Microsoft is hoping to debut its TabletPC sometime in 2002 with the device being sold by OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) at "laptop prices," key members of the Microsoft development team said at Comdex.
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Microsoft is hoping to debut its TabletPC sometime in 2002 with the device being sold by OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) at "laptop prices", key members of the Microsoft development team said here Sunday.
Oracle Corp. and Compaq Computer Corp. are collaborating on an Net appliance which is due to appear next month through distribution partners, Larry Ellison, Oracle chairman and chief executive officer announced here Monday at his keynote address and during an earlier press conference.
Hewlett-Packard added its voice Tuesday to those of other major computers vendors announcing support for Microsoft Corp.'s first attack on the information center -- Windows 2000 Datacenter Server operating system. As of now, HP's 8-way NetServer LXr 8500DC will support the new Microsoft OS, while a 32-way NetServer system running Windows 2000 Datacenter is due to appear at the start of 2001, according to Rich Archuleta, vice president and general manager of HP's network server division.
SAN FRANCISCO (09/21/2000) - CMGI Inc. considers the first part of next year as likely to constitute "optimal timing" for taking its AltaVista Co. Net search engine subsidiary public, according to CMGI Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David Wetherell.
Microsoft is to step up its long-term investment in China, the company's Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer announced Tuesday in Beijing, during a two-day visit to the country.
Informix Corp. on Tuesday announced the completion of a restructuring exercise that will ultimately see the troubled U.S. database and tools vendor split into two independent companies.
Toshiba has signed a deal to supply Dell with components on a worldwide basis.
SAN FRANCISCO (09/18/2000) - U.S. search engine company Northern Light Technology Inc. Monday received a major endorsement from wireless communications company Qualcomm Inc. The two companies announced a tie-up, whereby users of a version of Qualcomm's Eudora e-mail service gain easy access to Northern Light's search engine.
Both AltaVista Co.'s chief and analysts Friday welcomed the company's decision to refocus its energies on its core Net search business as a way to increase its profitability. The vendor announced earlier Friday that it had laid off one quarter of its staff and was stepping down its efforts to establish a media portal business.
SAN FRANCISCO (09/15/2000) - Search engine company AltaVista Co. Friday announced it has cut 25 percent of its workforce and is quitting the media portal business. The moves represent a return by the company to its core search engine business in hopes of ramping up its profitability.
Topics high on the agenda at Oracle's upcoming OpenWorld developer conference here will be application hosting, wireless technologies and business intelligence software, according to a company executive.
Already well known for his books on business and technology, the next literary outing from Intel Chairman Andy Grove will take a more personal turn, according to his publisher Warner Books.
SAN FRANCISCO (09/12/2000) - A U.S. designer of high-speed memory interface technologies, Rambus Inc., late Monday said it has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to look into allegations of unlawful imports by South Korean company Hyundai Electronics Industries Co. Ltd. and its U.S. subsidiary, Hyundai Electronics America.