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Roll up, roll up, get your exclusive market insights Beginning this month, The Channel and martinwolf M&A Advisors are forming an editorial partnership to feature martinwolf’s commentary and analysis concerning the challenges and opportunities facing the IT industry. The organisation, exclusively focused on the IT industry, has completed more than 130 transactions and sold seven divisions of Fortune 500 companies across 19 different countries.…

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OEMs Samsung tech, announces new flash-equipped workstations HP has been flashing at the National Association of Broadcasters' event in Las Vegas, announcing desktop PCIe SSDs for media mavens to manipulate their massive files.…

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The Chocolate Factory just wanted to make the world a Lovelier Place Analysis  Google made the internet a bit more crappy and considerably less diverse, breaking its own vows along the way. That’s what the EU’s competition division declared earlier today, in a formal Statement of Objections. So what’s their beef?…

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More data than stars in the sky, claims starry-eyed CTO AWS Summit  Amazon’s Redshift data warehouse is the fastest-growing service in AWS’s nine-year history, according to Amazon.com chief technology officer Werner Vogels, who told the AWS Summit in London that the old metric of measuring AWS size by raw objects is now outdated.…

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With a soupçon of rocket propellant, naturally Those who live by the motto Ad Astra Tabernamque ("To The Stars And The Pub") – with the possible addition of "...and then home for a bacon sarnie"* – should proceed forthwith to El Reg's merchandising tentacle Cash'n'Carrion to feast their eyes on our limited edition "SPB Equation" t-shirt.…

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Chinese firm uses Xiaomi backing to Gingerly move into American markets Ninebot, the company Segway recently tried to sue, has bought Segway thanks to a cash injection from mobile and media company Xiaomi.…

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Promises from Clegg? (oi, stop laughing) Election 2015  The Liberal Democrats published their election manifesto today, promising stronger protections for freedom of speech and claiming to be the party pushing back against mass state surveillance.…

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Command and control of a robot army vital Google has been awarded a patent related to systems and methods for "allocating tasks to a plurality of robotic devices".…

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Meetings cancelled as volunteer experts burn out from conference calls The internet's backstage community is crying for mercy over the work schedule for deciding the fate of IANA – the crucial body that allocates IP addresses and runs the world's DNS for domain-name overseer ICANN.…

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Horse-trading between ad giant and Brussels begins Google now has 10 weeks to respond to Brussels' preliminary finding that the world's largest ad broker abused its dominant position in the search market in Europe.…

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NCR hurls Google's Linux at Windows XP walls Banks have a new option for finally unhitching from Windows XP on tens of thousands of ATMs – Google’s Android.…

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Washing someone else's dirty laundry in public is always fun – for onlookers The Clinton Group, wanting to have its own slate of Imation board members, has released an emphatic diatribe of a proxy vote presentation, designed to disgust investors with what it says are the value-destroying failings of the current board and CEO.…

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Just what world is HP's Helion group in, anyway? Analysis  HP doesn't plan to abandon its public cloud business after all, a top company exec has said, but that still doesn't mean it intends to go head to head with the likes of Amazon Web Services, Google, and Microsoft.…

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Convince us it ain't so, says bold EU commish Vestager Google is illegally abusing its dominant position in the search market, according to Europe’s chief competition regulator.…

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Mad skillz + $10k = DIY NSA Infiltrate  A default feature of Cisco routers can readily be abused to collect data, security researchers warn.…

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Mastering that wrist flick is all important

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The Chocolate Factory adds substance to its cloud It's double your dates time: Avere has evolved its FXT front-end filer accelerator into a cloud storage gateway, first with Amazon and now with Google.…

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HTTPS is the future, says security engineer, to the surprise of nobody Calls to finally move away from HTTP and on to HTTPS are, like grumbles to oust an aging dictator, finding themselves encouraged by the public square/echo chamber of Mozilla's developers' platform.…

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And some of the developers need to understand this Worstall on Wednesday  Given the massive, but not startling*, success of dating apps like Grindr and Tinder it might sound, well, it will sound, a little odd to state that in one way at least they're like the anti-internet.…

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Watchdog hunts online networks Last year saw a 136 per cent increase in identified and subsequently removed child abuse imagery, according to a just-released report from the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF).…

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Gov, cars, manufacturing, cars, geo-blocking, cars, and cars The EU's warring digi-chiefs — Vice President Andrus Ansip and Commissioner Gunter H-dot Oettinger — finally seem to be singing from the same hymn-sheet.…

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'Humanity is wasting its time on monitoring life rather than living it' says GP in BMJ The British Medical Journal has staged a debate of on the topic “Can healthy people benefit from health apps?”…

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Free endpoint tool debuts, along with UCS-as-disk-backup appliance idea Veeam's making waves again, with two new initiatives sure to get backup software rivals – and tin-makers – a little riled.…

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Finland to be HQ, Bell Labs brand to stay, €900m in savings flagged after share swap deal goes down Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent have confirmed rumours about a possible merger by saying it will happen, as “The two companies have entered into a memorandum of understanding under which Nokia will make an offer for all of the equity securities issued by Alcatel-Lucent”.…

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Money-munching mercenaries blitz bug bounty budgets Kate Moussouris says security defenders should spend cash to acquire and build the tools of the bug hunting trade rather than dole out cash for warm bodies or endless zero day.…

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