Processor (API), the Samsung- …
Tony Smith, 02 Feb 2000
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Douglas Engelbart, PC pioneer and creator of the mouse, dies at 88

Obit 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