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.

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Google's Tech City London offices open to question

Google is setting up shop in London's East End, and has rented a seven storey building in the heart of the capital's nascent technology quarter.Situated in Bonhill Street just south of Old Street tube station, the lease on the 26,000 square foot building will run until at least 2022 and was advertised most recently at a rent of £400,000 per year.

September 28, 2011 by Rupert Goodwins


The History of the iPhone gets animated

Our Tech Family Tree — History of the iPhone has been out now for just over a week and unlike the iPhone 4 we've been delighted by its reception.The best bit has been doling out the posters at various events — Jack Clark managed to donate a couple at the Intel Developer Forum to passing execs, while I've been peppering the occasional freebie around London — and seeing people get caught up in this or that bit of information which fires their interest.

September 23, 2011 by Rupert Goodwins

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New HP CEO will be left holding Autonomy baby

The deal Leo Apotheker pushed through HP agreeing to buy UK data analysis company Autonomy may prove to have been one of the triggers for his demise, but his replacement is highly unlikely to be able to back out.Despite reports of very strong shareholder disapproval for the acquisition, three key factors work together to lock in the deal.

September 22, 2011 by Rupert Goodwins


Mr Google Goes To Washington

At the behest of Microsoft and others, the American trade regulator the FTC has started investigating whether Google is abusing its position as the leading search engine to promote its own services above the competition. The question is: how evil is Google being?

September 21, 2011 by Rupert Goodwins


Tech Family Tree: Quiz answers

The answers to yesterday's pop quiz, all to be found on the Tech Family Tree - The History of the iPhone, are as follows:1.What connects Mel Brooks to Steve Jobs?

September 13, 2011 by Rupert Goodwins


Tech Family Tree - History of the iPhone

ZDNet UK is extremely pleased to announce Tech Family Tree — the History of the iPhone.It's a colourful, detailed, entertaining look at the technologies, events, discoveries and people who've helped create the modern smartphone over the past hundred years and more.

September 13, 2011 by Rupert Goodwins


BSA secret agenda: open source saves the world

The Business Software Alliance, that concerned body in the US which bangs the drum for victims of crime — Microsoft, Adobe et al — has produced another fine survey setting out the sheer scale of global anarchy in the software industry.That survey, the BSA says, shows that around half of the world's computer users "acquire their software by illegal means most or all of the time," with the figure for China topping the league at 81 percent.

September 8, 2011 by Rupert Goodwins


DNS hack hits multiple websites

A number of high profile websites have had access disrupted on Sunday evening by a DNS hack. The Register, The Daily Telegraph, UPS, BetFair and Acer are among those where access has been redirected to an attacker's home page; at the time of writing, users of Sky and Be Internet are reporting the diversion.

September 4, 2011 by Rupert Goodwins


Intel said to halt upgrade to Irish fab

According to reports from finance site Barron's and from a source familiar with the plant, Intel has suspended a planned upgrade to its Irish chip manufacturing plant, Fab 24.Barron's quoted analyst C J Muse from Barclays Capital as saying that "...

August 31, 2011 by Rupert Goodwins