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The IT triangle strategy for evaluating enterprise tech startups

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>There have been plenty of blog posts on why enterprise startups are “hot,” but enterprise startups can range from cloud …

British Airways Billboards Interact With Their Planes Overhead

Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>PSFK’s CXI 2018 conference brings to life key trends in customer experience through talks and activations by …

To Change A Company, You Need Intrapreneurs

It can be hard to get a big, slow company to change its ways. It’s the efforts of courageous intrapreneurs that can change their trajectory. The key is to make your company a place where intrapreneurs can thrive.<p>Multinational corporations aren’t always known for their agility. Organizational …

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Petrol price in biggest monthly fall since 2008, AA says

<b>The AA says petrol prices have recorded their biggest fall since 2008, taking the average cost to 132.16p a litre.</b><p>The motorists' lobby group said average petrol prices fell 5.49p a litre between mid-September and mid-October, the biggest monthly fall since prices fell 11.5p in November 2008.<p>The …

Rwanda's IT revolution targets knowledge economy

<b>Olive Uwineza is 12 years old and dreams of becoming president one day. She sits in a class of about 30 pupils, at a high-tech primary school in Kigali, Rwanda.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessWhy tech giants are investing in AfricaNigerian shoppers warm to online retailersThe tech …

Royal Mail: Banks 'warned government over share price'

The government ignored two banks that valued Royal Mail shares far more highly than they were sold for, according to the Financial Times.<p>Shares have risen to around £5, up from the price of £3.30 offered when the government sold 60% of the postal service last week.<p>Joe Lynam reports.

Search for WWI soldier Private David Kerr's family

Private Kerr's 1914-15 Star<p><b>A transatlantic search has been launched to find the family of a Scottish World War I soldier to reunite them with their ancestor's medal.</b><p>Donald Bennett, who lives in Toronto, Canada, is attempting to find the descendants of Private David Kerr, believed to be from …

RBS: Osborne says decision imminent

<b>George Osborne expects to make a decision about how to break up the state-controlled Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in "the next two or three weeks", he has told the Daily Telegraph.</b><p>He said the government - which owns 81% of RBS - was considering hiving off weaker parts into a "bad bank".<p>The decision …

Where were you when JFK was assassinated?

<b>It is 50 years since John F Kennedy was assassinated. Where were you when you heard the news?</b><p>Kennedy was sworn in as president in 1961. At 43 he was the country's youngest president and presented himself as a youthful figure for a new generation.<p>On November 22, 1963, Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline …

Fragments of time: the wild, messy state of smartwatches

As Samsung's Galaxy Gear commercial illustrates, the desire for a truly smart wrist-worn device is as old as the electronics industry itself. We've lusted after smart watches for so long that we've melded the two words into one utopian noun: a <i>smartwatch</i>. 2013 has been an undeniably good year for …

Facebook, Microsoft, Google and Others Want a Debate in the UK about the Reach of Internet Snooping

Five of the Web’s largest and most influential companies (Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and Twitter) have called for a debate in the UK about the extent to which Internet use is monitored by security agencies, following the ongoing revelations about the powers that the NSA and GCHQ already …

Amazon listings hint at new Apple TV

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>There’s no rumor like an Apple (S AAPL) TV rumor: Refreshed Apple TV hardware could be available as early as next week, if we …

Voxeljet: From 3D printed James Bond cars to a wildly successful IPO

Voxeljet is probably the only 3D printing company that has the approval of both investors and James Bond.<p>The German company, which makes large format commercial 3D printers, made a strong public debut on Friday. While Voxeljet priced its 6.5 million shares at $13 each, trading pushed their price up …

How Google's record stock high compares to other tech giants

Google's stock price broke $1,000 for the first time today, as investors continue to be impressed by the company's steady growth in search advertising. The 13 percent stock surge, which came a day after a stronger-than-expected earnings report from the company, doesn't make Google the most valuable …

NSA facility where Snowden worked was reportedly waiting on updated security software

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has exposed numerous secret surveillance programs with new revelations coming on a regular basis, but it turns out it may have been easier for him to procure those documents than intended. Reuters reports that the NSA had begun to install new anti-leak software made …

Oracle Claims Second-Largest Software Company Title

Yesterday’s rather unpleasant IBM 3Q earnings report did little to shake the conventional wisdom that IBM is in need of some serious mojo to turn itself around as software and hardware revenue continues to decline.<p>So perhaps it seems a little cruel to take this opportunity to mention that in terms …

Twitter the latest tech company looking to play tax avoidance shell game

Two weeks after Twitter filed the paperwork for a planned billion-dollar IPO, we learn that it's poised to take advantage of the same international tax loopholes as other large firms like Apple, Google, and Amazon. Citing Twitter Ireland documents, <i>Valleywag</i> reports that the company has all the …

iPhone 5C production cut by 35%, iPhone 5S production boosted 75%

Apple has the prototypical good-news, bad-news scenario on its hands, with soaring sales of its flagship iPhone 5S contrasting sharply with souring sales of its “for the colorful” iPhone 5C.<p>“Our latest channel checks confirm that Apple indeed has cut back 5C production by 35 percent and increased …

Microsoft said to work on technology to replace cookies, track across Windows, Bing, and Xbox

The third-party cookies used by advertisers and their agencies to track web browsing activity are under attack. Browsers like Firefox and Internet Explorer try to block the years-old technology with "Do Not Track," and now internet behemoths are looking to replace cookies with their own tracking …

Apple’s plastic iPhone experiment looks like it’s failing

Well that didn’t take long. Just 30 days after rolling out a cheaper, plastic-cased version of its flagship smartphone, Apple is reportedly backtracking.<p>Apple is cutting production of its new iPhone 5C in half, according to a report released by Chinese tech site C Technology (link in Chinese). The …

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Hammond's £500m new cyber army: As he reveals top-secret Whitehall bunker for the first time, Defence Secretary says future wars will be fought with viruses

• Hammond gives interview from MoD's top-secret Pindar nuclear bunker<br>• Conventional weapons are to be replaced with cyber strike forces, he says<br>• Attack …

Cyber Attacks Are the Industry's Biggest Threat

Former Homeland Security Department Director Michael Chertoff told oil and gas industry executives that it no longer takes an army to fight a war as …

Your Digital Trail, And How It Can Be Used Against You

What does your digital trail say about you? Find out what can be tracked and who may be tracking it.<p>While the collection of private information by the National Security Agency is under scrutiny worldwide, a remarkable amount of your digital trail is also available to local law enforcement officers, …

Dataguise, a big data security startup, raises $13M

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Startup Dataguise has closed a $13 million series B investment round “led by Toba Capital with additional capital coming from …

Twitter’s IPO avoids delay: SEC says it can stay open for weeks if government shuts down

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could stay open for “a few weeks” even if the US government shuts down, spokesman John Nestor said in a statement today. This could quiet concerns that Twitter’s initial public offering could be delayed because of a government shutdown. Here’s the …

3Doodler 3D printing pen starts shipping to Kickstarter backers, retail models arriving in early 2014

It's not news <i>every</i> time a Kickstarter product starts shipping to backers, but in the case of 3Doodler, it's worth a mention. At last count, the startup had raised $2.3 million to fund its 3D printing pen, and with a cost of $99 per device, well, you do the math: that's a lot of people waiting for …

Microsoft received over 37,000 requests for user data during the first six months of 2013

Microsoft received 37,196 global requests for user data from law enforcement agencies during the first six months of 2013. The company revealed the figure today in its second Law Enforcement Requests Report. (Its first came in March.) The requests, which factor in all Microsoft services including …