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Why 'One Microsoft' may be better with two CEOs - ZDNet

January 16, 2014 - 12:48pm

ZDNet

Why 'One Microsoft' may be better with two CEOs
ZDNet
Summary: As Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer celebrates 14 years at the software giant's helm, a new boss is slated to land in the next few weeks. But what if there were two? Zack Whittaker. By Zack Whittaker for Between the Lines | January 16, 2014 ...

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ATMs Face Deadline to Upgrade From Windows XP - Businessweek

January 16, 2014 - 12:19pm

ATMs Face Deadline to Upgrade From Windows XP
Businessweek
One-dollar bills. Envelope-free deposits. Stamp dispensers. These are a few of the features that Wells Fargo (WFC), Bank of America (BAC), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), and other banks tout as the latest and greatest features of their fleets of ATMs. It's hardly stuff ...

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Starbucks app saves usernames and passwords in plain text - UPI.com (blog)

January 16, 2014 - 11:31am

UPI.com (blog)

Starbucks app saves usernames and passwords in plain text
UPI.com (blog)
The security vulnerability involves connecting the app to a computer, after which the password is easily accessible in plain text. Posted By Ananth Baliga | Jan. 16, 2014 at 11:44 AM | 0 comments. 1. 0. 0. 5. The Starbucks app has been found to store ...

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Facebook Adds Trending Category in Competition With Twitter - Businessweek

January 16, 2014 - 11:23am

Mobile Entertainment

Facebook Adds Trending Category in Competition With Twitter
Businessweek
Facebook Inc. (FB:US) is adding a feature to boost the visibility of content that is popular on the social network, stepping up an effort to catch up with Twitter Inc. (TWTR:US) as a destination for people who want the latest news. The new product, which ...
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Google builds a 'Nest' for future of smart homes - Tuscaloosa News (subscription)

January 16, 2014 - 11:09am

Google builds a 'Nest' for future of smart homes
Tuscaloosa News (subscription)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, file photo, the Nest smoke and carbon monoxide alarm is shown at the company's offices, in Palo Alto, Calif. Google said Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, it will pay $3.2 billion to buy Nest Labs, which develops high-tech versions of ...

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Spotify drops time cap for non-paying members - USA TODAY

January 16, 2014 - 10:31am

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Spotify drops time cap for non-paying members
USA TODAY
Spotify's non-paying users will no longer be restricted by caps after streaming music for several hours. The social music service has eliminated time limits for users, even if they aren't premium members. "In the past, we had to restrict your listening time to some ...
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Adobe Adds 3D Printing To Photoshop - CruxialCIO

January 16, 2014 - 10:22am

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Adobe Adds 3D Printing To Photoshop
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Adobe's Photoshop CC now features 3D printing functionality to a local printer or an online printing service such as Shapeways. Reuters. On Point. Adobe Data Breach Hits 38 Million Customers · Novell Brings Enterprise-Grade Security, Printing To Android ...

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Spotify lifts its time limit for free music streaming on the web - Inquirer

January 16, 2014 - 10:04am

Spotify lifts its time limit for free music streaming on the web
Inquirer
MUSIC STREAMING SERVICE Spotify announced a concession to its free users today by lifting the previous ten hour limit for listening on the web, meaning that people can now listen all day, every day. On its company blog Spotify posed the question, "Music ...

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Starbucks iOS app leaves user data in the clear - Ars Technica

January 16, 2014 - 9:33am

Ars Technica

Starbucks iOS app leaves user data in the clear
Ars Technica
The most popular mobile payment systems in the US may also be among the leakiest. Security researcher Daniel Wood went public with his research Tuesday, revealing that the Starbucks iOS app exposes customers' usernames, e-mail addresses, ...

