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  • News: Warning of backlash on financial trader mobile recording software

    Financial services institutions are at risk of a serious backlash from traders over mobile phone call recording technology made compulsory by the Financial Services Authority, according to analyst house Ovum.

  • News: Anonymous eyes political role, but won't go legit

    Hacker group Anonymous plans to promote an affiliated political party to attract people who share its civil liberties goals, but do not agree with its methods.

  • News: Rogers launches Canada's first LTE service

    Canada became the latest country to launch commercial LTE service when Rogers Communications turned on its network in the national capital region on Thursday.

  • News: Western Digital announces My Book Studio 3TB hard drive

    Western Digital announced Thursday that its My Book Studio line of external hard drives for the Mac will now come in an upgraded 3TB model that will retail for $250.

  • News: Oracle win would strain Android growth

    Will handset makers maintain their dedication to Android if they have to pay to license it? That's the question experts following Google's battle with Oracle are asking, and some of them think the answer is no.

  • News: Broadband providers to send subscribers file-sharing alerts

    U.S. broadband providers agree to send illegal file-sharing notices to subscribers.

  • News: Apple trumpets 15 billion App Store downloads

    Apple today said customers have downloaded more than 15 billion iPhone and iPad apps from its App Store in the three years since the e-mart's debut.

  • News: Motorola Droid 3 Roars in with New Features

    Motorola's back with the phone that put Android on the map. The Motorola Droid 3, a high-end smartphone with a physical keyboard, is available now from Verizon Wireless for $200.

  • News: Sid Meier's Civilization World (Beta) Goes Live on Facebook

    If you haven't overdosed on the Sid Meier's Civilization franchise and don't mind giving 2K Games access to your private Facebook info, Civilization World is available now (though still in beta, according to the launch graphic) by clicking here. Like most Facebook apps, it asks for permission to access your basic info (networks, user ID, friends list, etc.), to send you email, post to your wall, access your data "any time," and so on. You've been warned.

  • News: Acer adds social-networking button to new laptops

    Acer on Thursday announced Gateway laptops with keys that give one-touch access to social networking sites such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

  • Video: Boeing 787 packed with high-tech features

    Boeing's newest passenger airliner arrived in Japan this week for readiness tests. The 787 is the most high-tech airliner in the skies.

  • News: Google+ invites re-open to double user base

    After shutting down the invitation process late last week because of "insane demand" from people eager to try out Google's new social network, the company began again to allow new members in.

  • News: Google vs. Facebook by the numbers

    With its still-in-limited-field-test social network Google+, Google looks poised to challenge Facebook head-on in the increasingly important social media space. Some analysts give the edge to Facebook with its large head start -- the company claims more than half a billion active users worldwide, half of whom log onto the site each day. Other pundits point to Google's large number of users across multiple products along with its engineering prowess as factors making it a formidable challenger.

  • News: Apple developing fixes for dangerous iOS vulnerabilities

    Apple said on Thursday that it is developing a fix for vulnerabilities that affect its iPhone, iPad and some iPod touch models, a problem that the German government warned could be used to steal confidential data.

  • News: Gateway Revamps NV, ID Laptop Series

    Gateway has introduced its new 15.6-inch NV Series and 14-inch ID47 series laptop models, which have been updated with USB 3.0 for faster connectivity and the latest processors. Both the NV and ID lines feature second-generation Intel processors or, in the case of the NV55 Series, AMD's A-Series "Llano" processor.

  • News: 2011 brings fewer layoffs for high-tech workers

    Here's a rare bit of good news for the U.S. economy: Fewer high-tech workers are being laid off in 2011 compared to last year, according to a report compiled by outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

  • News: Future clouds to outrun data centers

    Cloud computing will put most of the IT departments out of business if the market matures enough to understand it. Many companies in East Africa are growing and investing on big data centers. However these data storage resources may at some point less used as CIOs figure out how to relay on applications running in the cloud.

  • News: Sub-Saharan African slow in innovation growth

    The newly published Global Innovation Index 2011 report ranks 125 countries/economies across the world in terms of their innovation capabilities and results. The Report highlights those countries that achieve more innovation outputs surmounting weaknesses from the input side -- the efficient innovators -- and those that lag behind in fulfilling their innovation potential. Innovation performances are analyzed in reference to the income and regional groups.

  • News: Making cultural peace with the Germans

    After ten years at German print solutions provider Heidelberger Druckmaschinen American Howard Hutchings draws his personal balance about the differences between IT management in the USA and Germany.

  • News: SAP: No change at the top as board extends CEO contracts

    SAP announced Thursday that its supervisory board has extended the contracts of co-CEOs Jim Hagemann Snabe and Bill McDermott until June 30, 2017, in a move that could give customers confidence that the company remains committed long-term to its strategies for mobile computing, analytics and SaaS (software as a service).



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