Stories by Michael Drexler and Rob Guth

  • Sun radiant over Jini magic

    One of Sun's top engineers last week positioned his company's Jini distributed computing architecture as the magic formula to fuse the freedom of mobile devices with the power of networks. The message holds particular relevance in mobile-crazed Japan where on-the-go high schoolers already order tickets, send e-mail and play games over their cell phones.

  • PB-NEC losses drag NEC into red

    NEC announced last week that it had posted its largest ever net loss for the fiscal year just ended, blaming large losses on its US PC business -- Packard Bell NEC (PB-NEC) -- falling prices of semiconductors and slack demand for communications equipment.