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  • Qualcomm: Layoffs Unrelated to Korean Slowdown

    SAN FRANCISCO (06/30/2000) - Telecommunications equipment maker Qualcomm Inc. plans to lay off about 200 workers in the U.S., or slightly less than 3 percent of its total workforce, as part of an effort to streamline operations and increase its competitiveness, a company spokeswoman said Friday.

  • Novell Aims at Content-Delivery Market Space

    Novell Inc. has taken its Internet services vision into the content-delivery and acceleration area, launching Novell Content Exchange, a service that accelerates content moving between the origin server and CDNs (content delivery networks).

  • Briefs

    Digital signatures bill signed into law

  • Wells Fargo's IT Arm Blazes Java, XML Trail

    Wells Fargo & Co. has laid the groundwork for one of its most ambitious XML initiatives to date, taking a pioneering approach to the common problem of making legacy data available for new uses.

  • Citibank Shuts Online-Only Bank Service

    Citibank confirmed this week that it has decided to close its online-only bank, Citi f/i, and to fold some of its features into the online arm of its regular banking service.

  • Trade Show Obsolescence?

    Although the big trade shows such Comdex, NetWorld + Interop, and PC Expo appear on the surface to be thriving, there are indications that the pressures of ubiquitous access to information from the Internet and the changing dynamics of business requirements are having a negative impact on massive product-oriented shows.

  • Infrastructure Briefs

    Novell Inc. this week revised its network operating system, messaging and Internet connectivity software for small businesses. Novell Small Business Suite, in Version 5.1, now includes firewall services, the ability to bridge to other versions of NetWare and free installation support. It includes NetWare 5.1, GroupWise 5.1 and firewall services. The product used to only include proxy caching services. The package supports up to 50 concurrent users per tree over multiple servers. It's designed for firms with less than 50 network users.

  • Transporters Move to Deliver on E-Commerce

    It's a fact: E-commerce is changing the way the transportation industry does business. The question, though, is how effective the industry will be in managing the change without losing sight of its primary function - to deliver goods to customers.

  • Bus-Tech Rolling Out Linux Controller

    Host controller manufacturer Bus-Tech Inc. is branching out from its traditional mainframe access roots.

  • Briefs

    Online grocery vendor Webvan Group Inc., in Foster City, California, this week announced a deal to acquire rival HomeGrocer.com, in Kirkland, Washington, in a stock transaction valued at approximately US$1.2 billion. The combined company will operate under the Webvan name, and is expected to extend Webvan's market reach to 13 metropolitan areas in the United States by year-end, according to the two companies. Those areas include Atlanta; Baltimore; Bergen County, New Jersey; Chicago; Dallas; Los Angeles; Orange County, California; Portland, Oregon; Sacramento, California; San Diego; San Francisco; Seattle; and Washington.

  • AT&T Can Extend PBX to Remote Sites

    AT&T Labs is developing a VPN technology that can extend corporate PBX functions to remote workers connected via VPN data links.

  • United Puts Flight Info into Hands of Palm

    The Web site for United Air Lines Inc. went airborne this week for users of wireless-ready Palm personal digital assistants (PDA). User services at the world's largest airline sidestepped the middleman as part of its overall e-commerce initiative.

  • ECitydeals.com Hopes to Make Waves in B2G

    As the business-to-government market grows exponentially, one new company is hoping to separate itself from the competition by providing the private sector with access to hundreds of cities, while offering auctioning and procurement capabilities to its local government customers.

  • Wells Fargo Sued Over Alleged Racial Text on Site

    San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Co. is re-evaluating its "community search service" partner Homestore.com Inc. after a Dallas-based organization sued the bank over what it called "explicit racial classifications and racial stereotypes of neighborhoods."

  • Telcordia Preps Software to Stretch Area Codes

    Telcordia Communications Inc. has announced it will sell software designed to conserve phone numbers.

  • New Alliance Aimed at Small Firms

    Ariba Inc. and The EC Co. are trying to level the e-business playing field for small and midsize suppliers, often referred to as "the forgotten 5 million."

  • What's on Excite Tonight?

    There's no shortage of video on the Web, but finding video that you want can be a hassle. Excite@home Inc. wants to help, with its new subscribers-only service, Excite ClickVideo.

  • Lucent Spinoff Avaya Plays to Its Strengths

    Lucent Technologies Inc.'s enterprise spinoff company last week gave itself a new name and a product direction for its core call center and unified-messaging products, but conceded it is still working out details for its LAN/WAN data product strategy.

  • Net Appliances Seek Home

    Internet Appliances, or IAs, those legacy-free devices aimed at users looking for Internet access and limited functionality without the overhead of a full-blown PC, are still trying to find their niche in the computer market.

  • Oracle Creates Web App Server Bundles

    Oracle Corp. this week announced revamped versions of its application server and database management system designed to provide most of the features enterprise customers need to build and run database applications accessible via the Web.