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UK fintech firm reaches for Ireland Brexit escape hatch

Seeks passporting clarity A UK fin-tech firm will seek regulation in Ireland if the government doesn’t preserve financial services passporting rights in its EU exit talks.…

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Sky’s CEO drops MVNO bombshell at results conference

Firm's sure to use its sports lure to bring in the punters At the announcement of its results this week, Sky said that it was planning MVNO services based on the O2 network, which is run in the UK by Telefonica. Faultline has been forecasting a move by Sky into cellular for the past four years and is surprised that it has taken this long for the ...

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NCC stirs in 'lumpy' bits of Fox, produces sales gravy. But market still chokes

Doesn't seem to've killed its appetite for acquisition UK-based infosec outfit NCC Group has weathered a tricky summer period that involved some ...

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Brexit? No impact at all, chuckles reseller juggernaut

Softcat warned of storm cloud in UK ahead of referendum, now says it blew over The storm clouds Softcat pointed to gathering over the industry in the ...

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Yahoo! hides! from! financial! analysts! amid! email! hacking!, privacy! storm!

Mayer silent on Verizon's discount demand, too Yahoo! had little to say on its looming tie-up with Verizon, as the Purple Palace turned in quarterly ...

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HPE tops in tape. Yes, tape is still a thing

Nothing too flashy, but it still makes bucks on ribbons of rust IDC says HPE is the big cheese in the tape systems market, getting more revenue from ...

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RBS debit card payments have gone utterly TITSUP

POETS day is in danger for those without cash The Royal Bank of Scotland's debit card system has suffered a TITSUP, that is, total inability to support usual payments.…

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Barracuda's satisfying cloud meal offsets appliances dip

Bet they're glad they switched streams Barracuda can smile as another solid quarter's work, the appliance of cloud science as we might say, brings in revenue growth and profits.…

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Tax-swerving IT director disqualified for 8 years

Paid himself £40k when biz was insolvent, says UK.gov Anthony Hodges, a Basingstoke-based IT consultant, has been barred from acting as a company director for eight years due to mischief undertaken as his company went into liquidation.…

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US investment 'heroes' are the people you love to hate

Old telco, rather than Silicon Valley, tops the list Which corporations invest most in the USA? A ranking by the favourite think-tank of the ...

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Brace yourself, Samsung: Activist investor Elliot's in an arm-twisting mood

Demerge, simplify and cough up for shareholders, it demands Analysis  Activist investor Paul Singer's Elliott Management is not shy about on taking ...

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Everspin's Friday IPO goes pop: Moderate amount of champagne all 'round

MRAM top's still spinning and hasn't fallen flat Everspin has spun out its IPO; it offered 5 million shares at an estimated $8 a pop to rake in an estimated $40m, with shares starting trading on Friday October 7, opening at $9.10 and currently ...

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Facebook pays, er, nope, gets £11m credit from UK taxman HMRC...

We've got an 'efficient tax structure', boast the Zuckerborg Facebook has bragged about its "efficient tax structure" in the UK after it was revealed the megacorporation actually earned £11m in tax credits to be offset against future claims from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.…

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Robots blamed for wiping 10 per cent off the value of sterling

Down down dooby-down Algorithms have been blamed for a flash crash that wiped nearly 10 per cent off the value of sterling on Friday morning.…

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Hyperledger chain gang man explains Penguins' blockchain play

Group cultivating Bitcoin's serious cousin LinuxCon, Berlin  Jim Zemlin raises an eyebrow when I say Hyperledger is rather outside Linux Foundation's usual domain, being a bit, er, consumery.…

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Speaking in Tech: Making $1bn profit from a $10m investment? We'll take it

IPO freely: Whatever you do, you can't wrest control away from Wall St

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Apple puts on its grey suit: Firm, 40, keen to meet corporate types

Could use all the dev time it hasn't been using on iPhones, amirite? Apple and consulting firm Deloitte are teaming up to help organisations with ...

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Market pulls chain on Crapita share price after first ever profit warning

Reselling slumps, TfL contract woes and possible Co-op 'litigation' looms Capita’s share price went into freefall this morning after its first ever profit warning, with troubles at the tech reselling and recruitment services units blamed, as well as costly delays to its Transport for London contract.…

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Analyst: iPhone 7 points to price jump

It is all in the numbers Apple may have dampened down expectations when it released the last set of quarterly financial figures, and predicted revenues down again year-on-year for the current quarter, but at least one analyst disagrees.…

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Natwest online payments go down

I got BILLS I gotta pay... Customers at Blighty's high-street bank Natwest have been struggling to make online payments this afternoon.…

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Damn you Brexit! You screwed my biz – LSE-listed tech supplier

Alternative Networks issues third profit warning in a year. When was EU vote? The management team at Alternative Networks has played the Brexit card ...

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Reclusive Mr Ren materialises to bless Huawei Leica tie-up

We have proof. Or a Photoshop. You decide China’s shopping spree of premium Western brands continues and not just footballers. It’s snapping up ...

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You heard right: Huawei's making phones in Chennai

Even the Chinese prefer an Indian takeaway Asian tech giant Huawei is to start manufacturing smartphones in India next month, in a move that could ...

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Oracle execs get that shrinking feeling

Larry, Mark and Safra's pay packet $46.5m lighter in fiscal '16 It still pays to run Oracle, just not as much as it used to - top executives’ ...

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Virgin Media costs balloon by MEEELLIONS in wake of Brexit

Staffer also asks: Why is Richard Branson still in our ads? Exclusive  Costs at Virgin Media have so far risen by £7m this year following Brexit, due to increased import costs, the company revealed in a Q&A with staff this week seen by The Register.…

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Financial Conduct Authority: No need to look any closer at insurers’ use of Big Data

We asked them and they said it's all good, so we're happy The Financial Conduct Authority has said there’s no need to launch a full market study into insurers’ use of big data, despite concerns that insurers' could be using to charge consumers more.…

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HPE sells off 'non-core' software assets

HPE asset disposals exercise - to possibly prep for an acquisition? Comment  On the day the Dell/EMC acquisition/merger completed, HPE announced it was selling off a load of non-core software assets in a “spin-off” merger with UK’s Micro Focus.…

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