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Curtains for Windows as Hillarys Blinds opts for Android

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When Hillarys Blinds wanted to build an app for its in-home sales staff it weighed up mobile platforms – and opted for a combination of Android and Samsung smartphones
07 Aug 2013

Gove on education

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Education secretary Michael Gove explains to Peter Gothard why he believes his new Computing curriculum will produce individuals who are better able to thrive in an increasingly digitised world
07 Aug 2013

Tomb Raider publisher raises its big data game

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Square Enix group IT director Haitham Rowley tells Danny Palmer how MongoDB’s big data solution is helping the company improve the gaming experience
29 Jul 2013

Keep calm and carry on coding

Education secretary Michael Gove has spoken, but what does the industry make of infant coders and Boolean logic for seven year olds?
24 Jul 2013

Oracle and the innovator's dilemma - an interview with DataStax CEO Billy Bosworth

Cassandra boss reveals expansion plans and explains why big data means big problems for Oracle
24 Jul 2013

Ubuntu starts $32m crowdsource on Indiegogo to fund its Edge smartphone

Most audacious fundraising attempt ever hopes to raise enough to produce 40,000 phones
23 Jul 2013

Valve launches skills website for teen coders

Games company follows Microsoft and Google into the education sector
15 Jul 2013

The future for Microsoft: behind Ballmer’s Build bluster

Steve Ballmer’s keynote at Build 2013 was a third-party sales tour de force, but it left a few loose ends dangling on the hardware front
09 Jul 2013

Gove’s new ICT curriculum sees five year olds writing programs and 3D printing in schools

Boolean logic, abstraction and software testing skills all to figure highly in revised ICT
08 Jul 2013

Microsoft Build 2013: Xbox One and Windows Phone get Unity support

Could be a Sony-baiting move, but what’s the true value for developers?
28 Jun 2013

Microsoft Build 2013: 'We want to move beyond numbered software versions, but we’re not there yet' says development VP

Despite company move to Cloud and SaaS, regular updates still not suitable for all software, says Somasegar
27 Jun 2013

Microsoft Build 2013: Azure Mobile Services and Azure Web Sites become generally available

Multiple platform and device focus extends to the cloud and backend
27 Jun 2013

Enterprise will see 'a marked difference' in Windows 8.1 promises Microsoft

Upgrade team 'worked very closely with people in the field' to bring productivity boost says Windows program lead
27 Jun 2013

Microsoft Build 2013: 'We need to do a better job of telling the world' about Windows 8 as HTML 5 platform, says Microsoft

Company also 'committed as we’ve ever been' to Windows RT
26 Jun 2013

“What is Waze, and why did Google pay $1bn for it?” asks SAS CEO

“This whole internet world is strange and I’m glad we don’t have to deal with it,” says Goodnight
19 Jun 2013

Google-baiting DuckDuckGo search passes 3m direct searches in a single day

Anonymous search engine usage apparently increasing exponentially
19 Jun 2013

Microsoft hints major Surface RT announcement

Primary education space to be “a great place” for hoped iPad-rival, says company
17 Jun 2013

Microsoft pays $100,000 bounty to entice Windows Phone developers from Android, Apple and BlackBerry

Desperate ploy to get key apps from Android and Apple into the Windows Phone app store
14 Jun 2013

TfL minds the gap in its website offerings

Transport for London is ditching Microsoft’s Bing and going with HTML5 and Google APIs in its first online overhaul for six years. Peter Gothard finds out more
13 Jun 2013

BAE Detica to recruit 130 graduates and trainees to plug cyber security skills gap

BAE is hiring 600 staff in 2013, with 293 of the positions to be filled by graduates and trainees
12 Jun 2013

Meet the downsizers who quit the likes of Google and Facebook for a new life at a start-up

What makes someone swap a successful job at a thriving technology giant for a role at a start-up? Sooraj Shah talks to three such downsizers to find out
12 Jun 2013

Coverity's NASA project shows how benefits of code testing can be out of this world

Coverity vice president Andreas Kuehlmann tells Danny Palmer how thorough software testing ensured NASA’s mission to Mars hit the ground running
11 Jun 2013

IBM and 10gen collaborate on database development standard

New open-source project to allow developers to use one protocol to access data in SQL and NoSQL data stores
07 Jun 2013

Follow the money in mobile ads, says Medialets founder

Online advertising an 'unsolved problem' concurs Mailbox founder Underwood
04 Jun 2013