Stories by Stephanie Sim

IDC: Worst may be over for Asian PC market

The PC market in the Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) region showed encouraging growth from the third quarter to the fourth quarter of 2001 when the number of PCs shipped in the region increased 5.6 percent, indicating that the worst may be over for the region's markets, according to International Data Corp. (IDC) Asia-Pacific figures released on Thursday.

Asia-Pacific telcos refocus for growth this year

After years of strong growth, the Asia-Pacific telecommunication industry has been going through an unsettled period in the last 12 months. Deregulation and increasing competition in the sector have forced telecommunication companies to focus on data and corporate business if they are to prosper in a potentially bumpy 2002, according to analysts and industry executives.

Pirated XP sneaks onto shelves in Asia

Pirated copies of Windows XP have found their way into the Hong Kong market. The two-disked "released to manufacturer" version of the software lined the shelves in shops at several computer malls in Hong Kong and was on sale for about HK$70 (US$9) each. Windows XP is scheduled to launch officially in the territory on Friday.

Code Blue a possible attempt to stop Code Red

The Code Blue worm, which Chinese antivirus researchers uncovered last week, might be a "misguided attempt to protect people against the Code Red," according to a Hong Kong-based security expert.