20th > February > 2002 Archive

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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.
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‘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.
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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".
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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.
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AltaVista cans Web mail service

AltaVista is pulling the plug on its free Web-based email service at the end of March.
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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.
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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.
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VeriSign seeks to become Web services security plumbing

VeriSign Inc yesterday outlined how it hopes its digital security services will become an integral part of internet business's evolution into a web services-based architecture, unveiling a toolkit and framework for helping application developers more easily build security into web services, Kevin Murphy writes. As part of …
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Toshiba and MIPS partner for next-Generation RISC

Toshiba Corp and MIPS Technologies Inc are teaming up to jointly develop a new 64-bit RISC chip designed to offer the highest available performance for 64-bit embedded microprocessor products. The new TX99 processor will be based on an enhanced MIPS core, codenamed Amethyst, and the initial product is expected to be …