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  • You get what you pay for

    American Web users appear happier paying for online content than us Brits, which could be worrying news for struggling UK Internet sites.

    05 Aug. 02 07:19 Written by Wendy Brewer
  • Top ten bugs

    Anti-virus firm Sophos PLC released its list of the top ten of the world's most common viruses yesterday, with the Klez worm holding on to poll position for the fifth month running.

    05 Aug. 02 07:16 Written by Wendy Brewer
  • Report: SEC scrutinizes AOL's deal with PurchasePro

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has broadened its probe of AOL Time Warner Inc.'s (AOLTW) financial practices to examine the company's relationship with Las Vegas software company PurchasePro Inc., according to a published report.

    05 Aug. 02 06:58 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Corio to acquire Qwest ASP assets

    Corio Inc. is to buy all of the ASP (application service provider) assets of Qwest Communications International Inc. subsidiary Qwest CyberSolutions LLC (QCS) for US$15 million in cash, the companies announced last Thursday.

    05 Aug. 02 06:18 Written by Gillian Law
  • Start-up Internet Photonics bucks the trend

    Internet Photonics last week announced the closing of its third round of venture financing to the value of US$31 million from two new investors as well as existing participants.

    03 Aug. 02 09:12 Written by Jim Duffy
  • MMS breaks out across Asia-Pacific

    Mobile operators in Australia and Singapore have moved ahead with offering multimedia messaging service (MMS), looking to maximize data revenues while waiting for the right time to start rolling out 3G (third-generation) mobile services.

    02 Aug. 02 13:41 Written by David Legard
  • Site 'hypes' Linux hacks

    A New Zealand Linux consultant is sceptical of a British survey which suggests hacks of Linux-based web servers are on the rise and those on Microsoft IIS-based servers are declining.

    02 Aug. 02 09:26 Written by David Watson
  • WLAN use growing fast, researchers say

    Wireless LANs based on the IEEE 802.11 standard are on a strong growth spurt, according to two research reports released this week.

    02 Aug. 02 08:24 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Genesys delivers self-service voice application

    Alcatel SA subsidiary Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories Inc. Tuesday unveiled software that uses voice-recognition features to help users automate the handling of customer service phone calls.

    02 Aug. 02 08:09 Written by Ann Bednarz
  • PC, Mac OS updates may spark Bluetooth interest

    Bluetooth is set to get easier to use with PCs this year as Microsoft Corp. and Apple Computer Inc. both integrate the short-range wireless technology into their client operating systems and vendors unveil a variety of new devices.

    02 Aug. 02 08:05 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • US feds get tough with security vendors

    Independent identification and verification of security vulnerabilities in commercial software is good for overall Internet security, but there is a right and a wrong way to report the existence of those vulnerabilities, US federal and industry experts said Thursday.

    02 Aug. 02 08:01 Written by Dan Verton
  • Cybersecurity czar gets tough on responsibility

    US president George W. Bush's chief cybersecurity adviser Wednesday expanded the administration's concept of corporate responsibility, warning the IT industry that it is no longer acceptable to sell glitch-riddled software, and urged users to stop buying software that they know isn't secure.

    02 Aug. 02 07:58 Written by Dan Verton
  • BindView, Procinct release security services

    The Black Hat security conference being held in Las Vegas does not normally feature many new product announcements, but BindView Corp. and Procinct Security Corp. are bucking that trend, with each company announcing a new Web-based security service.

    02 Aug. 02 07:55 Written by Sam Costello
  • Former WorldCom executives face criminal charges

    Former WorldCom Inc. executives Scott Sullivan and David Myers are "no better than common thieves" and "will meet the judgment they fear and the punishment they deserve," U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft said at a press conference Thursday afternoon soon after the two were arraigned in a Manhattan federal court.

    02 Aug. 02 07:51 Written by Nancy Weil
  • Rick Belluzzo to join Quantum as CEO

    Rick Belluzzo will take over as chief executive officer (CEO) of data storage systems company Quantum Corp. on Sept. 3, replacing outgoing CEO Michael Brown, the company said Thursday in a statement.

    02 Aug. 02 07:35 Written by Martyn Williams
  • Sprint faces anti-spam class action lawsuit

    A law firm from Salt Lake City, Utah, has filed a class action suit against Sprint Corp. on behalf of Utah residents, saying they have received unsolicited e-mails, or spam, from the company since US anti-spam legislation came into force.

    02 Aug. 02 07:00 Written by Gillian Law
  • Prophecy scores plum IBM deal

    South Australian software developer Prophecy International Pty. Ltd. will be the first ISV (independent software vendor) to have its tools distributed globally to IBM Corp.'s channel partners under Big Blue's IPASS program.

    02 Aug. 02 07:00 Written by Brett Winterford
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