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Angry Birds maker Rovio takes aim at staff, axes a third of them

O Rovio, Rovio, wherefore art thou, Rovio?

Google's new parent Alphabet owns abc.xyz – and, yup, there's already an abc.wtf

Is this April 1?

Remember Impero, the school software biz that went ape over a vuln? Someone's got revenge

Video In a very British way – leaflets! OVER 9,000 of them

Sales veep, staff log-off from cluster-cache upstart PernixData

This is fine, everything's fine

Uber holds out hand, hails another $1bn – mostly from Microsoft

'Strategic' funding round said to be about 'partnerships'

Git a load of this: GitHub now valued at $2 billion

Investors pump yet more millions of dollars into online source-code silo

Yelp whelps yelp 'Help!' Chairman ejects, shares plunge 30%, losses grow

We'll give these financial figures one star out of five

Game over, Ouya, the Android gaming console

Thanks for all that Kickstarter cash – upstart gobbled by Razer

Google: Hey startups, want in on our patent gang? First hit's free

Yeah, we got free patents, just sign right here...

Take off, eh, you Uber: Ontario lobs $300m lawsuit at cab app biz

Taxi drivers start legal war in the Great White North

Hacking Team: We’ll be back in the spyware biz before you know it

Meanwhile countries sue for the right to snoop

Geeksphone closes up shop as founders turn their eyes to wearables

Firefox OS mobe maker calls it a day

Hacking Team havoc shows even 'security experts' suck at security

Analysis Do what we say, not what we do

Uber app will soon maybe track you 24/7, cry privacy warriors

EPIC fail for taxi app upstart – if claims come true

git commit -m 'Add $200m to GitHub, tweak valuation to $2bn'

San Francisco upstart in series-B round

Super Cali goes ballistic – Uber says it's bogus (even though its contract is something quite atrocious)

Driver must be treated as employee, says labor commish

Auto-playing video ads? People love auto-playing video ads – Twitter

Profit-free tech darling bats eyelids at advertisers, rattles empty tin for change

Silicon Valley season closer: Would you like fried servers with that?

Recap Ah the sweet smell of successful failure

American Idle: Seacrest keyboard startup Typo goes nowhere after BlackBerry bust-up

Copying the selling point of a dying company? Not ideal

Nest rival: Smartmobes will decide who survives the Internet of Stuff war

Interview Ecobee CEO on Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, thermostats and more

Oculus adds Surreal Vision to its virty portfolio

British devs are quids in with purchase

Business plans, good ideas, and 8 other myths about startups – by Indiegogo's CEO

Slava Rubin explains what you really need to know

Why Box and not SharePoint? 'Everybody doesn't hate us' says Box engineering veep

BoxDEV Cloud storage company launches Developer Edition with app-specific users

Sick of tech bro Silicon Valley? Oakland is building a better tech world – say Oaklanders

'We don't need any more photo-sharing apps'

Dissing the Valley and ignoring unicorns: The tech boom Oakland style

Analysis Upstart conference starts up with a splash near the lake

Makerbot axes 'scores of staff' – 3D printing just doesn't pay the bills

Morale hits new low for troubled kitchen-table factory pioneer, Reg source claims

MySQL maestro Percona makes NoSQL play with Tokutek gobble

Gains transaction-safe MongoDB distro plus speedy database tech

We're off to DC! Silicon Valley startups start up law lobbying machine

Analysis Save America's economy: Do as we say – and GIVE US MORE MONEY

You want disruption? Try this: Uber office raided again, staff cuffed

Officials rock up at illegal taxi service's base for second time

Silicon Valley gets its first 1Gbps home bro– oh, there's a big catch

AT&T is back with its privacy-busting internet connections and high prices

GitHub ordered to hand over access logs to Uber

Code repository biz successfuly subpoenaed in hacker track

Tinder swipes right: eBay suit hooked up as new CEO

Chris Payne joins romp app as it tries to make money

Stealthy upstart Rubrik: We'll make enterprise data 'beautiful'

Firm's headed up directly by VC bod. Mmmmm, unusual

HP: we had portfolio gaps in entry level servers

HP GPC 2015 'Now we've got the big boy package for small biz' says exec

Teen sex pic swap shop SnapChat seeks Saudi cash to keep selfies flowing

American startup goes cap in hand to prince

Litecoin-mining code found in BitTorrent app, freeloaders hit the roof

Maybe buying that Blu-Ray in the first place was the better option, huh?

FORK ME! Uber hauls GitHub into court to find who hacked database of 50,000 drivers

Taxi biz demands IP addresses and more

STOP! Pebble Time: New color watch clocks up $5m on Kickstarter

Pics Updated e-paper wrist-puter leaps in before Apple Watch swamps the market

UK.gov: Just one in three G Cloud suppliers have won ANY business

The sixth version is up and running, if anyone cares

Big data, come to BIG DADDY: HDS gobbles upstart Pentaho

Lot of info coming off those Hitachi trains, power plants ... let's crunch it all together

Bitcoin trade biz MyCoin goes dark, investors fear $387 MEEELLION lost

Panic over new zany investment

Kill Facebook's creepy on-by-default Yelp 'killer' Place Tips – your guide

New 'feature' touts nearby biz and reviews