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It was always Azure thing: NetApp floats boxen into Microsoft's cloud

El Reg - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 11:45am
Let’s talk privately

NetApp is setting up a speedy connection to Microsoft’s Azure cloud so its arrays can have an Azure backend for scaling up capacity, archiving, DR and enabling workload moves.…

Google sends anti-Flash Player messages to mobile web browsers

L'Inq - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 11:34am

Tells users when websites might not work

Microsoft not good enough for you, eh? 'Next Steve Ballmer' drives to Google

El Reg - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 11:29am
Car-maker's CEO joins internet ads company early

His name was bandied about during the race to replace Steve Ballmer, but it looks like Microsoft missed out on former Ford Motor Company chief Alan Mulally. The man has just announced his intention to join Google's ranks.…

<i>Dungeons &amp; Dragons</i> relaunches with 'freemium' version 5.0

El Reg - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 11:17am
Free rule book may be why all your printers are out of paper

Dungeons & Dragons is BAAAACK – and it's brought a freemium business model with it.…

Microsoft starts shipping the Kinect for Windows v2 sensors to developers

L'Inq - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 11:16am

Says it is working to fill orders

Whoah! <i>How</i> many Google Play apps want to read your texts?

El Reg - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 11:02am
Google's app permissions far too lax – security firm survey

A security firm has criticised Android's all-or-nothing permission approach, arguing it unnecessarily creates extra privacy risks for businesses and consumers.…

Intel posts record quarterly earnings thanks to strong PC chip sales

L'Inq - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 10:47am

Users upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 8 have helped grow revenue

Apple and IBM's partnership is bad news for Google and Microsoft

L'Inq - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 10:39am

iOS is now the biggest player in enterprise mobile

MPs wave through Blighty's 'EMERGENCY' surveillance laws

El Reg - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 10:33am
Only 49 politcos voted against DRIP bill

MPs rubber-stamped the government's fast-tracked Data Retention and Investigatory Powers bill (Drip) in Parliament late last night.…

Nokia to bear brunt of Microsoft job cuts with 'one in five' facing the axe

L'Inq - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 10:21am

Redmond to also shutter Nokia's Oulu R&D labs

Box eyes Google with unlimited storage, Microsoft Office 365 integration

L'Inq - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 10:02am

Business storage provider removes previous 1,000GB limit

Brit biz Phoenix IT Group confirms £16m of contract wins

El Reg - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 10:01am
Early signs of turnaround pumps shares price

A flurry of biz wins worth more than £16m were this morning confirmed by the new CEO at Phoenix IT Group - the man brought in to turn the loss-making British firm into a profit generating machine.…

Speaking in Tech: How I was outsmarted by my LG smartwatch

El Reg - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 9:41am
Plus: Google's new hired hacker, 'Princess' Parisa Tabriz

Apple readies three iWatches, 12.9in iPad for 2014 release

L'Inq - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 9:40am

Firm plans multiple smartwatches including top-end sapphire version

Donahue grabs Atlantis double crown: Takes CEO and pres titles

El Reg - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 9:14am
Virtual software firm's former CEO goes upstairs

Atlantis Computing, the ILIO VDI and USX VMware acceleration software company, has replaced its CEO. Jason Donahue will be taking over from Bernard Harguindeguy.…

Piixl G-Pack is a Steam-based games machine that straps to your TV

L'Inq - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 9:13am

Delays in Steam OS mean a Windows PC comes first

Rand Paul and Silicon Valley's Shifting Political Climate

Slashdot - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 9:10am
SonicSpike sends this story from NY Magazine: Rand Paul appears to be making a full-court press for the affections of Silicon Valley, and there are some signs that his efforts are paying off. At last week's Sun Valley conference, Paul had one-on-one meetings with Thiel and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. ... Next weekend, Paul will get to make his case yet again as the keynote speaker at Reboot, a San Francisco conference put on by a group called Lincoln Labs, which self-defines as "techies and politicos who believe in promoting liberty with technology." He'll likely say a version of what he's said before: that Silicon Valley's innovative potential can be best unlocked in an environment with minimal government intrusion in the forms of surveillance, corporate taxes, and regulation. “I see almost unlimited potential for us in Silicon Valley,” Paul has said, with "us" meaning libertarians. Today's Silicon Valley is still exceedingly liberal on social issues. But it seems more skeptical about taxes and business regulation than at any point in its recent history. Part of this is due to the rise of companies like Uber and Tesla Motors, blazing-hot start-ups that have been opposed at every turn by protectionist regulators and trade unions, in confrontations that are being used by small-government conservatives as case studies in government control run amok.

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Running the <i>Gauntlet</i>: Atari's classic ... now and then

El Reg - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 9:03am
Food shooting N00bs

Antique Code Show  Rumours of a new version of the Atari classic Gauntlet at E3 took me straight back to the arcade circa 1985.…

Apple and IBM join forces to push iPhones and iPads into the enterprise

L'Inq - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 8:46am

Rise of the planet of the enterprise apps

US freemium mobile network eyes up Europe

El Reg - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 8:26am
FreedomPop touts 'free' calls, texts and data

Freemium mobile network FreedomPop has set its sights on Europe. The LA-based company has signed a deal with BASE, a subsidiary of Dutch telco and MVNO-lover KPN. It will launch in Belgium and then plans to expand to the UK, Germany, France and Spain.…

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