World Online falls to BT's sloth
World Online has killed its unmetered Internet service.
Instead, the ISP will be offering 100 hours of access per month, rather than an unlimited surfing spree.
World Online now joins a number of high-profile Internet companies that have been forced to shelve their schemes due to, they claim, BT's tardiness at unbundling the local telephone loop. ...more
BT blocks online access to child pornography
BT says its retail arm has blocked nearly a quarter of a million attempts to access child porn sites in less than a month.
Between 21 June and 13 July, BT technology blocked 230,000 attempts to access sites deemed illegal under the 1978 Child Protection Act (CPA).
The sites were blacklisted by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), which feeds the list into BT's blocking technology, which in turn monitors attempts by its customers to access them. ...more
16-Dec-2000 Essential news of the week
Catch up on the essential news of this week and find out what the movers and shakers of the IT industry have been up to by clicking on the stories below.
Ofcom does away with Oftel
Our chips will be even faster than your chips
FileMaker in the Palm of your hand
IBM raises curtain on 10GHz chip
Turn your Palm into a robot
Free to breathe, but not to surf
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Napster sees subscriber figures rise 50 per cent
Paid subscribers to Napster rose by 50 per cent in the last quarter of 2004, the online music service announced today.
The Windows-only offering now has 270,000 subscribers entitled to stream as much music as they wish. However users must pay extra if they wish to download tracks in order to burn them to CD or copy to a compatible portable device. ...more
Microsoft teams up for virtualisation with XenSource
Microsoft is teaming up with virtualisation open-source company XenSource to develop interoperability between their respective hypervisor products.
The collaboration will result in Xen-enabled Linux platforms being run on Microsoft's virtualisation technology in the upcoming version of Windows Server, code-named Longhorn.
Microsoft will also offer technical support for Xen-enabled Linux guest operating systems through its standard channels. ...more