Europe's smaller telecoms firms have warned of a return to the age of telco monopolies, claiming that larger companies are still charging them too much in wholesale fees for their legacy copper networks.The companies, which are members of the European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA), told digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes on Monday that their business case for fibre deployment was not sustainable.
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ICANN will reopen the application system for generic top-level domains on Tuesday, the organisation said late last week.The body, which administers the DNS root zone, had to shut down the gTLD application system on 12 April due to a bug that made some applicants' details visible to others.
Waterstones is to sell Amazon Kindles and offer special deals to customers who use the devices in its physical stores.Waterstones will begin selling Amazon Kindle devices in its stores.
The chief executive of the Nasdaq stock exchange has apologised for technological hiccups that delayed the start of Facebook's public flotation on Friday.Facebook's IPO turned out to be a moderate success at best.
HP is preparing to announce at least 25,000 job cuts next week in an effort to stem falling revenues, according to multiple sources.As reported by The Guardian, the FT, The Wall Street Journal and others, the cuts will reduce HP's headcount by between 8-10 percent, or roughly between 25,000-30,000 people.
Developers should refrain from using any non-sanctioned APIs in their Windows 8 Metro-style apps, Microsoft has said.Developer experience manager John Hazen said on Thursday that using APIs not offered as part of the Metro software development kit (SDK) could undermine consumer confidence and make the apps break.
Facebook is set to go public in the largest initial public offering for a technology firm yet.Late on Friday morning, the company's public shares will start trading on the Nasdaq at an initial price of $38 (£24), using the ticker symbol 'FB'.
Google's introduction of the Knowledge Graph is probably the most important thing the company has done in years.Google has unveiled its Knowledge Graph, a step towards semantic search.
The Pirate Bay came under a sustained attack on Tuesday and Wednesday, knocking the file-sharing service's website offline for at least 24 hours.Early theories had the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack emanating from Anonymous, but the hacker collective denied responsibility.
The UK advertising watchdog has ordered TalkTalk to change the presentation of its broadband speed-checking tool, as it had been misleading customers into thinking their connections were faster than in reality.