6th > November > 2002 Archive
LetterA warning from Australia:-
Seattlement LettersSome letters prompted by our coverage of the decision by Judge Consonant-Klatter to uphold the DoJ-Microsoft deal.
One thing you have to admire about Bruce Perens: he has lots of ideas and he's not afraid to implement them. Before the door was fully closed behind him at HP, he started Sincere Choice to counter Microsoft's "Software Choice" initiative. Now he's heading up a new non-profit: the Global Technology Policy Institute.
Faced with adverse publicity to copy protection on CDs, a year ago Bertelsmann Music Group bravely gave in and promised to replace a clutch of Natalie Imbruglia CDs which were protected by Midbar's Cactus Data Shield. But a year is a long time, BMG is at it again, this time apparently set on applying copy protection to all its music products.
The Carphone Warehouse is to offer fixed-line telco services to its high street customers following its acquisition of Opal Telecom.
When irrationality abounds, what can we turn to but science?
South Korea is to spend a whopping $11bn on bringing a 1Mbps broadband service to every household in the country by 2005.
Megabeam, the pan-European wireless Internet service provider, has set the pricing for its WLAN hotspot service for the first time.
BT (the UK's dominant telco) has teamed up with Microsoft (the world's dominant software company) in a bid, no doubt, to dominate the UK's broadband sector.
Dell says it will begin selling handheld devices in mid-November, as long-time PDA makers like Palm and HP wait for the onslaught.
Tomorrow, November 7, is as you all know Tablet PC Launch Day. We can expect a raft of form factors and price points from the serried ranks of notebook makers and rebadgers.
Police in Sweden has detained three people on suspicion of spying against mobile phone giant Ericsson.
The mobile industry is forgetting consumers in its obsession with debts, doubts and delays surrounding third generation mobile phones.
It's taken months around the negotiating table, but today four leading mobile phone firms agreed to reduce royalties for W-CDMA patents, ensuring that payments comprise no more than five per cent of equipment costs.
A combined security package from Anonymizer and UK firm ArticSoftUsers gives users the chance to surf the Web anonymously and protect confidential data from prying eyes with.