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Lenovo completes Motorola purchase for $2.9bn – $10bn less than Google paid for it

Ah, but the patents Google keeps were worth every penny
Iain Thomson, 30 Oct 20:24

BT: Consumers and cost cutting save the day

Telco adds 88,000 broadband users, sees £4.38bn in sales
Paul Kunert, 30 Oct 17:32

NHS quango fatcats spend £2m tax dosh on iPads and iPhones

British health chiefs coughed small fortune on Apple gadgets
Jasper Hamill, 30 Oct 16:18

Watch out, Samsung and Apple: Xiaomi's No 3 in smartphones now

From obscurity to selling 19 million mobes a quarter

BIGGEST THREAT to Europe’s cybersecurity? Hint: not hackers

Largest EVER Europe-wide cybersecurity exercise

Apple dealer CANCOM: We're RAKING IT IN

EBITDA doubles year-on-year at the German firm
Team Register, 30 Oct 14:54

Sales down at UK's oldest tech distie: Northamber losses widen in fiscal '14

The prognosis for Northamber’s future is brighter, according to its colourful chairman, despite widening losses and revenues remaining in free fall for fiscal ’14 ended June.
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Samsung's flagging phone fortunes hit profits hard

Samsung has promised to shake up its smartphone line-up to try to win back some of the ground it has lost in the sector, after it revealed that its third-quarter operating profit was the lowest in more than three years.

Apple CEO Tim Cook tells world: 'I’m proud to be gay'

It is 'among the greatest gifts God has given me'

All change at the top of HP's enterprise biz

Same strategy, but can the newbies make it work?
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Distie titan TD Azlan to cut ties with Huawei

TD Azlan is quietly and gradually cutting ties with Huawei Enterprise, according to multiple sources close to the matter.

Humanity now making about 41 mobes EACH SECOND

The world is now manufacturing just under 42 mobile phones a second thanks to an uptick in global production, IDC's presumably-very-tired handset-counters say.

Microsoft fitness bands slapped on wrists: All YOUR HEALTH DATA are BELONG TO US

Wearable will deliver 'actionable insights for healthier living'
Simon Sharwood, 30 Oct 07:58

Amazon's hybrid cloud: EC2 wrangled by Microsoft's control freak

Plug-in for System Centre gives Windows Server control of Bezos' bit barns
Simon Sharwood, 30 Oct 07:32

Twitter, IBM, in deal to create brainy Big Blue Bird

#Enterprise #BigData #Analytics #BuzzwordFest
Richard Chirgwin, 30 Oct 03:58

More Microsoft staffers shown the door in Round 3 of job cuts

Nadella creeps close to 18,000-layoff target
Neil McAllister, 29 Oct 20:27

Lawyers mobilise angry mob against Apple over alleged 2011 Macbook Pro crapness

We suffered 'random bouts of graphical distortion' - fanbois
Jasper Hamill, 29 Oct 16:54

Return of the disk drive bigness? Not for poor old, busted WD

Modest rev rise as profits fall
Chris Mellor, 29 Oct 14:27

Dragon's Outsourcery flaunts UK.gov cloud bazaar credentials

'Still a lot of distrust for cloudening among these gov primitives', admit biz chiefs
Paul Kunert, 29 Oct 13:56

Whoa, back up a little CommVault: ANOTHER weak quarter?

Hammer head promises improvements
Chris Mellor, 29 Oct 11:43

IBM, backing away from hardware? NEVER!

HPC Blog Don't be so sure, so-surers

EMC wolfs down cloudy upstart Maginatics, swallows 'protection' too

Spanning acquisition buys bouncer for its clouds
Chris Mellor, 28 Oct 20:26

Security Avengers team up to take down Chinese hacking group

Try not to imagine security folk in lycra
John Leyden, 28 Oct 20:18

Microsoft unwraps new auto data-protection in Office 365 tools

'Heyy, it looks like you're writing down stuff that's best not written down!' 'F*ck off, Clippy'
Tim Anderson, 28 Oct 17:52

Peep peep! All aboard the £300m UK education IT procurement express

Absolutely no guarantee of £300m or indeed of a single penny, but hey
Paul Kunert, 28 Oct 17:28

Acer puts fundraising plan on ice as stocks struck by chilly winds

Could be 2015 before firm grabs its PC biz transformation funds
Paul Kunert, 28 Oct 16:52
Microsoft Surface bomb

Happy 2nd birthday, Windows 8 and Surface: Anatomy of a disaster

Analysis This weekend marks two years since Windows 8 and Surface were launched at a press event at Pier 57 on the Hudson River in New York.
Killer whale

Bitcasa bins $10-a-month Infinite storage offer

Comment One of the oddest cloud storage offers ever has just been binned as Bitcasa bumps into reality. When sprats are competing with killer whales what do you expect?

Cisco patches three-year-old remote code-execution hole

A three-year-old dangerous remote code execution hole affecting Cisco kit has been patched.
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'Careful management of headcount' for Juniper after tepid quarter

Juniper Networks has reported a difficult third quarter that left CEO Shaygan Kheradpir “disappointed” by “lower-than-anticipated demand from service providers, particularly in the U.S.”

Opinion

Microsoft Surface bomb
Killer whale

Chris Mellor

Firm cites 'low demand' plus 'abusers'

Tim Worstall

Or why the reversal of globalisation ain't gonna 'appen
The full Spanglish breakfast: mealy pudding, bacon, black pudding, sausages, fried egg, toast
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Trevor Pott

Can the storage giant overcome a lack of necessary leadership?

Features

No, silly... he was the fall guy for years of Finnish folly
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Frodo and the Ring
Microsoft's strategy is to make Store apps popular. Good luck with that
Alistair Darling and Alex Salmond debate Scottish independence
You keep the call centres, Hamish, we'll take the banks
Internet of Things
Everyone loves those Things, just not on each others' terms