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O2 vs Vodafone: Mobe firms grab for GCHQ, gov.uk security badge

Both Vodafone and O2 are claiming to be the best mobile phone network for people, particularly government people, who are worried about security. O2 is crowing about achieving the secure and government-approved network certification known as CAS(T), which stands for CESG Assured Service (Telecommunications), O2 being the first …
Simon Rockman, 11 Aug 2014
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Ofcom: Fancy running a temporary HD Freeview TV channel?

Ofcom wants 10 new channels on Freeview, all in HD, and is asking if anyone fancies running them, but only until 2019 when the needs of mobile telephony will cause the plug to be pulled. Anyone interested will have to let the regulator know by 4 April, but assuming there's only one expression of interest then they'll get free …
Bill Ray, 07 Feb 2013

If you want an IT job you'll need more than a degree, say top techies

A degree is not enough to help hopeful youngsters drag themselves off the dole queue and into a plum tech job, according to a survey of IT bigwigs. The employment site CWJobs asked 500 top tech titans about what they were looking for in a new recruit. Some 60 per cent agreed with the statement that "degrees alone are not enough …
Jasper Hamill, 09 Dec 2013
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Google cash brings all the cold TV leftovers you can eat to YouTube

For years, some pundits have touted YouTube as the future of TV - so you may be interested to see what this future might look like. The picture is now clearer after Google confirmed funding for 60 UK telly producers to make YouTube clips. And so the future of television will look like… a low-budget cable channel serving up …
Andrew Orlowski, 10 Oct 2012
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Ofcom: Now's your chance to make Local TV for Local People

Ofcom has received 87 expressions of interest from groups interested in running Local TV channels, and three companies interested in broadcasting them, so has launched the beauty contest to see who gets to be the next Alan Partridge. Local TV should be up and running within the next two years, in the 21 locations selected for …
Bill Ray, 14 May 2012
John Lewis, inside Magna Park

John Lewis to respray with coat of Oracle ERP: Don't worry, we won't be 'wall to wall' Larry

The CIO of John Lewis makes no apologies for what he’s about to do. Quite the contrary. I’m meeting Paul Coby at John Lewis's offices in Victoria, a concrete tower fitted with JL’s fittings and furniture that overlooks the jumbled innards of London's £700m upgrade of the Victoria underground line. It's also a tube-strike day. It …
Gavin Clarke, 05 Mar 2014
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SGI gets new channels manager

Silicon Graphics (SGI) will name Greg Goelz, formerly of Iomega, as head of its channels programme, according to US-based online news bunnies CMP. Goelz was Iomega VP of worldwide sales and marketing for the professional products division, and has 13 years in the storage business under his belt. He will be VP of worldwide …
Linda Harrison, 18 May 1999
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ITV preps pay TV service

ITV is expected to launch a pay-TV service that'll include a new channel and high definition versions of its current selection. ITV The broadcaster is in talks with BSKYB to supply HD versions of ITV2, ITV3 and ITV 4 as satellite channels, according to yesterday's Sunday Times (behind a paywall so no link love). New CEO Adam …
Caleb Cox, 02 Aug 2010
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Punters even more dissatisfied by Virgin Media's package

Ofcom survey Ofcom's latest customer satisfaction report is out and it doesn't look good for Virgin Media, which languished at the bottom of two lists representing its core business. The communications watchdog placed the telco in last place for landlines and pay TV. Meanwhile, it was second worst in the fixed broadband stakes, where …
Kelly Fiveash, 25 Nov 2011
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Unity 3D game kit opens digital tool store

Unity Technologies has added a "digital asset store" to its cross-platform games development kit, offering a marketplace where developers can buy, sell, and trade digital doohickies, including script libraries, 3D models, workflows, and tutorials. The store was opened this morning at the company's fourth annual developer …
Cade Metz, 10 Nov 2010

London could get HD Freeview next year

Freeview viewers in London and other major metropolitan areas could get high-definition TV next year under spectrum juggling plans being considered by regulators. The BBC has applied to Ofcom to temporarily use so-called "programme making and special events" frequencies for high definition broadcasts until the national switch …
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BBC readies global web and TV expansion

Just as the BBC is slashing jobs at home, its commercial tentacle is ramping up efforts to squeeze money from its programming and web content abroad. As well as 30 new channels in overseas territories, BBC Worldwide is planning an advertising-backed version of its on-demand internet service iPlayer, the Guardian reports. The …
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Hamilton Rentals regains independence

Management at Hamilton Rentals has carried a £10m MBO from the rental outfit’s parent, 2e2. The Hamilton Rentals name has a long history in the channel before being absorbed by Compel in 1996. The Hamilton Rentals brand continued at veteran reseller Compel, which was itself absorbed by 2e2 last year. The management at the …
Joe Fay, 16 Jul 2008

