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Sophie Curtis


Sophie Curtis joined Techworld in November 2011, after two years working as Deputy Editor for eWeek Europe UK. She studied English Literature at Newcastle University, and gained experience in IT journalism through internships at and StrategyEye.

Her areas of knowledge and interest are mobile, networking, enterprise software and data centres.

She will also be working on a new project, focusing on the evolution of London's 'Tech City' and enterprise IT startups in the UK.

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Huawei and China Mobile launch 4G service on Mount Everest

Chinese communications providers Huawei and China Mobile have successfully deployed 4G coverage on Mount Everest, some 5,200 metres above sea level.


UK government and defence firms team up to fight cyber threats

BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin and BT are among a group of defence and security companies that have pledged to support the government in bolstering the security of the UK against sophisticated cyber attacks.


Science Minister opens new technical centre, invests £1m in Bloodhound SSC

UK Science Minister David Willetts has opened a new technical centre for the assembly of the Bloodhound supersonic car (SSC), which is being developed with the aim of attaining a 1,000 mph world land speed record.


British university professor slams Winklevoss twins' Bitcoin venture

A university professor at Warwick Business School has slammed the Winklevoss twins’ attempt to build the first exchange traded product (ETP) in Bitcoin, claiming that it will damage the virtual currency’s chances of acceptance.


US operator Sprint extends SIP Trunking to European businesses

US mobile operator Sprint has extended the availability of its SIP Trunking solution to 12 European countries, in an attempt to meet the needs of enterprises with distributed branch offices.


Feedly and Flipboard face glitches following Google Reader switch-off

Just days after search engine giant Google switched off its RSS news feed service, users of the alternative apps which were developed to fill Google’s place are facing glitches.


Grosvenor Casinos to manage gaming machines from the cloud

Three Grosvenor casinos in London, Reading and Coventry have created the world’s first multi-site cloud casino environment, providing instant access to the largest game library in the industry, as well as analytical reporting tools which offer insight into product performance.


Oxford University college upgrades wireless network for BYOD

St. Anne's College, one of the largest colleges within the University of Oxford, has upgraded its wireless network with equipment from Alcatel-Lucent, enabling the 550 students and staff at the college to use their own laptops, tablets and smartphones on campus.


Automotive sector failing to see return on M2M investment

The automotive sector is the largest adopter of machine-to-machine (M2M) technology thanks to the growth in connected cars, with 19 percent of organisations having already launched an M2M strategy, and 40 percent expecting to do so in the next two years.


Broadband penetration higher in countries with national rollout strategy

Countries with a coordinated national strategy for rolling out broadband are making significantly faster progress than those taking a more laissez-faire approach to broadband development, according to a new report.


EU cuts cost of mobile data roaming further

The European Commission has introduced new caps on mobile data roaming charges, making it cheaper to use maps, watch videos, check emails and update social networks while travelling in the EU.


PRISM should make businesses think twice about cloud computing

Businesses worldwide need to re-think their use of cloud computing, in light of recent revelations around the PRISM and Tempora surveillance programmes, according to independent privacy advocate Caspar Bowden.


Met Police and Department for Education dabble with crowdsourcing

The Metropolitan Police and Department of Education have begun using “idea management” software from London-based start-up Wazoku to canvass public opinion on service provision, efficiency gains and policy development.


ITV chooses BT for new broadcast network

BT has won a five-year contract to provide ITV with a digital broadcast network, connecting 13 major broadcasting sites, data centres and 32 offices and bureaus across the UK.


MOD selects Steria to lead test facility for military IT systems

Steria has today announced that it has passed an Operational Readiness Test to act as Prime Systems Integrator for the Ministry of Defence’s Land Systems Reference Centre (LSRC) in a contract over five years


Splunk launches analytics software for Hadoop

Big data analytics firm Splunk has launched a new software product called Hunk, which enables organisations to explore, analyse and visualise data that is stored in Hadoop.


IBM uses Big Data to improve Dutch flood control

Dutch water experts have teamed up with IBM to launch a new initiative called Digital Delta, which will investigate how to use Big Data to prevent flooding.


EDF Energy standardises process management with Tibco Nimbus

EDF Energy is using the Nimbus process management platform from Tibco to reduce inefficiency and risk and improve compliance within its Finance Shared Services division.


Three quarters of consumers concerned about privacy online: report

In spite of assertions by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and others that the age of privacy is over, new research commissioned by civil liberties campaign group Big Brother Watch has revealed that over three quarters of consumers globally are concerned about their privacy online.


Telefonica sells O2 Ireland to Hutchison Whampoa for £725m

Telefonica has announced today that it will sell its O2 Ireland mobile business to Three owner Hutchison Whampoa for €850 million (£725m).


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