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Malcolm Turnbull throws a bone to FTTP boosters

Australia's communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has today given an interview to TV show Meet the Press in which he appears to have softened his line on fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) connections for the National Broadband Network (NBN).
Simon Sharwood, 03 Nov 2013
Facebook data center - interior, lit up

Want a unified data centre? Don't forget to defrag the admins

An effective data centre is more than just some racks of servers with a bit of networking and storage attached.
Dave Cartwright, 03 Nov 2013

Pacnet to beta colossal OpenFlow-powered Asian WAN: reports

Pacnet has revealed plans to roll out a commercial software-defined network offering in Asia based on OpenFlow.
Bill Gates and Paul Allen 1981

Microsoft founder Paul Allen's money man wants Redmond to break up

The man in charge of Microsoft founder Paul Allen's investment vehicle has suggested Microsoft should be broken up.
Simon Sharwood, 03 Nov 2013
Enigma machine

Crypto boffins propose replacing certification authorities with ... Bitcoin?

Whatever your opinion of Bitcoin, it does stand as a high-quality intellectual achievement. Now, a group of researchers from Johns Hopkins are suggesting its cryptographic implementation could help solve the “certificate problem” for ordinary users.