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Verizon boosts revenue, income on mobile and broadband growth
Driven by growth in mobile and Fios broadband customers, Verizon Communications on Thursday reported first quarter 2014 revenue of $30.8 billion, up from $29.4 billion a year earlier.
Heartbleed prompts joint vendor effort to boost OpenSSL, security
Reeling from the Heartbleed security fiasco, major IT vendors including Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Google and Cisco are backing a Linux Foundation initiative designed to boost open source projects considered critical to the industry.
How the Collaborative Economy Will Change the Way You Do Business
The Internet puts the goods, services and expertise you need at your fingertips. Some call it a 'collaborative economy' focused less on transactions and more on trades. Others see a throwback to the early days of economic exchange. Either way, it's quickly changing the way we do business.
Security vendor blames Amazon for customer malware
A security vendor claims Amazon Web Services provided a cloud-computing customer with an unpatched version of Windows that resulted in a malware infection.
Salesforce.com takes a cue from Amazon's Mayday with 'SOS' for service
Salesforce.com was so impressed by the Mayday customer support feature that Amazon.com rolled out for its Kindle Fire HDX tablets that it's now working to create its own version.
Geopolitics aside, Huawei still selling to carriers in the US
Despite its setbacks in the U.S., Huawei Technologies still expects growth from its carrier business in the nation, and is focusing on the market's smaller network operators to increase sales.
Nokia won't hand India smartphone factory over to Microsoft
Nokia's ongoing tax dispute with Indian authorities has put an end to its plans to transfer a local smartphone factory over to Microsoft, as the software maker finalizes its takeover of the Finnish company's devices and services business..
Consumers are still meh about 3D printers
3D printers may be gaining ground in the workplace, but the same isn't true for consumers, according to Juniper Research.
We Heart It turns off Twitter sharing following spam
A social network for sharing image collections has turned off sharing on Twitter after a large spam run referenced the service.
Qualcomm could face SEC probe over Chinese bribery allegations
Qualcomm's activities in China could result in regulatory penalties for the chip vendor, this time from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over bribery allegations.
Megaupload seeks return of millions in frozen Hong Kong assets
Megaupload, the defunct file-storage site, is asking a Hong Kong court to release millions of dollars in assets as part of efforts to allow its former users to reclaim their data.
Apple defies PC downturn again, boosts Mac sales
Apple on Wednesday said it sold 4.1 million Macs in the March quarter, growing sales during a period when the personal computer industry overall continued to contract.
Zynga founder Mark Pincus gives up day-to-day duties
Mark Pincus, who founded Zynga in 2007 and gave up his CEO title less than a year ago, is now giving up all his operational duties at the company.
FCC will seek input on latest net neutrality proposal
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will take public comments before moving forward with a new set of net neutrality rules that sparked controversy when they were leaked in a news report earlier Wednesday.
Apple to Microsoft: Better late than never for Office on iPad
Apple CEO Tim Cook thinks Microsoft could have benefitted from bringing the Office suite to iPads earlier, but it was better late than never.
Quip issues API for mobile word processor, aims it at enterprise IT
Quip has released an API for its browser-based word processor that it hopes enterprise developers will use to make the application do more jobs in workplaces.
With OpenPower, IBM tries to turn the tables on Intel
An IBM project to widen the use of its Power server chips inched forward Wednesday with Big Blue trying to challenge Intel for a bigger role in the hyperscale data centers run by the likes of Google and Facebook.
Report: US FCC to allow payments for speedier traffic
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will propose new net neutrality rules Thursday that will allow broadband providers to charge companies like Netflix for preferential traffic management, according to a news report.
Privacy jitters derail controversial K-12 big data initiative
Unrelenting privacy concerns finally derailed a controversial big data initiative that promised to deliver more individualized instruction to public school students in the U.S.
IPhone sales drive strong Apple earnings
Apple's iPad shipments declined, but iPhone sales were strong as the company reported a hike in profit and revenue during the second quarter of 2014.
Cloud Attacks Are Following Enterprise Workloads
Enterprise workloads are shifting to cloud and hosting environments in ever greater numbers and attacks that have historically targeted on-premises environments are following them, according to a new report.
How to Gauge Employee Satisfaction, One Question at a Time
There's nothing quite like that gut-wrenching feeling when an employee gives notice. It's especially tough when the employee was one of the good ones, and when you didn't see it coming, says David Niu, founder of TinyPulse.
Facebook sales leap, amid a growing mobile ad business
Facebook reported a nice 72 percent boost in sales for the first quarter, as the company continues to make strides expanding its advertising business on mobile devices.
Brazil's global Internet conference includes call to end spying
Participants in a Brazil-hosted conference on Internet governance laid out an aggressive agenda, with some calling for a policy statement that would condemn Internet surveillance, support net neutrality regulations and create programs to close the digital divide.
Fewer college students use tablets; may be a sign device doesn't boost productivity
How much real work can one get done on a tablet? Or are tablets mostly designed for entertainment? The questions arise as a recent survey of college students showed a small decline in tablet ownership.
Go time traveling with Google Maps
Google added past images of places noted in Street View for the desktop version of Google Maps. The goal is to give users the ability to see how places have changed over time.
Ex-FCC commissioner to head CTIA in latest Washington shuffle
Completing the circle of Beltway life, the mobile industry group CTIA has named a former member of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission as its president and CEO.
Raspberry Pi alternatives emerge to fill need for speed
Raspberry Pi isn't planning a hardware upgrade of its popular US$25 computer anytime soon, but faster options are emerging for users attracted to such board-like devices.
It's now possible to wirelessly charge 40 smartphones from 16 feet away
Korean researchers have shown it's possible to wirelessly transmit power over a distance of 16 feet and charge up to 40 smartphones.
University takes a pass on Oracle after ERP lawsuit settlement
Roughly a year after settling an ugly, protracted legal battle with Oracle, Montclair State University is planning to implement a rival vendor's ERP (enterprise-resource-planning) system.

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