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  • News: FIX Protocol service pack to reconcile key financial trading data

    Service Pack 3 of the FIX 5.0 trade messaging standard will aim to incorporate a raft of recent extension packs and help firms reconcile and manage key data.

  • News: PayPal unveils mobile payment system for small businesses

    PayPal is targeting small businesses, service providers, and casual sellers on the move with its new PayPal Here service which allows vendors to process a variety of payments including checks and cards using their mobile phones.

  • News: Report: Sprint to dump LightSquared partnership

    Sprint Nextel will drop its planned 15-year 4G network partnership with would-be hybrid network operator LightSquared, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

  • News: Microsoft cuts the prices of some Office 365 plans

    Microsoft has lowered the prices of some editions of the Office 365 cloud collaboration and communication suite, which was launched about eight months ago and competes directly with Google Apps and other similar products.

  • News: Remains of the Day: British invasion

    The third-generation iPad finds itself at the tender mercies of iFixit, baseball players can't wait to trade in for their new iPads, and the British are coming, the British are coming (to dinner). The remainders for Thursday, March 15, 2012 are so hungry they could eat a house.

  • Opinion: Developers Optimize Apps for New Retina Display

    Throngs of tech enthusiasts, hoping to buy a new iPad on the first day of its release, will likely endure long lines at Apple Stores on Friday. And after unboxing the object of their desire, they'll immediately seek out apps that exploit the tablet's dazzling Retina display, which has a resolution of 2048 by 1536 pixels.

  • News: Microsoft cuts the prices of some Office 365 plans

    Microsoft has lowered the prices of some editions of the Office 365 cloud collaboration and communication suite, which was launched about eight months ago and competes directly with Google Apps and other similar products.

  • News: What the cloud really means for your IT job

    The Network World (US) story "What the cloud really means for your IT job," posted on Tuesday, misidentified the location of Underwriters Laboratories, the size of its staff and the number of businesses that receive its inspection and certification services. It also misidentified the nature of an IT investment area for the company. The story has been corrected on the wire and paragraphs eight and 10 now read:

  • News: Google helps UK businesses make their websites mobile-friendly

    Google has launched a new initiative called GetMo, aimed at helping British businesses ‘Get Mobile’ by providing them with tools and resources to make their websites more mobile-friendly.

  • Opinion: Cinnamon 1.4 Brings New Tools to the Linux Desktop

    It was just a few weeks ago that the Linux Mint project's new Cinnamon desktop was declared officially stable--just a few short months since it was born, in fact--but on Wednesday the project team behind it unveiled a major new release packed with several new tools.

  • Opinion: Rexly Puts All Your Mobile Music in One App

    Today was the second day of the music part of South by Southwest here in Austin, but the tech fun hasn't really stopped. On its final day, the Accelerator start-up competition looked at music-related apps and services, which gave me a chance to see a another cool product that I think might catch on--Rexly.

  • News: Second Japanese carrier launches high-speed LTE mobile data network

    EMobile, a Japanese mobile provider, on Thursday launched the country's second LTE network for high-speed mobile data access.

  • News: Mozilla will start Firefox silent updates in June

    Mozilla has reiterated that it's still working on silent updates for Firefox, and said it should have the Chrome-like service in place by early June.

  • News: No unified stack soon for big data

    Despite the growing interest in big data platforms, it may be some time before organizations will be able to deploy a standardized big data software stack, concluded a panel of speakers Wednesday during a virtual panel hosted by GigaOm.

  • News: Despite predictions to the contrary, Exchange holds off Gmail in D.C.

    When Washington, D.C., led by its then CTO, the charismatic Vivek Kundra, bought Google Apps seats for its almost 40,000 municipal employees in 2008, many predicted that the city would soon after ditch its more expensive, on-premise Microsoft software for e-mail and productivity applications.

  • News: Canadian government to open wireless ownership

    In an attempt to increase competition in the Canadian wireless industry, the federal government will lift the restrictions foreign companies now face if they want to buy small carriers.

  • News: HMRC halves IT costs while hitting record service levels

    HM Revenue & Customs has halved annual IT costs to £700 million, as it dramatically improved service levels.

  • News: Mozilla Offers Firefox Progress Report

    Mozilla has released an informal progress report on improvements made to Firefox this year, hailing such developments as add-on compatibility and synchronization improvements, silent updates, better organization of development tools and a number of planned Web platform updates.

  • News: Salesforce.com rolls out Rypple, revamps website-builder tools

    The story "Salesforce.com rolls out Rypple, revamps website-builder tools," posted to the wire on Thursday, incorrectly stated the title of a company executive in the 14th paragraph. The paragraph has been corrected on the wire and now reads:

  • News: Microsoft, Apple free to flex Nortel patent muscles

    Apple, Microsoft and a handful of other tech companies are now free to license $4.5 billion in patents they bought at auction last year from bankrupt Nortel, which could open up a can of worms for companies using technology covered by the patents.

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