24th > June > 2003 Archive

Intel's Madison to come in four flavors

Intel has added another Itanium processor to its roadmap, and it's not Tangelwood.
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Orange joins anti-Voda alliance

Today is Strategy Day for Orange, with the France Telecom-owned mobile operator telling the world its plans to make money.
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Oftel orders BT to cut Voda charges

Oftel today confirmed that BT must cut charges to Vodafone for linking parts of its mobile network.
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UK to ban drivers using handhelds

British motorists are to be banned from using handheld mobile phones when driving. From December 1 they will be fined £30, rising to up to £1,000, if the case comes to court.
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Friends Reunited gives third reference

Increasing numbers of employers are using personal message websites such as Friends Reunited as a "third reference" to check on the attitude and suitability of job applicants.
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e-Envoy's Office loses bearings with Project True North

A major project by the e-Envoy's Office to set up central data centres to host the UK's most critical eGovernment systems is understood to be in serious difficulties.
Ian Cuddy, 24 2003
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MS worker ‘ran’ $17m software racket

A Microsoft worker has been charged with stealing $17 million of software from Microsoft's internal store in the second case of its type in recent months.
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DNS creator considers the Internet's next 20 years

Interview It was 20 years ago to the day yesterday that the first test of the DNS system was carried out by its inventor Dr Paul Mockapetris and Internet founding father Jon Postel. It did rather well. To the extent that it still underpins every single website and every single email sent every day.
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Toshiba updates ‘desktop replacement’ notebook line

Reg Kit Watch Reg Kit Watch Notebooks Toshiba has introduced three new notebooks, the Satellite A20-S207, A25-S207 and A25-S307, all aimed at customers looking to replace desktop PCs with something more portable. The S207s are based on a 2.66GHz Pentium 4 processor, the S307 on the 2.8GHz version of the chip. Every machine offers a base …
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Netpayments cuts staff and goes virtual

UK online payment services firm Netpayments has been forced to lay off more than half its workers.
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Kazaa unveils P2P software upgrade

Kazaa owner Sharman Networks has launched a new version of its peer-to-peer file sharing software, release 2.5.
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AMD cuts Q2 sales forecast by $100m

AMD has admitted that its Q2 sales will be $100 million - almost 14 per cent - down on its previous forecast.
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Mblox merges with Mobilesys

Two SMS service providers from opposite sides of the Atlantic have merged, backed by $8m in new funding

IBM revs Unix workstation

IBM has prepped a new Unix workstation that runs on one of the fastest Power4+ processors around.
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Sony Ericsson withdraws from US CDMA sector

Sony Ericsson is retiring from selling CDMA mobile phones in North America. It says it remains committed to flogging CDMA phones in Japan, one of its heartlands, and it will continue to develop CDMA machine-to-machine modules. But it is otherwise retrenching around GSM, UMTS and EDGE mobile platforms.
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VIA ‘to sell off’ mobo division

VIA is to pull out of the motherboard business now that its legal dispute with Intel is over, unnamed sources cited in DigiTimes claim.
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Baseball legend goes up for sale on the Net

Former U.S. baseball great Jose Canseco has put himself up for sale on the Internet - one afternoon at a time.
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Managed security sales grow like Topsy

Europe's managed IT security market will grow to €4.6 billion in 2008, according to Forrester Research.
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Nvidia ships mobile workstation chip

Nvidia has launched its latest mobile workstation graphics chip, the Quadro FX Go 700, the first part in its class to offer full shader programmability, the company claims.
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Apple accused of cheating over G5 benchmarks

Benchmark results cited by Apple at the launch of its Power Mac G5 desktops yesterday have already come under fire for seeming to not only tweak the Mac test system to improve its performance beyond anything an ordinary user might experience, but crippling rival systems to deliver below-par average user performance.
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Joe Public blames banks for credit card fraud

Over half of all consumers (54%) feel that banks and building societies aren't doing enough to protect them from credit and debit card fraud, according to the results of a survey published today.

HP wants to service your storage… bad

Hewlett-Packard has identified five spots in the storage market where its army of services personnel can be of assistance.
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Palm's loss narrows on flat sales

Palm's revenue slipped a fraction in the fourth quarter, as a lackluster handheld market continued to affect the company.