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Rackspace Fights Amazon With Managed Cloud Push - InformationWeek

July 15, 2014 - 9:31am

Rackspace Fights Amazon With Managed Cloud Push
InformationWeek
Cloud-services supplier changes direction in competition with Amazon and Microsoft. New "managed cloud" approach will charge for specialized services on top of infrastructure. Cloud Contracts: 8 Questions To Ask. (Click image for larger view and slideshow ...

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UI Basketball Player Riding Moped Arrested Again - whotv.com

July 15, 2014 - 9:31am

whotv.com

UI Basketball Player Riding Moped Arrested Again
whotv.com
jok IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa basketball player Peter Jok was arrested again Monday night. The 20-year-old West Des Moines native was pulled over on his moped at about 11:45 p.m. Monday on campus for having an improper tail light, the Iowa ...
Iowa's Peter Jok arrested for the second time this summerNBCSports.com
Another moped arrest for Iowa basketball playerSan Francisco Chronicle
Iowa's Jok arrested for 2nd moped offenseLexington Herald Leader

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Feds declare big win over Cryptolocker ransomware - Computerworld Australia

July 15, 2014 - 9:27am

Feds declare big win over Cryptolocker ransomware
Computerworld Australia
Even as security researchers reported that the hacker gang responsible for the Gameover Zeus botnet have begun distributing new malware, U.S. government officials last week claimed victory over the original and said that the Cryptolocker ransomware it ...

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Google starts zero-day research group - ZDNet

July 15, 2014 - 9:06am

International Business Times UK

Google starts zero-day research group
ZDNet
Google has created a new project for funding vulnerability research called Project Zero. According to Chris Evans, "Researcher Herder" at Google, the objective of Project Zero is to reduce the number of people harmed by zero-day attacks.
Google Hires A Star-Studded Team Of Hackers To Fix The InternetForbes
Google Forms Zero-Day Hacking TeamDark Reading
Google Is Hiring A Team Of All-Star Hackers To Fix The InternetBusiness Insider
Wired
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Nest, Samsung, ARM and others launch 'Thread' home automation network ... - VentureBeat

July 15, 2014 - 8:39am

VentureBeat

Nest, Samsung, ARM and others launch 'Thread' home automation network ...
VentureBeat
Google, through its Nest Labs home automation division, today announced another major step toward the formation of an ecosystem for connected home devices and apps. Nest, along with Samsung, ARM, and four other partners, today announced a new ...

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Technology journalist's attempt to cancel his cable TV service goes viral - Business Reporter

July 15, 2014 - 8:28am

Business Insider Australia

Technology journalist's attempt to cancel his cable TV service goes viral
Business Reporter
A recording of technology journalist Ryan Block's frustrating attempt to cancel his cable service has gone viral on Soundcloud. During the eight-minute clip a customer service representative from US provider Comcast repeatedly asks Block why he would like ...
Comcast Is Investigating a Customer Service Call From HellMotherboard
A Guy Recorded His Phone Call When He Tried To Cancel Cable, And It's A ...Businessinsider India

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Comcast's brilliant new way to retain subscribers: Refuse to let them cancel - BGR

July 15, 2014 - 7:32am

Comcast's brilliant new way to retain subscribers: Refuse to let them cancel
BGR
However, just because it's already one of the two most hated companies in America doesn't mean Comcast is going to stop innovating new ways to enrage its subscribers. TechCrunch brings us word of an amazing customer service call between a Comcast ...

