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April, 2014


April 29, 2014  3:25 PM

RBS seeks out-of-work white van man

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
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RBS is truly afraid of technology. Customers have had so many outages as a result of the bank's creaking legacy IT infrastructure the bank has decided to replace wireless networks with transit vans.

An initial...

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April 15, 2014  1:55 PM

Google helps taxman indirectly

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
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Watch out...the HMRC is using big data analytics to catch corporate tax avoiders. The taxman is taking advantage of open source Hadoop technology to scour tax returns for compliance. So it is rather poetic that the taxman is using Hadoop, an open source implementation of Google's proprietary...


April 15, 2014  1:46 PM

Heartbleed perpetrators to receive babysitting sentences

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
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The perpetrators of the Heartbleed bug hack on UK parenting website Mumsnet are to be punished in the most appropriate manner if they are ever apprehended.

Mumsnet members will receive a calendar of the next 10...


April 14, 2014  3:20 PM

Vein technology to pay for your coffee

CBaldwin Profile: CBaldwin
biometric, Sweden, Technology

We haven't even managed to get mobile payments up and running successfully and the furthest we've really got with fingerprint technology is being able to unlock our expensive iPhone 5s, but an adventurous student at Lund University in Sweden has decided to leap ahead of the...


April 9, 2014  1:55 PM

No emails after 18h00, we’re French

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Email, France

If a 35-hour work week and six weeks of paid vacation is not enough reason to move to France, the no email after 18h00 rule is pretty compelling all on its own.

A deal signed by tech industry employers and unions in France means many companies are now...


April 2, 2014  2:53 PM

‘On your bike Workday’ says Oracle.

Bill Goodwin Profile: Bill Goodwin
Bike, Cloud Computing, London, Oracle, SAP, Workday

Oracle appears to be a little riled by the sudden appearance of cloud computing upstart, Workday in London this week.

Workday may not be making any money yet, and may not yet have quite the customer base of Oracle or SAP, but its cloud technology is causing ripples.

That...


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