20th > March > 2002 Archive

16,000 jump on BTo's new DSL bandwagon

BTopenworld has secured more than 16,000 orders for its DSL service in the last two weeks.
Tim Richardson, 20 Mar 2002
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Cisco sued over Net2Phone ‘deception’

ComputerWire, 20 Mar 2002

Certicom says Nokia will not kill its VPN sales

ComputerWire, 20 Mar 2002

EMC pushes WideSky on sometimes unwilling world

ComputerWire, 20 Mar 2002

Don't broaden case into new trial, MS judge tells States

Microsoft antitrust judge Colleen Kollar-Kottelly yesterday appeared to fire a shot across the bows of the unsettling States' case. She refused to accept testimony from former Netscape CEO Jim Barksdale, and also said she was inclined to agree with Microsoft's view that most of the testimony from Sun's Richard Green should be thrown out. She has yet to rule on this, but said she understood Microsoft's concerns, and that she felt some of the direct testimony "needs to be culled through a little more carefully."
John Lettice, 20 Mar 2002

CompuServe UK for the chop?

AOL UK has refused to confirm or deny speculation that it is on the brink of axing its CompuServe ISP service in the UK.
Tim Richardson, 20 Mar 2002

3G phones – rarer than hen's teeth

Preview I wasn't supposed to review this phone. It's the most valuable one I have held; worth more than the solid platinum handset NEC made as a one-off back in 1998.
Simon Rockman, 20 Mar 2002

Symantec spills email addresses of list subscribers

UpdatedSubscribers to a Symantec digest have alerted us after receiving an administrative message that divulged user email details.
John Leyden, 20 Mar 2002

A succulent bunch of fives from IT-Minds

This week's discounted bunch of fives from Reg associate IT-minds bookstore is led by Designing from Both Sides of the Screen by Ellen Isaacs and Alan Walendowski.
Lester Haines, 20 Mar 2002

Bill's vision for the future of the PC, c1980 – er, Xenix

Microsoft attorney Dan Webb's precis of Bill Gates' forthcoming trial contribution has prompted quantities of correspondence from bitter old lags on the subject Microsoft's pivotal role in the history of the computer industry, and on His Billness' "vision."
John Lettice, 20 Mar 2002

ORBZ shuts up shop, cites criminal charges

UpdatedORBZ, the anti-spam blacklisting service, is shutting down.
John Leyden, 20 Mar 2002

OUP reference books go online

The Oxford University Press (OUP) is making its academic tomes available online - for a fee.
Tim Richardson, 20 Mar 2002

Mobo maker flushes P4 chipset through grey market

Pentium 4 BO chipsets are falling in price on the gray market in Asia, in response to a big clear-out by a major, unnamed mobo maker, the ever resourceful Digitimes reports (although not resourceful enough to name the company).
Drew Cullen, 20 Mar 2002

MS Mira beta: buy $800 web tablet, then pretend it's not

Beta testers of Microsoft's Mira wireless display devices are going to have to pay for the hardware, according to an email sent to testers yesterday and obtained by ActiveWin. Well, fair enough, you might think, it is hardware so there's a cost factor that's absent from the usual software beta, but it's $800 for an 8.4in 800x600 TFT unit, and even odder than that, it's not a wireless display at all - it's a full-blown appliance that can operate independently of the PC it's to be tested with.
John Lettice, 20 Mar 2002

Police tackle global ‘elite’ paedo ring

Twelve people have been arrested in a global operation designed to crack down on an "elite" group of Net-based paedophiles.
Tim Richardson, 20 Mar 2002

Instant message, cracker tricks

IRC and instant messaging (IM) services are increasingly becoming vectors for social engineering attacks.
John Leyden, 20 Mar 2002

Sue Ellison, analyst tells Oracle users

Meta Group analyst Mark Shainman says Oracle users should take legal action to block the database giant from renegotiating some license fees.
Andrew Orlowski, 20 Mar 2002

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