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Net radio going off the air

Webcasters were killing their shoutcast daemons - possibly for the last time - after the US royalty arbitrator yesterday upheld the RIAA's demands for back payments on per-song mechanical copyright and onerous reporting requirements.
Andrew Orlowski, 21 Jun 2002
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WSJ veteran fuels Handspring cronyism charge

The Wall Street Journal's veteran tech curmudgeon Walt Mossberg has inadvertantly stepped into the debate about Handspring's cronyism tactics.
Andrew Orlowski, 21 Jun 2002
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Preserve Kuro5hin appeal on track

Kuro5hin founder Rusty Foster's appeal for funds has been a roaring success, he told us today.
Andrew Orlowski, 21 Jun 2002

Developer survey fuels Web Services hype

The web services development model is rapidly gaining ground among IT executives and developers, according to a new survey released by research firm Evans Data Corp. The survey found that 98% of IT managers will be developing web services-enabled applications within two years, while 75% are already incorporating some level …
ComputerWire, 21 Jun 2002
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RSA touts DIY certificates

A new option for web authentication from RSA Security Inc will let businesses manage their own SSL (Secure Socket ayer) digital certificates, instead of having to rely on certificate authority service providers who charge an annual fee per certificate. The need to reliably authenticate Web servers to visiting browsers, …
ComputerWire, 21 Jun 2002
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DOJ lassos Samsung in memory probe

Korean electronics giant Samsung Semiconductor Inc (SSI) confirmed yesterday that it had received a subpoena relating to the US Department of Justice's investigation into the global DRAM industry. Samsung said it had been asked for "certain documents and other records related to DRAM products." Samsung said the subpoena " …
ComputerWire, 21 Jun 2002
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Click here and get someone sacked

If you're feeling the need to vent your World Cup frustrations on someone, then why not get them sacked courtesy of www.b3ta.com, the rascals behind the www.introducingmonday.co.uk outrage?
Lester Haines, 21 Jun 2002
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Yahoo! cleaners! demand! fair! wage!

Janitors who clean Yahoo!'s offices in Silicon Valley are demanding decent wages and basic employment benefits.
Tim Richardson, 21 Jun 2002
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World Cup disaster provokes Vulture Central samba party

Those of you still struggling to come to terms with this morning's World Cup result might take consolation from the fact that you are not currently forced to watch your wife samba round the garden draped in a Brazilian flag.
Lester Haines, 21 Jun 2002
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Oftel tries to increase DSL competition

Rival telcos should be able to use their own - and BT's - networks to provide broadband services, telecoms watchdog Oftel announced today.
Tim Richardson, 21 Jun 2002
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Microsoft and Verizon get into bed on DSL

Microsoft Corp and Verizon Communications Inc are teaming up to offer DSL internet access to consumers in the US. Under a cozy deal announced yesterday, Verizon becomes the "preferred" network provider for MSN in areas where Verizon has a network, and MSN is the "preferred" internet service for Verizon. The deal appears to …
ComputerWire, 21 Jun 2002
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Beeb wants your email shockers

The BBC is working on a new TV series about email.
Tim Richardson, 21 Jun 2002
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Infineon runs to EC over Hynix subsidies

Infineon has filed a complaint with the European Commission over alleged subsidies made by the Korean government to Korean DRAM makers.
Drew Cullen, 21 Jun 2002

HP's Unix Aim is Tru

Hewlett Packard Co will deliver the clustering and file systems extensions from Compaq's Tru64 Unix variant to its own HP-UX in 2004. The extensions will be delivered in the second version of HP's Unix operating system designed for both Intel Corp's Itanium 2 platform and HP's own PA-RISC processors. In something of a rare …
ComputerWire, 21 Jun 2002
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Alarm bells ring over UK Wi-Fi plans

A fortnight ago The Department of Trade and Industry announced the opening up of the 2,4GHz radio spectrum, paving the way for commercial Wireless LAN services, based around 802.11b, or Wi-Fi, in the UK for the first time.
Drew Cullen, 21 Jun 2002
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Ruling on BT hyperlink patent expected soon

The future of BT's claim that it owns the patent to hyperlinks should be decided soon.
Tim Richardson, 21 Jun 2002
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KPNQwest network could shut today

It's Friday - so there must be another threat to shut down KPNQwest's network.
Tim Richardson, 21 Jun 2002
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Big name microcasters pull the plug

It's culturecide. The RIAA-inspired royalty tax has already taken some of the most highly regarded webcasters off the Net. SomaFM, the San Francisco-based station, ceased broadcasting today.
Andrew Orlowski, 21 Jun 2002