29th > January > 2003 Archive

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President's “whine” inspired Nigerian 419 spoof

We wondered who could be the author of the witty Nigerian spam scam parody.
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Akamai banks on Edge Computing

Akamai Technologies Inc, which has never been profitable, is banking on its forthcoming edge computing services as a growth opportunity, as its cash reserves continue to dwindle and profitability is at least over a year away, writes Kevin Murphy. During a conference call yesterday to announce financial results for the …
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ARM expects flat revenue to continue

RISC chip designer ARM Holdings Plc expects revenue to stay flat "for the foreseeable future" and has warned that the closure of licensing deals remains unpredictable. However, the Cambridge, UK-based company believes that as 2003 progresses, momentum will be provided by the licensing of its newer cores, and the …

JD Edwards gets to grips with CRM

JD Edwards & Co is making up for its late arrival at the CRM party with an expanded offering that features integration with its Demand Consensus application, a move that provides a task-specific link between CRM and SCM systems.

Siebel climbs into bed with IBM

Just three months after it announced a "dramatic expansion" of its relationship with Microsoft Corp in which it tied its eBusiness application suite to .NET, Siebel Systems Inc has revealed a parallel alliance with IBM Corp and its WebSphere application server platform.
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WS-I members take stand against ‘big-name bias’

Small and medium sized ISVs are vying to lead an IBM and Microsoft Corp-backed web services organization, amid sentiment the group’s direction is being misdirected by big-name vendors, Gavin Clarke writes
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Mitsubishi mulls outsourcing PC Servers to NEC

Japanese electronics conglomerate Mitsubishi Electric Corp is in talks with NEC Corp about outsourcing the manufacture of its PC server line, according to the Nihon Keizai Shimbun. The Japanese newspaper reports that Tokyo, Japan-based Mitsubishi will outsource the production of its PC servers to NEC, which is also based …
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Data Protection Register is Out of Date

Oh phooey! Microsoft's data protection registration has not, as it so baldly states on the Data Protection Register web site, expired after all.
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Cornwall gets more subsidised ADSL exchanges

BT is to upgrade four more exchanges in St Ives, Bude, Saltash and Penryn as part of a subsidised project to bring broadband to Cornwall. The exchanges are to be converted to ADSL by February 3.
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BT business broadband service takes w/e off

BT is working to fix a problem that hit its Business Broadband service over the weekend, denying some customers access to email or the Web.
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Courts IT project ‘shocking waste of money’

A project to computerise Magistrates' Courts has been branded a "shocking waste of money" after the cost of the project doubled in just two years.
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Lindows launches ‘one per room’ $329 mini PC

Lindows boss Michael Robertson sends The Reg (along with half the known universe, as far as we can make out) frequent editions of "Michael's Minutes," chatty bulletins communicating all the news and doings of the company. On the basis that there can't possibly be that much interesting about Lindows, we bin most of them without reading them; but we like the latest - we accept that whether we like his Minutes or not, Michael knows what he's doing, and this time in particular we think he's on the money.
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Where the hell is my website? (Part 2)

Website hacking, email viruses and server failures are the great enemy of online businesses but in many cases it is the very people providing the building blocks of the Internet who are to blame for disruption.
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A punter's guide to keeping hold of your domain

Here is a quick guide that will hugely reduce the chances that your domain will be snapped up by someone else:
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Opera releases version 7 of the ‘other’ browser

Opera Software yesterday unveiled the production version of its new browser, Opera 7, which represents a radical rewrite of the "other" browser. It includes a new rendering engine, a new UI, mail client, the usual standards-compliance checkmarks that make Opera announcements such compelling reading, plus some intriguing bells and whistles.
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Pipex in broadband recruitment drive

Pipex is turning to its existing customer base to help it recruit more than 24,000 new broadband punters.
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Security worries hold back UK online tax returns

Security and usability concerns are holding back Brits from filling their tax returns online.
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CCNA, MCAD, MCSE books at 30 per cent off

This week's discounted titles from Reg associate IT-minds.com include some of their best self study books for popular certifications. However advanced you are in your preparation for Microsoft, Cisco or Sun exams, they've got comprehensive study guides as well as material to help in those last minute cramming sessions. This week you can buy all MCSE, Sun, and MCAD Training Guides for £25.55, Exam Crams for £15.39 and CCNA Self Study, Practical Studies and Exam Certification Guide can be yours for £27.29 - that's 30 per cent off the list price.
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Hotmail comes to Vodafone UK

Vodafone UK is preparing to extend Microsoft MSN functionality to users of its Vodafone Live service, say reports.
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Yahoo! intros! paid-for! radio!

On Monday (Jan 27), Yahoo! squared a dispute with Sony, courtesy of a one-time fee for prior use of copyrighted music played on LAUNCHcast.
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Skybet disappoints footy fans in 37663/1 long shot

Our thanks go to the Reg reader who sent us an email from Skybet - Sky's multiplatform bookmaker.
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Net snooping to cost UK taxpayers £100m+. A year

A Home Office minister last night brushed aside a report by MPs which calls on the government to drop Net snooping plans.
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Buy a piece of Net nostalgia for $5,000

If you've got $5,000 to spare, you could buy a piece of Net nostalgia in the form of the OpenProjects .net, .com and .org domains.
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Earthlink cans 1,300 call centre staff

MemoWatch Yesterday Atlanta based ISP Earthlink announced plans to cut its staff headcount by 1,300 in a move to reduce its operating costs by $20 million.
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National e-Procurement folds

National eProcurement - a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Australia Bank Group (NAB) - is to close at the end of February.
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Rambus stuns world+dog with Infineon court victory

Rambus, the disgraced fast memory chip designer, is whiter than white after all. A Federal appeal court has overturned an earlier verdict that the company had committed fraud in seeking royalties from Infineon for patents relating to DDR SDRAM.
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Micron calls on market for $500m

Micron is to raise $500m through a convertible bond issue. America's last DRAM maker will spend the money on general working capital, R&D and managing the transition to new technologies and manufacturing processes.