Stories by Peter Sayer

  • RIM ordered to pay extra damages in patent case

    Research in Motion (RIM), the company behind the BlackBerry wireless email device, was ordered to pay almost $US9 million in enhanced damages in a post-trial ruling on a patent dispute with NTP, a US court has ruled.

  • Apple Expo in Paris cancelled

    The European showcase for all things Apple has fallen victim to the terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre in New York. Apple Expo, which was to have taken place in Paris from September 26-30, is cancelled.

  • Dataquest: Oracle extends lead in database sales

    Oracle consolidated its lead in the overall database management systems (DBMS) software market in 2000, although Microsoft narrowly edged ahead in sales of Windows NT relational DBMS, according to figures released by market analyst Dataquest this week.

  • New virus appears

    Antivirus software manufacturers are reporting the appearance of the first virus to infect applications on systems running either Linux or Microsoft Windows - although it presents little danger, they say.

  • Microsoft faces legal challenge to Xbox brand

    Microsoft could face a legal challenge to its use of the Xbox name for its forthcoming video game console. Microsoft filed its claim to the name with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on October 1999, but a Florida company registered its use of the Xbox mark with the USPTO on March 1999.

  • Gateway renews direct sales focus

    Gateway's new chief executive officer Ted Waitt - the company's founder and chairman - will refocus the company on its direct sales roots, he said in a conference call on Tuesday.

  • APPLE EXPO - Jobs announces Mac OS X beta, new iBooks

    As expected, Apple Computer chief executive officer Steve Jobs used his keynote address Wednesday here at Apple Expo to announce the availability of the public beta version of Mac OS X. Jobs also introduced new additions to the company's iBook line of portable computers, and announced a faster graphics card option for the company's G4 desktop range.

  • Intel plans 0.13-micron P III, P4

    Intel has mapped out the way to improved, 0.13-micron versions of its Pentium III and Pentium 4 microprocessors, according to a report published by microprocessor analyst Bert McComas of Inquest Market Research.

  • Same old stuff won't work on Web

    No longer thrilled by the novelty of the experience, today's e-commerce customers can't be fobbed off with any old rubbish, according to Keng Lim, president and chief executive officer of e-commerce service provider Escalate.