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  • U.S. cyber secrets stolen by Russian hackers: report

    Russian government-backed hackers stole highly classified U.S. cyber secrets in 2015 from the National Security Agency after a contractor put information on his home computer, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources.

    Written by Reuters06 Oct. 17 09:19
  • Report claims Chinese chip maker bids $23B for Micron

    China's largest state-owned computer chip design firm, Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd. has offered US$23 billion to buy Micron Technology, one of the largest U.S. memory makers, according to The Wall Street Journal.

    Written by Lucas Mearian14 July 15 20:33
  • Apple TV is dead, long live Apple TV!

    Apple will not enter the television set market with its own long-lauded, long-expected hardware, according to an online report, putting an apparent end to one of the more persistent rumors weaving around the Cupertino, Calif. company's future.

    Written by Gregg Keizer22 May 15 06:52
  • FBI probes for source of fraudulent TurboTax filing spike

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is looking into the cause of a spike in fraudulent tax returns filed using Intuit's TurboTax tax preparation software, according to a report by the <em>Wall Street Journal</em>.

    Written by Gregg Keizer12 Feb. 15 08:13
  • Cities hope to boost broadband with new coalition

    Leaders from 32 cities in 19 states this week launched the Next Century Cities coalition to promote next-generation broadband Internet to attract businesses and jobs and to help reduce the digital divide among their residents.

    Written by Matt Hamblen23 Oct. 14 05:49
  • 3 Mistaken Assumptions About What Big Data Can Do For You

    Big data is certainly all the rage. The Wall Street Journal recently ran a piece on data scientists commanding up to $300,000 per year with very little experience. Clearly the era of embracing big data is here.

    Written by Jonathan Hassell19 Aug. 14 23:52
  • Google tried to buy music giant Spotify

    Google reportedly tried to buy popular music streaming service Spotify late last year, but the talks broke down and the deal didn't go through.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin24 July 14 03:40
  • An H-1B whistleblower tries again for justice

    H-1B whistleblower Jay Palmer has filed a new complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor, alleging that senior executives at Infosys "retaliated against him by denying him work, bonuses and promotions and terminating him."

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau03 July 14 05:53
  • China escalates rhetoric in campaign to ban Windows 8

    China's state-run television today took new shots at Microsoft's Windows 8, using a two-and-a-half-minute segment on a national show to blast the OS as a data thief.

    Written by Gregg Keizer05 June 14 05:48
  • Ballmer talks turkey on buying the L.A. Clippers

    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is apparently chasing ownership of the L.A. Clippers in earnest, reportedly meeting yesterday with Shelly Sterling, who's running the team since her husband, Donald, was banned from the NBA.

    Written by Tim Greene28 May 14 04:18
  • Coming soon to a fridge near you -- targeted ads

    Targeted advertisements are headed to smart fridges, smart thermostats and other Internet-connected devices, raising potentially new privacy issues for consumers who use those products.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan23 May 14 20:22