Wednesday 30 April 2014

iiNet cans cloud security storage services

Pricing dispute with F-Secure likely behind cancellation of services

iiNet has, of late, signalled an intention to build on its reputation as a carrier by offering subscription services. Yet the internet service provider yesterday cancelled two such services, namely the security-as-a-service “Protection Pack”.…

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NBN Co must wait until mid-2015 for fast cable modems

DOCSIS 3.1 standard hoped to deliver NBN has been renamed 'Gigasphere'

The word “Gigasphere” just entered the lexicon of those who watch progress of Australia's National Broadband Network, after Cable Labs, the US-based outfit that oversees development of data-over-TV-cable standards picked the word to describe the technology formerly known as DOCSIS 3.1.…

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You've heard of the internet, right? Well this here might just be the INTERCLOUD

Now you can have a server in every port

Equinix has removed one of the most intractable stumbling blocks in cloud computing's evolution from a high-price, differentiated market into a one of low-cost utilities – by making it trivial for customers to suck data out of one provider and pour it into another.…

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Red Hat snaps a Ceph-ie: Upstart Inktank gobbled for $175m

Red Hat clutches Gluster in one arm, beckons Ceph with wad of cash

Open-source slinger Red Hat has bulked up its cloud storage arsenal by buying Inktank, the main developer of Ceph for about $175m in cash.…

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Ads bandog berates Virgin Media in BSkyB broadband bumf bust-up

Day 47 in the Big Telco House, and Sky's upset at claims about its package

Virgin Media was successfully muzzled by rival BSkyB today – for failing to adequately explain the basis of a savings claim it made in a direct mail, and for omitting material that showed the differences between competing services.…

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Hey cloud providers, HP wants your server biz back: Here's one we made earlier in Far East

Titan inks deal with Foxconn to build boxen for big cloud push

HP is fighting back against the Far East ODMs that are eating into server shipments by inking a deal with Foxconn to build a price conscious box in high volumes for the largest cloudy firms.…

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Speaking in Tech: What do you MEAN, US court can demand OFFSHORE public cloud data?

There was an agreement. It rhymes with schmafe rarbour

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A racer through and through - Ratzenberger remembered

Roland Ratzenberger embodied the spirit and drive that often define sporting greats. He was that rarest of characters: charismatic, yet humble; shy, yet vivacious; able to climb the ladder without breeding enmity. Twenty years after his fatal accident at Imola, we pay tribute to a life dedicated, and ultimately surrendered, to a singular passion - motor racing

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London Tube has new stop at Windows Azure Station

Microsoft blurs lines between Internet of Things and embedded Windows

Microsoft has claimed that while the rest of the industry is falling for or projecting Internet of Things (IoT) hype, it is quietly delivering on the concept's promise right under many Reg readers' feet in the form of a new Azure-powered monitoring rig for the London Underground.…

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AWS hiring 'silicon optimization team' to build 'next generation cloud server'

Cloudy titan could be ARMing itself for battle

In early April, Amazon Web Services' chief technology officer Werner Vogels told The Reg that “there is absolutely room for ARM in the data centre” because “power management for ARM is considered state of the art” and AWS is “always looking for efficiency”.…

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Microsoft does deal with East Coast upstart to get on-premises PaaS tech

Kiss, Marry, or Kill? Luckily for Apprenda, Microsoft picked number one

Microsoft is trying to get into on-premise cloud clusters and hook the buyers on its own public Azure cloud by partnering with a small East Coast software company named Apprenda.…

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Tuesday 29 April 2014

FCC seeks $48K fine from mobile phone-jamming driver

"Alright... we're jammin'... I think the feds gonna sue"

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is asking for a $48,000 fine to be levied against a man who allegedly kept a phone jammer in his car.…

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Voice-babble-over-Wi-Fi lands in Europe – take that, mobe masties

Cheap call rates for hotspot-smothered streets

The Netherlands is about to become a test-bed for Wi-Fi-first and Wi-Fi-only telephony services, as both Ziggo and UPC offer free downloadable apps to use a growing number of Wi-Fi spots for voice calls.…

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Great-firewall-busting microblog app puts AWS in China's firing line

If China wants to censor this it will have to block ALL of Amazon Web Services

The team behind anti-censorship body has launched an Android app promising unfettered access to all Weibo content, in what it claims is a major step towards circumventing the Great Firewall for Chinese users.…

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IBM throws open doors of XaaS supermarket

'Cloud marketplace' now open for business

IBM has thrown open the doors of its “cloud marketplace” a software-and-infrastructure-and-platform-as-a-service supermarket that offers its own and third party products.…

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First Comcast, now Verizon: Netflix inks second net traffic deal

Will pay for faster speeds, despite decrying 'internet tolls'

Netflix may not like the idea of paying extra to keep its streaming video content running smoothly but seems resigned to it, having now signed its second network peering deal with a major US broadband provider since the beginning of the year.…

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Monday 28 April 2014

Comcast to dump 3.9 MEEELLION subscribers to quell Time Warner merger antitrust fears

Cos it can't be a monopoly if we only have 30% of the US, right?

US telecoms giant Comcast is planning to sell 3.9 million customer subscriptions to rival Charter Communications in an effort to stem fears that its planned merger with Time Warner will create a monopoly.…

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Microsoft puffs up OneDrive, now with 1TB per head for biz users

Let's see Box and Dropbox match that ... oh, they have?

