BT has surprised everyone by announcing that it is deploying next generation hybrid-fibre across the United Kingdom from 2016/17.
Dubbed G.fast broadband technology, it will provide “most homes” with speeds of ‘up to’ 500Mbps and there’s also a “premium” option for up to 1000Mbps. more»
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has made Google sign an undertaking to improve information about how it collects personal data in the UK.
The ICO said that following an investigation it found that Google’s search engine was “too vague” in describing how it used personal data it had collected. more»
The UK and the US are using the massacres in Paris as a pretext for “increasing co-operation” on snooping on internet users.
Prime Minister David “one is an ordinary bloke” Cameron said the two countries will set up “cyber cells” to share intelligence and conduct simulated attacks to test the defences of organisations such as banks. more»
Online bookseller Amazon has created 6,000 new full-time positions in Europe in 2014 to respond to booming demand.
The company said that it now employed 32,000 permanent staff in the European Union, with the new jobs created in logistics centres, customer service, software development, supply chain management and design. more»
Despite the government maintaining that the UK is on track to deliver broadband just about everywhere in the country, regulator Ofcom said economics mean that’s just not going to happen.
Ofcom said in a report that communication services are used by an average UK adult for over half of their waking hours. more»
The European Court of Justice told Google that it had to remove information under its so-called “right to be forgotten” law and now it has emerged that one in 10 requests came from the UK.
According to the BBC, Google has taken down nearly 500,000 links from its search engine since May. more»
A survey showed that UK users of the internet are still a bit confuzzled by the pesky thing.
Tata Communications revealed its report today – garnered from 9,417 people across the world – and including 1,770 internet users in the UK. more»
Mainframe software outfit Micro Focus has started proceedings to merge with Attachmate, owners of Novell and Suse Linux, for approximately US$1.2 billion.
The combined company should have yearly revenue of $1.4 billion, with more than 4,500 employees and more than 30,000 customers, Micro Focus said. more»
The worth of digital content in 2013 amounted to $57 billion, and that’s just for seven countries surveyed.
According to market research company IHS, global spending on digital games, apps and online movies was up by 30 percent from the 2012 figure of $44 billion. more»
After a dreadful dose of the recession clap, it appears the UK economy is showing signs of growth.
It’s growth, but not much growth, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
In the fourth quarter of 2013 the economy grew by 0.7 percent. more»
According to new research from KPMG, the British tech sector has outperformed the rest of the private sector in terms of hiring and long-term outlook.
This is no new trend. KPMG notes that the tech sector has consistently outperformed the rest of the private sector over the last decade. more»
Top notebook peddler Acer has chosen Marco Andresen as general manager in the UK, replacing Neil Marshall who was promoted to looking after North Europe operations.
Both Andresen and Marshall will cooperate on their current and new positions frmo 1 November, 2013. more»
According to research outfit Information Services Group (ISG), the public sector outsourcing market in the UK has taken a massive hit in the first half of the year. The ISG Outsourcing Index for EMEA found just €2 billion of outsourcing activity in the UK for the first half of the year. more»
The tech sector has long been lauded as the place to go for highly motivated individuals who believe the sky is the limit. While there are numerous success stories in every industry, the tech sector isn’t what it used to be. more»
The recovery may be slow and the situation on the job market is still pretty grim, but people and businesses are buying quite a few new cars. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, 65,937 new vehicles were registered last month in Britain. more»