Ofcom confirms Freeview will get HD next year

Free-to-air satellite broadcasting system Freesat may have only just launched in the UK as an outlet for BBC and - soon - ITV HD programming, but regulator Ofcom has confirmed that some Brits will get HD over Freeview next year. The service will allow UK users to receive up to four HD channels through a regular television aerial …
James Sherwood, 07 May 2008
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Unisys: balance sheet stronger, but sales lower

Unisys continues to feel the squeeze from its larger competitors in systems and services. In Q4 2010, the company reported revenues of $1.04bn, down 9.8 per cent compared to the Q4 2009. It brought $99.2m to the bottom line, a decline of 13.4 per cent. In the quarter, Unisys booked $859.7m in services revenues, off 11 per cent …
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Virgin lays down case against Sky

Virgin Media has submitted documents to the High Court accusing Sky of abusing its monopoly position, despite that monopoly only being in Pay-TV - an area not previously considered an industry in its own right. According to reports in The Guardian the 33-page complaint accuses Sky of engineering the breakdown in negotiations …
Bill Ray, 27 Apr 2007
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Apple TV: Third time unlucky, Mr Jobs

Comment This is the day that Apple lost the war for Over The Top content, not only in America, but globally. The winner can’t yet be announced, but this was the shot that Apple had to get it right, and to us it’s bungled it. We got the same story from Apple, Amazon and Sony all at the same time and a similar one from Google. And while …
Faultline, 03 Sep 2010
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E-biz growth creates 1,000 new ICL jobs

ICL is to create 1,000 new Internet jobs in Britain as part of a massive £100 million investment in e-business. It's also creating 2,700 jobs in Europe and a further 700 in the US as part of its global investment. In total, ICL will create 4,400 jobs over the next three years, the company announced today. The move follows a …
Tim Richardson, 17 Nov 1999
TVonics HV250

TVonics DTR-HV250 DVR

Review British Freeview box maker TVonics currently eschews the dark arts of HDTV or satellite content and seems content to plough its own furrow providing well made and easy to use Freeview and Freeview+ devices. This equipment is aimed more at the man in the street or tech fanatic's mum, than tech fanatics themselves. TVonics HV250 …
Alun Taylor, 12 Jan 2010
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Webcasting is next frontier for sports

The internet is becoming a powerful broadcasting tool for sports organisations and television channels. "New media sportscasting is becoming increasingly important to the sports industry as part of the marketing mix ensuring brand development and introducing new channels for revenue growth," said Darach Deehan, chief executive …
Emmet Ryan, 16 Oct 2006
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Exabyte buddies up to Northamber

Exabyte is getting Northamber to distribute its products in the UK. It said it chose Northamber to open up new channels especially those aimed at small to medium sized firms. Exabyte makes back up tape systems - its best known products include VXA Packet and LTO Ultrium tape drives.® Related stories Northamber doubles interim …
John Oates, 18 Jul 2005
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Now we are one. Freeview claims 2M couch potatoes

The UK’s digital TV experiment Freeview is just one year old but has just passed the 2 million homes mark that represents about an 8.3% market share in the UK Television market. The BBC’s shift to offer Freeview channels is probably the most important ingredient in this success, and in order to maintain its lead in digital TV …
Faultline, 11 Nov 2003
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Hagan to take Fujitsu to uncharted waters

Fujitsu Computers has brought in Brad Hagan as product business manager for its UK consumer channel. Hagan joined from rival PC manufacturer Acer, where he was PC product business manager for the home and business channels. His responsibilities will include boosting notebook and desktop sales, and creating new consumer channels …
Linda Harrison, 28 May 1999

Subsidized netbook model could sweep away 20 years of PC history

While many stories this week rest on whether or not Apple will bother with a netbook (Steve Jobs has said the iPhone does everything a netbook does anyway, and was reported as saying “We don’t know how to build a sub-$500 computer that is not a piece of junk”), the issue really is whether or not you belong to the school of …
Faultline, 02 Apr 2009
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AOL big four media deal tramples long tail

Comment AOL has become the latest service provider to deliver one in the eye for the long tail theory and sign a deal with big media, trading guaranteed hits for market share. AOL will deliver TV shows and full-length movies from 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Pictures, and Warner Brothers Home …
Gavin Clarke, 25 Aug 2006
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Interactive TV to capture MySpace generation

Advanced Television says the exciting new TV station that News Corps Fox is planning to launch late this year in the US, will be given a radical new internet gloss over, modeled on the MySpace social networking site the news giant bought late last year. News Corp announced the service back in February with no clear new media …
Faultline, 25 May 2006
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OnDigital – TV's secret service

The British government plans to switch off analog TV transmitters by 2010, by which time 100 per cent of the population should be able to receive digital terrestrial broadcasts. In order to achieve this goal, OnDigital - the company that is digital terrestrial in the UK - has to attract viewers to make the switch from analog to …
Andrew Thomas, 04 Apr 2000
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E-voting pilots don't make sense

