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  • News: German police seize Pirate Party servers

    Police in Germany have confiscated servers belonging to the Pirate Party as part of a criminal investigation.

  • News: US wants unconventional, intelligent apps to help patients make healthcare decisions

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today said it would fund the development of a new generation of what it called novel, unconventional intelligent applications that could help people make complex health decisions.

  • News: Hosted service creates enterprise 'store' for Android, iOS apps

    A hosted service lets IT groups create a centrally managed online "store" for all mobile apps, whether internally written or residing on the Android Market or Apple's App Store.

  • News: Sony's New Woes: Phishing Site Found on Server

    Sony is once again dealing with an apparent security breach -- this time a phishing attack on its Thai website. Earlier this morning, security company F-Secure posted a screen shot of a phishing site targeting an Italian bank that appeared to be housed under the hdworld.sony.co.th domain.

  • News: A Fly in the Ointment: Pricing Algorithms Run Amuck

    I'm starting a large research project on pricing. So naturally Ron Kleinman's April 24th post on the ARTS's (Association for Retail Technology Standards) Linkedin Group, "When pricing algorithms collide...it isn't pretty", caught my eye. It reminded me of the value of business rules in pricing, the common sense these rules should instantiate, and the danger of running algorithmic price optimization in a "lights out" fashion.

  • News: BCS says NHS must press on with failing £11bn IT programme

    The BCS: Chartered Institute for IT has come out in support of key parts of the troubled £11.4 billion NHS National Programme for IT, saying that in spite of its failures there was good technology to be built upon.

  • News: Second Mac OS X 10.6.8 beta seeded to developers

    Apple has seeded a second beta version of Mac OS X 10.6.8 to developers just a few days after the first beta release.

  • News: iPad 2 supply constraints ease

    Analysts believe that component supply issues affecting the number of iPad 2 units Apple could produce have eased significantly.

  • News: Intel: We own Thunderbolt trademark, not Apple

    Intel has responded to speculation that Apple was the owner of the trademark for Thunderbolt, a super-fast connection technology used in the new MacBook Pro and iMac ranges.

  • News: Information Security Trends in Asia Pacific Retail

    Information security is going to face a new economic order: the state of information security, compliance and governance is at an inflection point. Now that its strategic significance has been recognized more than ever before within retail companies and budgets for addressing information security appearing to have stabilized, it is ready for a move to the next part of the curve: addressing growing risks of cyber security and meeting the challenges of new opportunities - such as cloud, social networking and mobility.

  • News: China's 'great firewall' architect hit by protester's shoe

    The architect of China’s controversial censorship ‘firewall’ Fang Binxing has reportedly been hit by a shoe hurled at him by an irate protester against the country’s stringent Internet access system.

  • News: South Lanarkshire Council cuts energy costs by £40,000

    South Lanarkshire Council has cut its annual energy costs by £40,000 after implementing power management software on its PCs.

  • News: Day 19: Google Docs Adds New Features on the Fly

    30 Days With...Google Docs: Day 19

  • News: No-one wants 3D TV: Ovum

    Technology analyst Ovum has released a report on the state of 3D TV programming around the world, saying that broadcasters are uninterested in investing in the expertise and technology required to create 3D programming. This means the amount of 3D programming on TV in Australia is unlikely to increase in 2011, with coverage restricted to special sporting events like the [[artnid:344634|State of Origin football]] matches and [[artnid:359104|NRL grand final]].

  • News: Tech Spokespeople: Choosing the Human Faces of Device Makers

    Every tech company seems to have a recognizable (perhaps celebrity) spokesperson these days: Ashton Kutcher for Nikon, Justin Long for Apple, the "T-Mobile Girl" for T-Mobile, and so on. We looked at the art and science behind tech spokespeople--how they're chosen, how they affect sales, and why some are famous and some aren't--to find out if they're really the vital marketing tools that tech companies seem to think they are. What we found out is simple: Some tech companies know how to choose and use spokespeople well, while others seem clueless.

  • News: Facebook will use Microsoft tech to find child pornography

    Facebook will use PhotoDNA, an image analysis technology co-invented by Microsoft, to find child pornography on its site, the company said on Thursday in a Youtube video.

  • News: Top Indian politician to be arrested over India telecom scam

    Kanimozhi Karunanidhi, a high-profile Indian politician and member of Parliament, is likely to be arrested later on Friday, after a special court in Delhi denied her bail in connection with investigations into the irregular allocations of 2G license and spectrum.

  • News: North Korean 3G mobile subscriptions hit half a million

    The number of 3G cellular subscriptions in North Korea passed half a million during the first quarter, the country's only 3G cellular operator said this week.

  • News: Aegon cuts 213 back office jobs and outsources 106 positions

    Aegon, the life insurance and pensions firm, has announced plans to cut 213 UK jobs, including those in IT, in a bid to meet its cost savings target.

  • News: Final nominations announced for Macworld Awards

    Now in its 16th year, the Macworld Awards are THE event in the UK Mac calendar, recognising the products and vendors that make a significant contribution throughout the year.



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