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  • News: Patent Reform Law Will Benefit Tech Sector

    U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director David Kappos says with the implementation of the America Invents Act well underway businesses in industries highly reliant on intellectual property, such as IT, can look forward to expedited reviews of their patent applications conducted by better-trained examiners.

  • News: Twitter struggles with hours-long outage

    Twitter struggled with service disruptions Thursday morning Pacific time, although its status blog at one point said that the outage had been resolved.

  • News: Twitter crashes twice Thursday

    Twitter went down this afternoon, got back up and crashed again. Twitter said it was working on the issues but that problem was ongoing.

  • News: Defense contracts worth billions cover network operations, cyberthreat sharing, Android security

    The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) this week awarded Lockheed Martin a three-year contract to support operations and security on the Department of Defense global data network. The contract, which could be extended up to four additional years, might reach a potential $4.6 billion over seven years.

  • News: IBM Builds the World's Fastest Supercomputer to Help Take Care of Our Nukes

    In case you missed it... According to Top 500, the United States can claim to have the world's fastest supercomputer for the first time in three years.

  • News: Cisco patches vulnerabilities in VPN client, security appliances

    Networking equipment vendor Cisco Systems released multiple security updates on Wednesday to address vulnerabilities in its AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances, Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series ASA Services Module and Cisco Application Control Engine (ACE) software.

  • News: Samsung's Galaxy S III smartphone becomes available in US

    The story "Samsung's Galaxy S III smartphone becomes available in US," posted to the wire on Thursday, incorrectly stated the standby time for Samsung's Galaxy S III phone. The smartphone offers between eight to 15 days of standby time.

  • News: Rackspace president: Cloud needs open alternative to Amazon

    Rackspace President Lew Moorman says that the cloud market needs an open source alternative to the undisputed leading public cloud infrastructure provider in the market, Amazon Web Services.

  • News: WP8 won't run on current Windows Phone, a problem for Nokia

    Windows Phone 8, coming in the fall, won't run on existing Windows Phones, Microsoft which will hurt sales of existing Windows Phone models in the coming months, creating acute problems for the ailing Nokia.

  • News: Smartphone OS Showdown: Apple, Google, Microsoft, RIM Gear Up for Battle

    If you're in the market for a new smartphone, don't even think about going down to your local cellphone retailer or AT&T/Sprint/T-Mobile/Verizon retail store to get a new device, at least not yet. Every major smartphone platform including Android, iOS, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone is getting an overhaul with lots of new features, and, presumably, new hardware to go along with it starting in the fall.

  • News: New eBay data center will run on fuel cells

    Biogas fuel cells will power an extension to eBay's data center in Utah, set to go online around the middle of next year.

  • News: Improve Cloud Support With a Customer Bill of Rights

    Cloud vendors are re-learning the lessons of client-server support in the 1990s, and it's not a nice walk down memory lane. It's time for a cloud customer Bill of Rights.

  • News: Researcher: Face.com iOS flaw could have allowed Facebook, Twitter account hijacking

    Facial recognition start-up Face.com patched a vulnerability in its KLINK iOS app that could have allowed attackers to hijack the Facebook and Twitter accounts of its users, according to Ashkan Soltani, the independent security researcher who claims to have found the flaw.

  • News: Microsoft hopes to attract more developers with Windows Phone 8

    Microsoft hopes that full support for C and C++ and the ability to write apps for all Windows devices at the same time will attract more developers to Windows Phone 8.

  • News: TextExpander 4 adds features, but must leave the Mac App Store

    Smile on Thursday released TextExpander 4, the latest incarnation of its typing shortcut utility. Among the new features are additional options for “fill-in-the-blank” snippets, fill-ins for multi-line text fields, dropdown menus for multiple choices, and optional text blocks that you can trigger as needed when expanding a text snippet. But because TextExpander 4 can’t adhere to Apple’s recently-enforced sandboxing guidelines, the new version of the app isn’t available in the Mac App Store.

  • News: Samsung's Galaxy S III smartphone becomes available in US

    As expected, Samsung's highly anticipated Galaxy S III became available on Thursday through multiple U.S. carriers, with prices starting at US$199.99 with a two-year contract.

  • News: Google project aims to document endangered languages

    Google has cooperated with universities and linguistic organizations to begin documenting approximately 3,500 languages that are at risk of disappearing in the next 100 years, the company said on Thursday.

  • News: Swype Beta Adds Automatic Learning of New Words

    Swype, the Android virtual keyboard by Nuance that lets users type by dragging their finger across the screen, just became a lot more useful in its latest beta release.

  • News: 2013: Microsoft predicts devolution in Kenya

    Louis Otieno, the General Manager Eastern and Southern Africa sees opportunity divide as the other side of the coin to challenges that contribute to youth unemployment in Kenya. In a press briefing at the Laico Regency, Otieno says that Kenyan developers have great ideas from various startups they have pitched in different forums, but they lack direction as to what problems they need to solve.

  • News: Innovate on data services

    Mickael Ghossein, CEO, Telkom Orange says that pure data cannot exist, especially with the growth of smartphones in Kenya. "Operators will have to push data services through the increased number of smart devices that are choking the telecommunication market", says Ghossein.



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