19th February 2003 Archive

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AltaVista flogged to Overture

AltaVista is to be sold by investment house CMGI for $140m in paper and cash to paid-for search outfit Overture Services.
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Strikes loom as BT mulls moving 700 jobs to India

BT is facing the threat of industrial action over concerns that it could move 700 directory inquiries (DQ) jobs to India.
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Apple founder Woz moves house over mobile signal failure

Steve Wozniak - who co-founded Apple Computers - is moving out of his "castle-like mansion" in Los Gatos near the South Bay part of the San Francisco Bay Area, because he can?t get a signal on his mobile phone.
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Hotmail files anti-spam lawsuit

Microsoft has targeted spammers with a lawsuit aimed at bulk mailers who harvest email addresses of Hotmail subscribers in order to bombard them with junk.

Power5 boasts quadruple performance gain

Servers based on IBM's forthcoming Power5 chip will be four times faster than current Power4 machines.
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Yahoo! in! tea! branding! row!

Yahoo! has won an interim injunction preventing an Indian tea company from marketing its products using the Yahoo name.
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NTL customers not ‘tech’ enough to grasp BB cap

NTL decided not to inform its customers about its decision to cap its broadband service because it didn't think they were "'tech' enough to understand".
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Does London mayor's ‘ring of steel’ breach UK Data Act?

London mayor Ken Livingstone's claims earlier this week that the capital's new charge zone cameras had a security aspect raised numerous questionmarks, not least of them being the one over Transport for London's registration under the Data Protection Act. Livingstone in the past few days has performed something of a somersault, to the extent that he now thinks the terrorist-stopping powers of the zone cameras are so great that they should and would be retained even if the original road-charging purpose turned out to be a complete failure.
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BT backs down in ‘substantial discount’ row

BT has climbed-down over allegations that it offered a "substantial discount" to a major corporate customer in a bid to trump a competitor.
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Micron gets aggressive with costs, workforce

The pips are getting squeaked at Micron which today proclaimed its intention to fire 10 per cent of its workforce - 1,800 jobs worldwide.

Intel colours in server roadmaps

IDF Mike Fister, 'the Godfather of Itanium' (yes, really), and head of Intel's Enterprise Platforms Group, coloured in some server CPU and chipset roadmaps at IDF yesterday.
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Sakoman quits Palm amid job cull

One of Silicon Valley's best loved engineers, Steve Sakoman, has left PalmSource.
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DoD mailing lists left wide open

A semblance of order has been restored to US Department of Defence mailing lists after an automated attempt to inject the Klez virus onto two lists indirectly led to a message storm.
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Watch out for those malicious referrer links

Bloggers were warned this week to raise their guard against posting potentially malicious referrer links into their Web logs.
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Nominet takes six months to do nothing over net.uk

Second-level domain .net.uk has been reprieved indefinitely but at the cost of Nominet's reputation, papers released today reveal.

IBM pitches eServer iSeries to wider user base

The IBM eServer iSeries platform, formerly known as AS/400, is very highly regarded by those who work with it day in and day out, writes Tony Lock.