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  • Borland, Rational, Merant push change management

    Nearly all the top players in the tools arena announced new products and partnerships this week, including Borland Software, Rational Software Corp., and Merant International Ltd.

  • Oracle to 'de-support' Version 10.7 applications

    The war of words and deeds appears to be heating up between Oracle and a large base of its customers.

  • NTT sends 10T bps down single fiber

    Researchers at Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (NTT) have developed a new multiplexer which will allow optical fibers to transmit data at 10T bps (bits per second), the company said Thursday. It plans to commercialize the technology before March 2002 on its optical trunk network between cities in Japan.

  • Hitachi to halt production of PC monitor CRTs

    Hitachi has decided to halt production of cathode ray tubes (CRTs) for computer monitors by the end of this year and concentrate exclusively on liquid crystal display (LCD) panels, the company said Thursday.

  • France Télécom first half revenue up 33.3 percent

    France Télécom SA's first-half revenue rose 33.3 percent compared to last year, the company announced Thursday.

  • Sony reports a tough first quarter

    A dismal first quarter pushed profits down at Sony, the Japanese consumer electronics and media giant announced Thursday.

  • Underlying Q1 profit falls 71 percent at BT

    Though British Telecommunications PLC (BT) was able to make headway in paying down its massive debt, underlying pretax profit for the company fell 71 percent in the first quarter of fiscal 2001/2002, BT reported Thursday.

  • WorldCom earns $623M in Q2

    Pricing pressures and stiff competition hurt net income for WorldCom Inc., the company said in its earnings announcement Thursday for the second quarter. The company reported lower net income for its data services division than in the same quarter of last year, and a loss for its long distance business compared to profits last year.

  • Hefty charges push Alcatel into the red

    Burdened by a heavy restructuring charge and write downs, Alcatel SA reported a quarterly net loss on Thursday, its first since Serge Tchuruk took over as chief executive officer in 1995.

  • AOL, Qwest partner for DSL, dial-up access

    AOL Time Warner and Qwest Communications International have signed multiyear agreements to partner on DSL (digital subscriber line) and dial-up services, the companies announced Thursday.

  • HP slashes 6,000 more jobs, Q3 forecast

    Hewlett-Packard (HP) announced Thursday that it is slashing revenue forecasts for its fiscal third-quarter and laying off an additional 6,000 employees due to "deteriorating global economic conditions and related weakness in technology spending."

  • i2 Technologies lays off 587 workers

    Struggling business-to-business and supply-chain software vendor i2 Technologies said it's laying off another 10 percent of its workforce, or 587 workers, in order to become profitable.

  • E-businesses up, stocks down

    Several positive economic developments pushed the E-Business Barometer up 26 percent in June. Dot-com-related job cuts fell to their lowest levels since November 2000 and the dollar value of merger-and-acquisition activity involving Internet companies doubled to US$6.0 billion from May.

  • Allchin says XP RC2 to be available in days

    REDMOND, WASHINGTON (07/26/2001) - Microsoft Corp. vice president Jim Allchin said Thursday that the second RC (release candidate) of Windows XP will be available shortly.

  • Microsoft gives analysts a glimpse of coming year

    Microsoft president Rick Belluzzo kicked off the company's annual financial analysts meeting here on Thursday by outlining Microsoft's business objectives for the coming year.

  • California companies file suit against .biz TLD process

    Likening the current TLD (top level domain) registration process for the emerging IP suffix ".biz" to an illegal lottery, a number of California companies recently filed suit against domain registrar Neulevel.

  • Former b-to-b kings losing ground to ERP players

    More than the flailing economy is plaguing former business-to-business heavyweights Ariba Inc. and Commerce One Inc. as they struggle to gain traction against ERP (enterprise resource planning) vendors who are leveraging broader installed bases and enterprise offerings.

  • You had mail: Atabok's e-mail retractor

    It's 9 pm, you're still at work, you're fed up and you won't take it anymore. You fire off an e-mail to your boss telling him just how you feel. Five minutes later, your senses return, you press a button and the offensive mail is retracted. Phew.

  • Dataquest: European PDA market stalls in Q2

    The overall market for PDAs (personal digital assistants) in western Europe stalled out during the second quarter of this year, according to a study by market researcher Dataquest, a unit of Gartner Group.

  • Startup could allow ISPs to steal space on Windows

    A startup with a key patent that gives it control over space on the Windows-dominated desktop says it has developed a product that will allow Microsoft competitors to squeeze their way on to PCs, just as AOL Time Warner Inc. reportedly plans to do through deals with PC makers.