Struggling Internet retailer Egghead.com Inc. said that it would cut 29 percent of its workforce Friday, totalling 186 employees.
Stories by Sam Costello
Despite four months of effort and spending more than US$100 million, not to mention learning to navigate the byzantine structure of music industry copyrights, MP3.com Inc. is still unable to do much of anything with its flagship My.MP3.com service.
Dell Computer Corp. announced Wednesday a new set of services, called Premier Enterprise Services, aimed at speeding customization, installation and service of business systems for enterprise customers, the company said in a statement.
There is no subtlety, no mistaking the position taken by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in its latest legal brief: "Napster has failed to abide by either the letter or the spirit of this Court's Preliminary Injunction." The brief was filed today as part of the injunction handed down earlier in March by US District Court judge Marilyn Hall Patel [cq] and details the RIAA's view of Napster's compliance with her order.
In its second brief detailing its compliance with a judge's order to block copyrighted materials from its service, Napster said the record labels suing it have "placed a serious and inappropriate economic and physical burden on Napster, (resulting) in significant overexclusion of legitimate ... files."
The fight over DVD (digital versatile disc) descrambling and the legal issues involved will seemingly not go away, as the fight gained a new participant this week when a tool to help decrypt DVDs was released onto the Internet.
The widespread adoption of new technologies has created new opportunities for fraud that any Internet user is susceptible to, a situation made worse by ignorance about the issue, according to a new study released this week.
A new study by market research firm Jupiter Media Metrix Inc. released Monday found that managers in charge of purchasing for their companies plan to make only 20 percent of their purchases online by 2002.
A new survey released by the Gartner Group Inc. on Wednesday found that 65 percent of respondents expect their IT spending to increase in 2001.
IBM Corp. announced Wednesday the worldwide availability of its iSeries Connect software which allows small and medium-size companies to link their businesses to online marketplaces and partners.
Lucent Technologies Inc. Thursday announced changes to the management of its financial operations.
If Intervideo Inc.'s LinDVD software, on display at the Comdex trade show here, had been available a year ago, perhaps there never would have been a DeCSS case.
Calling the development of wireless, pervasive connections to the Internet a "sea change," Palm Inc. chief executive officer Carl Yankowski introduced Monday a new wireless Internet access kit and service for Palm handheld devices.
Metromedia Fiber Network Inc. (MFN) announced Tuesday that it will acquire Web site services company SiteSmith Inc. in an all-stock transaction valued at US$1.36 billion at the close of trading Monday.
BOSTON (10/05/2000) - A Nashua, New Hampshire, company has beaten mobile phone heavyweights Nokia Corp. and L.M. Ericsson Telephone Co. to the Bluetooth punch. GN Netcom Inc. has announced one of the first officially qualified Bluetooth devices, its GN 9000 Bluetooth wireless headset.