NTL plans to double cable broadband speeds
NTL is planning to double or even treble the speed of all its cable broadband users' connections over the next four weeks.
Cable Forum has learned that 300Kbps users will be upgraded to 1Mbps, 750Kbps to 2Mbps and 1.5Mbps to 3Mbps
The increases will be free, but as some 300Kbps customers may not be prepared to take the 3GB monthly data limit that comes with the new speed, they will have the option of upgrading. ...more
Google kick starts Code Jam Europe
Google has opened the registration for this year's European Code Jam programming competition.
According to Google, it will 'grab your interest, entice your mind and engage your skills', and there are cash prizes up for grabs. Note that the coding challenge - solving increasingly difficult algorithmic problems within set time periods - is also a thinly disguised recruitment exercise for the search giant, which is on the lookout for technical talent. ...more
Mozilla makes money shock
The open source organisation Mozilla Foundation has always been seen as a non-profit organisation getting by on the generosity of a few corporate sponsors and the unpaid work of hundreds of volunteers that work on its projects. Now, it seems Mozilla is entering the world of corporate profitability, and fairly lucrative it is too.
That's according to Jason Calacanis the founder of Weblogs Inc. ...more
Mac OS X 10.1.3 update released
Following several weeks' speculation that it was imminent, Apple has released the latest update to Mac OS X.
The 10.1. ...more
Adobe revs up its PDF Print Engine
Adobe has announced the release of a new version of its PDF Print Engine software, a design-to-print technology that combines PDF with the Job Definition Format (JDF).
Together with the Adobe Creative Suite and Acrobat applications, the PDF Print Engine is designed to enable creative and print professionals to create, collaborate on and automate the output of PDF files. New features include support for Mac OS X, PDF 1. ...more