3rd > September > 2001 Archive
Gameplay is reduced to a shell after selling its last remaining business, games ISP Wireplay to an MBO team.
BT Wireless has renamed its mobile business ahead of the operation's planned demerger for later this year.
Poor Stephen Hawking. One has to expect that decades of wheeling about in a motorized basket and speaking through a machine like Davros, whilst being venerated by naive post-docs as a paragon of wisdom simply because he's good at maths, would inevitably soften his brains. It's just a shock to see him become a gibbering bubblehead quite this soon.
Palm is upgrading its m505 PDA and will announce its succesor next March at CeBit, if the latest whisperings about the company's product plans are to be believed.
We may have been a mite hasty in questioning the veracity of claims that Nvidia is about to announce a series of GeForce 2 and 3 cards under the brand name Titanium.
BT has finally demonstrated some grasp of Internet pre-planning with today's rebranding of its mobile group to mmO2 just before it floats it. The name will be reduced to just O2 for consumers.
BT is set to make it easier for consumers to top-up their pre-paid mobile phones.
Apparently unconcerned by Intel's vague threats of legal action over its use of Pentium 4 bus technology, VIA is ploughing on with its P4 chipset plans.
Updated It's all go at the moment in the mobile phone market. Just this morning, BT announced its wireless arm - which includes BT Cellnet - is to be rebranded O2. Now, One2One is to name itself after its German parent company T-Mobile - owned by Deutsche Telekom.
Nokia has said it regrets its heavy handed treatment of the leading site devoted to its communicator phones.
Intel finally launched its 1.1GHz and 1.0GHz Celerons on Friday, just a few days later than we'd expected.
ISPs have responded swiftly to news that BT Wholesale is to halve the cost of installing its single user ADSL service for three months from October.
Notebook sales grew nine per cent in the second quarter to around 6.3 million.
Computerland UK today reported that Q1 profits were up on the same period last year. In a trading statement read out at the corporate reseller's AGM, it announced "good year on year growth".
Insight Enterprises, the US direct marketing IT giant, will leapfrog to top spot in the UK, following the agreed takeover of Action Computer Supplies for £27m in cash.
An Australian state MP has been cleared of wrongdoing following a police investigation into hacking in the New South Wales parliament.
Oprah Winfrey have given the suits BT something to smile about. In exchange for a fee - although BT is too bashful to say exactly how much - she gave it the "big O". In fact she gave it two cause she's a classy lady. And just as well or BT wouldn't have been able to work otherwise.
Microsoft's favourite OEM seems to blotting its copybook big-time. First, there's an escaped Dell OEM copy of the RTM version of WinXP on the loose, and now, if you happen to have a copy of Windows 2000 but for some unaccountable reason you don't have a product key, well...
True to its word, Japanese telco NTT DoCoMo will launch the world's first 3G network on 1 October. Called FOMA - Freedom of Mobile Multimedia Access - the service will give subscribers based in Tokyo 64Kbps real-time video, a maximum 384Kbps downlink, and maximum 64Kbps uplink and of course the ability to make phone calls.
Red Hat's new e-commerce suite has received an unexpected boost from its wannabe-best-buddy Compaq and an electronics firm called Pioneer-Standard. The suite is to be bundled with a host of configurations and servers and pushed out to customers through a joint initiative.
Review Backing up data should be second nature to any computer user. Given the stability of PCs and the software we run on them, it's a wonder that anyone fails to protect their files by keeping copies. One reason why people fail to back up their data is the lack of media that can cope with the large amount of data they need to store. Iomega thinks it has the answer in the shape of the Peerless drive.
VIA has launched its latest AMD-oriented chipset, the Apollo KT266A.
Microsoft has wobbled some more on Windows Product Activation (WPA) in WinXP, but from where we're sitting it by no means looks like the final wobble. The company seems to have just about decided on the extent to which it will loosen up on WPA, and at the moment the bottom line appears to be that it will be practically no trouble at all for practically everybody.
Network Associates' McAfee division has obtained a patent for updating anti-virus software over the Internet in one of the most questionable patent rulings by the US patent office to date.
A British reseller faces two years in jail after counterfeit goods were delivered to his front door in front of Trading Standards officers.
Virgin Mobile's record breaking attempt to have the most number of mobile phone ringing in one place appears to have hit a snag.
A worm called x.c, which takes advantage of a buffer overflow vulnerability in the telnet daemon program commonly used on Unix boxes, has being discovered, and security experts fear it is a harbinger of worse to come.
The ex-owner of the spam blacklisting company ORBS, Alan Brown, has lost the defamation suit brought against him by the former head of Domainz - New Zealand's domain registry maintainer - Patrick O'Brien.
Britain's chief e-government initiative came to a standstill today after a spot of overheating.