17th > February > 2003 Archive
TTPCom pitches 'sub-$200' platform for mobile gaming
Cambridge-based wireless design company TTPCom is kicking off this week's 3GSM World Congress with the unveiling of a mobile games player reference design. TTPCom doesn't actually build phones (more's the pity - we loved the one they showed us last year), but licences designs and IP to manufacturers. The new design will therefore be pitched at companies wanting to produce products for the wireless gaming/youth market, and will to some extent go up against Nokia's N-Gage.
Samsung takes 5% stake in Symbian
First blood to Symbian at this year's Spy v Spy at 3GSM in Cannes. Microsoft and Samsung revealed the Samsung SGH-i700, a GPRS-capable Pocket PC device, but experienced immediate and massive retaliation from Symbian, which today announces that Samsung has become a Symbian shareholder.
UK.gov aims to demystify security for SMEs
UK online for business has launched a security section on its Web site, designed to help small business keep abreast of the latest Internet threats and how to combat them.
London road charging scheme goes live
London's new congestion charging experiment - designed to ease traffic gridlock in the capital - went live this morning.
Opera unleashes Linux preview of version 7 browser
On Friday Opera announced the first Linux preview edition of Opera 7, the company's next-generation browser, which recently shipped for Windows. The company stresses that the Linux version's a preview, so there are rough edges, but it means that we're moving, and Linux users can more or less keep pace with what Opera's up to on the Windows platform.
Vodafone licks lips over Nectar deal
Vodafone customers will soon be able to earn Nectar loyalty points following the mobile phone company's decision to sign up to the reward scheme.
London charge zone is security cordon too, says mayor
And with one bound, the Ken formerly known as Red repositions himself as a Big Brother privacy nightmare. London Mayor Ken Livingstone has previously, as we noted yesterday, claimed that data from the cameras in London's congestion charge zone would not be recorded and used for other purposes.
BTo gets tough with Sat bandwidth hogs – again
BT Openworld has threatened around 40 of its broadband satellite customers that it might have to cap their service if they continue to hog bandwidth.
HP promises ProLiant performance boost
HP today introduced two eight-way ProLiant servers that mark the debut of HP/Intel's F8 chipset in the manufacturer's hardware.
VoIP builds momentum in developing world
Internet telephony is gaining ground, particularly in the developing world, against traditional switched circuit telephony.
Sun's Jalapeno almost cooked
We've almost exhausted the taqueria/stale food metaphors for Jalapeno, Sun's UltraSPARC IIIi processor, but surely one more won't do any harm (you mean more harm - Ed).
.uk.co domain wiped off face of Internet
The .uk.co domain was wiped off the face of the Internet this morning with no notice, leaving more than 8,000 livid individuals and businesses - including Amazon and Priceline - with no Web presence or email.
Net awards targeted as NTL cap row enters another week
Angry NTL users are looking to hijack this week's Internet industry awards in London to protest about the cableco's decision to cap its broadband service.