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Two London PC refurb charity appeals

BLITZ (Blackwall IT Zone) has been set up to enable the local community to have access to IT and the internet, Chris Pearman writes. Although on the doorstep of the Canary Wharf Complex, this is one of the poorest areas of London, with the 7th highest unemployment rate in the UK.
Drew Cullen, 03 Jul 2002

Pre-paid users to fuel m-commerce

Pre-paid mobile phone users will be critical to the success of the emerging m-commerce mobile data market, according to a new report by Analysys, Ciaran Buckley writes.
ElectricNews.net, 03 Jul 2002

Directories in the news

IT-Analysis, 03 Jul 2002

EDS-WorldCom deal highlights outsourcing risks

ComputerWire, 03 Jul 2002

Help us make it through the night – Worldcom CEO

ComputerWire, 03 Jul 2002
cable

US tax payers shovel $10m into Cray R&D

ComputerWire, 03 Jul 2002

Public WLAN in Europe – $1.8bn in 2007

ComputerWire, 03 Jul 2002

AltaVista upgrades search engine

ComputerWire, 03 Jul 2002

IBM sells off more storage biz (to LSI Logic)

ComputerWire, 03 Jul 2002

Deitel duo tame enormous Python

Yes, it's herpetological puns all the way this week from Reg associate IT-minds.com. This week's featured creature, sunning itself lazily on the discount rock is the Deitels' Complete Python Training Course
Lester Haines, 03 Jul 2002

Motorola axes (another) 7,000

ComputerWire, 03 Jul 2002

IBM gains UK server share

It has certainly been a tough 12 months for server companies in the UK. Between the start of Q2 2000 and the end of Q1 2001, some $3.55 billion worth of servers were sold in the UK, according to IDC research. For the same period just a year later, ending Q1 2002, that figure had fallen to $2.49 billion, a decline of 29.5 per cent.
Tony Smith, 03 Jul 2002

Orange network gone titsup

Orange's mobile phone network went on the blink this morning, leaving the trendy operator clutching straws for excuses.
Tim Richardson, 03 Jul 2002

AMD issues sales warning

AMD today warned that it will miss Q2 sales forecasts of $620m to $700m, its second downward revision in a fortnight.
Drew Cullen, 03 Jul 2002

Time's Continental Edison deal collapses

Time Computers' proposed takeover of Continental Edison, the leading French PC maker, has collapsed.
Drew Cullen, 03 Jul 2002

1901 Census site still down after six months

The farce surrounding the UK's 1901 Census site hit a new milestone this week - it's six months since the site was launch and it still doesn't work.
Tim Richardson, 03 Jul 2002

Mandrake shuns UnitedLinux

Mandrake won't be joining the UnitedLinux initiative, inspired by Caldera and involving SuSE, and it's said why.
Andrew Orlowski, 03 Jul 2002

Orange gets its punters talking again

As many as 635,000 people were hit by the outage that downed the network of colourful mobile phone operator Orange earlier today.
Tim Richardson, 03 Jul 2002

Nvidia hunts for Euro disties

Nvidia wants to appoint its first disties in Europe - it's waving marketing development funds, training and collateral for companies willing to become Nvidia Authorised Distributors (NADs).
Drew Cullen, 03 Jul 2002

BT cuffed for broadband ad fib

The Advertising watchdog has mauled BT for a misleading broadband ad.
Tim Richardson, 03 Jul 2002

Now we are 3 – Hutchison unwraps 3G brand

Hutchison today outted the worldwide name for its 3G mobile phone service - 3. The announcement follows press reports, so there's no logo, or branding statement for philistines like us to sneer at .
Drew Cullen, 03 Jul 2002

HP axes 5,900 jobs in Europe

Hewlett-Packard is to axe 5,900 jobs in Europe as part of a plan to reduce its global workforce by ten per cent over the next 18 months.
Tim Richardson, 03 Jul 2002

Lloyd Webber web hoaxer unmasked

The identity of the literary hoaxer who made the pages of The New York Times last year can finally be revealed.
Andrew Orlowski, 03 Jul 2002

Fujitsu Siemens, Dell win Inland Revenue 30,000 PC gig

Fujitsu Siemens and Dell have won multi-million pound deals to supply the Inland Revenue with replacement desktop PCs.
John Leyden, 03 Jul 2002

Lights go off at eBone

KPNQwest's European network - eBone - is to be shut down as of 17:00 BST today. The closure follows the collapse of a deal to buy the high-speed data network.
Tim Richardson, 03 Jul 2002

Extended warranties: are they a con or what?

Dixons is Europe's most profitable computer retailer, and its success in selling extended warranties on computers plays a big part in its success.
Drew Cullen, 03 Jul 2002

British ID cards to revolutionise crime

Home Secretary David Blunkett announced the start of a six month consultation in Parliament today on plans by the government to introduce "entitlement cards" (that's ID cards to you and me).
John Leyden, 03 Jul 2002

Zimmermann calls for NAI to free PGP

Phil Zimmermann is calling on Network Associates to open source portions of the PGP encryption program he sold to the security giant in 1997.
John Leyden, 03 Jul 2002

Musos mull post-Emagic sequencer options

LettersRe: Apple drops Emagic bombshell
Andrew Orlowski, 03 Jul 2002

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