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  • Singapore rides to rescue of local cabs by out-Ubering Uber

    Government develops own taxi app

    Singapore's Land Transport Authority (LTA) has found a way to out-Uber Uber, by launching a taxi-finding app of its own.?



  • Oh BOY! The MICKEY MOUSE Apple Watch is no heart-throb

    New gizmo lets Disney character tell you the time

    Apple has reached an agreement with Disney that will see Mickey Mouse telling the time on its new Watch device.?



  • Sharing Economy sharks need love, cuddles and SUBSIDIES ? UK.gov

    'Independent reviewer' demands her industry is showered in gold

    Analysis The government?s controversial ?Independent Review? of so-called ?sharing economy? companies ? such as Uber ? has concluded that they should be encouraged to self-regulate while receive government nurturing and love ? and your money.?



  • HP's converged storage 'growth engine' stalls

    Annual compare shows fall

    HP's newer, converged storage offerings are selling less well than they did a year ago. In the storage golf tournament, HP has hit bogeys instead of a birdy for the latest hole.?



  • A WHOPPING 8 million Windows Server 2003 systems still out there

    Refresh activity to be XP-like, biz still pondering next move

    Windows Server 2003 refresh activity has yet to show up in a major way across the UK tech channel amid estimates that eight million physical systems are still out there in the wild - not all of which will be replaced like-for-like.?



  • 'Watson AI, cloud, mobile', says payments firm, trousering £49m

    Gathers cash from Telefonica, MasterCard, Santander

    Mobile payments company Monitise has raised £49m via partners Telefonica, Santander and MasterCard to invest in global payments tech.?



  • Software firms are over-valued, says Huawei

    It?s only code, you greedy chunters

    Inflated valuations for software companies are discouraging possible acquirers, says Chinese giant Huawei.?



  • User flexibility without the risk

    Don?t stumble into the responsibility void

    Most organisations are seeing users and business groups starting to make their own technology decisions to some degree or another. On the one hand this provides those in the business with the freedom and flexibility they often crave, but unilateral adoption of equipment, software and services can create ambiguity over who is responsible for what. Action therefore needs to be taken to ensure that costs and risks do not escalate out of control.?



  • Candy Crush King king resigns for 'personal reasons'

    Chairman of the board takes leave of absence

    The chairman of Candy Crush-maker King has quit as the head of the firm and stepped down from the board for ?personal reasons?, the company said.?



  • Forget the accountancy scandal, our biz is back: Tech Data

    We're keeping a lid on costs and exiting unprofitable sales, so there

    If companies operate as intended then sales growth should be a given, and with its accountancy scandal pretty much behind it Tech Data reported business as usual for the fiscal third quarter that ended last month.?