22nd > May > 2005 Archive

US online sales nudge $20bn in Q1

US consumers are increasingly seeing the internet as an alternative way to purchase goods as illustrated by the continuing rise in revenues from ecommerce retail sales.
ElectricNews.net, 22 May 2005

E-tailers tempt Brit shoppers off the street

British shoppers are being lured off the high street and onto the internet. Data from the Interactive Media in Retail Group (IMRG) reveals web shopping grew 30 per cent in April, the biggest year-on-year increase for seven months.
Startups.co.uk, 22 May 2005

Gov.UK plans cheap digital IDs for egovernment

The Government is planning to offer citizens low-cost digital certificates to give them more convenient and secure access to online government services.
eGov Monitor Weekly, 22 May 2005

Underground showdown: defacers take on phishers

Groups fighting against online criminals intent on phishing have gained allies from another species of underground miscreant: website defacers.
Robert Lemos, 22 May 2005

Orange pushes TV on 3G display

Orange customers "will be the first in the UK" to watch TV - live broadcasts - on their mobiles. And it will cost them: ten quid a month. And you'll have to have a Nokia 6680 phone. And you'll have to be in 3G coverage...
Guy Kewney, 22 May 2005

Star Wars' galactic dollars

This story has expired from The Register's archive. You can now find it at its original location on the Forbes.com website: http://www.forbes.com/home/business/2005/05/12/cx_ah_0512starwars.html?partner=thregister.
Arik Hesseldahl, 22 May 2005
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Pingtel open source VoIP attacks Europe

Open source VoIP has been touted as bigger than Linux, and the competition is hotting up in Europe as one of the US pioneers crosses the Atlantic.
Ben King, 22 May 2005

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