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  • News: CeBIT: British firm scoops tech award

    British virtualisation technology developer Transistive scooped one of three grand prizes at the 2007 European ICT Prize ceremony today. The European ICT Prize, designed to reward breakthrough technologies, was established in 1995 but this was the first time the event took place at CeBIT. Viviane Reding, European Commissioner for Information Society and Media announced 20 winners in total, but only three firms took the €200,000 Grand Prize.

  • News: CeBIT: Symantec slams Microsoft's security strategy

    It's a "huge conflict of interest" for one company to provide both an operating platform and a security platform, Symantec CEO John Thompson said during a keynote speech at the Cebit trade show in Hanover, Germany

  • News: Revamped Skype unveils commercial angle

    The latest version of Skype, the internet telephony software that allows web users to talk to each other for free, includes additional features to bring buyers and sellers together

  • News: US congress debates antispyware bill - again

    Members of the US House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection heard a chorus of support yesterday from various industry representatives for a proposed new spyware bill

  • News: Social-networking newcomers surge in popularity

    A report from online intelligence service Hitwise shows that the number of visits to social networking sites in the US grew by 11.5 percent from January to February

  • News: Microsoft offers incentives for Live Search users

    Microsoft is giving financial incentives to large businesses whose employees use itss Live Search engine, in an apparent attempt to increase the firm's disappointing web search market share

  • News: Ballmer sneers at Google's business strategy

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has criticised rival Google, saying it is devoted primarily to ad-supported search while Microsoft has reinvented itself many times over

  • News: Japanese internet icon imprisoned

    The founder and former CEO of Japanese internet portal Livedoor was found guilty of violating securities laws today and sentenced to two and a half years in prison, in one of Japan's biggest cases of corporate abuse

  • News: Run Vista without activation for a year

    Windows Vista can be run for at least a year without being activated, according to Windows expert Brian Livingston

  • News: CeBIT: Toshiba adds Windows smartphones

    Toshiba has launched a “complete new strategy” to attack the smartphone market in Europe, showing off two new handsets at CeBIT that are designed for business and consumer customers.

  • News: CeBIT: PS3 to drive high-def movies

    Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3) is already having an impact on demand for the Blu-ray disc next-generation DVD format, according to a spokesperson for the company.

  • News: Tornado emergency crews 'delayed by mobiles'

    Emergency crews responding to the deadly tornado in Alabama on 1 March were frustrated by a jammed mobile phone link in the immediate area, but were slow to switch to an interoperable $18m emergency communications system instead, officials have said

  • News: CeBIT: EU roaming fees 'regulated by June'

    International roaming fees within the European Union will be regulated before the summer, according to the European Commissioner for Information Society and Media, Viviane Reding.

  • News: CeBIT: Blu-ray claims bragging rights

    As predicted by backers of the rival HD DVD format earlier this afternoon, Blu-ray proponents used their CeBIT press briefing to underline the strong studio support for the latter format.

  • News: Netgear launches Apple-TV-killer

    Netgear is shipping its Digital Entertainer HD (EVA8000) device in the US, just as Apple begins to ship its Apple TV.

  • News: MPs question social services IT system

    A committee of MPs has warned there is "no evidence" that the UK government's proposed new child maintenance system and the IT to support it will avoid a repeat of the fiasco surrounding the doomed CSA (Child Support Agency).

  • News: CeBIT: Commodore returns with gaming PCs

    Commodore is back, and those who remember the brand from the late eighties will be pleased to hear it's sticking to its game-playing roots.

  • News: Sony introduces PSP to schools

    Sony unveiled its PSP in Education initiative in London yesterday.

  • News: CeBIT: HD DVD beats Blu-ray on all counts

    Cebit's high-definition disc wars have begun after the HD DVD Promotions Group used its press conference to hype the technical and economical benefits of its slant on the next-generation DVD battle.

  • News: Virgin doubles cable broadband speeds

    Virgin Media is to crank up the speed of the UK's cable broadband lines, doubling them from 10 to 20Mpbs (megabits per second). This will put cable broadband speeds much closer to the 24Mbps consumer ADSL services offered in selected locations.

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