12th > June > 2003 Archive

And in America, Boingo gets Minneapolis airport

The Register's Wireless LAN Channel
Guy Kewney, 12 Jun 2003

Big Bother for Big Brother firms

Firms which monitor their staff’s communications without consent could face court action, under new government guidelines.
Startups.co.uk, 12 Jun 2003

EC reviews infosecurity regime

A set of recommendations for better information security standards in Europe will be debated at an open meeting to be held this Friday (June 13) in Brussels.
John Leyden, 12 Jun 2003

AMD and Intel scientists outline future chip tech

AMD's boffins continue to explore ways to create ever more powerful processors, and the company this week outlined a couple of the avenues its research is taking. So did its arch-rival, Intel.
Tony Smith, 12 Jun 2003

Micron samples first GDDR 3 chips

Memory maker Micron has begun sampling what it claims is the world's first third-generation DDR SDRAM chips developed specifically for graphics applications.
Tony Smith, 12 Jun 2003

Direct marketing – new legal dangers

In the context of this article, direct marketing means marketing contact that has not been requested by the target, write lawyers Mike Pettit and Tim Cook.
Taylor Walton, 12 Jun 2003

BT blows out in new patent challenge

BT has begun legal action in the US concerning patents for blowing fibre optic cables down bores and conduits.
Tim Richardson, 12 Jun 2003

Al-Jazeera cracker charged

A US Web designer has been charged with breaking into DNS servers and rerouting surfers visiting the Web site of Al-Jazeera to a "Let Freedom Ring" patriotic Web site he created,
John Leyden, 12 Jun 2003

N-Gage boss slams GBA

Nokia's head of entertainment and media, Ilkka Raiskinen, has attacked Nintendo's GBA in today's Dow Jones, accusing the system of failing to appeal to adult demographics, and has revealed some details of the development business model for N-Gage.
gamesindustry.biz, 12 Jun 2003

When in Roam, do as the Roamans do

Vodafone Ireland has greatly simplified roaming prices by launching flat-rate call charges for Europe and the UK.
ElectricNews.net, 12 Jun 2003

Nokia Observation: camera phone or CCTV?

Buyers of Nokia's new Observation camera run the risk of infringing the UK's Data Protection Act, it has emerged.
Tony Smith, 12 Jun 2003

MS Windows Server 2003 download leak?

Microsoft seems to be leaking code again - a link at http://download.microsoft.com passed to The Register allows free access to what appears to be an ISO image of Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition. The file, x09-22207.iso, is known to have been accessible since last weekend, and as it was still available this morning we presume the link is not yet widely known of. Or perhaps cared about.
John Lettice, 12 Jun 2003

ABIT adds VIA chipsets to Pentium 4 mobo roadmap

Mobo maker ABIT will release boards based on VIA's Pentium 4 chipset, the PT800, during Q3, according to the company's latest roadmap.
Tony Smith, 12 Jun 2003

FrogPad ships one-handed keyboard

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Tony Smith, 12 Jun 2003

SIA halves chip industry growth forecast

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) yesterday revised its forecast for growth in the world chip market downward to reflect "the new realities of the semiconductor market".
Tony Smith, 12 Jun 2003

Friday 13th deadline looms for SCO to slash AIX

Darl 'Jason' McBride has reminded IBM that it has until tomorrow, Friday the Thirteenth, to comply with its claim that Big Blue's AIX compromised SCO's UNIX™ IP, or else. Jason, as SCO Group CEO, has notched up the pressure by reminding IBM that SCO could revoke its UNIX™ licence.
Andrew Orlowski, 12 Jun 2003

Open relay spam is ‘dying out’

Open relay spam is dying out as a problem, according to a survey published today that is likely to raise eyebrows in the spam-fighting community.
John Leyden, 12 Jun 2003

4G and alphanumeric soup

LettersA couple of letters take us to task for yesterday's piece. The first is from analysts Visant, the second, a timely reminder that we omitted to mention a number of ETLAs which are important to the standards process.
Andrew Orlowski, 12 Jun 2003

Oracle reseller pitches to PeopleSoft accounts

Never let it be said IT salespeople are slow to seize on market uncertainty to bolster their pitch.
John Leyden, 12 Jun 2003
Cat 5 cable

Analysts keener on Oracle's PeopleSoft bid than customers

PeopleSoft customers are much more wary of Oracle's predatory bid for PeopleSoft than analysts.
Andrew Orlowski, 12 Jun 2003
Cat 5 cable

PeopleSoft boss asks customers to buy, buy, buy

PeopleSoft's CEO Craig Conway has written to its customers urging them not to put off purchases because of the uncertainty created by Oracle's hostile bid for the ERP vendor. The PeopleSoft board has rejected Oracle's bid, Conway writes, principally because it does not believe an Oracle/PeopleSoft combo would withstand antitrust scrutiny.
John Leyden, 12 Jun 2003

Wireless not for the likes of us: The Dorchester

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Bryan Betts, 12 Jun 2003

Oracle says 'We're flatter than PeopleSoft'

Oracle's strong fourth quarter results have given rise to another wave of rhetoric from Larry Ellison in pitching the PeopleSoft takeover bid.
Ashlee Vance, 12 Jun 2003

Sex.com, Sex.com, you're my Sex.com

The US Supreme Court has rejected the appeal by Stephen Michael Cohen in the sex.com case.
Kieren McCarthy, 12 Jun 2003

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