BT informs Ofcom of large price cuts for an ADSL wholesale product
BT Wholesale has notified industry regulator Ofcom that it intends to make large cuts in the prices of its Central Plus ADSL wholesale products.
The catch is that Central Plus has just two customers - BT Retail and BT Yahoo! - so the cuts will inevitably be seen as a unfair hand-up. Independent ISPs will be hoping that Ofcom ensures this is not the case. ...more
Website promises free credit reference check
Not free credit, but free access to your credit status - this is the promise of annualcreditreport.co.uk and Credit Reporting Agency, the company behind the website. ...more
iRiver rumoured to quit the European market
iRiver may be the next company to fall victim to the ubiquity of the iPod, if a report that it is about to quit the European market is true.
According to gadget magazine Stuff (via Yahoo!) the portable music player maker has scrapped its European PR team and moved its marketing back to its Korea HQ.
'The company has a healthy cult following in Europe and the UK thanks to feature-laden jukeboxes such as the H10, but the faith of its passionate supporters has clearly not been enough to sustain a continent-wide investment,' Stuff notes. ...more
FTP man fetches $500,000 in TV quiz
You can't make this stuff up. Jim Matthews, author of the Mac FTP client Fetch, won $500,000 on the US-edition of "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?"
He answered the questions without using his lifelines until the very end. On the last question he asked the audience, but he was unsure of their answer and took the half million. ...more
'Every mobile phone user will own a laptop' claims Intel
An Intel spokesman has claimed that one day, 'virtually every mobile phone user will own a laptop', citing the 'insatiable' demand for the Internet as the reason.
The striking claim was made by Sean Maloney, the chief sales and marketing officer for Intel, during a keynote speech at HP's Mobility Summit in Shanghai.
The keynote otherwise covered the official announcement of the newest version of Centrino and Centrino Pro, formerly codenamed Santa Rosa. ...more