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Yorkshire cyber security biz ECSC Group to debut on AIM exchange

Bradford-based cyber security consultancy ECSC Group is set to float on the AIM stock exchange on December 14. ECSC is bullish about its prospects, stating that the "recent proliferation of high-profile cyber security breaches affecting some of the world's most largest companies" has made cyber security a strategic issue for …
John Leyden, 5 Dec 2016
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Want to own .app, .blog or .pet? Best sell a third of yourself for $100m on London Stock Exchange

Internet registry Afilias hopes to build a $100m (£62.3m) war chest by floating on the London Stock Exchange – just in time to spend the cash snapping up the rights to new dot-word domains. The company will sell 30 percent of itself next month, ahead of a critical dot-word auction planned for 17 December. Some 21 valuable new …
Kieren McCarthy, 23 Oct 2014
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Sick of quarterly pelting in LSE stocks, Northamber AIMs for exit

Northamber is proposing to shift its stock listing from the London Stock Exchange to AIM, where it will not be required to play out its quarterly challenges in a public arena and can close corporate deals more easily. The oldest tech wholesaler in Blighty, Chessington-based Northamber is having a hard time of it at the moment …
Paul Kunert, 4 Jul 2013
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US spies' crazytech branch asks chip firm for 8-BIT-PER-CELL memory

The blue-sky researchers who work for the US intelligence branch have handed a contract to magnetic semiconductor firm Crocus Technology to develop memory that stores a whopping 8-bit-per cell memory to help keep the United States' intel secure. IARPA, the US Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, has commissioned …
Chris Mellor, 10 Apr 2013
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AOL: No plans to bin instant messager

AOL will continue to support and evolve its instant messaging software AIM, its PR team said today, contradicting a rumour that AOL was about to pull the plug on the service. Job cuts at AOL USA seem to have fallen hardest on the AIM division. AOL workers told the NYT that 40 of them had received pink slip, which was later …
Anna Leach, 15 Mar 2012
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AOL pulls the plug on Brizzly

Popular social media client Brizzly will pull down the shutters on March 31st and is urging users to hurry up and download any pictures they stored with the service before that date. Brizzly came to prominence in 2009 at a Tech Crunch event. The next year AOL acquired it and said it had no intention of shuttering the service, …
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Indie labels launch post-riot emergency fund

Indie trade association AIM and distributor PIAS have created an emergency fund to help small record labels devastated by the loss of stock. An act of arson during the London riots on Sunday night destroyed the stock of over 150 small labels. It is much-needed. Most of the businesses affected are tiny and face three problems: …
Andrew Orlowski, 11 Aug 2011
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WRONG kind of WIND blamed for renewable red-ink FAIL

Windfarm operator the Renewable Energy Generation Group has blamed "abnormally low wind speeds" across the UK for greater-than-expected losses. The, er, REG Group acquired Cornwall Wind and Power in 2005, and now operates 10 wind power sites with a (theoretical) capacity of 41.15MW. It is quoted on AIM, the London Stock …
Andrew Orlowski, 22 Mar 2011
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Dell adds self-service to AIM virty tools

A year ago, Dell partnered with Scalent to get some virtualization management tools to compete with its peers in the server racket, and this summer the company had to acquire Scalent to keep it from falling into enemy hands. Today sees Dell roll out a beefed up stack of tools based on the Scalent wares called the Virtual …
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Music biz unites to save 6Music

Two wings of the music business which rarely agree on much have come together to condemn the BBC's apparent desire to snuff out BBC 6Music. In a letter to the BBC director general Mark Thompson, the BPI and indie association AIM say the closure of the station is bad for new music. 6Music plays four to five times the amount of …
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iPhone push hack shoves IMs to complete strangers

A German developer has discovered that sending an AIM message to someone who has both jailbroken their iPhone and installed a hack that enables it to receive push notifications may result in your message being read by anyone else who has installed the push-enabling hack. Till Schadde, founder of equinux, tells The Reg that he …
Rik Myslewski, 21 Jul 2009
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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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MySpace Music hears the antitrust song

Special Report News Corporation and the major record labels are facing antitrust questions about the blockbuster MySpace Music venture - even before the site has launched. MySpace Music is billed as the biggest music retail launch of the year. It's a one-stop shop backed by the cross-media muscle of Rupert Murdoch's media empire, with the …
Andrew Orlowski, 18 Sep 2008

Apple faces lawsuit over wobbly 3G claims

An Alabama woman is suing Apple for claiming its latest iPhone offers 3G connectivity when she can't get connected most of the time, despite AT&T having decent coverage where she lives. The complaint is aiming to become a class action suit, as just about everyone with the latest iPhone has been complaining about levels of …
Bill Ray, 21 Aug 2008
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US retailers start pushing $20 Ubuntu

Canonical has begun selling Ubuntu, its free, open source, Linux-based distro through Best Buy and Amazon for around $20 a pop. Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04, which has been packaged by ValuSoft, is being sold online at Amazon.com and Bestbuy.com, and through Best Buy's retail stores. Customers happy to be $19.99 lighter of pocket …
Kelly Fiveash, 10 Jul 2008
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Ex-Logica boss to teach UK.gov how to identify crap IT

The government has turned to the former boss of Logica to try and it teach it how to run IT projects and jettison them as quickly as possible when it becomes apparent they have got it wrong again. Martin Read, who was forced out of Logica last year, will carry out a review of the government’s £13bn annual IT spend as part of a …
Joe Fay, 23 Jun 2008
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Student's suspension for IM buddy icon upheld by US court

Student speech in the US continues to take a beating. The Supreme Court, in the infamous "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" case decided last month, signaled to the federal judiciary that it was open season on student speech. Indeed, Justice Clarence Thomas, in a concurring opinion, argued that students should have no free speech rights …
Kevin Fayle, 12 Jul 2007
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EU extends TV law to the internet

The European Council has passed a law which extends the laws governing television broadcasters to companies providing video content online regardless of how it is transmitted. The Audiovisual Media Services Without Frontiers Directive broadens broadcast rules introduced in 1997 to encompass content on the internet, mobile …
Mark Ballard, 25 May 2007

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