13th > May > 2002 Archive

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RealNames goes titsup.com

According to cynical old-timers in this business, once you've shaken hands with Microsoft - you should count your fingers.
Andrew Orlowski, 13 May 2002
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Macromedia wins $4.9m in Adobe patent suit

Macromedia Inc yesterday said that it won a patent infringement lawsuit it is fighting with rival Adobe Systems Inc, and has been awarded $4.9m damages by the jury, almost twice as much as Adobe was awarded in a related case two weeks ago. "The score is now Adobe one, Macromedia one, customers zero," said Rob Burgess, CEO …
ComputerWire, 13 May 2002
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Good Technology launches direct RIM competitor

Canadian wireless email handheld manufacturer Research In Motion Ltd now has some very serious competition in the market in the shape of Good Technology Inc, which has finally publicly launched, having kept its plans secret since it was founded in March 2000. Good Technology is located in Sunnyvale, California and boasts a …
ComputerWire, 13 May 2002
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Logica wounded by mobile setbacks

IT services and software group Logica Plc has cut 700 of its 11,500-strong workforce, and admitted that sales in its mobile networks division have rapidly deteriorated in 2002. The company said it is also pulling out of offices in Japan, the UK and Ireland, and will take a one-time charge of 34m pounds ($48.3m), with the …
ComputerWire, 13 May 2002
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AOL tests secure IM

VeriSign Inc and America Online Inc are testing a secure version of AOL's instant messaging service to sell into enterprises, it emerged during VeriSign's analysts day on Thursday last week. According to reports from the meeting, the service will be called Enterprise AIM, and will evidently run over the internet via AOL's …
ComputerWire, 13 May 2002
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Azlan profits up, outlook mixed

Azlan has had a miraculous year, increasing sales for its core networking equipment division, when vendors (except Cisco) and rival European disties are seeing sales tumble.
Drew Cullen, 13 May 2002
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DCC sings UK distie praise

DCC, the Irish mini-conglomerate, today released preliminary results for the year ended March 31, 2001. The bit we're interested in are those for Sercom Distribution, where its IT businesses hang out.
Drew Cullen, 13 May 2002
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NTL to offer wholesale broadband

NTL customers could soon be able to chose between different broadband ISPs, following a wholesale deal with Freeserve.
Tim Richardson, 13 May 2002
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Welcome to Sheppey – the UK's fight capital

Every country's got one - a dark corner so fearful that its name is uttered in hushed tones; a place where the sound of duelling banjos is punctuated only by the sound of breaking beer glasses and screaming women.
Lester Haines, 13 May 2002
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BT Ignite culls 2,200 jobs

Some 2,200 jobs are to go at BT Ignite as part of ongoing restructuring at BT's corporate IT services division.
Tim Richardson, 13 May 2002
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NASA hits the web in search of spares

Anyone who owns a vintage car will know the feeling. Where do I get that tachometer cable for a 1967 Mini Cooper?
Lester Haines, 13 May 2002
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Does new Europe law mean slammer for DRM crackers?

Forthcoming EU legislation could criminalise Europeans who circumvent copyright protection.
John Leyden, 13 May 2002
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BBC fixes search engine glitch

We've just heard back from the BBC after we called this morning about some unusual results from its new "editorially independent" search engine.
Tim Richardson, 13 May 2002
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Top UK companies waste millions on duff web sites

The UK's top companies are wasting millions of pounds on dismal Web sites, according to a report not out today.
Tim Richardson, 13 May 2002
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Argentine judges want law update after crackers walk free

Argentina's top judges are calling for an update in the country's laws on computer crime after the collapse of a trial involving crackers who allegedly defaced the country's Supreme Court Web site.
John Leyden, 13 May 2002