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  • Microsoft says SharePoint license sales spiked in June

    Microsoft Corp. said it sold more than 2 million end-user licenses for its SharePoint Portal Server last month, a dramatic rise in the number of seats purchased for the Web-based collaboration software. In the previous 12 months, according to Microsoft, it sold 5 million SharePoint licenses.

    22 July 02 07:52 Written by Jennifer DiSabatino
  • Sybase posts Q2 profit despite weak sales

    Database vendor Sybase Inc. posted a profit for its second quarter due in large part to its cost-cutting measures of the past year.

    22 July 02 07:50 Written by Laura Rohde
  • New Zealand Internet rating system eyed worldwide

    Red Sheriff has already heard from other countries interested in the new Internet ratings scheme that it will be providing along with Phoenix Research, says Philip Whinnen, vice president of Red Sheriff south Asia.

    22 July 02 07:47 Written by Paul Brislen
  • Google, Ask Jeeves sign $100 million deal

    Internet search engine companies Google Inc. and Ask Jeeves Inc. have partnered to provide Google's paid listings on Ask Jeeves' Web sites.

    22 July 02 07:42 Written by Laura Rohde
  • Wireless carrier Orange kicks off Mass. R&D center

    European wireless carrier Orange SA yesterday officially opened a research and development center in Cambridge, Mass., designed to explore emerging wireless technologies for businesses and consumers.

    22 July 02 07:38 Written by Matt Hamblen
  • MetaMatrix zeros in on Web services

    MetaMatrix ON MONDAY will issue the beta release of Version 3.0 of its data integration solution, with added support for SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) and XML modeling technology to help modernize existing data assets for Web services and XML formats.

    22 July 02 07:34 Written by Carolyn A. April
  • Health dept not privacy compliant: Audit

    One of Australia's largest agencies, the Department of Health and Ageing has still not developed policy guidelines to comply with the information privacy principles of the Privacy Act.

    22 July 02 07:14 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Gates updates customers on Trustworthy Computing

    Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates sent an e-mail to some Microsoft customers Friday updating them on the company's Trustworthy Computing initiative and reminding them that they too have a significant role to play in securing their computer systems.

    22 July 02 06:37 Written by Sam Costello
  • Giga gives thumbs-up to IBM blades

    Analyst firm Giga Information Group has given high marks to IBM's upcoming blade servers. The firm says IBM's eServer BladeCenter, codenamed Xcalibur, is slightly ahead of the blades that Dell and Compaq will deliver this year.

    19 July 02 14:36 Written by Deni Connor
  • PC sales still slow, Dell closes in on new HP

    PC sales declined for the fifth quarter in a row, dashing hopes for a speedy recovery in computer sales, according to data published Thursday by two research companies.

    19 July 02 10:30 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • Nortel narrows loss on lower revenues

    Nortel Networks Thursday reported second-quarter 2002 earnings in line with previous guidance and analyst expectations. Revenues were $2.77 billion, compared to $4.61 billion in the same period in 2001.

    19 July 02 09:25 Written by Jim Duffy
  • Microsoft sees uptick in Q4 revenue

    Microsoft Corp. Thursday said fourth-quarter sales grew from a year ago thanks to increased sales of its Windows and Office software products, but the company wrote off loses due to sour investments, which cut into profits.

    19 July 02 08:12 Written by Matt Berger
  • Transmeta to lay off 40 percent of workforce

    Transmeta Corp. on Thursday posted a smaller-than-expected loss for its second fiscal quarter, but at the same time announced plans to lay off 200 workers, or about 40 percent of its workforce.

    19 July 02 08:05 Written by Tom Krazit
  • Nokia reports profit up on lower sales

    Nokia Corp., the world's largest mobile phone maker, reported a 46 percent year-on-year increase in second quarter net profit, on 6 percent lower sales. Excluding goodwill amortization and nonrecurring items, profit increased by 9 percent, it said Thursday.

    19 July 02 08:05 Written by Joris Evers
  • SAP reports dip in Q2 revenue and earnings

    SAP AG reported a drop in revenue and earnings for its second quarter on Thursday, after issuing a warning last week. SAP's revenue declined 3.8 percent to €1.78 billion (AUD$3.25 billion) in the second quarter of 2002 from €1.85 billion in the same period a year ago, the company said in a statement.

    19 July 02 08:02 Written by John Blau
  • New Linux supercomputer coming to Livermore

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the US will soon be getting a heavyweight new Linux supercomputer that will be one of the most powerful Linux-based supercomputers on Earth.

    19 July 02 08:02 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • CERT: Security incidents up sharply in 2002

    Internet security incidents for the first half of 2002 are up sharply over 2001 and are on pace to substantially exceed last year's figures, according to new statistics released Thursday by the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) Coordination Center.

    19 July 02 08:01 Written by Sam Costello
  • EMC breaks even in Q2 on slow storage sales

    Data storage machine maker EMC Corp. broke even in the second quarter, pointing to a difficult storage market that is forcing makers to cut prices in an attempt to woo recalcitrant customers, the company announced Thursday.

    19 July 02 08:00 Written by Laura Rohde
  • TI gives shot in the arm to Sun's UltraSparc

    Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) has begun using an advanced manufacturing process for larger wafers that will soon be used to make Sun Microsystems Inc.'s UltraSparc processors. The process is expected to increase the power of chips made while simultaneously driving down the cost of production.

    19 July 02 08:00 Written by Laura Rohde
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