Car Insurance Firm Uses Analytics to Set Premiums

Car insurance firm insurethebox is using a business analytics appliance to analyse drivers' habits and set insurance premiums based on how safe they drive using telematics.

Data Privacy Concerns Keep Citizens from Contacting Government Online

Despite the majority of UK citizens saying they access government services digitally, a third are concerned about their personal data.

ARM Unveils High Performance Quad-Core Chip

ARM has launched a higher-performance chip for laptops that also delivers more efficient power management.

Tablet Users Struggle With Many Websites, Survey Says

Tablet users are being let down by poor-performing websites and the companies behind those websites are potentially losing large amounts of cash as a result.

ICANN Plan for Industry Domains Blasted by European Banks

The European Banking Authority says new top level domains for the financial services industry could boost fraud and phishing.

Casino Cloud Built by Gaming Firm

A further sign of industry-specific SaaS development?

Researchers Develop Computer Modeling to Read Words in People's Thoughts

The system is seen as a future way to help comatose and locked-in patients to communicate.

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FBI to Build Social Network Spy App

The bureau is accepting proposals to design a system that tracks social networks to learn more about criminal behavior.

Computer Recyler Tackles Digital Divide

PC recycling charity Computer Aid International has launched its Christmas Appeal, seeking donations of cash and computers for developing countries.

IT Job Placements Outstripping Dip in Other Sectors

Recruitment agencies have reported a dip in the overall number of permanent job placements during October, but the IT sector showed a slight increase.

Firms Will Flee Cloud If Lessons From Siri and RIM Outages Not Learned

In light of the recent Apple Siri and RIM BlackBerry outages firms will avoid moving to cloud services unless suppliers stop "designing them to fail."

Technology Quality Key to Shared Service Adoption, Report Says

Public sector bodies have been urged by governments and analysts to move toward shared services to save money in response to budget cutbacks.

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RIM Clueless about Cause of BlackBerry Outage

"We do not know why the system failed," BlackBerry CEO says of the data center crash that caused its biggest network outage.

BlackBerry Outage Totally Unexplained

RIM has failed to make public the cause of yesterday's huge BlackBerry outage, which hit many small businesses and consumers who rely on the service.

BlackBerry Service Crashes in Europe

Users on all UK networks and in other countries are reporting an extensive data outage, cutting them off from e-mail, instant messaging and the web.