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Shazam! The sound of EC shoving probe in Apple's plan to buy name-that-tune app

The Register - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 12:13
Show us your data says Euro Commish

The European Commission is causing Apple more angst by probing its acquisition of Shazam.…

Bungling cops try to use dead chap's fingers to unlock his smartmobe

The Register - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 11:38
Open casket or open phone?

Detectives from Largo, Florida, visited a funeral home in nearby Clearwater and tried, unsuccessfully, to unlock a phone with the hand of its deceased owner to aid an investigation.…

Brexit has shafted the UK's space sector, lord warns science minister

The Register - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 10:51
We're off the team and everything is awful

A letter to science minister Sam Gyimah MP has outlined the impact of Brexit on the UK space sector, and it doesn't make for happy reading.…

Amazon and Netflix join Hollywood to lob sueball at 'Kodi' service SetTV

The Register - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 10:22
No surprise really

Silicon Valley has historically been at war with Hollywood, so Amazon and Netflix's membership of a studio-dominated anti-piracy alliance may raise eyebrows. But it shouldn't: Amazon and Netflix are big studios now in their own right, and Apple is expected to join them.…

Pavilion Data Systems hands more engineers their marching orders

The Register - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 09:54
Everything's fine, says NVMe-over-fabrics array startup

NVMe-over-fabrics array startup Pavilion Data Systems has laid off more engineers just a month after a previous cull during which co-founder Kiran Malwankar departed.…

Community Fibre wins £18m from UK.gov infrastructure fund

The Register - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 09:21
Plans to hook up 500k Londoners to 1Gbps speeds in 4 years

Community Fibre has won £18m from the UK government's broadband fund – the first outfit to do so since the cash pot was announced back in 2016.…

'Your computer has a virus' cold call con artists on the rise – Microsoft

The Register - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 08:48
Complaints up 24% as horrible humans rake in the readies

Microsoft has released stats showing that tech support scams are on the increase, with 153,000 complaints received and 15 per cent of complainants losing cold, hard cash.…

UK's Department of Fun seeks data strategy head – experience not needed

The Register - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 08:14
Data, digital or tech knowledge 'not essential' for £66,665 role

The UK government appears to be under the impression that knowledge of data policy or the tech sector isn't a pre-requisite to become the head of data strategy in its digital department.…

UK consumer help bloke Martin Lewis is suing Facebook over fake ads

The Register - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 07:19
Repeated misuse of consumer champion's mugshot leads to defamation sueball

Consumer champion Martin Lewis, Britain’s Money Saving Expert, has declared he is suing Facebook for defamation over fake adverts featuring his face that repeatedly appear on the under-fire social network.…

Capita reports pre-tax LOSS of £515m for 2017

The Register - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 06:43
Sales won't rise for until 2020 says new broom. Share price rises

Britain's fave outsourcing badass Capita today reported a £513.7m pre-tax loss for 2017 and tapped investors for £701m in a rights issue that it will use to fund restructuring and toward paying down debts.…

Brit bank TSB TITSUP* after long-planned transfer of customer records from Lloyds

The Register - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 05:53
Users continue to report issues despite claims it's fixed

UK bank TSB's efforts to upgrade its systems has left numerous customers without online banking services – and some report having the wrong account details.…

Rebuilding your software ops and looking for the right tool kit?

The Register - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 05:23
Continuous Lifecycle London will help you reshape your pipeline

If you’re contemplating a radical overhaul of your software development operation or are simply planning the next step in a finely planned evolution, you should be joining us at Continuous Lifecycle in London next month.…

Your AI pet project is only as smart as its garbage training set

The Register - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 05:03
No one said it'd be easy

AI isn't immune to one of computing's most basic rules – garbage in, garbage out. Train a neural network on flawed data and you'll have one that makes lots of mistakes.…

McDonald's tells Atos to burger off: Da da da da da, we're lobbing IT ...

The Register - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 04:37
... support to a Capgemini call centre (and one in India)

Burger-flipping grease-monger McDonald's is ditching Atos and will instead buy IT support services from rival French integrator Capgemini, The Register can reveal.…

US sanctions on Turkey for Russian canoodling could ground Brit F-35s

The Register - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 04:09
Oi, remember who you picked as our one-and-only engine supplier?

+Comment Uncle Sam has raised the possibility of sanctions against Turkey for buying Russian anti-aircraft missile systems – putting the UK's supply of overhauled F-35 fighter jet engines at risk.…

US sanctions on Turkey for Russian canoodling could ground Brit F-35s

The Register - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 04:09
Oi, remember who you picked as our one-and-only engine supplier?

+Comment Uncle Sam has raised the possibility of sanctions against Turkey for buying Russian anti-aircraft missile systems – putting the UK's supply of overhauled F-35 fighter jet engines at risk.…

Citrix sues VDI challenger Workspot

The Register - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 03:27
Patents the pretence, cloudy control planes competition a more likely cause

Citrix has taken legal action against desktop virtualization challenger Workspot, alleging patent infringement and false and misleading public statements.…

Sysadmin unplugged wrong server, ran away, hoped nobody noticed

The Register - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 03:04
‘I was a snot-nosed kid fresh out of college and thought I knew everything!’

Who, me? Another working week beckons so once again let’s kick it off with a fresh instalment of Who, me? For those of you new to the column, its The Register confessional for IT pros who broke things.…

Single single-sign-on SNAFU threatens three Cisco products

The Register - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 02:28
Firepower, AnyConnect and ASA appliances and clients need patches

Cisco has announced a suite of patches against a bug in its Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) implementation.…

Yahoo<i>!</i> dismemberment<i>!</i> begins<i>!</i> as<i>!</i> Oath<i>!</i> offloads<i>!</i> Flickr<i>!</i>

The Register - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 02:01
SmugMug now the proud owner of more than twenty billion photographs

Yahoo!’s photo-sharing service Flickr has been acquired by SmugMug.…

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