Glory fades on Novell's Microsoft deal
Novel has turned a year-ago profit into loss as the impact from its controversial distribution and patent protection deal with Microsoft fades.
EU OK's Welsh Assembly Wi-Fi
The EU has ruled that Wi-Fi deployments in Wales and Prague do not constitute state aid, as neither will compete with commercial hotspot deployments.
'Brown should rethink EU proposal on VAT'
Gordon Brown has been warned that plans to simplify VAT rules will severely impair the European Union's ongoing battle against tax fraud.
CD WOW! vows to take £35m High Court defeat to Europe
CD WOW!, the British online music retailer, will continue its legal fight against the music industry despite a £35m award against it in the UK courts this week. The firm says that it will take the battle to the European Court of Justice if it can.
Hot babes cruise planet Google
It didn't take you lot long to find something noteworthy on Google Maps' new Street View facility - now offering ground-level, photographic panoramas of Denver, Las Vegas, Miami, and New York.
Westminster street lamp pay-back cut to 750 years
Someone owes Westminster City Council an apology: the amortisation period on its new planet-saving street lamps is not, as we reported yesterday, an astounding 1,450 years, but a rather more modest 750 years.
Eircom to slash up to 400 jobs
Telecoms operator Eircom has confirmed it is to seek job cuts before the end of the year.
Dixons Store Group loses head
Dixons Store Group (DSG) is losing its long-serving chief executive John Clare.
Data protection watchdogs' letter to Google goes public
A letter from an influential group of privacy experts in Europe saying that Google's new privacy policies appear to breach the requirements of the EU's data protection regime was published today.
Doctor Who faces extermination
Doctor Who will reportedly be exterminated next year after the end of the fourth season of the revived series.
Security analogies: the key to educating laymen
CommentThe following is a written version of a speech I gave at The Open Solutions Summit (AKA LinuxWorld NY) in New York City in February. It's long, but I think you will find it interesting. If you want to get to the website I announced, jump to the last section.
Jobs waves iPhone, talks applications
Steve Jobs revealed a little more about Apple's iPhone at the All Things Digital conference, promising the much-awaited device will hit its June deadline, and talking up the possibility of third-party applications.
Vodafone data bundle pricing slips out
When Vodafone announced it would be bringing in new pricing on 1 June, a data bundle was mentioned, but no details were to be made available until the launch.
Another day, another UK newspaper website goes down
The Independent newspaper's website fell over early this morning and is still struggling to get back on its feet.
Motorola lays off another 4,000
Motorola has announced another round of layoffs - 4,000 to add to the 3,500 jobs it slashed in January.
US Stingray style sub motherships test missiles
The US Navy's Stingray-esque SSGN underwater special-forces motherships have seen good news and bad news in recent days.
eBay makes another baffling buy
Online auction house eBay has confirmed it has bought StumbleUpon, the website which offers user-created reviews and recommendations of other websites.
World fails to implode during Gates-Jobs gagfest
We were expecting to wake up to technological armageddon this morning, following the endlessly trailed public meeting of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates at the All Things Digital conference (D5) near San Diego last night.
Finding missing galaxies: Spitzer triumphs again
NASA's Spitzer observatory has logged more than 1,000 previously unknown dwarf galaxies hiding out in a giant cluster of galaxies.
EU on web-terror: Something must be done
EU ambassadors have agreed on a draft statement regarding "cooperation to combat terrorist use of the internet". Justice and Interior ministers are expected to endorse the document in June.
Google Gears up for offline web apps
Google has poked its fingers into the offline web application pie with today's launch of browser add-on Gears.
Sex.com: read it if you dare
Book reviewOK, I'm going to let you in on some of the secrets of how the internet was built.
Channel carousel sees resellers, execs change places
Microsoft laid its cards on the table - or its pictures at any rate - with the announcement of its table-top computer technology, dubbed Surface Computing.
iTunes Plus - plus user details that is
Apple's much touted DRM-free music download service launched yesterday under the moniker iTunes Plus.
New theory for sun's ring of fire
Scientists have proposed a new mechanism to explain the so-called ring of fire that is visible around the sun during a full solar eclipse.
Spam King arrested in Seattle
A 27-year-old man, dubbed the Spam King by investigators, has been arrested in Seattle where he has been indicted on charges of mail fraud, wire fraud, fraud in connection with electronic mail, and money laundering.
Apple TV gets 160GB HDD
Apple, it seems, is hell bent on making this new foray a success and consequently has announced a build-to-order 160GB version - four times the capacity of the existing version that soon-to-be-very-cross customers have forked out for up until now.
Facial drones spot passport frauds
The Passport Office has stopped 600 fraudulent passport applications using a facial recognition system it rolled out as a pilot across its fraud units last year.
Dell's channel shake-up ripples across to Europe
Dell is considering an authorised resellers program for Europe, after taking the plunge into the channel in the US.
Larry Lessig in the lion's den
CISACProfessor Lawrence Lessig is used to hostile audiences - but he faced the most prickly and feisty gathering of 500 he'll ever address yesterday in Brussels.
The Linux programmer's toolbox
Book reviewLinux, like the other *nix platforms, has a reputation of being a good environment for developers. In fact, Linux and hacking – in the original sense of the word – seem to go hand in hand, so much so that some commentators still find it hard to conceive of it as anything but a server and/or development platform.
Google ducks angry authors
CISACGoogle gave a keynote speech to the biggest global gathering of authors' societies today.
DARPA to create brain-chipped cyborg moths
Famed US military mad-scientist bureau DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is engaged in an effort to grow/build cyborg moths for use as spies. No, really.
DHS calls in sci-fi writers as consultants
The feds at the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have this week called in some self-described "deviant" consultants to aid them in the battle against terrorists, illegal immigrants, smugglers et al.
PC Tools snags behaviour protection tech
Anti-spyware firm PC Tools has announced a deal to buy behavioural protection security technology from developer Novatix for an unspecified amount.
Clarity lacks, er, clarity over CEO
Software vendor Clarity Commerce Solutions has been getting itself in a spin over the future of its CEO Graham York.
Tories appoint former tabloid editor as chief spin doctor
The Conservatives have appointed former News of the World editor Andy Coulson, who resigned after his paper was embroiled in a royal phone-tapping scandal, as its new director of communications.
Whale rescue hotline hacked
Even a pair of stranded whales and the legions of people dedicated to saving them aren't safe from trolls, it seems.
Joost views ex-Cisco prodigy as CEO
Joost is wooing former Cisco senior executive Mike Volpi to take the reins as CEO of the online video service, according to reports.
Fedora 7 suppresses Red Hat separation anxiety
Fedora developers have performed a catch and release with their beloved operating system, unleashing today the final cut of Fedora 7.
Dell cheers Q1 with workforce decimation
Dell will decimate its workforce over the next year, eliminating more than 8,000 jobs. The company released word of this restructuring as it dished out first quarter financial results that beat market expectations.
MySQL warns Microsoft on open source credibilty
Microsoft must work with, not against, open source otherwise it risks sacrificing developer support and credibility among customers - even Windows loyalists.
Brocade and Mercury rain cash on SEC to settle charges
Brocade and Mercury Interactive have coughed up $35m between them to settle charges they deliberately flouted SEC rules by falsifying dates of stock option grants.
OpenSolaris fans in a tizzy over 'Project Copy Linux'
Sun Microsystems has moved one mailing list posting closer to explaining how it plans to mimic the Linux distribution model with OpenSolaris.
Brocade barges into HBA market
Brocade intends to muscle in on more of the networking market by expanding its product catalog to include host bus adapters (HBAs) and intelligent server adapters.