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Computer networking news, reviews, solutions, and analysis for IT professionals

Yahoo to spin off its stake in Alibaba

Yahoo's fourth quarter 2014 sales and earnings both dropped

Cisco’s evolving software, cloud strategy will hinge on hardware

New licensing strategy will use installed hardware base as the “real estate” on which to build.


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How not to waste your money on the second wave of 802.11ac wireless gear

The best way to avoid wasting your money on wave 2 of 802.11ac access points is to not buy them right away, and the second-best is to not overreact to their presence on your network.

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6 DNS services that protect against malware and other unwanted content

A good DNS service can protect users from a variety of unwanted Web intruders, including phishing sites and botnets. We look at six of them.

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DNS tips and tricks

From testing server speeds to blocking access to unwanted domains, here are some tips for tweaking DNS settings to boost the speed and efficiency of your network.

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, January 27

Apple's financials on tap ... IBM says it's not laying off a quarter of its workforce ... and more

China signals censors will continue to crack down on VPN services

The country has been disrupting VPN services, which can allow users to view the Internet unfiltered

Facebook, Instagram temporarily down in many countries

Users in various locations worldwide reported an outage in service

States threaten lawsuit against Obama's municipal broadband plan

The FCC doesn't have the authority to preempt state laws limiting municipal broadband projects, state groups say

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Why Apple should go into the mobile network business

If Apple really wants to control the whole experience of using an iPhone, it's time to consider becoming an MVNO.

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8 Wi-Fi mistakes to avoid

Wi-Fi is great when it works right – and when it’s secure. Although setting up Wi-Fi can seem straightforward, there are many complexities.

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Our bullet-proof LAN failed. Here’s what we learned

Three risks and three remedies to help ensure this doesn't happen to you

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, January 26

Coinbase to open regulated Bitcoin exchange ... Malaysia Airlines hacked ... Wikileaks says Google passed data to U.S. ... and more news

China tightens Internet control by blocking VPN services

Clampdown causes problems for users attempting to connect to Gmail and other sites

Regulators push for open access to Africa's undersea cables

Effort is aimed at giving all countries in the Southern African region equal access to cut communications costs

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, January 23

Box shares start trading ... EU wants encryption keys ... Uber agrees to get a license ... and more

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Data center, cloud, SDN driving Ethernet switch market to $25B

The Layer 2-3 Ethernet switch market is expected to exceed $25 billion in 2019, a compounded annual growth of 2.2%, according to Dell’Oro Group.

The first place to tackle SDN? In the WAN

Michael Elmore of Cigna argues that the best initial use case for SDN is in the wide area network.

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for January 22

Ford drives into the Valley ... Oracle promises cheaper hardware ... Samsung-Blackberry deal still in play ... and more

BlackBerry wants to mandate app developers to make apps for its platform

CEO John Chen wants net neutrality to be mandated at the content and application layer

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