27th > August > 2002 Archive

Music industry blames Net for all evil

Despite the music industry's heroic efforts to produce, promote and distribute the finest fruits of American artistic genius, sales of CDs fell seven percent in the first half of 2002, after falling 5.3 per cent overall in 2001, the Recording Industry Ass. of America reports.
Thomas C Greene, 27 Aug 2002

NAI beefs up sniffer, surveillance with DragNet buy

ComputerWire, 27 Aug 2002

DoubleClick pays up to end privacy probes

ComputerWire, 27 Aug 2002

HP blades to skip Foster, go straight to Gallatin

ComputerWire, 27 Aug 2002

AMD to target Intel 32-bit, not Itanium, with Opteron

ComputerWire, 27 Aug 2002

SCO lives! Caldera reinvents itself under the old brand

ComputerWire, 27 Aug 2002

MS plays volume licensing upgrade card against Naked PCs

Businesses wanting to deploy standard configurations across a number of machines frequently take out one of Microsoft's volume licensing programs, set up their own standard distribution then use it to hose whatever OS the PCs they bought came with. Frequently they are under the impression that this involves them paying for two Microsoft operating systems, and sometimes they'll buy (if they can) machines with no OS instead, in order to avoid wasting money in this way.
John Lettice, 27 Aug 2002

McAfee.com board accepts improved NAI offer

Network Associates on-off bid for the 25 per cent of shares in McAfee.com it doesn't already own looks to be nearing completion after McAfee.com's board recommended its approval.
John Leyden, 27 Aug 2002

Pipex punters in powwoe

Pipex has become the latest ISP to come under the spotlight from its users.
Tim Richardson, 27 Aug 2002

Intel touts benefits of 2.8GHz P4

Intel yesterday, as expected, debuted a 2.8GHz version of its Pentium 4 processor and three other lower speed chips.
John Leyden, 27 Aug 2002

Broadband could generate $500bn a year

Broadband could prove to be a massive catalyst for economic growth, according to the latest pie-in-the-sky crystal ball gazing from Gartner Dataquest.
Tim Richardson, 27 Aug 2002

Broadband – ‘We know you want it’

BT Wholesale began a four-week ad campaign today in a bid to raise awareness for its broadband pre-registration scheme.
Tim Richardson, 27 Aug 2002

The Jagwyre Review

Using Mac OS X is like touring a land of fabulous ancient treasures - with a tourist authority that's still busy renovating them, and that hasn't quite completed the infrastructure.
Andrew Orlowski, 27 Aug 2002

Samsung phone sales soar

Sales of Samsung mobile phones jumped by a huge 46 percent in the second quarter, as the rebounding industry saw the top four handset makers increase shipments.
ElectricNews.net, 27 Aug 2002

Virus writers ‘obsessed with sex and computer games’

Virus writers are sados obsessed with sex and computer games, not the evil geniuses Hollywood and fear-mongering Washington politicians portray them as.
John Leyden, 27 Aug 2002

Cornwall gets even more broadband

A move to bring broadband to Cornwall using both public and private sector funding is to be expanded.
Tim Richardson, 27 Aug 2002