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Dell's private buyout shortchanged shareholders, court rules

Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners paid about 22 percent too little for Dell when they took the company private in 2013 and will have to pay millions of dollars more to shareholders who opposed the deal, a Delaware court ruled on...

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Atari's going to build IoT devices that talk over a low-power network

The latest entrant in the Internet of Things is legendary gaming company Atari, which plans to make consumer devices that communicate over the SigFox low-power network.

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Samsung now producing world's smallest 512GB SSD; it's half the weight of a dime

Samsung is now producing the industry’s first 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD in a single ball grid array (BGA) package that triples I/O performance over typical SATA SSDs.

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Marketo gets scooped up into the private world for $1.79 billion

Marketing-software maker Marketo has agreed to be acquired by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners for $1.79 billion, the company announced Tuesday.

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IT layoffs at insurance firm are a 'never-ending funeral'

MassMutual employees say they are training overseas workers via Web conferencing sessions.


Kaby Lake starts strong as Intel retools PC strategy

More than 400 devices with Intel's upcoming 7th Generation Core processor family, code-named Kaby Lake, will reach the market.

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OEM software update tools preloaded on PCs are a security mess

Security researchers have found serious flaws that could lead to full system compromises in the software update tools installed on computers by five PC manufacturers.

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Privacy Shield needs improvement, says EU privacy watchdog

Privacy Shield has a new detractor, and that spells bad news for businesses built on the transatlantic transfer of personal data.

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How to craft a security awareness program that works

Organizations struggle with making security awareness training programs that work. One expert says that's because we treat security awareness training as an event rather than a continuous program of education that adapts to the risks...

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Apple expected to double base storage on iPhone 7 to 32GB

Apple is planning to finally catch up with other smartphone makers by upping the base storage on its next iPhone to 32GB, according to an IHS analyst.

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Sony's Xperia X series is coming to the U.S. this summer

The Xperia X is up for pre-order now, with there are three other models coming soon that vary in size and performance options.


How Russia's oldest bank found itself on the leading edge of in-memory computing

It's not your average company that can trace its origins back to a nineteenth-century Russian tsar, but then, Sberbank is no average financial institution.

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Microsoft's investing arm is back on the market, but will entrepreneurs bite?

After laying dormant for quite some time, Microsoft has announced that it is getting back into directly investing in startups. Microsoft Ventures has been overhauled, though it’s not clear exactly why Microsoft has decided to get back...

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Intel beefs up integrated graphics in Skylake server chips

If you are not happy with the quality of streaming video, it's perhaps because a server doesn't have a good graphics processor.

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Google Maps gains better discovery features in Android app update

You can finally activate 'OK Google' from the Maps screen and get more notifications about new places to check out.

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No, Microsoft hasn't backtracked from zealous Windows 10 upgrade tactics

Contrary to scattered reports, Microsoft has not backpedaled from its aggressive efforts to boost Windows 10 adoption.

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HPE wants Oracle to pay $3 billion for breach of Itanium contract

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise is asking a jury to award the company US$3billion from Oracle after the database giant stopped supporting HPE's Itanium-based servers, even though it allegedly signed a contract to do so.

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Makani's energy kite is a smarter wind turbine

Kites aren’t just for kids anymore. Just ask Makani Power, which is developing a smart energy kite that can generate up to 50% more electricity than a conventional wind turbine.

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