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    Google defends policy that leaves most Android devices unpatched

    26 January, 2015 05:50
    Google defended its decision to stop patching WebView, a core component of Android, on versions older than 4.4, aka "KitKat."
    Google on Friday defended its decision to stop patching WebView, a core component of Android, on versions older than 4.4, aka "KitKat," saying that the huge code base is unsafe to fix.
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    NIST pledges transparency in NSA dealings over crypto standards

    24 January, 2015 11:31
    The agency says it will disclose all contributions from the National Security Agency
    A U.S. agency that develops widely used standards for encryption has pledged to be more transparent about its dealings with the National Security Agency, amid concerns the NSA undermined those standards to boost its surveillance efforts.
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    North Carolina could be next in Google Fiber roll-out

    24 January, 2015 11:26
    Reported launch would be first in a big expansion planned for this year
    Two cities in North Carolina could be the first to benefit from a planned expansion of Google's fiber-optic Internet service.
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    Conference calls a waste of time? In 1915, this one made history

    24 January, 2015 10:47
    The first transcontinental phone call took place 100 years ago between New York and San Francisco
    These days, making a call across the U.S. is so easy that people often don't even know they're talking coast to coast. But 100 years ago Sunday, it took a hackathon, a new technology and an international exposition to make it happen.
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    Box rides high on Wall Street’s warm welcome

    24 January, 2015 09:55
    The company's shares on Friday traded as much as 77 percent above the set IPO price.
    Box made a splashy entrance on the New York Stock Exchange Friday, opening at $20.20 per share, or 44 percent higher than the price it had set for itself the night before.
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    China tightens Internet control by blocking VPN services

    24 January, 2015 08:46
    Clampdown causes problems for users attempting to connect to Gmail and other sites
    China is clamping down on unrestricted access to the Internet by blocking services that allow users to get around government censorship.
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    Obama, in India, will get earful about the H-1B visa

    24 January, 2015 08:45
    President Barack Obama can expect to hear a lot about the H-1B visa when he arrives Sunday in India for a three-day visit.
    In India, the H-1B visa is seen in an entirely different light than in the U.S. The visa is essential to free trade, and legislative moves by Congress to restrict it <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2525167/government-it/us-protectionism-could-lead-to-trade-war--says-nasscom.html">are called protectionist</a> and a threat to India's IT industry.
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    NFL statement on New England Patriots Deflate-gate

    24 January, 2015 08:28
    Video and electronic information being gathered as part of investigation leading up to Super Bowl XLIX
    No, the NFL's Deflate-gate controversy involving the New England Patriots' footballs during its AFC Championship win over the Indianapolis Colts has little to do with enterprise networking. But in case you haven't seen it, the league has finally issued a statement on the topic as the build-up to Super Bowl XLIX heightens.
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    U.S. to impose big tariffs on China and Taiwan for dumping solar panels on market

    24 January, 2015 07:15
    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has voted to uphold earlier findings that Chinese and Taiwanese photovoltaic manufacturers have been saturating their market with low-cost photovoltaic (PV) panels.
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    US spy program has financial, security impacts, says Snowden

    24 January, 2015 06:33
    Encryption can still stymie government snooping, says famous NSA leaker Edward Snowden
    The U.S. National Security Agency needs to consider the repercussions of its spying on electronic communications and data, especially how that impacts U.S. economic interests, former NSA analyst Edward Snowden said today.
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    Sony delays earnings report in wake of hack attack

    24 January, 2015 05:26
    Damage to its network systems means some data won't be ready, it says.
    Sony has requested approval to delay its third-quarter earnings report, citing damage to network systems in its Sony Pictures Entertainment division caused by the cyberattack it sustained late last year.
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    Microsoft to acquire R language powerhouse Revolution Analytics

    24 January, 2015 05:05
    Microsoft will plant the R statistical language in its Azure machine learning services
    In a move to beef up its portfolio of analysis software and services, Microsoft is acquiring Revolution Analytics, a major commercial distributor of the R statistical programming language.
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    Republicans call on FCC to release net neutrality proposal before voting

    24 January, 2015 05:03
    Three top Republican lawmakers say they want the FCC process to be more transparent
    The chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission should release his proposed net neutrality rules to the public before the commission votes in late February, three top Republican lawmakers said Friday.
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    Tim Cook's 2014 pay package dwarfed by new hire Ahrendts'

    24 January, 2015 04:56
    Apple CEO Tim Cook's total 2014 compensation of $9.2 million, while more than double his pay package the year before, was dwarfed by the $73.4 million awarded to a subordinate, retail chief Angela Ahrendts.
    Apple CEO Tim Cook's total 2014 compensation of $9.2 million, while more than double his pay package the year before, was dwarfed by the $73.4 million awarded to one of his subordinates, retail chief Angela Ahrendts, regulatory filings revealed yesterday.
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    Smartphones, tablets & eBay taking down SkyMall

    24 January, 2015 04:39
    Quirky airline catalog SkyMall's parent company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
    <a href="http://www.skymall.com/">SkyMall</a>, the quirky airline catalog, looks as though it may be grounded before long. Parent company Xhibit has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and seeks to sell its assets.
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    Microsoft touts two next-gen Office editions for Windows

    24 January, 2015 03:21
    Microsoft set a loose release date for its next iteration of Office on the desktop.
    Microsoft this week set a loose release date for its next iteration of Office on the desktop and announced that the long-awaited touch-enabled Windows apps will launch around the same time.
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    Hottest Enterprise Network & Computing Startups of 2015

    24 January, 2015 02:18
    Coming off a huge year in venture capital investing, the bar has been set high for 2015. But network and computing startups, focused in areas such as the cloud, security and mobile, promise to reap big dollars from investors this year as well. Here's a running timeline of startup investments, with an emphasis on those of interest to enterprise IT pros.
    Coming off a <a href="file:///Users/bbrown/Downloads/Q4%202014%20Press%20Release%5E%5E01-16-2015.pdf">huge year in venture capital investing</a>, the bar has been set high for 2015. But network and computing startups, focused in areas such as the cloud, security and mobile, promise to reap big dollars from investors this year as well. Here's a running timeline of startup investments, with an emphasis on those of interest to enterprise IT pros.
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    Winklevoss twins plan regulated Bitcoin exchange

    24 January, 2015 02:01
    Gemini will be a New York market with cash deposits backed by a chartered bank
    The most famous twins in social media and cryptocurrency want to launch a regulated Bitcoin exchange -- named Gemini, of course.
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    Tech industry may gain from Obama's free tuition plan

    24 January, 2015 01:09
    Seminole State College in Sanford Fla., near Orlando, graduates about 70 students annually with two-year degrees in its programming and networking programs. Local tech firms have helped to shape the college's courses.
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    Thousands of U.S. gas stations exposed to Internet attacks

    24 January, 2015 01:06
    Over 5,000 tank gauges that are used to monitor fuel levels and potential spills are accessible from the Internet without a password
    Over 5,000 devices used by gas stations in the U.S. to monitor their fuel tank levels can be manipulated from the Internet by malicious attackers.
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