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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.
Survey respondents shun much-hyped mobile shopping technologies
A survey of iOS and Android users show the vast majority of them know little, and care less, about the so-called “mobile shopping experience,” despite the endless hype about its benefits. Overall, the “mobile shopping experience” … isn’t.
Nadella departs from predecessor's practice, will do earnings call Thursday
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will participate in Thursday's quarterly earnings call, a departure from the company's past practice, when former chief executive Steve Ballmer rarely joined calls with Wall Street analysts.
Russian SMS Trojan for Android hits US, dozens of other countries
An Android Trojan app that sends SMS messages to premium-rate numbers has expanded globally over the past year, racking up bills for users in over 60 countries including the U.S., malware researchers from Kaspersky Lab said.
China working on Linux replacement for Windows XP
China is working on a Linux operating system that can replace the now-vulnerable Windows XP and protect the country’s networking infrastructure.
FCC adds $9 billion to broadband subsidy fund
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted Wednesday to shift US$9 billion over five years from traditional telephone subsidies to broadband subsidies, in an effort to bring high-speed Internet services to 5 million U.S. residents who don't have access.
Enterprise and service provider networking port revenues reach $39B
Routers, switches and other networking gear became a $39 billion market in 2013, as 40G took hold in the data center and 100G became the new standard for service providers, according to the latest research from Infonetics.
Microsoft's Bing goes ad-free for all U.S. schools
Microsoft yesterday opened its ad-free Bing search engine option to all U.S. K-12 schools, both public and private, after running a pilot program since August.
U.S. Smartphone Market Share Numbers for Q1 2014
Yesterday, Nielsen released its first quarter 2014 smartphone market share numbers for the United States, including numbers for the leading smartphone OS options and the leading device manufacturers.
Android mobile ad traffic beats iOS for first time
Android smartphones and tablets now get the most mobile ad traffic worldwide, but iPhones and iPads still get 52% of the revenue.
Samsung's Galaxy Tab 4 line-up goes on sale May 1 starting at $199.99
Three versions of the new Galaxy Tab 4 tablet line will go on sale in the U.S. on May 1, with the new 7-in. Wi-Fi model priced at $199.99.
Apple kicks off public OS X beta testing
Apple today followed Microsoft in opening up pre-release, or beta, versions of its personal computer operating system to all comers.
Verizon breach report makes case for behavioral analytics
Verizon's annual data-breach investigations report makes a strong case for behavioral analytics technology that looks for anomalies among user activity to spot hackers.

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