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Ex-Brocade veep takes charge of independent biz Drobo, maker of simple-to-use personal data storage robots which you populate yourself with disk drives, is being spun-out by owner Connected Data, with an investment group buying the business.…

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Network Services Platform hopes to align carriers with clouds There's still too many disparate systems for carriers to easily go down the software-defined network (SDN) path, Alcatel-Lucent reckons, and it's pitching a network services platform (NSP) to change that.…

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Baffling wordblurt straight from the Gywneth Paltrow soundbite phrasebook We're hearing NetApp has laid-off up to 512 staff world-wide in a cost-cutting exercise before its full-year results come out later today.…

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Hyper-V also on the roadmap for hyper-convergence evangelists Hyper-converged infrastructure company SimpliVity has announced it now supports the KVM hypervisor and OpenStack.…

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Clusterf*ck? Pissed-off punters left without phones for weeks Virgin Media has admitted to The Register that hundreds of its mobile customers were left without their handsets for weeks due to a "glitch" with its repair service.…

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Not just activists this time, but Western commercial interests Exclusive  The Sultan of Oman's intelligence services are spying on the local operations of British oil company Shell with the aid of controversial European tech companies, the Register has learned.…

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'A little prayer' for bovine victim of Northumbria Police marksmen Tearful locals have convened a candlelit vigil to mourn the passing of Bessie the cow, gunned down on Sunday night by Northumbria Police marksmen after hoofing it from the Rising Sun Country Park in North Tyneside.…

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Tailoring swift results to squeeze out more revenue Twitter and Google are the best of friends again.…

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Reg roundtable delivers non-rose-tinted view of 2020 CIO Manifesto  One reason for getting a dozen senior IT execs in for a chat is to work out which are the most flagrant lies peddled to us by PRs.…

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Here's website A. Oh, is that the address of website B? A recently published exploit for the Safari browser demonstrates a URL spoofing mechanism which might convince users they are visiting a legitimate website, when they are actually visiting another site which may be phishing their details.…

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Infosec bods tear into the belly of the beast The TeslaCrypt ransomware gang raked in $76,500 in around 10 weeks, according to new research into the scam.…

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Revenues up 10%, data volumes grow thanks to video Vodafone has announced steady-as-she-goes results for the year to 31 March 2015, with group revenue up 10.1 per cent to £42.2bn, and the first increase in service revenue for ten quarters (albeit only 0.1 per cent) — all pretty much in line with what the company had forecast.…

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My plan to upgrade Nate Silver to make him golden ¡Bong! Special  The Skype window crackled into life, beaming a little piece of Manhattan live into my Shoreditch loft workspace.…

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Bitcoin-mining toasters leap forth from stealth Worstall on Wednesday  A couple of weeks back I pointed to some rumours about what the stealth (and hugely VC backed) company 21 Inc was up to, with the idea being, seemingly, to stick a Bitcoin mining chip in your toaster. So, as well as that breakfast comestible you could lose money on your electricity bill by attempting to mine for Bitcoin, obviously.…

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Zesty Vestager gets tough as market concentrates Europe’s competition chief has OKed Orange’s plans to take over Jazztel in Spain, but only subject to a shitload large number of conditions.…

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Final airshow season for legendary V-bomber The Vulcan To The Sky Trust has announced "with considerable sadness" that this summer will be the public's last chance to catch Avro Vulcan XH558 thundering through British skies, as the legendary V-bomber will be permanently grounded at the end of this flying season.…

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SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab Stefan Viehbock says potentially millions of routers and internet of things devices using KCodes NetUSB could be exposed to remote hijacking or denial of service attacks.…

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Cupertino slings patches to kill twin data execution bugs Apple has patched a dozen security flaws in Watch, including FREAK and two allowing arbitrary code execution.…

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Customer data should be safe, corporate IP not so much Submarine cable and data centre operator Pacnet was breached last month by hackers rummaging through its corporate network accessing emails and administration systems.…

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Shoppers left deafened and bewildered by botched radio jamming incident Vehicles across an entire car park in Manchester had their locks jammed on Sunday as the apparent result of a botched criminally-motivated hack.…

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Johns Hopkins crypto boffin spots FREAK-like protocol bug Johns Hopkins crypto researcher Matthew Green thinks he might have an explanation for how the NSA attacked VPN services: flaws in how TLS implements Diffie-Hellman crytography.…

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Told you so, says smug Reg hack Shared driverless cars will kill off the multi-car household, and a Barclays analyst reckons that points to a calamitous future for Detroit.…

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Open HBM architecture detailed, first devices due in June Lower power, higher capacity, less PCB real estate: that's the list of wins being touted by AMD for its coming High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) architecture.…

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Spain crash may have been down to engine control unit A software bug may have cause the May 9 crash that grounded Airbus' troubled A400M military transport aircraft.…

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100 million records offered to sales types, at disruptive prices Former password collector Steve Thomas plans to tear up the contact broker market by offering a database of 30 million names for free, all built on data sourced by scraping the web.…

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