1st > September > 2003 Archive
We are all time wasters now
One in three small business owners and managers are setting a bad example to their workforce by wasting time on the internet and sending humorous emails rather than working.
Hacking by subpoena ruled illegal
Issuing an egregiously overbroad subpoena for stored e-mail qualifies as a computer intrusion in violation of anti-hacking laws, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, deciding a case in which a litigant in a civil matter subpoenaed every single piece of e-mail his courtroom adversary sent or received.
Motorola picks Linux for phone of the future
The fact that Motorola is selling its stake in Symbian (the corporation) doesn't mean that Motorola is stopping selling Symbian (the software) in its phones.
France Telecom mops up the Orange minorities
France Telecom today confirmed its intention to buy out minority shareholders in Orange. It is offering €7.1bn in new shares and treasury shares in France Telecom.
AOL and Dixons confirm ISP distie deal
It's been confirmed that Freeserve is to lose its favoured place in Dixons' stores trumped by rivals AOL UK.
Intel to base convergence efforts in Asia-Pacific
Intel chief Craig Barrett rounded off his trip to the Far East last week by promising that the company will set up an R&D centre in South Korea.
Palm issues, sells shares for $19.1m
Palm sold $19.1 million worth of shares on Friday, just a week after offloading $18 million.
Panasonic intros credit card camcorder
Reg Kit WatchPanasonic announced three products based on SD Card technology, at the Consumer Electronics Show IFA in Berlin last week.
Apple ‘will not participate’ in Boston Macworld
Macworld Expo organiser IDG World Expo has confirmed its decision to site next summer's show in Boston rather than New York, the event's home for the past few years.
Bath church casts net, catches 500
Some 500 worshippers flocked to take part in what was billed as the UK's first Sunday Service Webcast yesterday.
Freeserve in ‘no risk’ BB offer
Freeserve today announced a "no risk" offer for its broadband service - on the same day that news of its distribution deal with Dixons had finally collapsed.
Sex, lies and Data Protection Act leave SMEs in peril
Firms trying to protect themselves against claims for sex discrimination by completing equal pay questionnaires submitted by employees risk falling foul of the Data Protection Act, legal experts have warned.
Telstra plays host to world's largest party line
Thousands of subscribers to the Telstra mobile network in Australia become unwitting participants in other callers' conversations last week.
Hardware sales carry on falling at Morse
It's been another tough year for Morse, with the mid-range reseller recording a 24 per cent drop in sales to £351.3m for the 12 months to June 30 (2002: £465.2m). The company also fell deeper into the red with net losses, after restructuring costs, of £14.1m (2002: -£140,000).
Mobile calls at landline prices
mQuery has developed a software tool that will let mobiles function as landlines.
Freeserve mulls Wanadoo rebranding – again
In what appears to be a monster U-turn Freeserve is once again considering plans to ditch its brand and replace it with the livery of its French parent Wanadoo.
Parson not dumbest virus writer ever, shock!
Security experts are expressing caution about the FBI's confident prediction that it will catch all the culprits behind the two viral epidemics which ravaged the Internet last month.