6th > November > 2002 Archive
Judge CKK for Supreme Court!
Seattlement LettersSome letters prompted by our coverage of the decision by Judge Consonant-Klatter to uphold the DoJ-Microsoft deal.
A kinder, gentler Perens is going Global now
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.
'No more music CDs without copy protection,' claims BMG unit
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.
Carphone Warehouse buys Opal Telecom
The Carphone Warehouse is to offer fixed-line telco services to its high street customers following its acquisition of Opal Telecom.
S Korea to invest $11bn on broadband
South Korea is to spend a whopping $11bn on bringing a 1Mbps broadband service to every household in the country by 2005.
Megabeam rolls out Euro WLAN network
Megabeam, the pan-European wireless Internet service provider, has set the pricing for its WLAN hotspot service for the first time.
BT and Microsoft attempt to dominate UK broadband
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 PDAs to hit the market in two weeks
Dell says it will begin selling handheld devices in mid-November, as long-time PDA makers like Palm and HP wait for the onslaught.
Tablet PCs go niche in 2003 – Gartner
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.
Three held in Ericsson spy riddle
Police in Sweden has detained three people on suspicion of spying against mobile phone giant Ericsson.
Gartner slams 3G navel gazing
The mobile industry is forgetting consumers in its obsession with debts, doubts and delays surrounding third generation mobile phones.
Gang of Four set W-CDMA royalty cap
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.