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Qualcomm pays $1.4bn to acquire ex-Apple and AMD Arm server chip engineers (and the biz they set up)

Thu, 2021-01-14 04:06
Purchase of Nuvia raises eyebrows

Qualcomm has announced it will pay $1.4bn for Arm data-center chip design biz Nuvia, a startup only established in 2019.…

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India’s top techies form new Foundation to fight Apple and Google

Thu, 2021-01-14 03:56
App store fees and ‘privacy’ arrangements under fire

India’s tech self-reliance push has spawned a new group that aims to fight big US tech companies,…

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It's been a day or so and nope, we still can't wrap our head around why GitHub would fire someone for saying Nazis were storming the US Capitol

Thu, 2021-01-14 01:52
Questions go unanswered as CEO, COO launch probe

GitHub is under fire for apparently sacking an employee two days after warning colleagues in Washington DC that “Nazis are about” during the ransacking of the US Capitol last week.…

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VMware has the strategy and culture to thrive after CEO Pat Gelsinger's exit to Intel

Thu, 2021-01-14 01:04
Virtzilla’s next boss has container-centric challenges tho nothing as hard as the task of making Intel great again

Analysis  A VMware employee of my acquaintance once told me a story about a customer meeting he attended alongside departing CEO Pat Gelsinger, who has just been revealed as the new CEO of Intel.…

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Four women seek release from forced arbitration to sue Infosys for widespread gender discrimination

Thu, 2021-01-14 00:16
IT consultancy favors male and Indian workers, watchdog told in complaint

Four female former employees of IT consultancy Infosys on Wednesday filed a claim with the US Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging that they were subject to pervasive discrimination at the company.…

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Want to let an AI-powered doctor loose on patients? Try slapping a food-label-like sticker on it, says Uncle Sam

Wed, 2021-01-13 23:25
Action plan to regulate machine-learning software in 2021 revealed

The US Food and Drug Administration wants manufacturers to specifically label AI-powered medical devices to help patients understand the technology, and to test them on real-world data to see how they perform in the wild beyond clinical environments.…

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Airbnb, or not to be, if you're headed to Washington DC: Biz cancels bookings over fears of inauguration insurrection

Wed, 2021-01-13 21:15
Hosts, guests paid off to 'ensure hate group members are not part of the Airbnb community'

In preparation for the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, room rental biz Airbnb said it is cancelling reservations in the Washington DC, metropolitan area for the entire week and will block any attempts to make new reservations in the vicinity during that time.…

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Dropbox literally decimates workforce, COO logs off: Cloud biz promises to be 'more efficient and nimble'

Wed, 2021-01-13 19:54
CEO says he is 'truly sorry for painful but necessary' cuts

Dropbox is decimating its workforce, firing 11 per cent of staff in an effort to become “a more efficient and nimble” company, its CEO announced on Wednesday.…

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VMware completes first year of Tanzu with Advanced Edition GA, announces magic tool for app modernization

Wed, 2021-01-13 19:13
Enterprise customers 'are struggling with the implementation of Kubernetes at scale' says virty cloud giant

VMware has completed the first phase of its Kubernetes-based Tanzu project by making the Advanced Edition generally available, and has a new (but delayed) tool in the works which promises to simplify application modernization.…

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We didn't collude with Twitter to throw Parler off our servers, says AWS in court filing

Wed, 2021-01-13 18:25
They signed our terms of service and broke them, notes hosting behemoth

Amazon Web Services has denied that is engaged in a "conspiracy to restrain trade" after summarily pulling the plug on social network Parler.…

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Boss behind 'reset' of delayed, overbudget Emergency Services Network shifts to new 'digital' Cabinet Office role

Wed, 2021-01-13 16:59
Three years at ESN would have been three years too many for most

Joanna Davinson, who in her role at the Home Office spent the last three years overseeing the Emergency Services Network project – currently incurring £550m in additional annual costs because of delays – has been appointed executive director of the UK government's new Central Digital and Data Office.…

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Are you managing your data in the cloud? Or is it managing you?

Wed, 2021-01-13 16:15
There’s more to it than just backups

Webcast  Are you using the cloud to manage your data? No, we don’t mean are you backing up to the cloud, we mean actually managing your data to ensure it’s safe and, as importantly, delivering value for your organisation.…

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Intel CEO Bob Swan is stepping down to be replaced by VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger

Wed, 2021-01-13 15:44
Someone with technical nous could be good for Chipzilla – the markets certainly think so

Intel CEO Bob Swan's time at the head of Chipzilla is coming to an end and Intel's first CTO, Pat Gelsinger, is to replace him.…

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Motorola stung for £838k after Chinese digital mobile radio biz Hytera wins appeal against UK asset-freezing order

Wed, 2021-01-13 14:45
'Retreat to China' was business talk and not a threat, says Court of Appeal

Motorola must pay a Chinese mobile network radio maker more than £800,000 after losing a Court of Appeal case over claims its rival threatened to "retreat to China" and evade a previous judgment.…

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100GB doesn't always cut it in these remote-working times so Microsoft has upped OneDrive file size upload limit to 250GB

Wed, 2021-01-13 14:00
Fewer files now needed before additional storage purchase is required

Microsoft is to cut the number of files needed to fill the increasingly limited space available to OneDrive users by upping the file size limit to 250GB.…

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NHS COVID-19 app is trying to tell Android users something but buggy notification appears stuck on 'Loading...' screen

Wed, 2021-01-13 13:15
The suspense could quite literally be killing us

The UK's NHS COVID-19 app developed a case of the borks overnight as Android users were presented with mystery notifications that never seemed to finish loading.…

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The CIA's 'entire' collection of UFO records has been made available for you to sigh at

Wed, 2021-01-13 12:30
Is that The X-Files theme we hear?

Everyone needs a hobby, and for one John Greenewald Jr that's archiving declassified US government documents on his website, The Black Vault, which has this week published what the CIA claims is everything it has on UFOs.…

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Look, we've sent space probes to Jupiter and Mars – makes sense to keep them going a while longer, says NASA

Wed, 2021-01-13 11:45
Jupiter and Mars machines get new life

NASA is extending the missions of the Juno spacecraft currently orbiting Jupiter and its moons and the Martian InSight lander probing for marsquakes until 2025 and 2022 respectively.…

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UK network Three hikes pay-as-you-go rates by 400% to push punters to buy 'bundles'

Wed, 2021-01-13 11:00
It's expensive to be poor

Three has announced plans to hike the price of its pay-as-you-go mobile service, with SMS and data prices set to soar by 400 per cent from 16 February. The per-minute cost of making a call, meanwhile, will more than triple.…

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Backers of Planet Computers' Astro Slide 5G phone furious after shock specs downgrade

Wed, 2021-01-13 10:12
'We have been sold a lemon here'

Supporters of Planet Computers' Astro Slide 5G phone are fuming after the niche UK mobile firm announced a downgrade in the crowdfunded device's processor and battery.…

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