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    In pictures: CIO roundtable - Why big data is big business

    24 November, 2014 10:00
    CIOs gathered at Melbourne's Vue De Monde restaurant to discuss why big data is big business and how they are working with their organisations to make sense of this tsunami of structured and unstructured information to create new products and services.
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    Symantec identifies sophisticated, stealthy 'Regin' malware

    24 November, 2014 07:55
    The back-door-type Trojan was likely developed by a nation state, researcher say
    Symantec researchers have identified a particularly sophisticated piece of malware, called "Regin" that was likely developed by a nation state and has been used to spy on governments, infrastructure operators, businesses, researchers and individuals since at least 2008.
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    Why is Microsoft updating Windows PCs for a security bug on the server?

    22 November, 2014 12:14
    The Kerberos vulnerability is only in Windows Server, but Windows PCs are getting extra security fixes
    When Microsoft released a critical update for multiple versions of Windows Server this month, it also pushed out a fix for several releases of the Windows client OS, including even the technical preview for Windows 10.
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    Prices for 4K monitors sink below $500

    22 November, 2014 12:10
    Monitors at this price point include models from Dell, AOC and Planar
    Prices for 4K monitors have dropped below US$500, bringing them within the reach of cost conscious buyers looking to replace 1080p displays.
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    Apple's $450 million e-books settlement gets final approval

    22 November, 2014 11:52
    The amount still depends on Apple losing an appeal on another ruling
    A federal judge in New York has given final approval to a settlement in which Apple will pay $450 million for its role in a conspiracy to fix prices for e-books.
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    Black Friday: Newegg axes prices on laptops, desktops, tablets and more

    22 November, 2014 08:56
    Online retailer Newegg has beaten the Black Friday 2014 rush by revealing deals on brand name laptops, desktops, tablets and other products geared toward both hardcore gamers and everyday tech users.
    Online retailer <a href="">Newegg</a> has beaten the Black Friday 2014 rush by revealing deals on brand name laptops, desktops, tablets and other products geared toward both hardcore gamers and everyday tech users.
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    Reports: EU taking first step towards breaking up Google

    22 November, 2014 08:55
    A proposed motion in the European Parliament could put pressure on EU authorities
    Members of the European Parliament are readying a motion calling for the break-up of Google, by separating its search engine functionality from other commercial services, according to news reports.
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    Obama immigration plan called vague, frustrating

    22 November, 2014 08:17
    The immigration reforms that President Obama announced have left people on all sides of the tech immigration issue uncertain and frustrated.
    WASHINGTON The immigration reforms that President Obama announced have left people on all sides of the tech immigration issue uncertain and frustrated.
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    US man sentenced for hacking POS systems at Subway

    22 November, 2014 07:07
    Former Subway franchise owner sold POS systems to the restaurant chain, then hacked them, the DOJ says
    A former Subway franchise owner will spend time in prison for hacking into computerized cash registers he sold to the sandwich restaurant chain and obtaining more than US$40,000 in gift cards.
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    FCC chairman gives no timeline for net neutrality decision

    22 November, 2014 06:24
    The agency needs to make sure any rules it passes will stand up to a lawsuit, Wheeler says
    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has no public timeline for voting on proposed net neutrality rules, despite pressure from President Barack Obama and some net neutrality advocates.
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    Connected-home Babel: There's an app for that, startup says

    22 November, 2014 06:11
    Yonomi's app lets consumers manage IoT devices that can't talk to each other
    In the dream home of the Internet of Things, all your appliances would talk to each other. A fragmented IoT industry makes that pretty hard today, but Yonomi says its smartphone app can make it easy.
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    Flurry of hydrogen fuel cell cars challenge all-electric vehicles

    22 November, 2014 06:04
    Top car makers this week used the stage at the L.A. Auto Show to showcase announcements around their upcoming release of zero-emission, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
    At the L.A. Auto Show this week, leading car makers revealed their plans for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, which use the most common molecule in the universe for power and release only water vapor as exhaust.
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    Mozilla reports flat revenue from Google-Firefox search deal

    22 November, 2014 05:14
    Mozilla today said that revenue last year from its deal with Google was flat compared to 2012, as was its income overall.
    Mozilla today said that 2013 revenue from its deal with Google was flat compared to the year before, as was its income overall, even as expenses jumped by 42%.
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    Apple delivers another Yosemite beta as WiFi issues persist

    22 November, 2014 05:04
    It's not clear what this second beta of the OS is designed to fix
    Apple has come out with a second beta of Mac OS X Yosemite for developers, but it's not clear whether this latest build will address the WiFi problems that continue to affect an undetermined but apparently substantial number of users.
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    UpCloud bets on storage performance, US datacenter to dent market

    22 November, 2014 04:00
    The cloud market still has room for smaller providers, according to the Finnish cloud company's CEO
    It may be a minnow in a market of whales, but Finnish cloud service company UpCloud is hoping that improving its storage performance and adding datacenter capacity in Chicago will make customers take a look.
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    How to Attract Digital Natives to Buy at Retail Stores

    22 November, 2014 03:58
    Those 18- to-25-year-olds are a savvy bunch. Retailers that want them to buy at brick-and-mortar stores better get personal.
    It's shopping season, the great American tradition when we brave crowded malls, wander aimlessly from retailer to retailer, hoping for a little inspiration on what to buy our friends and family. Our experience will no doubt be the same as every other customer, complete with awkward run-ins with teenage salespeople telling us anything to make a sale. We'll probably end up buying the same outfit worn by the mannequin in the showcase.
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    Critical XSS flaws patched in WordPress and popular plug-in

    22 November, 2014 03:35
    The vulnerabilities could allow attackers to create administrator accounts and take control of websites
    New security updates released for the WordPress content management system and one of its popular plug-ins fix cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to take control of websites.
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    How CSOs Can Help CIOs Talk Security to the Board

    22 November, 2014 02:50
    CIOs aren't necessarily security experts, but that doesn't mean they can't speak intelligently to the company's board of directors.
    Most CIOs are not security experts, but in the board room they need to be. Thanks to the CSO, , they don't have to go it alone. Behind the scenes, they can help prepare the CIO, offering advice on how to interpret the company's threat levels, boiling down the most relevant information and communicating it, early and often, so the C-suite will pay attention.
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    Why It Sometimes Makes Sense to Go Slow With Mobile Development

    22 November, 2014 02:30
    At Westinghouse, developers work slowly and steadily to avoid bugs in mobile apps used for testing nuclear power plants.
    Mobile app development is usually cheap, fast and dirty: Introduce some functionality and fix the problems over time. At Westinghouse Electric, however, there's no room for error in the development of a tablet application critical for testing the nuclear power facilities it builds for electricity providers around the world.
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    Lenovo REACHit Manages Files Across Cloud Accounts

    22 November, 2014 02:23
    Lenovo's new REACHit service and mobile apps let you access, share and manage files stored in Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive.
    While doing research for a recent article I wrote on cloud storage services, I confirmed something I'd long suspected. Lots of people use, say, Dropbox as their main cloud file depository; Google Drive for collaboration documents; OneDrive because of its integration with Microsoft Office; and so on.