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Company posts way to expose PIII ID number

Zero-Knowledge Systems, a company which developed a demonstration of how malicious code can steal user's Pentium III ID number without them knowing, has had its demonstration program targeted by Intel and Symantec.

Microsoft buys audio technology for Windows CE

Microsoft is expanding its push into the digital audio realm by purchasing technology developed by Interactive Objects that allows users of handheld devices running Windows CE to play audio in Microsoft's Windows Streaming Media file format.

US Internet stocks take a beating

The bubble may have burst. Internet stocks on US markets took a beating today, with the stock of many of the larger Internet companies falling by as much as 28 per cent. Among those, Excite, Cnet and America Online.

AMD warns of earnings shortfall

AMD has warned for the third time it expects an earnings shortfall. The company has cited lower than expected shipments of its K6-2 processors and a drop in the average selling prices of AMD chips due to severe competition.

Microsoft restructures to five divisions

In the midst of settlement talks with the US DoJ, Microsoft has reorganised into five new divisions focused on customer groups. Microsoft president Steve Ballmer denies though that the company is anywhere near breaking up.

IBM to disable serial number in PIII

In response to privacy concerns over a processor serial number that is burned into Pentium III chips, IBM said it will disable the ID feature in the Pentium III computers it sells.

Corel, Adobe deny takeover rumours

A shareholders plan will be adopted by Corel to be used in the event of a takeover attempt, the company announced today. This follows rumours, which both companies have denied, that Adobe is planning a hostile takeover of the Canadian software compan...

Y2K suit against Intuit dismissed

A judge in California has dismissed a number of Year 2000-related lawsuits filed against Intuit over the last year, finding no damages had occurred to customers.

iMac sales help Apple post strong Q1

Apple Computer Inc. today cited strong sales of iMac computers in reporting first-quarter earnings of US$152 million, or 95 cents per share, on revenue of $1.7 billion.

Consumer devices to drive chip growth

Consumer devices, including mobile and Internet access appliances as well as automotive electronics, will drive growth in the semiconductor market going forward, several industry experts said yesterday during a luncheon panel at a semiconductor confe...

HP looks to enter device market

Hewlett-Packard is looking beyond the PC and planning to make networked devices that will enable people to hook into the "information utility" of pervasive computing, the company's CEO announced yesterday

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