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Microsoft Inks UC Deal With Polycom
Under a multi-year agreement unveiled Monday, Polycom will begin shipping integrated unified communications solutions built on Microsoft's Communications Server 14.
IT Earnings Way Up at Job Site Elance
Google App Engine, HTML5, search engine optimization and social media marketing are among the fastest movers on Elance's list of hot job opportunities available online.
Google, Verizon Posit Net Neutrality Accord
The two Internet and communications giants have put aside their differences to hammer what could be a palatable legislative solution to the net neutrality brouhaha.
Tech Stocks Gain Despite HP's Plunge
HP investors had a bad day, but the rest of the tech sector fared well.
New Federal Data Breach Bill Debuts in Senate
The new bill is getting early support from prominent Democrats and could require enterprises meet tighter security measures and new notification rules.
Cisco Unveils Top 10 Web Malware Threats
Contaminated websites are still a threat, but Cisco's latest security report suggests that are plenty of other Web-borne malware scams that can cost you or your company dearly.
Microsoft Adds Single Sign-On to Azure
The latest update to Microsoft's Azure AppFabric cloud-computing platform includes support for a harmonized online identity with single sign-on support for multiple credential providers.
Cisco's CSO Details Security Approach
The chief security officer at Cisco, John Stewart, talks about the networking giant's new security initiatives and building the trust of IT buyers.
Adobe Hurries Patch for PDF Security Flaw
The vulnerability in Adobe Reader could give hackers control of a user's computer.
HP CEO Hurd Quits After Harassment Investigation
As the executive who oversaw its turnaround departs, the tech titan rushes to reassure customers and shareholders.
Will Anyone Care When Chrome Netbooks Ship?
Google's netbooks running its Chrome operating system may not be shipped this year and, unfortunately for Google, it might not make too much difference if they do.
FCC Drops Closed-Door Net Neutrality Talks
In the wake of reported sideline talks between two rivals, the FCC says it lacks a "robust framework to preserve the openness and freedom of the Internet."
Microsoft-Salesforce Deal: Who Won?
What's behind the settlement between a rising power in the cloud and software-as-a-service and software colossus Microsoft, which is trying to make its own inroads into the area?
GPL Enforcement Notches Another Victory
The license at the heart of many open source projects is amassing a winning record when it comes to successfully pursuing enforcement lawsuits.
Say What? The Week's Top Five IT Quotes
Google Wave crashes, fighting to keep mainframe skills alive, beware the Outernet and more.
New Security Features Planned for Firefox 4
A third beta of Firefox 4 is nearing release that will include significant security improvements as well as new features.
Another Laptop Theft Exposes 21K Patients' Data
Philadelphia's Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is in the process of notifying more than 21,000 patients that a stolen laptop has exposed some of their most sensitive personal information.
Oracle Hits to Road to Pitch Data Center Plans
Analysts see Oracle focusing on Sun hardware, the cloud and other topics where customers are looking for direction.
Microsoft Preps Array of Windows Patches
The upcoming Patch Tuesday roundup targets a handful of fixes for Windows, several of which impact all supported versions of the OS.
Microsoft Nears IE9 Beta With Final Preview
The software giant has begun shipping the last technology preview of the next version of Internet Explorer, IE9, before it issues the beta release of the new browser.
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Facebook under pressure as U.S., EU urge probes of data practices
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:12:33 -0400
(Reuters) - British privacy regulators are seeking a warrant to search the offices of the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica late Monday following reports that the company may have improperly gained access to data on 50 million Facebook users, according to a Channel 4 television report.
Whole Foods calls supplier summit amid Amazon angst
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:48:22 -0400
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Whole Foods will host a summit on Tuesday for up to 200 of its suppliers, amid anxiety about how its ongoing business revamp will play out under new owner .
G20 leaders to hold fire on cryptocurrencies amid discord: sources
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:38:14 -0400
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The world's financial leaders gathering in Argentina on Monday are likely to stop short of any specific action aimed at regulating cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, amid discord over the approach, sources at the summit told Reuters.
Puerto Rico power utility hacked but customer data not at risk
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:36:37 -0400
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's bankrupt power utility, PREPA, said on Monday it had been hacked over the weekend, but customer information was not compromised.
Dropbox IPO oversubscribed: sources
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:58:39 -0400
(Reuters) - Cloud storage company Dropbox Inc's initial public offering was oversubscribed, two people familiar with the matter said on Monday, indicating healthy demand for the first big tech IPO this year even as tech stocks opened the week on sour note.
Facebook critics want regulation, investigation after data misuse
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:29:10 -0400
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc faced new calls for regulation from within U.S. Congress and was hit with questions about personal data safeguards on Saturday after reports a political consultant gained inappropriate access to 50 million users' data starting in 2014.
Privacy issues emerge as major business risk for Facebook
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:21:14 -0400
SAN FRANCISCO/ FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Facebook faces substantial business risks from new European Union privacy rules set to take effect in May, a looming reality that came into stark relief over the weekend with revelations that a controversial political consulting firm had improperly obtained personal data on 50 million Facebook users.
Apple developing own screens using next-generation MicroLED tech: Bloomberg
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:05:04 -0400
(Reuters) - Apple Inc is developing its own MicroLED device displays and has made small numbers of the screens for testing, Bloomberg reported, in a move that could hurt Asian display suppliers to the U.S. tech giant over the long-term.
Google courts game developers with expanded services lineup
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:56:31 -0400
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google on Monday unveiled new tools for game developers, days after opening Maps to create location-based online games, challenging technology rivals including Inc in the bid for a bigger slice of the lucrative industry.
U.S. Senate advances bill to penalize websites for sex trafficking
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:51:40 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted 94-2 on Monday to advance legislation to make it easier to penalize operators of websites that facilitate online sex trafficking, setting up final passage of a bill as soon as Tuesday that would chip away at a bedrock legal shield for the technology industry.
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