Samsung snuggles up to Ericsson, GSM
CDMA leader Samsung has strengthened its ties with the GSM world, signing an agreement that gives it access to Ericsson's patent war chest.
Borland demands users pay for license audit
A couple of unfeasibly draconian clauses in the Borland's JBuilder and Kylix end user license agreements has caused much wailing and gnashing of teeth [*] in the open source community, with calls to boycott the products.
UK Parliament broadcasts live on the Web
Today marks the start of a 12-month experiment in which proceedings from both houses of Parliament, plus some Select Committees, will be broadcast live over the Web.
NTL to offer wholesale broadband?
NTL is toying with the idea of offering wholesale broadband services over its cable network to other operators.
Jailbirds remember porridge online
The craze for reunion Web sites has taken a new twist following the creation of a site dedicated to re-uniting old jailbirds.
Hynix to re-open Oregon plant
Hynix, the debt-ridden Korean memory manufacturer, is to re-open its Oregon DRAM plant this week, mothballed since last summer. The factory has been rekitted to make 256Mb DRAM - previously it made 64Mb parts.
Ministry of Defence loses 594 laptops
Almost 600 laptops have been misplaced or stolen from Britain's Ministry of Defence over the last five years, the government has admitted.
MS Windows Update suffers multi-day outage
Microsoft's Windows Update site has been experiencing severe problems in the past week, and numerous users have been unable to access the site. According to several people who've contacted The Register, problems began on Thursday and carried on through Friday. Over the weekend it does seem to have been possible to access the site, but they report that it was unreliable.
Korea migrates 120K civil servants to Linux desktop
The Korean government is to buy 120,000 copies of Hancom Linux Deluxe this year, enough to switch 23 per cent of its installed base Microsoft user to open source equivalents.
RC2 Win2k USB 2.0 drivers leak
Microsoft produced Release Candidate 2 of the USB 2.0 drivers for Windows 2000 late on Friday, and they promptly leaked to littlewhitedog.com and Digital Silence. There is as yet no word on when finished drivers will be available, although finished WinXP drivers themselves leaked two weeks ago, and are also downloadable via Intel, and Microsoft's hotfix FTP site.
E-sales jump at GUS
GUS, owner of Argos, is the latest UK high street retailer to report a good December quarter. The mass marketer also did well on the ecommerce front, today reporting Q3 sales of &163;48m, two-thirds up on the same period in 2000.
Let's talk about .me.uk
More than 1,300 domain names have been snapped up this morning following today's launch of the .me.uk suffix.
Help! I can't cancel my sex site subs (Part 2)
Troubled billing processor iBill has again been forced to take its customer database offline, risking excess credit card charges for subscribers to thousands of adult web sites.