Sun Microsystems Inc is today expected to announce what is believed to be the industry's first identity sever based on Liberty Alliance Project specifications for federated network identity.
Cable & Wireless Plc has bowed to the demand of irate investors and has appointed experienced outsider Richard Lapthorne as chairman - a move that is expected to be the precursor to the departure of chief executive Graham Wallace.
Borland Software Corp executives will spend the next three months evaluating the impact of recent acquisitions and plot strategic goals for the company, to be executed in the next two years, writes Gavin Clarke.
Groupe Bull SA has announced the launch of a new Linux server and software stack called LinuxExpress, which includes hardware, services and open source software for web, groupware, application servers, and high availability.
US technology companies have been criticised for failing to match their foreign counterparts when it comes to electronics recycling and reducing hazardous waste.
Sun Microsystems is planning to integrate the hardware it gained with the purchase of smart storage switching start-up Pirus Networks Inc with what it described as "large scale" disk arrays - which is likely to mean the high-end Hitachi Lightning arrays it resells under its own brand.
PlayStation 2 sold more than 6.5 million units worldwide during the month spanning Thanksgiving and Christmas, compared to five million units during the same period the previous year, Sony says.
A £6.2m consignment of Intel chips was stolen under the nose of a courier at Heathrow airport yesterday.
Steve Case is to quit his position as chairman of AOL Time Warner in May claiming his departure is in the "best interest of the company".
Friends Reunited is up for sale and there's a £25m+ price tag on its head. The school and college reunion site has appointed BDO Stoy Hayward to find a trade buyer or a management buy-in team, and the process is "quite advanced", co-founder Stephen Pankhurst told the Sunday Times yesterday.
California's attorney general has accused Hewlett-Packard of misleading court investigators by hiring its expert witness in a case concerning defective floppy disk controllers found in millions of PCs.
The British public is voting enthusiastically for ID cards, claims Home Office minister and long-standing Blair bagman Lord Falconer. Or at least, the "around 1,500 people and organisations [who] have sent in their comments" to the current consultation exercise have split two to one in favour, while "450 volunteers" who're apparently being experimented on are even more pro.
NTL has finally - finally - emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
There's precious little sign of any let-up on the virus front, with the emergence of a new mass-mailing worm.
If we asked readers to nominate the most unlikely product for Reg branding, it's likely that a Yo-Yo would be close to the top of the list. And condoms of course, but that's stretching it a bit, even for us. So, after due consideration, we decided not to penetrate the prophylactic market, but rather push back the envelope of …
BT Retail, the customer-facing part of the monster telco, has finally decided to pass on price cuts to its broadband consumers - cuts announced by BT's wholesale division last year.
Kevin Mitnick's 'lost' bio
The recent book "The Art of Deception" by Kevin Mitnick and co-author William Simon is without question the most readable and enjoyable text on computer security that I've ever encountered.
Sick and tired of a revolving door justice system that lets hackers skate with just a few measly years in prison? Or do you think that the courts are already too hard on online miscreants who sometimes go up the creek for longer than many killers?
Freeserve has signed up a Hartlepool-based company to provide support for its broadband customers after ending a contract with Dixons.
The US has launched a spam offensive in the hopes of persuading senior Iraqi officials to defect.
A story at Linux Business Week, originally published by Client Server News, raised a ruckus in the Linux community. SCO, it said, had drafted a press release that detailed plans to cash in on its Unix patents, either by charging an extra license fee to users of its Linux distribution, or by "pressing infringement claims" against other Linux distributions, possibly even to fellow members of the UnitedLinux tribe.
AOL lifted a block on email from ISP Demon this afternoon, after a sudden surge of spam messages provoked AOL into rejecting all email from Demon users last Friday.