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iStrings launches software for wireless Net access

By : CIOL Bureau

iCruizer, which is being offered as a free download for a 30-day
period, will allow users of any WAP compliant wireless handset to browse the Web and
conduct anytime, anywhere online transactions.

Intel announces deep price cuts in Pentium lines

By : CIOL Bureau

The steep price cuts are expected to encourage consumers to go in
for the P4 in a big way. Intel hopes to ship more P4s than PIIIs by the end of
2001.

Don’t write off the US economy

By : CIOL Bureau

Despite the dotcom fiasco, the high-tech industry in the US is
still going strong. And, though negative stories are coming out of the Valley
thick and fast, the American economy is far from slipping into a recession.

New Gateway CEO cleans house

By : CIOL Bureau

Gateway founder Ted Waitt says he plans to refocus the company’s
sales growth through more aggressive pricing. To achieve this, he intends to put
in place a "faster, more aggressive and experienced team".

Amazon lays off 1,300 following latest loss

By : CIOL Bureau

Amazon is at last waking up to the realities of a hostile market. A
recurrent fourth quarter loss of $90 million has now forced the company to lay off 1,300 workers and close down its distribution centers in Georgia.

Former Apple exec hired for .Net project

By : CIOL Bureau

Dan’l Lewin will be chiefly responsible for finding computer
industry partners for .Net, which is all set to launch Microsoft as a major
supplier of online application software that would offer anytime, anywhere
access on a variety of devices.

Ygyan develops world’s first Internet television portal

By : CIOL Bureau

The portal will offer e-mail, an online personal information
manager, news and stock quotes to all the users of Videocon’s Internet
television.

Bill Gates sees no US recession

By : CIOL Bureau

Microsoft founder says he does not see a recession in the US in the
real sense of the term. However, in the next 10 years, the US economy may not be
as strong as it used to be because of the slowdown, which could be deeper than
what is being forecast.

Flaw in critical Internet software can trigger hacker attacks

By : CIOL Bureau

The CERT Coordination Center says BIND or Berkeley Internet Name
Domain has flaws that would allow remote hackers execute arbitrary codes to hijack Web sites. The consequences can be disastrous as 90% of the domain name servers use the flawed version.

Dresdner backs Linux-based software, a banking first

By : CIOL Bureau

Dresdner Bank will soon announce a new software system based on
Linux, Apache and other open source Web software tools that will radically
simplify how corporates move money within and among banks.

Silicon Valley business group backs California power plant

By : CIOL Bureau

The plant, which is being jointly developed by Calpine and Bechtel,
will alleviate the power crisis in the Valley, says the San Jose Silicon Valley
Chamber of Commerce. But would the San Jose City Council revoke its earlier
decision to deny approval?

Microsoft dubs antitrust case weak

By : CIOL Bureau

Microsoft says Judge Penfield Jackson was prejudiced and as such
should be removed from the case. The company has quoted portions from the
government filing before the court to substantiate its stance that its actions
were well within the law.

Struggling HP, Xerox lay off thousands

By : CIOL Bureau

Despite the brave front put up by Carly Fiorina, has
Hewlett-Packard been hit harder than expected by the technology sector slowdown?
Most probably, yes as the company has announced plans to lay off 2,000 workers,
amounting to 2% of its workforce.

Avantel to offer end-to-end VPN solutions

By : CIOL Bureau

Avantel Softech’s solution for Virtual Private Networks will
include a modem, a switch and a firewall. The company is already negotiating
with US manufacturers for sourcing the switches.

Microsoft suffers triple Web site fiasco

By : CIOL Bureau

It had to happen just when MS was going to town touting the
reliability of its networking software. What began as an employee error
culminated in a series of hacker attacks on its Web sites last week,
embarrassing the software maker.

Maharashtra mulling tax sops for IT industry

By : CIOL Bureau

The minister of state for information technology Dilip Walse Patil
says the tax concessions will be a part of the government’s initiative to
nurture the growth of the IT industry in the state.

DSQ Software gets $100 m. US order

By : CIOL Bureau

The $100 million contract from the unnamed US insurance company is
said to be the largest project ever for DSQ Software. Under the contract, DSQ
will offer electronic commerce services to the insurance major.

HP, Apple invest in Ofoto

By : CIOL Bureau

HP and Apple are among a group of investors who have pumped $1
million into the start-up Ofoto, which allows consumers to upload their digital
pictures online, store, edit and print them.

Spice expanding its cellular network

By : CIOL Bureau

The next 5 months will see Spice Telecom investing Rs 25 crore in
expanding its switching capacity and the number of base stations in order to
keep pace with its rapidly increasing customer base.

Yahoo!-BPL co-branded Messenger is here!

By : CIOL Bureau

The co-branded Messenger will be offered free on a CD along with
all BPL products at select outlets across the country. The Messenger will offer personalized services, email alerts and chat facilities.