NASA has released a new image of the superstorm at the top of the ringed planet. Imagine what this thing could do to traffic in Atlanta.
As part of a brand refresh, Virgin's new "Irresistible Plan" will include a return flight to New Zealand, Fiji or Vanuatu.
Island nation none too pleased that Microsoft is using the name. Will it be mollified knowing it is just a code name for a Windows Media Center update?
Nortel Networks announced late Monday that its optical equipment will help power a part of Southern Cross Cables' Pacific rim network. Southern Cross operates a 30,500-kilometer network that links the United States to Australia, Hawaii, New Zealand and Fiji. The company will use Nortel's Optera Long Haul 4000, one of many types of telecom equipment used to carry signals over long-haul networks, which run between cities. The Optera can transmit optical traffic at up to 10 gigabits per second, roughly 222 times faster than a T3 connection, and more than 17,000 times faster than a standard 56K modem. Bermuda-based Southern Cross is owned by Telecom New Zealand, Cable & Wireless Optus and WorldCom. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Handspring has announced an agreement with Vodafone Australia to distribute Visor handheld computers in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. This arrangement will expand Handspring's presence to five continents. Handspring's Springboard add-on modules, such as one for backing up data and another with 8MB of flash memory, will also be available at major retail stores in the three countries. In addition, Vodafone and Handspring are working to bring other third-party Springboard modules, including MP3 players, keyboards, digital cameras and games, to the countries.