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Right before the stock took a 3.8% dive amid bent and broken mobe drama Apple CEO Tim Cook and four fellow Cupertino execs flogged a load of company stock worth $143m last week.…

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In-house and partner software in SDN app store “It works for dating apps, so why not for SDN infrastructure?”, HP might be hoping, with the launch of its software defined networking app store.…

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Cash-burning, post-revenue Valley upstarts told to worry – 'the market will turn' When it comes to the internet age, Marc Andreessen was in there right from the start. Now, when he talks, people listen.…

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DDoS zombie army found in the wild hours after flaw surfaces Mere hours after its discovery, the Shell Shock Bash vulnerability was exploited by an attacker to build a botnet.…

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Hopes to leapfrog Qualcomm in China mobile market Ever eager to gain ground in the mobile chip market from such rivals as Broadcom and Qualcomm, Intel is reportedly considering a substantial investment in Chinese smartphone chipmaker Spreadtrum.…

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Interim chief exec named third 'permanent' boss in three years After a six-month search, Symantec has finally named its new permanent CEO – and it's none other than Michael Brown, the man the company's board named as interim CEO in March.…

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Wants snooping access to protect kids and catch terrorists FBI Director James Comey has complained to journalists that Apple and Google's use of encryption on phones and tablets makes it impossible for cops and g-men to collar crooks.…

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Google boss admits competition in phone market 'brutal' With Apple under fire for its bendy, broken iPhone 6es, Eric Schmidt at arch-rival Google is only too happy to put his boot in Cupertino.…

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Can you imagine the scene? 'Hey guys, it's your new owner – WTF is that on your desk?' Steve Ballmer says he doesn't have huge changes planned for the Los Angeles Clippers, his newly acquired pro basketball team, but he does want them to quit using Apple products.…

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Surfers win Martin's Beach battle against Vinod Khosla Vinod Khosla, cofounder of Sun Microsystems and billionaire venture capitalist, has lost his battle for his own private beach after surfers successfully sued him for access.…

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is this thing on? Anyone there? Google cannot expect its users to read the web giant's rewritten Terms of Service to know how their privacy is being handled. That's according to Europe’s data protection chiefs in a letter to Google supremo Larry Page on Tuesday.…

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But update your gear to avoid early attacks hitting the web A security patch for the severe Shellshock vulnerability in Bash is incomplete – as hackers exploit the hole to compromise computers.…

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#AmazonWishList A year's supply of Arran scotch, ta Amazon users can now add items to their wish lists via a Twitter hashtag.…

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Report: Policy bods to ask for 'no change' Policymakers are set to propose “no change” in wholesale telecoms roaming rates in the EU as part of a review of the system in 2016, according to a report.…

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Patents, it's always the patents they're fighting over It's a flash DIMM flare-up. Diablo Technologies, being sued by Netlist for FlashDIMM patent breaches, has sued right back, alleging unfair business practices.…

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Hackers? Pah! It's that sysadmin who has had enough Disgruntled workers are causing more problems for their employers, the FBI warns.…

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Asks to make some clarifications Comment  EVault took exception to some points made in a report on some recent Seagate product news, in particular the Backup and Recovery appliance (EBA). Unmesh Kulkarni, senior product management director in the EVault-containing Seagate Cloud Systems and Solutions business, contacted The Reg to provide a comment.…

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Not 'just another pointless patch', this one's for real Mozilla Firefox needs patching urgently following the discovery that the open source browser is vulnerable to SSL man-in-the-middle attacks.…

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Are you listening, SanDisk? Faster, fatter flash cards that speed up server applications are in demand, and Samsung has announced it is mass-producing a 3.2TB NVMe PCIe SSD using its 3D V-NAND technology. It says higher capacities are coming.…

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It's two minutes to midnight and everyone's hiding under the duvet Comment  Winter has come early for EMC, with hordes of barbarian activist investors pounding at the gates as CEO Joe Tucci's long reign comes to an end. Snowdrifts are building up against the boardroom's windows, blotting out the C-suite's previous sunny vista.…

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Clear skies reveal water vapour on faraway HAT-P-11b Boffins have checked a whole host of telescopes to find the clear skies and steamy vapours of HAT-P-11b, the smallest exoplanet ever on which astronomers have detected water.…

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Right, whip out your curved doodah. Let’s have a look Apple has told El Reg that the risk of an iPhone 6 Plus bending in a fanbois' pocket has been greatly overstated.…

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EMC plus HP – pundits do the sums Comment  Amongst the storage cognoscenti on Twitter, there’s been quite a discussion about EMC and HP possibly merging, despite the recent reported collapse of talks on the issue.…

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PM weighs in too, says non-committal nice thing Pic  India’s cheap and cheerful Mars Orbiter Mission, Mangalyaan, has sent back its first images of the Red Planet just a day after successfully making it into orbit.…

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Cache storage gets faster and faster If you're buying flash storage today, you're doing it for speed. After all, you're not doing it to save money and you're definitely not rich enough to be doing it because you want to be green and save a few kilowatt-hours on your power bill.…

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