28th > May > 2001 Archive

Schmoozing the Reds: AOL's secret China plans revealed

A pile of internal AOL documents currently doing the rounds reveals the company's plans for a $200 million joint venture in mainland China with local giant Legend. Humorously the documents also reveal news-massaging plans, including giving the story "under tight embargo, to one or two key news outlets - maybe New York Times and Wall Street Journal."
John Lettice, 28 May 2001

Poor foreigners can play Everquest too

Massively multiplayer games such as the latest EverQuest expanasion pack, and the eagerly anticipated PlanetSide and Star Wars Galaxies, will benefit from increased global support, according to announcements last week from publisher Sony Online Entertainment.
Andrew Smith, 28 May 2001

French win first Reg ‘Re-inventing The Wheel’ trophy

Public swimming facility Centre Sportif Richard Bozon in Chamonix, southern France, has won the first Vulture Central 'Reinventing the Wheel' trophy.
Lester Haines, 28 May 2001

MS-built UK ‘Government Gateway’ locks out non-MS browsers

UpdatedPredictably, Microsoft's 'help' in turning "Britain's e-government vision into a reality" has mysteriously turned into a lockout for users of anything other than IE on Windows. Linux, Netscape and Mac (even with IE, friends...) can look but not touch, because the digital certificate system selected by the developers mysteriously always seems to lead to IE 5.01 or above on Windows.
John Lettice, 28 May 2001

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