Stories by David Legard

Study: WAP Dominates Asia's Mobile Data

Gateways supporting WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) or its precursor HDML (Handheld Devices Markup Language) microbrowsers have been installed by operators controlling 73 per cent of Asia-Pacific's mobile phone subscriber base. But other microbrowsers promise competition should WAP stumble, according to a new study from market researcher Gartner Group (US).

AMD Launches 1.1GHz Athlon Processor

SINGAPORE (08/28/2000) - Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) released on Monday a version of its Athlon processor running at 1.1GHz. More than 10 PC manufacturers have announced plans to offer systems based on the chip, AMD said.

Singapore Reveals Five-Year Plan For Net Dominance

Singapore's Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) aims to make broadband access to the Internet pervasive by 2005, to give the city-state a competitive edge over other countries in the region. To this end, the authority will encourage development of many data transmission technologies, but satellite-to-home services will remain banned until at least 2002.

Telstra Plans Major Asian Push with PCCW Deal

Australia's Telstra Corp. and Hong Kong's Pacific Century CyberWorks Limited (PCCW) today signed a memorandum of understanding to form a major strategic alliance in Internet, data, IP (Internet Protocol), wireless and business services in the pan-Asian region, Telstra said in a statement today.

Sweden Takes Top Spot in Global IT Index

Sweden has overtaken the U.S. to become the dominant information economy in the world, according to the 2000 International Data Corp. (IDC)/ World Times Information Society Index (ISI) released yesterday.

Internet Host Numbers Top 72 Million: ISC

The number of Internet hosts worldwide rose 67 percent in 1999 to surpass 72.4 million hosts by the end of the year, according to a survey carried out by the Internet Software Consortium (ISC).

SingNet, Freei.Net Launch Free Asian ISP Service

Singapore Telecommunications Ltd.'s (SingTel) Internet subsidiary SingNet Pte. Ltd. has joined the free ISP (Internet service provider) market here with the launch of its Mysingtel service, SingTel announced yesterday.

Freei.Net to Offer Free 'Net Access in S-E Asia

U.S-based ISP (Internet service provider) Freei.Net this month will begin offering free Internet and e-mail services in five Southeast Asian countries -- Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand, the company announced late last week.

IDC Sees Explosion of Free 'Net Access in 2000

Internet stock corrections, the death of pure-play "dot.coms" and an explosion of free 'Net access services are the main predictions for 2000 made by International Data Corp. (IDC) Senior Vice President Frank Gens.

Maffei Quits as Microsoft CFO

Greg Maffei has resigned as chief financial officer (CFO) at Microsoft and will be replaced by John Connors, the current vice president of the software giant's worldwide enterprise group, Microsoft said in a statement issued on Wednesday.