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  • Google to change UK privacy policy after regulatory pressure

    Google has agreed to improve the information it provides to people about how it collects personal data in the U.K., after it was required to do so by country's data protection authority.

  • Data retention to involve 'petabytes of data' for Vodafone

    Recording data that will allow IP addresses to be matched to individual customers will involve Vodafone storing petabytes of information it would otherwise be unlikely to keep, the telco has said.

  • EMC plans layoffs in wake of weakened outlook

    Storage giant, EMC, will soon start handing out pink slips as part of a new restructuring effort prompted by a weakened financial outlook.

  • MediaHub prepares for 10 petabyte future

    Although Hadoop is perhaps best known for underpinning big data-based analytics projects, Sydney-based MediaHub is using the open source project's distributed storage capabilities to deliver resilience and scalability for a mammoth — and growing — archive of broadcast video.

  • Apple updates Yosemite, again claims to fix Macs' Wi-Fi flops

    Apple has released OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 that again aims to improve -- or in cases simply enable -- Wi-Fi on Macs that have suffered connectivity issues since October.

  • Microsoft's Surface line-up posts 2nd straight profitable quarter

    Microsoft has reported a second consecutive quarter of gross profit for its Surface tablet line, and said that revenue broke the $US1 billion mark for the first time.

  • Dropbox buys Pixelapse to add version control for visual designers

    Cloud sync-and-share company Dropbox, never one to shy away from an acquisition, has snapped up startup Pixelapse, which provides a GitHub-like version control service for "tens of thousands" of visual designers. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

  • Quantum bringing public cloud into virtual storage fold

    Data management specialist Quantum wants to make it easier for enterprises to combine two of the major trends in storage: virtualization and public clouds.

  • Our bullet-proof LAN failed. Here's what we learned

    In my organization we manage almost all IT in-house, including the LAN, which is highly redundant. We have 35 Floor Wiring Concentrators around campus, each with around 300 active ports, and the concentrators have dual Gigabit uplinks to network cores in two data centers that are 300 meters apart. The data centers are linked by multiple 10Gb links, and each is connected to the Internet via two trunks that follow different paths.

  • As Box's IPO looms, so do its challenges

    The road to an initial public offering is rarely smooth for any company, but it's fair to say that Box's journey has been one of the bumpier ones. Though it filed plans to go public early last year, it wasn't until this week that the milestone finally come into view. In the meantime, Box's challenges have only intensified.

  • After being dumped by Firefox, Google wants users back

    After Google's share of the U.S. search market slipped in December, the Mountain View, Calif. company has been trying to entice Firefox users back to the fold.

  • Dropbox boosts mobile talent with CloudOn buy

    Dropbox on Tuesday added yet another young startup to its brain trust with the acquisition of Israeli mobile-productivity app maker CloudOn.

  • Dropbox acquires CloudOn to strengthen mobile collaboration

    Dropbox continues to build its business away from sync-and-share cloud storage with the overnight acquisition of CloudOn, an Israeli startup that offers a "simple and beautiful" mobile document creation and editing tool, to quote Dropbox's marketing spin.

  • T-Mobile owner sees carrier's finances as unsustainable, while Legere calls it nonsense

    Outspoken T-Mobile CEO John Legere on Tuesday used Twitter to again slam recent opinions that his company's financial future is unsustainable, given the billions of dollars needed to buy more wireless spectrum to compete with AT&T and Verizon Wireless.

  • EMC shoots down break-up talk: 'We're better together'

    Would EMC ever split up its federation of EMC, VMware, RSA, Pivotal and now VCE? According to Jeremy Burton, president of products and marketing at EMC, no.

  • Facebook takes on the enterprise with new social network

    Facebook, the world's largest social network, is making its first move into the enterprise.

  • Suspected computer glitch forces astronauts to evacuate part of space station

    The astronauts living onboard the International Space Station are safe after evacuating part of the station when they awoke to an alarm going off this morning.

  • GM says its open to talks with Google, working on self-driving tech

    General Motors Co., which already is working on autonomy technology, is willing to talk with Google about getting self-driving cars on the road.

  • Temporary sales ban hits SanDisk's SSD server business

    If you're looking to buy solid state drives (SSDs) from SanDisk to speed up your servers, you might be out of luck. A California court has issued a preliminary sales ban for controller chips that SanDisk uses in its high-speed SSDs.

  • New service wants to rent out your hard drive's extra space

    While not a new concept, a new decentralized service is beta testing a peer-to-peer network that would "rent" unused capacity from your computer's hard drive as part of a cloud service to store files from other users.