FT: EU initiating Google split

Members of the European Parliament are readying a motion calling for the breakup of Google, by separating its search engine functionality from other commercial services, according to news reports.


Yahoo dethrones Google as Firefox search tool

Mozilla has picked Yahoo to be the default search engine for its Firefox browser in the U.S., deposing Google in a new five-year partnership announced on Wednesday.


Ericsson: 9 in 10 to have mobile phone by 2020

The latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, an update on mobile trends leveraging Big Data from live networks worldwide, launches today and reveals that proliferation of mobile technology is continuing at a rapid pace.

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EMC: 88 percent of UAE values third platform

EMC has released the findings of a survey that asked I.T. decision makers in UAE for their perspective on I.T.’s role as an enabler of business change during the shift towards the megatrends of cloud, mobile, social and Big Data.


Tianhe-2 tops supercomputer list again

Once a seething cauldron of competition, the twice-yearly Top500 listing of the world’s most powerful supercomputers has grown nearly stagnant of late.

Crafting space

Last month in London, EMC gave the media a peek of what is coming in the future for the technology leader and what is available now to help CIOs manage their data.

Building bridges

With a lack of communication and collaboration between on-the-ground workers and office staff, the ALEC (Al Jaber LEGT Engineering and Contracting) IT team set about establishing a self-service Intranet portal to streamline communications and optimise business processes.

Golden jubilee

Swiss cabling company R&M is celebrating a milestone this year. During its 50th year in operation, they are coming with solutions and expertise that fit the region’s booming investments. CNME sits down with CEO Michel Riva to see what is in store for the company this year.

Apple Watch: What can and can’t it do?

Excitement over Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus may leave some overlooking the company’s other release which coincided with the new smartphone – the Apple Watch. Here are five things the Apple Watch can do, followed by five things it can’t.


Acer takes on the Nexus 7 with 7.9″ Intel tablet

The new A1-830 tablet ticks all of the right boxes for people interested in a functional tablet sporting the sub 8-inch form factor. The tablet sports a 7.9-in, 1024×768 resolution screen at a 4:3 screen ratio; ideal for web browsing and reading e-books.

  • HP Spectre 13 review: a welcome return to the basics

    HP’s Spectre 13 runs Windows 8, but it doesn’t contort, flip, swivel, or do any of the other impractical tricks that look so fun in advertisements. It’s not a tablet strapped to a dock, or a tablet with a keyboard cover, either. It’s just a regular ol’ Ultrabook. A very, very good Ultrabook.

  • Lab tested: new Mac Pro is the speedster we’ve been waiting for

    Our tests of a $6799 configure-to-order Mac Pro show – as expected – that the new system is better-suited to people making their living using professional apps like Final Cut Pro than everyday users working in consumer apps like iMovie.

  • Review: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro

    If you’re in the market for a high-performing, low-priced Ultrabook, this has to be the one to go for.

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