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Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg grilled over the now-$3bn VR acquisition Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg shed new light on the social network's 2014 acquisition of Oculus VR Tuesday in a Dallas federal court.…

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Midyear data release hopes to crowd source academic data-matching brainpower The Centrelink “robo-debt” debacle hasn't dimmed the Australian government's enthusiasm for data-matching as a policy tool.…

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Hyperconverged unicorn loses its horn As predicted by The Register last September, HPE has announced it will acquire hyperconverged contender SimpliVity for US$650m in cash.…

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Snapdragon biz broke monopoly laws, FTC claims in bombshell lawsuit America's trade watchdog the FTC has sued Qualcomm, alleging the California-based biz trampled over US laws on fair competition.…

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Pack your bags Julian, you're off to America, right? In the final days of his administration, President Barack Obama has commuted Chelsea Manning's remaining sentence, meaning she'll be free on May 17, or shortly afterwards.…

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Can we just go ahead and call it 'the Samsung device' now? Researchers at Stanford University say they have developed a method for building fire-extinguishing materials into standard lithium-ion batteries.…

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Thiel's upstart has the info needed for a Muslim registry Silicon Valley engineers will protest outside the headquarters of data analytics firm Palantir Technologies Wednesday, demanding greater transparency over how its databases may be used by the incoming Trump Administration.…

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If you work in any HPC field, don't miss the Frankfurt conference Promo  Catch up with the latest developments in high-performance computing at the five-day 2017 ISC conference and exhibition in Frankfurt June 18-22. The theme is high-performance computing, systems and networking, as well as HPC applications in scientific and commercial environments.…

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As if backup competition happens to someone else It's news but kind of expected; Veeam has seen almost 30 per cent year-on-year growth in its final 2016 quarter, and full-year revenues of $607.4m. Veeam on.…

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Hoping to replicate Big Blue deal with additional partners WANdisco's OEM selling deal with IBM has brought home the Big Blue bacon with total bookings up 72 per cent year-on-year to $15.5m.…

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It's kinda easy when all the passwords are 1234567 Hackers achieve a success rate of 0.1 to 2 per cent when reusing stolen credentials to access other sites, according to a new study by Shape Security.…

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Follows startup's agreement with Huawei Alluxio, the multi-silo Big Data access accelerating startup which did a deal with Huawei last year, has signed a similar one with Dell EMC for its ECS product.…

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Oh, well, that's all right then Barts Health NHS Trust has blamed the disruption of its IT systems last Friday on a trojan horse infection and not ransomware.…

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London base in global expansion Oracle will open a cloud region in the UK that's based in London and plans to have three data centres serving the region by mid-2017.…

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Bulky, low-capacity spinner built for SMBs It's back to the future for the latest Seagate large form factor disk with a low capacity.…

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The real plan's under wraps? Analysis  The reality of red tape might mean the UK’s exit from the EU will take longer, and be softer, than the Prime Minister outlined today.…

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CD luminary Dave Farley to take the stage REG EVENTS  The agenda for Continuous Lifecycle is filling up, with four workshops confirmed, and our first keynote speaker revealed.…

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Need to give it a good, proper scrutinising, don't you? A House of Lords committee has called for greater detail on how the government intends to introduce online porn age verification plans in the Digital Economy Bill.…

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Partnership will plug LoRa and general IoTness Dutch Internet of Things wrangler Teleena has teamed up with Nokia-born IoT software spinoff Cumulocity to offer an end-to-end IoT service.…

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It had to happen sooner or sooner.... price parity with the US dollar Apple has confirmed to developers it is raising app store prices by up to a third, more than countering any downward currency swing in the British pound since the Brexit vote in June.…

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Makes its Brentrance in the South and West regions Microsoft's slow rollout of the full suite of Azure tools in the UK has taken another step forwards today, with Automation arriving in both of its UK regions.…

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One was hit 19 times over 12 months A third (30 per cent) of NHS trusts have been infected by ransomware, with one – the Imperial College Healthcare in London – suffering 19 attacks in just 12 months.…

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Or why the customer isn't always right Engineers and designers hate committee-led engineering and design, hence the proverbial joke about the camel. And ZTE's effort to allow passing strangers to design and brand a new mobile device perhaps illustrates why.…

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Yeah, just don't worry about the 100k plus you've tossed on the bonfire Meg Cynics might say Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman is on thin ice when discussing job preservation in the era of AI and robotics given her own track record, but that was the thrust of her speech at Davos.…

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Calls for benefits of foreign workers to be recognised Employers have called for a "sensible" immigration programme to recruit and retain overseas talent in a post-Brexit Britain.…

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