Microsoft has upped its ante in the ongoing cloud wars, increasing storage allotments for business customers and offering to help companies migrate from their existing storage solutions to OneDrive.…

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Stephen Elop: I was RIGHT to BURN the PLATFORMS

Also: He likes pizza and R&D. Presumably not together

Stephen Elop’s favourite pizza is prosciutto ham, mushrooms, green peppers and tomatoes. That was the most concrete answer he gave in an Ask Me Anything session on the Nokia website.…

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Internet of Thingies bods: Forget 3G, let's go straight to 4G

It's M2M, Id-IoT: Any fule kno that's Inter-Operability Testing

The M2M (machine to machine) industry is restyling itself as The Internet of Things, and in keeping with the new trendy name, it doesn’t want any of that old-fashioned 3G.…

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New .london domains touted tomorrow amid usual tech hypegasm

Yet nobody's asked 'why .london instead of .LDN'

Do you have any idea what "wind and kite" means? No? Well, it's Cockney rhyming for “website.” But from tomorrow, rather than lobbing geezer slang around, you'll have a much easier time making sure the world knows your business is from London.…

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Apple patents WiFi access point location lookup

Cupertino turns world into 50m x 50m grid

Apple has once again demonstrated that it's no slouch as a patent troll, applying for and receiving a patent to tell you where you are, by performing a database lookup of WiFi access points.…

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Saturday 26 April 2014

De Silvestro makes F1® test debut for Sauber

Former IndyCar racer Simona De Silvestro enjoyed her first day of Formula One testing with Sauber on Saturday, as she completed 112 laps of Ferrari's Fiorano circuit in Italy. De Silvestro, who joined the Swiss team as an affiliated driver in February, was at the wheel of a two-year-old Sauber C31, without KERS and using special Pirelli tyres

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Friday 25 April 2014

Spy back doors? That would be suicide, says Huawei

'Impeccable track record' clearly means we're not a spy conduit, says mouthpiece

Chinese hardware manufacturer Huawei says allegations it provides backdoors for espionage in its kit remain unproven and would be “commercial suicide”.…

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So far, so SOPA: Web campaigners to protest world's biggest ever free trade deal

Worries over increased censorship despite stalled talks

Internet activists are planning a major on- and offline protest at what has been described as a "secretive, SOPA-like" agreement being hammered out as the world's largest economies attempt to agree the world's biggest ever free trade deal.…

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Rossi to drive for Caterham in Montreal and Austin

American racer Alexander Rossi will drive for Caterham in the opening Friday practice sessions of this year's Canadian and United States Grands Prix, the team have confirmed. Rossi, 22, has been a reserve driver at Caterham since 2012, and is also one of the team's primary simulator drivers

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Tales from the Internet World Cup: ICANN tell nothing will change

Brazilian striker aside... it's all very model UN

NetMundial's internet conference, the much-hyped, over-excited lovechild of Edward Snowden's NSA revelations, has been significantly more subdued than people thought it would be.…

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It woz the Reg wot won it: UK mobe network EE fixes voicemail hack flaw

Anti-terror police can sleep safely now, thanks to us

Since we alerted EE to the security flaw in its voicemail system that allowed us to access the messages of anti-terrorism bods, the mobile telco has been working to close the hole.…

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Microsoft's 'evil open source' man on life as HP's top cloud-wrangler

Sweating the assets and building up OpenStack

He brought Microsoft the open source it had viewed with such dread and now former Redmond man Bill Hilf is challenging the thinking at Hewlett-Packard.…

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Thursday 24 April 2014

DeSENSORtised: Why the 'Internet of Things' will FAIL without IPv6

Just what is standing in the way of a tinyputer invasion? An IP address storage, says Cisco

For more than 20 years, it has been clear that the internet will eventually run out of public IPv4 addresses. Despite that limit, online businesses have been slow to adopt IPv6, which has an abundance of addresses by comparison.…

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Amazon loads Docker app containerization into its cloud

Virtualization's likely successor gets another boost

Although admins have been free to run Linux containerization technology Docker on top of Amazon Linux running on its rentable EC2 servers for some time, the company on Thursday announced that Docker had been integrated with Elastic Beanstalk.…

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Wednesday 23 April 2014

Microsoft Azure adds global HUSH-HUSH connection routes with Equinix

New 'ExpressRoute' connections in 16 Equinix bit barns across world

Microsoft and Equinix have interlaced their fleet of data centers to let customers go directly to the Azure cloud from inside 16 co-location data centers around the world.…

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Brazilian president signs internet civil rights law

Marco Civil bill enshines 'net neutrality', 'privacy' as law

A bill guaranteeing civil rights on the internet was signed into law by Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff at the NetMundial Internet Governance conference today.…

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Huawei exec: 'Word of mouth' will beat Apple and Samsung in Europe

World Mobile Telephone Factory No.3 won't fling the big bucks around just yet

Huawei insists its won’t splash the cash to compete with Samsung and Apple in Europe’s overcrowded consumer market. Late last year, Huawei became the world’s No 3 phone maker* from a standing start: it only began selling branded phones three years ago.…

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McLaren map out bold upgrade plan through to Silverstone

McLaren will implement an "aggressive" development plan in a bid to arrest their recent slump, racing director Eric Boullier says, with developments already mapped out until July's race in Britain. The team scored a double podium in Australia to take an early lead in the constructors' championship, but have since slumped to fifth after suffering a double retirement in Bahrain and failing to break the top ten in China

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Tuesday 22 April 2014

SAP's on-site apps fumble for the gearstick as cloud stamps pedal

This bandwagon is up and away, even if it's not carrying that much cash right now

The decline in SAP’s software sales has accelerated while the company’s smaller cloud operation has continued to expand.…

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Sunday 20 April 2014

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FIA post-race press conference - China

After Sunday's race in China, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg made their now familiar appearances in the post-race press conference. Joining the Mercedes duo for the first time this season was Ferrari's Fernando Alonso. Read what all three had to say in the official transcript

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Race - selected team and driver quotes

Romain Grosjean on his points ambitions being ended by gearbox issues; Jean-Eric Vergne on the need to understand his early race struggles; Lotus on pinning their hopes to upgrades arriving in Barcelona. Drivers and senior team personnel report back on an intriguing race in Shanghai

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Race - Hamilton dominates, Alonso beats Red Bulls in China

Lewis Hamilton claimed his third straight victory with an emphatic performance in China on Sunday that moved him to within four points of championship leader and Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg. Rosberg fought back from a poor start to finish second, while Fernando Alonso earned Ferrari's first podium of the season in third, having resisted increasing pressure from Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo in the race's closing stages

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Saturday 19 April 2014

FIA post-qualifying press conference - China

Drivers: 1 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes); 2 - Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing); 3 - Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing) Q: Lewis, congratulations, your third pole this year. That must have been so difficult with so many difficult and different conditions out there. What sort of satisfaction do you get from that

