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  • Minolta-Konica merger - "business as usual"

    By Brian Corrigan | 08 August, 2003 11:59

    Two became one this week when Konica and Minolta officially announced the completion of a merger.

  • ACCC support of chipping labelled 'ludicrous'

    By Brian Corrigan | 08 August, 2003 07:30

    Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) Australia managing director, Michael Ephraim, has taken a swipe at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) after the government’s consumer watchdog expressed disappointment following a court decision to ban the sale of console modification chips.

  • EMC looks to software and services to power turnaround

    By Stacy Cowley | 08 August, 2003 07:30

    EMC wantsto "take a little bit of a page from IBM's book" and position itself as an end-to-end provider of hardware, software and services to meet all of its customers' storage needs, according to chief executive officer, Joe Tucci.

  • Byte Power monitors Asian markets

    By Brian Corrigan | 08 August, 2003 07:30

    ASX-listed reseller and original equipment manufacturer, Byte Power, is looking to establish an export channel for its flagship product in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

  • SingTel strong outside home market in Q1

    By David Legard | 08 August, 2003 07:30

    Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) increased revenue by 20.3 per cent and lifted profit substantially despite a marked weakness in its operations in its home country.

  • Bankruptcy court approves MCI settlement with SEC

    By Joris Evers | 08 August, 2003 07:30

    MCI has won approval for its settlement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from the court overseeing its bankruptcy case.

  • Cisco poaches Alcatel managing director

    By Brett Winterford | 07 August, 2003 13:09

    Networking giant Cisco Systems has poached current Alcatel managing director Ross Fowler to head up its Australian operations.

  • AMD buys National Semiconductor's Geode business

    By Tom Krazit | 07 August, 2003 12:06

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has agreed to purchase the Information Appliance business unit of National Semiconductor for an undisclosed amount, adding chips for thin-client devices and set-top boxes to AMD's portfolio.

  • Samsung to begin manufacturing Memory Stick media

    By Martyn Williams | 07 August, 2003 12:04

    Samsung Electronics has expanded its Memory Stick licensing agreement with Sony and plans to begin manufacturing its own-brand Memory Stick memory cards.

  • Sun exec demos Mad Hatter desktop

    By Robert McMillan | 07 August, 2003 12:01

    Presenting a vision of co-operation rather than competition between Java and Linux, Sun executive vice-president of software, Jonathan Schwartz, told an audience at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo to worry more about the quality of their code than the software licenses that govern it. Presenting a vision of co-operation rather than competition between Java and Linux, Sun executive vice-president of software, Jonathan Schwartz, told an audience at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo to worry more about the quality of their code than the software licenses that govern it.

  • Harvey quits Quantum for new quest

    By Brett Winterford | 07 August, 2003 12:00

    Former regional director for Quantum Asia-Pacific, Simon Harvey, has resigned from the back-up and storage vendor to pursue new opportunities.

  • EC threatens to fine Microsoft

    By Paul Meller and Joris Evers | 07 August, 2003 11:59

    The European Commission (EC) has announced that it could fine Microsoft up to 10 per cent of its global annual sales for monopoly offenses.

  • Ingram Micro results give "cautious optimism"

    By Sarah Stokely | 07 August, 2003 07:30

    Ingram Micro’s second quarter results, that saw its net income rise 31 per cent to $US11.5 million, have led the California-headquartered company to express “cautious optimism” for the third quarter.

  • Novell hails Linux, criticises SCO

    By Paul Krill | 07 August, 2003 07:30

    Novell officials at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo have hailed their company's commitment to Linux and criticised The SCO Group for its attempts to extract licensing fees for use of the open source platform.

  • Newton shakes up the BenQ channel

    By Brett Winterford | 07 August, 2003 07:30

    Newly recruited BenQ managing director, Phil Newton, has taken no time in making changes to the vendor’s channel strategy, bringing across Mitsubishi distributor, Global Business Technology, to begin distributing the BenQ product range.

  • Microsoft puts a tilt on the mouse wheel

    By Joris Evers | 07 August, 2003 07:30

    Microsoft is reinventing the mouse wheel, adding "Tilt Wheel Technology" for horizontal scrolling and smoothing the vertical scroll motion.

  • Frontline Systems opens MSP business

    By Brett Winterford | 07 August, 2003 07:30

    Systems integrator, Frontline Systems, has opened a new managed services business called Harbour MSP, gained through a partnership with massive Sydney data centre provider, Global Switch.

  • Ballmer takes on Linux

    By Carol Sliwa | 06 August, 2003 16:18

    Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, took on Linux in a big way during the company’s recent annual meeting with the financial analyst community, saying that “too much abuse has gone on for too long”.

  • Vendors release financial results

    By Brian Corrigan | 06 August, 2003 16:11

    Networking vendor, Enterasys, has announced a 3.8 per cent rise in revenue for its second fiscal quarter for a total of $US108.4 million.

  • Wyse launches server-based software

    By Brian Corrigan | 06 August, 2003 16:05

    Thin client vendor, Wyse Technology, has launched a range of software designed for server-based computing.

  • Silicon Memory Technologies sheds light on partnering with Seagate

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