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Also, you could be sold for parts. Sorry. The phrase "turnover is vanity, profit is sanity" apparently does not apply to the tech sector, with PwC advising companies this year to focus on revenue growth above margins and "yield maximum shareholder value".…

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Doubles speed and capacity NetApp has doubled the speed and capacity of its all-flash E-Series arrays, and won an SPC-1 benchmark record in the process.…

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'Member when we took on Scientology with #Chanology? Hacktivist group Anonymous is calling for a day of protest against paedophiles who take advantage of their wealth and power to abuse children.…

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Trouble at t'mill as scandal-hit board member steps down Ericsson's flat sales last year were the result of its disappointing fourth quarter, especially in America, its latest financial results show.…

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Darktrace: No, no, customers, you've got security all wrong Commercial organisations have cash to burn on stopping hackers getting into the network, but relatively little to spend on dealing with a breach.…

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Small matter of £500bn down the drain if it goes titsup – MPs HMRC's eye-wateringly expensive £10.4bn IT deal – "the largest technology contract in government" – could be too risky to change as the department has failed to plan for a new contract model, MPs have warned.…

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Lord 'I am not a tweeter' King fears Snapchat jihadists Analysis  Bungling peers failed to thrust Theresa May's widely discredited Snoopers' Charter into the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill on Monday – but they did an excellent job of highlighting their ignorance about technology.…

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But are you making money? Microsoft shipped a record number of Lumia smartphones in the final quarter of calendar year 2014, as Surface revenue finally started to make an impression.…

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We use 'dark arts' knowledge for good - says company man Developers of a range of commercial keyloggers have switched sides and begun marketing anti-keylogging technology.…

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OMG #facebookdown: #Blizzard‬? North Korea? PRISM? Unspecified technical problems – rather than hostile hacker action – are increasingly looking like the reason Facebook, Instagram and other web 2.0 services fell off the web on Tuesday morning.…

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Final week at 20% off across the board If you fancy enjoying 20 per cent off everything down at El Reg's merchandising tentacle, Cash'n'Carrion, you'd better get in there sharpish, because our January sale ends on Saturday.…

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And strangely, it looks a lot like Opera The man behind the Opera browser has created a new one, he says, because power users are poorly served. The new Vivaldi browser launched today in a "Technical Preview" form, with customisation and speed taking it in a different direction to the mainstream, where minimalism rules the day.…

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Partners: Take sky bridge to cloud conference and pucker up Channel partners that want to cosy up to Microsoft at this year’s Worldwide Partner Conference have got the option to be an extra special pet – cough $500 and they could be within spitting distance of the event… literally.…

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One swallow didn't make a summer Oracle-Sun anniversary  One Sun swallow doesn’t make a hardware summer, and while it certainly hasn’t for Oracle, it is far from being in a hardware winter for the now-private firm.…

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Battle won, yet the 'peeping powers' war rages on The House of Lords rejected controversial last-minute amendments to the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill in a debate on Monday.…

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Millimetre wave spectrum The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), which sets the standards for mobile comms, has just started work on five specifications for millimetre Wave Transmission – the 30GHz to 300GHz range.…

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Five years on, what did Larry's lot do to Sun's partner network? Oracle-Sun anniversary  A headstone in Santa Clara carries the names of the fallen in Sun Microsystems’ once illustrious reseller channel – it is five years this week since grim reaper Oracle bought the server giant.…

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But attack vector may stay open for next evil maid Apple will mute the Thunderstrike attack in an upcoming OS X patch, according to a report.…

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Patching WebKit would be unsafe, Google tells 960 million users Google says it won't patch Android Jellybean because it's too hard.…

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Good news: free upgrade! Odd news: reason for upgrade is back-end upgrade Dropcam, the home video camera company acquired by Google's Internet of Things limb Nest, is giving away new cameras to owners of its old cameras.…

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If CompSci kiddies read Neal Stephenson and Dave Eggers, our species will endure A group of researchers working for National ICT Australia reckons computer science courses need to look at artificial intelligence from an ethical point of view – and the popularity of sci-fi among comp.sci students makes that a good place to start.…

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Total Inability To Support Uninteresting People It appears Facebook and its image-sharing subsidiary Instagram, as well as reportedly hook-up-finder Tinder, have fallen off the web.…

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Cheap, fast, entangled photons for fun and profit A multinational collaboration of boffins reckons it's come up with a chippable solution to one of the practical problems of quantum communications: getting a good source of entangled photons.…

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Parrot AR drones susceptible to flying firmware footling Hacker Rahul Sasi has found and exploited a backdoor in Parrot AR Drones that allows the flying machines to be remotely hijacked.…

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Whitman and Weiseler confirmed as heads of Enterprise and HP Inc. HP has revealed who'll be sitting where once the splitting song stops and the company has broken into HP Inc. and HP Enterprise.…

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