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Ballmer describes the 'new normal'

Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer on Monday sent one of his periodic public emails, outlining the business realities of what he called "the new normal", Ina Fried of CNET reports.

September 29, 2009 by


Digital Britain 50p tax 'to be law' by next election

Stephen Timms, the minister for Digital Britain, has reiterated the government's intention to press ahead with a £6-a-year tax that will pay for the rollout of next-generation broadband in the UK."The levy on telephone lines - 50p a month… will be in the finance bill which I'm also responsible for at the Treasury and my aim is that we should legislate for that this side of the general election," Timms said at a British Computer Society panel debate on Wednesday.

September 24, 2009 by


Malware industry going open source

Malware writers are turning to the open source model in an attempt to squeeze more life out of old Trojans, according to the security firm Symantec.Many virus writers are now giving away malicious code, and around 10 percent of the Trojan market has gone open source.

September 18, 2009 by


Researchers set out IT pay gap

Researchers have confirmed a direct link between IT pay and organisation size. IT salaries rise in line with employees numbers, according to figures from the activeTechPros benchmarking survey conducted between April and June 2009.

September 14, 2009 by


SAP waiting to build up steam for cloud

German software maker SAP said it is delaying a full-scale launch of its first Saas product, Business ByDesign.SAP has enlisted about 90 businesses to try out the ERP software, which is its first significant product to be delivered in the cloud.

September 11, 2009 by


Nokia Money to target emerging markets

Nokia is moving into the field of mobile banking, the Finnish handset-maker announced on Wednesday.The company said it hopes to give basic financial services to the millions of people in the developing world who do not have bank accounts.

August 27, 2009 by


Project Kangaroo hops into Arqiva's arms

Broadcast infrastructure company Arqiva announced on Tuesday that it has completed its purchase of technology developed by Project Kangaroo.Project Kangaroo, an on-demand television platform, is the product of a joint effort between BBC Worldwide, Channel 4 and ITV.

August 25, 2009 by


Weather puts Discovery launch on hold

The launch of the space shuttle Discovery, set to take place at 6:36 this morning, has been delayed for 24 hours due to weather conditions at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, CNET reports.

August 25, 2009 by