VMware taps ex-Ciscoer as channel chief
Just ahead of the formal launch of VMware's "Project Zephyr" vCloud Hybrid Service public cloud on Tuesday, the company has appointed a new channel chief. And the timing is not accidental, with VMware's channel being a key component of its hybrid cloud strategy.
Alteryx grabs cash to simplify analytics
Analytics startup Alteryx has grabbed another round of funding to help it get its big-data analysis tools in front of more non-techies at more enterprises with tangled data.
China breaks ceasefire, restarts hacking US government
After a three-month hiatus, Chinese hackers are once again targeting US government sites, according to government officials and the security firm that first uncovered the attacks.
AT&T to relax restrictions on FaceTime, video chat
AT&T Wireless plans to lift some of its restrictions on the use of mobile video chat apps by the end of this year, according to a statement the carrier released on Monday.
Chocolate Factory chucks out Checkout
Google Checkout is the latest product to check into the Chocolate Factory's hospice, with merchants told it will be farewelled in six months.
Computer use irrelevant to education outcomes, says US study
The accepted wisdom that computers are an indispensable tool of modern education is under challenge in a study conducted for Germany's Centre for Economic Studies IFO (CESifo).
Blogger better be a billionaire, says 'open access' publisher lawsuit
Blogger Jeffrey Beall, who tries to separate the wheat from the chaff in the world of academic publishing, is being threatened with a billion-dollar lawsuit from OMICS Publishing Group in India.
Infosys vows to fight Indian tax claim
It’s not just Western technology giants that are being targeted by the Indian government, now local IT services behemoth Infosys has been forced to challenge a Rs.5.77 billion (£68.7m) tax demand by the authorities.
Dell's PC-on-a-stick landing in July: report
Dell's project Ophelia, an Android-PC-on-a-stick effort revealed at CES last January, is apparently set to debut in July.
German robots sent to Oz to make GPS millimetre-perfect
Industrial robots from Germany will be spending their life in Australia's great outdoors, helping to improve the accuracy of the country's Global Navigation Satellite System positioning knowledge. The project, a GNSS robotic calibration facility, has been switched on in Canberra, and will ultimately be part of a nationwide calibration network.
'India attacked Norwegian telco to get at Pakistan, China' - report
Security researchers have uncovered what appears to be a sophisticated targeted attack launched from India and designed to steal information from a range of government and private enterprise victims in Pakistan, China and elsewhere.
Buff American beauties keen to dominate Euro youth in tech tussle
HPC blogCompetition at the ISC’13 Student Cluster Challenge will be the fiercest yet.
New 4TB drive spaffs half a telly season into your eyes AT ONCE
Seagate has a new 4TB 3.5in hard disk for digital video recorders, TV set-top boxes and other such entertainment gear.
Machine learning climbs atop Hadoop
Hadoop whisperer Concurrent has released a free tool for porting machine-learning models over to Hadoop.
MYSTERY Nokia Lumia with gazillion-pixel camera 'spotted'
Nokia will plug the boffinry behind the 41-megapixel camera in its 808 PureView phone into a new Lumia smartmobe, it is rumoured.
'Lab-smashing' Stuxnet HELPED Iran's nuke effort, says brainiac
The Stuxnet worm may have actually pushed forward Iran's controversial nuclear programme over the long term.
WTF is... LTE Advanced?
FeatureBritain now has a 4G network, run by EE, and others are being rolled out. We’re behind the curve, though.
Your hot peer-on-peer code wrestling could net $800k from Samsung
Samsung's annual round of carrot-on-a-stick waving at developers has been extended this year with an additional $800,000 to push the electronics giant's peer-to-peer networking.
Space dogs and Dragons: A brief history of reentry tech
In August 1960, Soviet dogs Belka and Strelka1 - accompanied by several mice - became the first animals to travel into space and return alive.
Vodafone revenues hit as customers in Europe hang onto their cash
The end of Vodafone's financial year saw the company writing down £7.7bn in assets, leaving it with a profit of only £673m based on annual revenue which declined 4.4 per cent to £44.4bn.
Six things you should know before you roll out Office 365
Let’s discuss some of the reasons for embarking on an Office 365 project.
A backdoor into Skype for the Feds? You're joking...
