Neowin News Feed for: Firms Neowin News Feed for: Firms en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Net firms in music pirates deal <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/mp3.gif" alt="" /></div>Six of the UK's biggest net providers have agreed a plan with the music industry to tackle piracy online. The deal, negotiated by the government, will see hundreds of thousands of letters sent... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Thu, 24 Jul 2008 07:03:02 +0000 Firms admit to two more cases of personal data loss <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Personal details of another 7,000 people in the UK may have gone missing after two more organisations admitted to a breach of data security. The largest of the latest incidents is at the Driver and... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Wed, 12 Dec 2007 11:25:31 +0000 AMD Firms Up Deals With Phoenix, General Software <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Advanced Micro Devices is having a busy week with the BIOS makers, announcing a new storage device kit designed with leading firmware developer General Software and playing catch-up with rival Intel in getting on board... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Wed, 07 Nov 2007 11:21:22 +0000 Firms sign blogging 'self-discipline' pact in China <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Yahoo China, MSN China and other blog providers in China have signed a code of conduct for their blogging operations that committed them to protecting the interests of the Chinese state. The pact ask the... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 27 Aug 2007 01:57:58 +0000 Nintendo now one of Japan's top 10 firms <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Nintendo has appeared on the list of the ten most valuable companies in Japan for the first time in its history, sitting alongside household names such as Toyota, Honda and Canon. Nintendo's Wii console has... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 26 Jun 2007 05:09:26 +0000 Symantec sues 8 firms for $55M, alleges counterfeiting <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Anti-virus and computer security software-maker Symantec Corporation has announced it is suing eight companies, for a total of $55 million USD. Symantec alleges in filings in U.S. District Court in California that the businesses are... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 17 May 2007 22:25:25 +0000 UK firms ignoring disaster recovery <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to a recent study, one third of mid-sized companies in the UK do not have a website disaster recovery plan in place. The research was commissioned by managed hosting services provider NetBenefit but was... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 19 Feb 2007 21:37:41 +0000 Dell Urges Telecom Firms to Deliver Fiber-Optic Links <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The missing pieces that will allow consumers to use their PCs as digital media hubs are fiber-based broadband links to the home and seamless integration of multiple devices, Dell Chairman Michael Dell said in his... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Wed, 10 Jan 2007 13:02:20 +0000 Record Firms Sue Russian MP3 Site <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>US record labels Arista Records, Warner Bros, Capitol and UMG recordings have started legal action against Moscow-based Mediaservices. The lawsuit was filed in New York and claims that sites and are selling songs... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 21 Dec 2006 17:24:15 +0000 PE Firms Eye Up NEC Electronics For Acquisition <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Private Equity firms seem to have developed a fierce appetite for semiconductor firms &ndash; especially those connected with mobile phones. The hot news today is that NWQ has built up a 10.5 per cent... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 23 Oct 2006 11:53:13 +0000 Firms Haggle Over Video On Demand <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Everyone agrees video on demand over the Internet should be a goldmine for telecoms and media firms, but the two converging industries have yet to figure out how both can make money, a conference in... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Sat, 26 Nov 2005 09:52:15 +0000 Microsoft Claims Firms 'Hitting a Wall' With Linux <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft today released the findings of an independent report claiming that the Windows platform is &quot;more consistent, predictable and easier to manage than Linux&quot;. The study, commissioned by the software giant from Security Innovation, a... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 16 Nov 2005 23:08:04 +0000 IBM to Use Google Desktop Search Deep Inside Firms <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>IBM and Google Inc. are collaborating to make it easier for office workers not only to search for local documents and personal e-mail but to delve deep into corporate databases, the companies said on Friday.... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 28 Oct 2005 19:40:00 +0000 Microsoft Courts Mmidsize Firms With Server Bundle <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In what could be a prelude to a new server product for midsize businesses, Microsoft announced Thursday a new bundle that saves such companies up to 20 percent if they buy a set of Microsoft... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 07 Jul 2005 19:34:19 +0000 Microsoft seeks protection from spyware firms <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft wants the Senate to rewrite anti-spyware legislation in order to protect companies that provide spyware removal utilities. The software maker warned Tuesday that two bills approved by the House of Representatives... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 24 May 2005 21:24:19 +0000 Voice over Internet takes on telcom firms <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Ring Fu's company plays a small part in a global trend that he says will dominate telecommunications in the not-too-distant future. &quot;A few years ago they said it was a toy. Now,... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 02 Aug 2004 15:26:40 +0000 Electronics Firms Take Step Toward Compatible Gadgets <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A consortium of the world's largest computer and electronics companies on Tuesday established ground rules for building compatible electronic devices that can share movies, music and other media. But the group quickly... