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UK.gov asks: Are sadistic AI price-bots ganging up on you?

Come with me if you want to be ripped off

Twenty years ago, the internet was promised to level the playing field allowing small fry to compete with the bigger, entrenched players. But online digital markets have tended towards monopoly, or a small number of dominant firms.…

Samsung: Swanky hardware alone won't save a phone maker

Try being useful to customers

Interview  Samsung has responded to a saturated market – and the mortal threat of Huawei – by ramping up its mid-range phones and promising much more rapid repairs.…

HP Ink CEO: That $550m Apogee buy was to stop rivals slurping it

Oh, and we need A3 sales skillz

Canalys Channels Forum 2018  Spending $550m on Apogee was as much a defensive measure to stop rivals buying the print services dealer as it was to beef up its place in the copier market, HP Inc chief Dion Weisler has said.…

300,000 BT pensioners await Court of Appeal pension scheme ruling

RPI or CPI? A percentage point really can make all the difference

Can UK telco giant BT move its pension scheme increases off the RPI inflation measure and onto CPI? Earlier this year the High Court said no, but now the telco and 300,000 of its pensioners are awaiting the Court of Appeal’s verdict on this thorny question.…

Shortages, price rises, recession: Tech industry preps for hard Brexit

Is it Project Fear? Tech trade doesn't seem to think so

Canalys Channels Forum 2018  Product shortages, additional price hikes and a recession could become a reality if the UK crashes out of the European Union without any sort of trade agreement in place. This was the message that came loud and clear at this week's Canalys Channels Forum in Barcelona.…

Take my advice: The only safe ID is a fake ID

So says Alex... Graham... Dan...

Something for the Weekend, Sir?  My name is McLeod. Graham McLeod. If you're looking me up in a list, you'll find me under M as "McLeod, Graham".…

Here you go, cloudy admins: Google emits NATty odds 'n' sods

Incremental titbits aimed at time-poor techies

Google Cloud Next  Google has released another handful of networking features for its cloud, including Cloud NAT, which lets devs build cloud-based services that do not have public IP addresses.…

Samsung Galaxy A9: Mid-range bruiser that takes the fight to Huawei

Chaebol charges back against Chinese SIM-only onslaught

Hands On  Samsung has launched the Galaxy A9 – its most comprehensive offensive against the twin threats of SIM-only subscribers and Chinese giant Huawei. The fightback involves a stronger mid-range, trade-ins, and promises better turnaround for faults and repairs.…

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