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BT snatches crown: Soars to top of complaints list

BT was the most complained about ISP in the final three months of 2013, communications watchdog Ofcom said today. The one-time national telco raked up the most gripes from broadband subscribers, according to the regulator's latest quarterly report on complaint figures. Ofcom said: For the first time, BT generated the most …
Kelly Fiveash, 26 Mar 2014
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Termination charges drop smacks Vodafone and EE in the WALLET

The reduction in how much mobile networks receive for handling incoming calls has hit both Vodafone and EE so hard that they have both separated out the charges in interim financial reports. Brit multinational Vodafone announced a global drop in its revenue of 4.2 per cent for the quarter while UK mobile firm EE's financials saw …
Simon Rockman, 25 Jul 2014

Apple to maintain phone profit lead through years of 'enormous transition' – report

Some observers have said that the high-profit party is over for Apple's iPhone now that the global smartphone market is becoming saturated, but the market researchers at IDC would beg to disagree. IDC projections of smartphone average selling prices through 2018 – graph There are low-cost Android phones and expensive ones – but …
Rik Myslewski, 28 Feb 2014
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Bad for Bezos: Amazon's German workers threaten pre-Christmas strike

Mega etailer Amazon may run into problems over Christmas in Germany, as services union Verdi threatens to strike when it will hurt the company most. "I would not rely on Amazon's site to be able to meet all customer promises before Christmas," Verdi's secretary Heiner Reimann told Der Spiegel. (Google Translate version here). …
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Orange is the new TalkTalk of the broadband complaints league

Orange is once again the most whinged about telco in the UK, the communications watchdog Ofcom confirmed today. The ISP provoked a barrage of gripes from bellyaching customers when it yanked its free broadband service away from punters who refused to pay line rental to the company. Ofcom, which has compiled and published its …
Kelly Fiveash, 28 Mar 2013
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X-IO to heat up ISE storage bricks with iSCSI access

Sealed disk/flash array supplier X-IO is growing at 30 per cent a year and intending to widen its market by adding iSCSI later this year to the existing Fibre Channel access. ISE and Hyper ISE products are 3U sealed rack enclosures requiring no maintenance access for five years as the smart software inside copes with any …
Chris Mellor, 13 Mar 2014
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END OF THE WORLD IS NIGH: TalkTalk no longer worst ISP in UK

Even Ofcom was surprised to report today that TalkTalk is no longer the UK's number one most bitched about broadband provider. In a sign that the world may actually end this Friday, TalkTalk was ingloriously pushed into second place by Orange. TalkTalk, headed up by one-time jockey Dido Harding, saw its horse finish second in …
Kelly Fiveash, 18 Dec 2012

Microsoft's security apps still trip up on Windows 8

German independent security firm AV-Test has released evaluations of security software for Windows 8 for the first time, and – not entirely surprisingly – it once again found Microsoft's own products were among the weaker performers. The firm tested its usual batch of 25 antivirus products for consumers, plus eight aimed at …
Neil McAllister, 09 Apr 2013

Laugh all you want at 'the cloud' - it'll be worth '$100bn by 2016'

Some $100bn will be slurped up by public IT cloud services by 2016, according to the crystal-ball gazers at IDC. Spending is set to peak at $40bn this year but is forecast to expand more than 26 per cent on a compound annual growth basis over the next four years – five times faster than the total industry average. "The IT …
Paul Kunert, 11 Sep 2012
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CANNIBAL CLOUD found devouring enterprise bit barns – report

Data center providers are expanding as enterprise facilities experience budget cutbacks, according to the bit-barn experts at the Uptime Institute. In the Institute's annual data center census, which surveyed 1,000 providers across the world, 63 per cent of third-party data centers – cloud, hosts, co-location facilities, and so …
Jack Clark, 09 Aug 2013
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Streaming music works for us, say US and UK indie labels

Are legal music streaming services just Kim Dotcom on a diet, with a lawyer? The debate has raged amongst musicians for years now, and really ignited when Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven frontman David Lowery took issue with the “new music economy” two years ago. In what became known as the “Letter to Emily” storm last year, …
Andrew Orlowski, 20 May 2013
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Pan-eurozone distie Exclusive Group sets eyes on €1bn prize

Exclusive Networks, a pan-European IT distie, has announced fat revenue growth of 30 percent in its annual report for 2012. The French company said its revenue of €279m (£240m) for the year gone beat expectations, and claimed it was up a third on 2011's revenue of €214m (£184m). Yearly profits were said to be up by 22 percent …
Anna Leach, 13 Feb 2013
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T-Mobile to let US customers swap phones twice a year

