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Factories counter-punch Qualcomm in the gut as Apple eggs them on

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 6:12pm
iGiant bankrolls manufacturers' legal battle royale over patent license fees

Updated  The four electronics factories sued by Qualcomm for not paying licensing fees have lodged their own countersuit with the backing of Apple.…

Who the funk is Hive-IO? It's where Atlantis assets have buzzed off to

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 5:11pm
Hyperconverged, VDI startup nibbles bits off software-defined storage supplier

Hive-IO has bought certain assets of Atlantis Computing, a struggling supplier of VDI and hyperconverged infrastructure software, for undisclosed financial terms.…

Head in the clouds? Apparently there's now space on Oracle's sales team

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 4:33pm
Big Red to lure 1,000 bods, expands cloud-in-a-box services

Oracle is continuing to head into the cloud, kicking off another recruitment drive for 1,000 fluffy white services sales people – but the news comes amid talk of reorganisation and layoffs elsewhere.…

190 Cray employees hosed down with shower of pink slippery

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 4:01pm
15% laid off in cost-cutting exercise at HPC supplier

Supercomputer supplier Cray is giving 190 employees the elbow in a restructuring exercise to cut operating costs.…

NAND then there was a second growth quarter... IBM reports flash surge

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 3:31pm
A bit of goodish news from Big Blue

Analysis  IBM's systems segment brought in $1.7bn, 10 per cent down year-on-year. Systems hardware was $1.3bn with operating systems software at $400m.…

Reborn Nokia phones biz loses its head

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 3:04pm
More time to play Snake

The boss of HMD Global, the company reviving Nokia-branded phones, quit unexpectedly today.…

Stop all news – it's time for us plebs to be told about BBC paycheques!

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 2:50pm
Sexism in the Telly Tax, sexism in pay deals... where else, Auntie?

Comment  The BBC is trembling with excitement following the enforced publication of the annual salaries of on-screen stars earning more than £150,000 at the tax-funded broadcaster.…

Hortonworks reshuffles C-suite, gets third COO in 12 months

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 2:23pm
Hadoop-flinger's CEO: We're making great progress, but...

Hortonworks has ditched its second chief operating office in less than a year as part of a C-suite reshuffle that saw share prices drop.…

Contain(er) your enthusiasm, nerds: Docker-backed OCI runtime spec hits 1.0

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 1:49pm
Look enterprises, we're all friends here, all getting along

The Open Container Initiative, an attempt by Docker and other container tech companies to build standards and consensus for container technology, on Wednesday plans to release the initial version of its runtime and image specifications.…

School of card knocks: Russophone criminals offered online courses in credit card fraud

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 1:25pm
Обратите внимание на спину!

Cyber crime lords have come up with a new money-spinner – Russian-language e-learning courses geared towards teaching the skills necessary to rip off consumers and card companies.…

Segway hoverboard hijack hack could make hipsters eat pavement

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 1:00pm
Wheel-diculous Bluetooth security revealed

The latest two-wheel transporter toy from Segway was disturbingly easy to hack, with miscreants requiring just seconds to take control of a vehicle, we're told.…

Speaking in Tech: We NEED to do a [insert buzzword] project!

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 12:42pm
Why IoT failed, the AI takeover, the rise of content providers, and assorted chat

Tapping the Bank of Mum and Dad: Why your Netflix subscription is poised to rise (again)

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 12:19pm
Valley's funding new companies that end up looking just like the old ones

Analysis  If Silicon Valley still does one thing better than anybody else, it's propping up profitless corporations, just like the Bank of Mum and Dad. Gulf states pour money into Premier League teams, but not on anything like the scale of Uber and Netflix, two examples of capital-swallowing money pits.…

IBM signs up for EU Cloud Code of Conduct, opens four data centres

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 11:54am
Big Blue's public serivce hits nearly 60 DCs worldwide

IBM has signed up to an EU Cloud Provider Code of Conduct initiative and is announcing four new data centres in the UK, Australia and Silicon Valley for the IBM Cloud.…

TalkTalk posts 3% sales drop, says Openreach should walk the WalkWalk

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 11:13am
Will 'engage practically' with former BT arm

TalkTalk's sales dropped by 3 per cent in its first quarter, with an extra 20,000 new customers failing to offset the drop.…

China's 'future-proof' crypto: We talk to firm behind crazy quantum key distribution network

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 10:30am
Should we believe the hype? And why drop so much $$?

Two hundred local government employees across the capital of China's eastern Shandong province will soon be encrypting messages with keys that are "impossible" to crack.…

Targeted, custom ransomware menace rears its ugly head

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 9:52am
No spraying and praying here, just precise, exorbitant attacks

Attackers are manually deploying ransomware directly into target networks to maximise the damage and potential payout.…

We'll hit THAT 95% Sigfox coverage target using telly aerials, says WND-UK

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 8:32am
Well, rooftop yagis hooked up to 12v Intel PCs

WND‑UK – the “who they?” firm that boasted it will deliver more Sigfox Internet of Things network coverage than there is 4G coverage across the UK mainland – says it will achieve this by putting IoT aerials on people’s homes.…

Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3, 4G: Tube comms trials for emergency crews

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 7:58am
But bosses can't promise it will be fully complete on time

Transport for London has tentatively started testing 4G on the Tube for emergency services. TfL's CTO said he was not "absolutely confident" it would be complete by January, 2019, however.…

Disneyland to become wretched hive of scum and villainy

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 7:14am
These might be the Star Wars-themed hotel and rides you are looking for

Disney has revealed plans to create a wretched hive of scum and villainy adjacent to one of its theme parks.…