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Gates pitches Armageddon scenario to court

If the Unsettling States have their way, Microsoft will either have to withdraw Windows or put out versions of the product that probably won't work, Bill Gates testified at the antitrust trial yesterday. Furthermore, if I Microsoft employee had an idea, they'd be in contempt of court if they didn't immediately pass it on to the major PC companies.
John Lettice, 23 Apr 2002
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Itanic: It's all academic now – Official

The name Itanic, coined here several years ago by Mike Magee, for Intel's IA-64 processor has been formally adopted by academia.
Andrew Orlowski, 23 Apr 2002

Yahoo! settles! yodel! case!

Wylie Gustafson - the yodelling cowboy responsible for the distinctive sound of Yahoo! - has settled his case with the Internet giant.
Tim Richardson, 23 Apr 2002

Overture expands United Online deal

ComputerWire, 23 Apr 2002

Japanese PC Sales fall 12th month in a row

ComputerWire, 23 Apr 2002

EDGE will happen

Mobile phone technologies used to be mapped out clearly. GSM, HSCSD, GPRS, EDGE and UMTS, but most networks are playing hop, skip and jump. They've skipped HSCSD, will they jump over EDGE? Simon Rockman, publisher of What Mobile, thinks this would be a mistake.
Team Register, 23 Apr 2002

Microsoft accuses industry of Web services hype

ComputerWire, 23 Apr 2002

WorldCom reduces revenue guidance

ComputerWire, 23 Apr 2002

Sheffield gets the e-vote

People in Sheffield are to get the chance to vote electronically in the forthcoming city council elections in a move designed to combat voter apathy.
Tim Richardson, 23 Apr 2002

Feel My Pain! – mapping the mind of Chairman Bill

Herb Caen once wrote that the sprawling night fog that fills the San Francisco Bay could be precisely mapped in the mind of the listener from the sound of a dozen foghorns, each one of which was tuned to a different pitch. You can build up a similar picture of the mind of Bill Gates from his epic written deposition. For here, in no less than 43,000 words is Mappi Bill. Or 464 legal points, many of which are an anxious toot or blast each tuned to a slightly differing pitch of paranoia.
Andrew Orlowski, 23 Apr 2002

Telewest trials 1Mb broadband service

Telewest is to trial a 1Mb cable Internet service in Scotland.
Tim Richardson, 23 Apr 2002

Siemens joins Symbian club

A new member is joining the Symbian software club and is paying EUR22.8m for the privilege. Step forward Siemens, which gets a five per cent stake in Symbian for its money.
Drew Cullen, 23 Apr 2002

Carphone Warehouse resumes Nokia 8210 sales

Carphone Warehouse's PR machine has creaked into gear, furnishing us today with the following statement:
Drew Cullen, 23 Apr 2002

Police arrest 25 members of child porn ring

Police have arrested 25 members of a Net child porn ring in 10 countries. The haul includes proven real-life abusers as well as traffickers of pornography, which is very unusual, according to the Danish police who led the investigation. Thirty five children have also been identified, all of whom had been sexually abused.
Drew Cullen, 23 Apr 2002

Hynix union comes out fighting

South Korea's unions are possibly the most ferocious in the developed world, and the brothers at Hynix are no exception.
Drew Cullen, 23 Apr 2002

For sale: bust computer breaker

UpdateOur attention was drawn today by an ad in today's FT offering three related scrap businesses, all in administration, but only one for sale as a going concern.
Drew Cullen, 23 Apr 2002

BTo digs in for marketing push

BTopenworld has signed up six companies to help push its broadband service to the masses.
Tim Richardson, 23 Apr 2002

Gates testimony a PR jewel

I hope that if I should ever turn to a life of crime and am eventually prosecuted for my wrongdoing and found guilty, I'll be allowed to dictate my punishment to the federal government, just like Microsoft. I hope as well that I'll be permitted to reject state-imposed punishments based on some irrelevant set of purely speculative consequences.
Thomas C Greene, 23 Apr 2002

Symbian plays the source code card

Symbian today announced it has broadened access to its source code, with the introduction of the Symbian Platinum Program. Platinum members will get the same access to Symbian source code as mobile phone manufacturers had previously; according to Symbian, this means "over 95 per cent" of the source.
John Lettice, 23 Apr 2002

ITV Digital for sale – on eBay

We don't do digital TV - much. But we love fake auctions on eBay - kidneys, virginity, the national debt etc.
Drew Cullen, 23 Apr 2002

Judge betraying pro-MS bias?

Since Chairman Bill Gates began testifying in court Monday against the non-settling states, US District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly has made a number of rulings which appear to favor Microsoft.
Thomas C Greene, 23 Apr 2002

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