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Thus inches towards the black

Thus only needs £60m or so to take it through to profitability by March 2004 ( a year earlier than previously planned), or in its words "free cash flow breakeven on a sustainable basis".
Drew Cullen, 04 Nov 2002

Hutchison 3G in launch date slippage

Hutchison Wampoa won't set launch dates for 3G services in Europe, in order to avoid any embarrassment.
Drew Cullen, 04 Nov 2002

BT in free broadband promo

BT is offering free use of its high street broadband Internet kiosks as part of a promo to plug the service.
Tim Richardson, 04 Nov 2002

MS job ad seeks evangelist to ‘demolish competition’

Now that pesky antitrust action is out of the way, it's back to business as usual at Microsoft. The kind and gentle convicted monopolist is now seeking a Developer Evangelist who can: “Demolish competition by knowing everything they do and thwarting their every move in the relevant spaces.”
John Lettice, 04 Nov 2002

BT to undershoot sales targets

ComputerWire, 04 Nov 2002

IBM goes cheap(er) with pSeries Express Configuration

ComputerWire, 04 Nov 2002

Micron calls for US penalty tariffs on Korean DRAM makers

ComputerWire, 04 Nov 2002

Wireless drives chip growth

ComputerWire, 04 Nov 2002

Moodys cuts Nortel and Lucent ratings (again)

Credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service delivered a bleak verdict on the telecom equipment sector's prospects on Friday, when it downgraded Nortel Networks Corp and Lucent Technologies Inc from junk to even junkier.
ComputerWire, 04 Nov 2002

EMC loses storage crown to Hitachi – briefly

ComputerWire, 04 Nov 2002

UK ‘sleepwalking towards broadband monopoly’

The UK is "sleepwalking towards a broadband monopoly" unless BT is stripped of its dominance over the UK's telecoms network.
Tim Richardson, 04 Nov 2002

AMD strongarms into low-power handhelds

UpdatedIntel isn't alone in integrated wireless technologies into mobile chipsets with its forthcoming Banias processor. AMD says the first fruits of its Alchemy acquisition are now sampling, tieing 802.11 wireless to a low-power, MIPS core. Alchemy was founded by Rich Witek, the brains behind the StrongARMs and one of the designers of DEC's Alpha processor.
Andrew Orlowski, 04 Nov 2002

DC court blooper 2 – MS verdict emailed two hours early

The early escape of the Microsoft verdict was more widespread and serious than first appeared. Initially it seemed that the court's techies had just made the documents available on the site, without flagging them, one hour and 40 minutes before they should have been available; however, it is now clear that it began sending out the decision via email well in advance of the official 4.30pm release.
John Lettice, 04 Nov 2002

SOAP 1.2 stumbles on IP blocks

With the ratifications of the proposed SOAP 1.2 standard within spitting distance, a number of intellectual property issues are proving stubbornly hard to shift. To date, standards body the W3C has cleared hundreds of hurdles in defining SOAP 1.2 but it has failed so far to overcome 11 IP issues.
IT-Analysis, 04 Nov 2002

Email deletion bug bites Norton Internet Security

A serious bug within Norton Internet Security 2003 is responsible for the unexplained deletion of emails for some users.
John Leyden, 04 Nov 2002

UK Govt slammed for duff Web sites

The UK Government's Web sites are a shambles and in urgent need of an overhaul, according to an independent report published today.
Tim Richardson, 04 Nov 2002

How did Microsoft end up policing Microsoft?

AnalysisI've been reading Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly's decision to affirm the DoJ-Microsoft Seattlement in great detail this weekend, with one thing in particular growing from a small seed of a doubt, but gradually fomenting into a terrible and inescapable conclusion.
Andrew Orlowski, 04 Nov 2002
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German secret service taps phones, bills buggees

A software error is being blamed for an incident in which mobile phone users discovered they were being bugged by German secret squirrels.
Tim Richardson, 04 Nov 2002

IBM intros Gallatin servers

IBM today revamped its line of Intel servers with four and eight-way eServer systems based on "second generation" 2.0GHz Intel Xeon MP, or Gallatin, processors.
John Leyden, 04 Nov 2002

Mississippi tops software piracy roll of shame

Mississippi flouts software licensing regulations more than any other state in the Union.
John Leyden, 04 Nov 2002

Nintendo confirms long-term console plans

Nintendo has no plans to hang up its joypad. That’s the news from Peter MacDougall, Nintendo of America's VP of sales and marketing, who has told critics that Nintendo will remain a platform holder in both the handheld and living room arenas for the foreseeable future, with work on successors to both GBA and GameCube already underway.
gamesindustry.biz, 04 Nov 2002

Axe man hacks man over hacking fears

A family friend who linked the PCs of two brothers together was attacked with an axe after one suspected he'd hacked into his machine, a Scottish court heard today.
John Leyden, 04 Nov 2002

BT develops talking SMS for the blind

BT wants someone with pots of cash to help it develop a talking SMS system for people with sight difficulties.
Tim Richardson, 04 Nov 2002

In victory, Microsoft morphs into IBM, and loses it

CommentaryThroughout the antitrust trial Microsoft executives have seen it as vitally important that they avoid the legal threat turning Microsoft into IBM. Big Blue itself faced a major antitrust action in the 80s, and although it eventually emerged relatively intact (apparently), it did so with a large gaggle of lawyers attached to it for ever more, and with a deep paranoia/paralysis engendered by fear of antitrust.
John Lettice, 04 Nov 2002

Nokia fusing radios, cameras and games consoles

Nokia unveiled six new handsets at its annual mobile internet conference today, but the much anticipated Communicator refresh didn't take place.
Andrew Orlowski, 04 Nov 2002