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Qualifying - selected team and driver quotes

Jean-Eric Vergne on hooking up a 'perfect lap'; Kamui Kobayashi on Caterham's efforts to spring a suprise in qualifying; Jules Bianchi on the art of chasing set-up. The drivers and senior paddock personnel report back on a rain-hit and dramatic qualifying session in Shanghai

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Qualifying - Hamilton takes dominant wet-weather pole in China

Lewis Hamilton romped to his third pole position of the season with a sublime performance in a rain-drenched qualifying session in Shanghai on Saturday afternoon. The Mercedes driver, who now has more poles than any other British driver, was over half a second quicker than Daniel Ricciardo, with the Australian's Red Bull team mate Sebastian Vettel pipping the stumbling Mercedes of Nico Rosberg to third

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FP3 - Ricciardo fastest as rain hits Shanghai

Daniel Ricciardo went fastest for Red Bull in a damp final practice session in China on Saturday morning, as several leading runners opted not to set a lap time. Friday pacesetters Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton, and championship leader Nico Rosberg, spent the majoirty of the session in the pits as Williams' Felipe Massa claimed second and the Lotus of Romain Grosjean took third

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Friday 18 April 2014

2014 regulations already benefitting road car technology

Formula One racing's 2014 engine regulations are already having a positive impact on the development of new road car technologies. That is according to Mercedes and Renault, suppliers of power units to eight of the 11 current F1 teams

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FIA Friday press conference - China

Team representatives - Pat Fry (Ferrari), Charlie Whiting (Fia), Yasuhisa Arai (Honda), Andy Cowell (Mercedes AMG HPP), Rob White (Renault Sport F1) Q: If we can start with you Charlie? The new power units have excited a lot of debate since the beginning of the year. Will you once again briefly take us through the philosophy behind this technology and why F1 believes it was the right time to introduce it

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Friday practice - selected team and driver quotes

Jean-Eric Vergne on Toro Rosso's long-run confidence; Jules Bianchi on a luckless but nevertheless positive start; Kamui Kobayashi on coping with severe tyre degradation. The drivers and senior team personnel give their feedback on an intriguing first day in China

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FP2 - Hamilton edges ahead of Alonso in China

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton saw off the challenge of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso in Shanghai on Friday afternoon, despite not being entirely happy with the balance of his car throughout FP2. Nico Rosberg was third fastest in the second Mercedes, while Red Bull duo Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel completed the top five. Meanwhile it was a bad day for Lotus' Pastor Maldonado who crashed out early on

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FP1 - Alonso shades Rosberg in opening Shanghai session

Fernando Alonso edged out Mercedes' Nico Rosberg to set the pace in a chilly FP1 session in China on Friday, which was also the first for Ferrari under new team principal Marco Mattiacci. Daniel Ricciardo was third fastest for Red Bull, with McLaren's Jenson Button and Force India's Nico Hulkenberg completing the top five

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Google eyes business service in latest Fiber trials

Lucky Kansas City buggers to host yet another pilot program

Google is in the planning stages of a project to offer its Fiber internet service to businesses in northwest Kansas City, Missouri.…

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OpenStack Icehouse: IT'S ALIVE! – live migration, that is

Ninth release of open source cloud manager gains key enterprise features

OpenStack's Icehouse release has arrived, bearing stress-busting gifts for hollow-eyed cloud administrators.…

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Thursday 17 April 2014

Red Hat: We don't need no stinking dictator to make money out of OpenStack (in late 2015)

Open source company reckons young technology is 18 months away from major market adoption

Open source company Red Hat thinks it might start making significant money out of OpenStack in the Autumn of 2015 and it won't need a Linus Torvalds-like dictator to keep the project focused.…

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Battle of the Linux clouds! Linode DOUBLES RAM to take on Digital Ocean

Also adds SSDs, Intel Ivy Bridge for 'largest single investment we've made in the company'

Linux server slinger Linode has doubled its RAM allocations per-server, and swapped out all its hard drives with SSDs allowing it to match upstart Digital Ocean on prices.…

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Virgin Media apologises for turning spam fire-hose on its punters

Hundreds of emails flood inboxes thanks to gaffe

Virgin Media has apologised for a blunder that resulted in some of its customers being bombarded with a deluge of emails.…

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FIA Thursday press conference - China

Drivers - Adrian Sutil (Sauber), Sergio Perez (Force India), Esteban Gutierrez (Sauber), Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) Q: Daniel, some bad news earlier on at the start of this week for you, what was your reaction to that

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China preview - Mercedes duo ready to fight it out again

After their electrifying battle for the lead in Bahrain just under two weeks ago, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg go into the 2014 Formula 1 UBS Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai with victory on their minds once more. The question is, if, as expected, Mercedes emerge as the pacesetters again, which one of their drivers will get the upper hand

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AWS bins elastic compute units, adopts virtual CPUs

Customers tired of wrapping their heads around odd computing power metric

Gartner analyst Kyle Hilgendorf has spotted something very interesting: Amazon Web Services seems to have stopped rating cloud servers based on EC2 compute units (ECUs), its proprietary metric of computing power.…

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Wednesday 16 April 2014

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To-do lists - a little midweek humour.

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Come to campus or attend online: Microsoft hosts Accelerate Your Insights gig

Enterprise software for big data and cloud analytics

You may have noticed our recent flurry of activity for Accelerate Your Insights, an all day event on 1 May at Microsoft Campus, Thames Valley Park. The Register is a media partner of Microsoft and this is our fourth and final promo for Accelerate.…

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Amazon wires up email-to-Kindle to its gigantic online hard drive

Send attachments to your e-book reader, watch Bezos' cloud drive slurp it up has just switched on an email-to-the-cloud service for owners of its Kindle gadgets.…

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FIA press conference schedule - China

Amongst the drivers who will take part in the official FIA press conference in Shanghai on Thursday will be last year's China winner Fernando Alonso and the man who has just lost his appeal against exclusion from the season opening race in Australia, Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo

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NBN Co in 'broadband kit we tested worked' STUNNER

Announcement of VDSL trial is not proof of concept for fibre-to-the-node

NBN Co, the entity charged with building and operating Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN), has let world+dog know that one test of VDSL delivered over fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) worked.…

