Could Yahoo! be feeling a privacy backlash?
A project to link hundreds of magistrates' courts in the UK electronically may have to be abandoned because discussions between the government and a key supplier are floundering.
Analysts have cast doubt over BT's latest assault on the UK's broadband market and its planned introduction of a "no frills" service.
Things must be looking up: Intel has begun work again on building Fab 24 in Leixlip, Ireland. The chip monster has frozen construction on the $2bn building twice, citing downturn in demand.
UpdateNvidia has appointed New Jersey firm PNY Technologies to flog Quadro workstation graphics boards into the OEM market worldwide.
If you've chosen MS Word for your e-mail editor in Outlook 2000 or 2002, you'll need to patch a flaw which enables script execution when a malicious memo is replied to or forwarded.
eTesting Labs has run a series of tests of eight commercial available diskwiping products - and only one of them worked properly.
Tens of thousands of people in southern England were without phones last night after a power failure in Southampton brought down BT's network.
Guardian IT, the ailing disaster recovery firm, up for sale after spending lots of borrowed money in anticipation of business which never happened, has a buyer.
The boss of subscription-based email service, Another.com, said he hopes that a snag that has crippled the service for some 100 users during the last week will be resolved today.
Network Associates on-off bid for the shares in its McAfee.com consumer ASP subsidiary that it doesn't own is off, again.
One of the exhibits in the previous stages of the Microsoft antitrust trial included an email from one Chris Jones, recommending to Bill Gates that the binding of IE into Windows should be such that users would find running rival browsers "a jolting experience." At the time many people, not least of them the Department of Justice, seemed to think that this and other associated exhibits were all about the anticompetitive tying of IE into Windows in order to destroy Netscape. But apparently not - MS Windows exec Chris, taking the stand yesterday, put forward an explanation of almost patentable novelty.
Time Group, the UK's biggest system builder, has created a new job - chief information officer - to handle "joined up IT delivery". The first incumbent is Jason Campion, who moves over from Time sister company Internexus, where he was technical director.
An international group of investors led by a British financier has emerged as the frontrunner in the race to buy PSINet Europe.
InfoSecurity EuropeWith all the talk about zero day exploits and sometimes esoteric vulnerabilities its easy to lose sight of the role of older, less sophisticated techniques as a mainstay of cracker activity.
Picsel's Interactive File Viewer (IFV) doesn't entirely lend itself to simple explanations. It's a file viewer (of course) that lets you look at and manipulate a variety of file formats, Word, Powerpoint, PDF, eBook, on a mobile device. Clever, no doubt, but why on earth would you want to do that? Picsel CEO Imran Khand sits down with The Register at Symbian Developer Expo this week, fires up a postage stamp sized display of an Amazon web page and starts zooming in and out. Cute, OK, but why would you want to do that either?
Today is World Intellectual Property day; so how appropriate for WIPOUT to announce the 11 winners of its international intellectual property counter-essay contest. The Register is, we seem to recall, a sponsor in a very small way, of this contest, so clearly we think it's worth a story. And considering the provenance of WIPOUT, we are sure that it won't mind that we are stealing its press release and reprinting it in full. ®
Westcon is to buy the networking distie assets of Landis, the stricken Dutch-owned firm, for the knockdown price of €7m.
In February VIA launched the Apollo KT333 chipset onto a suspecting world+dog. At the time, the Taiwanese chipset house (it prefers to call itself a core logic business these days), said that 40-50 per cent of new mobos would support DDR333 fast memory by the end of the year. Some industry observers raised their eyebrows.
The results of the transfer of Silicon Graphics' 3D patent portfolio to Microsoft have begun to show up in the US Patent Office database.
Attention: medical staff.
Linux heavyweight Alan Cox is to speak on a debate next week about the proposed European Union Copyright Directive which has alarmed many in the Internet community.
Cisco Systems has written to users to warn against forged messages containing computer viruses which purport to come from its Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT).
SuSE Linux aims to make its open source distribution more user friendly with version 8.0 of its Professional Edition, launched today.