20th > February > 2002 Archive
Be Inc sues Microsoft
Be Inc is suing Microsoft for the destruction of its business. A damages figure isn't enumerated, but Be points out that at one stage the company was valued at over $1 billion.
‘Penetrate and patch’ e-business security is grim
Application security flaws introduced early in the design life cycle are giving rise to easily exploitable defects that can readily be prevented.
BT urged to slash wholesale DSL prices by £10 a month
PlusNet has called on BT to cut the cost of its wholesale DSL service by £10 a month when the telco's CEO honours his pledge to make a "substantial cut in the cost of wholesale broadband services".
Mobile phone theft is far worse than we thought
Far more mobile people have had their phone stolen in the last year than reported crime figures suggest.
AltaVista cans Web mail service
AltaVista is pulling the plug on its free Web-based email service at the end of March.
BSA informant gets £1000s for piracy tip-off
An industry snitch has received a tip-off fee running into thousands of pounds after informing on Baines & Ernst Financial Management for using unlicensed software.
Oftel acts to cut UK Net access charges
Oftel has published proposals that could see the cost of unmetered dial-up access fall in the UK.