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Sunday, July 12, 2020 1:03 PM ET

Register UK - Business

Software biz Advanced set to lay off 6% of its workforce, blames that virus -- The artist formerly known as Advanced Computer Software Group confirms redundancies

2 days ago

South Korea joins the 'we're going to be self-sufficient in more tech and then export bucketloads' club -- President chooses chip factory to expands program aimed at reducing dependence on Japan

2 days ago

Tata Consultancy Services says pandemic's most powerful punches landed in Q1 - and it's still dancing -- Revenue fell eight percent but company thinks it can win on new virus-scoured terrain

2 days ago

Philippines government tech agency seeks 750 percent budget boost for COVIDigital transformation -- Most of it to go on new internet infrastructure to keep citizens working and learning remotely

2 days ago

MariaDB inhales $25m. 'People tried to get away with simpler' but now there's a 'relational renaissance,' says open-source biz chief -- Oracle nemesis will be focusing on SkySQL cloud product

3 days ago

Indonesia slaps 10 percent tax on three Googles -- But only on one AWS, one Spotify and one Netflix - and zero Microsofts

3 days ago

Manchester, UK seeks IT-slinger: £235m for number-plate-and-fines system to clean up vehicle emissions -- Contract could be repurposed kit and services to support 'other uses' besides clean air...

5 days ago

When Facebook says you're not a good 'culture fit', it means you're not White or Asian enough – complaint -- Antisocial network accused of unfairly snubbing Black people when it comes to jobs, promotions

5 days ago

Baroness Dido Harding lifts the lid on the NHS's manual contact tracing performance: 'We contact them up to 10 times over a 36-hour period' -- Some of them will be feeling very ill and won't pick up the phone and return the call. Ahem...

5 days ago

Oracle sued by a shareholder who alleges its lack of progress in diversity amounts to 'dishonesty' -- Asks that at least three Board members give up their seats for diverse replacements

5 days ago

£40m wasna enough for ink and toner cartridges in public sector, says Scottish government -- Like most other things these days, COVID-19 blamed for extension to framework agreement

6 days ago

Dutch national broadcaster saw ad revenue rise when it stopped tracking users. It's meant to work like that, right? -- Brave browser's policy officer questions efficacy of personalised ads

9 days ago

Brit MPs vote down bid to delay IR35 reforms, press ahead with new tax rules for private-sector contractors -- Amendment aimed to push back introduction to 2023/24, but it'll go ahead as planned next year

10 days ago

No one can compete with Google... unless it opens its click-and-query data to rivals, says UK markets watchdog -- Sharing's caring

10 days ago

Happy privacy action day in California: If you don't have 'Do not sell my information' in your website footer, you need to read this story right now -- Golden State AG prepares crackdown

10 days ago

Never knowingly under-digitally transformed: Retailer John Lewis outsources tech function to Wipro -- 244 workers TUPE'd to new employer

11 days ago

Capgemini bags £40m to provide IT and dev support for the UK's Financial Services Compensation Scheme -- Outsourcer charged with bolstering PPI chaser's business transformation

11 days ago

The internet becomes trademarkable, sort of, with near-unanimous Supreme Court ruling on Booking.com -- Lawyers lick their lips at litigation to come

11 days ago

Imagination Technologies sued over £27m Russian SoC contract invoice brouhaha -- IMGworks' new owner Sondrel demands £1.4m handed over tout suite

13 days ago

Google to 'surface' friendly banks' business loans through Pay app -- To help Indian small businesses cope with COVID crunch

16 days ago

Software -- Microsoft to pull support for PHP: Version 8? Exterminate, more like... -- No support 'in any capacity' for PHP for Windows for v8 and beyond, but Windows users not to worry, says release manager

1 day ago

Software -- Android 11 will let users stop device-makers from killing background apps, says Google -- Users will be able to 'override ... restrictions' on phones and other kit, says engineering team

23 hours ago

Security -- An email banning our staff from using TikTok? Haha, funny story about that, we didn't mean it – Amazon -- Shock TikTok block clocked, unblocked as poppycock amid media aftershock

10 hours ago

Personal Tech -- Soft press keys for locked-down devs: Three new models of old school 60-key Happy Hacking 'board out next month -- Good news if you're a fan of Topre switches

