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Amazon to acquire game streaming site Twitch in $970m deal

Amazon to acquire game streaming site Twitch in $970m deal

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Etail giant Amazon has entered into an agreement to acquire PC and video game live streaming website Twitch.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Aug 26th 2014 at 9:49AM
The only woman in a tech firm

The only woman in a tech firm

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Joanne Plummer is marketing manager for the Uk, Ireland and Scandinavia and finalist in the PCR Woman of the Year event, which takes place in London on October 17th ...

Joanne Plummer
by Joanne Plummer
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 11:36AM
Distributor Deals of the Week: August 22nd, 2014

Distributor Deals of the Week: August 22nd, 2014

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Northamber and Spire Technology present their best deals to UK retailers.

Laura Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 11:24AM
Acer launches new budget Chromebox desktop

Acer launches new budget Chromebox desktop

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Acer has launched its new Chromebox, a compact desktop that houses Google’s Chrome operating system.

Jade Burke
by Jade Burke
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 11:09AM

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Security Roundup: Weaknesses in Android, Windows and iOS allow Gmail to be hacked

Security Roundup: Weaknesses in Android, Windows and iOS allow Gmail to be hacked

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We roundup the latest security news, including how researchers have found a way to hack Gmail with a 92 per cent success rate.

Laura Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 10:53AM
Windows 9 reveal date set for September 30th - report

Windows 9 reveal date set for September 30th - report

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Microsoft’s new operating system Windows 9 could be shown off on September 30th for the first time, according to reports.

Jade Burke
by Jade Burke
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 10:34AM
Exertis Micro-P signs Acer exclusive, grows graduate scheme

Exertis Micro-P signs Acer exclusive, grows graduate scheme

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Distributor Exertis Micro-P has secured exclusive distribution rights for the Acer Aspire E1-510P 15.6-inch Touchscreen laptop - NX.MH1EK.001 - and grown its graduate scheme.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 10:28AM
One fifth of Brits willing to invest in a connected home

One fifth of Brits willing to invest in a connected home

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Almost one in five (17 per cent) of Brits would like, and have no concerns about, installing smart devices into their home, according to research from field marketing agency ...

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 10:12AM

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69% of consumers will own a connected device by 2019

69% of consumers will own a connected device by 2019

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As the Internet of Things (IoT) devices become more popular, it is said that within the next five years 69 per cent of consumers will plan to buy an in-home ...

Jade Burke
by Jade Burke
on Aug 21st 2014 at 12:43PM
Microsoft launches new Opera browser for its low-end phones

Microsoft launches new Opera browser for its low-end phones

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A new deal between Microsoft and Opera will see its browser become the default for a range of Microsoft's low-end phones.  

Jade Burke
by Jade Burke
on Aug 21st 2014 at 11:15AM
Microsoft becomes Headline Partner of PCR Boot Camp North

Microsoft becomes Headline Partner of PCR Boot Camp North

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Microsoft has become Headline Partner of PCR Boot Camp North, the tech conference, expo and networking event hitting Leeds on November 12th.

Andrew Wooden
by Andrew Wooden
on Aug 21st 2014 at 11:04AM
Flappy Birds creator launches second app, Swing Copters

Flappy Birds creator launches second app, Swing Copters

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After the viral success of Flappy Birds, its creator Dong Nguyen, has unleashed his newest game, Swing Copters.

Jade Burke
by Jade Burke
on Aug 21st 2014 at 10:40AM

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Synaxon Member Profile: Redstone Computers

Synaxon Member Profile: Redstone Computers

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Julian Hornsey, Managing Director at Redstone Computers, talks about the firm’s expansion into payroll and HR solutions, its specialised software company, and the time he saw a computer ‘eating’ floppy ...

Jade Burke
by Jade Burke
on Aug 21st 2014 at 9:30AM
BLOG: How vendors can strengthen ties with distributors and DMRs

BLOG: How vendors can strengthen ties with distributors and DMRs

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Richard Solomon at Retail Profiling offers his views on how tech brands can enhance their distribution and DMR partner potential.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Aug 21st 2014 at 9:00AM
iPhone 6 design revealed in leaked images

iPhone 6 design revealed in leaked images

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With the impending launch of the iPhone 6 likely just a month away, more images have been leaked depicting what looks like the design of the new device.

Jade Burke
by Jade Burke
on Aug 20th 2014 at 12:49PM
Parallels' new Desktop 10 brings Windows to Yosemite Mac

Parallels' new Desktop 10 brings Windows to Yosemite Mac

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Parallels is working on Desktop 10, allowing users to run Windows on their Yosemite Mac.

Jade Burke
by Jade Burke
on Aug 20th 2014 at 12:17PM

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Intel Q2 chip sales rise as AMD's and Nvidia's fall

Intel Q2 chip sales rise as AMD's and Nvidia's fall

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Intel's chip shipments rose 4.2 per cent year-on-year in Q2, while AMD's dropped 22 per cent and Nvidia's fell 12.7 per cent, according to estimates from Jon Peddie Research (JPR).

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Aug 20th 2014 at 12:04PM
Security Roundup: Mobile users compromising data by not logging out of Facebook

Security Roundup: Mobile users compromising data by not logging out of Facebook

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This week we take a look at why automatic log ins could leave you open to hacks, why business are ignoring IT security, and Kaspersky’s top tips to avoid fraudsters ...

Laura Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 20th 2014 at 12:04PM
CES startup exhibit to grow by 50% in 2015

CES startup exhibit to grow by 50% in 2015

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The Eureka Park Marketplace at CES 2015 will expand by more than 50 per cent over this year’s event.

Laura Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 20th 2014 at 11:20AM
Northamber to offer CTWO's SafeXs range

Northamber to offer CTWO's SafeXs range

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Northamber has signed new vendor CTWO Products and will distribute its SafeXs range of encrypted USB devices and software.

Laura Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 20th 2014 at 10:59AM