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Microsoft’s $84 million man: What’s Nadella done to earn it?

Satya Nadella has made some bold moves since taking over as Microsoft CEO Feb. 4 that have set in motion what could prove to be significant changes for the company and its customers. Here’s a look at some of them.

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Some theaters cancel 'The Interview' after Sony hackers threaten 9/11-style attack

After Sony hackers issued a warning that referenced 9/11 to theaters that will show ‘The Interview,’ the New York premiere was canceled and other theaters backed out of showing the movie. Sony has been hit with lawsuits, blaming Sony...

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BMW to take the valet out of valet parking

This may be a godsend for those who are reluctant to hand their keys over to a parking valet, in others words, everyone. Or maybe it will make that leap of faith seem trivial by comparison.

Polycom unifies Lync Unified Communications

This week, Polycom announced its video infrastructure has been qualified by Microsoft for Lync 2013.

U.S. on Sony breach: North Korea did it

U.S. officials now believe North Korea is behind the attack that took down Sony Pictures Entertainment’s computer network and posted contents on the Internet, but the government hasn’t decided whether to formally accuse the country...

Human error root cause of November Microsoft Azure outage

The November 18-19 outage was caused by an update that Microsoft personnel assumed to be sound, but wasn't

Judge: No Steve Jobs for you

A federal judge Wednesday ruled that a two-hour video deposition recorded by former Apple CEO Steve Jobs will not be released to the press and public.

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Sony cancels release of "The Interview" due to hacker threats

Sony has cancelled the release of the upcoming comedy "The Interview" due to threats of violence

Microsoft and IBM keep the pressure on Amazon’s cloud

Deep-pocketed companies Microsoft and IBM are keeping the pressure on AWS with a flurry of announcements to close out the year.

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Chinese Android phone maker hides secret backdoor on its devices

Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad has built an extensive "backdoor" into its Android devices that can track users, serve them unwanted advertisements and install unauthorized apps, a U.S. security firm alleged today

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New ransomware avoids hitting the same victim twice

A new strain of ransomware, OphionLocker, generates a unique hardware identifier for each new infected machine so that it can avoid hitting the same victim twice

Suing Arista was always the plan

Cisco didn't want a royalty arrangement; it wanted revenge


Did Alcatraz escapees survive? Computer program says they might have

First a little background: According to US Marshals history of the Alcatraz event, on the night of June 11, 1962, the three escaped through vents in the prison and made their way to the northeast part of the island, where they...

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Apple halts online sales in Russia due to volatility of the Ruble

Apple earlier this week halted all online sales in Russia due to extreme volatility in the Russian Ruble.

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1987: Jobs explains mouse to Playboy

Spotted this one on Reddit’s section devoted to the “mildly interesting:” In a 1987 interview with Playboy -- which we read back then for the articles, if you recall -- Steve Jobs was asked what’s up with this mouse contraption.

Revamping the cloud for real-time applications

Increase in use of real-time applications is creating problems for the cloud.


How predictive analytics can help set perfect hotel room prices

By mashing together years of data from a multitude of sources, startup Duetto is helping hotels optimize their room pricing. And in this tight-margin world, a small increase in revenue per available room makes a big difference in...

Why Comcast's pro-net neutrality ads are totally disingenuous

The giant cable company and ISP is running commercials claiming to support the "Open Internet." Don’t believe it for a second.

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