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UKFast valued at £405m after new investment from Inflexion

Cloud hosting firm UKFast closed a record 2018 with the announcement of a new investment from Inflexion Private Equity, which will take a 30% stake in the UK’s largest privately owned hosting provider. The investment into UKFast is being made by Inflexion’s dedicated minority investment fund, Partnership Capital. The deal …

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Google Chromecast hijack: “Universal plug and Play has been problematic for years” say security experts

A hacker has remotely gained access to the TVs and smart devices of a whopping 70,000 Google Chromecast users. In the hack, a pop-up was displayed that both warns of the exploit and links to a page listing the current number of those affected devices. The message also promotes controversial …

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Apple blames China for major iPhone sales slump

Apple chief Tim Cook has released a letter to investors blaming economic weakness, amongst other things, for lower revenues than previously estimated. The iPhone maker anticipated revenue of about $84bn (£67bn) for the three months to 29th December. This follows the November forecast of sales of at least $89bn – …

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Kaspersky on gender equality and child safety: “Cybersecurity is not only a rewarding and exciting career but it also does a lot of good in the world”

Kaspersky Lab has released its latest Corporate Social Responsibility Report – revealing the work being done to promote gender equality in the technology industry across the globe. The security company has also outlined how it is encouraging child education about digital security. “Kaspersky Lab is a proud advocate for gender …

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UN will enact a Cyber Security Treaty in 2019, predicts WatchGuard

Researchers at WatchGuard Technologies’ Threat Lab have predicted that escalations in state-sponsored cyber attacks will force the United Nations (UN) to enact a multinational Cyber Security Treaty in 2019. “The growing number of commercial, government and civilian victims will cause the UN to more aggressively pursue a cyber security treaty …

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WATCH: Vodafone completes first ever UK drone delivery over 4G network

Vodafone has offered up a glimpse of what the future of parcel delivery might look like by completing the first ever UK drone delivery over a 4G mobile network. Drones are traditionally flown using a radio link, with the drone in sight of the operator. However, controlling drones using the …

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Philips Professional Display Solutions to unveil new reseller-focused solutions

Philips Professional Display Solutions (PDS) is set to debut of new “market-first” innovation for resellers at ISE 2019. On its show stand – 10-K170 – the company will also unveil an array of new models and solutions, as well as the latest bespoke system demonstrations with key software partners. Philips …

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ASUS ROG gaming monitors named world leaders for fourth year running

ASUS ROG’s gaming monitors have been named as world leaders for the fourth year running by WitsView. The monitors captured the highest market share for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. This quadruple-crown achievement was confirmed by the latest report from WitsView – a research agency that’s part of global market-intelligence …

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Huawei CFO arrested in Canada

Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer, deputy chair, and daughter of the founder of the Chinese telecoms firm, has been arrested in Canada. The BBC reports that Manshou was arrested in Vancouver on 1st December. Details have not been released but the US has been investigating Huawei over possible violation …

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Microsoft to “aggressively invest” in content and cloud services for gaming

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has outlined the company’s ambitions for its gaming-related business. According to WWCFtech, during Microsoft’s recent yearly shareholders meeting conference call, Nadella revealed that the company plans to “invest aggressively” in content, community and cloud services for gaming. With Microsoft’s gaming revenue surpassing $10 billion in the …

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