Pipex in ADSL promo
Pipex - which has more than 50,000 broadband punters - has announced a brace of offers designed to tempt Net users to sign up to its service.
49k sign up to Freeserve broadband
Freeserve had 49,000 broadband punters in the UK at the end of December, according to figures just released by parent Wanadoo.
Intel grabs market share in Q4
Intel's Q4 revenue was $7.2bn, 3 per cent up on Q4, 2001. Net income was $1bn, advancing 108 per cent on the same period in 2001.
mm02 accused of euro price fudging
In Brief: A group of German consumers has accused mm02 of sneaking price rises when converting from deutschemark to euro. Now it is taking the mobile phone network's German unit to the European Court of Justice, Sueddeutsche Zeitung reports, by way of Bloomberg. ®
Hardware sales carry on falling at Morse
Morse's Q2 sales to 31 December, fell to £92m (2001: #115m), contributing to a slump in interims of £185m (2001: £226m).
MS plays the security card in Gov shared source retread
Microsoft yesterday announced the Government Security Program, an initiative intended to provide governments and agencies with "controlled access... subject to certain licensing restrictions" to Microsoft source code. The announcement was accompanied by great amazement and astonishment in the public prints. Remarkably, this "unprecedented move" (Reuters) looks not entirely dissimilar to the Microsoft Government Shared Source Licensing Program, which has been available (to general disinterest) for some considerable time.
Microsoft Ireland confirms job cuts
Microsoft Ireland on Tuesday confirmed that about 55 staff would be made redundant, as 113 positions move to locations outside Ireland.
Ringtone royalties top $71m
Songwriters collected $71m (£44m) last year in royalties from the sale of mobile phone ringtones.
Counterpane receives $20m funding
Counterpane Internet Security Inc, which provides security-monitoring services, said yesterday it has secured $20m in series D funding from new and existing investors. The company will put the money towards growing its sales and marketing activities.
Receivers called in at Rage
Following the closure of its credit line yesterday and the suspension of its shares on the London Stock Exchange, embattled British publisher Rage has been in discussion with bank receivers today and a transfer of ownership could take place within the next 24 to 48 hours, according to sources within the company.
My usability study is better than yours
A row has broken out over claims that the Web sites of many of the UK's top companies are 'wallowing in mediocrity'.
Piracy: Music, Software v. Hollywood
The music and computer industries have come out against any moves by the US government to embed anti-piracy technology in software and consumer electronic devices. This puts them in a different camp from Hollywood's mouthpiece, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), which supports government-mandated technology.
Transmeta builds crypto into Crusoe
Transmeta yesterday said it has begun sampling versions of its Crusoe TM5800 processor embedded with proprietary security technologies.
Goldman Sachs issues gloomy IT spending outlook
Pre-Christmas gloom amongst IT managers means technology spending is likely to decline this year, instead of growing, according to research released by investment bank Goldman Sachs yesterday.
Welsh virus writer to be sentenced next Tuesday
A 21-old Welsh Web designer who pleaded guilty to creating and distributing three mass mailer viruses is due to be sentenced at Southwark Crown Court next Tuesday.
Freeserve abandons plan to change name to Wanadoo
Freeserve has shelved plans to change it name to Wanadoo.
Disk storage sales carry on slumping
With "just say no" the dictum for storage buying, IDC has estimated that total worldwide spending on external disk storage systems slumped to $13.3bn last year, down 24% on 2001.
Friendly fire – Product Activation zaps new XP Plus! pack
Microsoft latest add-on for Windows XP, Plus! Digital Media Edition, has fallen foul of Windows Product Activation. Numerous purchasers are finding it impossible to install, and are being confronted by the comforting message "Plus! Digital Media Edition uses Microsoft Product Activation to help prevent software piracy. Please have an administrator run Plus! Digital Media Edition on this machine and go through the Microsoft Plus! Product Activation Wizard. Once that is complete, you will be able to run Plus! Digital Media Edition normally."