22nd > October > 2002 Archive

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Sage 'encouraged,' on target for 12% growth

Accountancy software vendor Sage Group Plc claims to be on course to meet market expectations when it posts its earnings for the year to September 30. Analysts expect the Newcastle, UK-based company to increase pre-tax profit by 12% to £136.2m ($211.1m), maintaining the growth rate it recorded last year. Although Sage was …
ComputerWire, 22 Oct 2002
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SGI puts brave face on missed Q1 target

Silicon Graphics Inc fell short of expectations in its first quarter, but insisted upcoming product launches would set it back on track. Sales at the Mountain View, California-based company were $241.7m in the quarter ending September 27, down 36.3% on the year. Operating losses were $40.4m, down from losses of $46.6m last …
ComputerWire, 22 Oct 2002
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Google sued by search optimism company

Google Inc has been sued by a search engine optimization company, which claims Google deliberately altered its ranking when it realized the SEO company was competing with it. Search King Inc, of Oklahoma City, wants an injunction and $75,000 damages for alleged loss of business. Search King launched a service in August …
ComputerWire, 22 Oct 2002
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MS delays Mira until 2003

Microsoft Corp has delayed the introduction of its handheld "home companion" technology, Mira, until the New Year. Microsoft had hoped to introduce the technology, officially known as Windows CE for Smart Diaplays, in time for its OEM partners to capitalize on the lucrative holiday season. Mira will now receive its US and …
ComputerWire, 22 Oct 2002
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UK ISPs oppose data retention

UK ISPs are refusing to voluntarily implement the Home Office's controversial data retention scheme.
John Leyden, 22 Oct 2002
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Britain needs broadband shake up

The race to reengineer the Internet before the global network suffers a consumer backlash has been lost.
John Leyden, 22 Oct 2002
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Ghostly 419: The scam from beyond the grave

So great was the demand for our last Nigerian 419 t-shirt, and so indignant the protests when we discontinued it, that we have decided to offer a second limited edition.
Lester Haines, 22 Oct 2002
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Ballmer baulks at Oz Xbox chippers charter

Microsoft's efforts so far to obstruct Xbox mod chips have been relatively trivial, and simple for the modders to circumvent. The most recent redesign, for example, was dealt with inside a week. But on his recent Australian adventure Microsoft president Steve Ballmer dispensed one of the clearest policy statements on Xbox so far - Microsoft intends Xbox to be a closed system and to stay that way, and will use both technical and legal avenues to protect it.
John Lettice, 22 Oct 2002
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Telecoms union calls for universal broadband

Broadband should be available in every home and business in the UK, according to the Communications Workers Union (CWU).
Tim Richardson, 22 Oct 2002
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BT confirms seven more areas to get ADSL

BT has confirmed today that Todmorden - along with six other areas - is to get broadband.
Tim Richardson, 22 Oct 2002
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Via has ultra small PC mobo – now, where do you put it?

Via Technologies was in town yesterday extolling the virtues of its Mini-ITX form factor boards, and showing a couple of designs that at least give you an idea of where a PC based on a board measuring 170x170mm might end up. The Mini-ITX now comes in fanless and fanned flavours, based on the Eden ESP processor core and the C3 E-Series respectively, and yes indeed you can install Windows XP on them and have an extremely small PC - but that, in our estimation, is not the point, and we don't think Via thinks that's the point either.
John Lettice, 22 Oct 2002
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PGP reborn makes its pitch for the mainstream

Encryption products need to become as easy and transparent to use as AV software packages.
John Leyden, 22 Oct 2002
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Root server DoS attack slows net

A denial of service attack on the Internet's root DNS servers that began last night continues to vex users today.
Andrew Orlowski, 22 Oct 2002
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Case mods for the masses

Creators of strange and beautiful PC cases: come out of your basements.
Andrew Orlowski, 22 Oct 2002