Guy Dixon

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McAfee to snap up Reconnex for US$46m

McAfee to snap up Reconnex for US$46m

McAfee has signalled its intention to buy data loss prevention specialist Reconnex in a deal worth US$46m.
Aug 4 2008 9:18AM
China lifts Olympics internet censorship

China lifts Olympics internet censorship

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has moved quickly to quell media furore surrounding internet censorship imposed on Beijing-based journalists.
Aug 4 2008 9:18AM
Hacker McKinnon vows to fight extradition to US

Hacker McKinnon vows to fight extradition to US

Gary McKinnon has vowed to take his case to the European Court of Human Rights, after his appeal against extradition was rejected.
Aug 1 2008 9:45AM
Fugitive spammer Davidson commits suicide

Fugitive spammer Davidson commits suicide

Convicted spammer Edward 'Eddie' Davidson apparently killed his wife and daughter before taking his own life.
Jul 28 2008 10:53AM
One in five purchase items via mobile

One in five purchase items via mobile

A fifth of respondents to a survey have bought items using their mobile phone, and more than a third expressed an interest in carrying out money transfers via their handset..
Jul 24 2008 4:17PM
Google closes in on Digg

Google closes in on Digg

Google is on the verge of snapping up news aggregator Digg for a reported US$200m as the search giant continues to bolster its news service.
Jul 24 2008 9:11AM
MySpace joins OpenID alliance

MySpace joins OpenID alliance

MySpace has signed up to the OpenID initiative aimed at allowing internet users to employ the same accounts and passwords across the web.
Jul 24 2008 9:11AM
Ex-Microsoft manager jailed for $1m fraud

Ex-Microsoft manager jailed for $1m fraud

An ex-Microsoft programme manager who pleaded guilty in January to embezzling around US$1m has been sentenced to 22 months in jail for defrauding her employer.
Jul 22 2008 8:37AM
Global internet users reach 1.4 billion

Global internet users reach 1.4 billion

A quarter of the global population will regularly use the internet during 2008, according to IDC's Digital Marketplace Model and Forecast.
Jul 22 2008 8:37AM
Opera unveils Mobile 9.5 beta

Opera unveils Mobile 9.5 beta

Opera has taken the wraps off a beta version of its latest mobile browser, Opera Mobile 9.5.
Jul 22 2008 8:37AM
Gartner advises caution on WiMax

Gartner advises caution on WiMax

WiMax is a "niche technology" best suited for emerging markets that have yet to build a broadband infrastructure, according to industry analysts.
Jul 22 2008 8:37AM
Ruiz steps down as AMD chief exec

Ruiz steps down as AMD chief exec

AMD has replaced Hector Ruiz as chief executive after six turbulent years at the helm, appointing current chief operating officer Dirk Meyer in his place.
Jul 21 2008 9:07AM
Computer mouse heading for extinction

Computer mouse heading for extinction

The computer mouse is set to die out in the next five years and will be usurped by touch screens and facial recognition, analysts believe.
Jul 21 2008 9:07AM
Virgin Media warns 800 file-sharers

Virgin Media warns 800 file-sharers

Virgin Media has sent letters to around 800 customers warning them that they should not be downloading music files illegally..
Jul 7 2008 8:16AM
UK's most spammed man identified

UK's most spammed man identified

An anti-spam software company has revealed that three of the UK's five most spammed individuals use Orange as their ISP..
Jul 7 2008 8:16AM
Robot barman starts work at Selfridges

Robot barman starts work at Selfridges

Selfridges and Asahi beer have served up what they claim to be the world's first bespoke robotic barman..
Jul 5 2008 6:30AM
Sun shines on green teleworking

Sun shines on green teleworking

A survey of employees' home and workplace energy use has revealed that office equipment eats up energy at twice the rate of home equipment..
Jul 5 2008 6:30AM
All-in-one Eee Monitor PC on the cards

All-in-one Eee Monitor PC on the cards

Asus is fleshing out its rapidly expanding Eee brand with an all-in-one Eee Monitor desktop PC..
Jul 5 2008 6:30AM
IBM supercomputer boosts cancer research

IBM supercomputer boosts cancer research

An IBM supercomputer is to be deployed at Canada's Ontario Cancer Institute to search for more effective treatments for cancer..
Jul 1 2008 3:40PM
Oracle holds lead in database market

Oracle holds lead in database market

Oracle again led the relational database market last year, according to the latest figures from IDC..
Jul 1 2008 3:40PM

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