25th > November > 2002 Archive

Microsoft and AOL neck-and-neck in Nielsens

ComputerWire, 25 Nov 2002

IBM outs WebSphere 5.0

ComputerWire, 25 Nov 2002

Vodafone goes a wireless bundle with PC makers

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.
ElectricNews.net, 25 Nov 2002

BT firms MSN broadband alliance

BT and Microsoft are on close to announcing their latest venture together to bring broadband access and content to the UK.
Tim Richardson, 25 Nov 2002

BTopenworld denies plans to ditch domain

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.
Tim Richardson, 25 Nov 2002

Lawyers fear misuse of cyber murder law

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.
Kevin Poulsen, 25 Nov 2002

Merde! Alcatel LAN switch ships with backdoor access

Some versions of Alcatel's LAN switch software can yield backdoor access to crackers, the company warns.
John Leyden, 25 Nov 2002

Personal music stations for 3G phones

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.
John Leyden, 25 Nov 2002

Tech savvy are gagging for 3G

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.
John Leyden, 25 Nov 2002

3G games for Women!

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.
IT-Analysis, 25 Nov 2002

France Telecom escapes from MobilCom 3G deal

ComputerWire, 25 Nov 2002

Intel gives leg-up to UK pro gaming

In South Korea, top pro-gamers are gods. Their tournaments are televised, the winners are garlanded with fame and money.
Drew Cullen, 25 Nov 2002

Orange issues refunds after double dipping accounts

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.
Drew Cullen, 25 Nov 2002

eBay scam site nipped in the bud

A spate of emails inviting eBay customers to divulge usernames and passwords to a scam site reached epidemic proportions last week.
John Leyden, 25 Nov 2002

BT Broadband price remains fixed

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.
Tim Richardson, 25 Nov 2002

RM in ‘recovery mode’

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.
Drew Cullen, 25 Nov 2002

Sun buffs blades

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.
Andrew Orlowski, 25 Nov 2002