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  • News: China's Alibaba sets up fund to back mobile OS

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group is readying the next update of its mobile operating system as a company subsidiary launched a new fund to support app development for the OS.

  • News: Facebook denies keeping 'shadow profiles' of non-users

    Facebook has hit back at claims it creates 'Shadow profiles' of web users that have not signed up to the social network.

  • News: Cray to Build 20-Petaflop System

    Cray was awarded a $97 million contract to build a supercomputer that could potentially deliver up to 20 petaflops of peak performance, or 20 quadrillion floating operations per second, to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

  • News: Obama Aims to Stop Federal Data Leaks

    President Obama has issued an executive order that aims to reform rules for the sharing and securing of data by federal agencies.

  • News: New Low-Power Memory Could Challenge DDR3

    Samsung Electronics and Micron Technology have jointly launched a consortium to support and develop a new low-power memory called Hybrid Memory Cube, which could challenge DDR3 memory in high-performance computers in a few years.

  • News: Netflix will launch in the UK in early 2012

    US online movie streaming service Netflix has revealed it will launch in the UK early next year.

  • News: Microsoft, Compal sign patent deal covering Android, Chrome

    Microsoft has signed a patent agreement with Taiwan's Compal Electronics that provides coverage under its patent portfolio for Compal's tablets, mobile phones, e-readers and other consumer devices running Android or the Chrome platform, the company said Sunday.

  • News: Got cyber insurance?

    Heartland Payment Systems figured it was in pretty good shape when it took out a $30 million cyber insurance policy. Unfortunately, the credit card transaction processor was the victim of a massive data breach in early 2009 that resulted in losses estimated at $145 million. The insurance company did pay Heartland the $30 million, but the company was on the hook for the remaining $115 million.

  • News: Wi-Fi devices crowd 2.4GHz band; IT looks to 5GHz

    Of the 470,000 Wi-Fi connections made on a recent day at Abilene Christian University, fully 94% used the 2.4GHz band, representing an extreme example of how today's surging number of Wi-Fi clients is crowding the band least able to accommodate them.

  • News: Equinix creates market for data center clients to trade services

    Equinix has launched an online marketplace for its data center customers, to make it easier for them to buy and sell network, managed hosting and other services among themselves.

  • News: The birth of the iPod

    The destiny of Apple changed drastically 10 years ago with the release of a deceptively simple digital music player.

  • News: Technology quality key to shared service adoption - report

    The quality of technology is a key factor in the adoption of shared services among public sector organisations, according to research from workforce solutions provider MidlandHR.

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending Oct. 21

    For the iOSsphere, it’s like the iPhone 4S never happened. The fever of speculation around the Next Apple iPhone rises and ebbs like a great tide, ever restless.

  • News: Widely used encryption standard is insecure, say experts

    A weakness in XML Encryption can be exploited to decrypt sensitive information, researchers say.

  • News: Government IT strategy promises much wider supplier market

    Intellect, the IT industry association, has welcomed the government’s promise in its updated IT strategy of involving more suppliers.

  • News: Mobile growth driving out unlimited data

    All-you-can-eat data ran up against booming demand this week as Sprint Nextel became the last big U.S. carrier to end unlimited mobile broadband plans. But those unlimited plans may come back -- some day.

  • News: Open source jobs: What's hot, where to look, what to learn

    What does the future hold for eager, talented software developers, and people with related essential skill sets? The overriding trend, as in all industries, is you're on your own, chum. But free/open source software (FOSS) offers considerably more richness of opportunity than anything else. Let's peer into the crystal ball and see what the future holds.

  • News: Running Windows on a Mac, part 3: The complete how-to

    This third installment of my series "Running Windows on a Mac" doesn't focus on performance issues or what you can expect anymore, it's all about how to get Windows 7 running on your Mac. And since Windows 8 Developer Preview was just released a few weeks ago, it made sense to include this as well to spare you the early adopter pains I had.

  • News: Remains of the Day: iPhone baloney

    The iPhone 3GS is racking up sales while the iPhone 4S is getting ready for a wide release. Also, keep your friends close, but your iPads closer, thanks to a new security flaw. The remainders for Friday, October 21, 2011 are on the prowl.

  • News: Apple releases Canon, FujiXerox printer drivers

    Looking to print a few flyers for your garage sale this weekend, or maybe print a few things for your upcoming Halloween party? If you use a Canon or FujiXerox printer, you probably should use one of the new drivers released by Apple on Thursday.



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