Ben Woods

With a psychology degree under his belt, Ben set off on a four-year sojourn as a professional online poker player, but as the draw of the gambling life began to wane his attentions turned to more wholesome employment.With several years' experience covering everything in the world of telecoms and mobility, Ben's your man if it involves a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or any other piece of tech small enough to carry around with you. He's also keenly interested in broadband issues, and has spent more time than strictly necessary testing out a multitude of software packages.Hot tips (no tittering at the back) can be passed along to me at ben.woods@zdnet.com or you can follow me on Twitter @BenWoodsZD, if you can bear intermittent cake and cat tweets.

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Blackstone considering last minute bid for Dell

Blackstone considering last minute bid for Dell

The Dell founder's plan to take the company private through a deal with Silver Lake Partners has already met resistance from shareholders, and now rumors are circulating that another private equity group could be preparing to make a bid for the business.

March 19, 2013 by in Dell

GoDaddy faces customer complaints over SOPA

GoDaddy faces customer complaints over SOPA

Some customers of internet domain registrar and web hosting company, GoDaddy have said they will stop using the company's services unless it withdraws its support for the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).Ben Huh, chief executive of Cheezburger — known most notably for its sites 'I can has Cheezburger' and 'Fail Blog' — said he would shift more than a thousand domains away from GoDaddy unless it withdrew support for the bill.

December 23, 2011 by in Mobility

Red Hat gives new life to RHEL

Red Hat gives new life to RHEL

Open-source software provider Red Hat has said it will support its current generation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 for 10 years, adding three years to the platform's lifecycle.Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 will also now have a 10-year lifecycle, the company said in a blog post on Tuesday.

February 1, 2012 by in Mobility