AT&T lays out ‘radical’ network changes with SDN
AT&T is remaking its infrastructure as a “user-defined network cloud” in the pursuit of greater flexibility, lower costs and faster response to user needs, the carrier’s infrastructure chief said.
Got 4G? Wake up, Grandad. We’re doing 4.5G LTE-A in London – EE chief
Olaf Swantee, the CEO of EE, says that his network is planning a scorching 300Mb/s upgrade to its London coverage using the LTE-A (LTE-Advanced) specification. This will roll out in South London first and then to cover the whole of the area within the M25.
iOS 7.1 public release time
It’s nearly iOS 7.1 public release time with sources stating the update is days away. Apple fans are surely excited for the update after multiple beta testing, but when will iOS 7.1 for iPad and other devices be available to download?
Ballmer admits having few regrets as boss of Microsoft
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has reportedly admitted that he has had a few regrets at his previous company but not too many to mention. In his first public appearance after stepping down as the software giant’s chief, Ballmer talked to students at the University of Oxford and reflected on Microsoft’s missteps.
Over 50 per cent of organisations have implemented or are expanding their implementation of packaged collaboration software
Collaboration is a critical investment for many organizations looking to drive competitive advantage by better arming knowledge workers with information, access to expertise, and the ability to act collectively on trusted content. Forrester data shows that over 50 per cent of organisations have implemented or are expanding their implementation of packaged collaboration software.
HP to battle Google staff in hacking contest
Hewlett-Packard and its Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) effort have sponsored the Pwn2Own contest at the CanSecWest conference for years now. At the Pwn2Own event, independent security researchers square off against each other hacking Web browsers for prize money. Never before has HP’s own researchers participated in the actual hacking contest, but that is now set to change.
Facebook is in talks to buy Drone maker
The battle to bring the Internet to remote parts of the world may be fought in the sky. Facebook is in advanced discussions to buy Titan Aerospace, a New Mexico-based maker of solar-powered drones, according to a source familiar with the discussions. Titan’s drones, which are still in development, are expected to be able to remain in flight 12 miles high for up to five years, offering a potential solution for beaming broadband to areas that don’t have it.
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Vudu will soon let you send movies to your Chromecast
There isn’t exactly an abundance of major movie services that will send video to a Chromecast; for the most part, Google Play Movies and Netflix still rule the roost. It’s a good thing, then, that Vudu has announced plans to support the TV media adapter through both updated mobile apps and Chrome on the desktop.
Social and shopping don’t mix
Over half of the UK’s online shoppers say a store’s presence on a social networking site makes them trust the retailer less, while 27 per cent report that it makes them trust it more. And the E-commerce: Trust in Online Transactions report from YouGovfinds that many consumers segregate their online shopping and social habits, with close to four in 10 preferring to keep their social media and shopping activity separate, while around the same proportion believe that networks such as Facebook and Twitter are for friends, not retail.