1st > November > 2002 Archive
Nokia will attempt to revive its own 9000 series communicator with a new model on Monday, according to reports. The clamshell"9230" will be a triband, GPRS model capable of MMS picture messaging, reckons Swedish phone mag Mobil.
Another year, another ruling. This year's Microsoft antitrust judge, Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, is to "issue opinions in the Microsoft cases" around 4.30pm EDT today, after the markets have closed in the US. PDFs of her opinions will be posted at that time, and they'll also be sent out to "interested parties."
So, bargain basement broadband ISP, ET Global Solutions, has gone titsup.com.
AOL UK has appointed former a BBC man, David Wolffe, as Chief Financial Officer.
The Wi-Fi Alliance aims to make it easier to build robust security into wireless LANS with the announcement yesterday of a successor to the flawed WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) protocol.
LettersLetters Earlier this week we covered proposed UK legislation on use of mobile phones in cars, noting that the consultation document didn't seem particularly Bluetooth aware, and appeared to some extent to be banning quite a bit of the functionality of Bluetooth.
BT is to introduce a pre-pay system for its fixed-line phone customers in a bid to reduce consumer debt at the telco.
A further four exchanges are to be converted to ADSL, BT Wholesale has confirmed.
Cisco used this week's Broadband DSL Forum in Berlin to promote fibre-based Ethernet access as an alternative, far faster broadband technology for homes and businesses.
The physics establishment appears to be unable to decide whether papers submitted by two former French TV presenters are a scientific breakthrough or an elaborate hoax. The debunking to date has been done on Usenet groups and informally, over the Internet.
Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly has given her backing to the Microsoft-DoJ proposed settlement of the antitrust case, and has rejected the dissenting states' arguments for stiffer measures against the company. Her final judgment, published here today, (but you're likely to have to wait a while before you can get through to it) to all intents and purposes repeats the terms of the deal widely derided as the 'Seattlement.'