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GPL language clone is 'a friendly nudge' to Cupertino A group of independent developers have launched a project to develop a free, open source implementation of Apple's Swift programming language.…

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Virtual insanity reality Vid  Google and a host of A-list venture capitalists have given more than half a billion dollars to Magic Leap, a mysterious tech startup that aims to "make computing more natural."…

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Chip shipments up 19% in Q3, but revenues missed British chip design firm ARM Holdings painted a rosy picture of its future growth on Tuesday, but it missed analysts' revenue expectations for the third quarter of its fiscal 2014, reigniting old fears that slowing smartphone growth will hurt the firm's long-term profitability – even though it's looking just fine in the near term.…

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Assistant chief becomes the boss. And it took EU HOW LONG to decide that? After a false start last year, Europe has finally found someone to be its new data protection chief.…

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We'll knock out a wall there, put through some pipes there Three-year-old OpenStack startup Mirantis has scored $100m in venture-capital funding, we're told.…

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Nine gadgets from chaebol green-lighted US spooks will be allowed to access sensitive government information on their KNOX-locked Samsung gadgets from now on.…

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UK spies would rather 'walk' than do 'mass surveillance' Sir Iain Lobban's final speech as GCHQ director omitted any mention of that man Edward Snowden, and unlike recent speeches by FBI and law enforcement officials on both side of the Atlantic, the spy boss had no critical words for Apple and Google's plans to roll out improved encryption on smartphones and computers.…

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It'll only set you back a few billion Comment  When you are walking on the Moon, far from home and Earth's tethering gravity then giant steps are what you take. When a product set becomes low or no-growth, then its tethering product gravity effect is weakened and you need to take giant steps to rebuild it ... which brings us to IBM.…

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A less painful way to run Microsoft’s private cloud Analysis  Two words were missing from Microsoft’s cloudy event in San Francisco yesterday, where CEO Satya Nadella and Cloud and Enterprise VP Scott Guthrie presented an update to the company’s Azure and hybrid cloud strategy. Those two words were System Center.…

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New fruity fuhrer points to Apple's (his) greatest successes Tim Cook has written to Apple employees to tell them that the past few quarters have been the most successful in the company's history.…

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Expand your horizons Think cloud computing is about getting rid of IT infrastructure to save money? Think again.…

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Coho Data techie gets technical on flash-disk rivals Interview  Like other storage startups, Coho Data has had to swim upstream* against prevailing storage orthodoxy. Its CTO and co-founder, Andrew Warfield, was one of the original authors of the Xen hypervisor, and we recently took the opportunity to ask him some questions about the firm's technology, product positioning and progress.…

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'Some might find the idea offensive' concedes boffin Women (not men) would be a better choice for the first (wo)manned mission to Mars, according to boffin and fake NASA-naut Kate Greene.…

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Multinational gets defensive over emails BAE Systems has bought cloud-based email and network security firm SilverSky for $232.5m, seemingly finding the US company's products and customer base irresistible.…

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Enterprise-worthy TBW stats ... with price tag to match Review  Kingston’s SSD division have been a bit quiet lately but now they're back in the limelight with the V310 960GB. This is the latest model in the company’s SSDNow V300 series of drives aimed at the budget/entry level end of the market. At 960GB it’s the largest capacity Kingston SSD to date.…

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Jilted Johns and Jennies with busy fingers face two years inside The House of Lords has agreed new legislation making “revenge porn” a criminal offence in England and Wales, punishable by up to two years in prison.…

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SEC filing: He can get some Satya's-faction Satya Nadella famously told women to not bother asking for a salary rise, which now looks a bit rich after Microsoft revealed his $83.4m pay packet.…

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Gov.uk campaign: Consumer security led to '£670m losses' Internet-enabled frauds reached £670m across the UK in the 12 months running up to the end of August, according to new figures from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau.…

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Still teasing... Word-of-mouth sensation the OnePlus One smartphone finally goes on general sale to the public next week – six months after the phone was launched, and after a number of not-always successful promotional gimmicks. But only in 16 territories. And you only have an hour on Monday to check out.…

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Maginatics baits hook with software-only storage Any move by EMC to acquire Maginatics — and the latter’s software-only cloud storage gateway — would be a “very smart buy”, according to analyst Ben Woo at technical consultancy Neuralytics, following speculation the storage giant is closing in on the startup.…

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Then fly straight out to our Kickstarter backers It's all go at Vulture Central today as skilled operatives prepare to ship our LOHAN Kickstarter reward t-shirts, which flew in the door late last week and will shortly be flying straight back out.…

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Explain this 80% hike or PAY, thunders EC commish Steelie Neelie has warned Germany – for the fifth time – that if it doesn’t sort out its proposals on mobile termination rates, the Commission will take legal action.…

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Data Protection Directive not passed yet, though... Three in four cloud services do not conform to the current EU Data Protection Directive, according to a new study.…

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Weekly webinars becoming pleasantly crowded Promo  Microsoft’s weekly Get Started with Azure webinars will be hosting a number of special guests this month.…

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Must comply with data protection rules, m'kay? UK broadcasters have been warned that their use of unmanned drones for filming purposes must adhere to data protection laws.…

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