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Parallels could whip VMware or Microsoft, happier as Robin Hood

Ingram deal puts junior virtualiser in box seat to broker SaaS and cloud

Parallels is best known for two things: a fine desktop hypervisor and the Virtuozzo containerised server-wrangler that many service providers use to dish out virtual machines to their customers.…

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This time it's 'Personal': new Office 365 sub covers just two devices

Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard

Microsoft has introduced a new subscription model for Office 365 and this time it's literally personal: the new “Office 365 Personal” makes the productivity suite available for just two devices – one PC or Mac and one tablet – for $US69.99 a year.…

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Microsoft's Nadella: SQL Server 2014 means we're all about data

Adds new big data tools in quest for 'ambient intelligence'

Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella made his third trip in as many weeks to San Francisco to announce the third piece in the puzzle that's Microsoft's future strategy: it's all going to be about data, he said.…

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Tuesday 15 April 2014

VMware fires up vCloud Disaster Recovery service

Anti-Godzilla tech saves precious bit barn data from unforeseen stomping

The main thing VMware has that its cloud rivals lack is a widely deployed, fundamental bit of data-center technology – its ESX hypervisor – and the virtualization company is beginning to play on this advantage with new products.…

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Thanks, Amazon – we'll take it from here: SAP muscles in on cloud subscriptions

Throwing the business sink at Salesforce and Workday

SAP is putting its entire business applications suite online and selling the lot through subscription.…

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A scanner, darkly: Master data-miner Google tweaks terms of service

First we slurp, then we burp, you berks

Google is providing an explicit explanation of how it automatically and routinely runs software to snoop on messages flooding in and out of a user's Gmail account – so as to better target them with ads.…

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Ferrari prioritise becoming second-best 2014 team

After experiencing their least competitive showing of the season in Bahrain, Ferrari's engineering director Pat Fry has said that the team's short-term priority is to establish themselves as the second-best team in F1 racing - not to catch runaway championship leaders Mercedes. Following the race in Sakhir, in which Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen claimed ninth and tenth places respectively

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BSkyB, CityFibre, TalkTalk pull clear of bigwig BT's bundles – plan to set fibre to York

Forget Openreach, this trio will pump fibre into homes

BSkyB and TalkTalk have buddied up in a joint venture with CityFibre to build a new broadband network in the City of York that is not dependent on one-time UK state monopoly BT's infrastructure.…

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Red Bull lose Ricciardo disqualification appeal

Red Bull have lost their appeal against Daniel Ricciardo's exclusion from last month's Australian Grand Prix results. Ricciardo was disqualified from second place after his car was found to have exceeded the maximum permitted fuel flow rate. Following Monday's sitting in Paris in which it heard evidence from all parties, the International Court of Appeal has decided to uphold the decision of the Melbourne stewards

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VMware 5.5: Plenty that's new and exciting... but what about the obvious stuff?

A view from the ground

For a number of years I sat on the periphery of server virtualisation. After all, I ran my company's network and telecoms team, and if I had a server issue I'd wander five yards to the servers and storage team and ask them nicely to fix their world.…

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Haas could defer F1 entry until 2016

Gene Haas could postpone debuting his planned American Formula One team until the 2016 season, with a final decision to be made “within weeks”. The NASCAR team owner had an application to enter the F1 world championship accepted by governing body the FIA last week. “The FIA has told us we have to elect which year we want to participate,” Haas explained, “with a timetable around June

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NBN Co plans fibre-to-the-basement blitz to beat cherry-pickers

Heading off at the pass operation given same priority as blackspot fixing

NBN Co, the organisation charged with building and operating Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN), has decided to prioritise areas targeted by “cherry-picking” telcos looking to install fibre-to-the-basement to apartment complexes and office buildings.…

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Google Cloud Platform builds Ivy Bridge to new Asian region

Joins the 'span planet with acceptable latency' club

Google has created a new “Asia” region and two new zones – “asia-east1-a” and “asia-east1-b” - for its cloudy Compute Engine service.…

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A black box for your SUITCASE: Now your lost luggage can phone home – quite literally

Breakfast in London, lunch in NYC, and your clothes in Peru

Trakdot is a little device you hide in your suitcase so that if an airline loses your luggage, you can, in theory, find it. Inside is a SIM card with a global roaming agreement, and the necessary electronics to connect to GSM mobile networks.…

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T-Mobile lobbies US carriers to cut overage charges

Coincidentally, T-Mobile wants you to buy their 'no overage' service plans

T-Mobile US is once again looking to seize headlines in the US carrier space by pressing forward with a campaign to end data, text, and voice overage fees.…

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Monday 14 April 2014

Bored with trading pork bellies, oil, and wheat? How about CLOUD?

Chicago Mercantile Exchange plans cloud spot exchange

If you thought cloud computing was complicated now, just wait until next year, when pin-striped traders will buy and sell contracts in the stuff.…

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Red Hat unveils cloudy software bazaar

Linux fiddler keeps on huffing on its OpenShift cloud

Red Hat has created a "software marketplace" to help it cut the steps it takes for admins to layer third-party applications on top of its OpenShift platform-as-a-service.…

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Mercedes technical director Bell to depart

Mercedes has announced that technical director Bob Bell will leave his position at the end of the season. Paddy Lowe, executive director (technical) at the team, will assume Bell's duties as part of a streamlining of the technical organisation

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Domenicali steps down as Ferrari team principal

Stefano Domenicali has resigned from his position as team principal of the Ferrari Formula One team with immediate effect. The Italian had been in his role since 2008, winning one constructors' title but failing to secure the drivers' crown despite several near misses. He will be replaced by Marco Mattiacci

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Mallya: Force India's Bahrain podium no one-off

Force India team principal Vijay Mallya believes his squad's performance in Bahrain, and the podium Sergio Perez delivered, can be repeated during the 2014 season. Perez delivered the team's first podium since 2009, while Nico Hulkenberg claimed fifth, lifting Force India into second in the 2014 constructors' championship

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Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment

'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises

File sharing service Dropbox has taken to the internet to defend its ill-timed appointment of Condoleezza Rice to its board of directors.…

