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Leaving Las Salesforce: Paul Smith fashions a new role at ServiceNow

No, not the Nottingham-born designer of natty suits, the former Proctor & Gamble chap who also spent time in the channel Salesforce exec veep and UK GM Paul Smith has quit to join cloud platform rival ServiceNow in the same role but for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.…

Captain, the computer has identified 250 alien stars that infiltrated our galaxy – actual science, not science-fiction

Neural network trained to spot emigrated suns in our Milky Way uncovers mysterious Nyx collective Deep-learning software has singled out a group of 250 stars in the Milky Way that appear to have been born outside our galaxy. That's according to a research paper published this week in Nature Astronomy.…

Achieve your financial services digital transformation with advice and insight brought to you by Workday

Watch live online this week – and turn that existential threat into a competitive advantage Webcast  It’s been a challenging decade in the financial services sector to say the least. From the global financial crisis to environmental, social, and governance regulation, with digital transformation on top. Now the COVID-19 virus outbreak has provided the...

High-flying Microsoft exec jumps to Magic Leap as CEO. Yes, we haven't got that the wrong way round

Peggy Johnson will take over after she approached ailing upstart Augmented-reality flop Magic Leap has received an unexpected credibility boost: a top Microsoft exec has jumped ship, and will take over as CEO in August.…

NASA trusted 'traditional' Boeing to program its Starliner without close supervision... It failed to dock due to bugs

All eyes were instead on SpaceX and its newer programming techniques At a press conference on Tuesday, NASA confirmed why Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship failed to hook up with the International Space Station last year. The answer: as expected, buggy code.…

Trump's bright idea of kicking out foreign students unless unis resume in-person classes stuns tech, science world

The last thing America needs right now is a brain drain Science and tech leaders, and immigration lawyers, have reacted with alarm to a Trump administration diktat that foreign university students in the US must return to their home countries if their college course is online-only mid-pandemic.…

Shopped recently in a small online store? Check this list to see if it was one of 570 websites infected with card-skimming Magecart

Jeepers, Keeper The payment-card-skimming Magecart malware has turned up on yet more websites, this time 570 spanning 55 countries, it emerged this week.…

Another anti-immigrant rant goes viral and and this time it appears to be by a British, er, immigrant tech CEO

Exec fingered for racist tirade at family in restaurant Updated  Another day and another racist rant in America has gone viral. This time the perpetrator appears to be a British founder of a cloud computing consulting company based in San Francisco.…

Did you know Arm has an Internet-of-Things cloud? Yeah, not no more it ain't. It wants to offload it to Softbank

Microprocessor core designer says it just wants to focus on designing microprocessor cores Arm today said it hopes to transfer its Internet-of-Things management cloud to its owner Softbank so that the chip designer can focus on its primarily function – designing chips.…

LibreOffice community protests at promotion of paid-for editions, board says: 'LibreOffice will always be free software'

Enterprise edition ahoy as project tries to puzzle out its business model Updated  The LibreOffice community has protested at the appearance of a "personal edition" label in the forthcoming version 7.0 of the hitherto free office suite, and the suggestion that paid-for enterprise editions are in the pipeline.…

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