Stories by Joris Evers

Intel buys Xircom

In a move aimed at bolstering its mobile communications offerings, Intel has announced the takeover of Xircom. The acquisition complements Intel's existing network access businesses because it now will be able to provide products for notebook and mobile computing.

Movie passes death sentence on Gates

Expect Bill Gates to paraphrase Mark Twain's famous remark as word gets around about a new film portraying his assassination. The makers of the film, MacArthur Park, are using the Internet to create a buzz around the film, shot in the style of a feature-length documentary.

Don't Rush to Mobile Net, Oracle Executive Advises

Instead of preaching about the mobile revolution, Oracle Corp.'s Executive Vice President EMEA Sergio Giacoletto told an audience of Internet professionals that they shouldn't rush to get on the mobile Internet bandwagon.

Euro Directive May Outlaw Ads on Mobile Phones

European mobile phone operators are barred from showing third party advertisements on their customers' handsets because of a European directive, according to the U.K. Data Protection Commissioner (DPC).