20th > November > 2011 Archive

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Buxom soul diva to show a real use for NFC at last!

Cynics who've been wondering what Near-Field Communications was for, wonder no longer - it's for switching on the Christmas lights in Cambridge. No other technology would do.
Bill Ray, 20 2011
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Hey everybody! Microsoft's discovered social networking

Analysis Warren Buffett, the world's most famous investor, may have diluted his usual hostility to hi-tech stocks by betting more than $10 billion in IBM, but he remains averse to social networking companies (as well as to Apple) because he thinks it is "extremely difficult" to determine their value and understand their future plan.
Faultline, 20 2011
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Yelp readies to roll in Aus

Crowdsource-based review directory Yelp is gearing up for its imminent Australian launch with local carrier partner Telstra.
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Punters hate copyright, says Steelie Neelie

Since current attitudes to copyright enforcement are failing artists and alienating the public, “we need to stop obsessing” about it, according to European Commission VP for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes.
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There’s gold in them there data mountains

Interview Enterprises have a problem with data: its volume, velocity and variety is growing at an alarming rate.
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Vodafone India in the middle of government probe

Vodafone India’s Mumbai and Delhi offices have been raided by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) over a government investigation into the allocation of excess spectrum.
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Boffins: SOPA breaks DNSSEC, and won’t work anyway

It isn’t actually news as such: while the DoE’s own Sandia Labs has warned that the notorious Stop Online Piracy Act is a threat to the deployment of secure DNS – DNSSEC to its friends – the fragility of the protocol has been discussed for ages.