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Equustek case reaches beyond Canuck borders Google – and arguably free speech – has suffered another “memory hole” setback in its Canadian wrangle with kit vendor Equustek Solutions, and in response has begun taking down links well beyond Canada where the court case is taking place.…

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Ethernet wonks seek one standard to bind them all, instead of parallel streams The IEEE has launched a study group to give 25 Gbps Ethernet standardisation a push along.…

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Environmental activist walks free after hoax sent share price over a cliff In January 2013, a chap called Jonathan Moylan sent a single email that caused an AU$314m - £174m or $295m - dip in a coal company's value.…

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Just as Jeff Bezos did to books and CDs, Amazon's rivals are now doing to it Analysis  It's tough being a victim of your own business strategy, especially if you're Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.…

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'We'd still be picking up the pieces now' Two years ago this week the Sun let off one of its periodic solar flares, and a new analysis of its force shows that human civilization had a very near miss indeed.…

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Here comes the pink mustache Ride-sharing service Lyft has agreed to a deal with New York officials to allow the company to open shop in New York City.…

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Chip fab firm wanted IBM's brains but thought its facilities had 'little or no value' – report IBM's hopes of unloading its loss-making semiconductor division to GlobalFoundries have reportedly been dashed, with GlobalFoundries refusing to budge on price.…

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Music gear giant seeks some of that sweet, sweet Apple pie Audio thing maker Bose is suing Apple-owned Beats Electronics, alleging patent infringement.…

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Don't panic, citizen. These computers are your frieeeends Google's X laboratory is working with a team of biologists and geneticists to analyze human frailties using the web giant's computing might.…

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Pricing revealed for dedicated boxes that provision like clouds Underdog cloud provider Rackspace has announced pricing for its new OnMetal servers, which it has made generally available on Friday following a limited trial phase.…

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Once Obama signs law passed today by House of Reps Here at Vulture West, we're looking out for porcine aviators: the usually divided US House of Representatives unanimously passed a law allowing people who've bought phones to actually unlock the things from their carriers.…

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Synology finally patches OpenSSL bugs in Trevor's NAS Sysadmin blog  Synology quietly released version 4.2-3250 of its DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating system this month. This squashes critical security bugs in version 4.2 of DSM – bugs that were fixed in version 5.0 in June, so consider this a back port.…

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Gameplay streaming biz and search king refuse to deny fresh gobble rumors Google and Twitch were tight-lipped this morning in California – amid swirling rumors that the internet goliath will formally seal a $1bn deal to buy the video-streaming upstart.…

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Thousands left waiting for visas, documents worldwide An unspecified glitch in a global database used by the US government to issue passports and travel visas has left countless people around the world unable to travel for the last few days, according to State Department officials.…

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The side of Net Neutrality you don't often hear A pioneering American community ISP is telling customers that Netflix should spend more time improving its technology, more money on its network – and less energy on lobbying in Washington DC.…

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Only way is up for storage adapter supplier It's a new fiscal year and a fresh first quarter for QLogic... and it looks like Q’s droopy revenue woes are set to end. It appears to have bottomed out, with numbers once again on the rise as Q starts growing again.…

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Plus: Almost NOBODY uses pay-by-bonk on buses - Visa From 16 September you will be able to pay for your journey on the London Underground with your pay-by-bonk contactless card or NFC-enabled phone.…

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Quorum joins the aaS crowd with DRaaS offering Disaster recovery company Quorum uses a customer’s second site or its own cloud site to provide the user with backup and DR location for physical and virtualised server customers, and claims one-click recovery through its on-site onQ appliances.…

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Wireless speaker tech market gets feisty Audio tech supplier DTS is taking on Sonos’ wireless speakers with its Play-Fi tech, which it claims employs open and lossless audio technology.…

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Just don't ask about operating profits... The tills rang often for massive global distie Ingram Micro during its second calendar quarter, helped by frenzied PC refresh activity, but squeezing out better long term profits remains a work in progress.…

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Cats'n'flowers site latest to admit white men rule its roost Pinterest is generally used to store images of polka dot knickers, cute animals and bags of artisan pear drops. What might come as a shock to its users is that Pinterest is actually run by the same “stale, pale and male” clique often seen at the rudder of other big Silicon Valley.…

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Will that be medium or raaaaare? Google, Yahoo! and Bing have been grilled by the EU’s top data protection tzars.…

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Boffins research: Ancient dinos may all have had 'potential' fluff Boffins now reckon that any and all dinos may have had feathers, after finding the first ever example of a dinosaur with both feathers and scales.…

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Europe hits saturation The reduction in how much mobile networks receive for handling incoming calls has hit both Vodafone and EE so hard that they have both separated out the charges in interim financial reports.…

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What do you mean, we've ditched Redmond in favour of IBM?! Analysis  Freetards are elated: Call-me-Dave’s people in the Cabinet Office have done the right thing and backed the Open Document Format as the default government file format.…

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