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BT and Neul ink gov-funded deal: Milton Keynes to be test bed for Internet of Stuff

A taxpayer-subsidised project to run a test network for Machine-to-Machine communications – aka the Internet of Things – is getting underway in Milton Keynes, with kit being supplied by Brit telco BT and wireless bods at Neul. The main purpose behind the scheme is for Whitehall to get the one-time state monopoly and the …
Kelly Fiveash, 22 May 2014
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Brit and Yank data watchdogs ink deal to share case info

Britain's Information Commissioner's Office has inked a memorandum of understanding with bods at the US Federal Trade Commission to strengthen ties on probing outrageous online privacy howlers that happen across borders. The deal will allow the two regulatory bodies to share information on specific cases. Information …
Kelly Fiveash, 07 Mar 2014
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Ericssson-LG jumps on South Korean cloud to make 5G rain

Ericsson-LG – a joint venture company between the two communications giants – has jumped into bed with Korean telco SKT to build software to control 5G networks. Of course no one really knows what 5G is yet, but we do know that it will have to handle an awful lot of data and so the software will have to live on servers. This is …
Simon Rockman, 02 Sep 2014
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Cloud-hungry firms swarm into Pivotal's Cloud Foundry Foundation

Pivotal's fledgling foundation for its Cloud Foundry technology is proving popular even before it opens for business, with a new group of large tech companies announcing they are signing up for membership. Pivotal announced on Thursday that eight companies had signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding to join the …
Jack Clark, 01 May 2014
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Australia, Indonesia, make peace in the cloud

Australia and Indonesia may be working their way through a nasty diplomatic spat over spying and asylum seekers, but the two nations' premier telcos Telstra and Telkom Indonesia have signed what they call “a non binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to form a new joint venture to provide network services in South East Asia …
Simon Sharwood, 23 Jan 2014

UK's pirate-nagging VCAP scheme WON'T have penalties – report

The much-anticipated voluntary UK scheme to reduce online copyright infringement, VCAP, has not yet been signed according to sources – but parties still hope it will be implemented this year. The Voluntary Copyright Alert Programme (VCAP) is modelled on the US program of "graduated response" – a voluntary agreement between …
Andrew Orlowski, 09 May 2014
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Amazon cuddles up to Chinese public sector with AWS rollout

Amazon has sent its cloud service floating high over China for the first time after announcing a limited rollout of its AWS cloud platform, making the Middle Kingdom the 10th country to be offered the service.. A "select group of China-based and multinational companies" will be offered the chance to try out the cloud at the …
Team Register, 18 Dec 2013
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Blighty could put a (WO)MAN on MARS by 2040, says sci minister

British science minister David Willetts reckons there'll be a human on Mars within 30 years - and Blighty could help to put them there. Speaking at the end of Prime Minister David Cameron's trip to China, Willetts said that the UK could help to broker a deal between international powers to get the cooperation necessary for a …
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Chinese search giant Baidu blows $1.9 BEELION on app store

Chinese search giant Baidu has splashed a cool $1.9 billion (£1.26bn) on popular mobile app store firm 91 Wireless Websoft, in another sign of the growing value of the mobile internet. In a brief statement, Baidu said it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding to acquire 100 per cent of 91 Wireless, a subsidiary of Hong Kong- …
Phil Muncaster, 17 Jul 2013
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EC: New principles agreed for out-of-print book licensing

Libraries, publishers, authors and collecting societies have agreed principles that will shape future licensing agreements on digitising out-of-print books, the European Commission said. Out-of-print books are works that are copyright-protected but are either no longer being published or are not generally available to the public …
OUT-LAW.COM, 22 Sep 2011
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Microsoft floats Azure cloud into China

Microsoft is bringing its Azure cloud to China, although the management of the data center will be done by a local firm. Azure will become available in a public beta within a month, Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer said at a speech in Beijing on Monday, according to Bloomberg. As a condition of bringing Azure into China, Microsoft …
Jack Clark, 22 May 2013
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Wi-Fi, WiGig Alliances to wed, breed 60GHz progeny

The Wi-Fi Alliance and the Wireless Gigabit Alliance have announced that they will merge, combining their efforts to promote and set standards for 60GHz wireless technology "Combining the expertise of Wi-Fi Alliance and WiGig Alliance will deliver a terrific user experience with 60GHz solutions," Wi-Fi Alliance president and CEO …
Rik Myslewski, 04 Jan 2013
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Incumbents plan new trans-Tasman cable

