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G-Cloud sales reach £150m, SMBs continue to dominate

17 Apr 2014  by Jamie Hinks
G-Cloud sales reach £150m, SMBs continue to dominate
Figures released by the government show that the amount spent since the service’s inception reach £154.6 million by the end of March and SMBs accounted for 60 per cent of the total.

Canada arrests world’s first Heartbleed hacker

17 Apr 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Canada arrests world’s first Heartbleed hacker
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police [RCMP] arrested a 19-year-old man for stealing around 900 social insurance numbers from the Canadian Revenue Agency [CRA].

Virgin Media apologises after email faux pas leaks thousands of addresses

17 Apr 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Virgin Media apologises after email faux pas leaks thousands of addresses
The company sent out a message that allowed any recipient to send a message to all those that received the email, using the “reply all” option.

Kindle for Samsung lands on Android 4.0 devices

17 Apr 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Kindle for Samsung lands on Android 4.0 devices
Samsung and Amazon have worked together on the new app that includes 12 free eBooks a year and gives smartphone and tablet owners access to Kindle’s complete service.

iTunes Radio: Ad agency hints at imminent UK launch

17 Apr 2014  by Jamie Hinks
iTunes Radio: Ad agency hints at imminent UK launch
A tweet from a marketing executive gives the strongest hint yet that the service will soon be launching in the UK after admitting talks over how it will tie in with Apple’s iAd platform.
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Major BitCoin exchange MtGox taken down by Japanese court

17 Apr 2014  by Alex Hamilton
Major BitCoin exchange MtGox taken down by Japanese court
A Bitcoin exchange that at one point was among the world’s largest has been put into administration by a Japanese court following a hack that lost it £300m in coins.

FBI alerts storage company LaCie of year long data breach

17 Apr 2014  by Alex Hamilton
FBI alerts storage company LaCie of year long data breach
French storage company LaCie, which counts security encryption products among its portfolio, has warned customers that it may have been breached by hackers for an entire year.

UK kids can use phones but not building blocks, teachers worry

17 Apr 2014  by Alex Hamilton
UK kids can use phones but not building blocks, teachers worry
Children at nursery school in the UK know how to swipe phones but not how to play with their toys, say worried teachers, amid government spending to transform schools into academies.

Crisis deepens as research shows nearly all Heartbleed detection tools are failing

17 Apr 2014  by Alex Hamilton
Crisis deepens as research shows nearly all Heartbleed detection tools are failing
Cybersecurity consultancy Hut3 has warned that most free detection tools being used to detect the Heartbleed bug are failing in their job, putting websites at risk.

Samsung confirms Tizen OS phone aimed at high-end customers for Q2 2014

17 Apr 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Samsung confirms Tizen OS phone aimed at high-end customers for Q2 2014
The South Korean company will follow up the release of its first phone with a mid-range device later on in the year that it hopes will help to drive volume growth.

"Righteous" Pono music player raises $6.2m on kickstarter

17 Apr 2014  by Alex Hamilton
"Righteous" Pono music player raises $6.2m on kickstarter
A music player designed by songwriter Neil Young has become the third most successful kickstarter campaign ever. In total, the audio Pono project raised $6.2 million.