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  • News: Salesforce.com hires ex-Oracle, SAP software executive Wookey

    Salesforce.com has hired former Oracle and SAP executive John Wookey, adding a seasoned software-development executive to its ranks at a time of rapid growth in both revenue and its breadth of offerings.

  • News: Wall Street Beat: IT rebounds as Nvidia, Cisco shares rise

    With Nvidia and Cisco reporting results, there was some good news on the chip and networking front this week that, with the help of a successful debt offering by Italy that eased economic concerns, helped fuel a rise in IT vendors' shares Friday morning.

  • News: Google buys Katango to boost Google+ Circles feature

    Google has acquired startup Katango to improve and refine the Circles friend-grouping functionality in its new social networking site Google+.

  • News: Oracle to settle employee overtime pay lawsuit for $35 million

    Oracle is set to pay US$35 million to roughly 1,725 workers in order to settle a class-action suit brought against it over overtime pay and meal-break issues dating back to 2003.

  • Opinion: iPhone User Calls 911 5 Times to Report Broken Phone

    An Illinois man who was arrested after repeatedly calling 911 to complain about his broken iPhone is a fine illustration of the dangers of drinking and dialing.

  • News: Germany prepares to sue Facebook over facial recognition feature

    The Hamburg Data Protection Authority (DPA) is starting preliminary procedures to bring legal action against Facebook over the facial recognition feature used for photo tagging on the social network. The authority decided that further negotiation is futile after the social networking giant didn't agree to obtain consent from users retroactively.

  • Video: Video: Nook Tablet launch, Adobe abandons Flash for mobile & Mark Zuckerberg talks to the press

    Coming up on World Tech Update this week Barnes & Noble launches its Nook Tablet, Adobe abandons Flash for mobile, Microsoft heralds the launch of Windows Phone 7.5 devices, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg visits Boston, hackers invade the European Parliament and Honda shows off an updated Asimo robot.

  • Feature: Tablets: a history

    Unless you've been living on Mars for the past 18 months, you will have noticed that the tablet market has exploded. Tablets have, however, been around for a lot longer than you'd think, and their viability was uncertain for a long time. Here's PC Advisor's history of the tablet PC.

  • News: German court rules that free software can be modified as users wish

    A major challenge to the principles of free software was thrown out of a German district court on Tuesday.

  • News: China restricts local media from sourcing info from Internet

    China has released new rules limiting the nation's media outlets from sourcing unverified information from the Internet, in its continuing bid to crack down on online rumors.

  • News: U.S. Judge upholds investigators' access to Twitter data

    A District Judge in the U.S. upheld Thursday an earlier order that Twitter must provide certain types of information of account holders to government investigators working on the WikiLeaks case, and declined to unseal records that could provide information on whether the prosecutors had tried to get similar information from other Internet companies.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Flash in the pan

    RIM doubles down on Flash, Steve Jobs gets nominated for a popularity contest, and the voice of Siri speaks...in a British accent. The remainders for Thursday, November 10, 2011 are here for you.

  • News: Facebook may be close to privacy deal with FTC

    Facebook is close to reaching a deal with the Federal Trade Commission over charges that the social network engaged in "deceptive behavior" when changing its privacy settings, according to a report.

  • News: Forrester to security pros: Think before rushing to fix security holes

    Forrester Research this week published a report that advises security professionals not to jump the gun on fixing security deficiencies immediately after a data breach is identified since that could destroy valuable evidence needed to prosecute cyber-criminals.

  • News: Piracy legislation needed to battle huge problem, experts say

    Legislation in the U.S. Congress that would allow federal law enforcement officials to block websites accused of copyright piracy is necessary because of the vast number of foreign sites trading in infringing music and movies and counterfeit products, two supporters of the bills said.

  • News: Facebook: No comment on privacy settlement with the FTC

    Facebook on Thursday declined to comment on a news report that it is nearing a settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over concerns about changes in its privacy policy.

  • Opinion: Putting Humpty Dumpty Together Again

    The recent challenge issued by DARPA to reassemble shredded documents seems like trying to put Humpty Dumpty together again. Why would government need to reassemble shredded records? Because troops in war zones confiscate the remains of destroyed or shredded documents that contain valuable information. DARPA is seeking the best technologies for document reconstruction, and has issued a Shredder Challenge to computer scientists, puzzle enthusiasts and anyone else who likes solving complex problems." Although reconstruction techniques ranging from manual assembly to computerized algorithms already exist, by issuing this challenge, DARPA is looking to gain insights into the most efficient solutions.

  • News: Federal court rules for employee in Infosys case

    An Infosys Technologies employee, who alleged that the Indian offshore outsourcing company wrongly used visitor visas in its work, won a federal court decision that will allow him to bring his case to a jury.

  • News: ARM co-founder and President Tudor Brown to retire

    ARM on Thursday said that co-founder and President Tudor Brown will retire in May next year after helping turn the firm into a dominant mobile processor company.

  • News: Senate votes against measure to kill net neutrality rules

    The U.S. Senate has voted against a Republican measure that would have overturned net neutrality rules passed by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission last December.



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