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The UK mobile network operator Vodafone has announced that it will be launching broadband and TV services in spring 2015. Vodafone shares jumped up by more than 5.5% after the announcement, which included the news that its full year core earnings forecast was between £11.6bn and £11.9 b ... 

Vodafone To Launch TV And Broadband Services

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

Office stationary supply superstore Staples is investigating a pattern of fraudulent transactions after banks traced suspicious activity on cards used at Staples branches in the US. If the claims made in a blog report by revered security expert Brian Krebs prove to be correct, it would make Staples ... 

Staples Investigate Payment Card Data Theft

Jacob Holcomb, an IT security researcher, has created a malicious worm that, if unleashed, could trawl the internet and attack vulnerable hardware. Holcomb wrote the worm as a ‘proof-of-concept’ to illustrate the vulnerability of data storage on insecure hardware to malicious attack. The worm is ca ... 

Malicious Worm Created To Expose Vulnerable Home Data Stores

Ofcom has handed Three, the UK’s fastest growing network, with a £250,000 fine over its inadequate handling of customer complaints. The investigation into Three forms part of the UK communications regulator’s wider monitoring and enforcement programme designed to ensure that communication pro ... 

Ofcom Hand Out £250k Fine To Three

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

PayPal has teamed up with BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin to enable retailers to receive payments in the digital currency BitCoin via PayPal’s payment hub. Although PayPal stopped short of integrating BitCoin into its payment processing or digital wallet services, the move is the first baby step the on ... 

PayPal Partnership Enables BitCoin Payments

Phones 4u, the long established UK mobile phone retailer, put itself into administration over the weekend, after Vodafone and EE decide not to renew their contracts. Although these contracts do not expire until next year – February and October respectively – the company decided to bring in the admi ... 

Phones 4u Collapses Into Administration as Vodafone and EE Hang Up

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

Children as young as five are to be taught how to code in British schools as part of the UK government’s new national curriculum. With a computer in nearly every British household and tablets and smartphones readily at their disposal, children are now completely surrounded by technology, and the go ... 

BBC Launches Kids Coding Lessons As Computer Programming Enters National Curriculum

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

14% Growth in UK Online Sales


22-Aug-2014  17:01

The IMRG’s (Interactive Media in Retail Group) most recent figures reveal that UK online sales have shown an annual growth of 14% as of July. This is welcome news coming after a disappointing end to the half year, which resulted in a 5% decrease between May and June. It is estimated that £8.1 ... 

14% Growth in UK Online Sales

Stephen Kleynhans, research vice president at Gartner, Inc., has warned that whilst the end of support for Windows 7 may seem like a long way off, organisations should begin planning now to ensure that they are ready for it. CIOs and endpoint managers who "get ahead of the game” will avoid the issu ... 

Plan Now for End of Windows 7 Support

Telecoms regulator Ofcom has published new research on the quality of mobile calls by UK network providers. The publication is part of a plan to help support initiatives which are designed to improve coverage across the country. It’s also intended to help consumers choose a mobile service which sui ... 

Ofcom Publish Mobile Call Quality Data

Six UK universities have submitted master’s degree programmes which have been accredited by GHCQ as a part of the ongoing Cyber Security Strategy. The specialist degrees will offer a qualification in cyber security and is intended to boost Britain’s defences against hackers and cybercrime. "Through ... 

6 UK Universities to Offer ‘Cyber Spy’ Degrees

According to Gartner, Inc., more and more opportunities are opening up for service providers which means that they should begin to align their business structures and capabilities in order to thrive in the digital era. Those businesses which don’t prepare to help organisations with the innovations ... 

Service Providers Will Play Crucial Role in Digital Era

According to Gartner, Inc., IT leaders now have an unprecedented opportunity to help shape the working environment of a company due to the rise in the ‘business consumer’. Whilst once business and consumer technologies tended to be separate, these days people tend to take work home with them and co ... 

The Rise of the Business Consumer Means IT Must Adapt

A modification to one of three Statutory Instruments (SI) in UK copyright law has suggested that photographer’s images should be allowed to be used in certain cases without the need to ask the creator for permission. According to The Register , there are many issues with copyrighted works and how t ... 

UK Government Suggest Using Copyrighted Material Without Permission

The Cabinet Office and Government Digital Service (GDS) are looking to partner with a private service contractor that can supply "data centre colocation services” to handle "top secret” information, Computer Weekly reports. A service contract notice has been issued alongside funding of up to £ ... 

Cabinet Office Seek Data Centre Partner

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