Stories by Elinor Mills

Microsoft's earnings beat expectations

Microsoft this week credited strong sales of Windows NT Workstation, Office, Exchange Server and SQL Server for helping to boost the company's third-quarter earnings to $US1.92 billion, or 35 cents per share, 3 cents higher than expectations and 40 per cent higher than a year ago.

AOL reorganises to fold in Netscape

America Online announced yesterday it would reorganise into four product groups, including one devoted to Netscape Communications Corp.'s operations, and would lay off up to 1000 workers combined at both AOL and Netscape.

Intel to turn chip ID off as default

At the suggestion of privacy groups who are threatening a boycott of Intel products, Intel today announced that it will ship its Pentium III microprocessors with the identification code in the "off" position and offer software that will allow users to turn the code on if they want.