16th > April > 2002 Archive

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CA executive bonuses return to haunt It

Computer Associates International Inc has denied that three of its executives, and a $1bn stock compensation they received in 1998, are the focus of ongoing federal investigations into its accounting practices. The Islandia, New York-based company was responding to a report in the Wall Street Journal, which states that …
ComputerWire, 16 Apr 2002
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Taiwanese make ATI ‘scrapcards’

HWRoundup And after a long break, here's a round-up of news from Hardware Land.
Drew Cullen, 16 Apr 2002
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UK ISP V21 to give £8,000 to charity

V21 is to donate more than £8,000 to charity, the UK ISP confirmed today.
Tim Richardson, 16 Apr 2002
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AMD loves Microsoft (true)

AMD has come out fighting for Microsoft in its antitrust case.
Drew Cullen, 16 Apr 2002
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Freeserve prepares for broadband blast-off

Freeserve is gearing up to start its mass-market push for broadband.
Tim Richardson, 16 Apr 2002
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DVD+RW R&D JV

Philips has unveiled a joint venture with Taiwan's BenQ Corp to pool their development resources for drive technology for the PC industry using the DVD+RW format championed by the Dutch conglomerate. With the format wars still underway between DVD+RW and its rival DVD-RW proposed by Pioneer, Eindhoven-based Philips is …
ComputerWire, 16 Apr 2002
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UK plc reamed online

A lack of investment in security systems is allowing British companies to fall victim to increasing severe security breaches.
John Leyden, 16 Apr 2002
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DVD+RW drive upgrades: Philips says free, HP says $$$

In the great DVD+RW upgrade scandal, Philips may be poised to emerge as the hero and HP the villain. HP has quietly (or at least, as quietly as it can) announced a time-, geography- and product-limited $99 upgrade offer, while over at DVDplusRW.org there's a report (which we're trying to confirm with Philips) that the company will release a free firmware upgrade disc for its DVDR1000 and DVDR1500 this month.
John Lettice, 16 Apr 2002
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NTL gets new protest site

A new NTL protest site has been set up following the cableco's decision to buy nthellworld.com.
Tim Richardson, 16 Apr 2002
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One2One to launch GPRS “within two months”

One2One has finally given some indication when it will launch its long awaited GPRS service.
John Leyden, 16 Apr 2002
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NTL to file for Chapter 11, split in twain

NTL inc plans to file for Chapter II and split its operations into two, in a deal to rescue the cable company.
Drew Cullen, 16 Apr 2002
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BT grabs £170m Redstone gig

BT Wholesale has won its first major deal to run a rival telco network. The deal is to run the voice network of cash-strapped Redstone Telecom, it's worth £ 170m, and it runs over six years. Twenty Redstone staff will transfer to BT under TUPE regulations.
Drew Cullen, 16 Apr 2002
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PSINet Europe for sale

PSINet Europe is up for sale after its parent, PSINet Inc, filed a motion with the US Bankruptcy Court to auction its European business.
Tim Richardson, 16 Apr 2002
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Gaucho hackers escape legal lasso

A judge has ruled hacking is legal by default in Argentina because of a lack of applicable computer crime laws.
John Leyden, 16 Apr 2002
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Running MS-Office on Linux

Review There's been a lot of talk in the tech press lately about whether CodeWeavers' Crossover Office for Linux will draw Windows users. The theory here is that a fair number of home users and a vast lot of businesses naturally despise Windows, but can't give it up because they adore MS Office. Home computer users may have learned it in school and be habituated to it, and they may take their work home now and then. If the uni or the office uses MSO, they'll obviously need it on their PCs.
Thomas C Greene, 16 Apr 2002
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Micron retails PC2700/ DDR333

Micron has released two new PC2700/DDR333modules, in 128MB and 256MB densities. It's flogging these fast memory modules direct through its Crucial retail subsidiary.
Drew Cullen, 16 Apr 2002
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The Microsoft Government Portal explained

It's official - Microsoft owns the UK's Government Gateway. This will not come as a surprise to Register readers, who were tipped off last August that the government was poised to license IP relating to the Gateway to Microsoft "for a song," but it did shock people attending a recent govtalk (a Gateway-related discussion group) meeting when a Cabinet Office rep blurted it out.
John Lettice, 16 Apr 2002
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Edge Web services in Q4 – Akamai

Akamai Technologies Inc says its long-evangelized dream of moving web application logic to the edge of the internet will be realized mid-to-late fourth quarter this year, company spokespeople said, Kevin Murphy writes. The company, which pioneered and continues to lead the content delivery network market, inked deals with …
ComputerWire, 16 Apr 2002
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mm02 picks favourites in race to 3G

mm02 today named Nortel Networks and Nokia as preferred suppliers for the build out of its next-generation broadband mobile data network across Europe.
John Leyden, 16 Apr 2002
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Jetstream goes down the plug hole

Jetstream Communications, a supplier of kit which sets up extra voice channels over DSL connections, ceased operations last Friday after failing to secure more funding.
John Leyden, 16 Apr 2002
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IBM announces Secure Web Services Technology

IBM Corp is delivering new security features and functions in its Web services toolkit - (WSTK) 3.1 - to help e-business application developers build secure Web services. The recently introduced WSTK 3.1 consolidates Web services-related technologies from various IBM development and research labs, and provides an …
ComputerWire, 16 Apr 2002