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Microsoft opens up Xbox One to app developers

The move is part of a broader push to make applications run across all devices in the Microsoft universe


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

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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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.

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

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

Time to FREAK out? How to tell if you're vulnerable

Not everyone is vulnerable to the FREAK flaw researchers disclosed on Tuesday. Here's how to tell if you are.

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Do Chromebooks matter anymore?

Chromebooks used to dominate Amazon's laptop best-seller list, and get breathless reviews with each new one released. That's no longer true. Do Chromebooks really matter anymore?

IBM acquires AlchemyAPI to fatten Watson portfolio

AlchemyAPI offers advanced services for text mining and image recognition

5G, net neutrality may be headed for a showdown

While regulators look for equal treatment, 5G envisions lots of special services

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Backyard ice bar gets cooler with 3D printing

We upped the tech quotient of our backyard ice bar with coasters made from 3D-printed forms.

EU countries agree on watered-down roaming and net neutrality plans

Discussions with the European Parliament on a final compromise text will probably continue until the fall

Valve announces Steam Link, a dirt cheap device that lets you stream content from your PC to your TV

This is exactly the device I've been hoping for. It does one thing: acts as a client for Steam's In-Home streaming.

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