Stories by James Niccolai

Too Early to Assess Crusoe's Impact, Analysts Say

The new Crusoe processors unveiled today by secretive startup Transmeta Corp. could spawn a host of high-performance notebooks that weigh only a few pounds and offer battery life to die for. Then again, they might not. Analysts today said it's too early to be sure.

Rambus Sues Hitachi over Patent Infringement

High-speed memory maker Rambus Inc. filed a lawsuit today in U.S. district court accusing Hitachi Ltd. of infringing on patented technology in some of its key semiconductor products.

HP Offers Security Software for NT Web Servers

Hewlett-Packard Co. launched a new software product today designed to automatically eliminate known security holes in Web server environments based on Microsoft Corp.'s Windows NT operating system.

Ericsson offers PC access via mobile phone

Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, a unit of giant Swedish phone maker LM Ericsson Telephone Co., has partnered with a small US software company to give mobile workers access to popular PC applications from their mobile phone, the companies said yesterday.

Intel Lowers Celeron Prices

Intel Corp. said it lowered prices between 5 percent and 10 percent on select Celeron processors at the start of the week, as the chip maker tries to maintain a strong presence in the market for low-cost PCs.

AOL Unveils New Face of AOL.COM

America Online Inc. gave its AOL.com home page a face-lift today, with changes designed to streamline the site's appearance and make services like e-mail and instant messaging more readily available.

Yahoo Sees Income, Users Soar in Q4

Internet portal Yahoo Inc. reported fourth-quarter income today of US$57.6 million before unusual charges, more than a four-fold increase over the same period last year. Revenue for the period more than doubled, to $201.1 million, Yahoo said.

Informix Settles Securities Regulator Charges

Informix Corp. has settled charges brought by securities regulators that it fraudulently inflated revenues and earnings between 1994 and 1997, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said today.

RSA launches new Keon security software

RSA Security today announced new products and initiatives designed to help the company capitalize on the growing demand for software used by corporations to protect their data.
The announcements come less than a week before the RSA Data Security Conference is due to begin in San Jose, California. Compaq, Microsoft, and IBM are among a slew of big firms expected to highlight new security products and initiatives at the show.

UPDATE: Informix Settles Securities Charges

Informix Corp. has settled charges brought by securities regulators that it fraudulently inflated revenues and earnings between 1994 and 1997, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said today.

NextLink, Concentric Plan $2.9 Billion Merger

NextLink Communications Inc., which provides local and long-distance telephone services, has agreed to merge with Internet access and Web hosting provider Concentric Network Corp. in a stock transaction valued at about US$2.9 billion, the companies announced today.