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Tune in this month: El Reg’s Chris Mellor talks storage, cloud and much more with Qumulo – and you’re all invited

Gather round for this must-watch vid podcast Webcast The Register‘s storage editor Chris Mellor will interview Qumulo veep Molly Presley in a webcast set to be streamed on 19 November. Over the course of the chat, we will explore the developing file-storage landscape, examine how file and object storage can interact, and discuss public cloud […]

Alibaba Singles’ Day shopping frenzy breaks record

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s Singles’ Day shopping frenzy has broken records in its 11th year. The world’s biggest online shopping event raked in more than $30.8bn (210bn yuan; £23bn) in sales in 16.5 hours of trading, surpassing last year’s all-time-high. A gala featuring pop star Taylor Swift launched the 24-hour shopping blitz. It marked Alibaba’s […]

Lib Dems propose £10k ‘skills wallet’

The Lib Dems are proposing a £10,000 grant for every adult in England to put towards education and training. The money would go into a “skills wallet” over a period of 30 years, to help with the cost of approved courses. The party says it would pay for the policy by reversing government cuts to […]

‘Mummy blogger behind bullying’ anonymous account

A “mummy blogger” has apologised for using a different social-media platform to anonymously make negative comments about fellow Instagram influencers. In a post on Instagram, Clemmie Hooper says she hoped to change opinions on the other platform “from the inside”. “Thousands of comments” about herself, her husband, Simon, also an influencer, and their four children […]

Play store apps to be scanned for malware

Google is beefing up the way it checks if any of the apps uploaded to its Play store are malicious. All new apps will be scanned by malware-spotting tools from three cyber-security companies as well as Google’s own in-house system. Google said it needed help because the number of apps being uploaded was too large […]

Fifth of young people bullied in past year – study

A fifth of young people in the UK have been bullied in the past 12 months, an annual report has found. Three out of four people who were bullied said it affected their mental health and nearly half became depressed as a result, according to the study by charity Ditch the Label. These figures were […]

Asian business schools outpace rest of the world

Asia’s emergence as a centre for business education echoes the rise of China, Singapore and India as global economic powers. The reason is not just that there are more potential applicants with the money and ambition to take a business masters degree. There are now numerous multinational companies in the region, such as homegrown tech […]

International students shun Indian MBA programmes

When Rachit Jain decided to study for an MBA, he talked to friends at US business schools about potentially joining them abroad. But instead he opted to enrol at the Indian School of Business (ISB) in Hyderabad. While going abroad remains tempting for those with the financial means and is seen by many Indian families […]

Corporate governance tops the agenda at Japanese business schools

The case study that Professor Shigeru Asaba uses to introduce its MBA programme is the governance failures at Toshiba, which almost brought down one of the most famous industrial names in Japan. “It raises a whole series of questions from who is at fault and what the failure was to the fundamental issue of whom a […]