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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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Lyft surpasses 5,000 self-driving rides with Aptiv fleet
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 18:27:12 -0400
Lyft has completed more than 5,000 self-driving rides through its ride-hailing app, the company said on Tuesday, as it aims to become a serious competitor in autonomous driving while its biggest rival, Uber, retrenches.
U.S. lawmakers seek to impose more sanctions on 'menace' Russia
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 17:23:21 -0400
U.S. lawmakers pushed for more aggressive steps to counteract the Russian "menace" on Tuesday, despite Trump administration officials insisting current sanctions were having an effect and vowing to impose more economic pain if Moscow does not change its behavior.
WhatsApp to clamp down on 'sinister' messages in India: IT minister
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 16:16:15 -0400
India said Facebook-owned WhatsApp had pledged on Tuesday to develop tools that would combat fake messages, to help the country crack down on people whipping up public anger through mass message forwards on social media.
U.S. imposes fresh sanctions for Russian cyber-related activity
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 15:39:36 -0400
The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on two Russians, one Russian company and one Slovakian company for what Washington said were their actions to help another Russian company avoid sanctions over the country's malicious cyber-related activities.
Senate vote on Russia sanctions unlikely in September: McConnell
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 15:39:36 -0400
Legislation warning Russia it would face heavy U.S. sanctions if it were found interfering in November's congressional elections will not be voted on anytime soon, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday, although he cited his strong interest in such a bill.
Russian hackers targeted U.S. Senate, think tanks: Microsoft
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 15:25:39 -0400
Microsoft Corp said that hackers linked to Russia's government sought to launch cyber attacks on U.S. political groups, warning that Moscow is broadening attacks ahead of November's congressional elections.
Uber hires CFO after lengthy search, paving way for IPO
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 15:23:27 -0400
Uber Technologies Inc has hired a chief financial officer, the ride-services company said on Tuesday, filling a long-standing vacancy and clearing the way for a much-anticipated initial public offering next year.
Russian firms, vessels hit with U.S. sanctions over North Korea oil transfers
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 15:10:06 -0400
The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions on two Russian shipping companies and six vessels it said were involved in the transfer of refined petroleum products to North Korean vessels in violation of United Nations restrictions.
Facebook moves to rate users on trustworthiness: report
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 15:03:04 -0400
Facebook Inc has started scoring its users based on their trustworthiness in an attempt to fight misinformation, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday, citing a company executive.
Russia calls new U.S. sanctions groundless, pledges response
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 14:19:12 -0400
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Tuesday that new U.S. sanctions introduced over alleged hacking and illegal oil products supply to North Korea were groundless, promising a response from Moscow.
Twenty-two states ask U.S. appeals court to reinstate 'net neutrality' rules
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 13:17:20 -0400
A group of 22 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia late Monday asked a U.S. appeals court to reinstate the Obama administration's 2015 landmark net neutrality rules and reject the Trump administration's efforts to preempt states from imposing their own rules guaranteeing an open internet.
Russia denies Microsoft allegations it targeted U.S. think tanks: Ifax
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 12:48:14 -0400
The Russian authorities deny allegations from Microsoft that hackers linked to Russia's government tried to target the websites of two right-wing U.S. think-tanks, the Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday.
Kremlin says it does not understand Microsoft's U.S. hacking allegations
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 12:48:14 -0400
The Kremlin said on Tuesday it did not understand allegations from Microsoft that hackers linked to Russia's government had tried to target the websites of two right-wing U.S. think-tanks.
Microsoft president: Russians targeting all political sides - MSNBC
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 12:47:09 -0400
There is no evidence that the latest Russian hacking attacks against U.S. Senate offices or American-based think tanks were successful, Microsoft Corp's Brad Smith said on Tuesday, adding that the hackers are targeting "everyone across the political spectrum."
Russian firm says it is baffled by addition to U.S. sanctions
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:05:44 -0400
The head of Russian company Vela-Marine Ltd, targeted on Tuesday by U.S. sanctions for allegedly helping another Russian company circumvent sanctions, said he did not understand why his firm was being designated.
Israel to end licensing agreement with Microsoft
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:43:34 -0400
The Israeli government will not renew a contract for various Microsoft desktop software at the end of the year, it said on Tuesday, citing a change in license terms it said would double the price.
Japan pushing to end smartphone bundling, cut wireless fees: source
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 07:53:06 -0400
Japan is aiming to force wireless carriers to cut their monthly fees and stop bundling the cost of smartphones with wireless services, a senior telecoms ministry source said on Tuesday, in a move that is likely to hit Apple Inc.
Exclusive: Trump says it is 'dangerous' for Twitter, Facebook to ban accounts
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 18:43:05 -0400
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that it is "very dangerous" for social media companies like Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc to silence voices on their services.
Farfetch targets New York listing as luxury web sales thrive
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:32:40 -0400
Online fashion retailer Farfetch aims to float on the New York Stock Exchange by the end of the year, the London-based company said on Monday, seeking to capitalise on rapid growth in luxury sales on the web.
Apple removes illegal lottery apps from China store
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:16:31 -0400
Apple Inc says it has pulled illegal lottery apps from its App Store in China amid tightening regulation and a barrage of criticism from state media.
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