Business

Couch potatoes relax: Netflix scores big STREAMING TV PATENT win

OpenTV not unique enough to protect, says court
Jennifer Baker, 18 Dec 15:54

UK.gov binds mobe operators to £5bn not-spot deal

Networks agree investment for 90 per cent Blighty voice/text coverage

Google swears no search leg up for new dot-word sites: We drill into claims

The weird and wacky world of SEO Apple iPhone Android Kim Kardashian 1Direction
Kieren McCarthy, 18 Dec 07:29

ASA slaps Ebuyer AGAIN - this time for ignoring regulator

Toothless watchdog growls, firm says 'LA LA LA, WE'RE NOT LISTENING'
Kat Hall, 17 Dec 12:43

NY premiere of The Interview cancelled after hackers' terrorist threats

GoP hint at 9/11-style attack for screenings of Nork assassination movie

Speaking in Tech: MICROSOFT to buy out TWITTER? Nah

Podcast Blabbermouths' site could become the new Skype
Team Register, 17 Dec 11:02

EU VAT law could kill THOUSANDS of online businesses

Selling knick-knacks? Register or face taxman's WRATH
Jennifer Baker, 17 Dec 10:58

Profit-shy Instagram adds 5 new filters for hipster-photo types

Wow. So photograph. Much lighting. Very colour
Kelly Fiveash, 17 Dec 10:32

UK cops caught using 12 MILLION Brits' mugshots on pic database

'Reliability' of face-matching tech vexes legal eagle
Kat Hall, 17 Dec 10:02

Beware of merging, telcos. CHEAPER SPECTRUM follows

Worstall on Wednesday HOW will shareholders rip off taxpayers now?!
Tim Worstall, 17 Dec 09:32

HOW MUCH did WD pay for Skyera? Join the dots, work it out

Comment WD gros fromage: It wasn't $400m
Chris Mellor, 17 Dec 09:04

Why is ICANN rushing its 'UN 'net security council'? So it can be announced at Davos

Fascinating tale of world elites, anti-NSA rumblings and the web's future
Kieren McCarthy, 17 Dec 08:01

Opinion

Deprivation Britain: 1930s all over again? Codswallop!

Worstall @ the Weekend Inequality, living standards, poverty: Not all the same thing
BBC Testcard

The Great Unwatched: BBC hails glorious digital future for Three

+Comment See this hair shirt? It cost a fortune (we've expensed it)
Andrew Orlowski, 10 Dec 13:29

Uber? Worth $40 BEEELLION? Hey, actually, hold on ...

Worstall on Wednesday What will happen when the ROBOTS turn up, eh?
Tim Worstall, 10 Dec 10:00

News

Pacnet becomes 'potential' prey for Australia's Telstra

Oh great. Dominant telco from five eyes member bidding to buy US-to-Asia cables
Simon Sharwood, 17 Dec 07:28

Screwball ruble closes Apple's Russia store, whole kit and caboodle

Crazy exchange rates force iGiant to give up for now
Shaun Nichols, 17 Dec 01:03

How does the US government run the internet? This is how

Step-by-step guide to IANA role in global DNS revealed
Kieren McCarthy, 16 Dec 23:44

Sony sued by ex-staff over daft security, leaked privates

What if movie studio loses? Big biz liable for big data blunders?
Iain Thomson, 16 Dec 21:45

Apple WINS iPod antitrust fight, jury nixes BILLION-dollar payout bid

Cook & Co defeat long-running suit over scrubbed MP3s
Shaun Nichols, 16 Dec 20:49

UK.gov SLASHES ICT frameworks by more than HALF

Where the hell's our support, shout disgruntled SMEs
Kat Hall, 16 Dec 12:41

Banks, UK.gov must work together to beat cyber-nasties

BoE also warns of IT failures 'exacerbating' sector instability
Kat Hall, 16 Dec 12:01

Amazon workers in Germany stage CHRISTMAS STRIKE

Frequently-revolting staff stomp off for three days

Ofcom's new broom Sharon White sweeps into office

Fresh chief will replace Ed Richards in election year
Kelly Fiveash, 16 Dec 10:29

European Commish asks for rivals' moans about Booking.com

It's illegal and anticompetitive for people to know where to get the lowest price
Jennifer Baker, 16 Dec 09:26

Ofcom mulls selling UK govt's IPv4 cache amid IPv6 rollout flak

Comment Strategy picked apart by own expert
Kieren McCarthy, 16 Dec 08:31
The components of the Deep Flight Challenger. Image: Deep Flight

Branson sinks sub dream: Plan to explore Earth's bottom scrapped

Deep-sea tourism craft won't be happening after all
Shaun Nichols, 16 Dec 01:04
A sinking ship

Pirate Bay admins 'couldn't care less' about police raid

Claim sweep that sunk site is just 'part of this game' – but will the Bay be back?
Neil McAllister, 15 Dec 21:26
spiders crawl through tunnel of binary numbers

Google must free us from 'invisible web of our personal data' – DPA

And NOT using the fine print, say Dutch watchdogs
IT Crowd. Source: Channel 4 / 2entertain

'Shadow IT' gradually sapping power and budget from CIOs

Clouds and - gasp! - users buying their own kit mean 'Darwinian moment' for techies
Kat Hall, 15 Dec 12:59
Monty Python Wafer Thin Mints

Secretive Chinese smartmobe colossus Xiaomi is on WAFER thin margins

Rare filing shows cheap handsets mean teeny profits