5th > February > 2004 Archive
The world+dog is ganging up against spam with the US and UK governments and the European Commission this week all urging multinational co-operation and action in the fight against spam. Prompting this flurry of press release activity was a workshop convened in Brussels by the OECD to discuss ways of halting the spam tsunami. Monika Ermert attended the workshop on behalf of The Register. Here is her report.
Intel has joined the Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) initiative, and been immediately promoted to the organisation's board of directors. So has Motorola.
Nordic telco TeliaSonera's Finnish wing has struck a series of agreements to provide its HomeRun broadband customers with Wi-Fi access across Europe.
AMD has sponsored the Ducati motorcycle racing team.
More should be done to protect children online, according to the organisers of tomorrow's European "Safer Internet Day".
The family of murdered school teacher Jane Longhurst (31)is calling for tighter regulation of online pornography following the sentencing of her murderer Graham Coutts yesterday in Lewes Crown Court.
Reg ReviewThere's no doubt that Auvi's Flash-based MP3 player looks good. It's cheap too. But in the era of the iPod, are these qualities enough? Unfortunately, they aren't, and the US-based start-up's first product fails at the first hurdle as a result.
Security appliance firm NetScreen Technologies is looking to expand sales in medium-sized enterprises by releasing a range of new firewall/VPN appliances backed by a multi-million dollar marketing programme.
BT is to use fixed wireless technology - and not just ADSL over its existing copper phone network - to bring broadband to rural areas.
Roxio, the company behind the newly-legitimised Napster music service, has won a battle for napster.co.uk. The UK's domain name registry ruled that a registration of the name by the Treasury Solicitor was "abusive" and ordered that it be transferred to Roxio.
Major US retailer GameStop has announced that it is to stop selling Nokia's N-Gage game deck 450 of its stores, representing almost a third of its retail outlets, with the remaining inventory being moved to other stores.
Plans to launch a new "crystal" limited edition version of the Xbox console in Europe in the next few months have been confirmed by Microsoft, which has also announced that a new Xbox Live bundle will be available later this month.
While Research in Motion has been landing some major licensing wins for its software, Good Technology pulled in Microsoft to boost its upgraded GoodLink 3.0 software yesterday.
What makes someone spend money playing a game on a mobile phone, when a PC or home game console brings a more intense audiovisual experience, asks Bloor Research analyst Rob Bamforth. Probably, they are similar reasons to spend money on any type of mobile applications. Here are the six reasons I consider:
Are P2P companies responsible for the law-breaking actions of their users? That's the question lawyers from the content industry and file-sharing software suppliers Grokster and Morpheus went to court yesterday to argue.
Mobile phone network Orange has branched into the wireless PDA arena. The latest model in its SPV line of own-brand devices, the M1000, is a PocketPC with an integrated tri-band GPRS radio.
Lastminute.com has axed around a dozen IT jobs after deciding to export tech jobs to Argentina.
A Minnesota man who tried to defraud PayPal customers through a phishing scam has pleaded guilty to wire fraud.
Microsoft has awarded grants totalling £177,500 to Age Concern and Citizens Online as part of its Unlimited Potential (UP) programme, an initiative designed to provide technologically disadvantaged groups with access to the skills and resources to get online. On top of the cash, the charities will receive software and educational material.
The rise and rise of IP Virtual Private Network services is set to continue apace, with the technology clocking up a whopping 20 per cent compound annual growth rate over the next four years.
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The relationship between the music industry and universities just gets cozier and cozier.
It might seem impossible, but CNT has found a way to dig even deeper into a data center.
British broadband ISP Bulldog has refused to say if it plans to take any action an employee who was forced to apologise to readers of the much-respected broadband Web site ADSLGuide.
Can you trust Google's Friendster clone Orkut? The search engine behemoth certainly has ambitious plans for your innocent musings. And be careful about any business ideas you express there.
If you don’t tell the world your email, home address and telephone number you could face a seven-year jail sentence and a $150,000 fine under new legislation that the US Congress is trying to push past today.
A small and diverse band of hobbyists steeped in the obscure languages of embedded systems has released its own custom firmware for a popular brand of cable modem, along with a technique for loading it -- a development that's already made life easier for uncappers and service squatters, and threatens to topple long-held assumptions about the privacy of cable modem communications.
The national pastime's future on the Internet is in limbo after negotiations between Real Networks and MLB (Major League Baseball) Advanced Media broke down.