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Oracle hopes to make SQL a lingua franca for big data - PCWorld

July 15, 2014 - 7:10am

V3.co.uk

Oracle hopes to make SQL a lingua franca for big data
PCWorld
Oracle is hoping to turn heads in the crowded data analysis market with Big Data SQL, a software tool that can run a single SQL query against Oracle's own database as well as Hadoop and NoSQL data stores. The software is an option for Oracle's Big Data ...
Oracle Big Data SQL lines up Database with Hadoop, NoSQL frameworksZDNet
Oracle Extends Big Data Portfolio With Oracle Big Data SQLMarketWatch
Oracle: You wanted SQL on Hadoop? How about SQL on Hadoop and SQL ON ...Register
V3.co.uk -iTWire
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MediaTek looks upmarket with new 64-bit chip - CNET

July 15, 2014 - 7:01am

Inquirer

MediaTek looks upmarket with new 64-bit chip
CNET
The Taiwan chipmaker has been known for supplying mid- and low-tier mobile devices, but it's pushing to go higher end. by Ben Fox Rubin · @benfoxrubin; July 15, 2014 5:00 AM PDT. comments. 0. facebook. twitter. linkedin. googleplus. more. more +. email.
New MediaTek Chipset Goes Up Against Qualcomm's BestPC Magazine
MediaTek Launches 64-bit True Octa-core(TM) LTE Smartphone SoC with ...MarketWatch
Mediatek unveils 'world's first' 64-bit octa-core LTE SoC with 2K supportInquirer
TechRadar UK -Re/code
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Seagate Updates Small Business NAS Portfolio, Introduces NAS and NAS Pro - Techgage

July 15, 2014 - 7:00am

The Tech Report, LLC

Seagate Updates Small Business NAS Portfolio, Introduces NAS and NAS Pro
Techgage
There's been a great deal of NAS-related news lately, including Thecus updating the software for its entire lineup, and QNAP updating its Turbo NAS line to support virtual machines. Today, Seagate chimes in with an announcement of brand-new NAS models ...
Seagate aims to make a splash in small-business NAS by announcing 5 new ...PCWorld (blog)
Seagate Announces New NAS LinesStorageReview.com
Seagate's new NAS boxes have up to six bays, 30TBThe Tech Report, LLC
Ubergizmo -Gizmodo Australia
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How Will Microsoft (MSFT) Stock Be Affected By New Job Cuts? - TheStreet.com

July 15, 2014 - 6:59am

How Will Microsoft (MSFT) Stock Be Affected By New Job Cuts?
TheStreet.com
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Microsoft (MSFT) is reportedly planning its biggest round of job cuts in five years, as the software maker looks to slim down and integrate Nokia Oyj's handset unit, sources told Bloomberg. The cuts, which may be announced this ...

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Novartis Allies With Google to Make 'Smart' Contact Lens - Businessweek

July 15, 2014 - 3:23am

Novartis Allies With Google to Make 'Smart' Contact Lens
Businessweek
Novartis AG (NOVN) formed an alliance with Google Inc. to develop “smart” contact lenses to help people with eye conditions. The lenses would have non-invasive sensors, microchips and embedded miniaturized electronics, Basel, Switzerland-based ...
Google and Novartis to develop 'smart' contact lens for diabeticsFinancial Times
Novartis to license Google "smart lens" technologyMarketWatch
UPDATE 1-Novartis to license Google "smart lens" technology for AlconReuters UK
RTT News -MSN Money
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Meet the futuristic, World Cup–tested machine that could help speed you through ... - The Week Magazine

July 15, 2014 - 3:10am

Meet the futuristic, World Cup–tested machine that could help speed you through ...
The Week Magazine
Anyone who has gone through airport security in the past few decades has surely thought, "There must be a better way." Qylur Security Systems in Silicon Valley has taken that idea and run with it, devising a new, ostensibly better way to scan carry-on ...

