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China's Alibaba to offer mobile phone services in June

31 min 28 sec ago
Alibaba's Tmall and Taobao sites already sell everything from clothes and furniture to car tires and medicines. But soon they'll also be offering 3G data and voice call plans as well, the Chinese e-commerce giant said Thursday.
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Japan gets first bitcoin ATM, two more on order

6 hours 53 min ago
Formula One racing and cryptocurrency have nearly nothing in common -- except Suzuka. The home of the Japanese Grand Prix will soon debut Japan's first bitcoin ATM.
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Investors try last-minute Mt. Gox revival as liquidation looms

7 hours 57 min ago
The clock may be running out on Mt. Gox, but a consortium of investors still wants to relaunch the failed Bitcoin exchange.
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Google lawsuit against Rockstar to stay in California

9 hours 41 min ago
A Google complaint against Apple-backed patent consortium Rockstar will stay in a California court rather than be moved to Texas where Rockstar already has patent lawsuits against Google's Android partners, the California court ordered Thursday.
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Unbounded Robotics launches robot platform for education, research

10 hours 42 min ago
If you fear the rise of robots, the latest humanoid-style machine has an "emergency stop to prevent robot apocalypse."
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Windows XP's retirement turns into major security project for Chinese firm

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:42
Microsoft may have retired Windows XP, but one of China's leading security vendors is trying to keep the OS threat-free, and rolling out protection software to hundreds of millions of users in the nation.
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Report: Oracle pushes back against Oregon officials over troubled health care site

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:24
Oracle is gearing up for a fight with officials in Oregon over its role developing an expensive health insurance exchange website that still isn't fully operational.
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Strong PS4 sales create supply problems for Sony

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:16
Sales of Sony's PlayStation 4 platform have surpassed 7 million units worldwide but supply problems are continuing, the electronics giant said.
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Health Insurance Exchange Tech Winners and Losers

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:45
Between the federal Healthcare.gov site and various state websites, more than 7.5 million Americans signed up for 2014 healthcare coverage on a health insurance exchange. Building those exchanges proved to be much, much easier said than done. Here's a quick look at who succeeded and who failed.
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For Red Hat, it's RHEL and then…?

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:26
Red Hat is hosting its annual summit this week - this year in San Francisco - where the company is seemingly basking in the glory of making more than a billion dollars off a free open source project.
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Michaels says breach at its stores affected nearly 3M payment cards

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:05
About 2.6 million payment cards at Michaels Stores and another 400,000 at subsidiary Aaron Brothers may have been affected in a card skimming attack that compromised its point-of-sale systems, the retailer said Thursday.
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Google Glass to get a workout from Dutch firefighters

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:06
Can Google Glass help first responders work more effectively? Firefighters in Amsterdam want to find out, and plan to try out the wearable-of-the-moment in training scenarios and at accident scenes.
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IT Leader or IT Manager? How to Be the Best of Both

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 09:59
In his book, "Essential Drucker: Management, the Individual and Society," Peter F. Drucker says, "Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."
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SAP reports strong growth in cloud amid slow overall revenue growth

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 09:54
SAP reported a strong growth in cloud revenue and fast adoption of its HANA platform in the first quarter, while its software revenue dipped from the same quarter in the previous year.
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33 great tips and tricks for iOS 7

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 09:39
Whether it's the first time you've picked up an iPad or the seventeenth time you've pulled out your iPhone today, there are probably still some iOS 7 features and functionality that you're not familiar with. Don't sweat it: We're here to help. We've collected some of our favorite and most useful tips and compiled them here, just for you.
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Heartbleed: Security experts reality-check the 3 most hysterical fears

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 09:38
Heartbleed has dominated tech headlines for a week now. News outlets, citizen bloggers, and even late-night TV hosts have jumped on the story, each amping up the alarm a little more than the last one. But while it's true Heartbleed is a critical flaw with widespread implications, several security experts we've spoken with believe the sky-is-falling tone of the reporting is a bit melodramatic.
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Nokia doesn't want you to get shocked, suspends tablet sales because of faulty charger

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 09:05
Nokia has temporarily halted sales of the Lumia 2520 in seven countries, because the tablet's AC-300 charger can give users an electric shock.
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Open source trounces proprietary software for code defects, Coverity analysis finds

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 08:54
Forget bad headlines generated by the Heartbleed flaw, when it comes to code defects open source is still well ahead of proprietary software, generating fewer coding defects for every size of project, according to a new analysis by scanning service Coverity.
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Will the Internet of Things Become the Internet of Broken Things?

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 08:44
Fifty billion devices will connect to the Internet in the next few years. It's up to vendors to make sure they do, in fact, connect to the Internet -- and provide reliable data, security and customer experience. Otherwise, analysts warn, the future may bring an Internet of Broken Things.
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DDoS Attackers Change Techniques To Wallop Sites

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 08:08
Criminals behind distributed denial of service attacks are relying less on traditional botnets and more on techniques capable of launching larger assaults on websites.
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