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Microsoft expands open-source efforts in Asia - PCWorld

January 16, 2014 - 9:16am

Microsoft expands open-source efforts in Asia
PCWorld
A Microsoft Open Technologies subsidiary is coming to Shanghai, as the company aims to expand its open-source and open standards efforts in China. ”There is a very interesting open-source community in China and we want to work with them,” said ...
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Jawbone returns to its roots with a new Era: A Bluetooth headset you won't want ... - VentureBeat

January 16, 2014 - 8:04am

Jawbone returns to its roots with a new Era: A Bluetooth headset you won't want ...
VentureBeat
Before the Jambox and Up fitness band, Jawbone was best known for its Bluetooth headsets. Now, two years after its last headset upgrade, Jawbone is once again reminding us of its roots. With the new Era headset, Jawbone is aiming to make Bluetooth ...
New Jawbone Era Bluetooth Headset: Small and (Mostly) SweetTIME

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Microsoft to extend Windows XP anti-malware updates one year - ZDNet

January 16, 2014 - 7:22am

Microsoft to extend Windows XP anti-malware updates one year
ZDNet
Summary: Security updates for Windows XP will end this April, but updated anti-malware signatures for the operating system will continue for another year. Larry Seltzer. By Larry Seltzer for Zero Day | January 15, 2014 -- 20:26 GMT (12:26 PST). Follow @ ...

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Microsoft to extend Windows XP anti-malware updates one year - ZDNet

January 16, 2014 - 7:22am

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Microsoft to extend Windows XP anti-malware updates one year
ZDNet
Summary: Security updates for Windows XP will end this April, but updated anti-malware signatures for the operating system will continue for another year. Larry Seltzer. By Larry Seltzer for Zero Day | January 15, 2014 -- 20:26 GMT (12:26 PST). Follow @ ...
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Xbox Exec Resign, says "Microsoft Moving In New Directions", Will Affect Xbox ... - Gamepur

January 16, 2014 - 6:43am

Xbox Exec Resign, says "Microsoft Moving In New Directions", Will Affect Xbox ...
Gamepur
This might come as a surprise to many Xbox fans, a leading Xbox Executive "Blair Westlake" has resign from his posting citing new direction and policies of Microsoft as the main factor behind it. Announcing his retirement, Blair Westlake said: "It has become ...
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Microsoft backpedals on Security Essentials for Windows XP decision; extends ... - Techie News

January 16, 2014 - 5:43am

Techie News

Microsoft backpedals on Security Essentials for Windows XP decision; extends ...
Techie News
Microsoft has softened its stand on Security Essentials for Windows XP and has extended support for its antimalware software till July 2015. Microsoft has noted that although operating system patches including security updates for Windows XP will end on ...

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Google builds a 'Nest' for future of smart homes - Tulsa World

January 16, 2014 - 4:37am

Google builds a 'Nest' for future of smart homes
Tulsa World
Tony Fadell is founder and CEO of Nest. Google said Monday it will pay $3.2 billion to buy Nest Labs, which develops high-tech thermostats and smoke detectors. MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ / Associated Press file. Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014 12:00 ...

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Adobe Photoshop update adds 3D printing - gearburn

January 16, 2014 - 1:57am

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Adobe Photoshop update adds 3D printing
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The more commercialised 3D-printing has become over the past few years, the more friendly it's become. Adobe is without a doubt responsible for the most widely used design software available today and has now released an update that gives Adobe ...
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Security startup Impermium joining Google - PCWorld

January 16, 2014 - 12:56am

Security startup Impermium joining Google
PCWorld
Security company Impermium has joined Google to help boost the Internet giant's already considerable expertise in countering spam and abuse. Impermium's CEO and cofounder Mark Risher said in a post Wednesday on the startup's website that Impermium ...
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You can now watch Google Play Movies & TV on iOS, just not buy them - TechRadar UK

January 15, 2014 - 9:03pm

You can now watch Google Play Movies & TV on iOS, just not buy them
TechRadar UK
The awkward conundrum you find yourself in when you want to relax with your iPad and a good movie purchased via the Google Play is no more. Google has plopped an iOS version of its Google Play Movies & TV app in the iTunes App Store, meaning ...

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Yahoo's Mayer Said to Have Fired Operating Chief De Castro (3) - Businessweek

January 15, 2014 - 8:57pm

Wall Street Journal

Yahoo's Mayer Said to Have Fired Operating Chief De Castro (3)
Businessweek
Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO:US) Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer dismissed Chief Operating Officer Henrique de Castro after 14 months, amid disappointment with his efforts to boost growth, according to people with knowledge of the matter. In a memo to ...
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