Red Hat flags OSI offenders on partner site
OSCONSometimes being the open source software leader means distancing yourself from open source claims.
MySpace erases 29,000 sex offenders
MySpace yesterday announced it had "detected and deleted" 29,000 convicted sex offenders on the social networking site, Reuters reports.
Brit IT millionaire dies on Chinese mountain
A British millionaire who made his fortune supplying IT services to banks has died on the slopes of China's Mount Muztagata, the Telegraph reports.
MP slams school biometric guidance
An MP has attacked the government's biometrics advice to schools for failing to enshrine in law a parent's right to be consulted.
Oz cans porn filtering trial
A proposed net content filtering trial which was supposed to begin protecting Tasmanian surfers from smut last year was canned after ISPs Telstra and Optus refused to play ball, The Australian reports.
Transformation feeds outsourcing surge
Public sector spending on ICT and business process outsourcing (BPO) is ready for a surge in 2008, according to research from Kable.
Mozilla confirms own URL handling bug
The Mozilla Foundation acknowledged over the weekend that its own Firefox browser allows links that can send malicious code to external programs, a security issue that the group had previously argued should be fixed by the browser maker.
LogicaCMG hit by boardroom row
LogicaCMG's board continues to reshuffle its members with the announcement that executive director Didier Herrmann has been asked to step down with immediate effect.
Suit blows £105k in London bar
An unnamed businessman and around 18 friends last Saturday set an "all-time record" in alcoholic extravagance by working their way through £105,805 worth of booze in London's Crystal nightclub, the Telegraph reports.
ROK Media Store launches, sans content
ROK Media, a company best known for giving away dubious video content for mobile phone viewing, has launched an online music shop - but you can't buy any music as yet.
Facebook in court over IP theft allegations
Fast-growing social networking site Facebook goes to court today, facing allegations that its founder stole software code and his business plan from fellow students at Harvard University.
Serena plans Agile marketplace breakout
Serena Software is reaching outside its enterprise IT base with new Agile tooling and betting on a online market to challenge Borland Software and IBM.
Wiki tool makes adding services easy
"Service-orientation" often assumes the status of being something very grand and, well, expensive, but that is not always the case.
Neon's Oracle guru called in to beef up Titan
Dave Moore is a self-confessed Oracle geek. According to his blog, you are an Oracle geek if "instead of looking at the clock on your PC for the current time, you run a sysdate query because you believe it is more accurate".
Liferay and ICEsoft team up to take Ajax to the enterprise
Building mashups is all very well, but the bigger the organisation requiring them the more complicated it can get to create them, particularly if there is a strong need to maintain enterprise programming models.
Your very own R2 unit multimedia machine
Japanese firm Nikko has created an all-in-one multimedia device incorporating projector, DVD player, media card reader and oh, so much more. So what's new, you might say, well this particular product is shaped like R2-D2 from Star Wars.
AllofMP3.com owner faces jail time
Denis Kvasov, the former owner of Russian music site AllofMP3.com, has been charged with violating intellectual property laws in a Moscow court.
BBC Trust backs calls for Linux iPlayer
ExclusiveThe BBC Trust met with the Open Source Consortium (OSC) yesterday to discuss the controversy raised by the BBC's iPlayer, which will only work on Windows XP.
Qantas spunks AU$100m on 'pterodactyl'
LogoWatchDesigners have reacted with somewhat less than enthusiasm to Qantas's revamped logo - rolled out this week with the usual fanfare of trumpets.
First Airbus seats to be auctioned for charity
The airline which will operate the first passenger flight of the Airbus A380 super-jumbo jet is to auction the seats online.
UK gov rejects Cliff Richard's copyright extension
The UK government has rejected the idea of extending music copyright beyond 50 years, prompting protests from ageing rockers whose work will soon be in the public domain.
Samsung parades 30in screen with DisplayPort
Samsung has raised the bar for LCD display resolutions giving square-eyed screen-addicts another reason to drool uncontrollably. It has unveiled the world’s first 30in LCD display, capable of providing a 2560 x 1600 resolution through the next-generation DisplayPort video interface.
Skype violates open source licence
Skype has been convicted of violating the open source GPL (General Public License) by a regional court in Munich.
Oki mobilises iris scanner software
Oki has been eyeballing the mobile phone market and witnessed an opportunity for increased security. As a result, it has developed an iris recognition software that may help ensure undesirables are prevented access from our most cherished communications devices.
China Mobile dials up bumper June
China Mobile had a cracker month in June, adding 5.5 million subscribers and taking its total to 332.4 million.
Mobile-mast danger is all in your head
Researchers investigating the health effects of mobile phone masts have found that sufferers report symptoms regardless of whether the equipment is actually on or off.
Motorola signs up for tiny projectors
Motorola has teamed up with Microvision to put laser-projector technology into mobile phone handsets.
AMD says virtualisation will win SMB hearts
AMD is extolling the virtues of virtualisation for small businesses (SMBs).
Sage gets mergers and acqusitions director
Sage has hired David Clayton as its new group strategy and mergers and acquisitions director.
Can Osama keep Bush afloat?
Part 2As we discussed in part one, terrorism in general, and al Qaeda in particular, are again dominating the news. It's now just about impossible to find a report of any terrorist act (or quasi-terrorist act, like the recent failed car bombings in London), without reference to Osama bin Laden or his famous franchise.
Western Digital tear it up with 2TB HDs
Storage junkies will sleep a little easier from now on, safe in the knowledge that their insatiable capacity requirements are to be met by Western Digital (WD) and its 2TB My Book hard drive range.
Yahoo to start optimising for mobile
Yahoo is planning to use Novarra's mobile-optimising technology, as Vodafone did last month, though hopefully without causing so many problems for m-commerce sites.
Unisys gets a first
I feel strangely sorry for Unisys, even though it has just won a race that is, arguably, well worth crowing about. But you see, it is the first company to run the new TPC-E benchmark that replaces the aged and venerable – and to be honest somewhat discredited – TPC-C benchmark.
US gov's flying laser hit by delays, problems
US government researchers have highlighted serious problems with the Pentagon's controversial Airborne Laser (ABL) programme.
Toshiba, Fujitsu, NEC want 32nm friendship
Toshiba said today it is considering a partnership with Fujitsu and NEC to develop and produce 32 nanometer chips, a way of competing with rival companies who've already formed similar pacts.
Latins prefer Microsoft to Google
It seems that Google magic doesn't work quite as well in the rest of the world. At least, not yet. Earlier this month, internet research firm comScore released a new study that put Google a few steps behind the competition in Asia-Pacific, and now it says that Larry, Serg, and the gang are also trailing in Latin America.
Intel aims parallelism aid at open source fans
OSCONHoping to inspire people to write code that can run on its multi-core processors, Intel has open sourced one of its development packages.
OSI approves 'badgeware' license
OSCONThe Open Source Initiative (OSI) shocked the world today by approving a "badgeware" style license.
HP offers 3-D thermal mapping for data centers
Hewlett-Packard is expanding its IT operations services business, offering 3-D thermal mapping tools that detect and manage data center hotspots.
Zero-day security flaw leaves Firefox wide open
Security researchers have disclosed a zero-day vulnerability in the latest version of Firefox that gives miscreants complete control of Windows-based computers when the Mozilla browser visits a booby-trapped website.
SugarCRM trades badgeware for GPL 3
OSCONSugarCRM has transformed from open source whipping boy to free software hero – in an instant.