Danny is a Staff Writer for Computing. With experience in online and broadcast journalism, he joined Computing in August 2012 after over two years working in the video games industry press. He graduated with a Master's degree in Multimedia Broadcast Journalism from University College Falmouth in 2008, after previously completing a BA in Politics at the University of Exeter.

Articles & blogs by Danny Palmer

Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and others call on US Senate to limit NSA surveillance

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Reform Government Surveillence Group urges US legislators to pass USA Freedom Act in open letter
17 Nov 2014

SAP and Oracle finally settle long-running illegal downloads dispute

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Two firms settle after seven long years of battling
17 Nov 2014

Apples to go - IT director Andy Chalklin on how iPhones and iPads are helping Pret A Manger to provide better service to coffee lovers

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Andy Chalklin, director of IT at Pret, explains why he opted for iPhone over Android, and why the firm hasn't jumped into big data
13 Nov 2014

Yahoo buys video ad firm BrightRoll as rumours surface of plot to oust CEO Marissa Mayer

Yahoo makes another acquisition, but top shareholders are said to be exploring the possibility of a merger with AOL
12 Nov 2014

'BlackBerry has survived, now we look at growth,' says CEO John Chen

One year on from taking over smartphone firm, BlackBerry CEO John Chen believes the worst is over
10 Nov 2014

Top 10 IT news stories of the week: Microsoft and HMRC look at past errors while smaller database providers look to big future

This week's stop stories, as judged by Computing readers
07 Nov 2014

Germany and Brazil propose UN resolution re-write to condemn 'highly intrusive act' of NSA surveillance

Two countries, both victims of NSA spying, want United Nations to condemn snooping
07 Nov 2014

Betting on testing, mobile and DevOps - an interview with City Index Group CIO Mike Lear

City Index group CIO Mike Lear tells Danny Palmer how continuous testing, DevOps and a focus on mobile are helping to keep the spread betting firm ahead of the game
07 Nov 2014

‘BlackBerry market share down from 15 per cent to 0.8 per cent in two years,’ says City Index Group CIO

But financial spread betting firm still developing for BlackBerry users to ensure every customer is catered for, Mike Lear tells Computing
06 Nov 2014

Illumination's Bruno Mahe on why 'Minions' animation studio selected Avere cloud servers over Hitachi and EMC

Animation firm's head of technology explains how Avere Systems benefits production of films like the upcoming Minions
05 Nov 2014

BBC's 'conservative approach' to data use 'makes our jobs a little harder'

BBC Worldwide's Michael Fleshman talks to Computing about the organisation's conservative approach to data use
04 Nov 2014

BBC Worldwide's Michael Fleshman on how APIs and analytics are expanding the broadcaster's global reach

The BBC's Michael Fleshman explains the role API management and analytics will play in the broadcaster's forthcoming BBC Store service
04 Nov 2014

West Yorkshire Police to equip 7,000 officers with Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphones

Deployment of mobile devices across the force designed to let police spend more time on the front line
03 Nov 2014

Digital marketing budgets set to increase in 2015, says Gartner

Technology will be leveraged in order to better connect with customers, says analyst firm
03 Nov 2014

Francis Maude: 'The internet is too large for any organisation to fight cyber crime alone'

Cabinet Office Minister tells Payments Council Cyber Security Conference that cooperation is the key to the fight against cyber crime
31 Oct 2014