10th > September > 2002 Archive

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OASIS approves ebXML

The ebXML Messaging Service standard version 2.0, which provides a secure method for exchanging electronic business transactions using the internet, was approved by the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) at a recent election by consortium members. ebXML Messaging is one of a suite …
ComputerWire, 10 Sep 2002
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Hutchison to push 3G with cheap voice calls

Europe's first 3G network service will make cheap flat-rate voice calls a main plank of its challenge to established operators when it enters service in the UK later this year.
ComputerWire, 10 Sep 2002
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Microsoft identifies source of Windows 2000 attacks

Microsoft Corp is blaming users' failure to apply listed security measures for an "unexplained" surge in attempted hacks against Windows 2000-based servers. Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft yesterday said it has determined a spate of hacks against Windows 2000-based servers do not exploit product-related security …
ComputerWire, 10 Sep 2002
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AOL reduces ad outlook

AOL Time Warner Inc yesterday said the performance of its America Online Inc online unit will not be as good as expected, due to "the continued softness" in online advertising. But the company said that, as a whole, it will hit estimates. "America Online's full-year advertising and commerce revenues are tracking to $1.7bn …
ComputerWire, 10 Sep 2002

Sun tweaks entry servers with faster CPUs

Sun Microsystems Inc will today put faster processors in two of its most popular entry servers so it can keep pace with the competition in the low-end Unix, Wintel, and Lintel server markets that still drive the bulk of its server shipments and a large portion of its annual revenues, Timothy Prickett Morgan writes. The Sun …
ComputerWire, 10 Sep 2002
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Esat BT launches flat-rate Net service

Esat BT has become the second ISP in Ireland to begin selling a limited flat-rate Internet product, readying users for a true flat-rate service next year.
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Are Apple's Emagic switch rebates enough?

Some 60,000 users of Emagic Logic software hold the key to Apple's future in the audio business, and despite a $1300 rebate on the table to Windows users, it might not be enough.
Andrew Orlowski, 10 Sep 2002
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Rare deal for Microsoft

British developer Rare, the legendary studio founded by the Stamper brothers, is thought to have been bought by Microsoft in a deal worth between £250 million and £350 million – with an official announcement expected at X02 in Seville later this month.
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Intel says there's more to like than speed

Intel president and COO Paul Otellini conceded speed might not be everything as he delivered the opening keynote address at the vendor's developer forum in San Jose yesterday, Joe Fay writes. While Otellini debuted faster versions of the vendor's mainline Pentium 4 processor, he also said that eventually other factors …
ComputerWire, 10 Sep 2002
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PC slump hits ATI sales

Weak sales in the PC market are having a knock-on effect on ATI. The graphics chipmaker now estimates that revenues for Q4, ended August 31, 2001, are expected to be in the range of US $235 million to US $240 million. Earnings will be flatter than a flat pancake - between 0 and 2 cents a share. In June, the company forecast Q4 earnings 5-7 cents a share.
Drew Cullen, 10 Sep 2002
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Apple preps OS X-only booting

Apple is to switch to Mac OS X-only booting for new Mac PCs, starting January.
Drew Cullen, 10 Sep 2002
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Oftel plans BT leased-line wholesale cuts

Telecoms regulator Oftel has tabled measures that would force BT to slash the price it charges rivals to provide leased lines using its network.
John Leyden, 10 Sep 2002
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And with one bound Engage is debt free

Engage, the ad-serving firm, can at last present a credible alternative to Doubleclick, after breaking free from the $40m debt owed to ailing parent CMGI.
Drew Cullen, 10 Sep 2002
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Intel's new chip for security Renaissance

Hideous viruses and terrifying hackers will soon be neutralized so that the computing public might finally doze blissfully in a cocoon of safety, Intel announced yesterday at the Developers' Forum. The proposed solution is LaGrande -- which is not, as it sounds, a genteelized pickup truck for suburban use, but a hardware system which will control your computing experience for your own good. It will prevent you from doing silly things by sandboxing numerous risky processes and apparently establishing a secure sanctum sanctorum on one's HDD along lines of the IBM rapid restore gimmick.
Thomas C Greene, 10 Sep 2002
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Reg envies Billg's omnipotence

FOTW Your article sounded like nothing but Nazi anti-Intel, Microsoft (Wintel) propaganda to me. I can see in a few years time when still nobody listens to you about upgrading their computers you start spouting stuff like 'Intel and Microsoft use mind control on your children' or 'Buying Intel and Microsoft Products will give you cancer'. Why do you hate these companies so much, is it that they posses powers you don't? Is it that they have such awe-inspiring control over our industry, is it that their products are significantly more expensive than their competitors, or is it you wish you were in their position and you had the ability to do what they do?
Thomas C Greene, 10 Sep 2002
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IE 6 SP1 omits fixes for 20 outstanding flaws

Researchers have discovered that inadequate security restrictions in Internet Explorer make it possible for an attacker to execute script on any Web page that containing frames.
John Leyden, 10 Sep 2002
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AOL UK creates 125 jobs (In Ireland)

Would you Adam and Eve it - some good news for a change. AOL UK is creating 125 new jobs at its call centre in Waterford, Ireland, to cope with an increase in demand for its services.
Tim Richardson, 10 Sep 2002
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Hyperlink case ‘not on priority list’ – BT CEO

The head of BT is waiting to hear back from lawyers in the US before deciding his next move concerning the telco's claim to own hyperlinks.
Tim Richardson, 10 Sep 2002
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Sendo ships self-destructing Stinker phone SDK

Microsoft's flagship phone vendor Sendo is poised to ship the much-delayed smartphone to its developers, but there's a catch.
Andrew Orlowski, 10 Sep 2002
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Yes! We now have Banias!

Updated Phwoarr! Intel enlisted a Randy Plumber to showcase its Banias mobile processor at its Developer Forum keynote in San Jose this morning, although those of us hoping for a cameo by Robin Askwithhimself - or even something saucier - were disappointed.
Andrew Orlowski, 10 Sep 2002
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Intel drops dual-core Itanic hint

Intel dropped the strongest hint yet that it will build dual core processors based on the IA-64 architecture, at its Developer Forum in San Jose.
Andrew Orlowski, 10 Sep 2002
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Insecurity plagues US emergency alert system

A national alert system that gives the president the ability to take over the U.S. airwaves during a national crisis may inadvertently extend hackers the same courtesy, thanks to security holes that put radio stations, television broadcasters and cable TV companies at risk of being commandeered by anyone with a little …
Kevin Poulsen, 10 Sep 2002