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EU set to reveal digital strategy on Wednesday

A leaked document suggests the European Commission will launch a probe into U.S. online platform providers

IBM's new Power Systems servers are custom-made for SAP Hana

Systems promise tailored support for SAP Business Warehouse version 7.31 or higher.


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New IFTTT compatibility boosts Amazon Echo's usefulness--and weirdness

Some of the recipes in the new IFTTT Alexa Channel for Amazon's Echo are insanely useful, tying the hub into various other services. Some are just plain weird.

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Security research uncovers far flung reach of secret ad tracking sites in Android apps

A European security group uncovers many apps tapping into thousands of different ad networks, some with dubious intentions.

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The Ford GT is absolutely sick with high-tech innovation and you need to know why

Forget about Teslas, Google cars and Apple cars. The 2017 Ford GT is a high-tech tour-de-force, and Ford does it all with a gasoline engine, lightweight materials and advanced aerodynamics.

Windows 10 can tap Cortana for help with data analysis

The new OS will also feature multiple desktops and enhanced security features

EMC's XtremIO gets bigger, packs in more flash

XtremIO 4.0 software will deliver higher scale as new hardware blocks hold more data

What are the differences between Linux distributions?

In today's open source roundup: What makes Linux distributions different from one another? Plus: Chromixium combines Ubuntu and Chrome OS. And Ubuntu 15.10 to be called Wily Werewolf.

Microsoft unifies cloud and in-house IT management software

The new Azure Stack is designed to let organizations run platform and infrastructure services in-house

How John Chambers kept a high profile

Cisco CEO John Chambers has rubbed elbows with many business, political and entertainment VIPs during his 20 years at the helm

Five ways Edge trumps Internet Explorer

Microsoft's new Edge promises faster browsing, annotations and better compliance with Web standards

Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaking at a podium

Singapore’s prime minister shares his C++ Sudoku solver code

Lee Hsien Loong, who studied computer science in college, has shared a program he wrote several years ago to solve Sudoku puzzles.

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Why you should pay attention to Microsoft's Windows 10 revenue deferral

Microsoft said it would defer revenue from the sales of Windows 10 licenses, a move that will affect its financials and trigger a meeting later this year to explain the ins and outs to Wall Street.

Microsoft CFO Amy Hood

Microsoft fleshes out 'Windows as a service' revenue strategy

Microsoft executives last week talked up their strategy to shift money-making from the traditional practice of licensing Windows to pulling in revenue from search, games and apps.

Cisco names senior VP Robbins as new CEO to replace Chambers

Chambers will stay a the company as executive chairman and chairman of the board

Researchers play cat and mouse with Google's anti-phishing Chrome extension

Security researchers found nine different ways to defeat Google's Password Alert extension for Chrome

Antivirus test labs call out Chinese security company as cheat

Chinese antivirus firm Qihoo 360 Technology today was censured by three major testing organizations for cheating on the evaluations.

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Meet Bernie Sanders, H-1B skeptic

The H-1B visa issue rarely surfaces during presidential races, but Sen. Bernie Sanders could change that in his quest for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, May 4

Facebook opens up Internet.org...big fight highlights Periscope piracy...Feds to share more about secret phone tracking

Facebook's Internet.org opens platform to other online services

Internet.org was criticized by net neutrality advocates for backing just a few services

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