Stories by Jack McCarthy

  • CA integrates PestPatrol anti-spyware

    Computer Associates International (CA) will announce Monday that it has integrated an anti-spyware product from its purchase of PestPatrol with its own eTrust Security Management portfolio.

  • McVeigh case spawns Trojan horse

    Using the promise of a video of Timothy McVeigh's execution, a hacker tried to entice chat room users to download a common SubSeven Remote Access Trojan, according to anti-virus software company SaferSite.com Inc.

  • iPlanet expands tools

    iPlanet has announced upgrades to two of its e-commerce Web services applications, including the addition of a feature that enables automatic transactions to occur if pre-set conditions are met.

  • Survey: Chip sales jump 30 per cent

    Worldwide semiconductor sales rocketed 35.6 per cent to $US15.2 billion in April from $11.2 billion in the same month last year, propelled by a booming market for mobile phones and wireless communications infrastructure and continued strength in PC sales, according to industry reports.

  • Survey: Chip sales jump by more than 30 per cent

    Worldwide semiconductor sales rocketed 35.6 per cent to $15.2 billion in April from $11.2 billion in the same month last year, propelled by a booming market for cellular phones and wireless communications infrastructure, and by continued strength in PC sales, an industry group said last week.

  • DoJ: Judge looks bullish on breakup

    US District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson's interest yesterday in a recommendation to split Microsoft into three companies instead of two as previously suggested by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) has surprised industry experts and legal scholars. The observers said the Judge seems determined to make sure the software giant does not continue as one entity.

  • CA returns match expectations

    Computer Associates (CA) has reported fourth quarter diluted earnings of $US1.13 per share, up 26 per cent from 90 cents reported in the same quarter last year, the company said. The earnings met Wall Street expectations for the software vendor.

  • Novell's shares tank after profit warning

    Novell's stock dropped almost 40 per cent after the US networking software vendor warned that its second quarter earnings and revenue for fiscal 2000 will be substantially lower than expected.

  • IBM tops Q1 expectations

    IBM beat Wall Street expectations for the first quarter of 2000, posting diluted earnings of 83 US cents per share, compared with earnings per share of 78 cents in the same quarter last year.