26th > September > 2001 Archive
Micron nets big loss
Micron Technology, the American DRAM maker, has produced a whopping net loss of $576m for its Q4, with plunging memory prices largely to blame for the deficit.
Black Box buys Northants dealer
Black Box Corporation, the US networking reseller, is working its way up to full UK coverage through a interesting - or unique we should say in these straitened times - of infill acquisition.
Sage acquires US outfits
Sage is bulking up its US portfolio of software for SMEs with the acquisition of Micro Information Products.
Excite@Home chops 500 workers
Struggling Excite@Home is to axe 500 jobs in its ongoing battle to cut costs and keep its business afloat.
Face-scan outfit rushes to exploit WTC atrocity
We've heard of price gouging by retailers of American flags, 'Infinite Justice' mouse pads, and Bin Laden bin liners; but face recognition outfit Visionics takes the prize for bottom-feeding on America's bereavement, fear and anger.
CMGI loses $1.3bn
CMGI - the Internet parent whose siblings include AltaVista - lost more than $1 billion last quarter as the company reported increased losses and falling revenues despite continued restructuring at the company.
Consumer groups to call for defanging of WinXP
Four US consumer organisations are poised to damn Windows XP later today, and to offer their thoughts on the measures the courts should take to protect the public from the Beast. At a Washington press conference the Consumer Federation of America, the Consumers Union, the Media Access Project and US Public Interest Research Group intend to explain why Windows XP "advances the company's illegal anti-competitive practices and harms the nation's consumers."
BT Anytime not ‘reliable’
The advertising watchdog has ticked off BTopenworld for describing its unmetered dial-up service, BT Anytime, as "reliable", after users protested that they couldn't use the service.
Sun declares war on TPC benchmarks
Sun Microsystems won't be releasing any industry-standard TPC benchmarks for its new Sun Fire 15000 Server.
Internet Security: We're all responsible
Government and business should team up to improve Internet security, ecommerce minister Douglas Alexander said today.
Oftel strengthens mobile price controls
Oftel has tightened price controls on UK mobile operators today in its long-awaited report into the market.
Mac loyalists get free OS X 10.1 Upgrade
As expected, Apple has rolled out the long-anticipated speed update to OS X, 10.1. Both Server and Client editions get their update.
Easynet says DSL demand is up
Easynet claims there is "clear demand" for broadband services among business users and expects demand to increase in spite of overall market conditions.
Broader surveillance won't prevent terrorism -Schneier
The clamour for wider surveillance measures has been deafening in the wake of September 11.
MS targets Linux, Mac rivals with IIS astroturf
When we revealed the delightful bulletin yesterday that Microsoft has sent its salesforce, defending its Internet Information Server (IIS), we rather deviously kept one section under wraps.
Friends of Sun rally for Passport-killer
Sun has been hinting for weeks that it's rustling up support for an alternative to Microsoft's version of single-sign-on for web transactions, and it went public today.