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    Solar power war between U.S. and Asia escalates

    29 July, 2014 07:38
    On the positive side, with the influx of cheap solar cells, the U.S. will be able to achieve its six-gigawatt installation goal this year
    New tariffs imposed by the U.S. on Chinese imports of solar cells and (for the first time) Taiwan has infuriated some in the solar power industry who believe the steep taxes will adversely affect businesses and consumers.
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    Qualcomm planting seeds for 4K video, silicon brains in mobile devices

    29 July, 2014 07:09
    The Snapdragon 810 chip has graphics, computing and wireless features that could make it into lower-end chips
    Smarter contextual awareness, 4K video and augmented reality are just some of the new technologies that will be offered by smartphones and tablets over the next year or so, according to Qualcomm's product blueprints.
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    Mobile devices to get faster LP-DDR4 memory next year

    29 July, 2014 06:37
    LP-DDR4 memory will start appearing in tablets next year, two years earlier than expected
    Thanks to the rise of mobile gaming and 4K video, LP-DDR4 memory will reach smartphones and tablets close to two years earlier than expected, an analyst said.
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    Mozilla knocks off 'interim' label, names Chris Beard CEO

    29 July, 2014 06:25
    'No one we met was a better fit,' says chairwoman Mitchell Baker
    Mozilla today ditched the "interim" label for Chris Beard and appointed him CEO.
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    Google's next frontier: What it means to be healthy

    29 July, 2014 05:58
    Google X teams with Duke, Stanford to spot early turn from health to disease
    Google has launched a new project, dubbed the Baseline Study, that seeks to develop a greater understanding of what it means to be healthy.
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    Stanford researchers show off blueprint for self-healing lithium battery

    29 July, 2014 05:53
    Carbon nanospheres protect lithium anodes.
    A paper published today by Stanford University researchers outlines a way to make lithium batteries a lot safer, opening the door to a host of new applications in everything from smartphones to electric cars.
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    Hortonworks, Pivotal team to better manage Hadoop

    29 July, 2014 05:48
    Two Hadoop distributors will join forces to work on Apache Ambari, a Hadoop management tool
    In the hot market for big-data products and services, sometimes even competitors must work together for the common good.
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    Defending Facebook, OkCupid says it also runs user-behavior tests

    29 July, 2014 05:41
    Studies like Facebook's are necessary for product testing, the dating site said
    Facebook earlier this summer sparked criticism over a study in which it manipulated the feeds of some of its users, but the dating site OkCupid says what Facebook did is normal, and that in fact it has run its own user-behavior tests.
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    Is "Bring Your Own Identity" a security risk or advantage?

    29 July, 2014 04:51
    Questions abound over sites authenticating users via identities established through social networks, Yahoo Ponemon Institute survey shows.
    The "Bring Your Own Identity" (BYOID) trend in which websites let users authenticate using identities established through Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, Amazon, Microsoft Live, Yahoo or other means raises some questions in the minds of IT and business managers. And a survey conducted by Ponemon Institute shows a vast difference in how the IT and business sides think about this so-called BYOID method of authentication.
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    Rimini Street keeps growing despite specter of Oracle lawsuit

    29 July, 2014 04:29
    Effective sales strategies and shifting CIO priorities are helping Rimini grow, according to one analyst
    Rimini Street is continuing to rapidly grow revenue for its third-party software support business despite its ongoing litigation with Oracle.
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    Chinese regulators target Microsoft for office visits

    29 July, 2014 03:07
    Unclear whether an investigation is under way
    Officials today from the China government appeared at four Microsoft offices, but the purpose of the visits was unclear.
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    Consumer Office 365 tops a half-billion dollars in annual revenue run-rate

    29 July, 2014 02:25
    Quarter-over-quarter growth rate slows as subscriber rolls get larger; 5.6M consumers now rent Office
    Microsoft's Office 365 "rent-not-buy" subscription service is at an annual revenue run-rate of more than half a billion dollars.
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    Is the Samsung Z smartphone just delayed -- or doomed?

    29 July, 2014 02:19
    Samsung says it's waiting to enhance the Tizen ecosystem
    The launch of the Samsung Z, the first smartphone to run the Tizen OS, has been delayed indefinitely.
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    Attackers install DDoS bots on Amazon cloud, exploiting Elasticsearch weakness

    28 July, 2014 23:44
    Attackers are targeting Amazon EC2 instances with Elasticsearch 1.1.x installed
    Attackers are exploiting a vulnerability in distributed search engine software Elasticsearch to install DDoS malware on Amazon and possibly other cloud servers.
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    Can Data Analytics Make Teachers Better Educators?

    28 July, 2014 23:42
    "We're all data analysts now," has become a common refrain in the data analytics world as organizations increasingly rely on data to provide 360 degree views of their businesses and customers and to aid their decision-making. In many ways, this has been true all along -- employees have always had to make decisions based on the information at their disposal, often incomplete, analog or anecdotal in nature.
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    Healthcare Industry Enters Meaningful Use Waiting Game

    28 July, 2014 23:08
    The federal government is working on a rule to relax the requirements for stage 2 of meaningful use.
    After a flurry of activity, there hasn't been much recent news from Washington about the future of the meaningful use incentive program. That has left the healthcare industry to play the waiting game. Few are happy about it.
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    Chinese users tire of older social networking sites

    28 July, 2014 22:57
    WeChat, a messaging app, is disrupting China's social networking market
    Social networking sites in China that are modeled on Facebook are having a hard time holding on to users, with customers like Beijing resident Shi Yunfeng, drifting away to newer services.
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    Workarounds to purge search bar from Firefox's new tab page are available

    28 July, 2014 22:54
    Code of new tab page hints that Mozilla is preparing the browser for ads
    Firefox users who don't like the changes to the browser's new tab page have multiple options.
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    Layoffs cool Microsoft employees' opinion of CEO Satya Nadella

    28 July, 2014 20:15
    Percentage of former and current workers who approve of CEO drops by 24%, those who disapprove quadruples, after big layoffs hit
    The percentage of Microsoft current and former employees who approve of CEO Satya Nadella has dropped since the company announced layoffs.
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    5 ways to get the most out of BI and big data

    28 July, 2014 16:59
    CIOs must play an active role in creating and governing a competency centre
    Companies like Amazon have demonstrated to the world how to successfully leverage corporate knowledge. Why can't you?