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How does SAP know business travel is back? Its expenses software unit is still breathing

Wed, 2021-07-21 18:13
Want to dust off that flash luggage set? We Concur, says German giant

Business travel is back – kinda – said SAP as it filed results showing total calendar Q2 revenue down 1 per cent year-on-year to €6.67bn.…

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Google Cloud's Intrusion Detection Service attempts to make security 'invisible' but cost will be the big giveaway

Wed, 2021-07-21 17:25
Fancy new system shown off at online summit

Google has introduced a new Intrusion Detection Service together with "Adaptive Protection" for its cloud firewall, but such services make security a costly feature.…

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Former ad exec sticks Steve Jobs' 1973 job application in a scanner for physical-versus-digital NFT auction

Wed, 2021-07-21 16:41
Olly Joshi talks environmental issues, fundraising, and whether he'd hire '70s Jobs himself

A former ad exec is trying to make some cash history by pitting two copies of a job application penned by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in 1973 against each other at auction – one the original physical copy, and the other a cryptocurrency-backed non-fungible token (NFT).…

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Will it bend? That is the question: Arm boffins boast of first flexible 32-bit chip

Wed, 2021-07-21 16:01
Plastic-backed TFT part positioned as perfect for the Internet of Things

Researchers at chip designer Arm have shown off a prototype microprocessor - dubbed PlasticARM - built on flexible plastic, letting it curve around surfaces and even flex backwards and forwards.…

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Chip-making equipment maker ASML boasts of record orders, predicts a $100 trillion market by 2030

Wed, 2021-07-21 15:15
Talks of increased interest in EUV, nations' desire to take tech production native

Lithography specialist ASML, one of the companies that sells chipmakers the things they need to actually make chips, has announced a barnstorming Q2 with its highest order intake ever - as customers scramble to fill a depleted supply chain eager for parts.…

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Dog eats UK government's Hydrogen Strategy homework just as summer recess arrives

Wed, 2021-07-21 14:30
Ah shucks, industry and investors will have to wait a little bit longer

The UK government looks set to delay the publication of its much-anticipated Hydrogen Strategy, Kwasi Kwarteng, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), told MPs this morning.…

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Windows 11 gets chatty as Teams integration turns up

Wed, 2021-07-21 13:44
There is no escaping Microsoft's messaging platform

There are few constants in life, though death and taxes spring to mind, as does Microsoft forcing its Teams collab platform down the throat of any passing users.…

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Pipe down, Jeff. You've only gone where Gus Grissom went before, 60 years ago today

Wed, 2021-07-21 13:00
Remembering the second American in space

Somewhat lost in the hubbub over Jeff Bezos' jaunt into space is the 60th anniversary of Virgil "Gus" Grissom's suborbital flight aboard Liberty Bell 7.…

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Snail mail would be a fool-proof way to inform patients about plans to slurp GP data, but UK govt won't commit

Wed, 2021-07-21 12:15
'Campaign of engagement and communication' might not include letter, but junior minister doesn't rule it out

The UK government has refused to commit to sending a letter to 55 million patients in England informing them about its plans to extract their medical data from GP IT systems.…

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Watchdog slaps down Three's claims to be building the UK's 'fastest 5G network' – again

Wed, 2021-07-21 11:30
Company can't seem to help running its mouth, despite ASA's ruling last year

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has warned mobile network Three not to repeat claims that it is "building the UK's fastest 5G network" and that its network represents "real 5G" – after pulling the company up on the same claims a year ago.…

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In a complete non-surprise, Mozilla hammers final nail in FTP's coffin by removing it from Firefox

Wed, 2021-07-21 10:48
Gather 'round, kids, and I'll tell you stories of rotary dial phones, modems, and FTP

Mozilla has finally expunged File Transfer Protocol (FTP) from the Firefox browser – an action already taken by other major browsers like Chrome and Edge, making Firefox 89.0 the last bastion of the protocol.…

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Hundreds of irate UK Parliamentary staffers sue IPSA over 2017 salary spreadsheet publication snafu

Wed, 2021-07-21 10:01
Yet they lose anonymity bid before High Court

Hundreds of Westminster political staffers are suing the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) after it allegedly published their salaries, holiday entitlements, and number of hours worked.…

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You're not imagining it. Amazon and AWS want to hire all your friends, enemies, and everyone in between

Wed, 2021-07-21 09:15
What really happens after you disappear into Bezos' talent hoover?

Feature Do you ever get the feeling that there's a party going on and you're not invited? Is that how you feel when you fire up LinkedIn and see yet another long-standing connection has been rewired into Amazon or AWS?…

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Peers question experts over UK police use of AI, facial recognition tech

Wed, 2021-07-21 08:30
Academics, senior officers sat at uncomfortable table and asked 'what's going on 'ere, then?'

Members of the House of Lords are looking at the role technologies such as AI and facial recognition have in modern policing methods and law enforcement.…

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Mountains on neutron stars are not even a millimetre tall due to extreme gravity

Wed, 2021-07-21 07:27
According to simulations, anyway

The gravitational field of neutron stars is so strong that so-called mountains poking out from their surfaces only grow to a fraction of a millimetre in height in simulations.…

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Won't someone think of the kids? China's Cyberspace Admin steps up, orders massive cleanup to make the net safe for minors

Wed, 2021-07-21 06:44
No rudeness. No cute kids spruiking tat. No violence. No fan frenzies. And no smutty emoticons

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) today announced a "Summer Youth Network Environment Improvement" – a massive cleanse of the Chinese internet to make it safe for kids aged 16 and under.…

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AWS gave Parler a chance, won't say if it talked to NSO before axing spyware biz's backend systems

Wed, 2021-07-21 06:01
How do you feel about your cloud now?

Comment Amnesty International's allegations this week that NSO Group's spyware products have been widely abused have rightly sparked a debate about the ethics of digital surveillance.…

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Pakistan bans TikTok, for the fourth time

Wed, 2021-07-21 05:27
Previous bans were imposed for nasty content, then lifted after promises of proper moderation. And here we are again

Pakistan has banned made-in-China social network TikTok for the fourth time, and there's no sign this one will prove any stickier than previous efforts.…

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YouTube acquires Indian social commerce platform Simsim

Wed, 2021-07-21 04:56
Short influencer-fronted infomercials may seep into YouTube

YouTube announced yesterday it signed a definitive agreement to acquire India's two-year-old social e-commerce platform, Simsim. The transaction is expected to be completed in the coming weeks.…

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South Korea tables law to remove app stores' in-app purchase monopolies

Wed, 2021-07-21 03:53
Perhaps coincidentally, Google extended deadline of enforced Play-to-Pay on the very same day

South Korea will attempt to pass a law that gives app developers the right to use in-app payment services other than those offered by app stores.…

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