11th > December > 2001 Archive
The sheer volume of data that is now collected has brought a fresh focus to the hidden world of long-term bit saving. The eruption of data requirements has led to a corresponding demand for both hardware storage platforms to hold the data and recognition of the fact that there is an even greater need to manage these storage systems effectively.
Digital music company Pressplay has said it will allow users to burn downloaded tracks onto CD in a bid to compete more effectively with its rivals.
A BT project to roll-out ADSL in Cornwall could become the blueprint for the phased introduction of broadband Net access in rural Britain.
XTeam, a Linux software developer, will list on Hong Kong's Growth Enterprise Market today, as part of its bid to push penguin-power into Mainland China.
Intel appears to be working hard to wean motherboard makers and system integrators off its SDRAM-based 845 chipset and on to the part's DDR-based successor, the 845D.
Sophos users on standalone PCs should remember that they need to download virus definitions after they install their monthly update CD.
The plan to build a single European market for telecoms and Internet services has edged closer to reality with the European Parliament welcoming last-minute changes by member states to new laws.
Ex-Intel staffer Brian Pridgeon was yesterday ordered to pay a $12,000 fine and sentenced to six months at home after being found guilty of insider trading.
Sony Computer Entertainment and NTT Broadband will launch an online gaming service for the PlayStation 2 in Japan next April.
Palm's follow-up to its wireless-enabled VII and VIIx PDAs, the i705, codenamed Skywalker, has apparently turned up in Staples' product database.
The CEO of France's second largest telco group Sagem, Gregoire Olivier, has overturned current misery in the mobile industry by saying he expects a surge in phone sales to put the company at break-even over the year.
The Home Secretary's plans to recruit top-flight computer forensic experts to work on complex cases as part of reforms of the police service may suffer a hitch.
Totalise plc is to stop issuing free shares from April next year in a move to underpin the Internet company's share price.
Rootkits and loadable kernel modules which could allow a cracker to obtain administrator level access to routers will become a greater threat as Cisco develops its technology.
AOL today officially released the Mac OS X version of its Net access software, despite the UK operation's complaints that the market for Apple's new operating system is too small to be bothered with.
Microsoft is to install profiling software from Predictive Networks in all its digital TV set-top boxes.
Toshiba has cut managers' salaries, asking these employees to bear the burden as it faces a "crisis" and "the more sever situatuation since the founding of [the] company".
Intel has released to the open source community software which can allow computers to see.
NetBenefit, the Internet names and domain hosting outfit, has denied a newspaper article which says that it needs to raise extra cash to support the business.
Check Point Software has entered the consumer appliance market with a firewall targeted at residential broadband users.
Cellphone stocks rebounded today on the back of a bullish earnings estimate issued by Nokia. The market leader, which accounts for one in three of all mobile phones sold, said it should beat its revised figures for the current quarter, and said it expected to shift between 105 and 110 million handsets in Q4 2001. In turn, that means that Nokia's GPRS handsets are being well received by the carriers. (Nokia is the last major player to market with packet data-capable phones).
Oh to be a journalist in America, where online reporters have the same protection against libel charges as their offline counterparts.