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RIAA attacks the future of America

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has attacked again, and this time against some of our most promising young minds.
Ashlee Vance, 04 Apr 2003
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Thus complains to Oftel over BT ADSL ‘margin squeeze’

Thus - the alternative telco best known for its Demon Internet brand - has joined the chorus of critics opposing BT's decision to cut the cost of some of its wholesale ADSL services.
Tim Richardson, 04 Apr 2003
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JEDEC to drive DDR 2 to 800Mbps

Memory standards organisation JEDEC has founded a team to investigate how to extend the current DDR 2 SDRAM spec. to 400MHz and a per pin data throughput of 800Mbps.
Tony Smith, 04 Apr 2003
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Wanted: One boat to go to Rockall

Charity appeal Some pretty weird and wonderful stuff has appeared on El Reg over the years, but we reckon that this may be among the most unexpected.
Lester Haines, 04 Apr 2003

Oftel fingers BT over dial-up price cut

Oftel claims BT should cut the cost of wholesale unmetered narrowband Net access by 17 per cent.
Tim Richardson, 04 Apr 2003
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EU investigates MS, EU buys scads more Windows servers

The European Commission is currently deciding what it can do to stop Microsoft using its dominant position on the desktop to carve itself a similar monopoly in the server market. But at the same time, the European Commission's IT purchasing policies are supporting that very process. The Commission uses Windows clients, is upgrading these to Windows XP, and has just invested in a large number of Windows 2000 Advanced Server application servers to support them.
John Lettice, 04 Apr 2003
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BT green lights rural broadband scheme

BT is to push ahead with a scheme that could help bring ADSL to areas currently deemed not commercially viable for investment in broadband.
Tim Richardson, 04 Apr 2003
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OFT to clamp down on misleading online travel deals

Many UK-based online travel sites are breaking the law by making misleading price claims.
John Leyden, 04 Apr 2003
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Tech firms climb on flexi-working bandwagon

Government legislation coming into effect this weekend will give nearly four million working parents the right to work away from the office.
John Leyden, 04 Apr 2003
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Eclipse, PlusNet cut ADSL prices

Eclipse Internet has confirmed that it is to pass on wholesale price cuts announced by BT yesterday.
Tim Richardson, 04 Apr 2003
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Media players hit by buffer overflow glitch

Users of popular media player packages from RealNetworks and Apple have been urged to update their software in the wake of separate warnings of potentially troublesome security problems from both companies.
John Leyden, 04 Apr 2003
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Reg Kit Watch

Digital Imaging HP UK has launched a five megapixel digital camera for under £399. The Photosmart 935 features 3x optical zoom and 7x digital zoom. It ships with 64MB of on-board memory and a 32MB SD/MMC card. Fully automatic, the 935 also features on-camera Wizards to walk users through manual mode. HP also launched the …
Tony Smith, 04 Apr 2003
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Habeas sues haiku abusers

Habeas, the company that fights spam with poetry and the law, filed lawsuits yesterday against five entities which "improperly" used the Habeas trademark to get their email past spam filters.
John Leyden, 04 Apr 2003
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Orange pushes for ‘pocket money’ SPV cert costs

Orange is pushing to cut smartphone application certification costs to "pocket money" levels, and having opened the gates for small developers by providing an unlock/lock procedure for the SPV (Unlocks all round! Orange frees SPV developers), it does not propose to slam them shut again.
John Lettice, 04 Apr 2003
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NAI buys Entercept for $120m

Network Associates (NAI) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire intrusion protection firm Entercept Security Technologies for $120 million in cash.
John Leyden, 04 Apr 2003