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  • Creative loss tops US$100M as sales fall sharply

    Multimedia hardware supplier Creative Technology Ltd. posted a loss of US$101 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2001, ended March 31, with sales down by 20.4 percent from the same quarter last year to $263 million, the company announced in a statement Friday.

  • NIPC warns companies of Chinese hacker threat

    The National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC), the cybersecurity arm of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, warned U.S. businesses yesterday to prepare to defend their systems and networks next week from a possible strike by Chinese hackers seeking revenge for the loss of a Chinese fighter pilot whose jet collided with a U.S. plane over the South China Sea earlier this month.

  • Amazon unit faces $1.9M payout in privacy settlement subsidiary Alexa Internet has settled a lawsuit under terms that require it to pay up to US$1.9 million to users whose personally identifiable information is found in the company's database, Alexa's president said Friday.

  • Oracle and Akamai team on caching initiative

    Oracle and Akamai Technologies planned to announce their first technology collaboration on Monday, a jointly developed markup language dubbed Edge Side Includes (ESI) that is intended to speed delivery of dynamic Web pages.

  • Microsoft introduces operations management app

    Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday gave users of its Systems Management Server (SMS) a good look at forthcoming features of that product as well as an in-depth tutorial on a new operations management application due in beta form within weeks.

  • US Customs blocks some Sanyo, Winbond chip imports

    In the latest twist in the semiconductor memory patent infringement battle, U.S. semiconductor company Atmel Corp. said Thursday that customs authorities in the U.S. had blocked imports of chips said to be infringing on one of its patents, while Japan's Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd., which has seen shipments of its chips halted, maintained they do not infringe the patents under question.

  • Nortel, Motorola charge ahead in China

    Motorola Inc. and Nortel Networks Corp. forged ahead in a thriving Chinese telecommunications equipment market with a number of announcements at the PT Supercomm Asia conference in Shanghai, which began April 25. Motorola unveiled a new combination handset and PDA (personal digital assistant) for GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) and Nortel announced three new deals for building GSM (Global System for Mobile telecommunications) networks.

  • China Unicom begins awarding CDMA contracts

    China United Telecommunications Corp. (China Unicom) has selected South Korea's Samsung Electronics and Canadian telecom equipment manufacturer Nortel Networks as two of the equipment vendors for a nationwide CDMA (Code-Division Multiple Access) mobile phone network.

  • AMD pushes back Hammer release

    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. said Friday that it would delay the release of microprocessors based on its 64-bit "Hammer" core until the second half of 2002.

  • Altiris to acquire Carbon Copy from Compaq

    Altiris Inc., which makes software for managing PCs in networks, will announce plans Monday to purchased the file transfer software product Carbon Copy from Compaq Computer Corp., the company said in a statement.

  • EU sees IPv6 adoption as crucial to 3G success

    The European Commission said Friday that a quick adoption of IP version 6 (IPv6) is crucial to the successful launch of third-generation (3G) mobile phones in Europe, due to start in June next year.

  • NEC eyes commercial Internet market

    NEC has launched a business solutions company - a spin-off of its voice and data division - focusing on Internet solutions for business, carriers and government.

  • VPNs highlight network inadequacies: Nokia VP

    Switching to a virtual private network (VPN) shows up and inherent problems in a network, according to a Nokia executive.

  • Oracle continues its no-customising trend

    In a move to temper its sagging consulting revenues, Oracle will soon start offering hosted implementations of its software applications, beginning with a 90-day hosted version of its CRM (customer relationship management) software, the company announced Thursday.

  • Former Lotus head moves to Business Objects

    E-business intelligence solutions provider Business Objects, has appointed Peter Taylor as managing director of its Australia and New Zealand operations.

  • Icy conditions challenge telco upgrade

    Upgrading systems in a 'normal' environment is challenging enough, but when the system is located across the Australian Antarctic research stations, thorough research and careful planning is vital.

  • Government backs international e-consumer site

    New Zealand has joined a 12-country initiative to boost consumer rights on overseas e-tail sites.

  • IBM boosts mixed nets with new AS/400 servers

    Users of Linux, Windows NT and OS/400 will be able to manage their networks less expensively and run multiple applications and operating systems on several low-end to high-end iSeries (AS/400) servers IBM Corp. unveiled last week.

  • NetPro releases Active Directory tool

    The Active Directory toolbox available to IT executives will get a little deeper next week.

  • Japanese pack 1,000 GB into 1cm-cube memory

    When Bill Clinton spoke to students and administrators at the California Institute of Technology in January 2000, the then-U.S. president talked of future breakthroughs in technology that would lead to a device the size of a lump of sugar which could hold the contents of the U.S. Library of Congress. Now, the market debut of such a device may be in view in Japan, a group of engineers and scientists from Kyoto University and Central Glass Co. Ltd. said Tuesday.

  • CIOs are finding agility through cloud-based communications

    Companies grappling with new customer expectations turn to Communication-as-a-Service model (CaaS) for a more agile, cloud-based omnichannel experience.

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