Technology web site Gigaom has closed down, after saying it had run out of cash.
Gigaom was started by our old friend Om Malik and had around six and a half million pages views a month.
But advertising revenue for small sites is at an all time low, following the disintermediation of adverts for the web. more»
A Freedom of Information (FOI) request made to Oxford City Council has revealed that the folk who pick up your wheelie bins are filming you in secret.
After a wheelie bin in TechEye’s front garden in Oxford wasn’t picked up, we called the council to ask why. more»
There is a long held adage about buying notebooks and that is don’t buy them in the fourth calendar quarter.
Intel always release new chips in the New Year and it’s always wise to wait for that to happen rather than get all excited before Yule. more»
A senior executive at Dell has been voted Woman of the Year by 1,000 IT voters.
Sarah Shields, executive director and general manager at Dell UK, picked up the award at an event organised by PCR in London today.
Shields said: “It’s an absolute honour, especially to be in a room full of such amazing women. more»
Hard evidence shows that UK councils behave far worse than Google and employ cameras to check whether their own employees and residents follow the made up rules council officials operate.
It has emerged CCTV cameras follow every movement of the binmen as they pick up wheelie bins, and binmen are called to task if they get a tiny iota wrong. more»
The decision by HP to split itself into two companies has the whiff of desperation about it.
One wing will sell printer ink and PCs, while the other will position itself selling into the enterprises with services and hardware.
Meg Whitman said that the move is intended to give both wings flexibility in the different marketplaces they represent but the end result is more likely to be confusion than clarity. more»
Tiertime said it has launched a new desktop 3D printer, called UP BOX.
It costs $1,900 and is aimed at both professional and educational market.
The machine will churn out larger units with a max size of 10x8x8 inches, while the print resolution is now 0.1mm and printing speed 30 percent faster than its predecessor. more»
It’s going to be difficult to say how much I miss my dear friend Dave Evans, who died last Saturday, after fighting hard with cancer for way too long, but I’ll have a bash.
I first met Dave in 1989 when he worked at ICL Today and I was editing PC Business World. more»
As far as we can see, Apple’s announcement of its iWatch put chip giant Intel in the shade yesterday.
Yesterday was supposed to be Intel’s day, but as it doesn’t really have very much to say about anything except wearable technology, it didn’t really stand a chance. more»
In one of those strange twists of fate that dog the semiconductor industry, it appears X86 giant Intel is now one of the biggest licensees of ARM tech on the planet, now it is a foundry business. ARM, of course, offers an advantage over X86 servers in terms of both functionality and heat. more»
Because Intel has so few products to show at its expensive upcoming Intel Developer Forum in September in San Francisco, it will play its old three card trick and show off new logos and marketing plans instead. Ailing Intel, it seems, has run out of “innovation”. more»
Fruity cargo cult Apple has huge difficulties calling a spade a spade without out hyping it up into something it is clearly not, writes Nick Farrell.
After all, marketing was what made Apple’s iPad a success, while Microsoft’s tablet, languished on the shelves for years. more»
Hungarian security company Balabit showed off its Shell Control Box (SCB) at a press gig this week.
This is a clever gizmo which sits between a data centre and people accessing the data which has an active alert function and which can reconstruct changes people have made to systems as well as preclude certain users from doing different things. more»
Security outfit Balabit said that following an £8 million cash injection from C5 in the UK, it is set to extend its indirect model to new territories.
Balabit’s Baldor Kiszei told ChannelEye here in Hungary that 95 percent of its revenue stream is already indirect, but it has ambitious plans to extend its existing model to the UK and to the USA too. more»
Miriam Murphy (pictured) is to become a senor VP of Avnet’s northern region – that’s the UK and Ireland.
She replaces interim head of the territory Tony Madden, who has run the UK business over the last six months.
Murphy is a long time employee of Avnet and she was responsible for expanding its IBM business across 14 countries in the EMEA region, according to Graeme Watt, president of Avnet EMEA. more»