In its latest challenge to the two-year contracts of its competitors, US wireless carrier T-Mobile has announced a new plan that allows customers to upgrade their handsets to new models as often as twice a year. "At some point, big wireless companies made a decision for you that you should have to wait two years to get a new …
Neil McAllister, 10 Jul 2013

Facebook launches data center ticker tape

Facebook has heaped pressure on major data center operators to be more transparent, publishing a dashboard that gives up-to-the-minute figures on the efficiency of the social network's gigantic bit barns. The dashboards for the company's Prineville, Oregon, and Forest City, North Carolina, datacenters were made available on …
Jack Clark, 18 Apr 2013
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Microsoft Security Essentials loses AV-TEST certification

Microsoft Security Essentials, Redmond’s free antivirus tool for home users and business with up to ten PCs, can detect just 64 per cent of zero-day threats when running under Windows 7. That low detection rate has cost it the AV-TEST Institute’s seal of approval, a certification it hands out to products that meet 11 of 18 …
Simon Sharwood, 30 Nov 2012
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Click fraudsters flick industry the finger

Incidents of click fraud have escalated despite the attempts of search engine giants such as Google and Yahoo! to stymie the growth of the problem. Click fraud occurs when someone deliberately hits adverts on a website to push up costs for a rival firm. Click Fraud Network, which monitors online activity in pay-per-click …
Kelly Fiveash, 20 Apr 2007
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Apple growth twice industry average – almost

Apple yesterday added a sixth quarter to its run of profitable three-month periods. For the second quarter of fiscal 1999, ended 27 March, the company made $135 million on revenues of $1.53 billion. For the same period last year, Apple recorded profits of $55 million and revenues of $1.40 billion, representing year-on-year …
Tony Smith, 15 Apr 1999
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AMD claims chip sales growth to beat industry average

AMD admitted yesterday that it too will be hit by the global downturn in the chip market, but it's not going to be as badly off as its competitors. Speaking at a Banc of America securities and investment conference in San Francisco, AMD's VP for External Affairs (whatever that is), Ben Anixter, said that while analysts are now …
Tony Smith, 06 Feb 2001
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Devs spanked for touching vulnerable open-source packages

Developers are sucking buggy open-source programming frameworks off the web unaware that newer fixed versions exist, according to a new report. Packages of the Google Web Toolkit, the Spring Model View Controller, and Apache's Struts and Xerces have been downloaded millions of times despite the fact they contain known …
Gavin Clarke, 27 Mar 2012
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UK smartphone market growth stalls

Persuading punters to upgrade from ordinary handsets to smartphone is seen as the next big opportunity for phone makers and network operators. The bad news, according to UK pollster YouGov, is that there's no well marked interest in doing so. In Q2 2011, UK smartphone ownership reached 35 per cent of adults with phones, what it …
Hard Reg, 13 Jul 2011

Lenovo's on fire - and this time in a good way

Lenovo set its sights on emerging and "PC+" markets as it seeks to build on what it describes as a record year. However, it also needs how to make those markets pay as neither contributed to the firm's bottom line in its most recent set of results. The Chinese PC giant turned in consolidated sales of $7.5bn for the fourth …
Joe Fay, 23 May 2012
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Apple rips mobile PC crown from HP

Apple has vaulted to number one in worldwide mobile-computing market share in the fourth quarter of 2010 – leapfrogging both HP and Acer – thanks to the surging popularity of its "magical and revolutionary" fondleslab, the iPad. At least that's the word from one research outfit. "While we anticipate increased competition in the …
Rik Myslewski, 16 Feb 2011
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Samsung heading DRAMurai charge

Goliath just got bigger; Samsung expanded its lead at the top of the DRAM market last quarter, shipping more memory than anyone else and at prices above the industry average. Analyst house iSuppli characterised the quarter as one of explosive DRAM growth and said it was the best second quarter for fifteen years. The overall DRAM …
Chris Mellor, 23 Aug 2010
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Lenovo celebrates 5th quarter of growth

Lenovo's financial results for its first quarter ended 30 June 2010 show it has grown faster than any of the other top manufacturers. The company's PC sales grew 48.1 per cent compared to the industry average of 20.9 per cent. Lenovo now claims 10.2 per cent of the world PC market. Lenovo made sales of $5.1bn and a pre-tax …
John Oates, 19 Aug 2010
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Facebook files for IPO, seeks $5bn

