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Microsoft eats another $1B as phone strategy shrinks to enterprise-only

Microsoft's decision to eat nearly $1 billion and lay off another 1,850 workers prompted analysts to call the company's consumer smartphone business dead.

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Google may publicly shame phone makers who deliver tardy Android updates: report says

Google has collected plenty of data about who is naughty and nice, and it may be about to make some of it public.

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Startup CEO agrees to $560K settlement to make long list of fraud allegations go away

Bob Ambrogi, who writes a terrific blog about technology and the law, today has posted remarkable details of a lawsuit settlement involving the head of a legal startup.

Why the Salesforce-Amazon cloud partnership is a big deal

This week SaaS giant Salesforce.com and IaaS behemoth Amazon Web Services codified a partnership that the two have been discussing for months. The move is a coup by Amazon in the public cloud market, particularly against Microsoft...

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Senators want warrant protections for US email stored overseas

A new bill in Congress would require U.S. law enforcement agencies to obtain court-ordered warrants before demanding the emails of the country's residents when they are stored overseas.

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Celebrity hacker Guccifer's confession gives us all a lesson in security

A Romanian hacker known online as Guccifer pleaded guilty to hacking into 100 email and social media accounts belonging to American citizens, including former high-ranking government officials.

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Google alums rollout Simility fraud-detection platform

A team from Google’s fraud-detection group has started up its own software as a service venture for spotting transaction fraud quickly based on rule sets but that also learns as it goes to improve its hit rate.

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CD-ROMs were the training wheels for the internet, but no one remembers them now

Forgotten ‘infotainment’ software finds a new home at the Computer History Museum—here’s why you should care.

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IT’s new imperative: Partnering to shape the future

McKinsey's new Global Survey explains what partnering means, really, and some ways to go about it given all the pressures on IT.

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State Department argues against ‘cyber arms’ treaty

Senior State Department official says cyber is fundamentally different than any sort of conventional military or diplomatic arena, urges ongoing and multilateral development of ‘norms’ in global Internet talks.

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This is what the iPhone 7 will probably look like

New leaks and high-end renderings show us what the iPhone 7 will probably look like.

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IoT security is getting its own crash tests

The thousands of endpoints in IoT systems may have to protect themselves against thousands of dangers. A decades-old IT lab wants to tell you if they’re up to the task.

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Salesforce picks AWS as preferred public cloud provider

Salesforce has named Amazon Web Services its preferred public cloud provider for services like Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, App Cloud and Analytics Cloud, expanding a partnership between the two companies to provide the backend for the...

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Top Raspberry Pi news of the week

We scratch and claw sometimes to find enterprise IT angles regarding the tiny and inexpensive Raspberry Pi computers, but this week, an item has fallen right into our lap: Citrix HDX Ready Pi.

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Business users get live chat in Office Online

Microsoft's attempts to catch up with Google in the online collaboration space took a step forward Wednesday, when the company announced that it's adding live chat to Office Online. so that people can discuss documents stored in...

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FCC formalizes massive fines for selling, using cell-phone jammers

Two years ago the FCC announced its intention to fine a Chinese electronics maker $34.9 million and a Florida man $48,000 for respectively selling and using illegal cell-phone jammers. Today those fines were made official.

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Cisco ACI and VMware NSX kumbaya?

Comments by Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins last week that the networking giant is open to collaborations with VMware in virtual networking raise the question: Just how would Cisco's ACI and VMware's NSX platforms could work together?

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Google’s Trust API: Bye-bye passwords, hello biometrics?

Google intends to kill off passwords, as well as allow Android apps to run instantly without installing the apps first.

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