Microprocessor ForumAMD and Intel packed the floor with their staff at yesterday's server Q&A at the Forum. Questions from employees - inevitably to the opposition - dominated the session. AMD fielded VP and chip CTO Fred Webber, and Intel put Robert Yung, enterprise platforms CTO into the firing line.
The server on which Microsoft makes its beta programs available for testing has been infiltrated by outsiders who have downloaded an unspecified cornucopia of programs. Among the items available are forthcoming editions of Win-XP, .NET Server, and some confidential works in progress.
Microprocessor ForumTexas Instruments had a very low profile at this year's Microprocessor Forum. Like Sun, with whom they shared a table outside the press room, they officially weren't there. Or at least not presenting.
LettersSome good may come out of the great webcasting betrayal - exclusively reported here and here - if the ire directed against the Recording Industry Association of America unites artists and broadcasters.
A couple of weeks ago we linked to a weblog by Beth Goza, the marketing manager at Microsoft responsible for selling PocketPC to the world. Bravely, Beth used the blog to wrestle with her conscience over whether it was OK to cheat at XBox games.
Moby Monkey - which was slapped with a record £50,000 fine in the summer for sending misleading spam text messages - has been fined again.
AnalysisFollowing up on our slightly baffled take on Microsoft's new product lifecycle policy, which was announced earlier this week, senior marketing manager Lars Ahlgren called us up with a few clarifications. And although the big list of products is still currently messy (Lars says this should be fixed shortly) the core new policy is actually pretty positive, and has some interesting implications and consequences.
Net users in the US still don't trust that their personal information is safe when they're online.
Shares in Fibernet slipped in trading this morning after the alternative carrier reported a pre-tax loss of £91m.
BT and satellite TV broadcaster, Sky, have completed a mutual back-scratching exercise aimed at providing a bundle of services to compete directly with cablecos.
Two factor authentication, using secure tokens is being backed as an alternative to digital certificates by a UK company, which is enjoying support from the Parliamentary All Party Export Group.
The UK, Ireland and Italy could see better-than-expected growth in IT spending next year, according to Gartner.
Novell yesterday fleshed out its plans to address the secure identity management market, as part of its attempt to reinvent its business around three key areas.
BTopenworld has signed up Brightmail to tackle the junk mail bombarding its users' accounts. It is to install Brightmail Solution Suite at the SMTP gateway, to hoover up spam before it reaches users.
Wall Street is always grateful to hear of job cuts, and Sun's decision to shed 11 per cent of its staff - or 4,400 people - saw its stock rally by almost ten per cent.