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  • News: Group urges U.S. to require warrants for location-based tracking

    Law enforcement officials should be required to obtain a warrant based on probable cause before using GPS or other electronic location tracking to follow individuals, a bi-partisan group said in a report released today.

  • News: Salesforce.com acquires help desk service firm Assistly

    Salesforce.com has acquired help desk service provider Assistly for approximately US$50 million, the two companies announced Wednesday.

  • News: Strangeloop enables faster downloads for Apple, Android, Microsoft smartphones

    Strangeloop is coming out with a Web-site optimizer that speeds up page builds on mobile devices based on Apple, Android and Microsoft operating systems.

  • News: Senators question if Google has biased search results

    Several U.S. 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: Congress eyes role in cloud development

    Lawmakers at a hearing Wednesday said they see a lot of potential in cloud deployment, but are unsure what they should do to encourage its growth.

  • News: Windows XP to Windows 8: Don't Go There

    Both Microsoft and industry analysts discourage businesses using Windows XP from skipping Windows 7. The key reason: XP support is likely to expire before Windows 8 is ready for deployment. Research firm Gartner provides guidance for XP holdouts.

  • News: Oracle announces database appliance for SMBs

    Oracle is hoping to capture the fancy of smaller companies enamored with its Exadata data-processing machine, announcing Wednesday the availability of a new database appliance configured for SMBs' needs and budgets.

  • News: Was Apotheker doomed at HP from the start?

    As reports swirled Wednesday of Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker's imminent ouster from the company after less than a year on the job, some observers suggested that if such a thing indeed comes to pass, it won't be that much of a surprise.

  • News: LightSquared says GPS fix will cost $50-$300

    Satellite-4G carrier LightSquared said Wednesday that gear to prevent interference between its network and precision GPS gear will cost US$50 to $300 per device and it is in talks with the U.S. government about covering the cost of upgrading or replacing all federally-owned devices.

  • News: Facebook's Redesigned News Feed: Things You Need to Know

    Continuing its streak of product launches and modifications, Facebook yesterday rolled out even more changes to its interface, which include an updated News Feed and an activity ticker. These latest additions follow a privacy center redesign, the introduction of Subscriptions and Facebook's new friend lists.

  • News: DigiNotar dies from certificate hack caper

    DigiNotar, the Dutch company that was hacked earlier this summer by certificate thieves, has gone bust and shut down, its U.S.-based owner said.

  • News: Four reasons to use Google+ Hangouts and 'Huddles'

    Google+ has moved from invitation-only limited Field Trial to Beta mode open to the public. Along with the transition from Field Trial to Beta, Google also introduced a number of changes to the Google+ social network that might make it a more attractive platform for business use.

  • News: Twitter buys social analytics firm Julpan

    Twitter has acquired Julpan, a startup founded last year that analyzes the way people share information on the social web with the goal of delivering fresh and relevant content to users.

  • News: Oracle announces database appliance for SMBs

    Oracle is hoping to capture the fancy of smaller companies enamored with its Exadata data-processing machine, announcing Wednesday the availability of a new database appliance configured for SMBs' needs and budgets.

  • News: Nook Heads to Radio Shack as E-reader Battle Looms

    Barnes & Noble ups its ante in a looming e-book battle as tablet makers compete for consumer dollars this holiday shopping season. The bookseller's popular Nook Simple Touch and Nook Color e-readers go on sale at Radio Shack stores starting October 3rd.

  • News: Samsung Galaxy S II Lands on AT&T October 4

    AT&T customers are getting some galactic love with the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S II on the carrier’s “4G” HSPA+ network. The Samsung Galaxy S II has been out in Europe for a few months now and the Sprint version, the Epic Touch 4G, has been out since September 16.

  • News: Ousting Apotheker may add to disruption at HP, say analysts

    The man Hewlett-Packard hired just one year ago to build its software and cloud computing businesses, as well as take on Apple with a WebOS-powered tablet, may be on the verge of heading out the door.

  • News: Open this malware or I'll sue you

    The latest social engineering trick to get victims to open malicious email attachments accuses them of being spammers and threatens to sue them if they don't stop.

  • News: Rain-Catching Coat Is Part Art, Part Utility

    Catching a drink of water isn’t exactly something most would think about doing the next time they're thirsty, but that’s exactly what this nifty water purification rain coat is capable of should it actually become a mass-market reality.

  • News: AT&T to sell Samsung Galaxy S II for $200 on Oct. 2

    AT&T said it will sell the Samsung Galaxy S II, a 4G smartphone, for $199.99 starting Oct. 2.



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