Heavyweights of the cryptographic world have lined up behind a campaign against proposed US wiretapping laws that could require IT vendors to place new backdoors in digital communications services.
Our new 1.5TB lappie drive isn't thick, it's just the densest - HGST
Western Digital subsidiary HGST is touting a 1.5TB notebook drive with three platters inside a standard 9.5mm-thick 2.5in form factor.
Curiosity plunges its drill into Mars AGAIN, seeks life-giving sample
Intrepid Mars rover Curiosity has bored into its second stone on the surface of the Red Planet, taking a sample from the interior of a rock called "Cumberland".
BT Tower is just a relic? Wrong: It relays 18,000hrs of telly daily
Geek's Guide to BritainThe Post Office Tower in London, adorned with microwave dishes and resembling a gigantic Star Trek gadget, symbolised the UK's white heat for technology in the 1960s.
Review: Sony Xperia SP
Sony’s flagship Android smartphones have been a bit of a disappointment to me. But if the Xperia S and Xperia T didn’t quite cut the Colman’s, the cheaper follow-ups, the Xperias P and V, were more convincing. Sony, it seems, is better in the middle than at the top.
Syrian hacktivists hijack Telegraph's Facebook, Twitter accounts
UpdatedTwitter accounts run by the Daily Telegraph were hijacked by pro-Assad hacktivists from the Syrian Electronic Army briefly on Monday evening.
David Cameron asks UK biz to pay their low, low taxes
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has told a quarterly meeting of the government's business advisory group that in return for lower taxes, companies should really pay the tax they do owe, while business leaders have accused the government of "political point-scoring".
O2 brushed off outsourcing 'rumour' - but it's happening ... to THOUSANDS
More than 3,000 helpdesk staff at mobile network O2 will be transferred to outsourcing giant Capita and around 600 made redundant by August, according to the Communications Workers Union.
Violin welcomes new grand master flash flogger
Flash array startup Violin Memory has hired Steven Rose to head up both the EMEA and Latin America operations.
Recession? Pah! Check out our swollen digits - CCS Media
CCS Media is laughing all the way to the bank after reporting soaring profits for calendar 2012 in spite of rocketing costs and biting economic conditions.
Private equity firm coughs £1bn for Websense
NASDAQ-listed web content filtering player Websense is going private again after the board approved a deal with venture capitalist Vista Equity Partners (VEP).
Irish deputy PM: You want more tax from Apple? Your problem, not ours
Ireland has denied its liberal tax laws helped Apple avoid dropping dollars into the American taxpayers' purse by funnelling billions through subsidiaries based in the country.
IBM puts supercomputer Watson to work in ROBOT CALL CENTRE
It's clever enough to beat humans on quiz shows and diagnose illnesses, but is IBM's artificially intelligent supercomputer tough enough to cope with angry consumers who've been on hold for three hours?
AWS cloud gains critical federal security certification
The more people you have to go through to get approval for an IT project, the less likely it is to happen, so when Amazon announces another security certification it's not just about compliance, it's about releasing pent-up cloud demand.
Cook: Apple has 'no current plan' to pull profits out of Ireland
Apple CEO Tim Cook has doubled down on his earlier defense of Cupertino's accounting practices in testimony before a US Senate subcommittee on Tuesday, describing the company as "America's largest corporate income taxpayer."
CSIRO scales up solar cell printing
One of the big problems in the world of printed solar cells is scale: it's much easier to print a cell the size of a fingernail than one of useful size. Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) believes a process announced last week changes all that.
New Intel CEO Krzanich takes reins of core product groups
Newly minted Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has hit the ground running, having already begun a sweeping reorganization that reshuffles Chipzilla's leadership and sees the launch of a new mobile devices division.
Microsoft reveals Xbox One, the console that can read your heartbeat
Microsoft has shown off its next-generation gaming console, the Xbox One, with an upgraded Kinect and voice-recognition system, Skype integration, seamless switching between viewing modes, and a massive ramp-up in server support for the Live online community.
VMware public cloud aims at ESXi customers, not AWS
A few months back, when VMware let the cat out of the bag that it would be building its own public cloud, it said that it had 480,000 customers with an estimated 36 million virtual machines running in their data centers. On Tuesday it officially launched the the Hybrid Cloud Service at its Palo Alto headquarters and explained how it's all going to work.