11th > June > 2002 Archive

Anti-open source ‘whitepaper’ devastated

Roaring Penguin's David Skoll has written a fine rebuttal to the ADTI whitepaper. With his permission we're reproducing it whole and unedited:
Thomas C Greene, 11 Jun 2002

Homer Simpson MP3 “banned” by Fox

Counter culture hero Paul Krassner - co-founder of the Yippies - has made available a recording of Homer Simpson that Fox refused to sanction. It features Dan Castellaneta, who plays Homer in Fox's The Simpsons introducing a live performance by Krassner. Although the introduction was penned by Castanella, Fox owns the rights and after hearing the entire CD refused permission for Homer's voice to appear, according to Krassner.
Andrew Orlowski, 11 Jun 2002

Palm OS 5.0 milestone more of a molehill

Although Palm's software chief David Nagel hit the right, very cautious note in interviews yesterday - as the company finally released final code for PalmOS 5.0 - the company still can't resist its bad habit of overselling itself.
Andrew Orlowski, 11 Jun 2002

KPNQwest faces High Noon deadline today

ComputerWire, 11 Jun 2002

Find the rogue protocols

ComputerWire, 11 Jun 2002

StorageTek Gives Up on HP

ComputerWire, 11 Jun 2002

EarthLink buys PeoplePC for $10m

ComputerWire, 11 Jun 2002

Increasing Virtualisation

It is quite normal for old concepts to be repackaged and reproduced as new ideas. For a long time, there has been a view that virtualisation is good because it provides a common platform for development. However, this is creating opportunities for others who can do clever things beneath that platform.
IT-Analysis, 11 Jun 2002

AOL shows UK broadband hand

AOL is entering the UK's ADSL market - and it's not cheap.
Drew Cullen, 11 Jun 2002

BT gets 802.11b rubber stamp

The government yesterday duly amended the Wireless Telegraphy Act, opening to flood-gates to commercial providers of public WLAN services on the 2.4GHz spectrum.
Drew Cullen, 11 Jun 2002

E-envoy envoy wows Internet World

The Internet World show kicked off in London today with as much va-va-voom as France's football flops.
Tim Richardson, 11 Jun 2002

Snoops a go-go: UK gov goes mad on privacy invasion

The UK government intends to implement sweeping extensions to the snooping powers of official bodies before its controversial Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) even comes into force. RIPA was bludgeoned through Parliament two years ago in the face of heavy opposition, and is to come into force later this year.
John Lettice, 11 Jun 2002

PDAs cost loadsamoney

Gartner, the IT analyst firm, makes something of a speciality of estimating the total cost of ownership (TCO) of computer hardware for its corporate customers. You know the sort of stuff - the purchase price of a desktop PC is only 12 per cent of its TCO; it costs up to $150 to dispose a PC safely and legally etcetera.
Drew Cullen, 11 Jun 2002

Tele2 guarantees 99.9% broadband uptime

Tele2 is to guarantee broadband service levels for its business customers, the wireless broadband outfit confirmed today at the Internet World show in London.
Tim Richardson, 11 Jun 2002

Phone handsets get Nintendo-style games capabilities

In the past couple of weeks wireless technology developer TTPCom has been touring companies demonstrating one of the most intensely desirable mobile phone handsets - a silver and blue demo unit that you'll never be able to buy (not exactly, anyway), but that the company hopes will fire the imagination of handset manufacturers and help trigger the mobile phone games revolution.
John Lettice, 11 Jun 2002

People chipping company hit by class actions, FDA probe

The pseudo-cyborging activities of Applied Digital Solutions and Digital Angel have run into serious trouble in the shape of a comprehensive axing by WorldNetDaily, which publishes a special report on the subject today.
John Lettice, 11 Jun 2002

Football roolz at Internet World

As far as El Reg is concerned, two companies are head and shoulders above the rest at the Internet World show in London.
Tim Richardson, 11 Jun 2002

Local councillors refuse to publish interests on Net

Kent County Council has refused to publish a register of councillors’ financial interests on the Net, citing fears that members could be exposed to "unnecessary risk".
Drew Cullen, 11 Jun 2002

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