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Samsung, Arm and Nest launch Thread Group to tie home IoT devices together - PCWorld

July 15, 2014 - 2:17am

GigaOM

Samsung, Arm and Nest launch Thread Group to tie home IoT devices together
PCWorld
Google's Nest subsidiary and heavy hitters including Samsung Electronics and Arm Holdings are launching the latest bid to make sensors, cameras, appliances and other devices in homes easily talk to each other. Machines are already communicating ...
Thread Group wants Internet's things to chat freelyUSA TODAY
Google's Nest launches network technology for connected homeReuters
Introducing Thread: A New Wireless Networking Protocol for the HomeMarketWatch
GigaOM -VentureBeat -Re/code
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Critical design flaw in Microsoft's Active Directory could allow password change - PCWorld

July 15, 2014 - 2:07am

Critical design flaw in Microsoft's Active Directory could allow password change
PCWorld
Microsoft's widely used software for brokering network access has a critical design flaw, an Israeli security firm said, but Microsoft contends the issue has been long-known and defenses are in place. Aorato used public information to craft a proof-of-concept ...
Cybersecurity Firm Identifies New Active Directory Flaw Potentially ...Broadway World
Active Directory flaw impacts 95% of Fortune 1000 companiesHelp Net Security

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Data thieves want to track what you type at hotel business centers - Engadget

July 15, 2014 - 1:39am

Fox News

Data thieves want to track what you type at hotel business centers
Engadget
You may not want to use your hotel's business center to check email on your next big trip. The Secret Service has warned the hospitality business that thieves are installing keyloggers on hotel PCs to steal guests' data. In a recent Dallas area bust, authorities ...
Hackers are nobbling hotel cyber-cafe, er, business centers – US Secret ServiceRegister
Secret Service warns of infected guest computers at hotelsAlbuquerque Journal
Secret Service warns hotels of data theftFox News
Ars Technica -NBCNews.com -Moriches Daily
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Data Breaches Found by NY to Have Tripled Since 2006 - Businessweek

July 14, 2014 - 11:19pm

New York Times

Data Breaches Found by NY to Have Tripled Since 2006
Businessweek
Security breaches exposing consumers' personal information are becoming larger and more frequent in New York, with hacker attacks causing the worst damage, the state attorney general's office said. Data breaches in the state more than tripled from 2006 to ...
Data Breaches in New York Hit Record High in 2013, State Attorney General SaysNew York Times (blog)
22.8 million New Yorkers' personal records exposedWestfield Republican

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Microsoft, Intel to Benefit as Businesses Upgrade PCs - Bloomberg

July 14, 2014 - 11:16pm

Reuters

Microsoft, Intel to Benefit as Businesses Upgrade PCs
Bloomberg
The personal-computer industry showed signs of improvement last quarter as businesses bought enough machines to revive sales growth at Microsoft Corp. and fuel Intel Corp.'s biggest revenue gain in more than two years. Intel's sales increased 7 percent in ...
UPDATE 1-Microsoft expected to announce job cuts this week -BloombergReuters
Microsoft to announce major layoffs later this week -- reportVentureBeat
Reports: Microsoft Bracing For First Job Cuts Under New CEO NadellaRTT News
Financial Express -FierceWireless
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Dish Network prevails in latest court decision - USA TODAY

July 14, 2014 - 7:51pm

USA TODAY

Dish Network prevails in latest court decision
USA TODAY
Dish Network won a legal victory Monday when a federal appeals court said that customers could continue to use the features in Hopper DVRs to watch live TV remotely and transfer programs to devices for viewing on the go. After the Supreme Court's ...
Dish Anywhere streaming stays alive, despite Fox's win over AereoArs Technica
Another Court Ruling, Another Win for HopperHome Media Magazine
Court OKs TV Streaming From Dish Network's Hopper DVRDeadline.com
Law360 (subscription) -Multichannel News -MarketWatch
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OCZ flash accelerator takes a sharper focus on SQL Server - PCWorld

July 14, 2014 - 7:04pm

OCZ flash accelerator takes a sharper focus on SQL Server
PCWorld
Storage has always affected how fast software runs, but IT shops now have more tools they can bring to bear on the problem. Microsoft SQL Server is such a big target that storage vendors build specific products to speed it up, such as the updated SQL ...

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