1st > October > 2003 Archive

The Register breaking news

Love me Tender – bidding for Iraqi cellular

Iraq is up for sale, but not everyone is entitled to bid. A study by the George Soros-backed Open Society Initiative sheds some light on the current auction for Iraq's cellular telephony infrastructure, a market that it is estimated to be worth $6 billion by 2008. And it concludes that the bidding process - subject to several amendments already - has been geared to exclude local talent.
The Register breaking news

Half of UK homes has Net access

Half of all UK homes have access to the Net, according tothe Office of National Statistics (ONS).
The Register breaking news

Data will save mobile operators – report

Mobile operators around the world will be spared from declining revenues thanks to increased use of data services, says the Yankee Group.
The Register breaking news

mmO2: Competition Commission squeezes profits

mmO2, the former mobile arm of BT Group, is on track to meet H1 financial targets after adding more than half a million new customers, and reporting an increase in the amount they are spending on mobile services. However, regulatory moves could hamper H2 growth in the highly competitive UK marketplace.
The Register breaking news

Entrepreneurs destroyed by lack of IT credit

Britain is being robbed of its next generation of businesses as entrepreneurs report their planned ventures are being "delayed or destroyed" by the difficulties they face raising capital or credit to purchase essential IT kit, recent research claims.
The Register breaking news

Brits pound OpenSSL bugs

Research by the U.K. government into a once-overlooked class of software vulnerability has surfaced three new security holes in the ubiquitous OpenSSL software package, according to advisories released Tuesday.
The Register breaking news

Palm launches Tungsten, Zire trio

Palm today unveiled the consumer-oriented Zire 21, and enterprise-friendly Tungsten T3 and Tungsten E PDAs today, as expected.
The Register breaking news

3G in new health scare

There are fears over the safety of next generation phone services today after research found that signals from 3G base stations can cause tingling, nausea and headaches.
The Register breaking news

Worms spread faster, blended threats grow

Virus writers are increasingly targeting more recent security vulnerabilities in their attempts to spread malicious code.
The Register breaking news

Toshiba, HP unveil Media Center 2004 notebooks

Reg Kit Watch Reg Kit Watch Notebooks Toshiba today launched what it claims is the world's first notebook running Windows XP Media Centre Edition: an updated version of its 17in Satellite P20 machine. The OS is the new release: MCE 2004. Based on a desktop 3.2GHz Pentium 4 processor backed by 525MB of DDR SDRAM, 80GB hard drive and an …
The Register breaking news

Symbian on wheels? Auto makers moot ‘open’ architecture

The auto industry goes open standards? This is possibly more earth-shattering than it would be if Bill Gates admitted he was wrong and gave all his money to Linus Torvalds. Because the auto industry could teach the PC business a few things about achieving lock-in via proprietary IT, and given the amount of IT that's been going into vehicles over the past few years, it's looked like it's getting worse, not better.
The Register breaking news

Band goes ahead with Webcast suicide

Members of a Florida-based rock band are to Webcast the suicide of a terminally ill friend during a secret concert on Saturday despite moves to outlaw the gig.
The Register breaking news

IBM ‘poisoning workers’ case goes to trial

Two former IBM workers who claim that exposure to hazardous chemicals at IBM manufacturing facilities caused them to suffer from cancer will get their day in court.
The Register breaking news

US BB take-up hampered by cost, content

High monthly fees and lack of "compelling" broadband content are still being blamed for lack of strong demand for high speed Net access in the US, according to research by Current Analysis.
The Register breaking news

Sendo wins round one of MS smartphone secrets lawsuit

Sendo has largely won the first stage of its lawsuit against Microsoft, which yesterday failed to have the suit dismissed, or moved from Texas to Washington state. Sendo is suing former smartphone partner Microsoft for a range of alleged sins, the central claim being that the company swiped Sendo's expertise and technology and handed it over to rival, low-cost manufacturers.
The Register breaking news

European mobile networks ally for added clout

O2 has locked arms with a phalanx of other independent mobile operators to give them more clout in the marketplace - especially against the likes of Vodafone.

EMC beefs up midrange NAS

EMC is continuing its NAS (network attached storage) march with the release of new systems that add some high-end features in midrange kit.
SGI logo hardware close-up

Sun makes rare move to place Lintel kit ahead of Sparc/Solaris

A relatively small announcement out of Sun Microsystems to partner with VoiceGenie for speech software points to a large shift at the company to place Lintel servers ahead of Sparc/Solaris systems when the move makes sense.

Cisco halts Huawei piracy suit

Cisco Systems today agreed to suspend its patent infringement lawsuit against Huawei after the Chinese equipment manufacturer signed an agreement to modify some of its products.