Stories by Peter Sayer

  • DVD X Copy vendor shuts doors

    Lawsuits have forced the closure of 321 Studios, a developer of software for copying DVDs, according to a notice posted on the company's Web site.

  • Gates gives progress report on fight against spam

    Customers of Microsoft's Hotmail service play an integral part in the company's fight against junk e-mail, Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates said in an open letter Monday. He also dismissed the idea of generating revenue from spammers by imposing a charge for sending e-mail.

  • Intel Capital makes digital home investments

    Intel Corp.'s capital arm, Intel Capital, has invested in four wireless and networking technology companies in the hope of solving interoperability, bandwidth and distribution problems in home entertainment devices, it said Wednesday.

  • Lucent sees profit for third consecutive quarter

    Lucent Technologies Inc. turned a profit in its second fiscal quarter, less than in the preceding quarter but an improvement on the loss it reported a year earlier, it announced Tuesday. The company expects revenue to continue to grow this year, it said.

  • Google's Gmail faces trademark, privacy challenges

    The gigabyte storage capacity and long memory of Google' planned Web-based e-mail service are making it a big target for privacy campaigners -- and the name, Gmail, could soon be the subject of a trademark dispute, too.

  • SanDisk, Motorola create smaller memory card format

    SanDisk and Motorola have created a smaller removable flash memory card format for use in mobile phones. The first cards will go on sale in the third quarter to coincide with the launch of a 3G (third generation) Motorola phone designed to use them, said Kelly Radmer, 3G marketing manager at Motorola.

  • Linux 2.6.0 kernel released

    Version 2.6.0 of the Linux kernel is ready for business. Readers of the linux-kernel mailing list learned that testing of the open-source operating system's new core ended late Wednesday, when Linus Torvalds sent an e-mail beginning with the cryptic phrase "The beaver is out of detox."

  • Nokia: No enterprise network plans

    Nokia has no plans to diversify into end-to-end enterprise networking products — or at least not yet, according to chief executive officer, Jorma Ollila.

  • SAP: There's still support, but at a price

    SAP AG will continue to support older versions of its ERP (enterprise resource planning) software beyond the official four- or five-year maintenance period, but at a price, Chief Executive Officer Henning Kagermann said Tuesday.