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Biz optimistic 2017 will see cloud and mobile help boost bottom line IBM is touting growth in its cloud and cognitive business units as the enterprise giant wraps up a year of double-digit revenue declines.…

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FTC settlement bars taxi app maker from publishing fiction about potential riches Cab app Uber has agreed to pay $20m to settle charges that it exaggerated how much drivers using its software can earn and downplayed the cost of financing cars through the company.…

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WikiLeaker folds hand in pledge poker If US investigators were hoping WikiLeaks boss Julian Assange would be deliver himself into their hands, then they are due for a disappointment.…

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SporeStack lets developers test applications without a hosting account Hardware infrastructure, once the foundation of computing giants like IBM, has become an abstract commodity thanks to cloud computing, virtualization, and containerization.…

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Or, as they say in the finance world, 'boned' Around 33 per cent of the technology companies to enter the market in the last ten years are currently valued at a price lower than their IPO mark.…

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Autopilot update cuts prangs by 40 per cent The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation into a fatal Tesla crash last year has determined that the car manufacturer should face no further action and has improved safety considerably.…

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No pressure, peeps: Techies are awaiting a fix from their Redmond coworkers A bug in Windows 10 is undermining Microsoft's efforts to roll out an IPv6-only network at its Seattle headquarters.…

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Stateless Linux data center released into the wilds An alliance that dominated the PC industry is entering the world of fluffy white stuff and open source: Microsoft Azure is the first public cloud to include an Intel initiated and container-oriented Clear Linux OS.…

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It's your own fault, Trump-friendly tycoon tells Davos Silicon Valley’s tech plutocrats have kept a relatively low profile at Davos, the WEF’s schmoozefest for corporate, government and NGO elites. But into the void stepped Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba.…

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Time for REST... and it's only January Oracle’s first financial splash of 2017 has seen it snap up enterprise API specialist Apiary.…

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Badge engineering to make open networking easier for newcomers Open networking operating system vendor Cumulus Networks is about to start selling hardware – but it's not going to start actually making the stuff.…

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Don't learn about IoT, learn how to do IoT The early bird ticket offer for Building IoT London ends very soon, meaning you’ve got just hours to save a stack of cash on three days with the IoT world’s finest thinkers, doers and developers.…

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Carbanak: It's not just a caramel-flavoured choc-trocity. It's also malware The Carbanak cyber criminal gang is abusing Google’s infrastructure as a conduit for botnet control.…

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UK security firm's chairman steps down NCC Group’s chairman Paul Mitchell said he would be stepping down as he UK cyber security consultancy announced a drop in profits on Thursday.…

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Fearless Flatley flouts inauguration boycott Fears that Donald Trump inauguration will be more winalot than Camelot have abated, with the news that renowned trad Irish hoofer Michael Flatley will parachute in his Lord of the Dance troupe to Friday’s virtually celeb-free inauguration.…

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Anything Elon can do…? Korean boffins want to create the blueprint for a train capable of operating at 1,000km/h (621mph).…

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Maybe it doesn't need friends? But it should worry about fragmenting Android further Google’s decision to keep premium Android features for itself attracted surprisingly little comment last year - but the dangers are heaving into view. By declaring war on its most important customers, Google risks losing a degree of control over Android, further fragmenting the platform.…

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Whitehouse.gov down? A software engineer is calling on netizens opposed to Donald Trump to visit the Whitehouse.gov site and overload it with traffic tomorrow.…

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Keep yr Digits for now, fam ... we're good Google is set to acquire Twitter's mobile app development platform, Fabric, and assimilate its team within its own development platform, Firebase.…

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Peace, love and Docker or Kubernetes – you must choose Docker was arguably a dumb thing for you to do with your time last year. Developers loved it but enterprises weren’t so sure.…

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Known oppressive regimes including Egypt, and er... the UK? Oh, the IP Act is law... ProtonMail, the privacy-focused email business, has launched a Tor hidden service to combat the censorship and surveillance of its users.…

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AFA without tears Conventional wisdom says that for performance-sensitive applications, you want all-flash arrays (AFAs), while for less-critical applications and bulk storage, disk is better. How can you use them in conjunction with each other? What would a joint AFA/hybrid/disk environment look like?…

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Why? 'Umm, er, cable insulation standards,' mutters MoD Britain’s naval service will receive new fleet support tanker RFA Tidespring more than 18 months late, following delays which left the vessel languishing in a South Korean shipyard.…

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Turns out Mother Nature is a killer for power and people Video  For decades now people have been claiming that the power grid could be taken down by terrorists. However, simple statistical analysis shows that the biggest danger isn't online hackers, but squirrels – aka rats with good PR.…

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Stop us if you've heard this one before – billionaire fights to turf people out of private paradise Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg is suing dozens of families in Hawaii to force them to give up land they've owned for generations.…

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