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  • News: India moves to wrestle African telecom market from China

    The battle for the control of Africa's telecom market is heating up, with India attempting to wrestle the market from China through bigger investments in the region's ICT sector.

  • News: Italy prepares 'one strike' anti-piracy law

    The Italian government is preparing an anti-piracy law that could ban Internet users from access after one alleged infringement, a lawyer and an analyst warned.

  • News: Facebook Integrated Real Time Media Challenges Google

    Facebook fired a major blow against social networking rival Google+ today, announcing the integration of streaming music and video to the service, as well as a new “Timeline” feature that creates an easy way to display users' Facebook activity over time.

  • News: MasterCard, Airtel mobile plan flies in face of cybercrime

    Despite an upsurge in cybercrime targeting the financial sector in Africa, Standard Chartered Bank, Airtel Africa and MasterCard have partnered to launch the region's first virtual card linked to a mobile wallet.

  • News: HP board ousts Apotheker, Whitman in as CEO

    Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker was ousted from his position on Thursday and replaced by HP director and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman, less than a year after he took the job.

  • News: Q&A: 'IPad deconstructed' forum makes case for federal research

    In an effort by organizers to spark the interest of lawmakers, a closed-door U.S. Capitol forum on the future of federal research was given a provocative title: 'Deconstructing the iPad: How Federally Supported Research Leads to Game-Changing Innovation.'

  • News: Thunderbolt: Beyond USB and eSATA

    When I started in computing, we had two main peripheral interface choices: RS-232 serial and Centronics parallel ports. Neither was fast. RS-232, which was the more generally useful of the pair, topped out in early days at 20 kilobits per second (kbps). That was then. This is now.

  • News: Mozilla proposes 5X slower Firefox release tempo for enterprises

    Mozilla has proposed a significantly slower Firefox release pace for enterprises, the result of a corporate backlash earlier this year against an accelerated scheme that ships a new edition of the browser every six weeks.

  • News: Ericsson aims for comeback on PCs

    In the 1980s, Ericsson sold its PC division to Nokia, but now the company is back on the PC scene with a cloud-based service, primarily aimed at customers in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

  • News: BlackBerry falls behind combined Android, iPhone use in workplace

    More workers use iPhone and Android smartphones combined than BlackBerry smartphones, according to a survey of 1,681 U.S.-based workers released by Forrester Research.

  • News: SIEM: Dead or alive?

    Security practitioners defend the value of SIEM after elQnetworks declares the technology dead.

  • News: H-1B, B-1 Visa Scrutiny Threatens IT Outsourcing Providers

    IT outsourcing companies are starting to feel the pinch from increased U.S. government scrutiny of H-1B and other nonimmigrant visa programs. The latest investigation into misuse of the H-1B visa program comes from the Social Security Administration.

  • News: Facebook Adds Timeline Feature and Supercharges Apps

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a bevy of features to be baked into its social network soon, including one called Timeline that allows you to chronologically chart your entire life via pictures, Facebook updates, Likes, and places you've traveled to and lived. The new features are being announced Thursday at Facebook's f8 developers conference. (Conference keynote is in progress.)

  • News: FCC moves toward texting, video for emergency calls

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday took the first step toward updating the nation's 911 emergency dialing system to receive text messages, pictures and videos, in addition to voice calls.

  • News: Facebook revamps profile with timeline concept

    Facebook has done an extreme makeover of its user profiles, redesigning the interface so that it's easy to surface not only recent updates but also years-old information, the company announced at its F8 developer conference on Thursday.

  • News: Postal Service expands mobile reach with new BlackBerry app

    The U.S. Postal service has launched a BlackBerry version of its smartphone app that lets users quickly find a post office or post box, look up ZIP codes and track packages.

  • News: Managing Mobile Devices: 10 Lessons Learned, via Forrester

    Modern CIOs and their IT department face a new, complex set of mobile device security and manageability challenges as employees bring in their various smartphones and tablets to the workplace, and as additional devices are rolled out across the enterprise.

  • News: Yahoo News gets integrated with Facebook

    The U.S. edition of Yahoo News has been linked with Facebook to make it possible for users of the two sites to share with their Facebook friends the articles they have read on the Yahoo site.

  • Video: Video: Eric Schmidt defends Google in Congress

    Several US senators accused Google of giving search preferences to its own suite of services over competitors, but Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt denied that his company is manipulating search results during a hearing Wednesday.

  • News: OpenStack gets a new GUI

    The developers behind OpenStack have updated their open source cloud software package with a new graphical user interface and a unified authentication management system, the project's organizers announced Thursday.

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