Telewest phone network vandalised
Telewest has launched an investigation after two of its street cabinets in North London were vandalised cutting off phone lines to 700 customers.
UK ‘cheap’ for broadband, says Oftel
Oftel reckons prices for broadband have fallen so much that the UK has is just as cheap as France, Germany or the USA.
Reg shunned from Itanic2 briefings
Intel is having a marathon briefing session for Silicon Valley journalists on Friday, but curiously, the Register hasn't been invited to the seven-hour reading of The Itanic Verses.
Confidence returns to TMT sector
Confidence among companies in the TMT sector is increasing, according to a survey by business advisors Ernst & Young.
Henry Raddick: man of letters – Amazon star
ExclusiveFor the past eighteen months Amazon.com browsers have been informed and delighted by the contributions of one Henry Raddick. He's one of very few amateur reviewers to attain celebrity status - he's officially ranked as the 122nd most valuable contributor - and it's not hard to see why.
It's bloody hard to host a newsgroup (in Norway)
The district court of Oslo has ruled that Scandinavian ISP and telco Tele2 is legally liable for distributing pictures containing child porn and other indecent images in its newsgroups.
Microsoft to go 3G?
All the time spent in the court room seems to have given Microsoft plenty of time to contemplate life the universe and everything. Never one to lie on its laurels the company is always keen to look for new markets to move into. We saw recently that the troubled telecom operator WorldCom may be on the shopping list and now there is news that the Redmond software vendor may be taking on other struggling telecoms companies in the 3G space.
ATI buys set-top chipset biz
ATI is fleshing out its set-top portfolio with the $20m cash purchase of niche chipset designer NxTWave Communications.
BT raises growth targets
BT is to increase the growth target of its customer facing Retail division from 3 per cent to 5 per cent, the company said today.
World+dog join mobile standards army
The Open Mobile Alliance kicked off yesterday with 200 members drawn from the great, the good and the occasional evil empire.
Lastminute.com buys travel firm
Lastminute.com - remember them? - has bought online travel outfit The Destination Holdings Group Limited (DGL) for £12 million in cash and shares.
Amazon's unfeasibly high handling charges
UpdateAmazon UK's computer pricing went riot yesterday (and the US too - see below), judging from several email confirmation orders we've seen:
Intel cranks up Celeron to 1.8GHz
Intel today released a 1.8Ghz version of the Celeron, the fast clock speed to date in its cheapo desktop processor line.
European Digital Rights launches
Ten European Net privacy and freedom groups have banded together to form an international civil rights group.
Nildram cans Net Sat trial
Bucks-based ISP, Nildram, has pulled out of trial for a new high-speed Internet satellite service in the UK.
British Airways flies high with broadband
British Airways is to provide mid-flight email and Net access for its customers as part of three-month pilot into the technology.
PC makers on recovery path
The PC market is expected to recover somewhat this year and return to double figure growth in 2003, according to International Data Corporation (IDC), Andrew McLindon writes.
Ten ways to kill your laptop
This list of 10 top laptop deaths is compiled by Complete Computer Cover, which modestly describes itself as the UK's leading laptop insurer. The company analysed its claims data over the last five years, after staff ran up an unofficial league table of the weirdest or most interesting causes of laptop destruction. Here are the results:
UK gets Telecoms Ombudsman
Elizabeth France - the Information Commissioner currently responsible for data protection in the UK - is to take up the newly created post of Telecoms Ombudsman from October.
MS security hole extravaganza
We've got a treat here; it seems MS has been sitting on a number of security holes which it's decided to dump on us all at once. So, what do you want to patch today?