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Break-fix and carrier arms offloaded for £5.5m in cash The expected break-up of Calyx Managed Services has started, with the maintenance and carrier services divisions offloaded to Daisy Group and Chess Ltd respectively for a total of £5.5m in cash.…

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Thanks, Obama Some $240m from the private sector will be spent on boosting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs in America, President Obama said on Monday.…

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Hi-res dome will have hi-speed link to hi-ed uni down the road Junior star-gazers in Bristol have been given notice that they will have to share the city’s soon-to-be-3D planetarium with data scientists and marketeers as the city burnishes its tech hub credentials.…

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Company hopes John Newsom will end game of exec musical chairs Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) start-up Quorum has appointed John Newsom as its fifth CEO – the fifth in the eight years since it was founded. He is a guitarist in a rock tribute band in his spare time, so lets hope his lead as CEO is as good as his rock soloing.…

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Gov software implant? Not us - never, says hardware giant Dell has denied building backdoors into its kit following a security researcher's discovery of an insecure update assistant app.…

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Generous benefactors queue up to put cash down Bloatware-free Android version Cyanogen has some big powerful friends. The company has passed around the collecting tin and come up with $80m.…

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Not faster-than-light but way quicker than in-memory HDFS Any in-memory-focussed clustered system has to deal with failure at some point, and learn how to recover from, or tolerate, it.…

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‘Much of it was chutzpah and self-delusion’ Page File  Becoming Steve Jobs is the first major book on the turtlenecked denter of the universe since Walter Isaacson’s authorised biography. Written by US business journalist Brent Schlender with help from Fast Company editor Rick Tetzeli, primarily in the first person, it arrives strapped Major Kong-style to its own redlining bullshit meter – thanks to the kind of scorched-earth marketing blitz that even the Apple CEO would never have stooped to.…

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You might even get more than 90 per cent coverage Rents on mobile phone masts should drop dramatically, with a pricing model loosely based on that used for utilities, states a report from Deloitte, commissioned by several mobile network operators.…

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But no pan-Europe licensing or the Americans will take over Collecting agencies for audio-visual creators on Monday urged the European Commission to protect their income in the planned new copyright law and to make online platforms (among others) pay for it.…

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Researcher has form as a gent: he held back disclosure of medical records leak Alexander Polyakov has been forced to withdraw a talk detailing dangerous vulnerabilities into SAP's mobile device management product Afaria scheduled to be given at BlackHat Asia Pacific this week.…

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Telepresence 'bot market growing at more than 50 per cent a year Over the last couple of years The Reg has occasionally reported on “telepresence robots”, devices that beam your beaming smile onto a monitor carried atop a motorised trolley that rolls around a remote office.…

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Domain name industry holds breath as renewal cycle comes around Figures on the number of new dot-word domain names renewed after their first time have emerged – and they are not absolutely stellar. More than one in 10 of the listed dot-thing domain names were not renewed.…

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Yep, definitely not reality: The MoD is buying one Airbus has been awarded a contract worth £1.4m to "develop and mature" a movie-style 3D Virtual Cyber Centre of Operations (VCCO) for the Ministry of Defence.…

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The latest fixing fashions for open-source hypervisors hit the catwalk The Xen Project has fixed 35 flaws, all rated critical, for versions 4.3 and 4.4 of its flagship hypervisor. The fixes appear to correspond to flaws identified after the late February 2014 cloudpocalypse, when major cloud providers feared they would once again need to reboot substantial parts of their server fleets to keep them secure.…

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Cross-site request forgery flaw takes the wind out of renewable energy It had to happen, we suppose: since even a utility-grade wind turbine might ship with a handy Webby control interface, someone was bound to do it badly.…

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New Melbourne bit barn joins Global bit barn operator Equinix has decided it wants more enterprise customers.…

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You had one job, Adobe, one job ... Hackers Luca Carettoni and Mauro Gentile found a badly-applied four-year-old Adobe patch allows attackers to steal information and commandeer accounts for three of the world's top ten websites and 'many' others.…

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Scaling the Great Wall IBM has stated explicitly what its recent strategy had already suggested implicitly: Big Blue has decided to get more strategic in China.…

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And it begins Top US telcos are suing US watchdog the FCC over its efforts to impose net neutrality regulations on American broadband networks.…

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Government wants to be a private investigator, not the secret police Metadata retention, which George Brandis has most frequently described as reading the front of an envelope, is also like standing outside a lawyer's office watching who goes in and out.…

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We chat to Cisco's Alvaro Retana on routing, in and out of the data center Interview  At Cisco Live Sydney, your humble hack at Vulture South got to spend time with distinguished engineer and CCIE number 1609 Alvaro Retana to talk about the future of routing, networks that can run themselves, and the internet at large.…

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Patch slung as CSRF alllowed automated attacks A pair of security researchers have found a basic flaw that allows anyone to steal email and home address information, trip data, and spend points of Hilton Worldwide "HHonors" loyalty club members.…

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'Hey! Over here! No, not that one, that's ARM...' No longer content to cede the mobile processor market to ARM, British chip firm Imagination Technologies has unveiled a new reference tablet design powered by a CPU based on its MIPS architecture.…

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Test how well your app-server stack copes across poor nets A two-year project inside Facebook has culminated in the release of software to help engineers test how well their own code works under a range of network conditions – all the way down to rickety 2G.…

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