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  • Ballmer: MS needs to be a better partner

    Microsoft has learned from its ongoing antitrust case that it must improve the way it relates to its partners and competitors, company Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer said Wednesday at Gartner Inc.'s Symposium/ITxpo here.

    11 Oct. 01 08:52 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • RealNames expands Web 'keywords' in VeriSign deal

    Businesses buying Web site domain names through VeriSign will soon be able to add "keynames" that will allow customers to find them more quickly on the Internet.

    11 Oct. 01 08:50 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • Alcatel reports optical transmission rate record

    In what it claimed is a world record for unrepeated optical transmission over undersea cables, Paris-based Alcatel SA announced today that it had achieved in a test data throughput rates of 1.6T bit/sec. over a distance of 321 kilometers.

    11 Oct. 01 08:50 Written by James Cope
  • Softswitch maker Telica lands Verizon deal

    Verizon Communications has tapped softswitch maker Telica Inc. to supply equipment for offloading data calls from traditional voice switches.

    11 Oct. 01 08:50 Written by Tim Greene
  • Nortel introduces Web switching-based module

    On Tuesday, Nortel Networks introduced a module based on its Alteon Web switching technology that that adds Layer 4-7 capabilities to its existing Passport 8600 network switch.

    11 Oct. 01 08:45 Written by James Cope
  • Japan's RWC project offers glimpses into IT's future

    A glimpse of the technology of the future, including products incorporating "intelligent" hardware and software, as well advances in parallel and distributed computing, was on display here at the Real World Computing (RWC) Project's final exhibit and symposium.

    11 Oct. 01 08:35 Written by Kuriko Miyake
  • VeriSign to register RealNames domain names

    Internet domain registry and security specialist VeriSign Inc. has entered into an agreement with RealNames Corp. to offer its address services through VeriSign's network of domain name registrars, the companies announced Wednesday.

    11 Oct. 01 08:30 Written by Laura Rohde
  • Motorola Q3 loss tops US$1 billion

    Motorola posted a net loss of US$1.4 billion for the third quarter of 2001 on sales of $7.4 billion, 22 percent lower than the $9.5 billion recorded in the same quarter last year, when the company posted a $531 million net profit.

    11 Oct. 01 08:30 Written by David Legard
  • HP/COMPAQ: HP, Compaq CEOs preach merger

    Tag-teaming to promote the proposed Hewlett-Packard (HP)/Compaq Computer combined entity, Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) Carly Fiorina, of HP, and Michael Capellas, of Compaq, on Tuesday pushed a vision of an IT infrastructure powerhouse predicated on open standards, heterogeneous platforms, product innovation, and partnerships.

    11 Oct. 01 08:30 Written by Carolyn A. April
  • Sony to take $124M stake in game maker Square

    Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI), the company behind the PlayStation family of game consoles, plans to take a stake in one of Japan's largest computer game software producers as competition heats up between the major hardware players.

    11 Oct. 01 08:20 Written by Martyn Williams
  • HP, Compaq CEOs see revenue boost in wireless

    Wireless integration projects and PC innovations will be big revenue drivers for the proposed merged entity of Hewlett-Packard Co. and Compaq Computer Corp., the CEOs of both companies said yesterday.

    11 Oct. 01 08:15 Written by Matt Hamblen
  • Experts: Cybersecurity needs funding, organization

    Members of the security industry and academia told a U.S. House of Representatives committee Wednesday that significant funding for research and the coordination of private and public sector efforts will be needed to combat the threat of cyberterrorism.

    11 Oct. 01 08:07 Written by Cara Garretson
  • Sun to offer 'shrink-wrapped' network configurations

    Fulfilling another component of the company's iForce Initiative, Sun Microsystems Inc. next Tuesday will bring its long-awaited FTR (Floor Tile Ready) program to market, according to sources familiar with the company's plans.

    11 Oct. 01 08:05 Written by Dan Neel
  • Microsoft, Groove partner on P-to-P wares

    Microsoft Corp. and Groove Networks Inc. Wednesday announced that Microsoft is investing US$51 million in Groove Networks as part of a strategic partnership between the two companies aimed at developing peer-to-peer Web services and collaboration software.

    11 Oct. 01 08:01 Written by April Jacobs
  • Avici scales down core

    Avici Systems Inc. this week unveiled a scaled-down version of its Internet core router in an effort to crack new markets.

    11 Oct. 01 07:59 Written by Jim Duffy
  • Siebel makes $5 million investment in SPSS

    CRM software vendor Siebel Systems Inc. this week announced that it has made a US$5 million equity investment in data analysis software company SPSS Inc.

    11 Oct. 01 07:57 Written by Paul Krill
  • ISPCon: Sun launches Destination ASP

    Joining the ranks of hardware players determined to assist ISVs push toward a service provider model of business, Sun Microsystems Inc. unveiled its Destination ASP program at ISPCon this week.

    11 Oct. 01 07:54 Written by Brian Fonseca
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