David Meyer

David Meyer is a freelance technology journalist. He fell into journalism when he realised his musical career wouldn't pay the bills. David's main focus is on communications, as well as internet technologies, regulation and mobile devices.

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Small telcos call for end to 'copper gravy train'

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.

May 21, 2012 by David Meyer

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ICANN prepares to reopen gTLD applications

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.

May 21, 2012 by David Meyer

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HP planning at least 25,000 job cuts, reports say

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.

May 18, 2012 by David Meyer

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Microsoft warns Metro developers over API rules

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.

May 18, 2012 by David Meyer

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Facebook hopes to raise $16bn in public flotation

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'.

May 18, 2012 by David Meyer

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Pirate Bay comes under denial-of-service attack

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.

May 17, 2012 by David Meyer

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