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China: Facebook not banned, but must follow the rules

A top Chinese official clarified his stance on the social media network

IBM drills into the energy industry for cognitive computing advances

A new partnership with Spanish energy company Repsol may lower the costs of finding new oil fields.

Vulnerabilities found in more command-line tools, wget and tnftp get patches

Flaws identified in wget and tnftp allow malicious servers to execute rogue commands on users' systems.


IT pros turn a blind eye to file sharing practices, report says

Sixty-one percent have shared files through unencrypted email accounts.

What you should know about Lenovo's Motorola acquisition

No products are being discontinued and Motorola's Android strategy remains intact.

Sencha melds desktop and smartphone management with Space

The upgraded platform gets desktop client to go along with smartphone and tablet versions.

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8 ways Facebook and Twitter make money

It may be unclear to the casual observer just how Facebook and Twitter monetize their hugely popular social sites, but both companies are raking in the ad dollars. These eight examples detail the ways Facebook and Twitter make money...

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Microsoft releases stopgap POODLE protection for Internet Explorer

Next Patch Tuesday is Nov. 11, but a Fixit tool disables SSL 3.0 in the meantime.

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Pirate Bay co-founder found guilty of hacking in Denmark

Svartholm Warg's sentence will be announced on Friday.

Power tools company uses marketing analytics to compete with big box stores

Big Data tools to combine internal and external information helps determine how to counteract the marketing muscle of Home Depot and Lowe's.

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Startup Capriza scores $27M to Zapp legacy apps into mobile ones

Capriza, a startup that helps enterprises convert their legacy apps into mobile- and cloud-based ones, Thursday announced it has racked up an additional $27 million in venture funding.

Google AI project apes memory, programs (sort of) like a human

Neural Turing Machines attempt to emulate the brain's short-term memory.

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Microsoft adds IoT, big data orchestration services to Azure

Looking to expand on the big data capabilities of its cloud platform, Microsoft has introduced Internet of Things streaming analytics, data production and workflow services for Azure.

Nintendo targets new health business with sleep sensor

Contactless device would send data to the cloud for analysis and show users' fatigue levels.

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Advisory says to assume all Drupal 7 websites are compromised

Only those who patched within seven hours may be in the clear.

Visualizations may shape smarter city development

How data is displayed can affect who helps make decisions, experts said.

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Is the $200 HP Windows Stream laptop a Chromebook killer?

Chromebooks have been the bargain-basement go-to for many budget-minded buyers. But that may change with the release of an HP $200 Windows 8 laptop that could be a Chromebook killer. I've got specs and details.

Facebook gives away homebrewed OS monitoring tool

Osquery watches for operating system state changes that might indicate a security issue.

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