Feeds

S Korea handed ‘broadband World Cup’

It's worse than you think

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top three mobile application threats

The bunnies at Telewest are over the moon with their latest trick to link broadband with the up and coming World Cup.

You'll never believe it, but they've only gone and bleedin' presented a South Korean Government minister with his own "World Cup" in recognition of the country's place as the global leader in high speed Net access.

Apparently, they pitched up at the South Korean Embassy in London this morning and handed over a gold statuette, which features a computer, to Minister Il-Soo Kim.

The cheeky blighters even got the Minister to endorse the cableco with a neat quote about how he hopes "Telewest Broadband will continue to play a key role in providing the British public with the benefits of the modern information age via its broadband services".

Talk about balls.

So far, this has to be the best/worst (depends on your viewpoint) example of spinning an IT story with some dodgy link to the World Cup. Mind you, there's still plenty of time for someone to trump this stun...heaven help us. ®

Related Story

All the World Cup news that's not fit to print

The Essential Guide to IT Transformation

More from The Register

next story
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary
And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really
Airbus promises Wi-Fi – yay – and 3D movies (meh) in new A330
If the person in front reclines their seat, this could get interesting
UK Parliament rubber-stamps EMERGENCY data grab 'n' keep bill
Just 49 MPs oppose Drip's rushed timetable
Samsung threatens to cut ties with supplier over child labour allegations
Vows to uphold 'zero tolerance' policy on underage workers
Dude, you're getting a Dell – with BITCOIN: IT giant slurps cryptocash
1. Buy PC with Bitcoin. 2. Mine more coins. 3. Goto step 1
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
ITC: Seagate and LSI can infringe Realtek patents because Realtek isn't in the US
Land of the (get off scot) free, when it's a foreign owner
prev story

Whitepapers

Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.