10th > July > 2001 Archive

Baltimore CEO quits

Fran Rooney has resigned as CEO and deputy chairman of Irish security outfit, Baltimore Technologies, to pursue other business interests.
Tim Richardson, 10 Jul 2001

Dixons announces Kalms' replacement

Dixons today said Sir John Collins would be its next chairman, replacing Sir Stanley Kalms next year.
Linda Harrison, 10 Jul 2001

So what's the best country in the world for IT?

A new report by the UN has ranked the top 20 countries in the world for both technology and comfort of living. At there are some shock entries.
Kieren McCarthy, 10 Jul 2001
DVD it in many colours

Alcatel to pink slip 2,500 US workers

Telecommunications equipment manufacturer Alcatel has announced plans to cut 2,500 jobs in the US and consolidate facilities in order to cope with the continuing slowdown in spending by service providers.
John Leyden, 10 Jul 2001

SurfControl buoyed by increased revenues

Internet filtering company - SurfControl - has issued an upbeat trading statement amid rising revenues for Q4 and the year ended 30 June.
Tim Richardson, 10 Jul 2001

Euro i-mode launch delayed

NTT DoCoMo is going to delay the launch of i-mode products in Europe, and can't say when they'll appear.
Robert Blincoe, 10 Jul 2001

NEC 'can't rule out' Scottish DRAM job cuts

NEC today said it may cut jobs at its Scottish plant as part of an overall cost blitz at the company.
Linda Harrison, 10 Jul 2001

Webvan drives into dotcom Death Valley

US online grocer Webvan has quit trading and plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Linda Harrison, 10 Jul 2001

Bosses are snooping on 27 million workers worldwide

Fourteen million office workers in the US have their online activities under constant surveillance, according to the Denver-based Privacy Foundation.
Tim Richardson, 10 Jul 2001

WinXP Product Activation decoded and analysed

German techies Fully Licensed GmbH claim - convincingly - to have unravelled the Windows Product Activation (WPA) system used in the latest versions of Microsoft software, including Office XP and Windows XP. The bottom line, according to the company, is that WPA is not particularly intrusive, does not invade anybody's privacy, and is a lot more forgiving of hardware changes than has been speculated.
John Lettice, 10 Jul 2001

WinXP pricing data gets ‘disappeared’ by Amazon

Amazon clearly must have jumped the gun when it published pricing for Windows XP yesterday; reports from Register readers that came in last night during our beauty sleep tell us first, that Amazon did get a price together for an upgrade to WinXP Professional, and second, that the prices got pulled shortly afterwards.
John Lettice, 10 Jul 2001

Ericsson R520

PC Advisor, 10 Jul 2001

FireWall-1 users feel the heat from security bug

Security clearing house CERT has issued a security notice warning that the protection offered by a market leading firewall could be side stepped by determined crackers.
John Leyden, 10 Jul 2001

Power tools and PCs: Swedish expert shows how

We hadn't previously heard of Docktor Nårton, so we're deeply grateful to Register regular Eric the Troll for drawing this skilled hardware technician to our attention. As yet the Doctor's site doesn't have a great deal of information on it, but it goes into commendable detail in describing its projects so far, and if anything, we feel it all being in Swedish adds to the overall clarity.
John Lettice, 10 Jul 2001

Demon successfully challenges Bulger injunction

A British ISP has successfully challenged an injunction aimed at shielding the identities of the killers of James Bulger.
Linda Harrison, 10 Jul 2001

KDE browser plugs-in Windows

Quite a few minor tremors have been felt on the Linux browserscape recently, and although none of them adds up to a seismic earthshaker the cumulative effect is that the scene looks very different - and much less bleak - than it did six months ago.
Andrew Orlowski, 10 Jul 2001

Europe holds key vote on spam tomorrow

The future of unsolicited commercial email in Europe could be decided in Brussels tomorrow as a key committee sits down to debate the issue.
Tim Richardson, 10 Jul 2001

Microsoft signs up VeriSign to secure .NET

VeriSign is to provide authentication and security technologies within future .NET offerings. And in return VeriSign will use Microsoft's HailStorm suite of fee-based services throughout its business.
John Leyden, 10 Jul 2001
DVD it in many colours

Hutchison picks Moto for 3G phones

Hutchison has opted for Motorola as its supplier of 3G phones in several countries including the UK and Australia. The $700 [corrected] million deal should provide the network with handsets starting in Q3 next year.
Andrew Orlowski, 10 Jul 2001

Le Freeswerve takes swipe at Oftel report

Britain's biggest French ISP, Freeserve, has hit back at the results of an Oftel survey that showed its market share of UK home Net users had slumped to 18 per cent - just one point ahead of AOL UK.
Tim Richardson, 10 Jul 2001

HP offers ‘pay as you go’ pricing for servers

Hewlett-Packard yesterday launched a 'utility pricing model' for its servers which it said would help customers match IT spending with their needs, as their revenues fluctuate.
John Leyden, 10 Jul 2001

Apple beefs up pro DVD know-how

Apple confirmed that it wants to acquire DVD specialist Spruce Technology, which the Creative Mac news site scooped yesterday.
Andrew Orlowski, 10 Jul 2001

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