Rupert Goodwins

Rupert started off as a nerdy lad expecting to be an electronics engineer, but having tried it for a while discovered that journalism was more fun. He ended up on PC Magazine in the early '90s, before that evolved into ZDNet UK - and Rupert evolved with them into an online journalist.

Latest Posts

Dutch ratify net neutrality law

The upper house of the Netherlands parliament adopted on Tuesday a new Telecommunications Act, making the country the first in Europe to put net neutrality into law. The lower house approved the act in June last year.

May 9, 2012 by Rupert Goodwins


Google Drive launches with multiformat search

Google unveiled on Tuesday Google Drive, its online storage system. Allowing users to store any sort of data in Google's cloud, access is through the browser or an app for Windows, Mac OS, Android and, "in the next few weeks", iOS.

April 24, 2012 by Rupert Goodwins

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Nokia credit rating cut to junk status

Credit rating company Fitch Rating has downgraded Nokia from BB- to BBB+, marking the company as unfit for investment.Fitch Rating has downgraded Nokia from BB- to BBB+, marking the company as unfit for investment.

April 24, 2012 by Rupert Goodwins


ZDNet UK's Bletchley Park big day out

This Thursday, ZDNet UK is upping sticks and abandoning our London offices. We will become a touring machine and run the site, hopefully as normal, from The National Museum Of Computing at Bletchley Park.

April 23, 2012 by Rupert Goodwins


The ZX Spectrum: Birthday memories

It may have been startlingly modern once, but at 30, the Sinclair Spectrum is as close in time to the world's first commercial computers of the 50s as it is to the latest iPad.It's doing rather better than LEO, though; last year, around a hundred new programs were written for the Spectrum, there are double that number of emulators, and thousands of fans still chatter away online.

April 23, 2012 by Rupert Goodwins


My fight with Microsoft: why APIs need to be free

With Oracle choosing APIs as a legal battleground on which to tangle with Google's Android, I'm reminded of another time when APIs were used in lieu of competitive products in an attempt to control a marketplace.In another life, I was a software developer.

April 18, 2012 by Rupert Goodwins

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