Forget ‘e’ and ‘m’, p-commerce is the future – 'strewth
Flippin' prefixes. Well, stop worrying about electronic and mobile commerce and welcome positioning-based commerce (catchy). Apparently, this is where your Wap phone knows where you are and feeds you information directly specific to your location.
Yahoo! sued for privacy invasion
Only days after Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang signed on to a NetCoalition privacy scheme with a group of e-CEOs calling for "robust, visible and comprehensive" on-line privacy policies, a Yahoo! user filed a lawsuit against the company alleging that his privacy had been severely compromised.
'America's Most Wanted' site said DoS'ed after cyber-crime broadcast
America's Most Wanted host John Walsh urged his viewers on Saturday night to help "take down" those responsible for the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks which briefly crippled numerous high-profile Web sites back in February.
Eckhard Pfeiffer goes under QXL hammer
UK online auctioneer QXL has agreed to buy Eckhard Pfeiffer's latest venture, Ricardo.de, for 668 million in stock.
Intel to drop prices on non-existent boxed chips
Chip giant Intel, still reeling from the effect of supplying over a million defective 820 chipsets to its customers, is rallying slightly by dropping prices on its 1GHz processor and a range of other chips no-one can get.
Cape Cod not cold in its grave, but that doesn't stop new Intel mobo launch
Even considering Chipzilla's legendary insensitivity to public opinion, you'd have thought someone at the compnay would have noticed that this week is probably not the most apposite time to be introducing a new motherboard.
ACLU: Intel ‘violating free speech’
The American Civil Liberties Union is, according to NewsBytes, backing former Intel employee Kourosh Hamidi who was ordered to stop criticising Intel in internal emails. In a case of email as free speech, the ACLU has filed an Amici Curiae (Friend of the Court) brief in an appeal pending in the lawsuit brought against by Intel.
Digital TV ‘threat to planet’
Learned researchers from one the UK's most respected universities have put their name to an absurd claim that digital TV set top boxes (STBs) are a major threat to global warming.
Microsoft to patch Outlook
Micro$oft bit the bullet Monday and announced plans to develop a patch for its popular Outlook e-mail client which will save users from themselves by blocking those file types most likely to contain malicious code.
Pope Jobs reveals third Macintosh secret
Carrot-munching ascetic Steve Jobs refused to throw any red meat to developers in his keynote to Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference in San Jose.
E3 shows AMD, Intel games without frontiers
Los Angeles, California was again the location of this year's E3 - the world's largest computer gaming convention, which draws attendees and exhibitors from all over the world.
Caminogate recall: refund or replacement?
Intel has clarified its stance on the CC820 mobo recall programme. On its Web site here the company states:
AOL to pay $3.5 million over accounting irregularities
AOL is to pay $3.5 million to settle federal charges against it regarding allegations of serious errors in its accounts.
Windows developer update – APIs are MS confidential IP
MS on TrialSteve Ballmer has become the latest Microsoft exec to make his bid in the MS doomwatch stakes. Writing in this week's issue of Newsweek Ballmer predicts that if the US government gets its way, less innovation, higher prices the undermining of "the future success of America's high-tech industry" will ensue.
Office 2k for $5? How Microsoft buys its way into education
After some spadework, we're starting to get a clearer picture of Microsoft's deal-making with US educational institutions. As we reported earlier this week, the business end of the deal from the student's point of view is that you get a copy of Office 2000 for $10, but there are various different permutations in operation that'll get you software for $5, $2 or even for free, depending on where you study.
Government gets WIFfy in the midday sun
Wired Prime Minster Tony Blair has given his personal backing to a global talking shop designed to bring people together to discuss the issues facing the development of the Net.
CompuServe users fall through big hole in Net
CompuServe customers across Europe were left without Net access this morning after the ISP suffered technical problems.