25th > November > 2002 Archive
There's not much between Microsoft Corp and AOL Time Warner Inc in the latest eyeball ratings from Nielsen//NetRatings, which for the first time include metrics from usage of internet applications other than just browsers. According to Nielsen, in October Microsoft-owned brands had a unique audience of 92.619 million, …
IBM will push Web services and simplified management and administration in the latest version of its delayed WebSphere application server, expected to launch today. WebSphere 5.0 features SOAP parsing, UDDI repository, Java and a number of open source technologies that IBM claims speeds performance of Web services and …
Vodafone has signed deals with the world's top hardware manufacturers to have the mobile operator's GPRS settings pre-installed on laptops and PDAs.
BT and Microsoft are on close to announcing their latest venture together to bring broadband access and content to the UK.
There's confusion about the future of BT's mass market ISP after internal sources told customers that it has plans to ditch its BTopenworld domain.
A genuine cyber murder may never happen outside the pages of tabloid newspapers and Tom Clancy novels, but defense attorneys say that won't keep federal prosecutors from getting some mileage out of a provision in the newly-passed Homeland Security bill that dictates a maximum sentence of life imprisonment without parole for computer hackers with homicide in their hearts.
Some versions of Alcatel's LAN switch software can yield backdoor access to crackers, the company warns.
Ten European music and mobile phone firms are banding together to get punters tuning into their own personal music stations using next generation mobile phones.
DIY PC builders and broadband subscribers are among those keenest to become early adopters of 3G, according to a survey by mobile reail chain The Link.
We haven't heard too much in the way of hype from the mobile network operators of late. Instead they seem to be focusing their efforts on developing real deliverables, real solutions and less inane warbling about solutions which clearly are not going to materialise for a good few years yet.
France Telecom SA has reached an "amicable" deal with German mobile carrier MobilCom AG that ends its obligation to help the company develop a 3G network. Under the agreement, France Telecom will participate in a plan to shut down the German UMTS business, contributing up to 580m euros ($580m). The only prospect of a …
In South Korea, top pro-gamers are gods. Their tournaments are televised, the winners are garlanded with fame and money.
Tens of thousands of Orange UK customers had their bank accounts double-dipped after a foul-up between the mobile phone company and its bank.
A spate of emails inviting eBay customers to divulge usernames and passwords to a scam site reached epidemic proportions last week.
BT has no plans at present to cut the price of its frill-less, access only BT Broadband product following today's confirmation of a joint marketing agreement with MSN.
RM, the UK's biggest computer systems supplier to schools, made a full year post-tax loss of £4.8m but - little consolation this - didn't do quite as badly as it was expected to.
Sun has given its Netra blades a major upgrade. The new systems are pitched firmly at telcos, and major on high availability rather the ultra dense, low-power pitch that RLX aims at hosting facilities.