Barclays warns of new security risk
Barclays Bank is to warn its online bank account users about a new email security risk circulating on the Internet. The threat is in the form of a professionally produced email and a link to the adversting.com (sic) web site. ...more
Newspapers count cost of online readership
Newspaper websites need to recruit as many as 100 online readers to compensate for the loss of just one reader of their print version, according to a US media strategist.
Vincent Crosbie, a senior associate at Borrell Associates, told the World Newspaper Advertising Conference & Expo that the discrepancy is down to the relative amounts of advertising revenue that online and traditional readers attract.
'As more and more people shift their news reading from print to online, the newspaper industry must dramatically increase its online advertising revenues or die,' he said, noting that some US newspapers may already have lost the battle. ...more
SMS drives mobile market
SMS messaging is contributing an increasing share of mobile phone operator's revenues, according to the latest figures from industry regulator Oftel.
The report for the January to March 2002 quarter (Q4 2001/02) shows that the total number of SMS text messages sent during the quarter grew by 14 per cent and, year-on-year by 42.3 per cent. ...more
Adobe offers CS2 trial
Adobe has released a tryout version of Photoshop CS2, the new incarnation of its leading image editing application.
MacUser described it as ' the most significant upgrade to Adobe's flagship application for many years'.
The tryout is a full version lasting 30 days and can be downloaded, at a tad over 300MB, for Mac OS X or Windows. ...more
NVIDIA gear up GeForce3 and Go!
NVIDIA has unleashed its GeForce3 GPU, along with two mobile graphics chips: the GeForce2 Go 100 and GeForce2 Go 200.
The GPU boasts a programmable infiniteFX engine, which allows developers to create special effects and renders photorealistic objects and custom lighting effects. Also in the arsenal is High Resolution Anti-Aliasing (HRAA), which is nearly four times more powerful than its GeForce2 Ultra predecessor, and a high-definition video processor that will bring HDTV to the desktop. ...more