Apple to stage New York education event next week
Apple has sent out media invitations to a launch event in New York on January 19 that will announce a new initiative aimed at the education sector.
Go Daddy not liable for cybersquatting, US court rules
Go Daddy was not liable for a form of trademark infringement when a system that the domain name registrar operates was used to redirect visitors from allegedly 'cybersquatting' web domain names to a pornographic website, a US court has ruled.
French get unlimited mobile for €20
Disruptive French broadband provider Free Mobile has announced pricing for its new mobile venture, and it's cheap, really cheap, thanks to lots of Wi-Fi and femtocell offloading.
Davos report: Cyber-attack risk to global stability is real
Cyber-attacks against governments and businesses are among the top five risks in the world in terms of likelihood, according to the startlingly obvious World Economic Forum's (WEF) Global Risks for 2012 report.
Bomb threat lobbed at Finnish anti-piracy squad
A Finnish anti-piracy group said yesterday that it had received a bomb threat for its role in blocking The Pirate Bay in Finland.
Vauxhall prices up Ampera e-car for Blighty
Detroit Motor ShowVauxhall has priced up the Ampera, the e-car it'll be putting in showrooms later this year.
Xerox CEO's cure for US educational woes: 'Cool' and cash
CES 2012The Chairman and CEO of Xerox believes that one way to fix the US educational system is to make science, technology, engineering, and math "cool". Another is money.
Hubble probes star death blast clue to universe riddle
PicAstronomers have photographed the faint embers of a star explosion that happened 9 billion years ago.
Ofcom sides with Orange over price hikes
Ofcom has ruled that it will not investigate Orange's controversial 2011 price-hike as the carrier's move is unlikely to have breached legislation.
Acorn King Moir: BBC Micros, Ataris and 'BS' marketing
One company you'll be familiar with, and the other less so, yet both were successful pioneers in the personal computing revolution of the 1980s and both were founded by ferociously talented geeks.
Republican pol rips online piracy bill, defends Google
CES 2012At least one powerful Republican member of the US House of Representatives takes a dim view of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) wending it way through the House.
US killer spy drone controls switch to Linux
The control of US military spy drones appears to have shifted from Windows to Linux following an embarrassing malware infection.
Banana war: Velvet Underground shoots holes in Apple bag
Legendary New York band The Velvet Underground has filed a lawsuit against the Andy Warhol Foundation, after the deceased artist's company agreed to a licensing deal with a case- and sleeve-maker for Apple products.
Compellent co-founder dismounts disk biz
Compellent co-founder and CEO Phil Soran has announced he is retiring on 1 March, the integration of Compellent into Dell having been more or less completed.
Google's social search mash gets EPIC FAIL
Building an internet within the internet isn't as easy for Google as it once was - and critics of Mountain View's latest efforts to make its search estate more "social" are becoming increasingly vocal.
Scammers punt bogus pink Facebook makeover
The latest survey scam doing the rounds on Facebook works by falsely offering to change the profile of prospective marks from blue to red, black or shocking pink.
Judge bans stolen student sex pics sharing on BitTorrent
Conservative MP Louise Mensch has welcomed a landmark ruling in an internet bullying case as an advance for individual liberty.
Nuclear Mars tank thrusts hard into perfect position
Unlike the broken-down Russian Mars probe Phobos-Grunt, the NASA Mars Science Laboratory is on track for touching down on the Red Planet after smoothly pulling off some well-choreographed thrusts.
Ofcom sets out spectrum mega-auction, again
Ofcom is proposing greater coverage requirements, but fewer ownership caps and simpler lot sizes, in its latest round of proposals for the forthcoming mega-auction.
Footie club sacks striker for homophobic tweet
Oxford City have sacked ageing striker Lee Steele after he posted a homophobic tweet.
Microsoft postpones plans for web telly service
Microsoft has postponed plans to launch an online subscription service for TV shows and movies because new content costs too much to license.
Microsoft sharpening axe for marketing heads - report
Another year and another shake-up is coming to Microsoft. A restructuring of the team responsible for how Redmond is perceived and sells itself will be announced in the next 30 days, Bloomberg reports.
Gartner: Ultrabooks aren't tickling anyone's fancy
The global PC market contracted in the last three months of 2011 and Ultrabooks failed to take off, Gartner's preliminary results showed yesterday.
Germany lifts Computacenter out of UK slump
Computacenter saw UK revenues plunge 13 per cent last year, but says growth in Germany and France more than offset its home-turf woes.
Bookies set odds on Apple NYC launch
With so many flooding the interweb on a daily basis, it can be rather difficult to assess the legitimacy of Apple rumours. But you can always trust a bookie, right?
Activist hedge fund Taconic ups CA stake
New York-based hedge fund Taconic Capital Advisors has upped its stake in systems software maker CA Technologies in an effort to convince the company to wring more profits from its books.
Stratfor slaps website back online after Anon mega-hack
Stratfor has restored its website to normal operation on Wednesday, more than two weeks after a hack attack by Anonymous that made the global intelligence analyst firm a byword for information insecurity.
Oracle punts carrier-grade Sparc T4 servers
Sun Microsystems used to be the dot in dot-com, and sold billions and billions of dollars of Sparc/Solaris gear during the first waves of the commercial Internet build out.
Cryptome releases list of social sites monitored by DHS
Venerable internet repository Cryptome has released a list of social media web sites that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) monitors to gauge the mood of the online populace.
NBN Co unclogs sign-up pipeline
The drawn-out negotiations over the National Broadband Network’s wholesale contract offering have concluded with a rush of ISPs agreeing to an amended contract announced yesterday.
SMS emergency management goes national
Location-based warnings via SMS will become a feature of Australia’s emergency management system this year, with Telstra the first carrier to commit to a system on a national basis.
Aussie fraud buster seized by global rival
Cybercrime buster ThreatMetrix has added Australian malware protector TrustDefender to its global fold.
Oz skeptic offers prize if Rossi’s E-cat works
Australian entrepreneur, philanthropist, skeptic, aviator and eccentric Dick Smith has offered $AU200,000 for proof that the Andrea Rossi “energy catalyzer” actually works.
Ron Paul’s web campaign mired in pokey pages
An analysis of the web-page performance of candidates in the 2012 US presidential elections shows disappointing results for Ron Paul, supposedly one of the more internet-savvy candidates in the race.