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And relax: no repeat car crash financials for SAP in 2021 as cloud services come good

The Register - Sat, 2022-01-15 01:54
Let's not mention on-premise licences....

ERP specialist SAP saw Q4 cloud revenue jump 28 per cent compared with the same period a year earlier to hit €2.61bn…

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Google's and Facebook's top execs allegedly approved dividing ad market among themselves

The Register - Sat, 2022-01-15 01:10
Latest iteration of Texas-led antitrust complaint against Google expands claims of bad behavior

The alleged 2017 deal between Google and Facebook to kill header bidding, a way for multiple ad exchanges to compete fairly in automated ad auctions, was negotiated by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and endorsed by both Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (now with Meta) and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, according to an updated complaint filed in the Texas-led antitrust lawsuit against Google.…

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US-China chip cold war? It's only helping the Middle Kingdom warn silicon makers

The Register - Sat, 2022-01-15 00:01
It's blowback time again

China's cold war with the US on chips isn't slowing down the country's rapid growth in semiconductors, the Semiconductor Industry Association said this week.…

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Alibaba ponders its crystal ball to spy coming advances in AI and silicon photonics

The Register - Fri, 2022-01-14 23:15
Machine learning to propel us into glorious era of scientific discovery

Alibaba has published a report detailing a number of technology trends the China-based megacorp believes will make an impact across the economy and society at large over the next several years. This includes the use of AI in scientific research, adoption of silicon photonics, the integration of terrestrial, and satellite data networks among others.…

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Lawmakers propose TLDR Act because no one reads Terms of Service agreements

The Register - Fri, 2022-01-14 22:33
The bill calls for concise, machine readable summaries of how websites and apps use client data

Almost no one bothers to read the Terms of Service agreements on websites so a group of US lawmakers on Thursday proposed a bill to require that commercial websites and mobile apps translate their legalese into summaries that can be more easily read by people and by machines.…

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Russia starts playing by the rules: FSB busts 14 REvil ransomware suspects

The Register - Fri, 2022-01-14 21:01
Cybercrook gang has 'ceased to exist' says Putin's military service

Russia's internal security agency said today it had dismantled the REvil ransomware gang's networks and raided its operators' homes following arrests yesterday in Ukraine.…

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Support specialist Rimini Street found in contempt of court for continued Oracle copyright infringements

The Register - Fri, 2022-01-14 20:15
It took two years for Big Red to find five breaches

A US court has found Oracle support specialist Rimini Street in contempt of court and ordered it to pay $630,000 in sanctions – peanuts for the $40bn-revenue Big Red software company.…

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Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne rocket deploys seven satellites with third successful mission

The Register - Fri, 2022-01-14 19:28
Paperwork needs sorting for a launch from the UK

Virgin Orbit has managed a third successful mission as the company deployed seven satellites into orbit from its LauncherOne rocket.…

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5G frequencies won't interfere with airliners here, UK and EU aviation regulators say

The Register - Fri, 2022-01-14 18:24
US (and Canadian) fears are uniquely Leftpondian, it seems

5G mobile phone emissions won't harm airliners, Britain's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has said, dampening down excitement in the US about mobile masts interfering with airliners' altimeters.…

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Google splurging cash on UK offices to lure staffers back from the kitchen table

The Register - Fri, 2022-01-14 17:28
Covered outdoor workspaces can be so... bracing

Google is splashing the cash in the UK with a billion-dollar purchase of a London property as the ad biz looks to the office as "a place for in-person collaboration and connection."…

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Multi-day IT systems outage whacks umbrella biz Parasol Group amid fears of a cyber attack

The Register - Fri, 2022-01-14 16:30
Contractors say they haven't been paid, and are in the dark too

Contractors employed via umbrella company Parasol Group are increasingly nervous about a multi-day outage of some IT systems used to process payroll, with several suspecting a security attack as the root cause.…

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Ukraine shrugs off mass govt website defacement as world turns to stare at Russia

The Register - Fri, 2022-01-14 15:49
Despite threatening messages nothing's been leaked, say victims

A "massive" cyber attack on Ukraine caught the world's eye this morning as the country's foreign ministry said its website, among others, had been taken down by unidentified hackers.…

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Japanese telco Optage signs up to HPE 5G Core Stack to provide private networks

The Register - Fri, 2022-01-14 15:15
Local 5G initiative lets orgs deploy on different frequencies from mobile firms

HPE has convinced a Japanese telecoms provider to operate its 5G stack as a testbed for private networks the carrier intends to offer to business customers.…

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Key pillar in the UK's border control upgrade programme 'lacks a systems integrator'

The Register - Fri, 2022-01-14 14:42
Home Office IT units confused over who is fulfilling the vital role

The UK government's ePassport airport gate upgrade programme has no system integrator, a hardware supplier has said, while the Home Office and two of its IT units seem confused about who should be fulfilling the critical role.…

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No more DRM-free downloads as Amazon's ComiXology app set to disappear inside Kindle

The Register - Fri, 2022-01-14 13:44
Time to back up those PDFs you've been hoarding

Worrying changes are afoot for e-comics vendor ComiXology as Amazon finally gets round to asserting copy control – meaning no more downloads of unprotected comics, even if you've paid for them.…

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HCL Technologies makes partial change to its controversial bonus clawback policy

The Register - Fri, 2022-01-14 12:59
Recovery of one out of two bonuses will stop, but what about those already affected?

Indian IT services giant HCL Technologies has quietly removed some of the controversial clauses from its HR policy revealed by The Reg revealed last week, which required resigning employees to pay back bonuses.…

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Microsoft hires law firm to review sexual harassment policies, probe gender discrimination

The Register - Fri, 2022-01-14 12:15
Tech giant promises to create an implementation plan based on outcome

Microsoft's board of directors has hired a law firm to review its sexual harassment and gender discrimination policies and practices following a shareholder proposal.…

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Scam, pyramid scheme, environmental disaster: Vivaldi boss shares his thoughts on crypto-coins

The Register - Fri, 2022-01-14 11:31
So not keen then?

Vivaldi will not provide crypto-wallets in its browser because it doesn't want users to participate in digital coin trading – something CEO Jon von Tetzchner desribes as "at best a gamble and at worst a scam".…

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Microsoft rolls out Files On-Demand with tighter macOS integration – but it defaults to 'on' and can't be disabled

The Register - Fri, 2022-01-14 10:25
Get ready for a new 'experience'...

Heads up, OneDrive-using Mac fans: Microsoft has begun rolling out a new Files On-Demand "experience", and you can't disable it.…

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Could BYOB (Bring Your Own Battery) offer a solution for charging electric vehicles? Microlino seems to think so

The Register - Fri, 2022-01-14 09:28
The Register talks to co-founder about supply chains and EV assembly

Interview Supply chain woes continue to batter the tech industry but that didn't deter the makers of the diminutive Microlino from introducing a new electric vehicle amid a pandemic and chip shortage.…

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