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Last year's contract win, that is. Profits are up, though Revenue at Canadian outsourcer CGI Group dipped by four per cent in the first quarter of 2015 to $2.5bn (£1.7bn), compared with the same period in 2014.…

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Cellist Zoë Keating strikes back with YouTube transcript Analysis  It's not often a $450bn multinational is humbled by a single classical musician with a tape recorder. Yet that seems to be what happened this weekend.…

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Where are my generating wellies? Feature  Despite regular headlines about self-powered gadgets and a deluge of stories claiming that any day now we should expect our smart phones to start gathering power from the environment around us, the promise of harvested energy always seems just out of reach. Or is it?…

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Really? Even 100-year-olds, claim clipboard wielders Online banking has seen a boom among the older generation, with nearly 2.3 million aged between 70 and over 100 years old now using internet banking, according to figures compiled by the British Bankers’ Association (BBA).…

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Samsung's phone business takes an even nastier dive Samsung's mobile phone businesses took a nasty tumble in 2014's fourth quarter, with profits at the company's electronics division falling by 27 per cent to 5.35 trillion won (US$4.9 billion).…

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Malvertising hits xHamster thanks to recent Adobe 0-day A massive malvertising campaign leveraging the recent Adobe Flash zero day vulnerability has surfaced on popular* adult site xHamster, analysts say.…

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All because his wife asked to cancel their TV package A Washington woman in the US has revealed how Comcast made her husband the butt of a joke – by changing his name to "Asshole" on their account.…

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All because his wife asked to cancel their TV package A Washington woman in the US has revealed how Comcast made her husband the butt of a joke – by changing his name to "Asshole" on their account.…

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Boot Chess needs just 512 bytes of memory, beating 1982's 1K ZX Chess Developer Olivier Poudade claims he's beaten a 33 year-old record for the smallest working Chess program.…

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If it did - opportunity! Worstall on Weds (on Thurs)  I've been watching with some amusement a little story about Pinterest noting that it's got a user base that leans heavily female. It's doing the rounds as the company thinks, well, it would be nice to be stuffing men full of ads as well (when it actually starts slinging ads) so, umm, why don't we go out and try and find some male customers?…

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So much for A-G Brandis' 'this'll be easy for telcos to collect' argument Yet again, the coaching that spooks and bureaucrats have given Australia's Attorney-General George Brandis has proven to be at odds with the realities of the telecommunications industry.…

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Redmond is building a stack of visualisation tools for the generation that grew up with clickable everything Until last week, Microsoft’s $2.5 billion purchase of Mojang AB made no sense to me. Undeniably popular in the current generation of kids, at some point, Mojang’s Minecraft will fade, like every other fad before it. Mojang doesn’t even have a follow-up to its breakthrough first title. Back in 2013, Minecraft creator Marcus ‘Notch’ Perrson shelved 0x10C, a space game set in the distant future, leaving Mojang looking like a one hit-wonder.…

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Shine on you crazy diamond Obituary  Charles Hard Townes, one of the winners of the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics for developing the laser and a pivotal player in astronomy and reconciling science and religion, has died at the age of 99 after a brief illness.…

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Worst outcome means 50 percent capacity hit Mozilla has given the Tor network a capacity kick with the launch of 14 relays that will help distribute user traffic.…

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Adds network analytics, VMWare support Big Switch Networks is sticking to its start-up sprint, announcing the third iteration of its virtual networking environment since it initial release in July 2014.…

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Devices and clouds in the spotlight, Servers nowhere to be seen for now Microsoft has just released the session catalog for its May Ignite event, the new gabfest that mashes TechEd and several other product-specific enterprise software conferences into one. And at this stage it looks like Windows Server will hardly make the agenda.…

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Japan offers America a side of rice, but nasty copyright provisions remain The US Trade Representative Michael Froman has tried to reassure the country's lawmakers that the interminable negotiations over the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) will conclude during 2015.…

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Borg exorcised GHOST years ago when it sent IPv4 to the nether realms Cisco has put forward at least a partial response to 2015's first branded bug, GHOST, saying that in The Borg's world, the glibc vulnerability is probably of relatively low severity.…

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QWERTY keylogger code alleged to name Defence Signals Directorate The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) has refused to comment on allegations it had a hand in the creation of a keylogging module used by global spookhauses and considered almost identical to parts of the complex Regin malware.…

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* This headline brought to you by the cable companies US internet tinkerer the FCC will likely vote tomorrow to change its definition of "broadband" connections from 4Mbps to 25Mbps – effectively moving 13 per cent of the American population outside the envelope of "fast" internet access.…

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Vyatta now available on free trial license, routers get port crypto The burgeoning market for bare-metal Ethernet switches isn't bothering Brocade, according to A/NZ senior director Gary Denman.…

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Social network Zucked up more cash than ever Facebook finished the best quarter and the best year of its history on December 31, with its latest earnings report showing record annual revenues of $12.47bn for its fiscal 2014, up 58 per cent from 2013's haul.…

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Don't harm the profit, I mean, prophet. No, wait, profit Earlier this month, in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg proclaimed that his social network, used by millions, was a free-speech zone.…

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If there's one thing we all really need, it's another enterprise mail service, right Exchange? Amazon Web Services wants to tout webmail to the business world.…

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While China woes rumble on: Watchdog on one hand, deadbeat partners on the other Qualcomm reported record revenues for the first quarter of its fiscal 2015 on Wednesday, but the mobile chipmaker warned investors that it's still struggling to make headway in the all-important China market.…

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