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open Nvidia's multi-billion-dollar buying spree continues as it slurps up Cumulus soon after swallowing Mellanox 3
open Comms giant Telefonica confirms O2 in talks to merge with Virgin Media 24
By Jan 0
open 'VPs shouldn't go publicly rogue'... XML co-author Tim Bray quits AWS after Amazon fires COVID-19 whistleblowers 66
open The Great British anti-5G fruitcake Bakeoff: Group hugs, no guns, and David Icke 139
By AlbertH
open QUIC, dig in: Microsoft open-sources MsQuic, its implementation of Google-spawned TCP-killer QUIC 10
open Oracle faces claims of unequal pay from 4,000+ women after judge upgrades gender gap lawsuit to class action 42
open Brit magistrates' courts turn to video conferencing to keep wheels of justice turning 19
open $31bn spent on cloudy infrastructure in Q1 on back of employees' mass migration to home working 6
open Extra knobs and dials for Microsoft's Productivity Score while Azure Active Directory lays on the freebies 3
By Giles C
open Square peg of modem won't fit into round hole of PC? I saw to it, bloke tells horrified mate 193
open Dell to unleash hybrid server/storage boxen that can run virtual machines 13
open International space station connects 100Mbps symmetric space laser ethernet using Sony optical disc tech 41
By Cuddles
open ICANN finally halts $1.1bn sale of .org registry, says it's 'the right thing to do' after months of controversy 106
By JimC
open Back when the huge shocking thing that felt like the end of the world was Australia on fire, it turns out telcos held up all right 5
By DocNo
open Jeff Bezos tells shareholders to buckle up: Amazon to blow this quarter's profits and more on coronavirus costs 25
open We're not Finnished yet: Nokia chalks up €200m sales hit to 'COVID-19 issues' 6
open Vodafone issues a stay of execution for Demon domain hold-outs 14
By akicif
open Facebook defers $3bn of infrastructure spend because it's hard to build bit barns when you're working from home 6
open Past three months were a rollercoaster for Microsoft: Ad spending down, PCs and gaming flat, cloud climbing amid work-from-home demand 1
open Apple chucks $3 at iPhone users after killing FaceTime on iOS 6 because it didn't want to pay connectivity charges 14
open Who's still using Webex? Not even Cisco: Judge orders IT giant to use rival Zoom for virtual patent trial 58
By mrbruno
open Family meeting! Chocolate Factory makes its business-like video-chat service free to anyone with a Google account 19
By Terry 6
open Some big boots to Phil: HPE says bye to globo sales chief who is heading for a land down under 3
open Google reveals how its Borg clusters have evolved yet still only use about 60 percent of resources (Alibaba might do better) 4
open Mystery cloud added 10,000 new AMD Epyc servers in under ten days to handle demand for you know what 12
open Resistance is futile: Some Cisco security appliances are ticking time bombs of fail thanks to faulty resistors 56
open Like life for a lot of us, Google's 2020 was going relatively fine until March hit. Ad sales nosedive, but yay for cloud and Chromebooks? 3
open Guess which cloud giant Zoom picked to handle millions more video calls? Bzzt, wrong answer: It's Oracle 30
open Outages batter UK's Virgin Media into wee hours as broadband failures spike 77% globally 48
By vogon00
open Thought Microsoft's licence plans were Kafkaesque? How about a Kafka extension for Azure Functions? 2
By jake
open Windows 10 gets a little more G-shaped: G Suite admins can now manage Microsoft's OS, and that includes remote wipe 6
open Wakey-wakey! A quarter of IT pros only get 3-4 hours' kip – and you won't believe what's being touted as the 'solution' 56
By DiViDeD
open Now might not be the best time to visit, but AWS just turned on a new region in Milan 1
By Flak
open US threatens to turf out four Chinese telcos amid concerns over national security... and COVID-19, doctors, schools, jobs, communists, etc 23
By Yes Me
open Dumpster diving to revive a crashing NetWare server? It was acceptable in the '90s 107
open FTP is crusty and mostly dead, right? AWS just started supporting it anyway 26
open Elevating cost-cutting to a whole new level with million-dollar bar bills 148
By jake
open Cisco UCS servers slugged by 'This SSD will self-destruct in 40,000 hours' firmware farrago 30
open Microsoft admits pandemic caused Azure ‘constraints’ and backlog of customer quota requests 14
open Google Cloud CEO says Istio will be handed to a foundation. The Reg: But what about..? Google: That will be all. 3
By Dan 55
open Work from home surge may work in Wi-Fi 6's favour, reckons analyst house 54
open AWS is now African AF as it opens Cape Town region in South Africa 3
open IBM Watson GPU cloud cluster Brexits from London to Frankfurt – because GDPR 49
open Google shifting workloads to run when the sun will shine and the wind will blow 6
open Internet root keymasters must think they're cursed: First, a dodgy safe. Now, coronavirus upends IANA ceremony 40
open Adobe’s Flash fade may force vCenter upgrades unless you run dodgy browsers 6
open Google and Cisco, sitting in a (spanning) tree, cloud N-E-T-W-O-R-K-I-N-G 2
open Facebook takes $5.7bn stake in Jio – India's largest mobile telco 6
open Zuck loves free speech so much Facebook will censor 'anti-state' content in Vietnam after telcos 'crippled' access 18
open New York Attorney General probes Charter over claims it forced staff to work in offices amid coronavirus pandemic 9


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