Stories by Peter Sayer

  • 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.

  • Nokia: No diversification into enterprise networks

    Nokia Corp. has no plans to diversify into end-to-end enterprise networking products -- or at least not yet, Chief Executive Officer Jorma Ollila told attendees at Gartner Inc.'s Symposium/ITxpo conference in Cannes.

  • IDC: Economic recovery is what you make it

    Economic recovery in the IT sector is in the eye of the beholder and, depending on what you're looking for, it may already be here - or still a long way off, according to speakers at the 13th annual IDC European IT Forum in Paris.