Google tells Microsoft to yank its new WinPhone YouTube app
No sooner has Microsoft managed to get a full-featured YouTube app running on Windows Phone 8 – something it long maintained was impossible – than an irate Google has asked it to immediately remove the app from the Windows Phone Store.
Google forges BigTable-based NoSQL datastore
Google I/OIf you're Google, building cloud services for the public must be frustrating – after spending a decade crafting and stitching together software systems for use internally, when you try and sell them to the outside world you need to unpick them from one another.
Tech startups, Silicon Valley, not all they're cracked up to be
Technology startups are not quite the growth engine they're assumed to be, according to a 30-year study by economic think-tank the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Hemp used to make graphene-like supercapacitors
A group of scientists from the University of Alberta have created a process that makes graphene-like nanomaterials out of hemp waste, suitable for use in supercapacitors.
TUANZ: don't risk mobile competition
New Zealand has kicked off the consultation period for its planned 700 MHz spectrum auction, to take place in 2013.
My god, what's that STENCH belching from your iPhone?
A new prototype iPhone peripheral pumps out smells based on user interaction, allowing devs to add an aromatic dimension to games and messaging as long as users keep their reservoir stocked.
Verizon starts selling VMware's split personality phones
VMware has notched up a significant achievement in its quest to reduce its dependence on server virtualisation - by striking a partnership with Verizon Enterprise that gives its BYOD-ware Horizon Suite a better chance of finding its way into users' hands.
Australian Gartner chap slams gov-funded IT education boost
Government spending to develop folks with the IT skills business wants is a waste of time and money, according to Gartner analyst Rolf Jester.
Telly apocalypse foretold for 4G arrival fails to hit London: Brighton next
Freeview-watching Londoners are safe from 4G interference, with trials failing to elicit even a single complaint - thanks to the capital's comprehensive coverage and its use of a Freeview band well clear of invading 4G signals.
Acorn founder: SIXTH WAVE of tech will wash away Apple, Intel
Acorn co-founder Hermann Hauser has claimed the world is entering a new "sixth wave" of computing, driven by the arrival of omnipresent computers and machine-learning.
Dark blue side of the Force used to quell Star Wars nerd clash
It was a conflict that didn't take place in a galaxy far, far away, but a little known corner of Norwich University.
Quantum lurches Starboard: Vigorous investor comes aboard
Blocks and FilesStruggling storage biz Quantum has been in a quandary about how to react to aggressive shareholder Starboard Value.
Wannabe hacker, you're hired: Brit bosses mull cyber-apprenticeships
Britain's biggest businesses are draughting up cyber-security apprenticeships to train the online samurais of the future.
Fusion-io turns up wick on its product development cycle
Take note competitors; under new management Fusion-io is going to introduce major product developments every 12-14 months with mid-life kickers every 6-7 months.
Dixons feasts on corpse of Comet, chortles over 'slab bonanza
PC World and Currys helped steer sales growth at Dixons Retail in fiscal '13 ended 28 April against the background of a land grab for fallen Comet's trade and a boom in slablets.
'Momentous year' for TalkTalk as it surges from 3rd place to, er, 4th
TalkTalk has reported a slight fall in revenue and pre-tax profit for the full financial year.
Copyright minister admits: Google has better access to No. 10 than me
Google has greater access to No. 10 Downing Street than the government's own ministers, one such minister has admitted.
Life on Mars means subsisting on grim diet of turd-garden spinach
Farmers are often heard singing about their desire for a brand new combine harvester, but they might not even need one if they fancy going to Mars.
Steve JOBS finally DEFEATS the PC - from BEYOND THE GRAVE
So it's official - the lifelong battle of legendary Apple CEO Steve Jobs is finally won, now that he has toppled the PC platform from beyond the grave: well, in the UK, at least.
Senators: You - Cook. Apple guy. Get in here and bring your tax books
Apple head honcho Tim Cook looks set to be hauled in front of a Senate committee to explain why his firm dodges taxes by keeping its cash overseas.
