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.
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.
Yahoo! settles! yodel! case!
Wylie Gustafson - the yodelling cowboy responsible for the distinctive sound of Yahoo! - has settled his case with the Internet giant.
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.
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.
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.
Telewest trials 1Mb broadband service
Telewest is to trial a 1Mb cable Internet service in Scotland.
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.
Carphone Warehouse resumes Nokia 8210 sales
Carphone Warehouse's PR machine has creaked into gear, furnishing us today with the following statement:
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.
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.
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.
BTo digs in for marketing push
BTopenworld has signed up six companies to help push its broadband service to the masses.
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.
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.
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.