Google in shock reveal of AdSense revenue shares
Google has revealed exactly how much revenue it shares with third-party websites who run text advertisements brokered through its AdSense service.
ISP slapped with $807,000 fee for 'groundless' spam case
An internet service provider that has brought more than 20 lawsuits alleging spam abuses has been ordered to pay one of the defendants almost $807,000 for filing "groundless claims" that mired the company in years of costly litigation.
Color ebook reader for 200 clams? Yup
UpdatedThere's a new Android-based e-reader on the block that's set to challenge the Kindle, iPad, Nook et al in price, features, and display quality.
Database daddy goes non-relational on NoSQL fanbois
Postgres and Ingres father Michael Stonebraker is answering NoSQL with a variant of his relational baby for web-scale data — and it breaks some of the rules he helped pioneer.
Google's encrypted search casts shadow on web analytics
In adding SSL encryption to its primary search engine, Google isn't just protecting your traffic from anyone sniffing your network. It's also preventing third-party webmasters from tracking the search terms you used to find their sites. That may be a good thing for netizens intent on privacy lockdown. But for webmasters, it could be a bit of a problem.
Veho Muvi Atom video camera
ReviewAny aspiring secret agents out there will probably be interested in the new Veho Muvi Atom DV camcorder. At 40mm tall, it’s even smaller than last year’s Muvi Micro that was touted as the smallest camcorder in the world. The Atom’s size is impressive but it comes at the cost of the viewfinder – there isn’t one.
Taxpayers may ship 736 iPads to Brussels
Each and every member of the European Parliament (MEP) may soon receive a brand-spanking new, "magical and revolutionary" Apple iPad.
Phoenix Mars Lander officially dead
NASA has confirmed that its Phoenix Mars Lander has not survived the harsh Red Planet arctic winter, and appears to have suffered serious ice damage to its solar panels.
Laws puts brakes on gov IT spending
David Laws, chief secretary to the treasury, and Francis Maude will jointly chair the "Efficiency Group" in order to help government departments renegotiate contracts with suppliers.
German watchdog tells firms to do own US privacy checks
German privacy watchdogs have told companies to conduct their own checks of US companies' conduct before passing personal data to them, even if they are signed up to the EU-US 'Safe Harbor' data protection scheme.
Janet, E2BN procure network for education and local authorities
The national education network and a broadband provider to public services have shared a £6m deal for new infrastructure in the east of England.
Business intelligence for real
On DemandJust last Thursday we had a live broadcast from our illustrious studios that explained how business intelligence can be used to good effect in your business – given the new end-user demands everyone is facing.
Terence Conran slams 'appalling' Olympic mascots
LogoWatchSir Terence Conran has expressed his displeasure at 2012 Olympic mascots Wenlock and Mandeville in a letter to the Times in which he describes the pair as "symbols of national mediocrity".
Dell to release first MID on 7 June
Dell will launch its Streak mobile internet device on 1 June - and UK cellco O2 has the exclusive.
Cray launches Gemini super interconnect
The final piece of Cray's "Baker" XE6 massively parallel supercomputers, on which the company's financial 2010 hinges, make its debut today.
GreenBytes qualifying 1TB drives
GreenBytes is qualifying 1TB, 2.5-inch drives, and by a process of elimination we think we've spotted signs of another new Seagate product.
Microsoft to wave goodbye to mobile 'experience' boss?
All change at Microsoft, according to the Wall Street Journal which reports J Allard - responsible for the Xbox and parent to the stillborn Courier - is top of the leaving list.
3-million-km-long comet plunges into Sun
Boffins in California report that they have managed to track the course of an unusually resilient comet as it crashed deep into the Sun before finally being crisped.
OFT leaves online ad snoopers to regulate themselves
The Office of Fair Trading believes the online behavioural advertising industry is quite able to regulate itself, despite some concerns about user profiling and adaptive pricing based on postcodes.
Looking for code work? Write fake anti-virus scripts
UpdatedA scareware purveyor has brazenly advertised for recruits on a mainstream job market website.
PC World gets almost-exclusive iPad deal
If you want to buy an iPad on Friday, and you aren't near an Apple store, you'd best get down to PC World or Currys.
Unified communications in context?
WebcastWe've seen from Reg research that a lot of you have considered and are exploring the notion of unified comms so we’ve been trying to do some work on your behalf.
Queen's speech pledges faster deficit cut, 'freedom bill'
The Queen has opened Parliament, detailing the coalition's first legislative programme and setting the scene for deep cuts and unprecedented political bartering.
6Music: Dead man walking?
AnalysisPublic consultation on a whole raft of cuts planned at the BBC ends today, after the Corporation confirmed in March that, among other things, it would axe digital radio stations 6Music and the Asian Network and halve the number of Beeb websites by 2012.
Second biggest WiMAX network switches to LTE
Russia's Yota network, which connects 300,000 people over WiMAX technology, is switching to LTE as the tide firmly turns in favour of the latter technology.
