20th > January > 2003 Archive

All clear sounded on ITV Digital STBs

Around a million or so customers of ITV Digital won't have to cough up £40 to keep their set top boxes (STB) after all, following a deal between the liquidators of the failed digital TV outfit and media giants Carlton and Granada.
Tim Richardson, 20 Jan 2003

Armed raiders steal £840,000 in computer kit

Armed robbers made off with approximately £840,000 of computer equipment after a raid on a warehouse on the outskirts of London last Friday morning.
John Leyden, 20 Jan 2003

SEC investigation of EDS goes formal

ComputerWire, 20 Jan 2003

Ex-NTL boss in line for top OFCOM job

Stephen Carter - the former MD and COO of NTL - is in line for a top job at the new monster communications regulator, OFCOM.
Tim Richardson, 20 Jan 2003

Iomega cash pile looks tempting takeover target

ComputerWire, 20 Jan 2003

Sex.com could cost VeriSign $100m, says suit

ComputerWire, 20 Jan 2003

MS bids to intercept Unix defectors at LinuxWorld

ComputerWire, 20 Jan 2003

NTL suspends employee over ntlhell.co.uk hack

An NTL employee could lose his job concerning allegations that he was behind a New Year's eve hack of ntlhell.co.uk.
Tim Richardson, 20 Jan 2003

US senate takes aim at spam, spectrum, broadband

ComputerWire, 20 Jan 2003

MS announces Windows Media 9 DRM tool, music alliances

Microsoft has moved itself a little closer to its goal of becoming the entertainment industry's vendor of choice for Digital Rights Management. Today it announced the release of the Windows Media 9 Data Session Toolkit, together with key customers for the technology.
John Lettice, 20 Jan 2003
Cat 5 cable

IBM begins $500m iSeries revamp

IBM today announced a revamp of its iSeries mid-range server line geared to breathing fresh life into the venerable technology through a two-year, $500 million marketing push.
John Leyden, 20 Jan 2003

ABIT puts security on the motherboard

ABIT today launched server motherboards featuring integrated security processors, with a promise to slash the cost of building security appliances.
John Leyden, 20 Jan 2003

Freeserve blames ‘human error’ for mailshot login bungle

Freeserve has blamed "human error" for bungling a mailshot to new customers which contained the log-in details of other people.
Tim Richardson, 20 Jan 2003

Five years jail for mobile phone VAT fraudster

A fraudster was jailed for five years on Friday after been found guilty of involvement in a multi-million pound mobile phone VAT fraud scam.
John Leyden, 20 Jan 2003

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