26th > February > 2003 Archive
SCO offers Linux and UNIX courseware for sale to all
SCO announced that anyone can now purchase the company's Linux and UNIX courseware for the purpose of conducting training and certification, but only "authorized partners" will get the best deals.
M-Commerce for All
Four big European mobile network operators are clubbing together to form the Mobile Payments Services Association.
US drags down HP sales
HP produced sales of $17.9bn for Q1, ended January 31, down slightly on the previous quarter. But cost-cutting fed through to a 49 per cent increase in earnings to $721m.
Easynet is UK LLU leader
Pan-European broadband business Easynet has more than 90 per cent of all unbundled lines in the UK, making it the country's leading local loop unbundling (LLU) outfit.
California High Court refuses to interject in Sex.com case
ExclusiveThe High Court of California yesterday refused to be dragged into the ongoing legal battle between the owner of Sex.com, Gary Kremen, and domain registration giant Verisign.
Terra Lycos in €2bn loss
Terra Lycos lost a whopping €2bn last year as the global Internet group wiped off €1.4bn in the value of the company's assets.
Three-wheeler in drive for ADSL
Teenagers Alan and Marko Fleming have jumped on the broadband (band)wagon - literally - in a bid to bring ADSL to their hometown of Cupar in Fife.
Existentialist errors, Lent, and other gripes
LettersBill Longman, who describes himself as "Just Another MIS Manager", knows how to get into The Register's postbag:-
"OK – I smell a bit" – but leave us BoFHs alone!
LettersOur story SME's sniff at smelly techies brought this impassioned letter to our Tim, which we reproduce in full.
AOL intros US-only music service
AOL's two million punters in the UK should ignore today's announcement from the US concerning the Internet giant's decision to offer a subscription music download service.
Low-tech solution beats London's hi-tech congestion charge
Unscrupulous motorists are thieving the identities of other cars to beat London's £200m hi-tech congestion charge scheme.
Cryptome.org was hacked yesterday (February 25) and all files on the site deleted. A message on the site says the files will be restored later today.
You got Flowers! Email scam targets AOL users
Andrew Goodwill, who runs Early Warning, a scheme to warn UK retailers of credit card fraudsters, has uncovered a new email scam targeting AOL users. It's a weird one, which appears to be set up simply for harvesting AOL account details through false pretences. What for? Identity fraud maybe? The scam appears to have been in operation for no more than a couple of days, Early Warning says
DoJ seizes ISOnews site over Xbox mod chip sales
The US Department of Justice has seized the ISOnews web site, which was a kind of bible for the discerning software copier, and is turning it into a repository of anti-piracy propaganda. The site's remarkable switch of role stems from the sale of Xbox mod chips, in violation of the DMCA.
US given direct access to data on EU airlines' computers
The recent EU-US deal giving US Customs access to personal data on all European citizens flying to the US is far more drastic than originally seemed to be the case. Rather than 'merely' having airlines send the data within 15 minutes of the departure of all flights, the deal means that the US authorities will be accessing it on the airlines' own databases, held on computers that are within EU jurisdiction.