Japanese mobile phone operator NTT DoCoMo will develop technology and services to link its mobile phones to Sony's Playstation games console.
DoCoMo and six overseas partners have agreed to develop services including accessing the mobile internet via the Playstation console and extending Playstation games to mobile phones.
AT&T Wireless, KPN Mobile, Telecom Italia, Hutchison 3G UK Holdings, Hutchison Telephone in Hong Kong and KG Telecom in Taiwan will jointly develop the new services with Sony.
BT may scrap Yell flotation
BT is considering abandoning plans to float Yell, its yellow pages business, opting for a full demerger of the business instead.
The telco had planned a partial flotation of Yell at the end of March in a bid to reduce its mounting debt.
Reports suggest BT could demerge Yell after shifting some of its debt to the business from the parent company.
Pace puts Dreamcast in set-top box
Pace Micro Technology will include Sega Dreamcast technology in its digital TV set-top boxes, allowing Dreamcast console games to run inside Pace boxes.
Pace said the collaboration is designed to provide digital TV customers with on-demand access to hundreds of console-quality games with 3D graphics, digital sound and full motion video.
Microsoft steels itself against hackers
Microsoft has arranged backup for its websites to prevent a repeat of the outages that plagued its main websites last week.
The software giant has hired Akamai Technologies to operate four backup domain-name servers for its major websites.
Microsoft came under fire last week after its main websites, including MSN and Hotmail, were knocked out of action. Akamai operates over 8000 servers in 55 countries.
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