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    Galaxy S6 pricing slips out: $780 unlocked, at least in Spain

    05 March, 2015 00:21
    More details surfaced today on Samsung's new Galaxy S6 smartphone, including an unlocked price of about $780 for a 32 GB version, according to Samsung's website in Spain.
    BARCELONA -- More details surfaced today on Samsung's new Galaxy S6 smartphone, including an unlocked price of 699 euros (about $780) for a 32 GB version, according to Samsung's website in Spain.
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    One year later, we're no closer to finding MtGox's missing millions

    04 March, 2015 23:51
    As the bitcoin investigation drags on, key people in the probe are keeping mum
    Few people marked the recent anniversary of one of the biggest catastrophes to hit bitcoin -- the day MtGox went bust.
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    Momentum grows around Microsoft's Windows 10 for phones

    04 March, 2015 23:36
    Smartphone makers and chip companies announce support for Microsoft's Windows 10 handset OS
    Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 OS hasn't taken the world by storm, but its successor, Windows 10, is off to an encouraging start even before its release.
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    The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, March 4

    04 March, 2015 23:16
    Alibaba opens U.S. cloud service... IBM puts OpenPower servers in cloud... Eric Schmidt meets European antitrust chief... and more news
    Alibaba opens U.S. cloud service... IBM puts OpenPower servers in cloud... Eric Schmidt meets European antitrust chief... and more news
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    Budget smartphones shine at Mobile World Congress

    04 March, 2015 23:03
    These days they have HD screens or better and octa-core processors
    Budget smartphones from the likes of Sony, Microsoft and up-and-comer Alcatel OneTouch have improved to such an extent that the question whether or not to buy one of the latest high-end smartphones is tougher than ever before.
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    China says new cybersurveillance proposal follows US security practices

    04 March, 2015 21:57
    The U.S. argues China's anti-terrorism law would require foreign tech businesses to hand over sensitive data to the government
    China is scratching its head over why the U.S. is opposing a new anti-terror law relating to cybersurveillance when the U.S. and other countries have also requested that tech companies hand over data to help stop terrorists.
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    Alibaba enters US cloud market, signaling global ambitions

    04 March, 2015 18:30
    Alibaba's cloud business is expected to face an uphill battle in the U.S. market
    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group is making a push into the U.S. cloud computing market, where it's expected to run into competition from, Google and Microsoft.
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    Apple in settlement talks with car battery maker A123 Systems

    04 March, 2015 18:25
    The company has asked for an extension to respond to A123's charges, citing discussions for a resolution
    Apple is in talks to settle a lawsuit filed by electric-car battery maker A123 Systems, which has charged the iPhone maker with poaching five of its employees to set up a new battery division.
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    Apple, like Google, to hire full-time security guards in Silicon Valley

    04 March, 2015 17:00
    Tech companies are under pressure to improve working conditions of workers like drivers and security guards
    Apple will replace a number of contract security positions with direct hires for its Silicon Valley operations, amid widespread demands from contract workers like drivers and security guards for better working conditions at tech companies.
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    TripGo app gets more personal with new features

    04 March, 2015 16:48
    Features include calendar integration, estimated cost and carbon emissions
    TripGo app has released a range of new features aimed at better personalising trip planning.
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    IBM plugs OpenPower servers into SoftLayer cloud

    04 March, 2015 15:54
    It's trying to prime the pump for Power-based cloud computing services
    IBM will roll out a cloud computing service next quarter using OpenPower-based servers, continuing an effort to expand the market for Power processors and challenge Intel in hyperscale data centers.
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    Sony updates Morpheus PS4 headset with bigger, faster screen

    04 March, 2015 15:14
    With the release set for 2016, the prototype has a 5.7-inch OLED display and supports 120 frames-per-second output
    Sony is trying to make PlayStation 4 gameplay more immersive by adding a high-resolution OLED display to its prototype video game headset, set for release in the first half of next year.
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    Judge says $415 million settlement in Silicon Valley hiring case is 'substantial'

    04 March, 2015 14:03
    Workers alleged 'no-poach' agreements between Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe drove down their wages
    A judge has approved a US$415 million settlement in a Silicon Valley employee hiring case, calling the amount "substantial" to settle claims that Apple, Google, Adobe Systems and Intel conspired not to hire each other's workers.
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    Drive-by attack relies on hacked GoDaddy accounts

    04 March, 2015 13:34
    The Angler exploit kit is using subdomains created by cybercriminals on real domain name accounts as part of its infrastructure
    Hundreds of hacked domain name accounts registered through GoDaddy are being used as part of a highly effective campaign using the Angler exploit kit to infect computers with malware.
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    Data analytics keeps tabs on Victorian cabbies

    04 March, 2015 13:00
    Taxi Services Commission now receives trip, shift, driver and booking data from a data warehouse
    The Taxi Services Commission (TSC) of Victoria is using a data warehouse to access the data of more than 100 million trips made by taxi drivers in the state over the past 2.5 years.
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    Uber buys deCarta to improve mapping and arrival estimates

    04 March, 2015 12:33
    Uber is acquiring deCarta to improve the mapping technology in its app
    Uber is acquiring deCarta, a mapping and location company that could help Uber to develop new types of services and also ensure its drivers show up on time.
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    Apple edges out Samsung to take top smartphone spot

    04 March, 2015 12:29
    1.2 billion units sold worldwide during 2014
    Samsung lost its number one position in the global smartphone market to Apple in the last quarter of 2014. Buoyed by sales of its iPhone 6, Apple shipped 74.8 million units to secure a 20.4 per cent share of the market, Gartner said on Wednesday.
  • + and share search metadata

    04 March, 2015 12:13
    Users can see results from other Australian data portals on main open government data website
    The website has shared its metadata with, allowing users to search datasets from both sites using a shared search repository.
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    FREAK is another serious flaw in the Web's encryption

    04 March, 2015 11:15
    US export restrictions on encryption technology from the 1990s have come back to haunt the modern Web
    Experts are warning of a serious security flaw that has apparently gone undetected for years and can weaken encrypted connections between computers and websites, potentially undermining security across the Internet.
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    Box snaps up Subspace for heightened BYOD security

    04 March, 2015 09:44
    New containerized browser technology will tighten enterprise controls
    Hard on the heels of debuting a cloud storage service for financial services firms, Box announced Tuesday that it has acquired Subspace, a startup focused on cross-device collaboration security.
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