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  • News: Microsoft India Store a Victim of Poor Data Security, Not Hackers

    The online Microsoft Store in India was hacked – allegedly by a group of Chinese hackers. The big story, though, isn’t that the site was hacked, or that customer data was compromised and exposed by the attackers, but that the Microsoft Store was storing the data in clear text and didn’t take basic steps to protect it in the first place.

  • News: What's the big deal about Hadoop?

    Hadoop is all the rage, it seems. With more than 150 enterprises of various sizes using it -- including major companies such as JP Morgan Chase, Google and Yahoo -- it may seem inevitable that the open-source Big Data management system will land in your shop, too.

  • News: Microsoft changes Windows logo

    Microsoft is taking a leap of faith by changing its famous red, green, blue and yellow flag for a strait-laced 2D logo.

  • News: Windows 8 logo - same as Windows 1.0

    If you think the new Windows 8 logo is a revolutionary move away from the original Windows logo you are wrong. Very wrong.

  • News: Mobile Coupons Light Up With New Smartphone Technology

    Industry giant Procter & Gamble hopes to revolutionize the coupon industry with technology that allows retailers' existing bar-code scanners to read the coupon code on customer smartphones. Customers won't have to wait for the clerk to manually enter the code.

  • News: Office for Windows on ARM: Free or not?

    Microsoft's disclosure that it will 'include' four Office apps with Windows on ARM has analysts parsing the news like spies who once tried to figure out what went on inside the Kremlin.

  • News: Startup with heavy Russian connections offers crypto authentication service

    Can a security startup based in Bedford, N.H., which relies on Russian cryptography expertise from Moscow, bring about a revolution in the way that users authenticate to gain access to websites today and secure data?

  • News: Spotify for iPhone offers 320Kbps streaming

    Spotify is offering iPhone and iPad owners that use its mobile app the chance to stream tracks at 320Kbps.

  • News: Rural Payments Agency in plan to turn around IT woes

    The Rural Payments Agency has said it is determined to bring about a better IT setup and much more accurate data, in order to deliver against targets on the EU single payments scheme and turn around some severe technical troubles.

  • News: Nokia Siemens links network and business information for mobile carriers

    Nokia Siemens Networks is offering carriers new ways to view information about their own performance and translate it into action that may improve subscribers' experiences -- or change their rates.

  • News: UC4 expands into DevOps with Ventum purchase

    In a move to expand its IT automation software to take on development management as well, UC4 Software has purchased Austrian software company Ventum and integrated the company's technologies into its own software package, UC4 announced Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

  • News: Eight features Windows 8 borrowed from Linux

    "Good artists borrow, great artists steal!" -- Pablo Picasso said it. So did T.S. Eliot. And, more recently, Steve Jobs. Let's face it: If something makes sense and succeeds, it gets imitated.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Honor system

    Steve Jobs is honored posthumously by the music industry, while Tim Cook is honored, er, humously by the financial sector. Elsewhere, Apple gets some serious props from consumers even as some say that AT&T's new upgrade fees aren't exactly honorable. The remainders for Monday, February 13, 2012 are not without honor.

  • News: Hong Kong mobile carriers apply priority management to unlimited data usage

    Three Hong Kong mobile service operator -- CSL, SmarTone, and 3 Hong Kong -- announced Monday that they will continue to offer unlimited local data service plans to customers in Hong Kong, but will apply network priority management in real time to ensure fair network access.

  • News: DOJ approves Google acquisition of Motorola Mobility

    The U.S. Department of Justice has approved Google's acquisition of mobile-phone and tablet maker Motorola Mobility for about US$12.5 billion, following the European Commission's approval earlier in the day.

  • News: YouTube app for Google TV to get more functionality

    Google announced Sunday that it would add functionality to the YouTube experience on Google TV, including complete channel pages and the ability to browse by channel.

  • News: Massive Air Force ERP software project still struggling

    A massive Oracle ERP (enterprise-resource-planning) software project being conducted by the U.S. Air Force continues to experience difficulties, with the defense agency deciding to toss out some completed work as part of a restructuring plan that will be announced soon, according to an official communication released last week.

  • News: Firefox's 2012 Browser Roadmap: The Year of Catching up to Chrome

    The Mozilla Foundation has big plans for Firefox in 2012 that can be summarized in two words: Google Chrome. That's not to say the Firefox browser won't have some unique features, such as a tool that lets you see how you're being tracked across the Web, a new online identity system for passwords management, and a customized Metro-style interface for Windows 8. But some of Firefox's biggest features we'll see in 2012 are already found in Google's Chrome and other Web browsers.

  • News: EU approves Google-Motorola deal

    European regulators have given Google the green light to take over Motorola Mobility.; The US$12.5 billion deal faced strong opposition from open source and consumer rights advocates, but the European Commission announced on Monday that the acquisition could go ahead, without conditions.

  • News: Mozilla commits to Metro version of Firefox on Windows 8

    Mozilla plans to build a 'proof-of-concept' version of Firefox for Windows 8's Metro touch-first interface next quarter, then follow that with more functional editions later in the year.



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