Rogue European ISPs are acting as havens for illegal software download sites, anti-piracy outfit the Business Software Alliance claims.
Telecity plc - which runs Internet exchanges in the UK and Europe - reported an operating loss of £3.4 million in Q3 to September 2000. Turnover for the same period was up 47 per cent to £3.8 million. The company's invested £12.3 million during the quarter in fitting out Internet exchanges across Europe, including Amsterdam and Frankfurt. In the next three months it will focus on Paris and Dublin. The company currently has cash in hand of £61million.
Microsoft's Q1 results comfortably 'beat the Street' - but the Street seems to be getting a mite suspicious. The company yanked earnings up from $2.19 billion a year ago to $2.21 billion, but the increase came from a surge in income from company investments, up from $550 million to an impressive $1.13 billion.
A Chicago judge has ordered Voteauction.com to shut down in Illinois, pending further legal action. The site offers US citizens the opportunity to sell their votes to the highest bidder.
The leaks from Apple's sieve-like HQ in Cupertino hinted that the Mac maker's latest fiscals, announced last night, wouldn't be as bad as the company warned t'other day, and sure enough they weren't.
Sun's revenues grew by 60 per cent in the first quarter causing CEO Scott McNealy to say it was only the global economy and interest rates that worried him - not IBM and HP.
Apple Europe's centralisation continues apace, demonstrated by today's announcement of the creation of pan-European retail and education sales teams.
PC sales in Germany's PC Spezialist stores show that AMD processors are gaining popularity at the expense of Chipzilla's Pentiums.
According to documents seen by The Register BT has really thought hard about justifying the increase in the overall cost of its domestic line rental.
Applied Digital Solutions' deeply weird Digital Angel, a wireless microchip device which can be planted under the skin and used for all sorts of... er... interesting applications, is to be unveiled in Florida at the end of this month. The demo, according to ADS, will combine GPS, wireless and body function monitoring.
BT has called a press conference today at 3:45pm to discuss new pricing packages. It is believed the telco will confirm the introduction of US-style unmetered or "free" call packages
Red-M, the Madge subsidiary, has announced a new wireless server, the 3000AS, worthy of note because it is the "first Bluetooth-enabled networking product".
Amdahl is pulling the plug on its mainframe business - it is getting out of the market for System 390-type servers.
While Chipzilla's website maintains its legendarily-tenuous grip on reality in boasting that the Pentium III is currently available in speeds of up to 1.13GHz, The Register learns that the truth is somewhat different. Not only is the recalled chip not available, Intel today confirmed that it isn't scheduled for its second coming until Q2 next year.
At a hastily convened press conference this afternoon BT confirmed a Register exclusive that it was set to introduce unmetered phone tariffs in the UK from 1 December.
The Television Licensing Authority seems to be admitting defeat in the quest to winkle out viewers illegally watching TV programs on their computers in the UK, writes Chris Ward-Johnson.
Dutch publisher VNU is preparing to share the exciting story behind the revamp of its corporate IT newspaper Computing.
Cow-fixated computer maker Gateway is on the receiving end of a nasty class action lawsuit claiming the firm misled customers.
BT is to start offering "free" local calls from December 1 as part of a massive shake-up of its residential business, according to detailed internal documents seen by The Register.
According to documents seen by The Register, BT is set to offer unmetered calls from 1 December.
3D graphics chip company 3dfx has described court rulings in its long-running patent infringement case against arch-rival Nvidia as "favourable", and is now sufficiently confident of success it intends to file for a summary judgement.
VirtualSellers.com has filed a lawsuit against "malicious' anonymous posters on a message board hosted by financial site RagingBull.com.
As much as £2.3 billion could be wiped off the value of UK technology companies if new proposals from the Accounting Standards Board are taken up. The board recommends that IT companies be compelled to show share options as a cost in their profit and loss accounts. According to a report from Capital Strategies, this would lop an average of 5.65 per cent off the value of each company.
BT has won a five year legal battle to reduce the amount it pays in tax.
MP3.com has reached a potential out-of-court settlement with the US National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) to license the industry organisation's members' songs.
Sharky Extreme has put the moves on the Hercules' 64MB GeForce2 Ultra and ended up doing the 'moonwalk all night at the Sharky Extreme Top Secret Moon Base and Brewery'.
SDMI executive director Leonardo Chiariglione's denunciation of the claims that the "Hack SDMI" challenge resulted in a complete whitewash of the music protection and identification system is looking increasingly shaky. Salon, which claimed earlier this month that all of the proposed technologies were successfully hacked, has come up with a lot more information from one of its sources, and The Register has received information that supports Salon's claims.
London B2B dotcom E-Exchange, darling of the Sunday Times e-league table, has laid off all staff and fallen into administration.
US dotcom License Online is to pull out of the UK and re-jig its business model.