After issuing a subpoena to the MIT, the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) finds itself in yet another legal battle as university officials have refused to divulge their students' names. MIT is protecting students suspected of trading copyrighted files, citing privacy concerns and improper legal tactics by the RIAA as a defense.
Business Objects has agreed to buy Crystal Decisions in a stock transaction valued at $820 million.
The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment in Northern Ireland wants to make broadband available to 100 percent of its population in three years.
The Government has been urged to take steps to help combat the growing problem of identity fraud, which costs the UK economy a massive £1.3 billion a year.
Black Box Corporation, the hyper-acquisitive networking equipment reseller, saw a big sales fall in the three months ended June 29, 2003, its Q1.
Siebel Systems is culling 490 staff -nine per cent of the pay-roll in an effort to hold profit margins steady at 15 per cent as sales fall.
Sprint PCS, late to the table, has announced that it will have over 800 Wi-Fi Zones ready for its mobile phone customers in two months - and 2,100 Zones by the end of 2003. In fact, the first 800 are a simple franchise deal.
UK-based Time Computers has rejected claims that outsourcing a tech support call centre to India will lead to job losses in the UK.
Israel's antitrust director has been blasted for dragging his feet over declaring Microsoft a monopoly.
A Welsh virus writer who created three computer viruses has failed in an appeal to get his prison sentence reduced.
3Com says its joint venture with Huawei to make networking equipment is moving closer to becoming fully operational, after it gained export license approvals from the US and UK governments.
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Perceived and historic wisdom was that the large IT Companies gobbled up smaller IT Companies, once they had reached a size or prominence, writes Bob McDowall of Bloor Research.
Infineon saw sales remain flat during its third quarter, the chip maker said yesterday, which led to its ninth consecutive loss-making period.
IBM has joined the ranks of the other major vendors of content management and collaboration software and decided to acquire a key building block of its enterprise content management strategy, rather than build it itself, writes Martin Langham of Bloor Research.
ARM's second fiscal quarter saw revenues of £31.4 million ($50.3 million) yield a profit of £4.3 million ($6.9 million), the company reported yesterday.
Intel's i875P chipset, aka Canterwood, supports dual-processor Xeon chips and not just single Pentium 4s, as the part's documentation suggests.
Shoppers could be spared the hard sell for extended warranties when buying electrical goods if proposals put forward today by the Competition Commission (CC) are adopted.
An Australian Open Source group has filed a complaint with the country's competition regulator over SCO's attempt to extract license fees from enterprise Linux users.
Iomega is having another go at getting its removable disk technology incorporated into devices other than PCs.
At last some good news for Lucent, the hard-pressed networking equipment vendor. Yesterday it won a $1bn contract to supply 3G infrastructure kit to Sprint, the US mobile network.
Vodafone is offering the chance to win a holiday in Ibiza and a share of £700 worth of mobile gaming goodies to tempt gamers to participate in what it claims is the world's first mobile games championship.
BT has struck a roaming agreement with US outfit Airpath Wireless Inc that means its punters will be able to use Wi-Fi on both sides of the Atlantic.
Anti-spam activists have upped the ante in their fight against junk email by publishing the details - including credit card information - of people who've ordered spamming services online.
The latest challenger to Apple's online iTunes Music Store launched in New York today. And the new service, BuyMusic.com, is already claiming to be the world's biggest music download store.
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The mysterious sightings of mobile phone networks that shouldn't even exist yet in Baghdad aren't even half the story, Register Middle East sources reveal. Although nobody yet has a licence from anything you might care to class as a current Iraqi government, there are four networks in the country, and more will be bidding, starting with a meeting in Amman, Jordan on the 31st.
The European Commission yesterday issued a warning against Greece for passing a law to crack down on Internet gambling.
Cryptographic researchers have outlined techniques to greatly reduce the time it takes to crack alphanumeric Windows passwords.
Sun Microsystems shares took a serious hit in the early hours of Wednesday trading, opening the door for Merirll Lynch's top server analyst to wax eloquent on Sun's demise.
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South African bank Absa has been criticised for its handling of a series of raids its Internet banking service that have seen hundreds of thousands of rand disappearing from its customers' accounts.
Software maker Veritas reported record revenue in its second quarter and only expects things to improve in the coming three months.
"Certainly we have very good relations with the Packards and the Packard Foundation,'' HP chief executive Carly Fiorina told a Silicon Valley audience on Monday.
AT&T Wireless today repeated its commitment to launch a scaled-back 3G network Stateside by the end of next year, alongside its upgraded "2.75G" EDGE network.