Two London PC refurb charity appeals
BLITZ (Blackwall IT Zone) has been set up to enable the local community to have access to IT and the internet, Chris Pearman writes. Although on the doorstep of the Canary Wharf Complex, this is one of the poorest areas of London, with the 7th highest unemployment rate in the UK.
Pre-paid users to fuel m-commerce
Pre-paid mobile phone users will be critical to the success of the emerging m-commerce mobile data market, according to a new report by Analysys, Ciaran Buckley writes.
Deitel duo tame enormous Python
Yes, it's herpetological puns all the way this week from Reg associate IT-minds.com. This week's featured creature, sunning itself lazily on the discount rock is the Deitels' Complete Python Training Course
IBM gains UK server share
It has certainly been a tough 12 months for server companies in the UK. Between the start of Q2 2000 and the end of Q1 2001, some $3.55 billion worth of servers were sold in the UK, according to IDC research. For the same period just a year later, ending Q1 2002, that figure had fallen to $2.49 billion, a decline of 29.5 per cent.
Orange network gone titsup
Orange's mobile phone network went on the blink this morning, leaving the trendy operator clutching straws for excuses.
AMD issues sales warning
AMD today warned that it will miss Q2 sales forecasts of $620m to $700m, its second downward revision in a fortnight.
Time's Continental Edison deal collapses
Time Computers' proposed takeover of Continental Edison, the leading French PC maker, has collapsed.
1901 Census site still down after six months
The farce surrounding the UK's 1901 Census site hit a new milestone this week - it's six months since the site was launch and it still doesn't work.
Mandrake shuns UnitedLinux
Mandrake won't be joining the UnitedLinux initiative, inspired by Caldera and involving SuSE, and it's said why.
Orange gets its punters talking again
As many as 635,000 people were hit by the outage that downed the network of colourful mobile phone operator Orange earlier today.
Nvidia hunts for Euro disties
Nvidia wants to appoint its first disties in Europe - it's waving marketing development funds, training and collateral for companies willing to become Nvidia Authorised Distributors (NADs).
BT cuffed for broadband ad fib
The Advertising watchdog has mauled BT for a misleading broadband ad.
Now we are 3 – Hutchison unwraps 3G brand
Hutchison today outted the worldwide name for its 3G mobile phone service - 3. The announcement follows press reports, so there's no logo, or branding statement for philistines like us to sneer at .
HP axes 5,900 jobs in Europe
Hewlett-Packard is to axe 5,900 jobs in Europe as part of a plan to reduce its global workforce by ten per cent over the next 18 months.
Lloyd Webber web hoaxer unmasked
The identity of the literary hoaxer who made the pages of The New York Times last year can finally be revealed.
Fujitsu Siemens, Dell win Inland Revenue 30,000 PC gig
Fujitsu Siemens and Dell have won multi-million pound deals to supply the Inland Revenue with replacement desktop PCs.
Lights go off at eBone
KPNQwest's European network - eBone - is to be shut down as of 17:00 BST today. The closure follows the collapse of a deal to buy the high-speed data network.
Extended warranties: are they a con or what?
Dixons is Europe's most profitable computer retailer, and its success in selling extended warranties on computers plays a big part in its success.
British ID cards to revolutionise crime
Home Secretary David Blunkett announced the start of a six month consultation in Parliament today on plans by the government to introduce "entitlement cards" (that's ID cards to you and me).
Zimmermann calls for NAI to free PGP
Phil Zimmermann is calling on Network Associates to open source portions of the PGP encryption program he sold to the security giant in 1997.