Bill Gates lifts the veil on MSN local search
Bill Gates has given a demonstration of some of the MSN local search features due out later this year. The advertising supported service will be accompanied by satellite images which, it is hoped, will help users to pinpoint their locations.
Microsoft's service has been dubbed 'Virtual Earth' based on the Terraserver satellite data that Microsoft Research has been sponsoring for many years. ...more
British government Web site warns of the dangers of terrorist threat
With an attack on Iraq imminent and following Saddam Hussain's threat to carry the war throught the world, the government has chosen today to issue guidelines to the British people about any possible terrorist attack.
The Home Office Web site states flatly, 'We are.. ...more
Thus cuts its business broadband prices
Thus plc, which operates the Demon services, announced today that it has cut the cost of its business services to SMEs. It is passing reductions in BT's monthly wholesale ADSL charges on to its Demon branded ISP business customers.
Demon Express Plus will be reduced from a monthly fee of ?75 to ?45 and Demon Express Pro from ?150 to ?79. ...more
Yahoo! tackles spam with DomainKeys
After a year or so of debate Yahoo! has finally decided to tackling the problems of spam and phishing by pressing ahead with the DomainKeys on its Yahoo! Mail.
The DomainKeys technology developed by Yahoo! on the principle of encryption of authentication between mail servers. Owners of mail servers transmit 'public' and 'private' key that identifies them. ...more
2.6 kernel out of the traps
The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) has announced the availability of the Linux kernel 2.6 version, the first new production kernel for almost three years.
'With the new kernel, I think we're getting closer to Linux for everyone,' said Linus Torvalds who came up with the original Linux kernel in 1991. ...more