Borland sweetens Kylix discount with new offer
Borland today sweetened a huge price cut in Kylix, its Delphi development environment for Linux by giving away a server edition away free to anyone who's narrowly missed out on the offer.
Microsoft torches RMS, RMS torches Caldera
Microsoft's cancelbots were racing after Richard Stallman even before he took the stage in New York this morning to defend free software's cornerstone, the General Public License. The Free Software Foundation had a new GPL FAQ to promote, but journalists attending the event - and many who weren't - were primed with questions from the Beast with which to embarrass St Ignucius.
Europe catching US economy's cold, says Sun
Sun reported lower than expected demand for Sun's new UltraSPARC III systems in its mid-quarter update yesterday, pushing revenue estimates slightly down into the $3.8 billion to $4.0 billion range for the quarter. It's the third time Sun has issued downwards revisions to its estimates.
Apple refutes colour iBook claims
Apple has denied claims made by Taiwanese notebook maker AlphaTop that it is working on new, colour iBooks equipped with wider displays.
IR35 becomes a political hot potato
Having exhausted all other opportunities and still seeing Labour maintain its lead in the polls, the Conservatives and LibDems have started making noises about IR35.
ATI confirms Radeon 2 to ship late summer
ATI has confirmed a "late summer" as the release date for its upcoming R200 chip - likely to be called the Radeon 2.
Avnet's Euro VP gets a leg up
Avnet Applied Computing has boosted Rien Boot to the position of VP, global operations.
Next gen colour displays comin' at ya
Toshiba has developed the world's first full colour polymer OLED (organic light emitting display).
VIA Socket 370 chipsets to support Intel Tualatin
VIA today confirmed its support for Intel's 0.13 micron die-shrink Pentium III - aka Tualatin - across its Socket 370 chipset family.
I've got the first 3G network. No, I have! No, I have!
The mobile industry is continuing its Monte Carlo or bust race to get the first 3G network up and running and now we have two companies claiming they have won.
Gameplay puts the For Sale sign out again as losses soar
Gameplay said today it was up for sale again after admitting it did not have enough cash to see it through to profitability.
MPs forced to shut down their Web sites
UpdatedSeveral MPs, including Mad Annie Widdecombe and Gavin Strang, have had to shut down their Web sites for breaking electoral rules.
Nintendo won't do Net games, says president
Nintendo's GameCube was well received at E3 t'other week, attracting many passing eyes. A lucky thing, really, because if it had not, company president Hiroshi Yamauchi was threatening to shut it down indefinitely, according to one of his characteristically understated E3 interviews.
Games market will be worth $86bn by 2006
The size of the games market could jump by a massive 71 per cent over the next five years, making it an $86 billion industry by 2006, according to a new study from London's Informa Media Group.
The future of SMS texting – EMS!
The biggest names in mobile manufacture have announced they are working on a next-generation version of SMS text messaging - EMS, or Enhanced Messaging Service.
ATI to license chips to other board makers
ATI is opening its entire range of graphics chips to third-party add-in card makers, the company has announced.
OpenPGP Alliance omits PGP Security
An organisation formed to promote compatibility between different implementations of OpenPGP standard does not include Network Associates, which is the main supplier of PGP-based encryption products for business.
Apple signs Demon as exclusive UK ISP
Apple has signed UK telco Thus' ISP, Demon, as the exclusive Net access provider for British Mac users.
Clipserver severs dotcom name
A British press clippings service has turned its back on the "new economy" and discarded its dotcom moniker.
Echelon isn't a threat – but scramble your emails anyway
A draft European Parliament report on the Echelon spy network has sent out conflicting messages to the public about the threat posed to privacy by the system.
MD of Cisco's partner of the year goes down for six months
The managing director of NSC Technology, Muhammed Yaseem, has been given a six-month jail sentence for his part in a computer parts fraud. He will also have to pay £10,000 in prosecution costs.
LetsBuyIt.com posts Q1 loss
Lazarus-like e-tailer, LetsBuyIt.com, has survived long enough to publish its Q1 results.
Dotcom job deaths drop in May
The number of US dotcom job deaths dropped in May following a record month of cuts in April
IBM, NEC, Fujitsu, Hitachi co-operate on corporate Linux code
IBM, NEC, Fujitsu and Hitachi are to pool their enterprise-oriented Linux software development resources, according to NEC.
Sony to stick Pioneer's DVD-R in Vaios
Pioneer is now supplying its DVR-103 combination DVD-R recordable drives to Sony for its Vaio line of computers.
Le Freeswerve U-turns on Unlimited Time promise
Britain's biggest French ISP is to ditch its unmetered Net access product, Freeserve Unlimited Time, in August despite giving assurances that it would not can the service.
Gates strip joint secret out?
A strip club allegedly frequented by Bill Gates is under scrutiny by the US Government over links to pimps, the Mafia and fraud.
So why isn't Nokia part of the EMS standard?
We reported earlier today that Alcatel, Ericsson, Motorola and Siemens had all signed up to a new enhanced SMS standard, called EMS, that would allow for pictures, tunes and animations to be sent to phones.
Brookdale pic posted
OCWorkbench.com has posted a sneak preview of Intel's upcoming Brookdale chipset on its Website.
Congress lets spam out of the can
An anti-spam bill has been substantially weakened by a congressional committee, which has pulled measures that would allow consumers to sue junk emailers.
Blair savaged over Microsoft visit
The Labour Party was yesterday accused of having an unhealthy relationship with business after a visit to Microsoft UK.
Sun refutes Internet ‘ban’ slur
Our story about Sun asking its staff to restrict use of the Internet has produced a furious backlash from company insiders.
Online Scientology critic jailed in Canada
Computer engineer Keith Henson has been arrested in Canada, where he had planned to file for status as a political refugee after being convicted by a California court of posting to Usenet rude things about the Church of Scientology, and joking that CoS members should be nuked. He was convicted of interfering with a religion.