As expected, Facebook has announced the terms of its initial public offering and is looking to raise $5bn. In the firm’s SEC S1 filing the company reported revenues of this year of $3.7bn, up from $2bn in 2011, while income has just hit $1bn, from $606m last year. The site reported 845 million monthly active users and 483 …
Iain Thomson, 01 Feb 2012
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Old guard storms boardroom at ailing Lenovo

Lenovo's old guard Chinese management parachuted back into the boardroom yesterday as it released third quarter numbers that showed its shipments dropping faster than the industry average in every market except China. Sales at the Beijing-based PC vendor slipped 20.1 per cent to $3.6bn in the quarter ending December 31, while …
Joe Fay, 05 Feb 2009
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Netbook demand dropped 26% in Q1

Demand for netbooks was indeed down in Q1 - as yesterday's Atom processor shipment figures suggested - but by the industry average, figures form market watcher DisplaySearch show. According to the researcher, 5.9m netbooks were shipped worldwide in Q1, down 26 per cent from the 8m shipped in Q4 2008. In Q1, netbooks accounted …
Tony Smith, 13 May 2009
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Android kernel leaks like a colander

Security analysts at Coverity reckon the Android kernel is riddled with security holes, though they still rate it as twice as good as most open-source projects. Taking the source code from the HTC Incredible, Coverity found .47 defects per 1,000 lines of code, compared with an industry average of 1 per 1,000. That totalled 359 …
Bill Ray, 02 Nov 2010
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Oracle buying Ellison-backed Pillar Data

Oracle is buying CEO Larry Ellison's privately-funded Pillar Data Systems storage company. Pillar was founded in 2001 by Mike Workman, its CEO, and funded by Ellison's own investment vehicle, Tako Ventures. It has devised, built and is selling its Axiom storage arrays, ones using a 3-box design, with storage Bricks, up to 8 …
Chris Mellor, 29 Jun 2011

Vista woes fuel Mac sales surge - analyst

The 3G iPhone may be getting all the attention this week, but let's not forget Apple's other product line, the Mac family, which is enjoying new-found success thanks to... Microsoft. According to US investment house BMO Capital Markets, cited by AppleInsider, Apple will have shipped up to 2.5m Macs between April and June …
Tony Smith, 09 Jul 2008
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1 in 3 users reviewed Facebook privacy roll-back

One in three Facebook users changed their privacy settings in Facebook after the social networking site applied a controversial privacy roll-back and encouraged users to review how much they shared online back in December. Facebook Director of Public Policy Tim Sparapani said that 35 per cent of Facebook users actually reviewed …
John Leyden, 01 Feb 2010
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Lenovo splits to cover domestic, emerging markets

Lenovo has divided its business into new units to allow China’s largest computer vendor to slice and dice its products for developed countries and emerging markets. The firm said in a statement yesterday that it made the internal rejig to replace its current regional breakdown to allow Lenovo’s two new divisions to pitch …
Kelly Fiveash, 26 Mar 2009
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Lenovo cuts 550 jobs across Europe

Lenovo has begun making about 550 job cuts across Europe, after the Beijing-based PC vendor's latest earnings showed its shipment numbers dropped faster than the industry average in every market except China. Lenovo spokesman Ray Gorman confirmed the layoffs, saying the European action is in line with its worldwide restructuring …
Austin Modine, 12 Feb 2009
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Facebook 'open sources' custom server and data center designs

Facebook has "open sourced" the specifications and design documents for the custom-built servers, racks, and other equipment used in its new Prineville, Oregon data center, the first data center designed, built, and owned by the company itself. On Thursday morning, at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, California, the social- …
Cade Metz, 07 Apr 2011
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PC shipments are buoyant, says analyst

Worldwide PC shipments are up a healthy nine per cent compared to the same period last year, according to preliminary 2007 first quarter figures from technology analyst Gartner Inc. Dell remained in the number one position, but its performance was well below the industry standard, with shipments down by 7.8 per cent. Gartner …
Kelly Fiveash, 19 Apr 2007
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TalkTalk slams slamming charges

TalkTalk has denied ISP industry allegations it is stealing thousands of customers from competitors every month. BT-owned outfit PlusNet has led other ISPs in accusing TalkTalk of "slamming" - migrating broadband lines to its network without permission from the subscriber. PlusNet estimated 2,500 broadband customers were being …
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Indie music mogul: The net's great for us

Beggars Group office in a suburban street in Wandsworth doesn't look much like a media corporation. There's no chocolate ice sculpture in reception, and no giant video screens or inspirational slogans. It does look a lot like you'd expect a real independent record company to look, though: behind the receptionist's desk is the …
Andrew Orlowski, 04 May 2010

