17th > April > 2002 Archive

Google preps search as a Web service

ComputerWire, 17 Apr 2002

Children are not so smart online

The latest research forom the Nielson Norman stable aims to debunk the myth that kids are technological and online marvels. According to the firm, kids get frustrated with badly designed web sites and are just as likely to leave them in their wake as their adult counterparts.
IT-Analysis, 17 Apr 2002

Sun concentrates tools under ONE Brand

ComputerWire, 17 Apr 2002

i-mode makes US debut With AT&T's mMode

ComputerWire, 17 Apr 2002

AOL rekindles browser battle

ComputerWire, 17 Apr 2002

Microsoft anti-GPL fine print threatens competition

ComputerWire, 17 Apr 2002

Intel makes modest profit

Intel has met analyst expectations with first quarter results that give rise to hope that the worst of the IT downturn is now behind it.
John Leyden, 17 Apr 2002

BTo gambles on vice

BTopenworld is taking a punt with online betting in a bid to generate more revenue for the mass-market ISP.
Tim Richardson, 17 Apr 2002

Middle East conflict spills over into cyberspace

The political crisis in the Middle East has spawned an increase in defacement attacks on Israeli Web servers.
John Leyden, 17 Apr 2002

Mobile AthlonXP rolls off the 0.13micron line

AMD is to add XP to the name of its mobile Athlon chips. The Mobile AMD Athlon XP is the first CPU to roll off the 0.13micron production line.
Drew Cullen, 17 Apr 2002

DSL has 19m users worldwide

The number of global DSL users almost tripled during 2001, according to the latest stats from PointTopic.
Tim Richardson, 17 Apr 2002

Discounts a-go-go from IT-minds

There are even more mouth-watering discounts this week from Reg associate www.it-minds.com
Team Register, 17 Apr 2002

IBM hands over HDD biz to Hitachi

Hitachi and IBM intend to pool their respective hard disk businesses in a joint venture, which is expected to 70 per cent controlled by Hitachi. The Japanese manufacturer will make an unspecified cash payment to IBM for its HDD assets.
John Leyden, 17 Apr 2002

Make broadband universally available

IT industry entrepreneur Bob Jones has called on the telecoms regulator to make broadband universally available to all in the UK.
Tim Richardson, 17 Apr 2002

AMD's Sanders begs 64-bit favour from Gates

On February 8, Bill Gates phoned Jerry Sanders, AMD's chairman to enlist him as a witness for its longrunning antitrust trial.
Drew Cullen, 17 Apr 2002

360 bn text messages this year

More than 75 billion text messages sent in the first three months of this year, according to the GSM Association.
John Leyden, 17 Apr 2002

US Supremes affirm virtual child porn

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a blow to prudes throughout the land, when it ruled 6-3 that sexual material which doesn't involve the abuse of actual children is legal.
Thomas C Greene, 17 Apr 2002

The IE back-button attack

Swedish security researcher Andreas Sandblad has discovered that the MS Internet Explorer history list allows JavaScript in the URLs. The code will execute in the same zone as the last URL visited, which in the case of the error page generated by IE is the local computer zone. Thus when an error page is generated, JavaScript can be injected into the history and executed by use of the back button.
Thomas C Greene, 17 Apr 2002