HTC Smart mobile phone
ReviewHTC's Smart is the Taiwanese company's cheapest handset yet. Designed around the cost-cutting Brew operating system it eschews such bells and whistles as Wi-Fi, GPS or an app store, but it still has quite a few things going for it.
Toshiba takes cover off waterproof camcorder
Toshiba has introduced its first camcorder capable of taking a dip and capturing 1080p footage while it's at it.
New iPhone to land in US on 7 June
June 7 is now a near-certainty to be the launch date for the latest iPhone, with Apple CEO Steve Jobs kicking off the firm's Worldwide Developers' Conference on that day (and with US retailer Wal-Mart halving the prices of the current iPhone 3GS in readiness). That would suggest that the new handset would hit the shelves in early July.
Tabnapping attack baits phishing trawl
A leading developer of Firefox has warned of a sneaky potential new form of phishing attack.
Computing smart-scope gunsight for US snipers
US military boffins are about to produce a field-ready computer gunsight which will let snipers kill people on their first shot from a mile away - even with troublesome winds blowing.
Murdoch's paywall: The end of the suicide era?
News International is offering a glimpse of its revamped Times and Sunday Times newspaper sites, before they disappear behind a paywall in four weeks' time. Murdoch's move has been greeted with a lot of angst from people who never pay for anything - the Kumbaya crowd - but also criticism from rivals who, hypocritically, secretly hope he'll succeed.
Beeb, British Museum face smut issues over saucy pot
The BBC and the British Museum could be in a tight spot if the legal system puts two and two together over a Roman cup which also puts two and two together... in a naked, underage sort of way.
Greatest Living Briton loses £30m
The 'Institute of Web Science' is another casualty of the UK's spending cuts.
IT managers are spoil sports
Just over half of IT managers (54 per cent) think staff should be banned from watching the World Cup using PCs at work.
Violin punts flash-mem array with '10X performance advantage'
Violin Memory is introducing a flash memory array product with integrated flash RAID and a "sustainable ten-fold performance advantage over leading competitors".
Second man jailed over Scientology DDoS attacks
A second US man has been jailed over controversial denial of service attacks against the Church of Scientology two years ago.
Women are tech goddesses!
Why can't you see What you're doin' to me When you don't believe a word I say?
Yahoo! buys! obscure! Indonesian! geo! location! site!
Yahoo! has bought a little-known Indonesian social media company for an undisclosed sum.
Google does an Orb
Google's Android music service will do an Orb and allow you to stream your home music collection when you're out of the house. It will require a small piece of server software to run on your home PC.
Chips-for-gold fraud gang get 74 years' jail
A 21-strong gang of CPU-dealing VAT fraudsters have been sentenced to a total of 74 years in prison.
Deadly phone number of doom disconnected
A Bulgarian phone number featuring nine eights has been cut off after three successive owners died in suspicious circumstances.
Facebook promises simplified privacy controls from Thursday
Facebook is due to begin rolling out simplified privacy controls on Thursday, a senior executive has announced.
iPhone 3G disappears from cellco sites
Suspicions that the iPhone 3G is not long for this world would appear to be founded - if UK carriers' websites are anything to go by.
Canonical updates Landscape manager
Having taken the wraps off the enterprise-grade Ubuntu 10.04 Long Term Support variant of Linux, commercial Linux distributor Canonical this morning delivered an upgrade of its companion Landscape systems management tool to keep all those Linuxes in line.
Fedora 13 – Linux for Applephobes
ReviewWith its music store and cloud syncing services, Ubuntu 10.04 tends to eclipse Fedora in the minds of many.
Google: Android fragmentation isn't fragmentation
Google I/OGoogle Android project leader Andy Rubin isn't concerned about the fragmentation of the Android handset market. In fact, he doesn't even call it fragmentation.
Google removes Chrome beta tag on Mac, Linux
Google has promoted Mac and Linux versions of its Chrome browser out of beta, marking the first time the search behemoth has brought them into its fold of ready-for-prime-time releases.
Windows Phone chief and Xbox brain exit Microsoft
If there's a job more thankless than leading Microsoft's perpetually loss-making online business operations, it's running the Redmond unit that handles Windows Mobile and Xbox.
74 Democrats defy Obama man's net neut plans
Seventy-four Democratic members of the US House of Representatives have sided with telcos in the ongoing dust-up over the Federal Communications Commission efforts to preserve net neutrality.
Cisco taps into smart grid money machine
Cisco has developed a new router and switch pair in an attempt to cash in on the growing interest in — and money-making potential of — "smart" electrical power grids.
Mountain View delivers Google Analytics opt-out
Mountain View has released a browser add-on that opts you out of Google Analytics, the traffic monitoring service now used by 71 per cent of the top domains on the interwebs.
HP unseats Big Blue as server king
The triple-whammy of declining mainframe and Power Systems server sales and a resurgent X64 market has toppled IBM from the top rank in the server racket, according to statistics released by box counter Gartner.
Twitter tw*ts ad networks
Twitter has banned third-party ad networks from its micro-blogging service, less than six weeks after launching an ad platform of its own.