Apple tops customer satisfaction poll as rivals' ratings slide

Apple has been named the computer maker that most satisfies its customers after it scored a personal best of 85 out of 100 - ten points above its nearest rival, Dell - in a key US customer satisfaction index. The figures comes from the American Consumer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), a survey that's been run by the University of …
Tony Smith, 19 Aug 2008
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NetApp guns for EMC and HP

NetApp has extended its enterprise storage range with a brace of flagship systems. Scalable to 500TB, the FAS6030 and FAS6070 are principally aimed at reducing the cost of ownership of high-end fibre channel storage gear. NetApp says its rivals' kit is up to 260 per cent more expensive to own. They also make the standard …
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Sony Ericsson feels margins pinch

Sony Ericsson has started to feel the margins pinch from its shift to lower-priced handsets, although it is still managing to keep a more successful balance than most of its rivals. Strong demand for its phones were the highlight of mixed third quarter results at Samsung, which remains hobbled by weakness in the semiconductor …
Wireless Watch, 17 Oct 2007
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Big UK resellers confident despite world's gloom

Customer demand for virtualisation, security and unified communication technologies has helped large UK resellers outgrow the European IT market over the past year. Consolidation has also helped drive growth, with the top 250 resellers’ revenues climbing 24.6 per cent to $43.7bn, well above the industry average growth rate for …
Kelly Fiveash, 20 Aug 2008
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Happy with your mobile provider?

It seems that mobile operators are doing something right. According to the results from our recent mobile poll, a pretty convincing majority - close on 80% of you - have told us that you would be happy to recommend your provider. And it would seem that when it is good, it can be very good. Quotes such as the one from this Reg …
Josie Sephton, 30 Jun 2010
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Pillar Data - Larry Ellison's other storage company

Oracle buying Sun Microsystems has caused people to wonder about the future of Pillar Data, Larry's other storage company. Pillar Data is backed by Larry Ellison's personal investment vehicle, Tako Ventures, possibly to the tune of half a billion dollars. Founded in 2001 the Silicon Valley-based firm has developed the Axiom …
Chris Mellor, 25 May 2009
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BT tops DSL league

BT is the UK's best performing broadband provider, according to a survey from network speed testing firm Epitiro. BT came out on top overall and also provides the fastest service as a percentage of its theoretical maximum. Virgin was in second place followed by Demon, AOL and Orange. Virgin, BT and AOL were fastest to connect …
John Oates, 17 Jul 2006

Apple reclaims US' third biggest PC seller spot

Apple is now once again holding third place in the US PC market, sales figures from market watcher IDC have revealed. A return to form? Not quite, since its 5.6 per cent share is well below the double-digit share Apple commanded in the 1980s and early 1990s. Apple was also tied for third place with Gateway, which likewise took …
Tony Smith, 19 Jul 2007
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Telewest tops JD Power broadband ISP chart

Telewest has topped a list of the UK's six leading broadband ISPs while NTL - the cableco that is currently in the process of buying Telewest - came last in the 2005 UK Residential Broadband Internet Service Providers Satisfaction Study by JD Power and Associates. According to the survey of some 935 broadband users, Telewest ( …
Tim Richardson, 13 Dec 2005
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BT and Vodafone named and shamed by Oftel

BT and Vodafone has been named and shamed by telecoms regulator Oftel for having the most customer complaints in Internet access and mobile services respectively. Measuring complaints made to Oftel between April and September this year, BT was the villain of the Internet with 0.7 complaints per 1,000 customers - nearly double …
Kieren McCarthy, 20 Nov 2003
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Lenovo moves into the black

Lenovo bounced back into the black in Q1 – just. But a slump in European sales took the shine off an otherwise reasonable quarter for the world's number three PC maker. Lenovo turned over $3.5bn for the quarter ended 30 June, from which it squeezed a teeny net profit of $5m. Strip out restructuring charges, and pre-tax income …
Drew Cullen, 04 Aug 2006
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Q3 chip production up despite downturn

More chip-making equipment effectively stood idle during Q3 2004 than Q2 as worldwide capacity utilisation rates fell, the Semiconductor International Capacity Statistics (SICAS) organisation reported this week. But it offered a sign that the downturn may not be as bad as the utilisation figures suggest: since so much of the un …
Tony Smith, 25 Nov 2004
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Lenovo swallows tasty profit

Chinese computer maker Lenovo said its profits grew by more than 600 per cent in the fourth quarter. It attributed its best results since the purchase of the PC division of IBM two years ago to a strong performance in all geographic areas including North America, which chalked up 29 per cent of the firm's total revenue. Lenovo …
Kelly Fiveash, 24 May 2007