11th > February > 2002 Archive

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UK Ltd flocks online

Sixty three per cent of Britain's small and medium-sized businesses are connected to the Internet, up from 55 per cent in May.
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Snap! Bestbuy.com does a Kodak

US clicks and mortar electronics retailer – Best Buy - has done a Kodak.
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Best Buy offers, withdraws, $129 GeForce-4

Approximately 1,400 on-line buyers have been disappointed to learn that the $129 GeForce-4 they ordered from Best Buy will not be delivered, a number of Reg readers tell us.
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Elsa derailed by closed credit lines

Elsa, the German graphics board maker, will decides this week whether or not it files for insolvency, following the withdrawal of credit facilities worth eur 38m on Friday, February 15.
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BlackICE slips up over serious security risk

Security tools vendor ISS is warning of a potential denial of service risk to its range of desktop firewall/intrusion protection systems.
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Oftel gets tough with mobile phone spammers

Oftel has issued a warning shot across the bows of rip-off premium rate text message spam merchants. It will order mobile phone networks to disconnect spammers if they ignore a "request" from the premium rate service watchdog ICSTIS to stop offending services.
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VIA taps Phoenix BIOS for P4 mobos

VIA has named Phoenix as the BIOS software supplier for its new P4XB line of Pentium 4 mobos.
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e-district.net divvies up disgraced CEO's shares

e-district.net, the community site with the blown-up reader numbers and blown-up turnover, has closed the book on the man who did the inflating.
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The Valentine's Day virus massacre

Exchanging electronic Valentine's cards and downloading romance-themed programs from the Internet increases the risk of spreading viruses.
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You cannot record this program

There is confusion today after British Sky Broadcasting first confirmed, and then denied that the company's digital recorders have built-in support for recording restrictions.
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EFF urges support for Philips' stand on protected CDs

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has issued an Action Alert urging people to support Philips' stand against audio CDs which use anti-copying systems. Last month Philips set the cat among the pigeons by insisting CDs be clearly marked as such, and that they should not bear the familiar Compact Disc logo, because effectively they weren't.
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US tycoon in rescue talks with NTL

US Media tycoon John Malone has been in secret talks with the head of NTL, Barclay Knapp, about an investment deal that may result in him becoming the dominant player in the UK cable industry.
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Alldas carries on defacement mirror

Rumours of the death of defacement archive Alldas.de are much exaggerated.
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Am I annoying or not?

Fed up with celebrity pap?
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New G4 roadmaps promise Apple harvest

Exclusive While Apple watchers look for first sightings of the G5 chip, Motorola is taking the G4 into fertile territory.
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Crusoe blade server pioneer picks Intel

Updated RLX Technology, which blazed the trail for high density blade servers using Transmeta's Crusoe chips, will launch systems based on Intel CPUs in a fortnight, IDG reports.