Security spending to hit $13.5bn by 2006
Global revenues in enterprise security technology are predicted to reach $13.5 billion by 2006, up from $7.1 billion in 2002 last year.
UMC to pay up to $130m for Infineon fab JV share
UMC will pay Infineon $100-130 million to buy the memory maker's 30 per cent stake in their Singapore-based 300m wafer fab joint venture.
Chip biz to see ‘lacklustre’ 2003 growth
Semiconductor industry watcher Semico has reiterated its prognosis that the global chip business will see on "lacklustre" growth this year.
IBM backs HyperTransport
IBM, National Semiconductor, Texas Instruments and EMC have joined the HyperTransport Technology Consortium, the organisation said today.
Confusion reigns ahead of 192 switch-off
BT - which corners around 70 per cent of the £300 million directory enquiries (DQ) market in the UK - is warning of consumer confusion arising from the 192 switch-off later this month.
NSA proposes backdoor detection centre
Declaring hidden malware to be "a growing threat", the National Security Agency's cybersecurity chief is calling on the US Congress to fund a new National Software Assurance Center dedicated to developing advanced techniques for detecting backdoors and logic bombs in large software applications.
Habeas cans spammer
Habeas, the company that fights spam with Japanese-style poetry, finally won a first lawsuit against a spammer.
MS takes mouse wheel into second dimension
Microsoft is planning to add 'tilt-wheel technology' (TWT) to its popular range of computer mice, the company has announced, in a move which is sure to have significant connotations for hardcore PC gamers.
High Court bans alleged data protection profiteer
The High Court last week granted an interim injunction against Christopher Yewdall preventing him from profiting from allegedly misleadingly advertised data protection notification services.
Pre-pay plans to boost i-mode in Europe
Dutch telecom operator KPN Telecom finally introduced DoCoMo's i-mode to pre-pay users in the Netherlands last week in a move intended to boost its subscriber base. The same service will be offered through KPN's subsidiaries E-plus and BASE in Germany and Belgium later this year.
SAS gets tough with rivals
Despite the fact that SAS is by a long way the largest business intelligence vendor in the market, it has regularly faced claims from Business Objects and Cognos that these are the leading suppliers in the BI space, writes Phil Howard of Bloor Research.
Industry mulls £5-a-minute phone calls
Phone users in the UK could be paying up to £5 a minute for premium rate phone calls if new tariffs get the go-ahead from industry regulator ICSTIS.
GPL goes to court
When I'm asked to describe the difference between the foreign country I live in (the US) and the country I was born and raised in (the UK), I usually first mention the parks.
Vodafone snaps up Singlepoint
Vodafone has announced it will buy Singlepoint, the mobile services provider, for £405 million ($649.62 million) in cash.
Wired not wireless to dominate home LAN market
The home network market may be set to triple in size this year, driven by increased interest in wireless networking, but only a fraction of European households will have installed a LAN - wired or wireless - by the end of the year, market watcher IDC warned today.
500,000 kids to get mobile phones
Half a million kids in the UK under the age of ten will have a mobile phone by the end of next year, according to research published by market intelligence outfit mobileYouth.
EU regulations to control web cookies
Church group asks FCC to vet MCI
One-time WorldCom scourge, the United Church of Christ (UCC) has officially asked the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to block the transfer of the collapsed telecoms giant's operating licences to its new incarnation, MCI.
Nominet in paperless revolution
Nominet UK - the national Registry for all domain names ending .uk - is to cease issuing paper certificates for domain owners.