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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.

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Google adds real-time spell check, better accessibility features to Docs, Sheets, and Slides

You can finally hide rows and columns in spreadsheets, and group shapes together in presentations with the latest update.

Developers begin work on LibreOffice for Android

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

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.

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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

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, January 27

Apple's financials on tap ... IBM says it's not laying off a quarter of its workforce ... and more

Computer simulation eases real-world Chinese traffic jams

A slight improvement in road conditions was achieved through a simulation on a general-purpose server

Link between NSA and Regin cyberespionage malware becomes clearer

Security researchers found a strong connection between Regin and a keylogger used by the Five Eyes intelligence alliance

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Swift ascends the programming language ranks

The designated successor to Objective-C appears to be doing just was Apple designed it to do.

China signals censors will continue to crack down on VPN services

The country has been disrupting VPN services, which can allow users to view the Internet unfiltered

Facebook, Instagram temporarily down in many countries

Users in various locations worldwide reported an outage in service

Quantum bringing public cloud into virtual storage fold

Its cloud services will extend the Quantum data management system to Amazon's cloud

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DEA cameras tracking hundreds of millions of car journeys across the US

The existence of the database was revealed in documents obtained under a Freedom of Information request

Oracle and Samsung said to be teaming up for mobile cloud delivery

Like the recent IBM-Apple deal, this union could bring benefits to both companies as they target enterprise mobile users.

Microsoft results buoyed by cloud products, but profit drops

Commercial cloud revenue more than doubled, but consumer software sales were disappointing

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...

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