3rd > February > 2003 Archive
Nintendo brings free Cube game offer to Europe
Following in the footsteps of a similar offer in the USA, European consumers will be able to pick up a free game when they purchase a GameCube in Europe from February 3rd until March 20th.
Out of the Slammer
OpinionWith the Slammer worm network security becomes literally a matter of life and death. Where do we go from here, asks Tim Mullen?
PCCW mulls Energis bid – report
PCCW is interested in buying the UK's Energis, the Sunday Times reports.
We're cheaper than BT – Carphone
Carphone Warehouse, the UK's biggest mobile phone retailer, is to start flogging fixed line services from its shops.
Planet Recruit has new owner
PlanetR ecruit, a leading UK jobs site, has a new owner, the hotgroup, which is buying the company for £3m in shares, the trade publication Online Recruitment reports today.
Slammer fails to make January AV charts
The Slammer worm fails to make it into the monthly charts of AV firms this month - despite becoming arguably the most damaging Internet worm ever.
Energis pooh-pooh's PCCW approach
Energis has dismissed a weekend report that PCCW - the Hong Kong dotcom VC-turned telco - is interested in buying the UK telco.
Ebay shuts down Columbia auctions
Just hours after the space shuttle Columbia broke apart over Texas, Web site Ebay closed down a number of on-line auctions where debris was on sale.
Tiscali buys Vodafone's Spanish ISP
Tiscali has coughed up €8.86m in shares to buy Vodafone's fixed line Spanish ISP Airtelnet.
Cyber attacks down, but vulns soar
The level of cyber attacks decreased for the first time in the second half of 2002, dropping six per cent.
For Sale: Web Dev platform going cheap
In September 2002, a UK software developer called RemoteApps went bust, after the VCs pulled the plug.
Vodafone pulls the plugs on Vizzavi email service
Some skiploads of money later, Vodafone seems approximately back where it was prior to embarking on the Vizzavi portal adventure with France's SFR. A couple of months back Vodafone bought SFR's stake for very little money indeed, and today users of the Vizzavi email system received a message informing them that "the Vizzavi email service will be closing down on the 31st March 2003."
Sex.com case heralds end of Internet – NSI
Network Solutions - the Internet's biggest domain name registrar and the owner of the .com domain - has heralded the end of the Internet in court filings to the Californian Supreme Court.
StorageTek cuts L-series prices
In Brief StorageTek today cut UK reseller prices by an average of 17 per cent for its L-series Performance Tape libraries and associated hardware. The enterprise storage company is also throwing in 12 months next business day on site support. And, err, that's about it. ®
UK gets used to e-tax filing
Slowly, slowly, the UK's self-employed, small business people, higher rate tax payers and whoever takes the government's fancy, are getting used to filing their returns online.