Telecom New Zealand, Vodafone New Zealand and Telstra have inked a memorandum of understanding for a $US60 million trans-Tasman submarine cable to ease pressure on the limited, crowded links between the two countries. Announcing the cable, TNZ noted that about 40 percent of its traffic is between Australia and New Zealand, a …
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NASA joins ESA dark stuff hunt

NASA has signed on for a European Space Agency project to send a telescope to the L2 earth-sun Lagrange point in 2020, to investigate dark matter and dark energy. L2 is a spot where the gravity of sun and Earth will keep the spacecraft in a stable orbit in Earth’s shadow behind the Earth (relative to the Sun). Once stationed at …

Blighty's schools shake on new 3-year deal with Microsoft

The Department for Education claims a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft will save schools £10m on licensing over the next three years, in part by "factoring freeware" into the deal. The agreement began 1 January and runs until the end of 2015 giving schools across the UK the option to buy Microsoft …
Paul Kunert, 11 Jan 2013

Fujitsu says sayonara to semiconductor biz, thousands of staff

Japanese IT giant Fujitsu has been trying to eject its semiconductor business for a number of years, and has finally had enough of the drag it puts on its revenues and earnings. To that end, Fujitsu will spin out its chip business into partnerships with consumer electronics conglomerate Panasonic and rival Taiwan Semiconductor …
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CSC locked out of new NHS contracts

Prime Minister David Cameron said yesterday CSC had been suspended from new NHS contracts while the future of the £4.7bn patient record programme is assessed. Tory MP for Norfolk Richard Bacon said the NHS IT programme "will never deliver on its early promise, that in particular CSC has failed with Lorenzo and that, rather than …
John Oates, 12 May 2011
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Whitehall grants freetards safe haven until 2015

Just as the Bahamas and Panama provide a safe haven for tax evasion, the UK will provide a safe haven for copyright pirates … until at least 2015. The Ministry of Fun has confirmed that notification provisions - written warnings for downloading stuff illegally, in other words - in the 2010 Digital Economy Act will not be enacted …
Andrew Orlowski, 06 Jun 2013
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Chinese e-cars to turn London cabs green

Chinese car manufacturer BYD will help to make the streets of London just a little bit greener after signing a deal with the capital’s second largest minicab service to supply the city’s first fleet of electric taxis. Greentomatocars, which describe itself as “London’s second largest quality minicab service”, signed a Memorandum …
Phil Muncaster, 26 Oct 2012
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Government close to reduced NHS IT deal with CSC

The Department of Health has said it has reached the closing stages of negotiations with CSC, one of the two local service providers to the NHS National Programme for IT, over a new memorandum of understanding covering its future work for the health service. The deal looks set to cut CSC's income from the NHS. The firm has …
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Cabinet Office signs MoU with Vertex

Customer management outsourcing company Vertex has become the latest to sign a memorandum of understanding on efficiencies with the Cabinet Office. It said it has done so as part of the Cabinet Office led supplier contract renegotiation programme to find new savings in IT business with central government. Most of the IT firms …
Kable, 21 Dec 2010

Taobao shoots pirates on Hollywood's orders

Digital piracy just got another kicking after China’s largest e-commerce marketplace Taobao struck a deal with the Motion Picture Association (MPA) designed to cut the number of copyright infringing goods sold on the site. Taobao is often described as the eBay of China, offering a C2C environment where small firms and …
Phil Muncaster, 10 Sep 2012

Big Content split on China's IP crackdown

The movie and software lobbyists don’t seem to be able to agree on whether to drop China’s biggest e-commerce marketplace site Taobao from the US government's list of "Notorious Markets" in which pirates and counterfeiters operate with impunity. Taobao, often referred to as the eBay of China, allows individuals and small …
Phil Muncaster, 27 Sep 2012
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Emirates wedges national ID cards inside NFC phones

The United Arab Emirates has signed up local operator Etisalat with a view to getting the national ID card embedded into mobile phones. The memorandum of understanding, signed by the Emirates Identity Authority and Etisalat, sets out a plan for both parties to examine the feasibility of implementing the existing ID Card as an …
Bill Ray, 12 Apr 2012
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Ballmer pulls on furs for Russia's answer to Silicon Valley MoU

Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer signed a memorandum of understanding in Russia today, to build a research and development centre – à la Silicon Valley – in a location outside of Moscow. Ballmer and oil and mining mogul Viktor Vekselberg, who is the head of the Skolkovo Fund, inked the memorandum this morning. "We are establishing …
Kelly Fiveash, 01 Nov 2010
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CSC faces £1bn write-off over botched NHS IT project

CSC, one of the two remaining prime contractors to the NHS National Programme for IT (NPfIT), has told its shareholders that it might lose an amount in excess of its £943m investment in the project. The US firm and the government had been discussing amendments to its NPfIT work under a memorandum of understanding (MOU), which …
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Pac Fibre invites tenders for Au-NZ-US cable

Pacific Fibre has announced that it has invited the submarine cable industry to tender for building its proposed Australia-New Zealand-US link. If built, the link would expand both capacity and competition on the route. Today, the route is served by the dual-path Southern Cross Cable Network and Telstra's Endeavour cable. …
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Fujitsu signs gravy train agreement

Fujitsu has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Coalition government. The reseller, which has several massive government contracts, said the agreement was reached following discussions with cuts minister Francis Maude at the Cabinet Office. Maude is looking for savings across the board. Fujitsu's Chief Executive for …
John Oates, 10 Nov 2010
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Samsung, Qualcomm team up to take on Wireless Consortium

Samsung is the promised power behind Qualcomm's relaunch of WiPower, with wireless charging coming for the SIII and the partners forming a new alliance around the technology in the hope of supplanting the nascent Qi standard and its Wireless Consortium backers. The "Alliance for Wireless Power", which likes to be known by the …
Bill Ray, 08 May 2012
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Airbus secures whopping 180 plane deal

Airbus is celebrating the "biggest single order in commercial aviation history" today, having secured a Memorandum of Understanding from Indian operator IndiGo for 180 Airbus A320s. Louis Gallois, chief executive of Airbus parent European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS), enthused to the press: "It is the best way to …
Lester Haines, 12 Jan 2011
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Google signs French book deal

Google and French publishing house Hachette have signed a deal to allow the search and ad giant to scan its books. The deal allows Hachette to decide which of its out-of-print books Google can scan and sell, and gives it an undisclosed percentage of any revenue made. Hachette also gets a copy of the scanned file which it can …
John Oates, 18 Nov 2010
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Australia Network tender shut down

The Australian government has terminated the protracted and controversial tender process for the $AU223 million Australia Network broadcasting contract. The Minister for Broadband,Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy said that the government came to the decision acting on the advice of the Australian …
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Capgemini signs MoU with Cabinet Office

A second major vendor has announced what it calls an "outstanding new agreement" with the government. Further to discussions with Cabinet Office minister and chair of the Efficiency and Reform Group Francis Maude about cost cutting, the company announced that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding. It said on 13 September …
Kable, 15 Sep 2010
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Standard smartphone charger to dominate in two years

A new generation of smartphones capable of using the same charger - from manufacturers including Apple, Nokia and RIM - will begin appearing in the new year, following the release of European technical standards. The standards, based on Micro-USB, have been welcomed today by the European Commission, which says they will be a …
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UK agrees copyright cooperation with China

The UK and Chinese governments have agreed to coordinate policies and development of copyright law. The governments have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) pledging closer working on the issue. The document was signed on behalf of the UK's Intellectual Property Office by Baroness Wilcox, a minister at the Department for …
OUT-LAW.COM, 09 Sep 2010
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Whitehall signs MoU with Atos

Atos Origin has said it is the first IT company to sign a memorandum of understanding with the government following negotiations with Francis Maude. In a statement issued on 10 September 2010, the company said: "The agreement marks the start of a new single client approach to engagement with central UK government." In July …
Kable, 14 Sep 2010
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Volkswagen eyeing ties with Chinese e-car firm?

