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Researchers, advocates, health workers made up nearly a third of passengers About 100 of the passengers aboard downed Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 were headed to the 20th International AIDS Conference taking place in Melbourne, Australia when the plane crashed, according to reports.…

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And how Google could halt its infection in a second Malware dubbed Mayhem is spreading through Linux and FreeBSD web servers, researchers say. The software nasty uses a grab bag of plugins to cause mischief, and infects systems that are not up to date with security patches.…

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That's not a sneeze, that's its actual name Thirty-month-old startup Nakivo has erupted into view as an alternative to Veeam for VMware server backup, claiming more than 3,000 customers and a triple-digit growth rate.…

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After this week's leak of an all-you-can-read service, Bezos & co 'fesses up Amazon has confirmed the launch of a monthly subscription service that will allow unlimited access to ebooks and audiobooks.…

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You. Yes, you, geeks. You have BTC. Come spend it at Uncle Mike's emporium Dell has started accepting Bitcoin as payment for stuff.…

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Our friends at Google on the other hand... The European Commission has put Apple on the naughty step over its failure to propose a solution to tackle costly in-app purchases. But the EU body gave Google top marks for suggestions it put forward.…

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Plan to hammer out 'coherent' guidelines. Good luck chaps! EU countries appear to be divided on how to implement a recent European Court of Justice ruling that calls on Google and other search engines to remove certain links from their indexes.…

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Hopefully wizardess is better than witch, here? The founder of investment fund BlackRock has joined the Apple board of directors, perhaps giving a tantalising clue to the fruity firm's interest in entering the financial services arena.…

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We chat to big cheese at Phoenix IT Group It has been four months since Phoenix IT Group brought in its Mr Fix It, a chief executive tasked with reversing the misfortunes of the stumbling tech services company.…

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'It's not a question of whether, but of how much' The European Union government in recent years has proven to be perhaps the most willing to take on the world's major tech companies over digital rights and wrongs. But that could come to an end if planned measures allowing companies to sue governments for lost profits are implemented as part of the next EU-US trade agreement.…

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Leaves flash firm for mutant newbie Hybrid array startup Tegile has hired a chief marketeer from the ranks of Violin Memory.…

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The Blue Apple affair: Inspired by Jobs, driven by Microsoft and Android Shocked by IBM's deal to sell and support iPads and iPhones in the enterprise?…

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Management tool lands on plate Carmine headgear-sporting open-sourcer Red Hat has made a refreshed version of its Ceph Enterprise product available, adding the ability for it to manage high-access rate hot data and across the data lifecycle to cold archival data.…

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Former eBay boss now CEO, pres AND chairman of tech titan HP CEO and president Meg Whitman has consolidated power at the top of the corporation by taking on the role of chairman as well.…

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Blake's 7 fans mourn, but Spielberg, Ridley Scott spared the chop Microsoft's Xbox chief Phil Spencer has confirmed that his firm will shutter its ambitious Xbox TV studio, Xbox Entertainment Studios, after just two years.…

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Never mind, we've plenty of orders coming for H2 – Steve Seagate chairman and CEO Steve Luczo is watching his company's revenues and profits shrink for the second year in a row – Seagate’s immense disk business business is spinning more slowly these days.…

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Global warming much more likely, say Russian boffins A huge, mysterious crater which spontaneously appeared in a remote part of Siberia was not caused by an unidentified object falling from space, the Russian government insists.…

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Free content ad network morphs into online market Facebook is dipping a toe into the e-commerce market as it tests an Amazon-style "Buy" button on the adverts it serves on the website and app.…

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Heavy jail sentences doled out to phisherfolk - cops A pair of phishing fraudsters each received long jail terms after they were convicted of making £15,000 through online scams before using the funds to finance the travel of other crooks into the UK.…

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Ten ways to fool you into reading online lists Something for the Weekend, Sir?  Youtube Video…

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What's this, then? 'Romanes Eunt Domus'? …

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Watch our Regcast today Live today at 11am BST, HP’s Clive Freeman and Freeform Dynamics' Tony Lock will explain what converged systems are designed to do, how you can do it, and the pitfalls you should be looking out for.…

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Holiday handsets you can afford to lose Product round-up  So, you want a smartphone but you don’t want to pay more than £150 (and ideally a whole lot less). You’re going buy a Motorola Moto G, right? Probably. The G is a very safe bet. But are there alternatives? Indeed there are.…

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Looks like his dad, says computer British cops used a new facial recognition system to snare a shoplifting suspect whom they say was automatically identified due to his resemblance to criminal relatives, The Register has learned.…

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Changing the telco business model Orange has released a bunch of APIs into the world and has inked a deal with some Bay Area tech types to help convince developers on the idea of building mobile and web applications using Orange core networks and services.…

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