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  • Comment: Report from content conference reveals tricks of trade

    When you assemble in a single room the publisher of WSJ.com, the marketing director of ConsumerReports.org, and the programming VP of RealNetworks, you're going to hear some dramatic and revealing words about what works and doesn't work in e-commerce.

    19 July 02 07:00 Written by Brian Livingston
  • Siebel short on profit, to lay off 16 percent

    Customer service software maker Siebel Systems Inc. reported second-quarter earnings Wednesday that fell short of Wall Street expectations and announced that it would cut its staff by nearly 1,200 to weather the dreary market for its software.

    18 July 02 13:00 Written by Matt Berger
  • Inktomi backs off caching

    Network infrastructure software maker Inktomi Corp., which has been hit hard by the downturn in the economy along with the rest of the caching market, announced Wednesday that it is refocusing its efforts on its search business and is stepping away from its content networking efforts.

    18 July 02 10:16 Written by Jennifer Mears
  • Tools turn IM into a query service for businesses

    Want to know how many sick days you have left this year? Why not send an instant message to your human resources database and find out? That's one of the capabilities being promised by ActiveBuddy Inc., which on Monday released a software development kit (SDK) and server software that can be used by companies to create applications that run on top of instant messaging systems.

    18 July 02 10:07 Written by Matt Berger
  • Analysis: Zeus, HP unveil speedy Linux Web server

    Hewlett-Packard and Zeus recently announced a Linux Web server optimized for the 64-bit Intel Itanium 2 processor that they claim can perform 10 times as many secure Web exchanges per second as previous HP/Zeus Web boxes.

    18 July 02 09:56 Written by Phil Hochmuth
  • Nortel names CFO

    Nortel Networks Corp. Wednesday announced the appointment of Douglas Beatty as chief financial officer, effective immediately.

    18 July 02 09:28 Written by Jim Duffy
  • Gov't, groups release Win 2000 security benchmark

    A group of private sector US organizations and government agencies will release Wednesday a new benchmark testing tool designed to let users and administrators more easily configure security settings on their Microsoft Corp. Windows 2000 systems.

    18 July 02 08:09 Written by Sam Costello
  • AMD's Hammer chips get tool vendor support

    Several vendors of tools for software development announced their support for Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s (AMD) upcoming Opteron and Athlon chips Tuesday.

    18 July 02 08:07 Written by Tom Krazit
  • Symantec to buy SecurityFocus, Riptech, Recourse

    Security vendor Symantec Corp. announced three high-profile acquisitions late Wednesday at the same time it reported its financial results for the second quarter 2002. Symantec will acquire SecurityFocus Inc., Riptech Inc. and Recourse Technologies Inc. for a total of about US$355 million in cash, the company said.

    18 July 02 08:06 Written by Sam Costello
  • EMC, HP collaborate on storage

    Storage competitors EMC Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co. Wednesday are expected to announce that they will exchange technologies to let their products interoperate and manage each other.

    18 July 02 08:02 Written by Deni Connor
  • Sharp rise in Web site defacements on Linux servers

    The number of defacements of Web sites on Linux-based systems recorded by London security consultancy mi2g Ltd. rose significantly in the first half of 2002, a company spokesman said Tuesday.

    18 July 02 08:01 Written by John Blau and Peter Sayer
  • AT&T and Sun form services partnership

    AT&T Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc. will sell Web site hosting and various other related services that will run on Sun hardware, the companies announced Tuesday.

    18 July 02 08:00 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • Panel debates the merits of Itanium

    A panel of chip experts took aim at Intel Corp.'s Itanium processor at a conference Tuesday with rivals and even an Itanium server seller saying a transition to the new chip will take many years and will require huge investments in both money and time.

    18 July 02 08:00 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • Special items push Motorola Q2 loss to $2.3B

    Motorola Inc. recorded a net loss of US$2.32 billion, or $1.02 per share, for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2002, ended June 29, 2002, on quarterly revenue which fell 11 percent from the same quarter last year to $6.74 billion, the company said in a statement Tuesday.

    18 July 02 07:59 Written by David Legard and Gillian Law
  • Allegro slashes staff

    Edge router startup Allegro Networks Inc. has cut 46 employees, or about 30 percent of its workforce, to reduce its burn rate.

    18 July 02 07:59 Written by Jim Duffy
  • AlltheWeb.com searches for skin

    AlltheWeb.com is adding a feature that allows users to create and share their own skins to change the appearance of the Internet search engine.

    18 July 02 07:58 Written by Joris Evers
  • Avaya broadens line of IP phones

    Avaya Inc. this week released IP telephones that offer more application features, while adding wireless LAN capabilities to the IP telephony mix.

    18 July 02 07:57 Written by Phil Hochmuth
  • IBM slows in second quarter

    IBM Corp. reported a drop in revenue Wednesday for its second fiscal quarter compared to 2001, as it suffered from a weak overall economy and large reorganizations within its business units.

    18 July 02 07:55 Written by Ashlee Vance
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