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    Microsoft to continue using Nokia brand on entry-level phones

    24 October, 2014 16:21
    A company executive said the first 'Microsoft Lumia' device will be announced soon
    Microsoft will continue to sell low-end phones with the Nokia brand and has licensed the brand for these type of devices.
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    Adobe begins encrypting user data collected from Digital Editions app

    24 October, 2014 13:27
    The company was criticized for sending data about content to its servers in plain text
    Adobe Systems said it is now encrypting data it collects about certain e-books after facing criticism earlier this month for not protecting the data.
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    Demand for iOS devices helps drive enterprise mobility strategy

    24 October, 2014 10:46
    IT leaders claim the release of the iPhone 6 has helped with user buy-in for respective CYOD and BYOD policies
    Companies transitioning to iOS devices as part of a CYOD program can expect a suspicious number of “wet BlackBerries” turned in, according to AirWatch's A/NZ chief Rob Roe.
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    Amazon builds sales, but losses pile up

    24 October, 2014 09:11
    The company lost $US437 million this quarter
    Amazon.com continued to increase its sales last quarter but losses also mounted, to the growing consternation of investors.
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    In Pictures: Camels, Sleds, and Fishing Boats - 7 Wacky Google Street View Vehicles

    24 October, 2014 08:27
    For Google, mapping the world's darkest corners means relying on some very odd Street View vehicles.
    For Google, mapping the world's darkest corners means relying on some very odd Street View vehicles.
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    Apple Pay's next move could be phone-to-phone payments

    24 October, 2014 08:20
    The NFC standard supports it, but payment software hasn't enabled it yet
    The launch this week of Apple Pay is giving many people their first taste of NFC payment technology, which allows them to buy things in a store by bringing an iPhone 6 close to a compatible terminal.
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    Oracle says state wanted to take 'unacceptable risk' with health care website transition

    24 October, 2014 08:05
    It's the latest twist in the ugly public battle between Oregon and the vendor over a failed Obamacare software project
    The blame game between Oracle and the state of Oregon is going into overtime, even before their dueling lawsuits over the disastrous Cover Oregon health insurance exchange website make it into court.
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    Microsoft Q1 sales jump, but Nokia drags down earnings

    24 October, 2014 07:55
    The company exceeded Wall Street expectations for both sales and earnings in the first quarter of fiscal 2015
    Microsoft revenue leaped 25 per cent in the first quarter but profit dropped, dragged down by expenses tied to its ongoing wave of layoffs and to the integration of Nokia's phone business.
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    IT Certifications: Discover Where the Value Lies

    24 October, 2014 07:44
    The business value of technical certifications is higher than ever, as organizations fight for talent with proven skills
    knowing which certification will help elevate your career or land a job is not only difficult, it's different among different facets of it.
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    Canonical celebrates Cloud freedoms with new Ubuntu

    24 October, 2014 07:37
    The newest version of Ubuntu Linux comes with Cloud Foundry and the latest version of Docker
    Canonical continues to aggressively equip its flagship Ubuntu Linux server software with more tools to help users build and run clouds.
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    Collection of new cord cutting techs make it easier to snip that CATV tether

    24 October, 2014 07:07
    HD antennas, channel aggregation and directory tools, and low cost DVR options make cord cutting more alluring than ever
    "I want to watch what I want, when I want, wherever I want, and I don't want to pay through the nose for it."
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    Microsoft exec opens up about Research lab closure, layoffs

    24 October, 2014 06:16
    It's been a bit over a month since Microsoft shuttered its Microsoft Research lab in Silicon Valley as part of the company's broader restructuring that will include 18,000 layoffs. This week, Harry Shum, Microsoft EVP of Technology & Research, posted what he termed an "open letter to the academic research community" on the company's research blog.
    It's been a bit over a month since <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2685296/microsoft-subnet/microsoft-boards-up-research-lab-amid-more-layoffs.html">Microsoft shuttered its Microsoft Research lab</a> in Silicon Valley as part of the company's broader restructuring that will include 18,000 layoffs. This week, Harry Shum, Microsoft EVP of Technology &amp; Research, posted what he termed an "open letter to the academic research community" <a href="http://blogs.msdn.com/b/msr_er/archive/2014/10/21/harry-shum-open-letter-to-academic-research-community.aspx">on the company's research blog</a>.
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    Facebook and Yahoo prevent use of recycled email addresses to hijack accounts

    24 October, 2014 06:04
    A new mechanism helps email servers determine if a message was intended for a recycled account's previous owner
    Facebook and Yahoo have developed a mechanism to prevent the owners of recycled email addresses from hijacking accounts that were registered on other sites using those addresses in the past.
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    Facebook hopes to get people talking -- using whatever name -- with Rooms app

    24 October, 2014 05:48
    People also do not need a Facebook account
    Facebook is going old-school, with a stand-alone app for discussion boards aimed at letting users talk about shared interests without having to use their real names.
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    Google teams with Oxford on artificial intelligence

    24 October, 2014 05:11
    Google, the search company that's investing heavily in robotics, is teaming with Oxford University researchers to work on artificial intelligence.
    Google, the search company that's investing heavily in robotics, is teaming with Oxford University researchers to work on artificial intelligence.
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    Amazon Web Services opens German location to ease privacy concerns

    24 October, 2014 04:15
    A second location in Europe will also help improve reliability
    In a move to help extinguish European and especially German privacy concerns, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has opened a location in Frankfurt.
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    Akamai sees record-setting spikes in size and volume of DDoS attacks

    24 October, 2014 03:59
    The Cloud services company detected 17 DDoS attacks in the third quarter that generated traffic of more than 100 Gbps
    The size and volume of distributed denial-of-service attacks has exploded in the past year, with a 389 percent increase in average attack bandwidth between the third quarter of 2013 and the third quarter of 2014, according to an Internet security report from Akamai Technologies.
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    Amazon launches German cloud region in nod to privacy concerns

    24 October, 2014 03:59
    Amazon Web Services launched a new region of its cloud in Germany today, in part to serve customers who want to keep data within country's borders.
    Amazon Web Services launched a new region of its cloud in Germany Thursday, in part to serve customers who want to keep data within their country's borders.
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    Wearable health devices are a novelty that will wear off

    24 October, 2014 02:39
    A new PwC report shows that one-third of those who bought a health-monitoring wearable device more than a year ago rarely use them now.
    Once the novelty wears off, people abandon their health wearable devices, many of which require regular syncing, powering up and other steps needed to keep them running.
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    Three Can't-Miss Deals on Intel Haswell PCs

    24 October, 2014 02:35
    As the holiday season approaches, PC makers are starting to clear their shelves. Here are three must-see deals on PCs.
    You know the drill. When the model year nears its end, new cars gets cheaper. The same is true of winter clothing when spring approaches, and it's equally true of computers when a new generation is on the horizon.
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