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IBM is about to get hit with a massive reorg and layoffs

Update 1/26: IBM responded via its official IBM Hong Kong blog calling the layoff figure "totally ludicrous." The company said that it had already announced it would take a $600 million charge for restructuring. ----- IBM is...

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Moto G is scoring Lollipop to lead off this week's Android device updates roundup

The HTC One M8 is also getting some update love, though no Lollipop sightings yet.

Developers begin work on LibreOffice for Android

A first beta version of the Libre Office productivity suite for Android devices is planned for March

AMD the subject of takeover rumors by Chinese firm

AMD started the week as the subject of takeover rumors by a Chinese firm, but others caution that any deal would be extremely difficult at best. The report first appeared on the Chinese news site International Online, which said that...

Is Windows 10 really a threat to desktop Linux?

In today's open source roundup: Will Windows 10 hurt Linux on the desktop? Plus: Lean Linux distributions, and Samsung's Tizen versus Google's Android Wear.

Enterprises can now use Dell's Kace appliance to manage Chromebooks

The Kace K1000 enterprise asset management software can also keep tabs on many other types of devices

Should you use Windows 10 or Ubuntu?

In today's open source roundup: Ubuntu versus Windows 10. Plus: Dell updates Developer Edition Linux laptops, and KDE Plasma 5.2 released and reviewed.

FTC calls on IoT vendors to protect privacy

The agency recommends a set of best practices, but critics fear the FTC will enforce them as regulations

A challenger emerges for Qualcomm: Mediatek

Without much fanfare, Taiwan's Mediatek has gained some market share to become Qualcomm's nearest competitor, and it has some very ambitious growth plans for 2015 that includes challenging Qualcomm on its home turf, the...

Apple tops Chinese smartphone market for the first time

The popularity of the iPhone 6 helped Apple beat out Xiaomi to become number one in China, according to a market researcher

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Google Wireless service may hop between networks to hunt optimal signal, report says

Such a feature would remove a key barrier in getting people to switch from carrier giants like AT&T or Verizon.

Mobile World Congress rumor mill churns with reports of better screens, cameras

New flagship smartphones are getting 1440x2560-pixel screens

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In Microsoft's mobile-first, cloud-first strategy, Windows takes a supporting role

The operating system that built Microsoft will serve as a conduit for the cloud services that now earn far more for the company.

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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MapR offers free Hadoop training and certifications

The free on-demand training initially focuses on Hadoop and HBase but will expand to other ecosystem technologies. Certification exams will also be available for developers, analysts and admins.

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Get ready to pay to go slow on Windows 10

Microsoft's faster-paced release cadence for Windows 10 will require enterprises to either adapt or pay for the privilege of going slow, analysts said.

Mass surveillance 'endangers fundamental human rights,' says study

Countries should make laws restricting surveillance capabilities, says a European study

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