Microsoft branded its shop-a-non-Windows-user program for resellers "stupid" today, and blamed its own "very very confusing" license agreements for obfuscating the picture.
Silicon Valley executives are often urged to fill those precious moments between the Stairmaster and the early coronary by reading ancient war manuals. We're not sure if any of these contains the advice: "pick your fights carefully", but if they do, TiVo doesn't seem to have reached this page yet.
BT is to announce later today the sale of it yellow pages and e-commerce outfit, Yell, the FT reported, although the sale could be delayed until after the holiday weekend if negotiators hit any last minute snags.
Rambus' attempts to halt production of Micron memory chips that it claims infringe its SDRAM patents have failed - at least in Italy.
UpdatedApple will update its new iBook with a range of coloured shells, the company that's producing them on the Mac maker's behalf has let slip.
Intel has confirmed it will release a 2GHz Pentium 4 next quarter.
Microsoft's much-ballyhooed 'Shared Source' initiative appears to have failed its first big test. With a great deal of swagger, Microsoft announced a partnership with defense contractor Lockheed Martin yesterday to target US government contracts.
A Russian pensioner has been arrested after allegedly masterminding a scam geared to lifting the credit card number of Western tourists visiting Moscow cyber cafes.
One of the quirks of domain name history is that the keeper of the all-important root file, Network Solutions (now VeriSign), hosted the most popular discussion forum on the subject of domain name politics. Until yesterday, that is.
UpdatedThe Department for Education and Employment needs to learn a thing or two about Web sites. Specifically, how to build them without putting templates live on the Web.
Shares in online auction outfit, QXL Ricardo plc, shot up 23 per cent (a whopping 1.5 pence) on news that it had signed a technology and marketing deal with Microsoft.
Site blocking furore kicks off
AMD's long-mooted partnership with Transmeta has finally reached the point where the pair can admit it in public. So Transmeta announced today that has licensed AMD's x86-64 instruction set architecture and had signed up for HyperTransport while was at it.
Kyro II, ST Microelectronics' 3D graphics accelerator, has passed hardware and software compatability tests set by the Windows Hardware Quality Lab (WHQL). This means that system builders don't have to do the tests themselves.
UpdatedPC World is claiming a UK first - it's selling a PC with a recordable DVD drive from today.
A British eating disorder organisation was today warning women about the dangers of visiting pro-anorexia Websites and chatrooms.
Death of Web 'inevitable'
Site blocking furore kicks off
Around one in seven office workers admit to sending raunchy emails to pals and colleagues at work.
Further evidence of Microsoft's uncanny knack for publicity is provided by the story of a Canadian victim of the company's anti-piracy campaign. According to Canadian newswire CP Wire, 41 year old disabled mother of four Brenda Avery found herself on the receiving end of the full might of the Redmond SWAT team and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Taiwan's VIA launched its latest x86-compatible 0.15 micron C3 processor today, the EBGA (Enhanced Ball Grid Array) packaged C3 E-Series.
Probing Cisco's networking equipment with vulnerability scanning software is liable to crash its boxes, the networking giant has been forced to admit.
The National Arbitration Forum has been accused of pocketing money for a case that never happened.
Text messaging could damage your kidneys
The latest figures from Internet monitoring outfit, Keynote, reveals that those Yogic Flying members of the Natural Law Party have the most responsive Web site of all the political parties in the general election.
AOL wins rights to Aimster domain name Register trademarks 'ster'
Word has reached Vulture Central that the cull at Tiscali's UK operation is about to get underway.
Microsoft PocketPC racks up 1m sales in first year
eMachines, the bottom-scraping budget PC maker, has been delisted from Nasdaq because its shares fell below the $1 level.
Death of Web 'inevitable'
ATI has been hit with a class action alleging that the 3D graphics company misled shareholders by providing a false picture of its current financial statement and its potential earnings.
The Conservative party has been given the A-team treatment on guydowman.com. Pictures! Music! Talk! And Little Willy Hague, Mad Anne Widdecombe, Michael Portillo and Francis Maude become Hannibal, Mr.T, Face and Murdoch respectively.
F-Secure has become the latest security firm to get its online credentials in a twist.
Mobile portal Boltblue is running "the first ever" election poll using mobiles on 5 June - two days before the general election. Text message who you intend to vote for and the company will collate the info and pump out what it hopes will be an accurate reflection of how the national will vote.
Half of US surfers shop online, according to a survey out today.
Aimster's attempt to seek judicial protection from the Recording Industry Ass. of America hasn't deterred the litigious music business organisation - yesterday it hit the software company with a Napster-style contributory copyright violation suit.
Microsoft issued its third security bulletin for the week on Friday, this time reporting an unchecked buffer susceptible to an overrun attack in the ubiquitous HyperTerminal Telnet/serial client which cheerfully sets itself up as the default during Windows installation.