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    North Korea reportedly blocks Facebook and Twitter

    01 November, 2014 09:34
    The move affects foreigners who live in the country, local citizens were already banned from using the services
    North Korean authorities have reportedly blocked access to Facebook and Twitter for the few people in the country with open Internet access.
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    FCC eyes new rules to protect consumers as voice networks transition to IP

    01 November, 2014 08:57
    An agency proposal would require incumbent carriers to share last-mile networks with competitors
    The Federal Communications Commission will consider new rules to ensure real consumer choice as the U.S. shifts from copper-based networks to IP networks, agency officials said Friday.
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    Startup Slack gets $120M infusion to kill email at work

    01 November, 2014 08:31
    The funding round gives the company, led by Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield, a $1.12B valuation
    Slack, a cloud startup that's landed some big name clients for its business communications product, has raised $120 million [m] at an eye-popping $1.12 billion [b] valuation.
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    Oracle's Larry Ellison isn't done building his legacy

    01 November, 2014 06:30
    A transformative acquisition and overtaking SAP in applications are just a couple of the goals he may have in mind.
    Larry Ellison may no longer be CEO of Oracle, but he's not going anywhere anytime soon. Indeed, as executive chairman and CTO, Ellison is now in a position to focus solely on creating new products and services that will cement his legacy as he enters the twilight of a legendary career in tech.
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    Microsoft Releases NEW Office for the Mac (Oct/2014)

    01 November, 2014 06:25
    Apple Mac users are cheering the release of a NEW Office for Mac client that has a more unified Microsoft Office look and feel.
    Apple Mac users are cheering the release of a NEW Office for Mac client that has a more unified Microsoft Office look and feel, and supports modern functionality like email archives, ribbon, etc.
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    Microsoft teases Office for Mac with Outlook-only release

    01 November, 2014 06:14
    Microsoft today took the unusual move of releasing a new version of Outlook for the Mac months before the rest of the suite.
    Microsoft today took the unusual move of releasing a new version of Outlook for the Mac months before the rest of the Office suite will be ready.
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    Ericsson's WebRTC browser available for download from the App Store

    01 November, 2014 05:28
    The company hopes developers will now help improve the product on Github
    Ericsson's Bowser has been resurrected to make up for the lack of a WebRTC-compatible browser on iOS and is now available for download from Apple's App Store.
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    HP to jolt 3D printer market

    01 November, 2014 05:27
    HP's faster 3D printing could provide an immediate impact on prices and speed up development of the technology
    3D printing could become faster, cheaper and more efficient with Hewlett-Packard entering the market.
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    Starbucks says 1 in 6 payments already mobile

    01 November, 2014 05:26
    The company said it accounted for 90 percent of mobile payments in the US last year
    Starbucks says mobile payments are taking off in a big way and it's already handling almost 7 million a week at its U.S. coffee shops.
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    HP's radical new Machine could start computing by 2016

    01 November, 2014 05:23
    Martin Fink, the head of HP Labs, offered a road map for the company's new Machine computer architecture
    Hewlett-Packard's efforts to usher in an entirely new computer architecture, one potentially much faster and simpler, may bear fruit by the end of 2016, when the company's lab expects to have the first prototype machine based on its design.
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    Apologetic Microsoft unleashes Xim globally for Android, Win Phone

    01 November, 2014 03:49
    Worldwide availability of the photo-sharing app is coming soon for iOS devices
    Apparently caught off guard by strong demand for Xim, a mobile photo-sharing app from its Fuse Labs researchers, a regretful Microsoft has released it globally for Android and Windows Phone, while promising iOS support is due soon.
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    How CIOs Can Keep Their Jobs by Picking the Right Vendors

    01 November, 2014 03:08
    CIOs don't stay in their jobs for long. Messy IT systems, cobbled together over many years, go a long way toward explaining why.
    I was taken by a customer presentation by Stephen Rayda, CTO of Purdue Pharma, at this week's EMC Analyst Summit. Like all pharmaceutical firms, Purdue faces a lot of pressure -- and it just got a new CEO to boot. He asked which departments didn't need his attention; luckily, IT was the only one to make that list.
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    FCC: A range of net neutrality options remain on the table

    01 November, 2014 02:52
    A hybrid regulatory approach dividing up broadband into two services is among options being considered, the agency says
    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Friday that it remains open to a range of options for new net neutrality rules, following a news report saying it is leaning toward a controversial approach that regulates one piece of broadband service.
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    iOS 8 app crash rate falls 25% since release

    01 November, 2014 02:20
    In the six weeks since its release, iOS 8's app crash rate has declined more than 25% as app developers have adjusted to new APIs and issued updates, an app performance management developer said today.
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    Pirate Bay co-founder sentenced to 3.5 years imprisonment in Denmark

    01 November, 2014 01:55
    He will also be expelled from the country upon his release
    Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg was sentenced Friday by the Court of Frederiksberg in Denmark to three and a half years in jail for hacking and serious vandalism.
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    Not Reading Your Wireless Bill Could be Costing You Money

    01 November, 2014 01:37
    Wireless customers who don't carefully check their bills are sometimes ripped off by carriers that 'cram' unauthorized charges.
    Raise your hand if you actually read all eight pages of your monthly wireless bills. I thought so. You don't. That's exactly how your carrier wants it.
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    Number of New IT Outsourcing Deals Hits All-Time High

    01 November, 2014 01:32
    The multisourcing trend continues in an increasingly competitive market.
    When it comes to IT services, sourcing to multiple providers continues to be the predominant trend, according to the third quarter outsourcing index compiled by outsourcing consultancy Information Services Group (ISG).
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    Google to kill off SSL 3.0 in Chrome 40

    01 November, 2014 01:25
    In the meantime, Chrome 39 will no longer support SSL 3.0 fallback for TLS connections
    Google plans to remove support for the aging Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) version 3.0 protocol in Google Chrome 40, which is expected to ship in about two months.
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    BlackBerry upgrades BBM with timed messages

    01 November, 2014 01:23
    The feature will be part of a premium subscription bundle BlackBerry is planning to launch
    Taking a page from the Snapchat playbook, BlackBerry will let BBM messaging service users control how long messages and pictures can be viewed, hoping the feature, along with other new capabilities, will result in a new revenue stream.
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    Facebook sets up shop on the Tor anonymity network

    01 November, 2014 00:30
    Facebook is also working on a mobile Tor site
    Facebook has made its site directly available on Tor to prevent access problems for people using the anonymity network and to provide an alternative method of accessing the social network securely.
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