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Lenovo carves up Chinese server pie

lenovo-logoAs we reported yesterday, Lenovo will acquire Intel’s X86 server business this week and that means it will be the biggest server company in mainland China.

Market research firm IDC released its figures for server sales in China for the first half of this year and Lenovo – which includes prior IBM system business – comes out the leader at 23.91 percent (see chart). more»

StealthGenie about to be bottled

idreamofjeannie1-300x193The US government has arrested the chief executive officer of a mobile spyware maker  and charged him with allegedly illegally marketing an app that monitors calls, texts, videos, and other communications on mobile phones “without detection”,

Hammad Akbar, 31, of Pakistan, was the first person to be banged up in connection with advertising and the sales of mobile spyware targeting adults—in this case an app called StealthGenie. more»

Apple suffers more iCloud woes

stormNot satisfied with a security hole which allowed 4Chan users access to minor celebrities’ porn stashes, the Fruity Cargo cult Apple has some more problems with its cloud.

According to MacRumours there is a serious bug with the “Reset All Settings” option in iOS 8, causing users who activate the feature to lose all of their iWork documents stored in iCloud Drive. more»

Yahoo kills off Yahoo

blazing-saddles-655Yahoo has decided to kill off the product which started it all off.

In 1994, Jerry Yang and David Filo, graduate students at Stanford University, created a hierarchical directory of websites, “Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web”. In March of that year, they gave it the name “Yahoo!” for “Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle.”

At the time, human-curated web listings were the bee’s knees and search engines were not exactly up to snuff. more»