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open UK suit over reselling surplus Microsoft licenses rolls on 45
open The month I worked for DEADHEAD: Yes, that was their job title 71
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open China tells big tech to reveal some customers' income 13
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open NASA astronaut returns to Earth on a Russian Soyuz 11
open SPAC sponsors could soon be held liable for over-hyping to investors 9
open DoJ to Congress: Thumbs up for big tech antitrust bill 5
open Three Twilio developers charged with insider trading 11
By Mobster
open Wozniak startup to share orbital space junk data 15
By DiViDeD
open Axed data scientist sues IBM claiming he was discriminated against as a man 23
open NASA will award contract for second lunar lander to a biz that's not SpaceX 37
By Ken G
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open Big Tech revenues under threat from EU law proposals 28
open In the graveyard of good ideas, how does yours measure up to these? 142
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open Weibo faces US stock exchange delisting 3
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open US court allows ZTE to exit probation despite visa fraud 5
open Russia's Mir space station returned to Earth 21 years ago 8
By Ken G
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open DoJ accuses Google of training staff to make 'false requests for legal advice' 27
By bazza
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By Outski
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open OneWeb turns to SpaceX for satellite launches 10
open HCL stands by legality of its bonus clawback scheme 2
open Take this $715,000 and find security gaps in quantum computers, says NSF 24
open Hear us out: Smartphone lidar can test blood, milk 34
open $5bn+ Big Tech mergers in cross-hairs of draft US laws 6
open ExoMars rover launch axed over Russia tensions 32
open SAP to repay $23.1m in water contracts settlement 2
open Activist investors attempt to push through racial diversity probe at Salesforce 10
open UK space firm Skyrora opens rocket testing site in Scotland 10
open Are we springing into a Y2K-class nightmare? 214
open Ireland: Meta fined $18.6m for breaking EU's GDPR 9
open Ukraine's nuclear plants: Chernobyl off diesel power, explosions explained 27
open Software upgrades help Mars helicopter keep flying 14
open Pioneer 10 turns 50: Remembering humankind's first jaunt to Jupiter 28
open Microsoft claims breakthrough in quantum computer system 35
open Congress earmarks cash for fusion energy development 8
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open Next-gen Moon buggy FLEX conquers California desert, seeks lunar speed record 23
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open UK, EU regulators probe Google and Meta's 'Jedi Blue' ad deal 12
open The Human Genome Project will tell us who to support at Eurovision 78
open BOFH: Gaming rig for your home office? Yeah right 84
open Germany bankrolls effort to build home-grown quantum systems 12


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