Volkswagen (VW) has tied itself in with Chinese car firm Build Your Dreams (BYD), thanks to a deal that’ll see the pair jointly explore e-car possibilities. BYD_e6_01 VW's partnership with BYD could see it sell the Chinese firm's e6 'leccy car (above) in the UK The pair signed a memorandum of understanding that’ll help them “ …
Alun Taylor, 26 May 2009
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On2 investors call off attack dogs against Google takeover

On2 Technologies Inc has settled legal challenges mounted by some shareholders who opposed Google's proposed $106.5m acquisition of the video software company. In August, a number of On2 investors expressed dissatisfaction with the price and terms of the takeover, and some filed separate lawsuits in New York and Delaware against …
Kelly Fiveash, 27 Oct 2009
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Inside the Skynet ghost town built by bunker-based boffins

It's an empty city in the middle of the New Mexico desert ringed by a security perimeter. The wind will blow down barren streets, whisper through a vacant school, round high-rise offices cleared of commuters and out through lonely houses in suburbia. Unseen boffins will beaver away in underground bunkers. CITE layout But this …
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Manchester Uni looks into mobile health nannying

Industry body, the GSMA, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Manchester to set up an Innovation Centre devoted towards health on the move. The Manchester m-Health Innovation Centre will focus on "using mobile technology to enable people to play a more active role in determining their own health". The …
Bill Ray, 11 Nov 2009
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OFT leaves online ad snoopers to regulate themselves

The Office of Fair Trading believes the online behavioural advertising industry is quite able to regulate itself, despite some concerns about user profiling and adaptive pricing based on postcodes. It said the Internet Advertising Bureau's approach to self-regulation goes some way to dealing with consumer concerns, although the …
John Oates, 25 May 2010
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Carphone Warehouse calls on Spare Backup

As we thought, Carphone Warehouse has gone ahead and plumped for Spare Backup's cloud storage service. An SEC filing by Spare Backup says it has entered into "a one year definitive agreement with Car Phone Warehouse Group PLC, London, Great Britain, whereby Spare Backup will design and host a digital platform service (consumer …
Chris Mellor, 14 Sep 2009
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Microsoft's 3DV acquisition a go

Microsoft is going ahead with its purchase of 3D real-time depth detection digital camera company 3DV, as reported at the beginning of April. The controlling shareholder of Israel-based 3DV, IDB Holding Corporation's Elron Electronic Industries and its subsidiary, Rafael Development Corporation, have signed a Memorandum of …
Chris Mellor, 10 Apr 2009

Rambus thanks Samsung for the memory

It was a good day at the office yesterday for Rambus; it made $900m when Samsung caved in on the eve of a court case, which the Korean firm had planned to fight alongside Hynix and Micron. Rambus, which develops and licenses memory technology, has been in dispute for many years with a variety of leading semi-conductor firms …
Chris Mellor, 20 Jan 2010
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Academics warn of EU 'three strikes' back door plan

European law is introducing a "three strikes and you're out" law for ISPs to disconnect illegal file sharers "under cover of stealth", according to legal experts. The EU's telecoms reform package could guarantee the legality of such schemes. The content industry has lobbied to force internet service providers (ISPs) to …
OUT-LAW.COM, 19 Nov 2008
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Defence talks to forge EU cyberwar strategy

European defence ministers met last week to develop NATO's future cyber defence strategy, defence minister Nick Harvey told Parliament on Monday. Defence Secretary Liam Fox met his counterparts across Europe to help formulate future cyber defence policy, Harvey said in response to questions in the House from former defence …
John Leyden, 15 Mar 2011
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NHS IT misses another deadline

The National Programme for IT, the £12.7bn scheme to wire up the country's health system, has missed another major deadline - getting iSoft's Lorenzo patient management software running in Morecambe Bay. The contract is being run by CSC and the NHS stressed it would not be paying the consultants or signing fresh contracts until …
John Oates, 01 Apr 2010
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Phorm phading phast

Phorm shares continue to fall today, dropping another 11.5 per cent on top of the 25 per cent they fell yesterday, as another partner distanced itself from the technology. CarphoneWarehouse's ISP TalkTalk played down its links to the ad tech developer a day after BT's announcement that it was abandoning trials. Charles Dunstone …
John Oates, 07 Jul 2009
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Cloud storage hits the High Street

Carphone Warehouse will offer its customers Geek Squad-branded online storage services by Trend Micro. The storage services will actually be provided by Spare Backup and will be embedded within a Trend Micro Internet Security PRO service, co-branded by TMI and Spare Backup as "Geek Squad". Spare Backup and Trend have signed a …
Chris Mellor, 25 Sep 2009
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BEA signs UK public sector MoU

The government's procurement agency, OGCbuying.solutions, has signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding with software company, BEA Systems. It says the deal could save £15m on public sector IT costs through discounts on software licenses, support and services from the middleware vendor. Hugh Barrett, chief executive of …
Lucy Sherriff, 05 Apr 2005