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  • News: Google rolls out social search in 19 languages

    Google boosted its social search efforts on Thursday by disclosing plans to make it available to users outside the U.S. in 19 languages in the coming week.

  • Opinion: Information Security Trends in Asia Pacific Retail

    Information security is going to face a new economic order: the state of information security, compliance and governance is at an inflection point. Now that its strategic significance has been recognized more than ever before within retail companies and budgets for addressing information security appearing to have stabilized, it is ready for a move to the next part of the curve: addressing growing risks of cyber security and meeting the challenges of new opportunities - such as cloud, social networking and mobility.

  • News: Airlines slowly beating online ticket fraud, report finds

    The world’s airlines got better at detecting online fraud during 2010, with the number of rejected bookings rising to over three in every hundred attempted, a new survey has calculated.

  • News: Archiware updates SMB backup system PresSTORE

    Archiware has launched version 4.2 of its SMB backup solution PresSTORE, adding automated fail-safe backup rotation, multi-selection restore and metadata import for the archive module.

  • News: More Lego Harry Potter This Year

    Warner Bros. and TT Games have announced that a second Lego Harry Potter game will be with us by the end of the year.

  • News: Linux Kernel Update Brings a New Wave of Hardware Support

    Updates to the Linux kernel are always exciting because of the advance look they provide at what's to come in upcoming Linux distributions, and Thursday's 2.6.39 release is no exception.

  • News: PlayBook: New Details on Bridge, Bluetooth Security

    Research In Motion's (RIM) popular BlackBerry PlayBook tablet may not ship with native e-mail and personal information management (PIM) applications just yet--they're expected this summer--but thanks to the BlackBerry Bridge application, consumers and enterprise users alike can securely access their mail, calendars, contacts, etc., using PlayBook tablets.

  • News: Verizon's first Windows Phone: the HTC Trophy

    Verizon's first Windows Phone 7-based device, the HTC Trophy, goes on sale next week for about $150.

  • News: Siemens industrial-control security vulnerability could be disclosed today

    Although a public talk about new vulnerabilities found in Siemens industrial control systems (ICS) was pulled yesterday from a conference agenda due to its sensitive nature, the head of the vulnerability-test group that discovered the security holes said it expects Siemens will soon have a fix and will be discussing it.

  • News: Arma 3 Coming Summer 2012

    Czech-developed military sim Arma II is a highly detailed, complex game that inspired a loyal following of fans. Developer Bohemia Interactive has announced it's working on a sequel.

  • News: Verizon releases mobile app that finds cheapest meds

    Verizon Wireless and Medco Health Solutions today released a mobile application that guides BlackBerry and Android smartphone users to locations where they can purchase the lowest-cost prescription drugs.

  • Opinion: Amazon Adds Electronics to Trade-In Program

    Amazon has expanded its product trade-in program to include electronics, so if you're saddled with obsolete or unwanted gadgets -- including tablets, smartphones, MP3 players, digital cameras, GPS units, and more -- you can unload them for Amazon.com gift certificates.

  • Opinion: Information Security Trends in Asia Pacific Retail

    Information security is going to face a new economic order: the state of information security, compliance and governance is at an inflection point. Now that its strategic significance has been recognized more than ever before within retail companies and budgets for addressing information security appearing to have stabilized, it is ready for a move to the next part of the curve: addressing growing risks of cyber security and meeting the challenges of new opportunities - such as cloud, social networking and mobility.

  • Opinion: Gartner: Android Dominates Smartphone Sales Worldwide

    Another day, another report saying Android rules the smartphone world, this time from Gartner.

  • News: Group looking to form Apple Retail Workers Union

    As Apple celebrates the tenth anniversary of its retail stores, a group of Apple Store employees is assembling with a different goal. An organization calling itself the Apple Retail Workers Union sent a message to various members of the Apple press on Thursday, including Macworld, announcing plans to try to unionize Apple Store employees.

  • Opinion: Oracle Cross-Channel Commerce Platform

    In November 2010, Oracle announced its intention to acquire ecommerce platform provider ATG and its 1,000+ customer base for a sum of $1 billion. The deal closed on January 5, 2011. The acquisition connects the online channel with Oracle's existing retail suite, enabling the vendor to offer a set of products that -- when used in tandem -- have the potential to support a complete omnichannel experience.

  • Opinion: Retail RFID Initiatives are Flourishing

    My 7th annual visit to RFID Journal Live! (April 12-14th, 2011) was jam packed with engaging conversations with optimistic and energized retailers, suppliers, academics and technology vendors. Mark Roberti, the founder and editor of RFIDJournal magazine and host of the event, reported that preregistration was up 15%, in an RFID Journal editor's note on April 18, 2011. Interestingly, it seemed to me that there were fewer vendors and more endusers than last year. Most importantly, the endusers that attended were already working on projects or feverishly trying to figure out how to leverage RFID in their businesses.

  • How-Tos: Google Android: a newcomer's guide

    Android can do so much for you but, as with any operating system, you have to know where to begin. And it's not just a matter of flicking through the preset features. Compared to the iPhone's set-in-stone interface, Android offers ample room for customisation and control. To whet your appetite, here's a quick round-up of the essentials you should be familiar with.

  • News: WhatsApp leaks Telephone numbers, conversations

    It's easy to eavesdrop on people using the popular mobile messenger WhatsApp. The application sends user names, telephone numbers and even complete instant messages unencrypted over the internet. Adversaries can intercept this information by using a simple network sniffer like the popular Wireshark [http://www.wireshark.org/].

  • News: Reverse auctions a win-win, says Air New Zealand

    Air New Zealand's reverse auctions started only a couple of months ago but the company has already seen the benefits of the new system. Built as part of its Grabaseat brand, the reverse auctions now have their own website and grant customers new flight deals every 15 minutes.



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