.org handover ‘successful’
The handover of the management of the .org top-level internet domain from VeriSign Inc to the Public Internet Registry, an affiliate of the Internet Society, was successfully completed over the weekend, PIR said yesterday.
Easynet ‘categorically denies’ child porn allegations
Easynet has strongly denied allegations made in a Sunday newspaper that it is "peddling child porn" and "making money from child porn".
Man sacked for blogging
A Brit living and working in the US has been sacked from his job for running a blog.
Mixed fortunes in becalmed storage market
The enterprise storage and switches market experienced better than expected US sales last quarter, but European revenues fell short of expectations.
Where the hell is my website?
Feature"My primary domain name has disappeared from the face of the earth without warning or any reminder whatsoever earlier this morning," - Register reader's email to us, December 2002.
Politicians must do more for broadband
Political leaders must do more to help the development and take-up of broadband in Europe if they want to secure the benefits of a wired world.
IBM looks to summer release for T-Rex mainframe
IBM is expected to begin selling its most powerful mainframe to date in the second half of this year.
Purple Software goes tits up
The liquidators were called in last week to wind up the affairs of Purple Software, the mobile games software company.
EasyInternetcafe loses CD burning court battle
Cybercafe chain EasyInternetcafe has lost its High Court battle with the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) over allegations that it offered a commercial service burning illegally downloaded music onto recordable CDs for customers.
Server shipments rise in 2002
Global server shipments grew by 4.2 per cent in 2002, but economic downturns in key regions continued to impact on the sector's chances of a major up-turn. Preliminary findings from research firm Dataquest suggest that worldwide server shipments totalled 4.6 million in 2002, up 4.2 per cent over the previous year.
Apple unwraps tower PowerMac G4s
Apple today let slip the new Power Mac G4 on to its web site. So let's race through some spec: it comes in three flavours, a 1GHz single-processor model, and 1.25GHz and 1.42GHz dualies. The latter are fitted with 2MB Level 3 cache. All three support 4x AGP graphics.
Linux infiltrates Homeland Security, and other conspiracies
A tipster draws our attention to a posting from one Saddam Hussein on the linux-elitists list, pointing out an oddity concerning the US Department of Homeland Security's newly-launched web site. The site was announced on Friday, running on a spiffy combo of Linux and Oracle 9i, but if you consult its recent history at Netcraft you'll note that this isn't the full story.
Missing Sun chip found in abandoned taqueria
The much-delayed Jalapeno chip has been rediscovered. Workmen renovating an abandoned taqueria in Sunnyvale, California found the processor and returned it to its owner, Sun Microsystems.