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Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerburg

'It's a joke!' ... Bill Gates slams Mark Zuckerberg's web-for-the-poor dream

Microsoft mogul turned global healer Bill Gates has had some harsh words for Mark Zuckerberg's plan to improve humanity's lot by expanding internet access into the developing world.
Iain Thomson, 02 Nov 2013
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Ding-dong! Who's at the door now with a big wad of cash, BlackBerry?

Mobile-chip specialist Qualcomm has been named as part of a group looking to make a bid for BlackBerry.
Shaun Nichols, 02 Nov 2013

HP wants to help you mount a Moonshot

ARM TechCon HP is aggressively playing matchmaker for hardware vendors, software developers, and a broad range of customers as it seeks to establish its "make of it what you will" Moonshot hyperscale server architecture.
Rik Myslewski, 02 Nov 2013
Prison window

Locked-up crims write prison software that puts squeeze on grub supplier

Prisoners serving time in an Oklahoma penitentiary have written software to monitor the institution's canteen that could save the state $20m a year – and which has raised some awkward questions for one of the prison's outside suppliers.
Iain Thomson, 02 Nov 2013
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The unsung heroes of the networking team: Who appreciates you?

Survey time With so much focus on virtual servers, next generation storage and even new-fangled private clouds, it's amazing how little attention is normally paid to the comms implications of all this stuff. Too often, the network infrastructure is relegated to the bottom of the pile when it comes to grabbing modernisation budget.
Dale Vile, 02 Nov 2013
An abandoned Telstra facility on the Stuart Highway

Australia's proto-NBN now decaying in the desert

When The Reg followed October's World Solar Challenge from Darwin to Adelaide, we couldn't help but notice its route followed the route taken by what was arguably Australia's first large-scale nation-building project aimed at speeding the flow of information, the Overland Telegraph (OT).