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DARPA at Phase 3 on solar powered surveillance strato-ship

The famed Pentagon Q-branch boffinry hothouse, DARPA, has unveiled another ambitious plan to further US military-technical dominance. It has given $400m to American weapons globocorp Lockheed to develop a solar-powered robot radar airship, able to lurk in the stratosphere for a year at a time, potentially tracking individual …
Lewis Page, 28 Apr 2009
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Computacenter reports profits slide, warns on market

Computacenter posted decent revenues for the six months ended 30 June 2008 but warned that current trading wasn't that great. The reseller made £1.25bn in sales compared to £1.16bn in the first half of 2007. But profits before tax were down 14.2 per cent to £11m. Earnings per share, however, were up 10.6 per cent thanks to a …
John Oates, 17 Oct 2008
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No IT budget for faster SME payments

The government is not allocating funding to upgrade payment systems to meet the prime minister's commitment to pay small suppliers faster during the credit crunch. The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR), which is coordinating payment changes to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs), said that …
Kablenet, 13 Oct 2008
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Big Blue bucks the downturn

IBM gave investors something to cheer about today - Big Blue will not be nationalised any time soon. The company pre-announced a summary of its third quarter results, which show it has hit targets for the period, and fully expects to continue to do so. Earnings per share were $2.08 compared to $1.68 for the third quarter of …
John Oates, 9 Oct 2008
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US military fails to go RFID tag-tastic

The US Department of Defence is failing to follow its own mandate for RFID implementation despite sinking $12.2 million into the project, according to a report from the Inspector General. The investigation found that of 327 shipments received and inspected, 220 fell within the RFID-tagging remit; but of those 220, 23 lacked a …
Bill Ray, 8 Oct 2008
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Sage brushes off credit crunch

Sage told the London Stock Exchange this morning that it expects to hit targets for the year but remains cautious of the impact of the credit crunch on its business. The accountancy and management software specialist expects to hit targets for the full year ending 30 September. Sage's business in the US, except for its …
John Oates, 4 Aug 2008
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UK most popular destination for 419 scams

The United Kingdom is the most popular destination for 419 scams - emails which promise huge riches in exchange for up-front arrangement fees. A worldwide survey of spam found 23 per cent of all Nigerian 419 scams were sent to British surfers. The UK also scored highly for adult spam - coming second, just behind the US. The …
John Oates, 1 Jul 2008
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North Carolina targets WTF licence plates

North Carolina is offering 10,000 vehicle owners whose licence plates contain the "potentially offensive" combo of letters "WTF" the chance to replace them for free. According to WXII12.com, the state's Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) was tipped off to the outrage by a 60-year-old technology teacher from Fayetteville who in …
Lester Haines, 27 Jun 2008
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Computacenter coughs to gloomy first quarter

Computacenter has warned of difficult trading in the first quarter of 2008, especially in France and the UK. The reseller said business in the UK had picked up towards the end of the quarter. They came in at £346.6m, up 1.1 per cent overall but down 1.5 per cent on a like for like basis. Sales in Germany were flat. Non-UK …
John Oates, 16 May 2008

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