Posts Tagged ‘BT’

BT! dumps! Yahoo! after! 10! long! years! together!

Sorry Marissa, but news and email? We can go elsewhere for that…

By Brid-Aine Parnell

BT is ditching Yahoo! after 10 years to take up with US firm Critical Path, which will supply email services on the new BT.com.

The telco said it was switching its broadband customers over to the new BT Mail service as part of the relaunch of BT.com, breaking up with Yahoo! and axing the BT Yahoo! portal at the same time.

BT had already announced that it would be revamping its site, putting “breaking news and simple access to email” together with user account and billing info from next month. The Press Association will be taking over the news service, cutting Yahoo! off from millions of Brits.

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Average UK broadband speed: 12Mbps

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Superfast is really kicking in

Superfast fibre is finally starting to dig its heels in and have a real impact on the average UK broadband connection speed, according to the latest figures from Ofcom.

Ofcom reckons that the average UK broadband user – as of November 2012 – gets a healthy 12Mbps down their data pipe. Of course, the overall picture is still quite a case of haves and have-nots, and indeed it’s polarising even more as BT and Virgin Media’s super-fast rollouts continue across the UK (but not, naturally, in more remote areas).

The overall average is up considerably from the previous November, when it stood at 7.6Mbps. Indeed, it’s not far off double that amount.

Read the Full Article by Darren Allan

Yahoo! webmail! hijacks! are! back!…

Didn’t! they! fix! that?!

Yahoo! has blamed cross-site scripting security bugs, which it claims to have squashed, for a recent upsurge in webmail account takeovers.

Over the last few days several Reg readers have been in touch to complain that their Yahoo! webmail accounts have been hijacked or to point us towards complaints on various support forums about the issue.

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