Biz email slinger Mimecast tumbles over
Mimecast, which touts webmail for businesses, has toppled over in Blighty, leaving its customers unable to send or receive emails.
Mobile tech destroys the case for the HS2 £multi-beellion train set
CommentFinally people seem to be waking up to the dog's breakfast which is the economic case for the proposed High Speed Two London-Birmingham rail link.
Things that cost the same as coffee with Tim Cook - and are way more fun
A coffee date with Tim Cook has sold for the whopping price of $610,000 to an anonymous bidder.
Software AG attempts to barge aboard crowded Cloud bandwagon
Software AG is late to the cloud computing party - but Europe’s second largest maker of on-premises enterprise software has vowed to “get it right”.
Google 'DOES DO EVIL', thunders British politician
Even as its I/O shindig in San Francisco dominated the headlines, Google was today accused of lying over its claims last year that it makes no sales in the UK - in order to justify its tiny UK corporation tax bill.
British LulzSec hackers hear jail doors slam shut for years
Three British members of the notorious LulzSec hacktivist crew and a hacker affiliate were sentenced today for a series of attacks against targets including Sony, News International, the CIA and the UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency. The youngest of the four accused avoided jail with a suspended sentence while the other three were jailed for terms ranging from 24 to 32 months.
BlackBerry Messenger unleashed: Look out Twitter and Facebook
AnalysisBlackBerry announced this week that its flagship messenger service, BBM, will no longer be tied to its proprietary handsets, potentially opening up a lucrative licensing stream which could rescue the beleaguered mobe-maker.
HP preps Project Kraken for monster HANA in-memory jobs
HP has revealed a little more about its "Project Kraken" in-memory system that it is cooking up in conjunction with the engineers at SAP. It's talking about a future in which there are lots of scale-out servers like its Project Moonshot systems and big-memory systems like Kraken on the other end of the spectrum – with not as much plain-vanilla, general-purpose iron in between.
London Olympics site to become digital mega-hub
Flamboyant London mayor Boris Johnson has formally inked a deal which will see the enormous press centre built for the 2012 Olympics turned into a "colossal super hangar" crammed with thousands of "digital and creative" workers who won't have needed to be "brilliant at school".
Amazon slashes DynamoDB cost to counter Google Datastore
Amazon has overhauled its DynamoDB NoSQL datastore following Google's unveiling of a price-competitive service.
NASA and Google team up to buy into quantumish computing
A consortium of researchers from Google and NASA are planning to crack the issue of machine learning with a $15m quantum computer that will form the basis of a new Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab.
Pirate Bay cofounder to run for European Parliament
Peter Sunde, one of four cofounders of notorious BitTorrent search site The Pirate Bay, says he plans to run in next year's European Parliament elections, despite his impending incarceration for copyright violation.
Dell uncloaks novel workstation trio, plops one into cloud
Dell has filled out its workstation line with three new machines: a versatile, virtualizable 2U rack-mountable big boy, an entry-level minitower, and the minitower's little brother – which, if a workstation could ever be called "cute", would be a leading candidate for that designation.
Google may chuck Spanner into Datastore
Google I/OGoogle may make its globally-distributed Spanner database available as a cloud service as the company tries to let developers fiddle with its innards.
Boffins find world's oldest virgin water trapped in Earth's crust
A team of British and Canadian scientists think they've found the oldest water sealed off from the Earth's atmosphere hidden deep in the Earth's crust, and estimate it is between 1.5 and 2.67 billion years old.
Dell's server, net bizzes do well, but PCs slammed as expected
If Michael Dell and his partners had hoped to turn in a bad quarter to help justify the relatively low price the Dell & Friends consortium wants to pay to take the IT giant private, Dell's sales force in the enterprise server, networking, and services units did not do their part to help. The PC business did – but not as much as many might have expected.