Five things we learned about Etsy from its IPO filing

Most of its members in the U.S. are women, and many consider their stores a business

Google brings app messaging to its cloud

Google Cloud Pub/Sub messaging service can tie together different components of an enterprise cloud application


Microsoft's universal app platform is big play for mobile, but can it deliver?

'Write once, run everywhere' is a big promise to make

Google, Yahoo offer online tools to keep address books current

Google and Yahoo are adding features to their address books that automatically update contact details

Facebook wants to get better at detecting fake profiles

It's a real problem for the social networking giant

Amazon's next cloud conference set for October in Las Vegas

It'll be the fourth annual edition of Amazon's AWS re:Invent

Republican lawmakers question FCC budget after net neutrality vote

The FCC could save on future litigation costs if it hadn't passed net neutrality rules, one lawmaker says

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Flappy apps give users the angry bird

Beware buying apps as they may not be what they seem. Criminals often crowd stores with malware-laden fake versions. Here are several examples.

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The cybercrime economy personified

The cybercrime economy is entrenched in digital fox holes and hoodlum hideouts the world over. It’s not going away. Your best bet is to be the hardest target on the battlefield.

Intel's Skylake chips to appear in tablets, PCs, servers

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich says partners, including PC makers, are looking forward to Skylake

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Why the enterprise cloud needs shadow IT to succeed

Who is really responsible for cloud initiatives in the enterprise? Some say central IT, but studies show that is most certainly not the case. Enter shadow IT, which is very much alive and well in the enterprise.

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System 76 announces Meerkat Ubuntu desktop computer

In today's open source roundup: Check out the tiny Meerkat Ubuntu desktop. Plus: The 2015 Linux Jobs Report, and Mozilla releases Unity 5 to game developers.

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Galaxy S6 and Edge feature plums for workers and IT shops

With the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung is making a concerted effort to attract workers as potential buyers and to win the hearts of IT managers who have to wrangle with enterprise smartphone security and management.

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7 IT career risks worth taking

Whether you're just starting out in your tech career or you’re a seasoned IT veteran, knowing when to take risks can mean the difference between success and failure. Here are seven chances worth taking at any stage of your career.

Against the odds, Canonical and Jolla trot out iOS, Android alternatives

The smartphone OSes have something different, in a good way, to offer

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How cloud-based ERP can give your business a boost

Duplication of effort and a lack of integration led Unionwear to move to an ERP system. The company’s experience with Salesforce.com – plus the appeal of avoiding upgrade costs and the benefits of a regularly updated system – made...

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Microsoft Azure beats Amazon and Google for mobile development

Easier than Amazon's Mobile SDK and more complete than Google's Firebase, Azure Mobile Services has more of what developers need.

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Spark Electron brings cheap cellular connectivity to the Internet of Things

This low-cost, cellular-connected development board is making a run on Kickstarter; should appeal to DIYers and small developers alike.

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How wireless power and wireless charging works

How will your phone, your lights, and even your electric car someday be powered without a wire? Here’s a primer on how wireless power works.

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Study finds that refactoring doesn’t improve code quality

New research finds that, contrary to popular belief, restructuring software code to be more maintainable and efficient may not be worth the time and effort

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