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VMware sued for alleged GPL license infractions

VMware says the lawsuit is without merit


Self-driving car technology could end up in robots

But many of the benefits offered by self-driving cars won't appear for decades, says research from McKinsey

Airbnb offers a query tool for unlocking massive data sets

Airbnb is known for its home rental services, but check out its tool for opening data warehouses

Google's new car insurance site lets you compare rates

It's currently only available to California residents, but coverage is expanding, Google says

Bodhi Linux developers giving away Acer C720 Chromebook

In today's open source roundup: A donation to Bodhi Linux might get you an Acer C720 Chromebook. Plus: Why Zenwalk might be your next desktop distro, and rTorrent for Ubuntu.

Lawmakers target data brokers in privacy bill

Four senators resurrect a bill that would allow consumers to see and correct personal information held by data brokers

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Cyanogen's CTO explains how Cyanogen and open Android will take the U.S. by storm

We caught up with Steve Kondik at Mobile World Congress to chat about all the announcements the company made this week.

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Cloud service providers must guarantee zero down time

Federal IT leaders say that anything less than 100 percent, always-on service reliability is unacceptable from cloud vendors.

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Tech firms create 'ACE' standards for enterprise mobile apps

A group of software companies this week proposed a set of development standards for enterprise apps that could make it easier for IT to manage and secure Android and iOS apps using popular EMM products.

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Fraudsters use Apple Pay to exploit stolen payment card data

The on-device security safeguards built into Apple Pay appear to be unbroken, but fraudsters reportedly came up with another way to exploit the mobile payments system, and experts say the problem is 'rampant.'

Docker buys SDN start-up for container networking

Linux container company Docker this week said it would acquire SDN start-up SocketPlane, a developer of a native networking stack for Docker software.

Red Hat strips down for Docker

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host contains only the tools needed for developing and running Docker containers.

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Sunny days: The world's biggest solar energy projects

More than a dozen solar energy projects -- each of which will generate more than 100 megawatts of energy -- are either being built or have been completed.

Adobe invites help hunting vulnerabilities in its online services

The company offers no bounties, just public kudos

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Golden smartwatches, brain-like chips, and flagship phones: Mobile World Congress' hot new gear

From surprise VR headsets to gorgeous flagship phones, this years Mobile World Congress was brimming with announcements. Here's a cheat sheet to all the new gear.

OpenDNS trials system that quickly detects computer crime

NLPRank performs language and network analysis on new domains to identify suspicious ones

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, March 5

China defends surveillance plan... Apple's plans for larger iPads put off... IBM buys AlchemyAPI... and more tech news

No reduced tax rate for e-books, top EU court rules

Value-added tax on e-books must be charged at the full rate, not the reduced rate for paper books, the CJEU ruled

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Music to get you into the coding groove

Music to Code By is a new album created by a developer specifically for use as background music when writing software.

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