Broadcom Co-Founder Faces Conspiracy and Drug Charges

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Broadcom Corp. co-founder Henry T. Nicholas III was indicted Thursday on fraud, conspiracy and drug charges -- including allegations he spiked the drinks of technology executives and customer representatives with ecstasy and maintained a warehouse...

Web address system faces changes

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The way the internet handles website domains is going to change, following an update to the core "addressing system". If we continue with the current way of allocating web addresses, we will run out of...

EMI faces 2,000 job cuts

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Guy Hands, the private equity owner of EMI, plans to cut up to 2,000 jobs at the ailing British music company, in a plan to rebuild the group which has sparked fury from some of...

US faces $100 Billion Fine for Web Gaming Ban

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Panellists at a trade forum criticised the US government for going back on commitments made to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in regards to internet gaming. The forum believes that the US could be liable...

iPlayer faces petition pressure

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An e-petition on the Downing Street website has called on parliament to stop the BBC launching its iPlayer to a Windows-only audience. More than 10,000 people have signed the petition which calls for the service...

Facebook site faces fraud claim

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Social networking website Facebook could be closed if legal action in the US by a rival site's founders succeeds. Three founders of ConnectU say Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg stole their idea for the site...

Sirius CEO Faces Skeptics in Senate

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A Senate committee chairman said Sirius Satellite Radio Incorporated has "a steep hill to climb" in showing that its proposed purchase of XM Satellite Radio Holdings Incorporated will not hurt competition in the audio entertainment...

Broadband challenge faces Britain

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Time is running out to get the UK in shape to cope with the next wave of net use, says a report. Tough decisions on how to encourage telecoms firms to build faster networks must...

BenQ Mobile Faces Liquidation

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Taiwanese hardware manufacturer BenQ bought German-based Siemens'mobile arm for $97.5 million and created BenQ Mobile less than two years ago. BenQ Mobile filed for insolvency in September 2006, when BenQ said it was pulling out...

Nintendo faces a Wii lawsuit

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Nintendo is facing a lawsuit over the wrist strap of the controller for its Wii games console, despite announcing that it would exchange defunct straps on 3.2 million Nintendo Wii games consoles, reports CNet News.com....

China Faces EU Piracy Pressure

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China has faced fresh criticism from the EU over its lacklustre efforts to tackle the country's soaring piracy rates. In April Neowin reported fresh efforts by the Chinese government to deal with the counterfeit software...

20-year-old 'botmaster' faces years behind bars

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Jeanson James Ancheta, a well-known member of the "Botmaster Underground" who pleaded guilty in January to federal charges of conspiracy, fraud and damaging U.S. government computers, was given the longest sentence for spreading computer viruses,...

eBay Faces 'Buy It Now' Patent Threat

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Online auction giant eBay is facing a rather serious patent dispute over one of its more popular functions. The so called 'buy it now' feature often seen on auctions allows users to end the auction...

San Andreas faces further lawsuits

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Two law firms have confirmed that they have filed lawsuits against Take Two on behalf of shareholders, claiming they lost money when the controversial GTA: San Andreas faced legal action over sex scenes unlocked in...

Online banking faces security upgrades

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Millions of netizens do their banking online each day; chances are you're one of them. Unfortunately there are risks associated with banking over the internet. Criminals are constantly looking for their next victim, often establishing...

Solaris free software portal faces closure

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Lack of funding may force free software portal Blastwave, one of the only sources for pre-packaged Solaris software, to close its doors. Since 2002, the portal has been bundling publicly available software...

EU's Microsoft Case Faces new Delays in Court

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A plan to appoint extra judges in the EU's Microsoft case may delay and weaken European Commission sanctions against the software giant, critics of the company said on Monday. Microsoft and the European Commission had...

Apple faces iPod, iTunes patent violation claims

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Apple has found itself facing a pair of intellectual property challenges that separately claim its FairPlay DRM system and its iPod music player contain technologies to which the Mac maker does not have a right....

Apple Faces Spotty Shortages of Popular iPods

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Spotty shortages abound for Apple Computer Inc.'s wildly popular iPod digital music players amid Wall Street expectations for a doubling in sales of the devices in the holiday quarter, analysts said on Wednesday. "I was...

Andreessen: IE faces one-two punch

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The Web browser wars may have been reignited, according to browser pioneer Marc Andreessen. This time, it's not Andreessen's former company, Netscape Communications, that's taking on Microsoft's Internet Explorer. It's the increasingly...

Google Faces Another Lawsuit

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Another lawsuit has been filed against Google due to the companies AdWords keyword advertising program. So next Tuesday Google will be heading over to a German courtroom where it will continue to defend its...

Acclaim faces NASDAQ delisting

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Beleaguered publisher Acclaim has revealed that it has been threatened with delisting by the NASDAQ stock exchange authorities, as the company's share price and market value dipped below the minimum standards for the exchange. ...

Longhorn faces another delay

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The first beta test version of Microsoft Corp.'s next major Windows client release, code-named Longhorn, probably won't be available until the second half of next year, which would represent another delay for the much-anticipated beta....

Aussie faces $68m piracy charges

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A NSW Central Coast man accused of heading an Internet piracy gang which plundered $US50 million ($68 million) worth of music, film, game and software products faces the prospect of a US jail term. ...

Nokia faces challenge to Symbian purchase

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Symbian shareholders are considering blocking a move by mobile handset manufacturer Nokia to take a majority stake in the UK-based mobile phone software company. Psion has agreed to sell its 31.1pc stake in Symbian to...

Microsoft Faces Another Patent Lawsuit

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By know everyone is familiar with the popular "autoplay" feature in Windows. Whenever you insert a type of storage media Windows prompts you with a list of applications to run what's ever on it....

Student faces suit over key to CD locks

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SunnComm Technologies, a developer of CD antipiracy technology, said Thursday that it will likely sue a Princeton student who early this week showed how to evade the company's copy protection by pushing a computer's Shift...

Mother faces manslaughter charge

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Three-year-old Brianna Cordell died sweltering in a closed car, while her mother was engrossed in a computer fantasy-game, according to police. Mary Christina Cordell, 36, was arrested Monday and faces a felony...

Bush's e-mail faces DOS attack

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The President's revamped mailbox has been hit with a denial-of-service attack, as users rushed to see if the White House's e-mail system is as awful as billed. John Markoff at The New York...

Microsoft faces new licensing row

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Biggest users of Terminal Server will be worst affected by licensing change Some of Microsoft's biggest customers face extra costs because of licensing changes introduced with Windows Server 2003. Organisations using...

AOL faces $1 billion insider trading suit

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Two institutional shareholders said Monday they filed suit against AOL Time Warner, accusing Chairman Steve Case and other top executives of insider trading while using "tricks, contrivances and bogus transactions" to inflate the company's share...

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