IGF - Anti-spam bodies form new alliance
International anti-spam bodies have joined together to launch www.stopspamalliance.org - a central resource to inform anyone with an interest in fighting spam. ...more
UK games chart: Dead or Alive 4 loses top spot
EA's multi-format street racing game Need For Speed: Most Wanted has regained top spot in this week's ELSPA UK games chart. Last week's number one, Tecmo's Dead or Alive 4 beat 'em up for the Xbox 360, falls to number six.
The Sims 2 and Pro Evolution Soccer 5 complete the top three. ...more
07-05-2002 News roundup...
Here, in brief, are some of the day's other stories.
Junk food, fast access McDonald's will soon be providing broadband Internet access as an option to Japanese diners. For a relatively small sum of Yen, Net access will be provided along with fries and burgers and such like. ...more
States hold their ground against Microsoft
Old enemies Microsoft and the nine US states yet to agree on a settlement slunk back into court yesterday to slug out what penalties should be imposed to ensure the software giant can't further indulge in anti-competitive behaviour.
The trial, expected to last around two months under the gaze of Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, will determine exactly what those penalties will be, following Microsoft being found guilty of breaking US federal antitrust laws last June.
The nine states that have so far rejected an earlier proposed settlement are suggesting that stiffer penalties be imposed to prevent Microsoft repeating its actions in emerging markets such as media players and the new-found enthusiasm for Linux. ...more
Sun spotlights Project Orion
Sun Microsystems has completed its annual Worldwide Analyst Conference in San Francisco. The major announcement from the two-day event involves 'Project Orion'.
Dubbed 'a radical new approach to software design, development, and delivery', Project Orion is the codename for a change in Sun's release of software. ...more