Microsoft 's revenue was $8.07 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2003, an 11% increase over revenue of $7.25 billion for the same period in the prior year. Operating income for the fourth quarter came in at $2.19 billion, which included charges of $796 million primarily related to the settlement of the AOL Time Warner lawsuit, Microsoft announced.
Apple said that their quarterly net income fell about 40 percent as higher costs from opening its retail stores offset revenue growth at the maker of Macintosh.
(File under Friday silly stuff)
Zeldman spotted the Jack Nicholson is everywhere Photoshop competition. To the 29% of the DMXzone community who rate their Photoshop skills as "Top of the heap. I'm a Jedi Knight/ Ninja Turtle. Ain't nuthin' I can't do", I say: get Photoshopping! Let's see loads of DMXzoners on there....
In a shock announcement, it was announced today that users of all Windows machines running anything other than ME should patch immediately or "an attacker could change Web pages, reformat the hard disk, or add new users to the local administrators group". Assuming you think that it might not be A Good Thing for that to happen, you'll want get the patch.
Who would've thought it?
(Part 455787 in a series of 940923)
I just got a mail from CSS guru Eric Meyer telling me that AOL have killed Netscape. Mass redundancies. Mozilla (my preferred browser) will continue with $2million from AOL. News.com say (basically) "who cares?". It's being discussed on metafilter where they generally believe it liberates Mozilla and is good for that browser.
The Register says "Netscape's death will provoke a thousand arguments, but none will be so useful as utility. Well, maybe and perhaps, browsers don't really matter too much. But the fact that Microsoft's miserable excuse for a web browser - a sorry piece of code that has been untouched by human hand for many years, now - speaks volumes about indulging the wrong kind of people with big responsibilities. In the end, it was these coders who failed us"
The BBC reports an initiative to provide a search engine for the world's poor. Meanwhile, in the world of the rich, Yahoo! buys a rival for $1.6 billion, in move that The Guardian says is " the clearest signal yet that the internet sector is rebounding in confidence". News.com has some good analysis.
|Macromedia. What's happening? Product Manager David Deming has left Macromedia; Matt Brown, the excellent DW community manager, just stopped blogging and left the building, and Macromedia have sacked some of their Team Macromedia volunteers. Given that there's at least half a million Dreamweaver users out there, you'd think Macromedia would be ploughing money into community management.|
Oolong is a rabbit that lived in Japan. “When I put various objects on his head, he stays still for a minute. This is just a result of an intimate relationship between me and Oolong.” writes his owner. Obviously, a rabbit with such talent is the subject of many a movie, and even an exhibition. Sadly, Oolong passed away but is not forgotten.