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16,000 jump on BTo's new DSL bandwagon

BTopenworld has secured more than 16,000 orders for its DSL service in the last two weeks.
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Cisco sued over Net2Phone ‘deception’

Net2Phone Inc yesterday filed suit against Cisco Systems Inc, alleging the router maker conducted a two-year deception with the aim of seizing control of the voice over IP network management market, Kevin Murphy writes. According to Net2Phone, Cisco misled the company when they jointly launched Adir Technologies Inc as a …
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Certicom says Nokia will not kill its VPN sales

The fact that Nokia Corp is to give away virtual private network clients on its 9200 series Communicators does not signal the demise of rival client developers, according to one such provider, Certicom Corp, Kevin Murphy writes. The Hayward, California-based firm yesterday unveiled movianVPN for the Symbian operating …

EMC pushes WideSky on sometimes unwilling world

EMC today launched its WideSky storage middleware, but admitted that the software simply bundles together and puts a front-end on interfaces that have existed for some while, Tim Stammers writes. On the question of the still-missing support for key hardware products in WideSky, once again the company threatened that even …
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Don't broaden case into new trial, MS judge tells States

Microsoft antitrust judge Colleen Kollar-Kottelly yesterday appeared to fire a shot across the bows of the unsettling States' case. She refused to accept testimony from former Netscape CEO Jim Barksdale, and also said she was inclined to agree with Microsoft's view that most of the testimony from Sun's Richard Green should be thrown out. She has yet to rule on this, but said she understood Microsoft's concerns, and that she felt some of the direct testimony "needs to be culled through a little more carefully."
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CompuServe UK for the chop?

AOL UK has refused to confirm or deny speculation that it is on the brink of axing its CompuServe ISP service in the UK.
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3G phones – rarer than hen's teeth

Preview I wasn't supposed to review this phone. It's the most valuable one I have held; worth more than the solid platinum handset NEC made as a one-off back in 1998.
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Symantec spills email addresses of list subscribers

Updated Subscribers to a Symantec digest have alerted us after receiving an administrative message that divulged user email details.
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A succulent bunch of fives from IT-Minds

This week's discounted bunch of fives from Reg associate IT-minds bookstore is led by Designing from Both Sides of the Screen by Ellen Isaacs and Alan Walendowski.
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Bill's vision for the future of the PC, c1980 – er, Xenix

Microsoft attorney Dan Webb's precis of Bill Gates' forthcoming trial contribution has prompted quantities of correspondence from bitter old lags on the subject Microsoft's pivotal role in the history of the computer industry, and on His Billness' "vision."
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ORBZ shuts up shop, cites criminal charges

Updated ORBZ, the anti-spam blacklisting service, is shutting down.
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OUP reference books go online

The Oxford University Press (OUP) is making its academic tomes available online - for a fee.
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Mobo maker flushes P4 chipset through grey market

Pentium 4 BO chipsets are falling in price on the gray market in Asia, in response to a big clear-out by a major, unnamed mobo maker, the ever resourceful Digitimes reports (although not resourceful enough to name the company).
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MS Mira beta: buy $800 web tablet, then pretend it's not

Beta testers of Microsoft's Mira wireless display devices are going to have to pay for the hardware, according to an email sent to testers yesterday and obtained by ActiveWin. Well, fair enough, you might think, it is hardware so there's a cost factor that's absent from the usual software beta, but it's $800 for an 8.4in 800x600 TFT unit, and even odder than that, it's not a wireless display at all - it's a full-blown appliance that can operate independently of the PC it's to be tested with.
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Police tackle global ‘elite’ paedo ring

Twelve people have been arrested in a global operation designed to crack down on an "elite" group of Net-based paedophiles.
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Instant message, cracker tricks

IRC and instant messaging (IM) services are increasingly becoming vectors for social engineering attacks.

Sue Ellison, analyst tells Oracle users

Meta Group analyst Mark Shainman says Oracle users should take legal action to block the database giant from renegotiating some license fees.