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    FCC will vote next month on plan to share valuable 3.5GHz spectrum

    28 March, 2015 11:36
    Carriers and consumers would get access to a fat frequency band used mostly by government today
    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote April 17 on a spectrum-sharing plan for a band that could serve the military, mobile service providers and individuals.
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    Intel could strengthen its server product stack with Altera

    28 March, 2015 09:07
    Intel is in talks to acquire Altera, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal
    Intel's chips dominate servers in data centers, but the possible acquisition of Altera could help the company provide a wider variety of custom chips designed to speed up specific applications, analysts said on Friday.
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    Kleiner Perkins cleared of sex discrimination against Ellen Pao

    28 March, 2015 09:02
    The jury found against her on almost all counts, though one remains
    A jury has found mostly in favor of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in a historic lawsuit accusing one of Silicon Valley's best-known venture capital firms of sex discrimination.
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    Facebook reveals the logic behind its forced Messenger split

    28 March, 2015 08:47
    It made Messenger a separate app and then turned it into a platform all its own
    Facebook annoyed and puzzled many people last year when it forced them to download its Messenger app for chats. Its reasons for doing so are now clearer: Messenger is becoming a beast of an app, with its own links to outside businesses and software apart from Facebook's main site.
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    French self-driving car goes for a spin around Paris monument

    28 March, 2015 07:28
    Valeo and Safran expect self-driving cars on the roads by 2020, but on the way they must navigate stop lights, pedestrians ... and cannons
    For this self-driving car, the roadside hazards included traffic jams, undisciplined bystanders -- and centuries-old cannons.
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    Google to bring imaging, sensor technology to the operating room

    28 March, 2015 07:01
    Google is providing sensor and software technology, not its robotics work
    Google's technology may eventually make its way into operating rooms and help surgeons with their procedures.
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    5 freshly-funded cloud computing companies worth watching

    28 March, 2015 06:34
    Investors made a crowd around the cloud this week, investing $175 million in companies focused on everything from storage to the WAN to the supply chain.
    Investors made a crowd around the cloud this week, investing $175 million in companies focused on everything from storage to the WAN to the supply chain.
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    Why Meerkat and Periscope are the next big challenge for marketers

    28 March, 2015 06:26
    Efforts by companies including Starbucks and Spotify suggest potentially rich rewards, but it's early days
    There's nothing like a brand-new medium to put marketing departments into overdrive, and it would be hard to find a better example than the recent, rapid-fire arrival of live-stream video apps Meerkat and Periscope.
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    USB Type-C peripherals are on the way, and storage devices are first up

    28 March, 2015 06:24
    After Apple's introduction of USB Type C in the new MacBook, companies have announced peripherals and cables for the connector
    With Apple's latest MacBook and Google's newest Chromebook just out and featuring the new USB Type-C connector, we're on the lookout for peripherals that use the interface, and storage devices appear to be first out of the gate.
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    Slack hacked, compromising users' profile data

    28 March, 2015 05:22
    The company has added two-factor authentication
    The popular group chat tool Slack suffered a hack of its central database last month, the company admitted Friday, potentially compromising users' profile information like log-on data, email addresses and phone numbers.
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    Congress moves quickly on cyberthreat information sharing

    28 March, 2015 04:43
    A House committee approves a second bill, despite concerns about consumer privacy
    The U.S. Congress is moving forward quickly with legislation that would encourage private companies to share cyberthreat information with government agencies, despite concerns that two leading bills weaken consumer privacy protections.
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    New mobile-malware detection technique uses gestures

    28 March, 2015 04:07
    The technology checks if attempts to use certain phone functions are accompanied by natural gestures users are expected to make
    Mobile malware is a growing problem, but researchers from University of Alabama at Birmingham have figured out a new way of detecting when shady mobile apps get up to no good, such as trying to call premium-rate numbers unbeknowst to a phone's owner.
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    Google Cloud Launcher deploys VM-based apps in a snap

    28 March, 2015 03:52
    Google offers a new service for launching packaged apps in VMs to Cloud Platform, by way of a partnership with Bitnami
    Google's latest enhancement to Cloud Platform is not a new feature but a repackaging of an existing innovation. But it's a downright useful offering all the same.
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    Apple Watch mini-stores to open in London, Paris, Tokyo luxury retail shops

    28 March, 2015 02:48
    Each store opens on April 10, the same day the smartwatch becomes available for try-ons and preorders
    The Apple Watch will have its own sales space inside three major department stores in Europe and Asia, a move to get the product in front of potential buyers who may not be frequent visitors to the company's physical and online stores.
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    BlackBerry posts second straight earnings gain

    28 March, 2015 02:20
    CEO John Chen also predicted sustained profitability in the current fiscal year that started March 1.
    BlackBerry's turnaround continues, as the company reported a second straight quarter of profit on Friday, along with expectations of sustained profitability throughout the coming year.
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    Safari users in the UK can sue Google over alleged privacy violations

    28 March, 2015 02:13
    The ruling from an appeals court could lead to claims from millions of British users
    The U.K. Court of Appeal won't block a privacy lawsuit that alleges Google tracked Safari users without authorization, so the three plaintiffs can continue their legal fight against the search company.
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    BlackBerry shocks with Q4 profit but CEO Chen can't stop sales slide

    28 March, 2015 01:02
    Revenue dropped by 32 percent year-on-year
    BlackBerry surprised Wall Street by getting its bottom line back into the black in the fourth quarter, but sales shrunk significantly again, putting in question CEO John Chen's assertion that the company's turnaround is on track.
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    Startup takes the effort out of endpoint detection and response

    27 March, 2015 23:08
    Startup Red Canary is offering an endpoint detection and response service based in the cloud that is backed up by a team of analysts who weed out false alarms.
    Startup <a href="https://www.redcanary.co">Red Canary</a> is offering an endpoint detection and response service based in the cloud that is backed up by a team of analysts who weed out false alarms.
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    Vectra Networks ships a new sensor for its attack-detection gear

    27 March, 2015 22:57
    Vectra Networks is rolling out new appliance that gives its attack-detection gear better visibility into potentially malicious activity on corporate networks.
    Vectra Networks is rolling out a new appliance that gives its attack-detection gear better visibility into potentially malicious activity on corporate networks.
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    Popular hotel Internet gateway devices vulnerable to hacking

    27 March, 2015 22:46
    Researchers found a serious vulnerability in a popular brand of devices used by hotels to manage visitor-based networks
    Some Internet gateway devices commonly used by hotels and conference centers can easily be compromised by hackers, allowing them to launch a variety of attacks against guests accessing the Wi-Fi networks.
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