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.
Andrew Orlowski, 20 Feb 2002

‘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.
John Leyden, 20 Feb 2002

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".
Tim Richardson, 20 Feb 2002

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.
John Leyden, 20 Feb 2002

AltaVista cans Web mail service

AltaVista is pulling the plug on its free Web-based email service at the end of March.
Tim Richardson, 20 Feb 2002

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.
John Leyden, 20 Feb 2002

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.
Tim Richardson, 20 Feb 2002

VeriSign seeks to become Web services security plumbing

ComputerWire, 20 Feb 2002

Toshiba and MIPS partner for next-Generation RISC

ComputerWire, 20 Feb 2002