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Red Bull ready to make appeal case in Paris

Red Bull's appeal against Daniel Ricciardo's exclusion from last month's Australian Grand Prix results will be heard in Paris on Monday morning. Ricciardo was disqualified from second place after his car was found to have exceeded the maximum permitted fuel flow rate. Red Bull chose to rely on their own fuel calculations in Melbourne, after experiencing what they termed 'inconsistencies' with the FIA-approved flow meter, and insist they can prove they never exceeded the 100kg per hour limit

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Google looks to LTE and Wi-Fi to help it lube YouTube tubes

Bandwidth hogger needs tube embiggenment if it's to succeed

There were reports last week that Google is considering taking an MVNO mobile network and using it as a fall back for a Wi-Fi first service – in the areas where it has fibre in the ground in the US.…

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Friday 11 April 2014

FIA grants Formula One entry to Haas

Formula One racing's governing body, the FIA, confirmed on Friday that it has accepted an application from Gene Haas to enter a new team in the F1 world championship. The American NASCAR team owner's entry was granted after a lengthy evaluation process and the new squad now hopes to be on the grid for the 2015 season

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Pirelli reveal tyre choices for Spain, Monaco and Canada

Pirelli have confirmed the tyre compounds that will be available for Spain, Monaco and Canada. Formula One racing's official tyre suppliers will bring their hardest two compounds for the high-energy Barcelona circuit, but will then offer their supersoft and soft compounds in Monte Carlo and Montreal

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Lotus: We're on the verge of scoring points

Lotus are on the verge of breaking into the top ten on merit, despite their torrid start to the 2014 season, according to the team's technical director Nick Chester. The Enstone-based squad have been consigned to competing at the back of the field in the opening three Grands Prix, with neither Romain Grosjean nor Pastor Maldonado starting from higher than 15th on the grid

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China preview quotes - Caterham on Shanghai

After a scintillating, breathless race in Bahrain, the F1 community travels east once more for the fourth round of the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship. Those involved in the 2014 Formula 1 UBS Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai discuss their prospects for the event

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T-Mobile's increases pressure on US mobile giants with fondleslab freebie

Latest deals cut costs for LTE tablets

Wireless carrier T-Mobile is stepping up its 'Uncarrier' campaign with the introduction of a contract-free plan which discounts LTE tablets to the same cost as Wi-Fi models.…

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Amazon reveals its Google-killing 'R3' server instances

A mega-memory instance that never forgets

Amazon has released a new class of virtualized, rentable servers that make more RAM available than systems from rivals like Google and Microsoft.…

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Thursday 10 April 2014

Spy-happy Condoleezza Rice joins Dropbox ... as privacy adviser

'What the hell are you folks thinking?' splutters furious sync'n'sharer

Dropbox has been hit with a firestorm of criticism after announcing that Iraq war architect Condoleezza Rice has joined its board.…

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Facebook to FORCE mobe users onto separate Messenger app

Social networkers will no longer have option to IM from main Facebook app

Facebook has started informing users that they'll have to download the social network's separate Messenger app if they want to keep messaging from their mobile phones.…

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Cloud storage gateway firm: Selling to end users? Meh. We'll leave it to CSPs, et CTERA

Reg storage man looks into upstart's prospects

A briefing from folks at cloud storage gateway upstart CTERA revealed there was more to the firm than Reg storage desk had thought.…

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Microsoft crows about 149k-seat Office 365 deal that costs it MILLIONS

Queensland banks savings, decides one in three workers can do without Office

The Australian State of Queensland does not observe daylight saving and an old joke about the state says that air travellers entering the region have in the past been advised to “turn your watch back one hour and 50 years.”…

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Facebook claims 100 MEEELLION active users in India

Who needs China when you've got the next billion in your sights?

Who needs China? Facebook this week announced that its active user base in India passed 100 million – the first country to do so since the US of A.…

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AWS could 'consider' ARM CPUs, RISC-as-a-service

CTO Vogels says 'power management for ARM is considered state of the art'

Amazon Web Services (AWS) chief technology officer Werner Vogels believes the cloudy colossus could, in the future consider using ARM CPUs, or even offering RISC-as-a-service to help those on legacy platforms enjoy cloud elasticity.…

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Turnbull leaves Australia's broadband blackspots in the dark

New Statement of Expectations to NBN Co offers get-out clauses for blackspot builds

Australians without broadband are no closer to being able to understand when, or if, the nation;s National Broadband Network (NBN) will make fast data connections available, after Australia's Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull issued a new Statement of Expectations document to NBN Co, the entity charged with building the network.…

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Linode raises Hourly Billing flag against Digital Ocean pirates

VPS-vs-VPS fight brings billing parity to hosting market

Linux server hosting provider Linode has introduced hourly billing after being buffeted by fierce competition in the hosting and cloud markets.…

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Microsoft's Azure cloud LASHED by BT's private cables

ExpressRoute expansion gives you more ways to access Azure on the hush hush

Microsoft's Azure cloud is being hooked into BT's private fibre cables giving security-focused organizations another way to access Microsoft's technology.…

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Wednesday 9 April 2014

Just what could be inside Dropbox's new 'Home For Life'?

Biz apps, messaging, photos, email, more storage – sorry, did you think there would be cake?

Dropbox has decided that file storage is boring and is now describing itself as a "Home For Life".…

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Speaking in Tech: How do I hate thee, Google?

Plus: Red Hat and 'ultimate swinger' Cisco to hook up forever?

