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Love me Tender – bidding for Iraqi cellular

Iraq is up for sale, but not everyone is entitled to bid. A study by the George Soros-backed Open Society Initiative sheds some light on the current auction for Iraq's cellular telephony infrastructure, a market that it is estimated to be worth $6 billion by 2008. And it concludes that the bidding process - subject to several amendments already - has been geared to exclude local talent.
Andrew Orlowski, 01 Oct 2003

Half of UK homes has Net access

Half of all UK homes have access to the Net, according tothe Office of National Statistics (ONS).
Tim Richardson, 01 Oct 2003

Data will save mobile operators – report

Mobile operators around the world will be spared from declining revenues thanks to increased use of data services, says the Yankee Group.
ElectricNews.net, 01 Oct 2003

mmO2: Competition Commission squeezes profits

mmO2, the former mobile arm of BT Group, is on track to meet H1 financial targets after adding more than half a million new customers, and reporting an increase in the amount they are spending on mobile services. However, regulatory moves could hamper H2 growth in the highly competitive UK marketplace.
Datamonitor, 01 Oct 2003

Entrepreneurs destroyed by lack of IT credit

Britain is being robbed of its next generation of businesses as entrepreneurs report their planned ventures are being "delayed or destroyed" by the difficulties they face raising capital or credit to purchase essential IT kit, recent research claims.
Robert Jaques, 01 Oct 2003

Brits pound OpenSSL bugs

Research by the U.K. government into a once-overlooked class of software vulnerability has surfaced three new security holes in the ubiquitous OpenSSL software package, according to advisories released Tuesday.
Kevin Poulsen, 01 Oct 2003

Palm launches Tungsten, Zire trio

Palm today unveiled the consumer-oriented Zire 21, and enterprise-friendly Tungsten T3 and Tungsten E PDAs today, as expected.
Tony Smith, 01 Oct 2003

3G in new health scare

There are fears over the safety of next generation phone services today after research found that signals from 3G base stations can cause tingling, nausea and headaches.
Tim Richardson, 01 Oct 2003

Worms spread faster, blended threats grow

Virus writers are increasingly targeting more recent security vulnerabilities in their attempts to spread malicious code.
John Leyden, 01 Oct 2003

Toshiba, HP unveil Media Center 2004 notebooks

Reg Kit Watch
Tony Smith, 01 Oct 2003

Symbian on wheels? Auto makers moot ‘open’ architecture

The auto industry goes open standards? This is possibly more earth-shattering than it would be if Bill Gates admitted he was wrong and gave all his money to Linus Torvalds. Because the auto industry could teach the PC business a few things about achieving lock-in via proprietary IT, and given the amount of IT that's been going into vehicles over the past few years, it's looked like it's getting worse, not better.
John Lettice, 01 Oct 2003

Band goes ahead with Webcast suicide

Members of a Florida-based rock band are to Webcast the suicide of a terminally ill friend during a secret concert on Saturday despite moves to outlaw the gig.
Tim Richardson, 01 Oct 2003

IBM ‘poisoning workers’ case goes to trial

Two former IBM workers who claim that exposure to hazardous chemicals at IBM manufacturing facilities caused them to suffer from cancer will get their day in court.
John Leyden, 01 Oct 2003

US BB take-up hampered by cost, content

High monthly fees and lack of "compelling" broadband content are still being blamed for lack of strong demand for high speed Net access in the US, according to research by Current Analysis.
Tim Richardson, 01 Oct 2003

Sendo wins round one of MS smartphone secrets lawsuit

Sendo has largely won the first stage of its lawsuit against Microsoft, which yesterday failed to have the suit dismissed, or moved from Texas to Washington state. Sendo is suing former smartphone partner Microsoft for a range of alleged sins, the central claim being that the company swiped Sendo's expertise and technology and handed it over to rival, low-cost manufacturers.
John Lettice, 01 Oct 2003

European mobile networks ally for added clout

O2 has locked arms with a phalanx of other independent mobile operators to give them more clout in the marketplace - especially against the likes of Vodafone.
Tim Richardson, 01 Oct 2003

EMC beefs up midrange NAS

EMC is continuing its NAS (network attached storage) march with the release of new systems that add some high-end features in midrange kit.
Ashlee Vance, 01 Oct 2003
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Sun makes rare move to place Lintel kit ahead of Sparc/Solaris

A relatively small announcement out of Sun Microsystems to partner with VoiceGenie for speech software points to a large shift at the company to place Lintel servers ahead of Sparc/Solaris systems when the move makes sense.
Ashlee Vance, 01 Oct 2003

Cisco halts Huawei piracy suit

Cisco Systems today agreed to suspend its patent infringement lawsuit against Huawei after the Chinese equipment manufacturer signed an agreement to modify some of its products.
John Leyden, 01 Oct 2003

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