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 23 Jun 2004 12:06:26 +0000 Chip designer notifies firms of possible patent suits <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Patriot Scientific, a semiconductor designer with about eight employees, sent letters to 150 companies alleging that they might be infringing one of Patriot's patents. The San Diego-based company, which is already involved... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 23 Apr 2004 20:32:06 +0000 Gates: Internet firms riding a 'mini bubble' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A &quot;mini bubble&quot; has emerged among Internet companies, but it likely won't reach the level of the previous dot-com boom, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates said. &quot;We are back in a mini-bubble era... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 27 Mar 2004 04:26:36 +0000 Firms urged to rethink spam strategy <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Enterprises must protect themselves from likely shake-up in vendor market IT managers should rethink their spam filter strategy as the market is expected to experience dramatic vendor consolidation this year, Gartner has... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Mon, 22 Mar 2004 16:01:39 +0000 Firms divided over Web services standard <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A technical committee will forge ahead on Thursday with development of a Web services reliable-messaging specification without the backing of industry heavyweights IBM and Microsoft. Companies that back the specification--Fujitsu, Hitachi, NEC, Oracle and... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 04 Sep 2003 20:16:46 +0000 Major Japanese firms won't pay off SCO <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The biggest computer manufacturers in Japan that build systems running Linux will hold out against blustering by SCO to extract license fees based upon unsubstantiated infringement claims, it has emerged. According to today's... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 23 Jul 2003 10:33:16 +0000 Cable firms to test Microsoft TV software <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The nation's two largest cable operators will test Microsoft Corp.'s digital television software with some of their subscribers under agreements to be announced today. Although limited in scope, the trials by Comcast Cable... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Mon, 21 Jul 2003 12:14:46 +0000 Web Firms Choose Profit Over Privacy <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>To parents interested in buying the popular Hooked on Phonics learn-to-read programs, the company made a firm promise on its Web site: It would never sell or rent their personal information to other marketers. ... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 01 Jul 2003 08:03:46 +0000 Microsoft teams up with antivirus firms <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Virus Information Alliance set up with Network Associates and Trend Micro Microsoft has formed the Virus Information Alliance (Via) with Network Associates and Trend Micro to help customers get information about... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Tue, 20 May 2003 14:44:10 +0000 Tech firms respond to deadly illness <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sun Microsystems and ATI Technologies are the latest tech companies to see their plans in Asia disrupted by fears of a deadly flulike disease. Concerns about Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) led... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 01 Apr 2003 18:08:03 +0000 Firms 'ill-prepared for disaster' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>More than a quarter of a million businesses in the UK are ill-prepared for how a disaster such as a terrorist attack could affect their technology systems. A survey commissioned by information... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 25 Mar 2003 05:24:14 +0000 Music recording firms forge alliance against piracy <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Major players in the entertainment and technology industries plan to announce a measure of detente today in what are increasingly contentious battles over the best way to prevent digital piracy of music and video. ... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 15 Jan 2003 12:36:07 +0000 Security Firms See Long-Awaited Windfall <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>With the U.S. government issuing new terror warnings and Senate passage of the homeland security bill, small companies providing screening systems and other specialized protection services are poised for the windfall they've anticipated ever since... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 25 Nov 2002 08:45:51 +0000 Tech firms, Hollywood meet on copyright <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Technology and entertainment lobbyists will sit down at the negotiating table Friday to seek a resolution to the long-running political spat over digital copyright. About 20 lobbyists are expected to meet at the Eye Street... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Fri, 22 Nov 2002 16:12:50 +0000 Statistics firms revisit QuickTime counts <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apple Computer is close to vindication in a long-running dispute with Web researchers over the popularity of its QuickTime multimedia technology--a victory that could help speed adoption of new digital video and audio standards. ... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 19 Jun 2002 18:55:32 +0000 Hackers turn tables on file-swapping firms <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>For the past several weeks, the pseudonymous programmer, who says he's a male college student and declines to give his real name, has been releasing versions of popular file-swapping programs online with the advertising and... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 26 Apr 2002 01:28:30 +0000 Top UK firms have poor web sites <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Britain's leading companies are &quot;woefully inadequate&quot; at providing corporate information on their Web sites, according to a study released Monday. It said half the companies listed on the London stock market's main... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 31 Dec 2001 23:06:49 +0000 Antivirus firms balk at FBI loophole <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Antivirus software vendors said Monday they don't want to create a loophole in their security products to let the FBI or other government agencies use a virus to eavesdrop on the computer communications of suspected... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 11 Dec 2001 16:44:17 +0000