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Hamilton keeps Mercedes on top as Bahrain test ends

Lewis Hamilton kept Mercedes on top as the first of this year's four in-season tests concluded in Bahrain. The Briton finished a comfortable 1.4 seconds clear of the field on the second day, although his best time of 1m 34.136s was set on a development tyre – Mercedes having agreed to dedicate the day exclusively to compound work for Pirelli

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McLaren adamant Mercedes can still be caught

McLaren racing director Eric Boullier maintains that Mercedes are catchable, despite the Brackley-based team's dominant start to the 2014 season. The Silver Arrows have taken three pole positions and three wins in the three races so far this year, but though they enjoyed a substantial pace advantage over the rest of the field in Bahrain, Boullier says it's not too late for McLaren to bridge such a deficit

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Red Bull appoint new head of aerodynamics

Reigning world champions Red Bull have announced Dan Fallows as their new head of aerodynamics. Fallows has worked as part of the Milton Keynes-based team's aerodynamic department for many years and replaces Peter Prodromou, who will join McLaren after a period of gardening leave

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Broadband Secretary of SHEEP sensationally quits Cabinet

Maria Miller finally resigns over expenses row

Culture, media and sport Secretary of State Maria Miller - whose stuffed portfolio included overseeing the rollout of faster broadband networks to country bumpkins - has finally quit her Cabinet post over an expenses row.…

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Like Google, Comcast might roll its own mobile voice network

Says anything's possible if regulators approve merger with Time Warner

Google apparently isn't the only company thinking about getting into the wireless networking game. Cable TV and internet giant Comcast has hinted that it's interested luring away some of the mobile carriers' business, too.…

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Tuesday 8 April 2014

Cloud bazaar Amazon stitches up Heartbleed OpenSSL vulns

Bezos & Co patch mammoth web infrastructure to stop memory-leaking frightener

Amazon is working to patch "Heartbleed" memory-leak vulnerablities in its Amazon Web Services hosting infrastructure.…

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CDOT relatively crap for flash, hyperscalers crap for constant storage

NetApp CTO lays it on the line

Chief NetApp techie Jay Kidd had some strong words for the flash and cloud crowd at a Wells Fargo event for investors.…

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Rosberg sets the pace in Bahrain testing

The first of four post-race tests scheduled for 2014 got underway on Tuesday, and it was Mercedes who took up where they left off in Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, as Nico Rosberg clocked the fastest time in Sakhir. Rosberg's best lap of 1m 35.697s put him just over three-tenths clear of namesake Nico Hulkenberg, second for Force India with a 1m 36.064s

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Skype pimps pro-level broadcast service

Playing Cat and Mouse with the media

TV journalists weary of trying to gather acceptable audio from Skype, your time to celebrate is now: Microsoft is rolling out a high-quality service designed for the broadcast market.…

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Beat it, freetards! Dyn to shut down no-cost dynamic DNS next month

... but don't worry, charter members, you're still in 'for life'

Domain-name service provider Dyn has announced that it will discontinue its last remaining free services, effective May 7.…

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Monday 7 April 2014

Google loads Red Hat Enterprise Linux into its cloud

Ad firm's cloud wing tries on the Red Fedora

Red Hat Enterprise Linux customers can now shift their licenses from on-premise gear up into Google's cloud as well as Amazon's.…

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Silverstone to open F1® pit lane on 'Fans' Thursday'

Silverstone will celebrate hosting its 50th Grand Prix later this year by opening up the pit lane to fans on the Thursday of the 2014 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix. For the first time, fans holding a three-day ticket to the race will be eligible for free entry to the pits on July 3, giving them unprecedented access

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Lycamobile launches 'unlimited' 4G for £12 a month. Great. Now where can I get a signal?

Fondleslab-friendly SIMs on O2

Mobile phone networks need to learn what the word “unlimited” means. Both Three and Lyca claim to offer “unlimited” mobile broadband, neither of them do.…

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Avere SPEC benchmark shows cloud's just as fast as on-premise

Another cheery plug for Amazon S3

Bezos' boys will be pleased while data centre storage admins become fearful; Avere has run a file access benchmark showing file access to Amazon S3 in the cloud is the same as WAN file access to a ZFS data store - and Cleversafe object storage.…

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Sunday 6 April 2014

FIA post-race press conference - Bahrain

After a race-long battle in Bahrain, the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg were joined in the official FIA press conference by the third place finisher, Force India's Sergio Perez

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Race - selected team and driver quotes

Daniel Ricciardo on fighting with Sebastian Vettel; Christian Horner on closing down Mercedes; Daniil Kvyat on Toro Rosso unexpectedly struggling; Jenson Button on fading in the latter stages of his 250th Grand Prix. The drivers and senior team personnel report back on a thrilling race under the Bahrain floodlights

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Race - Hamilton defeats Rosberg in epic desert duel

Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg to victory after an epic race-long battle under the Bahrain floodlights on Sunday, with the pair trading places on numerous occasions and crossing the line just one second apart. Behind the Silver Arrows, Sergio Perez held off a late surge from Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo to secure third, and with it Force India's first podium for five years

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Maldonado gets China grid penalty for Gutierrez crash

Lotus's Pastor Maldonado has been handed a five-place grid penalty and given three penalty points on his Super Licence for causing the crash which sent Esteban Gutierrez rolling out of the 2014 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. Maldonado tagged the side of Gutierrez's Sauber at Turn 1 on lap 41 of the 57-lap race, moments after rejoining the track from the pit lane. The contact resulted in the Mexican's car being tipped into a spectacular roll

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Saturday 5 April 2014

Sutil handed five-place grid penalty

Adrian Sutil has been handed a five-place grid penalty and received two penalty points after the FIA deemed the Sauber driver held up Lotus's Romain Grosjean in an "unsafe manner" during qualifying in Bahrain. Sutil had qualified 18th, and will therefore start the third race of the season from the back of the grid

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FIA post-qualifying press conference - Bahrain

Drivers: 1 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), 2 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), 3 - Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing) Q: Nico, Lewis was ahead of you going into the crucial parts of qualifying but you managed to turn it around. How did you do it

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Qualifying - selected team and driver quotes

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg on edging team mate Lewis Hamilton for pole; Force India's Sergio Perez on a spectacular fifth place; and Sebastian Vettel on again failing to make Q3 for Red Bull. All 22 drivers plus senior paddock personnel report back on a tightly-fought qualifying session in Sakhir

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Qualifying - Rosberg leads Mercedes front row lock-out in Bahrain

Nico Rosberg pipped team mate Lewis Hamilton to pole position in Bahrain on Saturday evening, as Mercedes locked out the front row of the grid during qualifying. The Silver Arrows were in a class of their own under the Sakhir floodlights, finishing over 0.5s ahead of their nearest challenger, Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo. World champion Sebastian Vettel, in the other Red Bull, failed to make it through to Q3

