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Dixons Carphone admits data breach of 5.9 million customers

Dixons Carphone has revealed details of an attempt by hackers to gain access to one of the processing systems of Currys PC World and Dixons Travel stores in July 2017. Dixons says the vast majority of the cards involved – 5.8 million – have chip and pin protection and attackers have not gained access to pin codes, CCV (card verification value) security numbers or any authentication data which could enable them to identify the cardholder or make purchases.

Blueliv announces UK expansion

Enterprise-class cyberthreat intelligence company Blueliv, today announced its expansion in the UK with a call for radical socialisation in the industry to profit all cybersecurity practitioners. Marking a 2018 Series-A investment of €4million and recent 50% year-over-year growth, Blueliv’s approach is founded on new collaborative models.

EU Commission Investigation into Google for Android Antitrust Violations could bring Huge fine in July

The European Commission is reportedly preparing to hand down its decision on an antitrust investigation into Google's Android mobile operating system and a huge fine against the company is expected to be announced in July. The probe, led by the European Union’s antitrust czar Margrethe Vestager, is reportedly looking into accusations that Google has used its dominance in the mobile marketplace to its advantage.

AT&T and Nokia partner to Deliver Rapid Global IoT Deployments

AT&T and Nokia are teaming up to provide virtually seamless Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity around the world. The companies are using Nokia's Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) to offer AT&T's enterprise customers the benefits of Nokia's global IoT ecosystem. These include core network, dedicated IoT operations, billing, security, data analytics, and more.

Microsoft to acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion

Microsoft today announced it has reached an agreement to acquire GitHub. Together, the two companies will empower developers to achieve more at every stage of the development lifecycle, accelerate enterprise use of GitHub, and bring Microsoft’s developer tools and services to new audiences.

PCCW Global launches Console Connect

PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s telecommunications service provider, today launched Console Connect, the industry’s first Software-Defined Interconnect platform powered by a leading Tier 1 global IP network available in 150 countries.

Dixons Carphone to close 92 mobile phone stores

Dixons Carphone is to close 92 Carphone Warehouse mobile phone stores this year. The company – which operates 1,100 Currys PC World and Carphone Warehouse stores across the UK and Ireland – warned that profits would fall to £300m next year, down from £382m this year.

Microsoft announces Surface Hub 2

Microsoft has unveiled a refresh for its Surface Hub line, with new hardware likely to ship sometime in 2019. In a video hinting of new Windows interfaces, but somewhat light on detail, Microsoft showed off the newest edition of the whiteboard business collaboration tool.