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AOL leads charge for MS breakup

America Online (AOL) and a trio of high-tech industry groups have filed an amici curiae (friend of the court) brief asking the US Court of Appeals to uphold a US District Court judge's ruling to split Microsoft in two.

Intel delays, changes focus of new Irish fab

Intel on Wednesday announced it will delay the opening of a wafer fabrication plant in Ireland for nine months to a year in order to support a new wafer production technology. The chip giant denied the move was related to a recent downturn in demand ...

Quotes of the year -- who said what in IT

It's that time of the year again, time to reveal some of the interesting, funny and downright stupid comments that issued from the mouths of the great, the good and the not-so-good in the IT industry during 2000.

MS TabletPCs to debut in 2002 at laptop prices

Microsoft is hoping to debut its TabletPC sometime in 2002 with the device being sold by OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) at "laptop prices," key members of the Microsoft development team said Sunday.

AltaVista refocuses on search engine business

Search engine company AltaVista announced Friday that it has cut 25 per cent of its US workforce and is quitting the media portal business. The moves represent a return by the company to its core search engine business in hopes of ramping up its prof...

Dell, Toshiba sign components pact valued at $US5B

Toshiba America Electronics Components (TAEC) announced its parent company Toshiba has signed a deal to supply Dell Computer with components on a worldwide basis. Initially due to run for three years, the deal has a potential value during that period...

Jobs: OS X public beta to be out in two weeks

The public beta for Apple Computer's Mac OS X will be rolled out on September 13 at the Apple Expo in Paris, company chief executive oficer Steve Jobs said in a keynote address at this week's Seybold publishing conference.

Microsoft fears e-book piracy

What is the publishing community's biggest fear? That it might be faced with the kind of copyright turmoil the recording industry is currently dealing with, thanks to music-sharing Web sites such as Napster.

Sun's Q4 Revenue Tops US$5 Billion

Sun Microsystems has announced that for the first time in its history, revenue for the company's fourth-quarter of fiscal 2000 has exceeded US$5 billion.

Oracle Unwraps Skills Exchange

Oracle Corp. Monday announced the start of registration for its worldwide skills exchange, one of several new features for the U.S. database, applications and tools vendor's Oracle Technology Network (OTN) developer network. The first transaction on ...

US agency warns of possible May Day DoS attacks

The National Infrastructure Protection Centre (NIPC), a US government agency, cautioned companies late Friday to be on the alert for a possible resumption in DoS (denial of service) attacks. Such attacks might be linked to Global Action Against Capit...

AOL, Compaq, Gateway, Sony invest in Transmeta

Chip startup Transmeta this week announced it has added some powerful investors, with the closing of a round of financing valued at $US88 million. America Online (AOL), Compaq, Gateway 2000 and Sony are among the new corporate investors in the privat...

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