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FP3 - Hamilton and Mercedes complete practice sweep

Lewis Hamilton completed a clean sweep of fastest practice times in Bahrain as he once again headed Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg on Saturday afternoon. The pair were split by just over one tenth of a second, with Force India's Sergio Perez their closest challenger in third. Meanwhile, late surges from Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa thrust the Williams duo into fourth and fifth respectively

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Friday 4 April 2014

FIA Friday press conference - Bahrain

Team representatives - Luigi Fraboni (Ferrari), Remi Taffin (Renault Sport F1), Robert (Bob) Fernley (Force India), Pat Symonds (Williams), Adrian Newey (Red Bull Racing), Paddy Lowe (Mercedes) Q: Bob, could I start with you. It looks like you're in the battle again here this weekend behind the Mercedes

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Friday practice - selected team and driver quotes

Nico Hulkenberg on a 'good starting point' for Force India; Giedo van der Garde on shaking off his rustiness in FP1; Kamui Kobayashi on Caterham's front-end problems. The drivers and senior team personnel report back on a busy first day of action in Sakhir

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FP2 - Hamilton and Mercedes continue to dominate in Bahrain

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg continued Mercedes' ominous start in Bahrain by sealing the top two spots in practice two on Friday evening, the first session to be run under the Sakhir floodlights. Fernando Alonso was third fastest for Ferrari, with Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo, Williams' Felipe Massa and McLaren's Jenson Button rounding out the top six

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Chocolate Factory balloon circled Earth in just 22 days

With a name like Project Loon, you would expect Google's scheme to be a bit bonkers. But the Chocolate Factory's madcap plan to bring internet connectivity to remote areas using balloons to have paid off after one of the devices circumnavigated the globe in just 22 days.…

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BlackBerry and T-Mobile try $100 bribe to lure BBers to their side

Chiefs trade faux polite barbs as spat spits along

In the latest round of the velvet-gloved boxing match between T-Mobile US and BlackBerry, the mobile operator's chief John Legere has told BB users that he supports them and wants to give them $100 credit towards any new handset they want.…

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FP1 - Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two in Bahrain

Lewis Hamilton shaded team mate Nico Rosberg as Mercedes made an ominous start at Sakhir by locking out the top two spots in first practice. Fernando Alonso secured third for Ferrari, having gone temporarily fastest before Mercedes' late surge, while Force India's Nico Hulkenberg beat McLaren's Jenson Button - celebrating his 250th Grand Prix start this weekend - to fourth

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The cloud awaits... but is your enterprise ready for the jump?

Five ways to find out

I have worked with a number of companies that explored the cloud as an option for their infrastructure, and recently I worked for two that are cloud service providers themselves.…

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Schumacher showing 'moments of consciousness'

Michael Schumacher is showing 'moments of consciousness and awakening', according to the latest statement released by his management on Friday, as doctors continue to work on bringing the seven-time world champion out of a coma following his skiing accident late last year. “Michael is making progress on his way,” read the statement

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Is Google really mulling building a US cellphone network? Allegedly, yes

Web king seeking to build mobile service around Fiber network, says a report

Google is in the early stages of planning to roll out its own cellphone network, an upstart tech news wire is claiming.…

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Google to Supremes: End this Street View fight once and for all

Company asks top court to hear appeal, citing danger to common security measures

Google is taking the battle over its Street View data collection to the US Supreme Court, seeking a final decision on the legality of its Wi-Fi snooping activity.…

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Thursday 3 April 2014

Signiant to SkyDrop files into Amazon and Azure clouds

For people with whopping great files, apparently

Signiant, a supplier of large (100GB and up) file transfer services to media companies, has launched a new product it calls SkyDrop to send the files to Amazon or Azure instead.…

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Steelie Neelie secures MEP support for 'net neutrality' - in principle...

Politicos also vote to kill mobile roaming fees by end of 2015

Noisy MEPs jockeying for re-election in the European Union Parliament frenziedly voted for a wave of telecom regulatory measures proposed by Brussels' unelected digital czar today – including the proposal that mobile roaming charges should be axed by the end of next year.…

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FIA Thursday press conference - Bahrain

Drivers - Jules Bianchi (Marussia), Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso), Marcus Ericsson (Caterham), Nico Hulkenberg (Force India), Jenson Button (McLaren), Romain Grosjean (Lotus)

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Vodafone to spend £100m on 150 new Brit phone shops

Extra 1,400 people will be able to work in mobile phone shops

Vodafone has said that it plans to add another 150 shops in Blighty and create 1,400 retail jobs in the next 12 months as part of a £100m expansion.…

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Nasr to drive for Williams in FP1 in Bahrain

Felipe Nasr will make his first Formula One Grand Prix weekend appearance when he drives for Williams in first practice in Bahrain. The 21-year-old Brazilian, who joined the Grove-based team as test and reserve driver for the 2014 season

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123-reg shrugs off customer complaints over stealth domain transfer charges

Web hosting provider quietly abandons free promise

Web hosting outfit 123-reg has dismissed a number of complaints from disgruntled customers who are angry with the company's sudden decision to abandon its promise to keep domain transfers free on its service.…

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WD 'restoring connections' after WEEK of MyCloud outages

Access denied

WD's MyCloud has been up and down all week, with users unable to connect across the internet to their storage devices.…

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David Cameron defends BT's taxpayer-funded broadband 'monopoly': It's a 'success story'

PM says more detail from telco will allow other firms to 'fill gaps'

Prime Minister David Cameron has defended BT's command of the £1.2bn taxpayer-funded deployment of faster broadband access, claiming the one-time national telco had worked hard to make the two-year-late, competition-stifled scheme "a success story".…

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Soz, BT: All EE's 4G goodies still won't give you 'seamless voice'

Has BT promised to deliver something it cannot?

