15th > January > 2012 Archive


10 years ago today: Bill Gates kicks arse over security

AnalysisSunday marks the tenth anniversary of Bill Gates's trustworthy computing memo, which made securing applications from the ground up a key priority at Microsoft for the first time.
John Leyden, 15 Jan 2012

Murdoch slams White House over SOPA in Twitter row

Rupert Murdoch has posted a series of rants on Twitter, accusing the White House of bowing to lobbying pressure over its lack of support for the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).
Iain Thomson, 15 Jan 2012

Busted Phobos-Grunt in harmless splashdown

Failed Russian-built space probe Phobos-Grunt is now lying under the Pacific Ocean west of South America, according to Russia’s Air and Space Defence Force.
Richard Chirgwin, 15 Jan 2012

Kutcher invests in German start-up

Ashton Kutcher has made an early stage investment in Berlin start-up Gidsy, a booking site specialising in "quirky" global experiences.
Natalie Apostolou, 15 Jan 2012

Mullumbimby’s plan to save the world peters out

A reader has alerted The Register to the outcome of the Mullumbimby E-cat promotional meeting. It ended without issue after a planned Skype call from inventor Andrea Rossi failed to eventuate.
Richard Chirgwin, 15 Jan 2012

Dead Drops take music promo to the 'hidden cloud'

Swedish indie band, Bondage Fairies, has used underground cloud phenomenon Dead Drops as a marketing tool for the global launch of their new music.
Natalie Apostolou, 15 Jan 2012

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