2nd > August > 2002 Archive

Worldcom finance duo charged with fraud

ComputerWire, 02 Aug 2002

Microsoft: breaking with licensing tradition

ComputerWire, 02 Aug 2002

VeriSign gets European backing in ICANN reform fight

ComputerWire, 02 Aug 2002

XP means no point to Intel Anypoint

ComputerWire, 02 Aug 2002

Opencola to deliver P2P take on search

ComputerWire, 02 Aug 2002
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IBM challenges Oracle with DB2 v8

IBM has recently introduced a new major release of DB2 - version 8. There are a host of new features in the product and we can only cover the headline items here, but it is quite clear that this release has Oracle in its sights.
IT-Analysis, 02 Aug 2002

Quantum signs Belluzzo as CEO

ComputerWire, 02 Aug 2002

File swappers launch the MP3 Party

The UK Electoral Commission has agreed to the registration of the MP3 Party, which aims to radically simplify British government and civil administration. The Electoral Commission had initially refused the registration on the belief that the party's name constituted a trademark violation, Ciaran Buckley writes.
ElectricNews.net, 02 Aug 2002

Apple pares UK iMac prices

Apple UK lopped list prices on two new iMacs yesterday. The CD-RW version now cost £1,149 (£1,249) while the CD-RW/DVD-ROM tips up at £1349 (£1399. In March, Apple raised unit prices by £100, citing rises in LCD and DRAM prices. But then, the company could not sell its kit fast enough.
Drew Cullen, 02 Aug 2002

Nomura shoot Grey Archer in heart

Nomura has pulled the funding plug on Grey Archer, an online exchange for the UK pub trade, resulting in 150 redundancies with immediate effect. Staff will not get one month's pay in lieu of notice, according to sources.
Drew Cullen, 02 Aug 2002

Mad mods, amputees and the Really Big Button

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Drew Cullen, 02 Aug 2002

HP withdraws DMCA threat

Hewlett Packard has climbed down from its threats to use the controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to silence a group of security researchers which unearthed a flaw in its Tru64 operating system.
John Leyden, 02 Aug 2002

GUI wars return: Motorola, Sony Ericsson tie-up

ExclusiveMotorola has licensed Symbian's UIQ ("Thin Quartz") user interface for its forthcoming Paragon 3G smartphone, industry sources have told The Register.
Andrew Orlowski, 02 Aug 2002

CNET buys Silicon.com

UpdateCNET Networks is buying the UK assets of Silicon.com, after management at the European online IT news service failed to persuade its VCs to support its continued independence.
Drew Cullen, 02 Aug 2002

Nildram touts ISDN to wires-only ADSL migration

Nildram the UK ISP has set up a migration service for BT ISDN users to upgrade to wires-only ADSL.
John Leyden, 02 Aug 2002

Graphics chip sales soar, prices fall

Graphics processor shipments jumped 5.2 per cent between Q4 01 and Q1 02, but average selling prices are falling and the outlook for Q2 is described as 'mixed'.
Drew Cullen, 02 Aug 2002

Guerilla phone marketing draws wrath of Kibo

LettersSonyEricsson's elaborate scheme to hire thesps posing as mobile phone users has drawn an immediate response from angry - grrr! - Register readers.
Andrew Orlowski, 02 Aug 2002

VIA finds comfort in July sales

VIA Technologies yesterday released its sales figures for July, totting up at US $53m. This is 28 per cent down on July'01, but 18.48 per cent up on June'02.
Drew Cullen, 02 Aug 2002

ADSL for under £20

UK consumers can get broadband access for under £20 per month for the first time.
John Leyden, 02 Aug 2002

Microsoft EULA asks for root rights – again

An addition to Microsoft's End User Licensing Agreement has alarmed Register readers.
Andrew Orlowski, 02 Aug 2002

Eclipse in broadband promo

Eclipse Internet is running a midsummer broadband promo - why? - cos everyone else is doing it.
Team Register, 02 Aug 2002