BT can't seem to kick the mobile habit. Since selling O2 (nee BT Cellnet) to Telefonica back in 2002, the former state-owned telco has been in bed with all of the mobile operators. Now it has signed up with EE.…

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Intel's Shenzhen cash-splash signals mobile push

Chipzilla to establish innovation centre and $100m fund

Intel reaffirmed its commitment to China at IDF on Wednesday by announcing a new Shenzhen-based innovation centre and a $100 million fund both designed to promote and accelerate the development of Intel-based devices in the country.…

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GCX targets small cloud players with new cable

Japan-California services bypasses telcos

Global Cloud Xchange – formerly Reliance Globalcomm – has announced plans for a new submarine cable joining Tokyo to Silicon Valley.…

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Google exposes its Andromeda software-defined networking

Search giant plugs cloud customers into its thrumming network arteries

Google is exposing the thrumming heart of its distributed infrastructure to developers of its cloud services.…

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Indosat fat-thumbs route announcements (again)

Networks go dark on AS4761 'hijack'

Indosat has made an unknown number of networks – in the thousands according to BGPmon, but possibly more – unreachable by announcing itself as their route.…

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Greenpeace reveals WORLD'S FILTHIEST CLOUDS – and the cleanest may shock you

'False assumptions ... inaccurate data' thunders one accused tech giant

Amazon, Twitter and Oracle have been slammed by Greenpeace for their lack of transparency over how they source the energy for their data centers.…

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Ubuntu N-ONE: 'Storage war' with Dropbox et al annihilates cloud service

Canonical pulls plug on online file locker, can't compete with rivals' free 50GB space

Linux distro biz Canonical is shutting down its Ubuntu One online file and music storage service.…

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Wednesday 2 April 2014

Speaking in Tech: Storage is FLEEING the public cloud in Asia

Would you trust a private cloud run by your local council in Hong Kong?

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BlackBerry ditches T-Mobile US after iPhone advert spat

Won't renew licence after operator tried to flog Jesus mobes to BlackBerry-strokers

BlackBerry has said that it won't be renewing its licences with T-Mobile US after the operator apparently tried to lure its customers away from its handsets and onto Apple's Jesus mobes.…

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FIA press conference schedule - Bahrain

Amongst the drivers who will take part in the official FIA press conference in Sakhir on Thursday will be 2009 Bahrain winner Jenson Button and last year's third place finisher Romain Grosjean. And on Friday it is the turn of senior team personnel - including Red Bull's chief technical officer Adrian Newey - to answer questions from the press

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Mallya hails Force India's best start to a season

Force India team principal Dr Vijay Mallya has hailed his squad's best start to a Formula One season, and says plans are in place to lift the team even higher. After the opening two races of 2014, Force India sit fifth in the constructors' championship with 19 points, just one behind Williams

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Pivotal goes after Oracle with 'all-you-can-eat' pricing model

Flat per-core subscription fee regardless of software

Pivotal is going after enterprise incumbents by rejigging its own pricing scheme to make buying its technology simpler for its customers.…

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Tuesday 1 April 2014

We paged Page's page page-views – Google+ now shows your profile view count

Proof+ someone+ else+ is+ on+ the+ website+ too+

Google has added a new feature to its Google+ kind-of social network that identifies how many people have looked at your profile page.…

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Angry Birds developers downplay fresh data leak claims

Privacy flap

The developers of Angry Birds have hit back at renewed allegations that the ultra-popular game leaks users' personal information.…

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Three daddy Hutch has no interest in O2

HK giant shuns debt-laden dino

Three network owner Hutchison Whampoa has ruled out making a bid for O2 in the UK.…

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LaCie adds fire to Fuel: Revs Wi-Fi external storage gadget to 2TB

More wireless stash space for your mobile devices

Seagate sub LaCie has revved its Fuel Wi-Fi external storage capacity from 1 to 2TB and claims it's the highest capacity wireless 2.5-inch drive on the market.…

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MPs attack BT's 'monopolistic' grip on gov-subsidised £1.2bn rural broadband rollout

No 'meaningful competition', committee says

The UK government has completely screwed up the deployment of faster internet connections to Brits living in the countryside because it failed to properly address competition concerns as a result of its awarding all its broadband contracts to BT, politicians concluded today.…

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Bahrain preview quotes - Toro Rosso, McLaren, Pirelli, Sauber

The Formula One paddock heads rapidly from the Far East to the Middle East this weekend and Sakhir's Bahrain International Circuit, which this year hosts its very first F1 night race. Those involved in the 2014 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix discuss their prospects

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Frijns to make Caterham debut in Sakhir

Caterham test and reserve driver Robert Frijns will make his first official Grand Prix weekend appearance this Friday when he takes part in opening practice in Bahrain. Frijns will also drive for the team in next week's post-race test in Sakhir. The 22-year-old Dutchman, a three-time Formula Renault 3.5 champion, tested for Caterham earlier this year

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Vodafone brings African tech to Europe

Maybe we will catch up with Kenya

Vodafone is to launch mobile-money-for-the-masses service M-Pesa in Romania, which introduces and interesting challenge for the European telcos and banks who have spent a decade wrangling over mobile money and got nowhere.…

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Snowden leaks made us look twice at cloud suppliers – biz bods

Survey: Corporates putting cloud firms under closer scrutiny

Businesses are conducting more due diligence on cloud suppliers and demanding more localised storage of their data in the wake of reports about US surveillance activities, according to a new survey.…

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BT Tower to be replaced by 3D printed BT Tower

Britain leads the world as safe lightweight landmark replaces telecoms colossus

Prime Minister David Cameron will announce a futuristic addition to London’s skyline today. The familiar shape of BT Tower, opened in 1965 by Harold Wilson, will give way to a 3D printed tower – believed to be the largest additive polymer construction in the world.…

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Asia's internet in peril as cable network breaks in TWO places

Philippine telco tries to calm angry customers with backup plan

Asia Pacific’s internet traffic is likely to be up the spout until mid-April after a key pan-regional undersea cable system suffered damage in two places.…

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FCC doubles 5GHz spectrum in prep for one-gigabit Wi-Fi

Licensed and unlicensed spectrum 'less oil & vinegar and more peanut butter & jelly'

In a rare bit of bipartisanship, the Republican and Democratic commissioners of the US Federal Communications Commission have unanimously voted to loosen the rules governing the operation of Wi-Fi devices operating in the 5GHz band.…

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