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Amazon.com said its Q4 2017 net sales reached $60.5bn, an increase of 38 per cent from the $43.7bn reported by the tech giant during the same period a year earlier.
Google prints money for Alphabet to stuff into Uncle Sam's pockets: $10bn blow from Donald Trump's tax shakeup
Google-parent Alphabet suffered a $3bn loss of the final quarter of 2017 after handing over $9.9bn to Uncle Sam due changes in the US tax system.
Apple on Thursday touted its highest-grossing quarter ever, even as iPhone and Mac shipments were down.
UpdatedIndia has vowed to ban the use of cryptocurrencies within its borders, it appears.
UPDATESAP has decided to kill off its Mobile Platform.
Supermassive black holes in merger galaxies snack on one star every year, according to a paper published on Thursday.
The number of industrial control systems (ICS) connected to the internet has increased year on year – meaning more and more infrastructure is sitting on the 'net potentially open to attack.
AnalysisIf ever there was an argument for why journalism is not only important but a profession requiring a broad set of specific skills, then Facebook's seeming inability to do news is it.
Microsoft has revealed that Office 2019’s desktop applications will only run on Windows 10 – and shortened support for the forthcoming release of the suite.
On-CallWelcome yet again to On-Call, The Register’s weekly reader-contributed story of the brutal business that is tech support.
Lenovo’s announced its third quarter results for 2017/18 and said its mobile and data centre businesses are responding well to turnaround efforts.
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PromoSometimes it can seem like the IT security landscape is shifting so fast that you have to keep running on the spot just to stay upright. A new event coming to London this month aims to help exhausted security professionals breathe easy, confident they have the information they need to meet the risks ahead.
InterviewIntel and Samsung have introduced "ruler" format SSDs, longer than the standard 2.5-inch drive format, and with higher capacities. However, adoption has been slow. Supermicro is bringing in ruler SSD-using servers, but few others.
Imagine you're an organisation that is looking to implement a DevOps approach to applications and services, or perhaps you’ve already started, but you’re worried about security.
The UK's National Audit Office is investigating a backlog of 162,000 undelivered items of clinical correspondence on the watch of Capita's £700m Primary Care Services contract.
Mercedes' driverless cars need human intervention approximately every 2.08km (1.3 miles), and other makes are totally reliant on frequent switching to manual, according to figures out this month from the Californian Department for Motor Vehicles.
Five clubs in Bournemouth are now accepting ID in the form of an app that verifies who you are through facial recognition – to the disdain of privacy activists.
BT's problem child Global Services once again dragged sales down, this time by three per cent in the third quarter of its financial year to £5.97bn.
The WannaCry outbreak has forced the UK's national health service to overhaul its crisis planning to put new measures in place to avoid further crippling cyber attacks.
AnalysisThe prospects of XPoint and other persistent memory technologies becoming a standard part of servers' design is being held up because the darn stuff costs too much, an analyst has said.
GiveawayBrit supermarket chain Morrisons has sacked 1,500 middle managers – but fear not, they’ve also vomited out an unholy creation that is part pizza, part Yorkshire pudding.
Security researchers have found multiple vulnerabilities in smart sex toys that open up the potential for all sorts of mischief by hackers.
IBM's on-premises Cloud Object Storage has come out on top in Gartner's latest industry rankings.
ExclusiveAmazon Web Services has turned to an old-world IT exec, former Hewlett Packard Enterprise bigwig Andy Isherwood, to run its ops in Europe, the Middle East and Africa – and inject some enterprise tech experience into the cloud biz.
Tech titan Dell has confirmed in paperwork submitted to America's financial watchdog that it is mulling returning to the stock market as a public company, combining with its subsidiary VMware, or, er, doing nothing.
EU-based campaigner Max Schrems – famous for taking Silicon Valley to task over citizens' privacy rights – has set up a non-profit outfit called Noyb, having exceeded a crowdfunding target.
AnalysisFriday morning, as expected, the US House Intelligence Committee released a four-page memo outlining what it claims is evidence that the Department of Justice (DoJ) and the FBI illegally requested that a former advisor to President Trump be put under surveillance.
A tiny village in America has been ordered to pay back more than $3m in speeding fines it collected from motorists – after its claims of "sovereign immunity" were laughed out of court.
Brit-based comms colossus Vodafone is mulling snapping up wedges of European networks owned by American telecoms giant Liberty Global.