Strategy

Amazon snaps up Twitch for $970 million in cash

News 26 Aug, 2014 Khidr Suleman

Twitch turns down Google as it wants to retain independence

Google must add steering wheels and brake pedals to self-driving cars

News 26 Aug, 2014 Clare Hopping

California's Department of Motor Vehicles says the cars aren't safe in their current form

The internet of things

Mini-wireless sensors to help smartphones monitor household items

News 22 Aug, 2014 Rosie Clarke

European start-up Estimote debuts mini-wireless sensors for the home

App store

Online spending: Taking up the £100bn opportunity

Analysis & Insight 21 Aug, 2014 Stephen Pritchard

Online retail spending continues to grow rapidly. Businesses that are not prepared will be leaving money on the table

Google reveals driverless cars made to go over speed limit

News 20 Aug, 2014 Caroline Preece

Google engineer says self-driving cars have been designed to exceed to speed limit on purpose

Steve Ballmer quits Microsoft board as NBA season approaches

News 20 Aug, 2014 Khidr Suleman

Former Microsoft CEO will devote time to running LA Clippers and teaching

Big data

Big Data or Bust?

News 19 Aug, 2014 IT Pro

Join us at our latest Dennis Business Media roundtable event to discuss the pros and cons of big data

Google search

Google attacks PageRank manipulating linking networks

News 19 Aug, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Google has taken action against two networks for tampering with search results

Mark Samuels

Are you under threat from the head of the IoT?

Analysis & Insight 18 Aug, 2014 Mark Samuels

Mark Samuels ponders what the latest job title du jour means for those currently tasked with their firm's digital strategy

Julian Assange

Julian Assange to leave Ecuadorian Embassy "soon"

News 18 Aug, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Wikileaks founder claims his two-year stay at the embassy in London will soon be over

Apple bans benzene and n-hexane from final assembly process

News 14 Aug, 2014 Khidr Suleman

Move welcomed as a positive first step by Green America

Plane

Big data: taking to the air

Analysis & Insight 14 Aug, 2014 Stephen Pritchard

When it comes to big data, we should take our lead from the world of aviation, according to Stephen Pritchard...

Outage

Auction website eBay forced to say sorry after 10th major outage

News 13 Aug, 2014 Rene Millman

Sellers demand compensation from firm

NIST researcher demonstrating quantum processor

Ultra pure silicon could pave way for more quantum computing research

News 12 Aug, 2014 Rene Millman

Silicon that’s better than 99.9998 per cent pure is just the job for cutting edge research

Dell boss reveals Bitcoin order

News 12 Aug, 2014 Rene Millman

Michael Dell tweets order for servers worth 85 Bitcoins or $50,000

Google partners with The Sun for children’s ‘Code Camp’

News 11 Aug, 2014 Caroline Preece

Google and The Sun are working together on a computer programming campaign aimed at teaching children to code

Internet Explorer

Microsoft to cease support for all older versions of IE by 2016

News 11 Aug, 2014 Rene Millman

Microsoft gives users and firms two years to get up to date before pulling plug on older versions of IE

IBM creates SyNapse chip to mimic brain functionality

News 8 Aug, 2014 Rene Millman

Low-power chip crams in one million programmable neurons onto a stamp

Pinterest introduces private messaging for users

News 7 Aug, 2014 Caroline Preece

Pinterest has finally introduced a private messaging feature for users to communicate with each other

Facebook hires former BlackBerry exec for Internet.org app

News 7 Aug, 2014 Caroline Preece

Facebook has brought in former BlackBerry executive Andrew Bocking to work on the Internet.org app

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