Comment Last week, the Department of Constitutional Affairs (DCA) made public the list of local authorities that will be piloting both supervised and remote electronic voting schemes in the May 2007 local elections, despite concerns over unproven technologies and the lack of an audit trail. The pilot was originally planned for May 2006 …
Lucy Sherriff, 09 Feb 2007
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Woolworths targets digital music rivals with price cut

UK retail giant Woolworths today put pressure on rival - and better known - online digital music services like Napster and Apple's iTunes by offering sales tax-free downloads, bringing the per-track price down to 67p. Albums are similarly reduced, to £6.80 from £7.99. There's a catch, of course: the new price is only available …
Tony Smith, 25 Feb 2005
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Open source ID management puts users in control

An open source project that aims to give people more control over how their personal information is used online has secured the backing of IBM and Novell. The Higgins Project, managed by the Eclipse open source foundation, aims to develop so-called 'user-centric' identity management. Rather than big corportions managing …
John Leyden, 28 Feb 2006
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Airline passengers love inflight SMS, hate voice calls

The ban on mobile phones on airplanes may soon be lifted, but most people are opposed to their use in-flight for voice calls. That's according to a worldwide survey by IDC which indicated that far from supporting a lifting of the ban by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the US, a number of consumer groups claim the …
Deirdre McArdle, 21 Jun 2005
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Fujitsu pops down to Safeway in search of consumer sales

Safeway supermarkets started selling Fujitsu computers at the weekend, its first dabble into the PC arena. Fujitsu multimedia Pentium III 450MHz computers are in 25 supermarkets at £899.99 including VAT. The pilot scheme will be expanded to other Safeway stores later this year. The PC has 128MB SDRAM, 10Gb hard drive, 56.6k …
Linda Harrison, 21 Jun 1999
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Mobile data to fuel operator growth

The market for mobile services such as messaging and games will reach $126 billion by 2008, according to a new report. The study, Mobile Content and Applications 2003, by London-based consultancy ARC Group, predicts that mobile services will account for 20 per cent of total mobile operator revenues by 2008. According to ARC, …
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Sun faces up to the 64 thread question with T2+

Analysis You wouldn't know it by the revenue and profit figures, but Sun Microsystems is managing a fair amount of churn in its Sparc and X64 server product lines. It is something of an accomplishment for Sun that it has been able to embrace x64 chips in its "Galaxy" boxes, shift its entry and mid-range customers to its "Niagara" class …
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MS moves to grab slice of software distribution

Evidence is mounting that Microsoft is supplementing the DOS (now Windows) tax by trying to carve itself slices of product distribution, while at the same time reducing its use of wholesalers. The recent cable and satellite investments are intended to ensure that Microsoft can begin to get some revenue from content delivery. At …
Graham Lea, 02 Jun 1999
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McAfee.com to shift 1m units on P2P piggyback

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence McAfee.com Corp reckons it can grow its user base by over one million in the course of the current quarter, after striking deals with two major peer-to-peer file-trading software developers, Kevin Murphy writes. The company said its recently launched SecurityCenter application will ship …
ComputerWire, 08 Aug 2002
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VNU turns Computing into Ebusiness Age

Dutch publisher VNU is preparing to share the exciting story behind the revamp of its corporate IT newspaper Computing. It will be interesting to know if its plans extend beyond the cosmetic, because there has been something very psychologically wrong with the paper for more than 10 years. No matter how many talented, mediocre …
Team Register, 19 Oct 2000
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An action plan for Ofcom

Industry comment The government had its heart in the right place in consolidating all the major communications agencies into one. Broadly speaking, Ofcom has done relatively well, whether its palace of a reception area cost half its yearly budget or not. LLU lines are growing rapidly, our digital television market is the most developed in the …
Alex Cameron, 25 Apr 2006
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TechScape: On marketing and mobile phones

Column One cannot be involved in business today, much less technology, without getting bombarded with talk of location-based services and many variations of this idea—that our cell phones (or whatever mobile devices win the day) will “know” where we are and that this will generate the opportunity for marketers from Starbucks to Sears …
Bill Robinson, 01 Jul 2005

TechScape: Vint Cerf on how the internet was born

Interview The Register will be publishing three TechScape exclusive interviews with Vint Cerf over the next few weeks. In this first interview, we examine Cerf's story as one of the undisputed originators of the internet. Currently SVP of Technology Strategy for MCI, based in Virginia, Cerf spent some time talking with me from JPL (Jet …
Bill Robinson, 29 Jul 2005
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Technology, morality, juries and politics

Letters We learned this week that science is considered too difficult for juries to get their good-and-true heads round. The solution, according to the House of Commons Select Committee on science and technology, is to remove them from trials where this confusing evidence will be presented: Did the House of Commons Select Committee on …
Lucy Sherriff, 31 Mar 2005