22nd October 2002 Archive
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Under control in 'challenging' market
Accountancy software vendor Sage Group Plc claims to be on course to meet market expectations when it posts its earnings for the year to September 30. Analysts expect the Newcastle, UK-based company to increase pre-tax profit by 12% to £136.2m ($211.1m), maintaining the growth rate it recorded last year. Although Sage was …
Business 22 Oct 2002, 08:11
There's good products coming, boys...
Silicon Graphics Inc fell short of expectations in its first quarter, but insisted upcoming product launches would set it back on track. Sales at the Mountain View, California-based company were $241.7m in the quarter ending September 27, down 36.3% on the year. Operating losses were $40.4m, down from losses of $46.6m last …
Business 22 Oct 2002, 08:14
'You bent our ranking bendings'
Google Inc has been sued by a search engine optimization company, which claims Google deliberately altered its ranking when it realized the SEO company was competing with it. Search King Inc, of Oklahoma City, wants an injunction and $75,000 damages for alleged loss of business. Search King launched a service in August …
Media 22 Oct 2002, 08:16
Simple piece of tech becomes mysteriously unshippable
Microsoft Corp has delayed the introduction of its handheld "home companion" technology, Mira, until the New Year. Microsoft had hoped to introduce the technology, officially known as Windows CE for Smart Diaplays, in time for its OEM partners to capitalize on the lucrative holiday season. Mira will now receive its US and …
Personal 22 Oct 2002, 08:18
Compulsory scheme likely after industry baulks at voluntary codes
UK ISPs are refusing to voluntarily implement the Home Office's controversial data retention scheme. The Internet Service Providers Association (which represents ISPs) remains unconvinced that government requirements to customer email and Web site logs over extended periods is necessary in the fight against serious crime and …
Security 22 Oct 2002, 13:33
Suppliers at risk as services fail to satisfy Joe Public
The race to reengineer the Internet before the global network suffers a consumer backlash has been lost. That's the stark conclusion of Parliamentary lobby group Eurim (the European Information Society Group) whose Secretary General, Philip Virgo, yesterday took suppliers to task at a presentation at the TMA2002 conference …
Media 22 Oct 2002, 13:37
More Nigerian t-shirt malarkey from Cash'n'Carrion
So great was the demand for our last Nigerian 419 t-shirt, and so indignant the protests when we discontinued it, that we have decided to offer a second limited edition. This time around, the featured email is from Usman. Y. Usman of Lagos, attorney to one John Ryerson. It's all pretty standard stuff - poor old Ryerson …
Site News 22 Oct 2002, 13:38
Threatens to go legal, take football away
Microsoft's efforts so far to obstruct Xbox mod chips have been relatively trivial, and simple for the modders to circumvent. The most recent redesign, for example, was dealt with inside a week. But on his recent Australian adventure Microsoft president Steve Ballmer dispensed one of the clearest policy statements on Xbox so far …
Personal 22 Oct 2002, 13:42
That old one...
Broadband should be available in every home and business in the UK, according to the Communications Workers Union (CWU). In a blunt message the CWU was critical of the Government’s approach so far to broadband and called on it to be more proactive in the roll-out of high speed Net access in the UK. Speaking at the TMA …
Media 22 Oct 2002, 16:17
BT has confirmed today that Todmorden - along with six other areas - is to get broadband. BT has hailed today’s news as "terrific", claiming that by identifying pockets of demand it can now invest in broadband with certainty. Along with Todmorden in West Yorkshire, which should be ADSL-enabled next month, BT has also named …
Broadband 22 Oct 2002, 16:23
The challenges of building markets for Mini-ITX
Via Technologies was in town yesterday extolling the virtues of its Mini-ITX form factor boards, and showing a couple of designs that at least give you an idea of where a PC based on a board measuring 170x170mm might end up. The Mini-ITX now comes in fanless and fanned flavours, based on the Eden ESP processor core and the C3 E- …
Channel 22 Oct 2002, 18:23
Encryption products need to become as easy and transparent to use as AV software packages. That's the goal of Phil Dunkelberger, President and CEO of PGP Corporation, who's over in London this week for the European launch of the newly-formed company. PGP Corporation was created to market PGP Desktop and Wireless encryption …
Security 22 Oct 2002, 18:29
Cache for questions
A denial of service attack on the Internet's root DNS servers that began last night continues to vex users today. The DNS servers resolve names queries to numbers, and the slowdown should only be apparent the first time a user hits a site. After that, your ISP's cache ought to bypass the issue. The attack highlights the …
Media 22 Oct 2002, 19:33
Shuttle hires subtle designer
Creators of strange and beautiful PC cases: come out of your basements. The Shuttle Group has rewarded one enterprising designer with a contract to create a design prototype for the company. Shuttle has been selling add-ins and motherboards for years, but has successfully branched out into barebones systems with its beautiful …
Bootnotes 22 Oct 2002, 20:14
- Review Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Proof the pen is mightier?
- Nuke plants to rely on PDP-11 code UNTIL 2050!
- Spin doctors brazenly fiddle with tiny bits in front of the neighbours
- Game Theory Out with a bang: The Last of Us lets PS3 exit with head held high
- Flash flaw potentially makes every webcam or laptop a PEEPHOLE