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"Please sir, pick my standards sir!" begs Chinese tech giant Jockeying for position in the yet-to-be-real 5G market continues, with Huawei announcing that it's going to demo a new air interface at Mobile World Congress in March.…

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That's ICANN's Christmas party sorted, then? Google has spunked $25m on the rights to sell domains ending in ".app", beating off competition from 12 other bidders, including Amazon and almost every large internet registry.…

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Charged with urging keyboard warriors to pop spy agency sites A Melbourne man has been charged with instigating an Indonesian-led hack of Australian intelligence websites as an alleged member of the Anonymous collective.…

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Ginni eyes $40bn-a-year sales IBM is betting billions that it can claw its way back to growth by focusing on what it calls its "strategic imperatives," including cloud, data analytics, mobility, social networking, and security.…

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Praises new FTTP plus HFC product in Singapore +Comment  NBN Co, the entity building Australia's national broadband network, has come up with an odd suggestion: two broadband connections, each running on different access technologies, are better than one.…

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In colossal shock, Redditors want to be free to understand mind-bending substances 4chan-for-beginners website Reddit has announced the winners of its charity give-away.…

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Friends can notify trained mental health pros of comments that hint at suicidal thoughts The signs of future suicide often pop up on social media, so Facebook has partnered with the University of Washington (UW) to roll out new tools that can hopefully provide a lifeline to those in need.…

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Users unfriend Sammy in furious Facebook scenes Turning social media against Samsung, a Facebook group has been set up to get the Korean company to fix a firmware update that borks the 850 Pro SSD.…

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Revealed: Last minute changes, the clammy hand of Google, and more Analysis  US watchdog the FCC formally approved new net neutrality rules this morning. But good luck if you want to know exactly how access to the internet for millions of Americans will be now be governed.…

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We all owe plenty to the mainframe age's pioneers The IT runs strong in my family.…

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Even Redmond is fed up with 'IE-specific behavior' Microsoft says it decided to start from scratch with a new web rendering engine for Windows 10 because keeping up with web standards while maintaining compatibility with older, noncompliant versions of Internet Explorer had simply become too much of a burden.…

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Bahraini sales were dodgy, please don't do it again FinFisher, the spyware sold to police and tyrants around the globe, has gained the dubious honor of becoming the first piece of software judged by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development to have trampled human rights. The OCED is an influential consortium of world powers.…

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Medium-term forecast? Sorry, never heard of it A double-digit sales crash in the carrier voice division led top-line declines at Colt in 2014, as a series of one-off costs – including a major restructuring programme – downed profit.…

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Telcos, start your litigation as US broadband faces regulation Breaking  US watchdog the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has just this minute approved its strongest ever rules covering internet access. The regulations were passed in a 3-2 vote by commissioners.…

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Here, I'll help: Object storage, scalable NAS... Storagebod  "If in doubt, rebrand" ... has IBM completely run out of ideas with its storage offerings? The Spectrum rebrand of its storage offerings feels like the last throw of the dice.…

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CGI takeover info netted man £30k in ill-gotten gains A financial planning manager at the outsourcer formerly known as Logica has today pleaded guilty to three instances of insider dealing.…

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Family illness made exec 'realise life is very short' Exclusive  Logicalis UK boss Mark Starkey has quit the business to “step back” from the coalface and spend more time with his family, he told staffers in a note today.…

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Avago has a go, wins neat $606m deal Comment  Data networking outfit Emulex, harried by activist investor Elliott Management, has given up its independence and shopped itself to Avago Technologies for $606m in cash – $8/share – giving execs and investors a nice windfall.…

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Plane or chopper? The choice is yours Joe Public's appetite for new UAV tech must surely have a limit, but that's still some way off if the case of the SkyProwler "Multi-Mission VTOL Transformer Drone" is any indication.…

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But Big Blue still needs to hit the SMAC stack Having hoovered up a number of megadeals last year, IBM has left rival HP eating its dust in the infrastructure space, according to an analyst report.…

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Boss Linney says small biz has 'no God-given right' to win deals It only took almost 20 months to win any business via G-Cloud’s online services catalogue but Outsoucery has finally signed a deal.…

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MPs revive pay-per-Auntie conditional access plan Parliament's Culture Committee has revived the idea of "conditional access" for BBC TV services – which means that if you don't pay, you won't receive the full package.…

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Rounds up enterprise posse for sandboxed safety Google is recruiting Android app authors to help tame Mountain View’s Wild, Wild West mobile platform for businesses.…

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Benioff boasts: SAP and Oracle can kiss my chuddies Marc Benioff has accused the world’s largest business software maker and the industry’s biggest database firm of not cutting the mustard on Salesforce's cloudy home turf.…

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2X software acquisition to take junior virtualiser into Citrix's lair VMware made its name in server virtualisation and Citrix rose to fame with application delivery technologies. Both now compete in both fields and in the emerging market for application delivery to, and management of mobile devices.…

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