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Mitel takes aim at Avaya with ShoreTel bid

Anyone thinking about signing a deal with ShorteTel for unified communications gear might want to take a closer look now that Mitel has made public its hopes to buy the company.

Complaints mount about Yosemite crippling Wi-Fi

There has been a steady stream of reports from users whose Wi-Fi connections were affected after installing the latest version of Mac OS X


NFC chip implants: First Apple, now this guy

It's hard to steal Apple's thunder on anything these days, but a self-professed "body modification" enthusiast might have done just that: He's had an NFC chip implanted in his hand.

Data warehouse-as-a-service startup Snowflake comes out of stealth

Stealth startup Snowflake is clandestine no longer, throwing off the wraps Tuesday morning with the announcement of a $26 million series B funding round and the rollout of a flagship product, which it’s calling the “elastic data...

Debian community splits over systemd, but fork still unlikely

The latest chapter in the ongoing furor over the software known as systemd threatens to split the Debian community, after a splinter group stated that it would branch off or create a fork of the well-known Linux distribution if...

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Monumental day for Wikipedia in Poland

David, The Thinker and Rocky now have company: Wikimedians have a statue to call their own

VCE expanding beyond Cisco?

Now that Cisco's winding down participation, joint venture could produce platforms using NSX networking, Lenovo servers

Apple: Internet Explorer? Never heard of it

Apple on Tuesday told browser users to pay attention to warnings of insecure digital certificates after reports of a "man-in-the-middle" attack against iCloud.com in China was revealed earlier in the week.

Startup wants to make cloud attractive for security-sensitive businesses

After three years in stealth, an Andreessen Horowitz-backed, Sunnyvale, Calif. startup named Bracket Computing launched a new computing system today that aims to make the public cloud more palatable to use for security-sensitive...

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ARM vs. Intel: Why chipmakers want your Chromebook’s brains

As Chromebooks gain credibility among consumers, corporations and schools, Intel has every reason to elbow into what used to be ARM's turf exclusively.

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How to fix the four most annoying quirks of Yosemite

Yosemite isn't all Handoff rainbows and Continuity cupcakes. If parts of it are making you grumpy, here's how to set them (and the universe) right again.

PCI compliance under scrutiny following Big Data breaches

In the wake of numerous high-profile data breaches, some security experts question the effectiveness of PCI compliance. Should PCI standards do more than set a baseline for security -- and should they be given teeth for when companies...

Cisco slashing stake in VCE joint venture with EMC/VMware

EMC and Cisco confirmed on Wednesday morning that their VCE joint venture with VMware is headed into a new phase, with EMC taking control and Cisco cutting its stake.

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Broadband boost: G.fast testing lab, consortium to foster 1G over copper

News from the Broadband World Forum is that the University of New Hampshire's InterOperability Laboratory has been tapped to test G.fast ultra-high-speed DSL technology and host an industry consortium

Arista VP Gourlay leaves company

Looking for life after helping take data center disruptor public

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Workers use their own devices at work, without boss's knowledge

Many workers use their personally owned smartphones and other computers for job tasks, but a new survey shows a big percentage are doing so without their employer's knowledge.

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Cook trounces Nadella in 2014 tech pay package tussle

Although Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's $84.3 million pay package made news Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook has already blown past his rival in compensation for the year.

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Ethernet is coming to cars

One of the largest suppliers of automotive chips for in-vehicle electronics announced a new Ethernet board and software that will connect instrument clusters, infotainment systems, cameras and sensors over 100Mbps Ethernet.

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Sprint cuts 452 HQ jobs in IT, network and technology areas

Sprint recently cut 452 jobs from its headquarters in Overland Park, Kan., an amount that equals about 6% of the 7,500 workers there.

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Staples confirms data breach investigation

Monday evening, investigative journalist Brian Krebs reported that multiple banking sources were seeing a pattern of credit and debit card fraud. The common thread between each case were purchases made at Staples Inc. stores in the...

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