29th > May > 2002 Archive

Vodafone sees picture emails as killer app

ComputerWire, 29 May 2002

Handspring launches Color Treo

ComputerWire, 29 May 2002

ICANN to lose CEO, key staff

ComputerWire, 29 May 2002

Samsung cranks up 1066 RDRAM

Yesterday, Samsung pumped up DDR-II, an upcoming competitor to RDRAM. Today, the DRAM maker is displaying its memory-agnostic laurels by promoting Rambus RDRAM.
Drew Cullen, 29 May 2002

FBI's Carnivore-lies may have blown bin Laden inquiry

Fundamental design flaws in the FBI's infamous Carnivore packet sniffer have led to the destruction of evidence related to a suspect possibly involved in Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda network which had been obtained legally under a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant, the watchdog group EPIC has learned.
Thomas C Greene, 29 May 2002

Tennis star aces MS over faked nude pix

Steffi Graf has won a legal action against Microsoft Germany, which it emerges has been the custodian of what Spiegel Online delightfully describes as "verbotene pornobilder" (forbidden pornpix) of the former tennis champ.
John Lettice, 29 May 2002

Market pans MMO2 results

MMO2 saw its shares slide this morning as BT's former wireless division posted its first full year results.
Tim Richardson, 29 May 2002

Sun offers free Solaris 8/9 OE on DVD

In the week that Sun's StarOffice ceases to be free, the company in its infinite wisdom is running a promo for Solaris whereby you can get a free copy of Solaris OE (version 9 for Sparc, or 8 for Intel) on DVD shipped to you. But we're sure it makes sense to somebody in marketing.
John Lettice, 29 May 2002

Royal Mail pulls plug on ViaCode digital certificate

The Royal Mail has pulled the plug on its Viacode digital certificate business after it failed to reach profitability.
John Leyden, 29 May 2002

BT hi-speed sat trial kicks off

BT has named five companies to trial its new high-speed Internet satellite service.
Tim Richardson, 29 May 2002

Red card for Mac and Linux users on World Cup clips site

UpdatedMac or Linux users will be unable to use a service that allows football fans to catch up with highlights from World Cup games.
John Leyden, 29 May 2002

Europe to throw cash at broadband rollout

The European Commission (EC) wants to spend billion of euros in rolling out broadband to some of Europe's poorest areas.
Tim Richardson, 29 May 2002

Intel and BTo join hands to push broadband

BTopenworld is teaming up with Intel to flog its broadband service to businesses.
Tim Richardson, 29 May 2002

UK gets new E-minister

E-minister Douglas Alexander has been shunted to the Cabinet Office as part of the Government's reshuffle following yesterday's resignation of Transport Minister Stephen Byers.
Tim Richardson, 29 May 2002
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Protocol builds bridges from phones to the Net

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) have given interim approval for a technology that builds a bridge between the public switched telephone network and the Internet.
John Leyden, 29 May 2002

Linux distros to unite

UpdatedLinux distributors including Caldera, SuSE and TurboLinux are expected to join forces tomorrow to unite on a common distribution. The news was scooped by eWeek's Peter Galli, under the headline Linux vendors gang up on Red Hat, which gets to the point pretty well.
Andrew Orlowski, 29 May 2002

Nokia goes direct with US smartphone

As of this morning, US buyers can purchase Nokia's 9290 Communicator via the web, with Nokia telling us that deliveries should be fulfilled within a week or so.
Andrew Orlowski, 29 May 2002

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