22nd December 2003 Archive

Co-op wins ICL retrial over ‘unfair’ judge

The Co-operative Group has won a retrial in its £11m legal spat with ICL after the Appeal Court ruled that the original judge had "fundamentally erred" in his approach to the case.
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Freeserve to continue BT ‘predatory pricing’ fight

Freeserve is to launch yet another legal challenge to try and prove that BT was involved in predatory pricing more than 18 months ago.
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Wright Brothers' centenary provokes aviation speculationfest

Last week's centenary of the Wright Brothers' first flight has once again provoked a veritable speculationfest among aviation futurists.
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TSMC sues rival, alleging industrial espionage

TSMC, the world's largest chip foundry, has hit Chinese rival SMIC with a legal fight alleging trade secret theft and patent infringement.
Cat 5 cable

Secure network connects German embassies

By connecting the German embassies in Hanoi, Libreville, Nairobi, Taipei and Tirana, Secunet has successfully completed a global Gigabit Ethernet network of the German Federal Foreign Office.
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Dutch probe UK tech investment firm share dealings

Dutch financial watchdog AFM is to investigate the sale of shares by UK Internet investment company Uc Group, which has left some 650 Dutch investors facing losses of at least €100 million, the Financieele Dagblad reports.
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Sony Ericsson tests multiplayer m-games

Sony Ericsson has begun trials on a multiplayer mobile gaming system that will allow up to eight players to compete in real-time.
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UWB standard delay likely for a year (or more)

The head of the IEEE 802.15.3a committee, which failed to reach agreement on its UltraWideBand-based standard last month, has admitted that the stalemate between the two contending technologies is likely to last for at least another year. Rather than delay the rollout of UWB, vendors are increasingly indicating that they will launch proprietary products as soon as possible and let the market decide, which could present the IEEE with a fait accompli by the end of 2004.
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China Wi-Fi encryption rights holders named

Wi-Fi equipment makers that want to support China’s own encryption standard, announced last month, will be have to work with one of 11 designated firms. The Chinese authorities’ announcement of the local firms’ control of the technology aroused fears – or perhaps paranoia – among western vendors that this would severely disadvantage them in the rapidly growing Chinese market.
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Police arrest ‘online cannabis dealers’

Police have arrested three Brits on suspicion of flogging a lot of cannabis over the Internet - almost half a million pounds worth.