22nd > January > 2003 Archive

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Dude, your cryptic hand gestures are baffling and utterly inadequate

Letters Re: Dude, you've got selective amnesia!
Andrew Orlowski, 22 Jan 2003

Oracle and customers still at odds over 10.7

First-day announcements from Oracle AppsWorld in San Diego, California were low key with Oracle Corp continuing with its long-held theme of customer take-up for 11i, and customer satisfaction, supplemented with the announcement of additional product and service bundles aimed at easing implementation. The Redmond, …
ComputerWire, 22 Jan 2003

HP rolls out Versastor, by way of Brocade

Signaling the start of what is very likely to be the year that big suppliers begin shipping storage virtualization products, Hewlett Packard Co yesterday said that it is finally set to roll out its long-awaited Versastor technology, writes Tim Stammers. The announcement also gives Brocade Communications Systems Inc a boost …
ComputerWire, 22 Jan 2003
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C&W waves goodbye to Wallace

Cable & Wireless Plc is parting company with chief executive Graham Wallace, a man held responsible by angry investors for bringing the company to its knees by burning its cash pile on a series of internet acquisitions that have left it nursing huge losses. The company said yesterday that Wallace would continue to be …
ComputerWire, 22 Jan 2003
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Search firms upgrade relevance, bells, whistles

Fast Search & Transfer ASA and Ask Jeeves Inc both yesterday introduced upgrades to their web search engines, hoping to attract and retain more users as search becomes an increasingly lucrative web business. Jeeves said it has launched version 2.0 of the Teoma search engine it acquired late 2001 and went live with a year …
ComputerWire, 22 Jan 2003
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RealNetworks goes live with Helix DNA Server

RealNetworks Inc will today release the third and final piece of its Helix open-source streaming media system, with which it hopes to become the de facto standard streaming media software provider on the internet, Kevin Murphy writes. CEO Rob Glaser is set to make the announcement at the LinuxWorld trade show in New York …
ComputerWire, 22 Jan 2003
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Yahoo! offers! small! biz! hosting!

Yahoo! is to offer Web hosting services for small businesses in US. Three tariffs are available, costing $11.95, $19.95 and $39.95 each per month and set up fees ranging from $15 to $25. Support for PHP and MySQL is provided with the most expensive plan.
Drew Cullen, 22 Jan 2003
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Oftel orders cut in mobile phone charges

The UK's four mobile phone operators have been ordered to slash their charges for making calls to their mobile networks because they're overcharging punters by a whopping 40 per cent, the telecoms regulator confirmed today.
Tim Richardson, 22 Jan 2003
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Firstnet agrees to buy Liberty Broadband

Liberty Broadband - the fixed wireless operator formally known as Tele2 (UK) - was formally placed into liquidation on January 10.
Tim Richardson, 22 Jan 2003
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‘Pattern Language for Web Usability’ at 30 per cent off

This week's must-have offer from Reg associate IT-minds.com is 30 per cent off the unique Pattern Language for Web Usability - a book that uses design patterns to achieve web usability.
Team Register, 22 Jan 2003
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SuSE launches Office for SMEs

SuSE, the big German Linux distro, yesterday announced its open source Office desktop productivity tool. Called SuSE Linux Office Desktop 8.1 (the version number refers to SuSE's take on the Linux OS, not to the suite), this is available in a retail-friendly box for $129 (€139.90) for a single license +90 days support. The pitch is simple: We're cheaper than Microsoft. And more secure.
Drew Cullen, 22 Jan 2003
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Microsoft launches CRM (in US)

Microsoft Corp finally launched its delayed customer relationship management (CRM) software yesterday, the company's first foray into this area of e-business software. Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft CRM for North America was delayed from its planned end-of-2002 launch at the last minute, as the company said it wanted …
ComputerWire, 22 Jan 2003
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Vodafone, Orange seeks judicial review over phone charges

Vodafone UK is to seek a judicial review following the Competition Commission's ruling that mobile phone companies are overcharging consumers for making phone calls.
Tim Richardson, 22 Jan 2003
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Verizon to appeal in music download ID case

US ISP, Verizon, is to appeal against a court ruling which forces it to reveal the identity of one of its customers who is alleged to have illegally made available more than 600 copyrighted music files over the Internet.
Tim Richardson, 22 Jan 2003
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Web-based single sign-on sales shoot up

Web-based single sign-on (SSO) is emerging as the key driver within the security 3A (authentication, authorisation, and administration) market.
John Leyden, 22 Jan 2003
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US startup plans new console launch

A Florida-based startup, Infinium Labs, has announced its intention to launch a new broadband-enabled console in the US games market by the end of the year which will compete directly with the offerings from Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft.
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bet365 sends Avril Lavigne worm to punters

Online betting firm bet365 has apologised after sending out a copy of the Avril Lavigne worm to punters on its mailing list last night.
John Leyden, 22 Jan 2003
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On Windows, Nynorsk, Sami and Catalan

Letters Our recent-ish article Windows comes to Nynorsk, prompted a big response, mostly from Norwegians and Brits with a smattering of Catalans responding to our call to arms.
Drew Cullen, 22 Jan 2003