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  • News: China's IT outsourcing firms aim to move up the value chain

    Microsoft, IBM and other multinational companies have long been customers for VanceInfo, one of China's largest IT outsourcing firms. With more than 11,000 employees, VanceInfo leverages China's low-cost work force to develop products and enterprise software for many of its clients.

  • Video: Sony announces launch date for PlayStation Vita and Chrome gets an update: the week in tech

    This week Sony promises a ship date for its PlayStation Vita, an airline offers in flight movies and TV shows over WiFi, Google Chrome intros two noteworthy upgrades, Skype video calls come to iOS and Android devices, Samsung eyes the corporate crowd, Nissan uses a Leaf to power a home and a caretaker robot helps move the elderly and disabled.

  • News: Facebook friend suggestions should be based on places as well as people in common

    Social networks such as Facebook should be focussing on connecting people based on the places they go as well as the people they know, says university researchers.

  • News: Cambridge teen wins Microsoft Excel competition

    A Cambridge teenager has won a global competition in Microsoft Excel skills.

  • News: China hits back at cyber attack accusations

    A Chinese newspaper has slammed suggestions that the country is behind a series of cyber attacks that saw 72 organisations across the globe affected.

  • News: Lloyds Banking Group lines up huge HBOS system switch

    Lloyds Banking Group is testing systems ahead of a major migration of Halifax and Bank of Scotland (HBOS) accounts onto its own platforms.

  • News: Thousands of tenants unencrypted personal data and bank details left in pub

    The Information Commisioner’s Office (ICO) has found two London housing bodies in breach of the Data Protection Act after a contractor left the personal data of thousands of tenants on an unencrypted memory stick in a pub.

  • News: Apple iPad to grab 61 percent of 2011 tablet market

    Apple will end 2011 with a 61 percent share of the tablet PC market, according to a report.

  • News: Rumour: Next-generation iPhone to be 4G ready

    The next-generation iPhone, due to be announced in September, could be 4G ready, according to reports.

  • News: Find My Mac, Find My iPhone go live in iCloud.com beta

    The Find My Mac and Find My iPhone features are now live on the iCloud.com developer beta, it has been reported.

  • News: Spam king Sanford Wallace indicted for Facebook spam

    Notorious spam king Sanford Wallace is facing federal fraud charges for allegedly breaking into Facebook accounts and sending 27 million spam messages in 2008 and 2009.

  • News: Clearwire plans LTE network, seeks $600M

    Due to a reporting error, the story, "Clearwire plans LTE network, seeks $600M," posted to the wire on Wednesday, incorrectly stated the range of average speeds that Clearwire reported from its LTE testing. Clearwire reported average speeds of 50M bps to 90M bps.

  • News: Fusion-io to buy IO Turbine to reach virtualized servers

    Flash storage vendor Fusion-io has agreed to buy IO Turbine for up to US$95 million to extend its on-server cache products to virtualized environments.

  • News: one2free launches first 4G LTE service in Hong Kong

    one2free introduced Hong Kong's first 4G LTE mobile broadband service, the service provider said Wednesday.

  • News: RAGE Trailer Has John Goodman, Killer Boomerangs

    October can't come soon enough for some first person shooter fans. id Software's Rage will be released in North America on October 4th and October 7th in Europe. The latest trailer gives a larger view of the greater world outside the Wastelands, suggesting Rage owes as much to Dune and Blade Runner as post-apocalyptic worlds like those in Mad Max and Fallout.

  • News: Torchlight II is Too Big for Xbox Live Arcade, Runic Says

    After the success of Torchlight on Xbox Live Arcade, a similar port of the sequel would seem to be a foregone conclusion. Unfortunately, there's one rather large obstacle: it's just too big.

  • News: Saved By The Bell Gets a 16-Bit Makeover

    Fine Brothers Productions just laid a golden egg. One part 16-bit videogame complete with a 16-bit era soundtrack, one part classic early 90s sitcom, and three parts create-your-own-adventure, Saved by the Bell Interactive is a grand slam of nostalgia. Playing as Zach, you're given the option to help Jesse balance school and singing (see Jesse's caffeine pill freakout), help turn Screech into a stud so he can get laid Violet won't dump him, or help Kelly deal with the trauma of her dad losing his job. If you're a fan of the show you'll get a kick out of the attention to detail TheFineBros pay to the storylines and plot holes within the actual Saved By The Bell series.

  • News: Quantic Dream's Infraworld Back from the Dead?

    As unearthed by "internet extraordinaire" and all-around web wizard Superannuation, Heavy Rain developer Quantic Dream may have a couple of new properties in the works -- one of them quite old. As reported earlier this year, the name "Fiv5" showed up in a both a domain and a European trademark registered by the studio; this second one, "Infraworld," has appeared as a US trademark filed by SCEE. Infraworld, which was a cancelled potential franchise that Quantic Dream had planned to develop alongside Omikron 2/Karma, also appeared briefly as an Easter egg in last year's Heavy Rain, and was rather recently listed on a Quantic Dream employee's LinkedIn profile.

  • News: LA Noire Dev Team, Film Studio to Merge, Avoid Killing Game?

    Although sales and critical reception of L.A. Noire couldn't have been better for Team Bondi, the fallout regarding their labor practices continue to dramatically harm the company. According to Kotaku Australia, the studio's reputation has suffered so much, that they're looking to merger with another group altogether to avoid putting their name front and center. That group in question includes Dr.D Studios and Kennedy-Miller Mitchell Films, both of which are co-founded by famous filmmaker Greg Miller (of Mad Max, Babe, and Happy Feet).

  • News: Remains of the Day: Droning on

    Wild patents are attacking Google; film at 11! The Magic Mouse is doomed... or is it? And when there's no news, just reprint old rumors with a slight tweak. Plus, who gave a news mogul an unmanned drone? The remainders for Thursday, August 4, 2011 are cleared for takeoff.



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