3rd > November > 2000 Archive
Six charged in $3m New York school computer bid-rigging scam
An ex-New York schools superintendent was among six people charged with nicking $3 million through a computer bid-rigging scam yesterday.
Ellison not dead and not leaving Oracle
Oracle today rubbished rumours that its flamboyant founder Larry Ellison was flying the coop.
CIX bought by Norwegian outfit
The great grandpappy of British ISPs, CIX, has been bought by Norsk Data - a subsidiary of Norwegian telecoms and IT outfit, Telenor AS
Net dad Vint Cerf slams RIP
Vinton Cerf, one of the founding fathers of the Internet, has attacked the RIP bill as a dangerous new piece of legislation.
Send digital snaps to mobile devices
Ericsson and Canon have snuggled up to work together on a way of transferring images from digital cameras to mobile devices.
NTL cuts 1,300 staff in restructure
Top UK cable company NTL has announced it will sack 1,300 staff (of 22,000) in a restructure of the company. The news comes a week before the company's quarterly results and is due to a series of acquisitions it has made in the last year and a half.
Priceline.com CFO quits and staff face axe
Flawed and loss-making auction site Priceline.com is looking even more precarious with the announcement that its chief finance officer Heidi Miller has packed her bags and 16 per cent of the staff are to be fired. The news came complete with some poor Q3 results.
400 Freecall users out on their ear
British ISP, 24-7 Freecall, has kicked off 400 subscribers it claims were abusing its unmetered ISP.
(inaudible) unveils new chiefs for IPO
Former Microsoft UK product chief Mark Edwards has joined Symbian, the company announced today, to fill the top sales and marketing position. (inaudible) has also appointed a new CFO Thomas Chambers to "prepare for a public flotation - a natural next stage in Symbian's development, and key to our continued success," according to CEO Colly Myers in a statement today. Chambers was formerly CFO at First Telecom.
McAfee frozen PC lowdown
Yesterday we heard that a McAfee automated virus update had caused PCs to freeze up - something that wasn't appreciated by sys admin and those wishing to, say, use their computer. Details were sketchy but you readers have come up trumps and emailed us all the relevant info. A McAfee employee also helped explain how to fix the problem.
Chipsetzilla wins back market share
Intel veep Paul Otellini told analysts this week that the chip behemoth "has recaptured its chipset market share" and in particular has boosted production of the 815 range.
Mitchell: I was the ‘fall guy’
Andy Mitchell claims he took the rap for AltaVista UK's failed bid to offer unmetered Net access.
Net blasts off for outer space
The first satellite to form part of a solar system wide communications network will launch this month, according to Vinton Cerf, the creator of the TCP/IP protocol.
Microsoft Hack: Warned of weakness three months earlier
Microsoft knew about the weakness in its security three months before it was hacked, but failed to do anything about it, according to a speaker at the Compsec conference in London.
BT may be investigated for 3G auction-rigging
The Dutch competition authority NMa is pondering whether to investigate BT over possible rigging of the Netherlands 3G mobile licence auction.
Car companies offer AOL for $3 staff perk
General Motors and DaimlerChrysler are to offer cut-price AOL Internet access as a perk to staff.
Kids give up fags for mobiles
Teenagers are giving up cigarettes in preference to fashionable mobile phones according to an anti-smoking organisation and the tabloids - who know a good story when they see one.
UK Web site to lift lid on ‘police corruption’
A Web site allegedly operated by "serving and retired Surrey Police officers" is set to blow the whistle on police corruption.
Intel wants to have DDR cake and eat it
VIA could go ahead with its own DDR chipset for Pentium 4, with or without Intel's agreement.
Single South African surfers search for sex
Single South African surfers are a good catch - young, into sex, and rolling in cash, a survey claims.
Sun's Oz super computer goes horribly pear shaped
A terse note at the site of APAC, the outfit running Australia's bid "to be recognised as an 'advanced computing' country," reveals something deeply embarrasing for one of the industry's most prominent pushers of gigafloppery. It says: "The initial configuration of the APAC peak computing system failed acceptance tests in September 2000, so the process of acquiring a system has been restarted. It's hoped there will be a system available by the second quarter of 2001."