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  • Iomega takes Q2 drubbing, lays off 800 to 1,100

    A product transition has hit computer drive maker Iomega, which Thursday announced a net loss of US$35.9 million -- or $0.13 per diluted share -- for its second fiscal quarter ended July 1, compared to profits of $40.4 million and $0.15 per diluted share for the same quarter last year. The company announced plans to reduce its workforce by 800 to 1,100 employees and to make a five-for-one reverse stock split.

  • Linux vendor SuSE names new CEO

    Linux operating system vendor SuSE Linux AG on Friday named Johannes Nussbickel as its new chief executive officer (CEO).

  • Jupiter: Napster rivals' rise is bad news for labels

    Occupied and knocked offline by legal battles, Napster is rapidly losing users who are seeking their free song-swapping fix wherever they can find it, according to a report released Friday by Jupiter Media Metrix.

  • IT spending still going up, but not for all users

    Despite the sluggish economy and the IT buying slowdown cited by numerous vendors, new surveys show that corporate spending on technology still appears to be going up on average this year. But that's certainly not what many users are planning.

  • Privacy and security require 'cultural evolution'

    Getting a grip on data privacy and IT security issues has to be accomplished through a cultural evolution within companies rather than by quick fixes, according to a panel of users, analysts and vendors that discussed the issue here yesterday.

  • Report: Verizon, WorldCom, IDT circle bankrupt Teligent

    Telecommunications giants Verizon Communications and WorldCom, as well as long-distance carrier IDT Corp., could be interested in bidding for remains of Teligent Inc., a now-bankrupt provider of fixed wireless local voice and high-speed data services, according to an article in Friday's The Wall Street Journal.

  • Open source tries to regroup at annual event

    With its footprint in nearly every corner of the Internet and computing industry, the collaborative development model called open source that spawned Linux and the Apache Web server is on the ropes, criticized publicly by its foes as unworkable, weighed down by internal strife and bruised by a dragging economy.

  • Microsoft opposes speedy trial

    Microsoft filed a motion Friday with the U.S. District Court of Appeals asking the court to deny a request by the U.S. Department of Justice to speed its antitrust case against the software maker to the trial court.

  • IBM launches virtual support desk package

    IBM debuted on Friday its new Virtual Help Desk, a Web-based service intended to aid internal IT support staffs at large organizations.

  • U.S. trade group says Broadcom violated Intel patents

    An administrative law judge for The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled that broadband chip maker Broadcom Corp. infringed on two intellectual property patents held by Intel Corp., an Intel spokesman said Friday.

  • Hacker's arrest prompts protest against Adobe

    Hackers angry about the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI's) arrest of Russian programmer Dmitry Sklyarov have spawned a campaign against Adobe Systems, which filed the complaint leading to the arrest in Las Vegas last week after Def Con, an annual conference for hackers.

  • G8 endorses plan to bridge 'digital divide'

    Leaders of the world's eight biggest powers endorsed an action plan on the weekend to bridge the "digital divide" between the world's richest and poorest countries.

  • New variant of Code Red worm found

    The same company that discovered the original Code Red worm which has been wreaking havoc worldwide this week said late Friday that it has identified a variant of the worm which is harder to track.

  • Microsoft listens to XP antipiracy criticism

    Microsoft Corp. is altering the antipiracy technology in the forthcoming version of its Windows operating system, responding to critics who argued that it will unfairly hinder users who change the configuration of their computer.

  • 'Code Red' worm exploits Windows NT flaw

    A malicious worm, named Code Red, that exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in certain configurations of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows NT and Windows 2000 operating systems is spreading rapidly over the Internet, according to the CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC). As many as 225,000 computers have already been affected, the organization said.

  • Mac OS X gets its own Windows Media Player

    Ensuring that users of the latest Apple Computer Inc. operating system, as well as Windows users, will be able to play Windows Media audio and video files, Microsoft Corp. on Thursday announced a version of its Windows Media Player for Mac OS X.

  • Sprint reports lower Q2 earnings, but beats estimates

    Sprint reported earnings for its long distance and wireless divisions Thursday, beating Wall Street's reduced expectations, but posting declining profits and revenue in its long-distance unit.

  • Two days late, Hotmail gets an upgrade

    Members of Microsoft's Hotmail e-mail service were greeted Thursday morning with a new look as the company rolled out a series of upgrades to its free e-mail service, including a new user interface as well as more signs of integration with Microsoft's much-ballyhooed .Net initiative.

  • Delta augments ERP system with spare parts software

    Like several other companies in the aviation industry, Delta Air Lines Inc. has come to the realization that it needs to install third-party spare parts management software to fill in functional gaps in its enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management system.

  • No singing the blues

    Bluelight.com LLC may have taken a bumpy ride along with the rest of the online retail industry during the past year, but the company's CTO, Patrick Chan, says that he is unfazed.