News »

  • Telstra denies ADSL price hike

    Telstra BigPond ADSL residential users face another price increase, according to reports on broadband community site Whirlpool.net.au.

  • Intel readies speedier mobile chips

    Intel announced a new round of mobile microprocessors Monday designed to bring greater power to low-priced notebooks that serve demanding users, according to the company.

  • IBM updates Director software with eye on automation

    IBM on Monday released an update to its management software for Intel-based servers, giving users a host of new automation and error-checking tools that could help reduce administration costs.

  • Nokia launches Vertu division to design luxury phones

    As expected, cell phone giant Nokia on Monday launched a subsidiary dedicated to designing luxurious mobile phones.

  • Report: AOL in talks to acquire Red Hat

    AOL Time Warner Inc. (AOLTW) is in talks over a potential acquisition of Red Hat Inc., a major distributor of the open-source Linux operating system, The Washington Post reported Saturday.

  • Fugitive hacker-investor arrested in Thailand

    A flamboyant former hacker and self-styled high-tech investment guru is under arrest in Thailand, after announcing with great fanfare that he would leave his native Germany for good.

  • Wireless content providers from Japan look to Europe

    Japanese wireless content providers are laying the groundwork to bring their wireless content services to the European market, starting with Spanish wireless operator Telefónica Móviles SA, according to Mitsui & Co. Ltd.

  • Neoteris offers VPN alternative

    When it comes to VPN (virtual private network) technology, Finisar Corp.'s Director of IT Patrick Wilson is of two minds. He's quick to credit the technology for keeping his remote workers connected and productive as his company's ranks quadrupled from 300 to 1,200 in 2001. Yet, he's as quick to point out the technology's serious shortcomings.

  • Intel: Web services moving towards mainstream

    The use of Web services among corporate users will reach the mainstream by 2003 and will reach the business-to-consumer e-commerce sector by 2004, according to Tom Burns, director of the Asia-Pacific Internet solutions group at Intel Corp. Asia-Pacific.

  • Gartner says 15 percent of Asian companies run Linux

    Linux adoption in the Asia-Pacific region has grown significantly in the last year, with 15 percent of the region's companies having servers that run on Linux, according to a Gartner Inc. survey of 850 corporations in Asia.

  • Palm completes split of hardware, software units

    Palm Inc. has spun off its software business in an effort to encourage more manufacturers to license its Palm OS operating system for PDAs (personal digital assistants).

  • Infineon slides in fiscal first quarter

    Semiconductor maker Infineon Technologies AG is blaming poor market conditions, especially in the wireline communication and chip-card sectors, for the steep plunge it took during its fiscal first quarter. The company made a net loss of €331 million ($A546 million as of Dec. 31, the last day of the period being reported), compared to net income of €280 million posted during the same quarter a year ago, Infineon said in a statement Monday.

  • Philips' chip makes USB links without need for PC

    USB (Universal Serial Bus) may come to rival Bluetooth wireless technology with a new chip that allows devices with USB ports to be directly connected.

  • AMD launches 1.3GHz Duron

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) on Monday started shipping a 1.3GHz version of its budget Duron processor, which is aimed at mainstream business and home PC users.

  • IDC: Users taking a new tack on business continuity

    The attacks on the U.S. on Sept. 11 last year have caused end users to make a fundamental reappraisal of what their key assets are and how to protect them, according to Steve Faris, vice president of marketing at storage management vendor EMC Corp. Asia-Pacific.

  • IDC: Asia to drive 2002 IT recovery

    The Asian region will be the fastest-growing IT market this year as the global IT industry begins a slow recovery from a calamitous 2001, according to Kirk Campbell, chief executive officer of market analyst International Data Corp. (IDC).

  • Toshiba intros fast cycle RAM for switches, routers

    Toshiba has introduced a series of 256M-bit FCRAM (fast cycle RAM) chips designed for high-speed routers and switches.

  • Toshiba unveils ultra-thin 802.11 notebook

    Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. (TAIS) uncovered its thinnest notebook yet on Monday, the Portégé 2000, which weighs less than three pounds and has built-in support for wireless networking.

  • Storage vendors face tough market in 2002

    A survey of Australian companies has found up to 80 per cent have no intention of purchasing storage products this year paving the way for tough market conditions for vendors in 2002.

  • Praxa restructures, discusses partnerships

    IT integrator Praxa plans to lay off a number of its staff as part of a restructure and faces a possible buyout, according to an internal memo obtained by Computerworld.