Stories by Sarah Deveaux

Global semiconductor sales reach record $US16.6 billion

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached an all-time high in June, hitting $US16.6 billion, up 48.1 per cent over a year ago, according to a Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) report.
The semiconductor market covers a wide array of chips for different uses, including telephones, cellular phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and PCs. Memory chips, logic chips, flash chips and microprocessor chips are among those that comprise the market.

Global Semiconductor Sales Reach US$16.6 Billion

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached an all-time high in June, hitting $US16.6 billion, up 48.1 percent over a year ago, according to a Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) report.

Yahoo Wins Court Reprieve in Nazi Sales Case

Yahoo Inc. won a court reprieve in France Monday when a
prosecutor asked for more time to consider alternatives to halting the sale of
Nazi memorabilia on the Web portal, according to an Agence France Presse (AFP)
report.

SBC Unveils Electronic-Business Initiative

SBC Communications Inc. announced an initiative on Monday aimed at enhancing electronic-business services, including Internet data centers, Web hosting, ASP (application service provider) functions and consulting.

Privacy Legislation Proposed in U.S. Congress

BOSTON (07/21/2000) - A company would have to disclose to employees that it
monitors phone conversations, computer use and e-mail messages, if legislation
introduced Thursday in the U.S. Congress becomes law.

IDC: No Knockout Punch Seen for Cable Versus DSL

When it comes to Internet access, a growing debate has centered around whether ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) or cable technology will enjoy the biggest growth. But a recent International Data Corp. study declares the question moot.

Toshiba U.S., AT&T Team Up on Staff PC Deal

In an effort to reach to new customers, Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. (TAIS), Computer Systems Group and AT&T WorldNet Service have teamed up to create a new employee PC purchase program open to companies with 1,000 or more workers.

IDC: E-commerce app model likely to change

Electronic-commerce applications vendors are likely to change their business model to bring in revenue from transaction charges and subscription fees assessed to customers, according to a study released Monday by International Data Corp. (IDC).

AT&T Closes MediaOne Deal

AT&T Corp. announced on Thursday that it has completed its merger with cable company MediaOne Group Inc., making the telecommunications provider the largest cable operator in the country, with 16 million customers.

IDC: E-commerce to exceed $US1.6 trillion

The US will not continue to dominate the global electronic-commerce market, which will reach $US1.6 trillion by 2003, according to a study released yesterday by International Data Corp (IDC).

IDC: E-Commerce to Exceed US$1.6 Trillion

The U.S. will not continue to dominate the global electronic-commerce market, which will reach US$1.6 trillion by 2003, according to a study released today by International Data Corp. (IDC).

France Télécom Ordered to Halt WAP Phones Sales

A French court today ordered France Télécom SA to stop selling its Wireless Applications Protocol (WAP) mobile phones from June 13 to Sept. 30. The decision came after Internet startup company Wappup.com SA filed suit against the telecommunications operator, accusing it of hindering competition by programming the phones to access the France Télécom Web site by default.

Corel, Borland Terminate Merger Pact

Corel Corp. announced today that it was not going to acquire Inprise/Borland Corp. after a merger agreement they reached three months ago was terminated by mutual agreement.

BeOS 5.0 Has 1 Million Downloads

Be Inc. reported today that its digital media operating system, BeOS 5.0 Personal Edition, has been downloaded by 1 million customers since its release on March 28.

MP3.com, BMI Reach Pact, Napster Loses a Round

MP3.com Inc., which was recently found liable for infringement of copyright law, claimed a small victory in its battle for legal legitimacy today. The company announced that it has reached a licensing agreement with Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) that will allow MP3.com to offer potentially 45 million songs from BMI on its site.