23rd > January > 2002 Archive

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AOL/Netscape sues MS

Judge Jackson opened the wave for a flood of civil antitrust lawsuits long before he found Microsoft guilty. The decision was his Findings of Fact, that declared Microsoft a monopoly: subsequent verdicts have really provided some mood music, with the District appellate court upholding most of the Findings.
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Palm VP replies

Palm Vice President and Chief Competitive Officer Michael Mace tell us he hasn't attend rival conferences under a pseudonym.
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Intel preps plastic memory production plan

Intel Corp is accelerating the development of polymer-based memory and preparing to move into production with an alternative to flash memory that will be 10% of the price of its silicon equivalent and has vastly greater storage potential, Brian White writes. It is taking out production licenses for what are described as " …
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Accused eBay hacker volunteered for jail

Frustration with the slow pace of his legal proceedings and strict pre-trial restrictions spurred accused Ebay hacker Jerome Heckenkamp to ask a judge to rescind his bail and send him to jail, the 22-year-old imprisoned computer expert told SecurityFocus Tuesday. "As long as I was out on bond, I didn't feel free anyway," …

The Glitch who stole Vodafone

A computer 'glitch' felled much of Vodafone's UK mobile phone network yesterday. The 'glitch' has now been repaired and normal service is restored.
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What Billg's new security effort will cost

If Chairman Gates actually meant what he said in his recent memo calling for dramatically improved security in all MS products, then there are going to be some immense changes going on in Redmond. Changes in how software is created; changes in how features are integrated into them; changes in product development schedules; changes in disclosure practices. Indeed, we can determine just how serious Microsoft is by tracking the metamorphosis which a real shift towards security will necessitate.
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VIA gears up for DDR333

VIA is paving the way for DDR333-supporting versions of its chipsets with a validation programme, and a one day conference devoted to the latest fast memory technology.
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DTI's Hewitt backs euro

Trade and industry secretary Patricia Hewitt, has joined calls for the UK to adopt the Euro.
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Send your photos by SMS

OK, so we know that voice is the killer app for mobile phones; SMS has got the young and blue collar trade sewn up; and ringtones and logos do a roaring trade in the consumer space too. We also know that WAP is cwap and that 3G is late. Very late. So what's next up on the mobile phone money-making menu?
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Cloud Nine buy-out not yet confirmed

There's confusion over the future of Hampshire-based ISP, Cloud Nine, after it emerged that it had struck a deal to be acquired by Surrey-based ISP V21.
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EBay UK gets new MD

Douglas McCallum has been appointed the new MD eBay UK.
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SiteMinder Proxy Server launch extends secure access

Netegrity Inc is offering users an alternative route into its flagship SiteMinder web access control platform, with a secure proxy server that does away with the system's reliance on cookies for session management and user identification. Although cookies are pretty much widely accepted, some thin-client and mobile devices …
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Microsoft restructures Internet TV business

Microsoft Corp will axe around 160 positions in the latest round of restructuring to affect the company's lack-luster TV strategy. UltimateTV, which offers TV-based digital video recording and web surfing, will be shifted to Microsoft's Redmond campus with one third of the unit's 500 staff who cannot be re-allocated axed …
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Zetnet tipped for Cloud Nine rescue

Shetland-based ISP Zetnet is the latest company tipped to rescue Cloud Nine after the Hampshire-based ISP closed shop yesterday.
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IBM Intel servers ‘80 per cent cheaper than Dell’

IBM claims it can reduce the cost of running an Intel-based server by 80 per cent compared to those of its competitors.
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Look what they've done to my database, Ma

One in 10 corporate databases connected to the Internet had a breach of security last year.
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MS antitrust comment period closing fast

Public comments regarding the settlement between the US Department of Justice and Microsoft are due by Monday, 28 January.