10 hours ago

Science -- Spotted the ISS in the sky yet? How about pulling out some spare kit and giving it a listen? -- ESA emits a guide to picking up Slow Scan TV from the orbiting outpost

10 hours ago

Science -- The world's nonsense keeping you awake in middle of the night? Good news. Go outside and see this two-tail comet -- At 65 million miles away, that's what we call social distancing

4 hours ago

Analysis -- Rip and replace is such a long Huawei to go, UK telcos plead, citing 'blackouts' and 'billion pound' costs: Are Vodafone and BT playing 'Project Fear'? -- Not sure they spent that much on 'high risk' kit from ZTE and Huawei, coughs analyst

4 hours ago

Security -- Tony Blair tells Russian infosec conference that cross-border infosec policies need more gov intervention -- Just what Vladimir Putin's favourite bank wanted to hear, no doubt

4 hours ago

Software -- So Darned Kind of you, Facebook: SDK bug sends popular iOS apps crashing earthwards -- You're unlikely to hear someone inflicting their iOS Spotify playlist on the bus today

4 hours ago

We're no longer helping UK Post Office persecute postal workers with our shonky system, says Fujitsu -- Too little, too late – but the inquiry is rolling

16 days ago

Capita capital capitulates to COVID-19 coronavirus: Pandemic blamed as top line sags 10% -- Well, that and the 'contract losses'

17 days ago

Business - SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son stops shining on Alibaba's board - 'My work here is done, but my day job just got complicated' is the gist of it - |

17 days ago

Ex-barrister reckons he has a privacy-preserving solution to Britain's smut ban plans -- Content tagging – and I'll give the tech away for free, says Safecast Global chief

19 days ago

ASEAN trade bloc scoops Googlebucks to digitise businesses out of COVID-19 crunch -- Hopes to educate 200,000 people in villages and smaller cities

19 days ago

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses... but not your H-1B geeks, L-1 staffers nor J-1 students -- US freezes visa applications until the end of the year, cites COVID-19-sparked unemployment

19 days ago

Paging technology providers: £3m is on the table to replace archaic NHS comms network -- 10% of the world's pagers are in use by Britain's health service

20 days ago

Can't get your Pi fix online? The Cambridge shop's back open for business, Brits -- Doors remain closed at that other hub of nerdery, the Centre for Computing History

22 days ago

IR35 tax reforms for UK freelancers glide through committee stage: D-Day set for 6 April 2021 -- *Cough* But are they freelancers? *cough* – HMRC

23 days ago

A memo from the distant future... June 2022: The boss decides working from home isn't the new normal after all -- Because nobody wants to be the new Yahoo! apparently

23 days ago

Winter is coming, and with it the UK's COVID-19 contact-tracing app – though health minister says it's not a priority -- 'Focus' now on call centre-based system run by outsourcers, it seems

24 days ago

Yahoo! owes! us! one! billion! dollars! in! back! taxes! say! US! govt! beancounters! -- IRS willing to settle for a seventh of what it asked for - it's nice to be rich

24 days ago

Electronic health records firm Epic Bristol bags £454m in UK deals as creaking care sector chases digital transformation -- Software company wins over Northern Ireland and Manchester NHS trust

25 days ago

Meatspace meetup Web Summit reckons you'll be ready to revisit the world in November -- Portugal event is on, say organisers, even though events with more than 20 are currently barred

25 days ago

Not so nice, we investigated them twice: EU opens double whammy of inquiries into Apple's biz practices -- App Store cut and Cupertino's NFC platform in competition crosshairs

26 days ago

It's June, and you guessed it! Pork barrel time for resellers as £500m public sector framework gets go-ahead -- 18 county and city councils – as well as an NHS trust – get ready to dish out taxpayers' cash

26 days ago

Infosys denies former head of diversity recruitment's accusations of racial bias and visa fraud -- Rejects allegations it favours Indian workers in the USA

27 days ago

Facebook caves to Australia's call for explanations of News Feed algo changes -- But The Social Network™ won't pay for news and tells publishers it can get along just fine without them

27 days ago

Brit council tosses Serco a £50m contract extension as coronavirus pandemic leaves in-sourcing plans in tatters -- At least the outsourcer's doing well through all this

1 month ago