US spammer faces years in the slammer
One American bulk-emailer has fallen foul of new laws to prevent the use of spam. Howard Carmack is the first to face charges under New York state's new identity theft laws, reports Reuters.
Dubbed the 'Buffalo spammer', Carmack has just been found guilty on 14 counts of identity theft and forgery. ...more
Microsoft accuses EU of interfering with market forces
Microsoft has accused the EU of interfering with market forces on the third day of its appeal against 2004's antitrust ruling.
Microsoft lawyer Ian Forrester told the 13 judges in Europe's second-highest court that the company's activities had been entirely legal and that the EU's penalties were an 'attempt to reconfigure [how the] market works by handicapping the leading player in perpetuity'.
The company was found guilty of using the dominance of its Windows operating system to force other firms out of media player and server software markets. ...more
Lexmark enters the all-in-one market
Lexmark has been showing off its new All-In-One print, copy, scan device, eyeing what it believes to be a major potential market.
Targeted squarely at home users, the All-In-One features Lexmark's latest printing technology and is designed to offer users the maximum flexibility for outputting requirements.
Lexmark hopes to capitalise on the large scanner and printer markets by providing a product that combines features at
a very low price. ...more
Xbox goes Elite with big drive and HDMI
Microsoft said on Tuesday it is to begin selling a version of its Xbox 360 console which transmits high-definition video and incorporates a larger hard drive.
Microsoft's new Xbox 360 Elite, with a 120GB hard drive and High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) port, will be available on April 29 in the United States and Canada for $479.99. ...more
The mobile phone industry showed off gadgets galore at the Mobilexpo 2001 Show in Birmingham this week. Here are some of the new products that caught our eye.
Despite the fact that 3G telephony has turned into a bit of a damp squib, there were plenty of GPRS phones on display. ...more