Stories by Terho Uimonen

Nokia's Q3 Earnings Beat Lowered Expectations

Nokia the world's largest supplier of mobile phones, on Thursday reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter, citing strong network equipment sales and smooth product transitions in its handset business.

Yahoo Bests Q3 Expectations; Stock Gets Hit Anyway

Web portal provider Yahoo saw its stock price plummet in after-hours trading Tuesday, despite the Internet industry bellwether earlier in the day releasing third-quarter results that slightly exceeded analysts' expectations.

Lycos Asia Launches 'Intelligent' Portal Assistant


TAIPEI (10/06/2000) - As part of a broader strategic alliance agreement, pan-Asian Internet portal Lycos Asia Pte. Ltd. and Mindmaker Inc. announced on Thursday the launch of NETi, an "intelligent," Web-based portal assistant software offering.

Study: Interactive Revolution Will Be Televised

Infrastructure advances, coupled with growing consumer demand, are fostering a revolution in the emerging interactive television market, with more than 81 million Internet-capable TVs expected to be installed worldwide by 2004, according to a new report from market researcher International Data Corp. (IDC).

Infoloan.com Launches Taiwan Site

Online financial services provider Infoloan Inc. Thursday launched its second Web site in Asia, offering home, auto, personal and business loans to both businesses and consumers in Taiwan.

Acer CEO pleads for fair evaluation of stock

Acer Group chairman and chief executive officer Stan Shih has urged foreign investors to take a long-term view of Acer, the group's core PC-making company that recently saw its stock price plunge to less than half of its year-to-date high.

Acer's Shih Pleads for 'Fair' Evaluation of Stock


TAIPEI (09/26/2000) - Acer Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stan Shih in a speech here Monday urged foreign investors to take a long-term view of Acer Inc., the group's core PC making company that recently has seen its stock price plunge to less than half of its year-to-date high.

Sun to Invest in Asia-Pacific Internet Startups

Sun Microsystems has launched a $US50 million investment program targeted at early to mid-stage Internet startups in the Asia-Pacific region, in an effort to expand its investment focus in the region, the company said Tuesday.

AMD to assure motherboard compatibility

Advanced Micro Devices announced on Monday the launch of a global motherboard certification program designed to assure system integrators and users that certified boards are fully compatible with it's Athlon and Duron PC processors.

IBM, Huawei Ink Network Equipment Pact

IBM announced Monday that Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., one of China's largest communications network equipment suppliers, has agreed to use IBM's chips and other technologies in next-generation routers and optical transmission systems.

Qualcomm, Via Discuss Wireless Cooperation


TAIPEI (09/22/2000) - Driven by the convergence of wireless communications and computing, Qualcomm Inc. and Taiwanese PC chip set and processor vendor Via Technologies Inc. are exploring opportunities for cooperation, a Qualcomm official said here Thursday.

Destructive Palm Virus Discovered

Owners of PalmOS-based devices beware: Researchers at an antivirus software company have discovered a new virus carrying a destructive load that can infect PalmOS applications and replicate itself.