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Facebook’s whitebox-all-the-network-things TIP project flexes tentacles

Facebook’s whitebox-all-the-network-things TIP project flexes tentacles

Plus BT evaluates startups. Good luck, network kit giants SHARE ▼ Comment Hard on the heels of Orange's Telecom Track, which will support network infrastructure startups in association with Facebook's Telecom Infra Project (TIP), BT is evaluating startups for a similar scheme. The UK telco has been one of the operators supporting TIP, as a potential way to disrupt the…Read More

Tanks for the memories: Building a post-Microsoft Office cloud suite

Tanks for the memories: Building a post-Microsoft Office cloud suite

Redmond owned it, Google invaded. Your options SHARE ▼ Analysis Microsoft for decades not only defined personal productivity and team collaboration using Office, Outlook and Exchange – it kept the competition at arm’s length. Today, however, there’s a large community of businesses that don’t look to Microsoft for collaboration or productivity solutions at all. In fact, Microsoft doesn’t even appear…Read More

VMware prepping NSX-as-a-service running from the public cloud

VMware prepping NSX-as-a-service running from the public cloud

VMworld content catalog lists live AWS services, Cross Cloud and OpenStack 4.0 SHARE ▼ The content catalog for VMworld 2017 has appeared and as usual offers a few hints about announcements at the show and the company's future plans. Perhaps most interesting are the sessions pertaining to VMware's partnership with Amazon Web Services. One is titled “VMware NSXaaS - Secure…Read More

‘Bio-hacker’ embeds public transport ticket under his skin

‘Bio-hacker’ embeds public transport ticket under his skin

But the transport authority says that invalidates the card SHARE ▼ Killjoys at the public transport authority in the Australian State of New South Wales are warning users of stored-value-for-public-transport "Opal Card" that turning them into implants invalidates the card. One of the most persistently stupid ideas in the world of “bio-hacking”, dropping a chip under the skin for convenience,…Read More

Ride-snare: Lyft ruse helps cops cuff suspect in tech CEO murder case

Ride-snare: Lyft ruse helps cops cuff suspect in tech CEO murder case

'How would you rate your ride?' SHARE ▼ A police officer in Fayette County, Atlanta, has nabbed a murder suspect by appropriating the Lyft vehicle he figured the perp hoped to use as a getaway car. Albert DeMagnus, CEO of an IT business named Computer Management Services, was stabbed to death during a June 23 home invasion. He was discovered…Read More

Amadeus airline booking system TITSUP and it’s not ransomware

Amadeus airline booking system TITSUP and it’s not ransomware

Australian airline QANTAS is partly offline, other carriers may be in trouble too SHARE ▼ The Amadeus airline booking platform is suffering another outage, so far mostly seen in a follow-on TITSUP (Total Inability To Support Usual Performance) hitting Australian airline Qantas. The Australian carrier is telling customers its booking systems are unavailable, and says it's not the only airline…Read More

Microsoft brings caregiver leave home to US, plans to finish global rollout soon

Microsoft brings caregiver leave home to US, plans to finish global rollout soon

Four weeks, paid, to deal with family health crises SHARE ▼ Microsoft has decided that family caregivers deserve support, so it's decided to take its paid leave program global. Redmond's HR veep Kathleen Hogan explained the decision in a LinkedIn post (Do we have to? Oh, all right, here's the link), as the company began offering the program in the…Read More

Everything you need to know about the Petya, er, NotPetya nasty trashing PCs worldwide

Everything you need to know about the Petya, er, NotPetya nasty trashing PCs worldwide

This isn't ransomware – it's merry chaos SHARE ▼ Analysis It is now increasingly clear that the global outbreak of a file-scrambling software nasty targeting Microsoft Windows PCs was designed not to line the pockets of criminals, but spread merry mayhem. The malware, dubbed NotPetya because it masquerades as the Petya ransomware, exploded across the world on Tuesday, taking out…Read More

A good time Woz had by all: We peeked our head into Primary Data and this is what we saw

A good time Woz had by all: We peeked our head into Primary Data and this is what we saw

Upcoming early-access product details revealed SHARE ▼ Analysis Picture this. A little press conference with Primary Data at its headquarters in Milpitas, California, right in the armpit of Silicon Valley. CEO Lance Smith is briskly burbling away about his company, but us hacks are somewhat distracted. The Apple wizard that was, Steve Wozniak, Stephen Gary Wozniak, age 66, is sitting…Read More