C&W sets sights on one million wholesale LLU lines
Cable & Wireless (C&W) plans to supply one million unbundled broadband lines over the next couple of years as it changes tack to provide wholesale DSL.
Shuttle readies CrossFire XPC
Computex 2006Shuttle's new XPC SD37P2 with CrossFire support - the follow-up to last year's SLI-enabled XPC - was shown up and running at Computex this week. It’s built in the new P2 series of chassis. it’s based on the i975X chipset and it features dual x16 PCI Express slots.
MSI unveils 'posh' iPod Nano rival
Computex 2006MSI isn't one of the world's best known purveyors of portable digital music products, but we were quite taken by its slimline P610 device, the company's alternative to Apple's iPod Nano. MSI also showed off its 1in hard disk-equipped P640 player.
Asus unwraps HD DVD notebook duo
Computex 2006Asus this week demo'd two notebooks featuring integrated HD DVD drives. Unlike Acer, which showed off a 20.1in monster HD DVD notebook at Computex, Asus limited itself to laptops at the more portable 17in and 15.4in sizes.
O2 preps basic phone for business users
ExclusiveO2 is believed to be preparing to bring to market a new handset, codenamed 'Jet', that will be pitched at the countless business users who want long battery life and solid telephony features without the fripperies used to entice consumers.
Introduction to Developing Web Applications with AJAX - Part 1
How often have you found yourself filling out a web form requiring umpteen fields to be specified which, when you submit the form, returns the message, “Invalid input” or “Field value not valid”?
Watching World Cup online could land you in court
Employees watching World Cup matches on the internet without a TV licence could for the first time land company directors in court as the TV Licensing Authority extends its World Cup clampdown to broadband and internet usage.
Skype accused of patent infringement
Internet telephony pioneer Net2Phone is suing the industry's most successful consumer internet telephony firm for patent infringement.
Grand Theft Auto maker settles with the Feds
Grand Theft Auto has settled with the Federal Trade Commission which was investigating the company over the "Hot Coffee" scandal - a hack which allowed players to view adult, animated content within the game.
RM buys into Oz
RM has bought Australian education management firm CAZ Software. The buy-out is expected to run to £1.2m, with CAZ becoming part of RM's Asia-Pacific tentacle, headquartered in Perth.
MI5 helps pharma firms counter electronic threats
The UK pharmaceutical industry has been brought into the fold by British security services with the formation of a pharmaceutical information exchange.
419er sets cops on eBayer
Here's a cautionary tale for all those eBayers among you: if a Nigerian contacts you claiming to have stumped up for a successful auction bid and demands that you ship goods forthwith to Lagos, you'd better jump to it.
Cadbury blames IT for £12m profit dent
Chocolate maker Cadbury Schweppes blamed problems with its SAP inventory system for a £12m downturn in profits.
Music fans warned about buying gig tickets online
A consumer watchdog is warning music fans to take care when buying tickets online for music festivals and other events.
Intel pledges 60 per cent price cuts
Intel says new technology will let it get chips to market faster, allowing it to cut prices by as much as 60 per cent.
iSoft in intensive care
iSoft - one of the primary providers for the government's NHS IT project - saw its shares fall 38 per cent yesterday when it announced job cuts and changes to how it accounts for revenue.
IBM acquires BuildForge
IBM has announced it has acquired BuildForge Inc, a privately held software company based in Texas.
How the World Cup will destroy your business
Apocalypse alertIt has come to our attention that many UK companies have not, despite stark warnings of the possible consequences, taken adequate steps to prevent their infrastructure from World Cup-induced meltdown.
BT confirms engineer visits to install broadband
BT has confirmed that customers will be able to book an engineer to visit their homes and businesses to install their BT Broadband connection.
Microsoft's Patch Tuesday looks like a whopper
Next week's Patch Tuesday, Microsoft's monthly security update, will see the release of nine security updates, some of which are deemed critical.
Microsoft HPC set to take over the world, allegedly
CommentIf our English readers need an ego boost, Microsoft has just chosen the UK for the worldwide launch of Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003, its HPC (High Performance Computing) offering.
AOL grabs for security blanket
AOL’s latest reinvention wheeze seems to be positioning itself as a security player.
Double whammy for Cisco
Networking behemoth Cisco has bought two companies - Metreos and Audium - to simplify making applications on its Unified Communications System.
World Cup web meltdown
Geek TVOK, what bright BBC spark decided to stream the World Cup live online? Experts now reckon the internet will go into meltdown, thanks to office-bound footie fans watching afternoon games while they should be pimping spreadsheets.
Examples of good practice, or not...
It's always an issue, when publishing tutorials, as to how much care you take about "good practice" peripheral to the main tutorial subject. What's appropriate when knocking up a quick demo to illustrate the capabilities of a new technology isn't appropriate when the new technology might end up in a business production environment - but you do need to concentrate on the main subject.
C&W moves to reassure wholesale resellers
Cable & Wireless (C&W) has apologised to some 200 reseller partners after sending out an email yesterday telling them that its Bulldog ISP would not be taking on any new residential or business customers.
Net Neut nixed in Congress
Congress has declined an opportunity to shackle US telecoms companies with restrictions on the services they offer. The Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Enhancement Act (COPE) act passed in the House yesterday by without the non-discrimination provisions campaigners wanted.
Intel yanks 'Tulsa' launch forward
Intel has pulled forward the release of a server chip meant for four-socket servers, as it desperately tries to catch-up with rival AMD.