Stories by Jack McCarthy

  • Microsoft unveils tools

    Microsoft last week announced a series of initiatives designed to help Internet service providers (ISPs) and application service providers (ASPs) keep up with the demands of growing Internet traffic. During a keynote speech at the ISPCon Fall '99 trade show here, Thomas Koll, director of Microsoft's Network Solutions Group, said the company is working to sell and manage software applications for ISPs and ASPs as it prepares to launch Windows 2000 in February 2000.

  • IPSCon99: HP wants to bond with ISPs

    In the Internet universe of Hewlett-Packard's Nick Earle, more and more traditional business models are falling by the wayside, as development of electronic commerce accelerates to the speed of light.

  • Companies form mobile alliance

    Several software vendors for handheld computers, cell phones, and other mobile devices have teamed up to further develop a recently introduced, standardised protocol for devices to communicate with networks.

  • Microsoft exceeds Wall Street expectations

    Driven by strong PC sales, Microsoft beat Wall Street predictions yesterday by posting quarterly earnings, excluding one-time gains, of $US2.09 billion, or 38 cents per share, up from $1.52 billion, or 28 cents per share from the same period last year.

  • Components shortage to affect notebook prices

    A shortage of components for TFT LCD (thin film transistor liquid crystal display) monitors in Taiwan should limit supplies until 2001 and stand in the way of any price reductions in computer notebooks, an International Data Corp study says.

  • Corel's Cowpland disputes insider charges

    Michael Cowpland, the president and chief executive officer of Corel, disputed charges filed on Thursday by the Ontario Securities Commission accusing him of three counts of violating Ontario securities law.

  • Nortel rolls out IP systems for SMEs

    Nortel Networks has launched a unified communications platform to provide small and medium-size businesses with a range of Internet-based voice and data communications.

  • Net service firms catch IPO fever

    Internet service firms are going public at a rapid pace as they try to keep up with growing demand for more sophisticated Web projects, according to a recent report from International Data Corp in Framingham.

  • IDC: Net service firms catch IPO fever

    Internet service firms are going public at a rapid rate as they try to keep up with growing demand for more sophisticated Web projects, according to a recent report from International Data Corp.

  • Internet economy still evolving from dark ages

    In just a few years, observers will look back at today's e-commerce as nothing but the "primordial ooze" necessary to develop the full-blown economy that is bound to emerge over the Internet, an analyst at an International Data Corp conference on the Internet economy said last week in the keynote presentation.

  • IDC: Internet economy just beginning

    In just a few years, observers will look back at today's e-commerce as nothing but the "primordial ooze" necessary to develop the full-blown economy that is bound to emerge over the Internet, an analyst at an International Data Corp conference on the Internet economy said yesterday in the keynote presentation.