22nd May 2005 Archive
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Which is nice
US consumers are increasingly seeing the internet as an alternative way to purchase goods as illustrated by the continuing rise in revenues from ecommerce retail sales. US retail ecommerce sales for the first quarter of 2005 were $19.8bn, an increase of 6.4 per cent from the fourth quarter of 2004. Total retail sales for the …
Financial News 22 May 2005, 22:18
Growth rate accelerates
British shoppers are being lured off the high street and onto the internet. Data from the Interactive Media in Retail Group (IMRG) reveals web shopping grew 30 per cent in April, the biggest year-on-year increase for seven months. E-tailers benefited at the expense of bricks and mortar stores, IMRG said. The internet sales …
Small Biz 22 May 2005, 22:21
Driving down the cost of PKI
The Government is planning to offer citizens low-cost digital certificates to give them more convenient and secure access to online government services. Under the plans, digital certificates allowing individuals to prove their identity online - which today cost around £25 - could be made available for as little as £5. The move …
Public Sector 22 May 2005, 22:24
Groups fighting against online criminals intent on phishing have gained allies from another species of underground miscreant: website defacers. On Thursday, Internet monitoring firm Netcraft reported that some users of the company's anti-phishing toolbar followed links to fake financial sites only to find them defaced with anti …
Spam 22 May 2005, 22:28
Free magnifying glasses?
Orange customers "will be the first in the UK" to watch TV - live broadcasts - on their mobiles. And it will cost them: ten quid a month. And you'll have to have a Nokia 6680 phone. And you'll have to be in 3G coverage... The good news is, you get an extra gig of data download to watch this. That works out at around 20 hours of …
Mobile 22 May 2005, 22:30
The dark side of capitalism
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Bootnotes 22 May 2005, 22:36
Revenge of the SIP
Open source VoIP has been touted as bigger than Linux, and the competition is hotting up in Europe as one of the US pioneers crosses the Atlantic. The normally sleepy world of office telephony hardware, the private branch exchange (PBX) systems which put you on hold and transfer you to people’s secretaries, has already been …
VoIP 22 May 2005, 23:18