Cheap is the way forward
Huawei has taken sales of its low-price Honor brand of smartphones to 20 million from 1 million in just one year by using the online-only strategy it copied from smaller upstart Xiaomi.
Will give money to Apple
GT Advanced Technologies is flogging its sapphire furnaces and will pay former partner, Apple a portion of the cash it gets from the sale. The furnaces were installed to make sapphire glass for Apple, which loaned GT Advanced $439 million for the project.
Two step security overlooked
It is starting to look like a minor network security error was responsible for the huge JP Morgan breach this year.
Thanks to Digital Scotland
BT has said that it will be able to give 170,000 additional homes and businesses in Scotland high-speed fibre broadband thanks to £409.8 million from the Digital Scotland programme.
Less fun five miles up
Virgin Atlantic is to use Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect technology to read customer behaviour and movement.
Vapourware interest has peaked
It appears that Apple waited too long and relied too much on the press to keep interest in its iWatch vapourware product going.
Specialised servers seized
The Tor project could face attempts to incapacitate its network in the next few days as the forces of darkness seize specialised servers. The project did not name the group or agency that may try to seize its directory authorities, which guide Tor users on the list of distributed relays on the network that bounce communications around.
A decade too late
The fruity cargo cult Apple has done what Microsoft has been doing for years – pushing out security updates. It seems that Apple has just discovered the technique which the Tame Apple Press is trying to explain as something “super”, “cool” and “original.”
Becoming a leader
Microsoft is doing rather well from corporate spending on the cloud, according to a new survey. Beancounters at Cowen & Co have added up the numbers and divided by their shoe size and reached the conclusion that cloud computing initiatives top the list of corporate IT spending priorities in the fourth quarter and Microsoft is the biggest beneficiary from it.