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Facebook has created the ability for users to start anonymously connecting to the social network via the ‘dark web’ service Tor. Launched in 2002, Tor  is an open source project that allows people to access the internet without having to share their identifying information such as their physic ... 

Facebook Sets Up ‘Dark Web’ Service

British satellite broadcaster Sky (BskyB) has ploughed $7 million into Whistle Sports, a YouTube network focussing on sports videos for young people. This signals the third deal in a month made by the broadcaster, after putting $5 million into Sharethrough, an ad tech start-up, and backing the onli ... 

BskyB Invests $7 Million In YouTube Network Whistle Sports

eBay and PayPal Split


01-Oct-2014  10:01

Online trading site eBay is to split from the payments company PayPal, which will now form into its own, publicly traded company. The move is set to be completed in the second half of 2015, with both companies taking on new CEOs as part of the agreement – Devin Wenig, currently eBay Marketplaces Pr ... 

eBay and PayPal Split

The European Commission has told Google that it must make more concessions in the pursuit of resolving a four-year antitrust probe into its alleged abuse of the internet search market. Four areas of the search engine giant’s business operations have come under scrutiny after competitors, such as Mi ... 

Google Faces $6bn Fine If It Fails To Settle Search Row With Rivals

Competitive gaming is fast becoming the new spectator sport of the 21st century, with online audiences in their millions tuning in to watch professional gamers go head to head. The video game streaming site Twitch it has been announced, is to be purchased by Amazon for close to $1 billion. The deal ... 

Amazon Gazump Google for Video Game Streaming Site Twitch

VP and analyst at Gartner’s Intelligence and Information Management group Donald Feinberg has said that big data, or at least the term big data, is set to die within the next couple of years. Speaking at the Business Intelligence and Information Management summit being held in São Paulo, Feinberg ... 

Big Data Will Die Within Two Years

Bill Gates to Rescue Microsoft?


04-Feb-2014  12:01

Rumours have emerged this week that Bill Gates may be planning a return to Microsoft as the new CEO in order to take a more "hands-on role” at the company. Whilst it’s hardly the first rumour to come out of Redmond recently, it’s thought at the least that Gates will help the new CEO to "ease into” ... 

Bill Gates to Rescue Microsoft?

Today, manufacturers of the British-made Raspberry Pi computer announced that it has hit a million in sales for those units fully made in the UK. This is something of a breakthrough moment for British computing; at first the tiny computers were made in China, so it wasn't something we could comple ... 

Raspberry Pi Best-selling UK Computer Since the 80s

An update to Windows 8 will revive the familiar start button in a bid to overcome poor sales of the OS software, which usually accounts for around half of Microsoft’s profits. Windows 8 has been blamed for falling worldwide PC sales, with users describing it as confusing. The update, codenamed ‘B ... 

Microsoft to Revive Windows Start Button?

Microsoft Stock Downgraded


15-Apr-2013  13:01

Analysts have downgraded Microsoft stock from buy to neutral in the wake of reports from IDC and Gartner that contributed the sharp decline in PC sales to Windows 8. The decline was worse than forecast and the steepest decline since IDC began worldwide PC tracking in 1994. IDC put much of the blame ... 

Microsoft Stock Downgraded

The latest figures from analysts Gartner have found that the PC market in Western Europe dropped by 11.7% in the final quarter of 2012, with France seeing the strongest decline in the region. Overall in 2012, the market saw a dip of 8.4% compared to 2011, with total PC shipments for the year reachi ... 

Gartner: PC Market Declined 11.7% in Q4 2012

The latest research from Gartner says that "Actionable Analytics Will Be Driven by Mobile, Social and Big Data Forces in 2013”, ahead of their Gartner Business Intelligence and Analytics Summit 2013, due to take place in Sydney at the end of the month. Studies carried out by the analysts have found ... 

Gartner Predict Real Time Analytics to deal with Big Data

Microsoft Profits Fall


25-Jan-2013  12:01

Microsoft has suffered a 4% fall in profits compared to this time last year, despite the launch of Windows 8. However, regardless of this it’s reported that the Windows "branch” of the company performed well. Sales for Surface were not released and it’s thought that the fall in profits is for the m ... 

Microsoft Profits Fall

Microsoft has finally released its own social network "Socl” (renamed from so.cl) and invited consumers to give it a try. Socl was actually launched a few months ago but began as "an experiment in social search for students and learning”. Socl allows users to create posts as collages, perhaps lea ... 

Microsoft Releases So.cl, its own Social Network

Plans which have been in development for a year between Microsoft and Hortonworks have come to fruition this week, with free previews of its Apache Hadoop integration for Windows Server and Azure now available for download. The mix of open source and commercial software has been named Window Azure ... 

Microsoft Partner with Hortonworks to Adopt Hadoop

IP Expo Tomorrow


16-Oct-2012  11:01

The IP Expo begins tomorrow at Earls Court, London and will run for two days with events and seminars surrounding a wealth of IT subjects, including virtualization and a host of keynote speakers. The only enterprise IT event to cover all subjects across IT is to include product launches and demonst ... 

IP Expo Tomorrow

This year’s Discovering Start-Ups competition for technology entrepreneurs and Wi-Fi businesses has kicked off and interested companies are invited to enter the race to win a prize fund worth around £5000 and a free delegate ticket to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The competition is bei ... 

Discovering Start-Ups 2012 Competition Begins

This week sees the Big Data Innovation Summit held in Boston on Thursday and Friday, which will see the biggest gathering of Fortune 500 executives meet for talks, keynote presentations and workshops with industry leaders taking place. The acclaimed event will feature speakers from data experts and ... 

Big Data Innovation Summit to be held in Boston

Raspberry Pi: Made in UK


07-Sep-2012  11:01

Tiny computer, the Raspberry Pi, is to be manufactured in the UK following months of negotiations with Sony’s Welsh manufacturing and distributing factory. The makers of the Pi say the decision has been made in the wake of the learning device’s success. When they first began looking for manufacture ... 

Raspberry Pi: Made in UK

Server Market Decreases in Q2


06-Sep-2012  13:01

According to figures released by IDC last week, the international server factory revenue saw a decrease of 4.8% year on year in the second quarter of this year. This is the third year that has now seen a decline in server shipments and the market "continues to soften”. "Worldwide server revenue dec ... 

Server Market Decreases in Q2

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