Stories by Linda Rosencrance

  • IMode customers warned of malicious e-mails

    NTT DoCoMo, Japan's top wireless carrier, is warning customers of its iMode wireless Internet service about malicious e-mail messages that can use special commands to freeze the screens of their mobile phones, dial an emergency number automatically or make calls to large numbers of people.

  • Ingram Micro to cut 1,000 jobs in US

    Citing a softening demand within the IT industry, Ingram Micro, a global distributor of computer products, will lay off 1,000 workers, or about 6 per cent of its workforce, in an effort to save US$30 million to $40 million annually.

  • Former Lernout & Hauspie CEO sent back to jail

    A federal judge in Boston has sent the former CEO of software vendor Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products NV (L&H) back to jail while Belgian officials mull a deal that would allow him to remain free for 10 days before surrendering to them to face fraud, stock-manipulation and other charges.

  • CSC to slash 900 jobs

    Computer Sciences Corp (CSC) became the latest IT consulting and services firm to announce cutbacks last week, saying it will eliminate 700 to 900 jobs because of revenue and earnings that are far lower than expected.

  • Not happy, Symantec

    Users are flocking to Symantec's public message board to complain about problems downloading the company's antivirus software.

  • GEAC posts $US37.2M loss

    Struggling software vendor Geac Computer has reported a fiscal second-quarter loss of $US37.2 million due to a one-two punch of weak enterprise application sales and the fact that users are taking longer to make decisions about buying its product.

  • FTC warns Santa can't wait

    The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning more than 100 US online retailers that they'd better not make holiday shipping promises they can't keep.

  • Online retailer charged with privacy violations

    The state attorney general in Missouri this week filed a lawsuit against More.com charging that the US-based online health-products retailer violated the privacy policy posted on its Web site by releasing customer data to a third-party company.

  • IBM's 'Blue Hammer' aims at Web

    In an effort to outdistance Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard, its competitors in the Web server market, IBM has unveiled Blue Hammer, a system for clustering Web-based servers. Blue Hammer uses IBM's Parallel System Support Programs (PSSP) to cluster as many as 16 of the company's RS/6000 S80 Unix servers, according to IBM.

  • e-tailers cut ad budgets

    A new survey of 66 North American online retailers released last week by the US-based Shop.org trade association, indicates that e-commerce companies are taking steps to cut down on their advertising costs and to fine-tune their marketing strategies as part of an increased focus on becoming profitable.

  • Online retailers cut ad budgets to trim losses

    A new survey of 66 North American online retailers released this week by the Shop.org trade association and a consulting firm indicates e-commerce companies are taking steps to cut down on their advertising costs and to fine-tune their marketing strategies as part of an increased focus on becoming profitable.

  • Global supply chain launched

    Global Logistics Technologies (G-Log) and New Meadows Venture Partners last week launched SupplyLinks, an Internet-based global supply chain network, to link customers to various transportation modes and service providers through a single platform.