30th > May > 2003 Archive

Browser wars suit ends with death knell for Netscape

A lawsuit intended to bring justice to Netscape has ended with a deal that sounds the death knell for the browser.
Andrew Orlowski, 30 May 2003

Court confirms DMCA ‘good faith’ web site shut down rights

A U.S. court has extended the power of the DMCA even further with a ruling this week that backs up copyright holders' ability to shut down a Web site on "good faith."
Ashlee Vance, 30 May 2003

California Supremes hear DeCSS case

California's Supreme Court on Thursday heard oral arguments in a case that pits the motion picture industry against a man who distributed a DVD descrambling program through his website, until he was forced by a court order to remove it.
Kevin Poulsen, 30 May 2003

Intel touts ‘real servers’ for Small.biz

Intel is setting up a channel programme to help system builders sell Xeon-powered servers more successfully to small and medium-sized businesses.
Drew Cullen, 30 May 2003

mmO2 launches Active mobile Net offering

European cellular network provider mmO2 today launched Active, a mobile Internet offering.
Tony Smith, 30 May 2003

UK.gov streams advice for Small.biz

The Small Business Service is the first government agency to introduce video streaming with its new website, www.connectbestpractice.com.
Drew Cullen, 30 May 2003

GSM SIMplicity for WLAN sign-on

We live in a world of complex technology. Especially the world of personal computers, and even worse when we take them out of the office and still want to connect them back to the network, writes Rob Bamforth, of Bloor Research. Mobile phone networks are much simpler by comparison. Switch on, use, get billed (or pay up front). All the complicated stuff happens behind the scenes.
IT-Analysis, 30 May 2003

Intel to boost Pentium M to 1.7GHz next week

Intel will extend Its Pentium M family next week, taking the chip that forms the heart of the company's Centrino platform to 1.7GHz.
Tony Smith, 30 May 2003

Samsung and LG to push up LCD prices

Samsung and LG Philips are to raise the price of their 15in and 17in LCD screens by 3-5 per cent, the Korea Herald reports, citing "informed industry sources".
Tony Smith, 30 May 2003

Lindows.com claims SCO immunity via Caldera deal

Lindows.com has jumped into the SCO legal maelstrom by claiming immunity from it. In an announcement yesterday the company cited a 2001 "business agreement" with Caldera which gave Lindows.com "technology for certain product initiatives" in return for "certain considerations from Lindows.com".
John Lettice, 30 May 2003

NEC UK beats Intel to launch 1.7GHz Pentium M

NEC UK has thoughtfully pre-announced Intel's upcoming 1.7GHz Pentium M processor, but revealing the new chip - due to launch next week - will power its Versa P600 laptop.
Tony Smith, 30 May 2003

Most bloggers ‘are teenage girls’ – survey

Over to Poland, where some hard statistics have emerged to help answer the question "are most bloggers teenage girls, or simply middle-aged men who write like teenage girls?"
Andrew Orlowski, 30 May 2003

Nokia N-Gage games phone now available in UK

Nokia's N-Gage cellphone-cum-handheld games console isn't due to ship until early next October, but if you've £600 to spare and happen to be in London's Tottenham Court Road, you can pick up one up.
Tony Smith, 30 May 2003

US cyber crime losses tumble

US financial losses from cyber crime in 2002 were down 56 per cent on 2001, according to the Computer Security Institute's (CSI) eighth annual Computer Crime and Security Survey.
John Leyden, 30 May 2003

Americans love texting (true)

American mobile phone users are beginning to take to SMS, but IM may be the future for wireless messaging in the US.
ElectricNews.net, 30 May 2003
Broken CD with wrench

Windows broken by Intel Centrino

When it launched its Centrino mobile platform, Intel said it was targeting corporate customers. The trouble is, corporates like to use Virtual Private Network (VPN) software to allow remote workers to access the company LAN, and it has emerged that Centrino isn't very VPN-friendly.
Tony Smith, 30 May 2003

Asus crosses Intel with PAT compatibility claim

Asus is on course to clash with Intel over whether its Springdale-based mobo, the P4P800 offers features provided by Intel's Canterwood chipset.
Tony Smith, 30 May 2003

When is e-money not e-money? When it stays on your mobile phone

For years now, the mobile phone industry has been trying to get us to think of our phones as electronic wallets. Now, just as that is starting to happen, an EU Directive from last year is about to put the kibosh on it, at least for prepay users.
Bryan Betts, 30 May 2003

Fizzer blasts Klez-H off top spot in viral charts

The newly emerged Fizzer worm has displaced Klez as the most common viral menace on the Internet over the last month.
John Leyden, 30 May 2003

Make way for the contender to Google's crown

You're not going to believe this, but a new search engine has just appeared and, well, it may be better than Google.
Kieren McCarthy, 30 May 2003

Server market slumps in Q1

IBM and Dell continue to weather the storm looming over the server market, posting strong gains in the first quarter of 2003, according to IDC.
Ashlee Vance, 30 May 2003

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