Novel has turned a year-ago profit into loss as the impact from its controversial distribution and patent protection deal with Microsoft fades.
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.
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!, 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.
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.
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.
Telecoms operator Eircom has confirmed it is to seek job cuts before the end of the year.
Dixons Store Group (DSG) is losing its long-serving chief executive John Clare.
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 will reportedly be exterminated next year after the end of the fourth season of the revived series.
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.
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.
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.
The Independent newspaper's website fell over early this morning and is still struggling to get back on its feet.
Motorola has announced another round of layoffs - 4,000 to add to the 3,500 jobs it slashed in January.
The US Navy's Stingray-esque SSGN underwater special-forces motherships have seen good news and bad news in recent days.
Online auction house eBay has confirmed it has bought StumbleUpon, the website which offers user-created reviews and recommendations of other websites.
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.
NASA's Spitzer observatory has logged more than 1,000 previously unknown dwarf galaxies hiding out in a giant cluster of galaxies.
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 has poked its fingers into the offline web application pie with today's launch of browser add-on Gears.
ReviewThere's HD and then there's full HD. While both will give you better pictures than normal TV, the latter offers a degree of future proofing by enabling you to take advantage of 1080p, the highest HD resolution currently in use. With both Blu-ray and HD DVD supporting it, you'll need a Full HD TV such as Sharp's LC37XD1E to experience the best high definition currently has to offer.
Book reviewOK, I'm going to let you in on some of the secrets of how the internet was built.
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.
Apple's much touted DRM-free music download service launched yesterday under the moniker iTunes Plus.
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.
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, 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.
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 is considering an authorised resellers program for Europe, after taking the plunge into the channel in the US.
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.
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.
CISACGoogle gave a keynote speech to the biggest global gathering of authors' societies today.
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.
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.
Anti-spyware firm PC Tools has announced a deal to buy behavioural protection security technology from developer Novatix for an unspecified amount.
Software vendor Clarity Commerce Solutions has been getting itself in a spin over the future of its CEO Graham York.
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.
Even a pair of stranded whales and the legions of people dedicated to saving them aren't safe from trolls, it seems.
Joost is wooing former Cisco senior executive Mike Volpi to take the reins as CEO of the online video service, according to reports.
Fedora developers have performed a catch and release with their beloved operating system, unleashing today the final cut of Fedora 7.
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.
Microsoft must work with, not against, open source otherwise it risks sacrificing developer support and credibility among customers - even Windows loyalists.
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.
Sun Microsystems has moved one mailing list posting closer to explaining how it plans to mimic the Linux distribution model with OpenSolaris.
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.
Texas semiconductor manufacturer Freescale is cutting jobs across the company as part of a strategy to reduce costs during a sluggish year.