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New tools for Visual Studio tackle server-side JavaScript Microsoft has doubled down on its support for the Node.js server-side JavaScript framework with a new set of tools that turn Visual Studio into a full-fledged Node.js IDE.…

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Jury backs Intellectual Ventures on one of two infringement claims against Moto's phones Motorola Mobility got some bad news and good news on Wednesday when a US jury found it ripped off an Intellectual Ventures-owned technology patent although denied a second infringement claim.…

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$1.9m spent in latest internet domain auctions The company behind Ping golf clubs and owner of ping.com has paid domain name overseer ICANN $1.5m for the rights to the top-level domain .ping.…

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Banned by Redmond: Universal, Metro Diagasm  You can forget about Universal Apps, we're not supposed to use that term from now on. When Windows 10 arrives, what Microsoft has so far been calling Universal Apps will be known as "Windows apps."…

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Infinite capacity in a finite universe? Challenge accepted, says Bezos Amazon hopes to knacker its opponents in the cloud world by offering endless online storage for a flat yearly fee.…

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Finally, an end to the three years of consecutive losses A recovery of sorts is taking place at Acer with calendar 2014 P&L accounts returning to the black in a meaningful way, bringing closure to three consecutive years of losses.…

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Brit biz BladeRoom wants damages and its legal bill paid off Facebook is being sued in the US by a UK biz, which claims Zuckerberg & Co stole its blueprints for data centers.…

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Someone's kit needs to handle all that traffic Juniper Networks wants to produce products capable of transforming networks to capitalise on new growth opportunities brought on by the connected world. That is, essentially, its raison d'être.…

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Company pays $7.6m for money moves by people on OFAC's naughty step PayPal has agreed to a $7.6m settlement with the US Treasury after allegedly processing transactions for parties including a nuclear weapons proliferator.…

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We told you, guys. Enough with the uberPOP already The Dutch Transport Inspectorate is carrying out raids on Uber's Amsterdam office as it investigates allegations that the ride-sharing company is continuing to operate its banned uberPOP service.…

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Chocolate Factory decides lack of support in Safari isn't a big deal after all Google has backtracked on its decision not to implement Pointer Events in the Blink web browser engine used by its Chrome browser.…

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Resellers talk of battle over services with flatlining storage biz NetApp practically wrote the first chapter on how to build a well-functioning and contented channel, but that was before it was squeezed by cloud providers and converged storage upstarts.…

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You want configurable virtual pools of distributed silos. Who doesn't? Start-up Hedvig aims to bring Google/Amazon cloud-style storage to enterprises, with a virtualised pool of storage aggregated from distributed silos.…

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Amazon Settling in Seattle Amazon has agreed to lease two more buildings in the South Lake Union neighbourhood of Seattle, in a deal leaving the company occupying a quarter of the city's best office space.…

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'Whenever I hear the word culture I reach for my org chart...' CIO Manifesto  It's seven years on from the great crash and IT departments are moving from the bunker mentality of keeping the lights on and maintaining legacy VB6. But what does that mean for the way we manage tech teams?…

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* On average, globally Broadband speeds around the world increased by 20 per cent, year on year, according to internet tentacle monster Akamai.…

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Get claims right, or face pitchfork-wielding EU mob The digital interface of the Rural Payments Agency's Common Agricultural Payments IT system – which was paused in an embarrassing U-turn last week – may not be reinstated, MPs heard yesterday.…

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Log analytics has come a long, long way It’s a typical day in IT. A quirky and poorly developed application meant to be on the testing server sneaks into production. Before anyone realises what's happened (something that can sadly take some organisations months) hundreds of external users are using it. Uh oh.…

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Firm sees seamless FAS integration for FlashRay Interview  There has been a sea change in the FlashRay project, NetApp's ground-up all-flash array product development, with execs leaving and the project being absorbed into the overall ONTAP organisation. So we interviewed George Kurian, NetApp's product operations EVP, to find out about FlashRay's status and positioning, and NetApp's all-flash product portfolio.…

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Thatcher, Buckingham Palace & BT left red-faced by historic techno romp This week marks the 30th anniversary of arrests in the infamous Prestel hack case. It led to arrests, breached the Royal Family's security and helped give birth to the UK's first computer crime law.…

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Agreement on protocol is the key The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) has a tech workgroup looking at object-based disk drives, such as Seagate’s Kinetic product, and is aiming to standardise access.…

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If you’ve ever wanted to give Apple the finger… Review  Last year’s update to the MacBook Pro was more notable for its £100 price cut than the modest speed bump that accompanied it. However, this year’s model is a more interesting kettle of fish, as it introduces Intel’s latest Broadwell processors to the Mac range, along with Apple’s new Force Touch trackpad doohickey.…

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This is all just ‘to attract headlines’. Job done then BT has labelled a report into its apparently inflated return on broadband investment as "ludicrous", as Vodafone calls on the government to tighten the regulations surrounding Openreach.…

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Irish data protection shenanigans pop up again If you don’t want your personal info pored over by the US authorities, close your Facebook account – such is the reassuring advice given by the European Commission to the European Court of Justice.…

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Hacker reports flaw that saw credit cards exposed, web bazaar fixes it Amazon has patched dangerous cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in its website that exposed accounts to hijacking.…

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