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  • STMicro reports Q2 loss, warns on Q3

    Europe's biggest semiconductor maker STMicroelectronics NV (ST) blamed order cancellations for disappointing second-quarter revenue, down to US$1.59 billion compared to $1.88 billion a year ago, and warned that lower earnings would continue into the third quarter.

  • TOKYO EDGE - Toshiba squeezes 5GB hard disk into PC Card

    Japan's Toshiba has managed to squeeze a 5G byte hard disk drive into a Type II PC Card -- a development that will be welcomed by road warriors and users of portable digital multimedia devices everywhere.

  • Internet too complex to secure, says exec

    When he goes to Washington, D.C. next week to testify before the U.S. Congress on computer and Internet security, Bruce Schneier, the chief technology officer of Counterpane Internet Security Inc., would like to tell them that such efforts are currently done poorly and with the wrong goals.

  • RealNames makes Web searches easier

    RealNames launched new Internet search tools Wednesday designed to make it faster and easier for users to find information on the Web.

  • New Mexico settles with Microsoft

    New Mexico said Thursday it has settled its antitrust claims against Microsoft, the first of 19 state attorneys general to bow out of the legal battle since Microsoft was deemed last year to be a predatory monopolist by a U.S. District Court.

  • 8,500 take Lucent early retirement package

    Lucent Technologies on Thursday said 8,500 of the 10,000 employees who were offered early retirement incentives as a part of the telecommunications equipment maker's job cuts took them.

  • CA cleans up product line jumble

    Computer Associates International Inc.'s customers say the firm is making strides to improve its services and articulate its product messages more clearly but still has a long way to go.

  • Commerce One completes reorganization

    Commerce One Inc. has completed its reorganization into a holding company structure under the terms of its agreement with automakers in connection with the Covisint LLC marketplace.

  • Telstra restructures wholesale business unit

    Telstra has announced changes to its Infrastructure Services & Wholesale business unit as part of a drive to cut costs and grow revenues.

  • CNN to cease personalized Internet news service

    Cutbacks continue for the online arm of Cable News Network LP, which will stop its personalized news service this month.

  • ATG adopts application-centric strategy

    Struggling Art Technology Group Inc. (ATG) this week detailed plans to port its suite of e-commerce applications to competing platforms, a strategy analysts characterized as a necessary but risky move.

  • IBM develops wireless LAN security analyzer

    The research arm of IBM Corp. has a software tool under development to identify wireless LAN nodes that are vulnerable to a sneak attack by hackers, the company announced Thursday. Prototyped on a Linux-based wireless personal digital assistant (PDA), the device will be able to automatically monitor 802.11 wireless LAN networks and collect security-related information.

  • CA unveils first product under new BrightStor brand

    Computer Associates International Inc. at its annual users' conference Tuesday revealed the first in a series of new storage products it plans to offer customers in the coming year.

  • Oracle, Wingcast team on wireless auto services

    Oracle Corp. has partnered with a wireless joint venture company backed by Ford Motor Co. and Qualcomm Inc. to develop and bring to market wireless computer services for vehicles, the company announced Thursday.

  • Napster settles with Dr. Dre, Metallica

    Music file-sharing service Napster Inc. has settled lawsuits with Dr. Dre and Metallica, who were leaders in the fight to shut down the service.

  • Quantum Bridge announces improved QB600 line

    At the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference this week, Quantum Bridge Communications Inc. announced the QB600 line of Intelligent Optical Terminals, a passive optical networking system supporting symmetrical data rates of 622M bit/sec.

  • Microsoft presses play on digital music deal

    Microsoft said Thursday it will pair with two major record labels in a digital music subscription service that will make use of the software maker's digital media technology and its MSN Internet service.

  • Hit by falling sales, AMD to announce lower Q2 results

    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) will announce financial results for the second quarter of 2001 after the close of U.S. markets Thursday. Wall Street analysts polled by Thomson Financial/First Call expect the company to report sharply lower earnings.

  • Tuvalu celebrates domain name deal on stamps

    The tiny Pacific island nation of Tuvalu has immortalized its multimillion-dollar domain name licensing deal on a set of postage stamps.

  • Study: Asia-Pacific countries in high-tech top 10

    Four Asia-Pacific countries -- Japan, South Korea, Australia and Singapore -- are among the top 10 high-tech countries in the world, according to a report released yesterday by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).