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Vulnerabilities found in more command-line tools, wget and tnftp get patches

Flaws identified in wget and tnftp allow malicious servers to execute rogue commands on users' systems

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Microsoft adds IoT, Big Data orchestration services to Azure

Looking to expand on the big data capabilities of its cloud platform, Microsoft has introduced Internet of Things streaming analytics, data production and workflow services for Azure.

Drupal: If you weren't quick to patch, assume your site was hacked

Drupal site owners who failed to rapidly deploy a recent critical patch were advised to restore their sites from backups

Power tools company uses marketing analytics to compete with Big Box stores

Big Data tools to combine internal and external information helps determine how to counteract the marketing muscle of Home Depot and Lowe's.

Visualizations may shape smarter city development

How data is displayed can affect who helps make decisions, experts said

Microsoft 'almost' wraps up largest layoff sweep in its history

The company just went through another round of job cuts

Google gets its ‘spagger’ on

Yesterday Google was no help when I asked it to find me a definition for a word -- spagger -- that appeared in a correspondence from my kids' school. Today that Google gap has been plugged.

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10 cool new features found in iOS 8.1

Don't be fooled: iOS 8.1 is no mere "dot" release. This rapid update from Apple is chock-full of great new features, several of which could change how you work, shop, and share.

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Microsoft plans a standalone Office 2016 for end of 2015

Office 365 may be the future of productivity for Microsoft, but many Microsoft customers still love their desktop client. For them, Office will rise again in 2016.

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What’s a ‘spagger?’… (Google’s no help)

Google rarely fails me, especially when it comes to something as trivial as delivering the definition of a word or slang. Yet fail me Google did this morning.

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Intel turns to wearables, Big Data to fight Parkinson's

Medical researchers today have only a rudimentary understanding of how Parkinson's disease progresses in patients. In collaboration with the Michael J. Fox Foundation, Intel is helping researchers use wearable devices, the Internet of...

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Windows 7 sales end this Friday

Inventory not included, Friday will be your last chance to get Windows 7 pre-installed.

EFF rates companies on willingness to fight ‘copyright and trademark bullies’

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) yesterday issued a report and scorecard revealing its assessment of how major service providers and social media platforms respond when copyright and trademark holders use those weapons...

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Gamification helps utility companies change customer behavior

ComEd, National Grid and other utilities use analytics to get consumers to compete with neighbors and encourage whole towns to conserve -- and earn rewards.

Larry Page just gave Sundar Pichai responsibility over all of Google's most important properties

Google CEO Larry Page is bestowing even more responsibility upon rising star Sundar Pichai

CheckCell promises to finger all-too-common Excel spreadsheet errors

University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers have released a tool called CheckCell that's designed to spot errors in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets that could lead to big problems.

Big Switch rolls out SDN starter kits

SDN pioneer Big Switch Networks this week is expected to unveil “starter kits” designed for its Big Cloud Fabric product that began shipping in September amidst a stream of positive product reviews.

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Big data wars: How technology could tip the mid-term elections

It’s Project Ivy vs. VoterGravity as Democrats and Republicans deploy competing data analytics platforms.

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