15 posts • joined Friday 29th February 2008 17:36 GMT
Why is it always the gaming sites that I'm registered with that get hacked?!!
How I hate these cocky corporate types! There's some first class staff in the public sector who could be very high earners in the private sector if that was their thing. But instead they want to help society rather than pay off greedy shareholders! Grrr....
AOL - still worth something
AOL still has some good assets like the weblogs group - Engadget, Joystiq, Autoblog etc... And of course in the UK, Carphone Warehouse agreed to keep the name when it took over the AOL UK ISP and use its international content. It's not finished yet!
Both companies needed to do something to get more of a handle on the mobile market. But they need to do a lot more than Office. Windows 7 mobile on Nokia handsets with a jointly developed app store makes perfect sense.
AOL UK is different
AOL UK is very different to the US situation. Carphone Warehouse owns the Internet access business (so it's really TalkTalk in that regard) but it must offer AOL content as a condition of sale. But that must be time limited.
I too at first thought it was strange that they didn't mention that you should use an OS or web browser that is not as prone to attacks as Microsoft's. Then it occurred to me that it must be the fear of legal action from Microsoft if the BBC were to suggest that its software was not as safe as other products.
Not sure what's the big deal
I'm not sure why Birmingham is being singled out apart from the fact they've had some trouble in the past. Every council these days has some sort of web filtering system complete with a strict Internet and email usage policy. I'm sure most council workers accept it too. After all, it's not our gear.
That's O2 for you! A handful of people who understand the tech and the rest probably going right up to board level are as blank as a clean piece of paper.
Although to be fair that could apply to a lot of companies.
Great! More CPW server chaos to look forward to as Tiscali customers join the TalkTalk/ AOL scrum for bandwidth!
No way, jose!
We won't be going all download in Britain anytime soon as we simply don't have the infrastructure. The bigger ISPs are already throttling connections like mad and it will only get worse in the future.
Could have been a foreign student
As cor says, this sounds like a foreign student who got ripped off. They would be less informed of the UK laptop market and might be used to 'back of a van' sales for exclusive goods back home. Probably someone called John Smith though.
Microsoft business plan out of date!
It's quite obvious now that most people don't want to upgrade their operating systems every few years. They just occasionally want small useful bits added to what they've already got. They don't want radical redesigns where nothing works properly any more.
And the problem Microsoft and the whole PC industry has is that people are hanging on to their PCs longer. You don't need a computer with the power to predict weather patterns just to send a few emails and surf the net. So even sales of operating systems that come with new PCs may start to fall soon..certainly in the West.
Microsoft needs a new business plan!
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