Telewest axes 1,500 jobs
The UK's second biggest cableco, Telewest, is to slash 1,500 jobs as part of plans to save up to £50 million a year.
Anti-EULA script removes offending text
An imaginative person has created a VB script which will search for an End User License Agreement (EULA) in temporary files created during the installation of a program or application, and remove or replace the text so the user can truthfully claim never to have seen it.
Oftel should consider splitting BT in two say MPs
An influential group of MPs has called on telecoms regulator Oftel to study proposals for the break-up of BT.
Infineon confirms Nanya gig
Infineon and Nanya today firmed the details of their proposed foundry JV.
More on the IBM UK redundos
IBM staffers have given us more details on the firm's UK redundancy programme.
Pipex slams rip-off broadband charges
The MD of PIPEX has launched a scathing attack on ISPs that charge too much for broadband.
NASCR awards gong to C2000
NASCR, the National Association of Computer Retailers, has names Computer 2000 as its hardware distie of the year.
MS seeks senior spook to score Federal security $$$s
Microsoft is seeking to hire a high level executive whose role will be "to position Microsoft as a strategic partner to the [US] government in using our products and technologies to build Homeland Security solutions." Or, as the lead-in to the help-wanted ad less modestly puts it: "The Director of Federal Homeland Security will partner the world's most successful software company with the world's most powerful nation in using innovative and agile technology to prepare, detect, prevent, protect, respond, recover and manage against terrorism."
Argos in cheap telco deal
Argos, the UK's high street catalogue retailer, has become a discount telco offering punters up to 50 per cent off the cost of national phone calls.
ASSAiSSINAiTE all bugs
Networks Associates (NAI) and Internet Security Systems (ISS) today announced an alliance to integrate their technologies aimed at providing better protection for users against increasingly complex security threats.
MS' MIT prof witness gets toasted over KDE, GNOME
Some reports today suggest that Microsoft witness Stuart E Madnick, a computer science professor at MIT, might have made desperate claims in court that KDE and GNOME were operating systems. This, fortunately for the good prof's career, is not true, but he most certainly had a desperate and unsuccessful struggle with States' attorney Kevin Hodges, and it's worth reporting in some detail.