Stories by Joris Evers

Microsoft joins GSM Association

In a bid to boost its smart card business Microsoft Corp. announced Monday it has joined the GSM Association, a representative body of mobile telephone network operators.

WorldCom picks Ericsson network platform

Swedish telecommunications equipment maker L.M. Ericsson Telephone Co. says it is to upgrade the telecommunications network of WorldCom Inc., integrating circuit-switched and data traffic on a single network.

AOL Time Warner reports US$1.1B loss, forecasts growth

Freshly merged AOL Time Warner Inc. on Wednesday reported wide losses for the joined company but record numbers for its America Online Inc. Internet business. The company also said it expected its wide array of products and well-known brands to fuel revenue growth of up to approximately 15 percent in 2001.

Nokia net profit up 41 percent in Q4

Nokia Corp. Tuesday once again beat analyst expectations when it announced a 41 percent increase in its net profit for the fourth quarter of 2000. [Note To Editors: New information appears in bold.]Calling it's results "nothing short of extraordinary," the Finnish mobile phone maker said its net profit in the last quarter of 2000 was 1.2 billion euros (US$1.1 billion), or 0.25 euros per share, compared to 853 million euros, or 0.18 euros, in the same period a year ago.

Don't Rush to Mobile Net, Oracle Executive Advises

Instead of preaching about the mobile revolution, Oracle Corp.'s Executive Vice President EMEA Sergio Giacoletto told an audience of Internet professionals that they shouldn't rush to get on the mobile Internet bandwagon.

Yahoo Offers Encrypted E-Mail

Yahoo Inc. on Wednesday officially announced a feature that allows users of its e-mail service, Yahoo Mail, to send and receive encrypted messages.

Euro Directive May Outlaw Ads on Mobile Phones

European mobile phone operators are barred from showing third party advertisements on their customers' handsets because of a European directive, according to the U.K. Data Protection Commissioner (DPC).

Porn Filter on E-mail Easily Tricked

Companies protecting their e-mail system from smut with PORNsweeper software from Content Technologies Holdings Ltd might have a false sense of security due to the fact that inventive mail-users can bypass the software blockade.

Ericsson Creates Separate Bluetooth Business

L.M. Ericsson Telephone Co. on Wednesday announced the creation of a separate company for licensing its Bluetooth technology. [Note to editors: updated information appears in bold.]

Microsoft, Hacker Secretive About Meeting

Microsoft Corp. last week met with Dimitri, the Dutch hacker who recently mocked the software giant by hacking into one of its Web servers twice within one week.