20th > May > 2002 Archive

Nintendo drops GameCube price pants

Nintendo is ratcheting up the console price war by dropping the GameCube's recommended retail price in North America to $149.
Drew Cullen, 20 May 2002

US DoJ rep moves to blunt Europe's action on MS

US assistant attorney general and DoJ head Charles James was in Brussels fingering (if not quite rattling yet) sabres last week. The "theory of monopoly leveraging," which appears to underly some of the European antitrust case against Microsoft, has "very little standing in the US" and "has been largely if not entirely rejected by our courts."
John Lettice, 20 May 2002

Ananova pushes mobile, scraps email

Ananova is turning Orange, the colour of its owner.
Drew Cullen, 20 May 2002

Government buys virus blocking from MessageLabs

The Government has signed up managed services firm MessageLabs to protect Whitehall departments against mass-mailing viruses, in a deal worth over £1 million a year.
John Leyden, 20 May 2002

Reg signs treaty with O'Really and Rockall

There's much frenzied unpacking of boxes this morning at the Cash'n'Carrion warehouse as Vulture Central unveils two completely new Summer lines.
Team Register, 20 May 2002
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Transmeta blades power landmark supercomputer breakthrough

The home of the atom bomb gave an extraordinary, and unexpected endorsement of Transmeta's low power chip Crusoe - and the ultra-dense blades pioneered RLX Technologies - last week, InfoWorld reports. It may even have come up with an answer to the Gelsinger Coefficient.
Andrew Orlowski, 20 May 2002

Bonfield had no BT future

The former chief exec of BT, Sir Peter Bonfield, never had a future at BT, according to chairman Sir Christopher Bland.
Tim Richardson, 20 May 2002

Energis restates assets and calls EGM

ComputerWire, 20 May 2002

Borland releases JBuilder for skinflints

ComputerWire, 20 May 2002

BellSouth to cut 5,000 jobs, blames regulators

ComputerWire, 20 May 2002

The rise of New Chip Order in Asia

ComputerWire, 20 May 2002

Microsoft wins Chinese vendor for Mobile OS

ComputerWire, 20 May 2002

Sky falls down on digital TV recorder

Software bugs in the Sky Plus digital recorder have become so severe that customers who complain are having their monthly subscription fee refunded.
Andrew Smith, 20 May 2002

Freeserve slams Oftel over BT Broadband

Freeserve has slammed the telecoms regulator Oftel, accusing it of caving-in to BT and gifting the monster telco with the chance to dominate the broadband market.
Tim Richardson, 20 May 2002

Ford US in grand theft automated

Ford has warned 13,000 US consumers that their credit history has been illegally obtained by identity thieves posing as the motor manufacturer's credit lending arm.
John Leyden, 20 May 2002

EU probes HP over ink prices

HP is coming under scrutiny of the European Union over antitrust issues in the inkjet cartridges market.
IT-Analysis, 20 May 2002
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World Cup network goes live

Wireless and VoIP feature heavily in the communications network for the World Cup, which was completed by networking supplier Avaya last week.
John Leyden, 20 May 2002

Police swoop on 30+ in UK pedo raids

More than 30 people in the UK have been arrested on suspicion of accessing US-based paedophile Web sites.
Tim Richardson, 20 May 2002

Living dummies hang out in Harrods

Four people are to "live" in Harrods' shop window over the next five days to publicise the launch of a range of Internet gadgets.
Tim Richardson, 20 May 2002

Altnet wakes up as worm spreads through KaZaA

A worm is spreading through the KaZaA file sharing network: we hope it's unrelated to today's activation of the controversial Altnet piggy-back P2P network.
John Leyden, 20 May 2002

Juniper buys Siemens' Unisphere

Juniper, main competitor to Cisco in the high-end routing space, has acquired Siemens subsidiary Unisphere Networks in a $740 million cash and stock deal. It will pay $375 million in cash and 36.5 million shares of Juniper stock.
John Leyden, 20 May 2002