6th > December > 2001 Archive
Microsoft has blamed a lone, crazed cybersquatter for hijacking Nokia-related domains and diverting them to The Beast's own rival PocketPC website.
It's dusk in San Francisco, and at a Kinkos copy shop deep in the financial district Adrian Lamo shrugs off his overstuffed backpack and pulls out a battered Toshiba laptop. With a few keystrokes, the hacker fills the computer's display with a map of the United States, crisscrossed with hundreds of colored lines, crowded with …
Ebusiness software shop Elcom is selling off its UK reseller business.
Episode 30 Episode 30 BOFH 2001: Episode 30 Yes! It's time for the Bastard Trivia Quiz! Test your skill! Place your bets! Answers at the bottom! General Knowledge 1. You're in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike. Where do you go? A. N B. S C. E D. W E. To lunch 2. Network utilisation figures are reaching an all …
The good times are here again for staff at Evesham.com - profit related pay (PRP) has returned to pad out Christmas pay packets.
The chief exec of Ericsson, Kurt Hellström, has been sent a 9mm bullet along with a letter saying he will "die soon".
I've always believed that if the US Government were ever to get really serious about Internet security, the top players in Microsoft's management hierarchy would find themselves handcuffed, blindfolded, led onto a tarmac within some obscure Air Force base, and shot.
Siemens has cut its stake in Infineon, its erstwhile semiconductor division, to under 50 per cent, paving the way for the chip maker's independence.
UMC's attempt to raise cash selling convertible bonds yesterday proved more successful than it had anticipated with the sale more than 17 times oversubscribed and the bonds changing hands for 40 per cent more than the 4 December closing price of previously offered American depositary receipts.
The UK's Net users are becoming more confident with shopping online, according to the latest survey from Forrester.
Learning Technology, the system builder formerly known as Viglen, has reported 59 per cent of its sales now come from the education market.
Microsoft's plan to sell Xbox to Korean gamers next October has driven Sony to bring its own machines to the console-free country (officially, at any rate).
School-targeted shopping promotion schemes don't provide particularly good value to participating schools, consumer rag Which? has claimed.
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has today published its report into the government's failed payment card scheme - which saw £1 billion of taxpayers' money wasted - and pulls no punches.
Marketing and communications jobs at Mesh Computers are getting the revolving door treatment.
Updated Toshiba has ended its partnership with Siemens to build 3G phones, blaming delays in European networks and poor prospects for the next-generation service.
Microsoft is trumpeting the fact that its console buyers, "can't get enough of the Xbox launch games... gamers are buying 2.4 games with every Xbox, resulting in the highest game attach rate ever recorded for a console at launch".
Nokia has upgraded its phone software to guard against a security glitch that might allow a cracker to render a phone inoperable by sending a text message. However, older phones may still be vulnerable.
An elementary security mistake by the official online supplier of Welsh Rugby and UK Athletics has resulted in the exposure of sensitive customer information on the merchant's Web site.
Jungle.com is cancelling 2,500 orders because it believes it can't fulfil them before Christmas.
Yesterday we reported that the company responsible for the infamous Madonna gig Webcast had gone into receivership.
Corporate-focused e-reseller WStore says it expects to break even in the fourth quarter of this year and will enter profitability in the first quarter of 2002.
Privacy expert and MEP Marco Cappato has written an open letter to the presidents of the European Council and EU Telecoms Council asking them to reconsider legislation due to be discussed in the European Parliament tomorrow.
Afilias, the registrar behind the new .info top-level domain, has outlined its latest approach to the mass cybersquatting problem that has troubled it from launch at the end of July.
Ageing Oracle boss Larry Ellison has declared his infatuation with the young PC.