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A year later, Ellison apologizes for standing up his customers

By Martyn Williams | 01 October, 2014 08:34

A year ago this month, thousands of customers waited at the Oracle OpenWorld conference for Larry Ellison to deliver a keynote speech ... but he never turned up.

Eric Holder says 'worrisome' tech companies are eyeing encryption

By Martyn Williams | 01 October, 2014 06:31

For the second time in as many weeks, a senior U.S. government official has warned that widespread use of encryption could harm investigations.

Icahn says PayPal spin-off is almost a 'no brainer'

By Martyn Williams | 01 October, 2014 03:37

Activist investor and hedge-fund manager Carl Icahn says eBay's decision to spin off PayPal into a separate company is "almost a no brainer."

Second cyberattack hits SuperValu grocery stores' payment systems

By Martyn Williams | 30 September, 2014 08:28

SuperValu, the grocery store operator hit by a cyberattack in June and July, has suffered a second attack on its payment processing system, it said Monday.

Report: Softbank in talks to buy Dreamworks Animation

By Martyn Williams | 28 September, 2014 13:29

Japan's Softbank is in talks to acquire Dreamworks Animation, The Hollywood Reporter said late Saturday citing a source. The Wall Street Journal later reported the same news citing "people familiar with the matter."

Top EU official tells Uber and Germany: Start talking!

By Martyn Williams | 27 September, 2014 08:11

The European politician who has battled online giants over privacy and the NSA over cyberspying now says it's time for German regulators to start talking with Uber.

Credit card breach that hit Jimmy John's is larger than originally thought

By Martyn Williams | 27 September, 2014 03:11

Signature Systems says the breach of its point-of-sales system that hit 216 Jimmy John's sandwich shops is actually 50 percent larger than originally thought.

Symantec names Michael Brown as new CEO

By Martyn Williams | 26 September, 2014 07:49

Computer security company Symantec is making its interim CEO its permanent CEO.

FAA clears movie and TV drones for takeoff

By Martyn Williams | 26 September, 2014 05:56

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is taking its first major step toward opening up the skies for commercial drone use, allowing six TV and movie production companies to use drones to shoot video.

Tim Cook launches iPhone 6 sales in Palo Alto

By Martyn Williams | 20 September, 2014 03:05

What's an even bigger deal for Apple fans than getting the iPhone 6 on launch day? Talking a selfie with Apple CEO Tim Cook.

The Navy flew its new drone across the US Wednesday night

By Martyn Williams | 19 September, 2014 06:12

The U.S. Navy's new surveillance drone completed its first cross-country flight across the United States Wednesday night.

China says US hacking accusations are 'totally groundless'

By Martyn Williams | 19 September, 2014 02:59

The Chinese government says accusations that it was involved in cyberattacks against U.S. transportation contractors are "totally groundless and untenable."

The kill switch is here: iOS 8 enables it by default

By Martyn Williams | 18 September, 2014 07:55

With the release of its new mobile operating system, Apple has become the first smartphone maker to enable by default a kill switch that can lock and secure a stolen phone.

Scary video highlights danger of damaged Lithium Ion batteries

By Martyn Williams | 18 September, 2014 06:25

A Japanese safety institute has released a video that serves as a graphic reminder of the danger posed by damaged Lithium Ion batteries.

Use of forced labor 'systemic' in Malaysian IT manufacturing

By Martyn Williams | 17 September, 2014 14:02

The use of forced labor is so prevalent in the Malaysian electronics manufacturing industry that there is hardly a major brand name that isn't touched by the illegal practice, according to a report to be published Wednesday.

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