Microsoft UK 0wn3d
Microsoft's UK Web site was defaced late Thursday by Prime Suspectz with a simple re-direct page and the unostentatious message: "Thank you for visiting. You are now being redirected to the Microsoft UK web site. Please click here if you are not redirected within 5 seconds. ©2000 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved."
Lucent workers busted for inside tech swindle
The FBI on Thursday nailed three Chinese nationals -- two Lucent Technologies scientists and a hanger-on -- on charges of forming a company called ComTriad Technologies through which they sold Lucent trade secrets to a Chinese outfit they formed with a commercial cabal of Beijing plutocrats known as Datang Telecom Technology.
EarthLink founder crashes, burns in fraud probe
Atlanta, Georgia ISP EarthLink co-founder and 'Church' of Scientology dupe Reed Slatkin is under investigation by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for running an investment scam, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Exploits for several million Microsoft servers posted
Several exploits have been developed for a buffer overflow vulnerability in servers running IIS 5.0 on Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, which we reported on Tuesday.
Official: BT not anti-competitive
BT has been found not guilty of anti-competitive behaviour following its introduction of bundled voice and Net products at the end of last year.
Student wins first SMS poetry competition
The world's first text message poetry competition has been decided and the winner is 22-year-old student Hetty Hughes. Hetty is doing a degree in peace studies and was in the midst of an essay on the United Nations when she caught sight of a pic of her gran. The text poem was finished minutes later. This is it:
Evesham loses Luke Ireland
Evesham.com's operations director Luke Ireland is leaving the business to start his own venture. He'd been with the company for 10 years, and if you want to wish him well his last day is 1 June.
Show us the source, then Mr Mundie – developers
Some Microsoft updates just take longer to arrive than others. It's taken 25 years to refine Bill Gates' Open Letter to Hobbyists, and in the best tradition of second system syndrome, the follow-up is not only massively bloated, but a lot less usable than the original.
Israeli BOFHs flock to sign up as spies
Jobless high technology workers are beating a path to the doors of Israel's intelligence agency, Mossad, in order to find work.
Stop! Don't install Easy CD Creator 5 til you read this story
The latest version of the popular CD recording software Easy CD Creator, version 5, is killing Windows 2000 machines stone dead so hold off until you have read all the guidance.
Ideal underpins AMD biz with ASUS franchise
ASUSTek has signed up Ideal Hardware to distribute its mobos into the UK system builder market.
Knife hangs over 73 Computacenter jobs
Computacenter has told 73 workers that they are at risk of being jobless after its decision to re-integrate its ebusiness division back into its main operation.
AOL in cahoots with Compaq, HP to derail WinXP, .NET?
AOL is considering what amounts to all out war on Microsoft and Windows XP, according to a document obtained by Betanews, which has been getting its hands on some corkers of late. If genuine the document is an AOL internal strategy memo listing "response scenarios" to XP. Practically all of them are seriously hardball, and at their most extreme they'd add up to recruiting an OEM coalition to topple Microsoft from the desktop while destabilising the XP rollout.
Psion tells investors about state of its handheld business
Psion chief exec David Levin has said Q1 sales are significantly ahead of last years at the company's AGM today.
Samsung launches ‘custom’ Rambus RIMMs
Samsung wheeled out three new quad-channel Rambus memory modules yesterday aimed at servers and high-end PCs.
NEC results, a tale of two halves
NEC's results are out today and it's a tale of two halves. In the early part of its financial year it enjoyed strong sales of cellular telephones and growth of its PC and semiconductor memory business, this more than offset weak sales from mainframe computers and colour LCDs.
Mobiles blamed for Fat Kids
British kids are the fattest ever, and it's all down to mobiles. Apparently.
AMD plots 15 May server, mobile Athlon launch
AMD looks set to launch its next-generation Athlon, codenamed Palomino, at a special event on 15 May.
Mundie retrofits Net visionary tag to Chairman Gates
The Cult of the Dear Leader proceeds apace at Microsoft, as yesterday's stage-managed piece of source-mongering by Craig Mundie amply testifies. In his preamble to his Shared Source presentation, Craig tips the hat to His Billness, who seems now to all intents and purposes the inventor of the Internet:
Nvidia takes control of workstation graphics biz
Nvidia is the world's leading graphics chip maker... almost.
AOL UK stung by BBC investigation
AOL UK has launched an urgent investigation after receiving complaints from people unable to cancel their free trial to the Internet service.
BT boot sale offers more bargains
BT is continuing in its telecoms boot sale with a 33 per cent stake in Malaysian operator Maxis up for the taking.
British dame donates £10m to start Internet Institute
One of Britain's richest women has given £10 million to help launch an Internet Institute at the University of Oxford.
Boxed P4 shortages? What shortages
If there was a channel drought of boxed versions of Intel's P4s earlier in the week things seem to have eased up now.
Daily Radar.com falls off screen
DailyRadar.com has become the latest in gaming Web sites to be switched off. A note on its site says: "Well, folks... The internet soufflé has collapsed (you probably read about it in the news), and Daily Radar is no longer publishing. Here's the top ten reasons Daily Radar will no longer publish:"
Compaq UK does its bit for price war
Compaq UK is running a reseller price promo throughout in May. In other words the dealers get the discount and then it's up to them to decide how much to pass on to Johnny Punter. In practice, the customers will get, more or less the lot, so street prices should come in at up to 20 per cent cheaper than Big Q is currently quoting for typical Buying Prices
Napster ponders Microsoft as technology partner
Napster is talking to Microsoft about licensing Windows Media Technology as the basis for its future subscription-based, copyright-protecting music sharing service.
Intel pays students to go and work for someone else
Intel is offering students cash incentives not to become part of its workforce.
Consumer GPRS is going to be a dog in the short-term
The launch of a service that promises consumers high-speed Internet connections over mobile phones will fall short of delivering the functions business users enjoy.