Oracle can't foretell the future
Oracle today said it hit lowered forcasts for the third quarter, with profits up 16 per cent.
Register aliens ate my forum
HWRoundupA group of readers on our Reader Forum has started a Friends of The Register SETI group. This will probably help establish whether signals emanating from pubs in Maddox Street were transmitted by intelligent life.
Sega president dies
So farewell then, Isao Okawa, president of Sega, who yesterday died of heart failure at the ripe old age of 74.
Intel 1GHz Mobile PIII due Monday
Intel will launch its first 1GHz notebook-oriented CPU, a Mobile Pentium III, on Monday - the day AMD is expected to begin shipping its new Palomino-based Mobile Athlon.
Wanted: XXX movie models
More than 250 people bent over backwards to apply for a starring role as a porn star before the job ad was pulled by prudish e-recruitment outfit, reed.co.uk.
NCR slaps patent suit on Palm, Handspring
NCR - aka The Cash - has sued Palm and PalmOS licensee Handspring, claiming their PDAs violate its intellectual property.
UK ninth in Euro ADSL table
The UK is set to trail Europe in the provision of ADSL despite the Government's stated goal that Britain will be a global broadband leader.
Comic Relief leaves BT laughing
It's Comic Relief day* today. Subsequently, you are likely to be bombarded with daft and silly events in the hope that you will part with a few quid. As ever, one of the main fundraising tools is a premium phone line which people can call to vote for various TV clips, people etc etc.
Telecoms fraud costs $55 billion a year
Phone companies estimate that global telecommunications fraud is running at $55 billion a year.
Clinton criticised for relaxing hardware export controls
A decision by former president Clinton to relax export controls on high technology equipment has come under fire in a government report.
Napster filter cuts downloads by half
Napster's court-enforced attempt to prevent up to 135,000 songs from being shared using its software has dramatically cut the number of downloads from the service.
Denial of service warning for network security tool
A security firm has issued an alert about a cracker tool which can be used to mount a denial of service attack (DoS) against its own products.
Teenage dotcom millionaire has trouble on TV
Teenage dotcom "millionaire" Ben Cohen was the subject of a revealing Trouble at the Top TV programme last night. Ben, if you haven't heard of him before, is famous for selling the Jewish Web site he set up in his bedroom to a big media company. In return he received shares in the company and a seat on the board.
Mesania.com sheds half of jobs
Mesania.com - a pan-European business-to-business marketplace for professional buyers and suppliers of European gift and homeware products - shed half its workforce today.
ICT schizophrenia needs to be debunked
Three quarters of people believe British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, uses email. A quarter believes Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II (gawd bless 'er) also uses email, according to a survey by the thinkers at the Industrial Society.
Transsexuals drawn to expertsexchange website. Well, that's what it says in the URL
This is a cautionary tale about what happens if you register your entire company name as a domain without first checking your spelling.
Sony's Memory Stick to miss sales targets
Sony said today shipments of its Memory Stick, used in devices such as digital cameras, would miss targets.
ASP – Where’s the Value?
Guest CommentDespite the immense market optimism and analyst hype surrounding the ASP model the reality has been far more of a revelation for the IT world than a revolution for the business world.
BT's Comic Relief – financial
Following on from our story this morning that BT was taking 36p in every £1 call made to Comic Relief's premium charity lines, we have learned that the situation may be worse than we imagined.
Web cache hardware launches DoS attacks, site claims
California computer equipment reseller Altima Solutions believes that Web caching equipment by Cacheflow often malfunctions so as to inadvertently attack their site and bring it down.
Claire Field wins Harry Potter Web site case
Warner Brothers has backed down on its legal threats against 15-year-old Claire Field - owner of the Web site www.harrypotterguide.co.uk.
WorldOnline to fight legal action by shareholders
WorldOnline is to contest a claim for damages brought by disgruntled shareholders following its IPO last year.
Burglars pinch PC with EastEnders plots
The BBC has denied that the secret of who shot EastEnders' Phil Mitchell could leak out after the computer of a script writer for the soap was stolen.
Novell UK services business cuts staff and offices
Services group Cambridge Technology Partners is laying off up to 30 staff in the UK and shutting its Reading and Manchester offices.
Slashdot caves in to Scientology loonies
Geek paradise Slashdot has taken the unprecedented step of removing a post which contained text allegedly copyrighted by the 'Church' of Scientology, after receiving threats from Hubbard Space Command shysters citing the dreaded Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
Tiny to tout WAP phones in US amid PC drought
Tiny Computers plans to start selling broadband Net packages in the US, and aims to have WAP phones in stores by summer.