Stories by James Evans

  • Intel units reorganised

    Intel announced recently that it would combine the company's Network Communications Group and its Communications Products Group into a single business unit in an effort to focus on development of products for Internet infrastructure and networking equipment.

  • Q4 server market stronger, revenue hits $16.7B

    The worldwide server market remained strong in the fourth quarter of 2000, as factory revenue approached US$16.7 billion and server shipments surpassed 1.2 million units, according to a new study released Wednesday.

  • Another flaw exposed in TCP

    Another security flaw has emerged with communications based on transmission control protocol (TCP) that could be used to "hijack" a user's session on the Internet or a corporate network, a computer security services company announced Monday.

  • Oracle stock hit after earnings warning

    Oracle's stock took a beating in the first hour of US trading on Friday morning, dropping 21 per cent after the business software company warned on Thursday that third-quarter earnings will fall short of expectations.

  • Hackers grab satellite-controlling source code

    US federal and Navy law enforcement officials confirmed Friday that they are looking into a computer hacking incident at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington DC, in which an unidentified intruder downloaded some aerospace software that can be used to control satellites.

  • Buy.com CEO Hawkins, CFO Hill resign

    Buy.com chief executive officer Gregory Hawkins and Mitch Hill, the company's chief financial officer, resigned from the online retail company, which has seen its stock price plummet in the past year.

  • AMD misses Q4 expectations

    Advanced Micro Devices reported fourth-quarter financial results Wednesday that were in line with its lowered forecast, although its earnings fell short of analysts' expectations. The chip maker also said it expects its first-quarter 2001 results to be dampened by "normal seasonal weakness" and weak PC demand.

  • AMD bumps Duron up to 850MHz

    Less than a week after competitor Intel sped up its Celeron chip to 800MHz, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) this week will unveil the 850MHz version of its Duron microprocessor for the cost-conscious consumer PC market.

  • Microsoft hit hard on Wall street

    Microsoft shares closed down 11.37 per cent Friday and shed $US6.31 a day after the company announced that its second-quarter earnings and revenue would not meet initial expectations.

  • IT heavyweights to form e-biz consortium

    A group of information technology heavyweights were scheduled last week to announce the formation of the Business Internet Consortium, a neutral, nonprofit organisation that will serve as a think tank for generating technologies and practices to address the challenges of implementing online business.

  • MS, others offer XML-based encryption scheme

    Verisign, Microsoft and webMethods this week introduced a specification that works to simplify the integration of PKI (public key infrastructure) and digital certificates with XML (extensible markup language) applications.