Mac drought fails to lift Street, spirits
Perhaps Steve Jobs has found the real solution for dealing with "rumor" sites: make keynotes so short of new product that no one wants to read the advance rumors. A kind of "don't announce anything" strategy.
Copyright enforcer Ranger Online caught stealing content
Internet spyware outfit Ranger Online has taken considerable heat for a little gimmick it's developed which, in the words of MSNBCi columnist Bob Sullivan, "cruises file-swapping networks like Gnutella to find copyrighted materials, hunts down the IP address of the poster, then discovers which Internet service provider is being used. Soon after, the MPAA sends its form letter to the ISP. Under the Digital Copyright Millennium Act, Internet providers are compelled to stop distribution of copyrighted materials when they are notified, so the ISP in turn forwards the note to the user, along with a threat of disconnection."
Internet monopoly alert!
VeriSign is attempting to push through a proposal which will effectively see one company control .com and .net Internet domain names, despite huge opposition from everyone else in the market.
BT ordered to cut cost of Net access
Oftel is to force BT to cut the cost of its wholesale unmetered dial-up Internet access by 8.5 per cent.
Deloitte Consulting has Monday: on its mind
It certainly has been a busy year on the roller-coaster ride that is international consulting. The latest firm to take its clients on a rebranding white-knuckle experience is Deloitte Consulting, who will soon formalise its split from accounting giant Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.
Virgin.net pilots broadband
Virgin.net is to pilot a broadband service ahead of a full launch in September.
AOL “cooked books” as dot.com bubble burst
AOL misrepresented its accounts in three quarterly periods as the 'New Economy' bubble was bursting, according to an investigation by the Washington Post. The Post examined $270 million worth of deals made during 2000 and 2001, a period when dot.com collapses - a key source of AOL's ad revenue - were threatened to the online giant's explosive ad revenue growth.
UK boffins get supercomputer boost
Cheshire is to become the site of a £53m high performance computer centre which will be used by UK academics to spearhead research in fields as diverse as drug design and aircraft safety.
FoTW: Bad language breeds Bad language
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Hello, I'd like to speak to Dr Really Evil please…
The normally smooth running of the Reg telephony department (John Leyden - VP in Charge of Customer Interface), was interrupted this morning when we received a call asking to be put through to "Dr Really Evil".
Amazon opens web services kimono
There's more to web services than the promise of sacking your call center casual labor, and obliging the public to use fully automated self-service applications instead, of semi-automated human wetware.
‘Dotcom millionaire’ pulls out of porn
Benjamin Cohen - one-time teenage "dotcom millionaire" - is pulling out of the porn business.
Deloitte Consulting rebrands as mineral water
It seems that our timely piece this morning regarding Deloitte Consulting's impending rebrand provoked immediate and decisive action on the matter.
Mac users outraged at iTools, upgrade taxes
$100 per year is too much for many Mac users to hold on to their mac.com email addresses, and Apple sysadmins have been furiously busy deleting the complaints that flooded Apple's own technical forums. Users are also unhappy that the upgrade to 10.2 costs a full $129, with no discount for existing Mac OS X users.
Hitachi creates splash with water cooled P4 notebook
Hitachi has begun selling a wondrous-sounding water-cooled notebook computer in Japan, according to a report by IDG Tokyo correspondent Kuriko Miyake. The machine runs a 1.8GHz mobile Pentium 4, and has a flexible tube which carries water over the chips in order to dissipate heat.
JPEGs are not free: Patent holder pursues IP grab
A video conferencing company based in Austin, Texas says it's going to pursue royalties on the transmission of JPEG images.
Nokia shares slip on lowered estimates
Nokia hit its targets for profits and sales growth, but its shares slumped on the Stockholm exchange as the mobile sector continues to be stagnant.
Net access at work is a perk, say employees
Employees don't give a stuff about using their computers at work to access the Net.