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Microsoft and IBM keep the pressure on Amazon’s cloud

Deep-pocketed companies Microsoft and IBM are keeping the pressure on AWS with a flurry of announcements to close out the year.

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IBM pushes hard into the enterprise cloud

Company adds cloud centers in 11 new locations as competition heats up.

Human error root cause of November Microsoft Azure outage

The November 18-19 outage was caused by an update that Microsoft personnel assumed to be sound, but wasn't.

Sony cancels 'The Interview' release after threats following cyberattack

The studio said it was the victim of an 'unprecedented criminal assault'

Forensic software gets around iCloud security features

Elcomsoft's Phone Breaker can pull data from iCloud accounts with a person's knowledge

Uber envisions a safer ride in 2015

The company is looking at using new driver screening methods, which may include polygraph tests

Obama pushes for net neutrality, opposes data localization in trade pact

A leaked documents shows the Obama administration pushing tech issues in a secretive trade-in-services deal

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Chinese Android phone maker hides secret backdoor on its devices

Coolpad's backdoor installs apps and tracks customers without their knowledge, say U.S. security researchers.

IBM detects skin cancer more quickly with visual machine learning

Cognitive computing could improve the ability to spot melanoma early on

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Fedora 21 reviews roundup

In today's open source roundup: The reviews are in for Fedora 21. Plus: The Distance racing game for Linux, and the SuperTuxKart 0.8.2 beta has been released.

ICANN data compromised in spearphishing attack

Staff email credentials and some user data, including email and postal addresses, were taken

US agency sues Sprint for alleged unauthorized charges

Consumer protection bureau says Sprint's third-party billing system was a breeding ground for unauthorized text message charges

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Stanford 'high-rise' chip takes on IoT and big data

Stanford University researchers have built a multi-layered "high-rise" chip that could significantly outperform traditional computer chips, taking on the hefty workloads that will be needed for the Internet of Things and big data.

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How to reduce enterprise app clutter on your iPad

To help control the proliferation of cloud apps cluttering iPad home screens, Collage looks to manage data feeds and notifications from Yammer, Office 365, Salesforce and others.

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How predictive analytics can help set perfect hotel room prices

By mashing together years of data from a multitude of sources, startup Duetto is helping hotels optimize their room pricing. And in this tight-margin world, a small increase in revenue per available room makes a big difference in...

How to use LinkedIn’s new profile features

LinkedIn wants you to think beyond your resume or next job by encouraging you to edit and freshen up your profile on a more consistent basis.

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Facebook: Don't advertise with us if you don't see clear ROI

Facebook put its money where its metaphorical mouth is when it comes to advertisers' dollars and suggested companies that don't have confidence in Facebook's capability to demonstrate clear advertising ROI should bring their ad...

Top five smartphone disappointments of the year

The new iPhones should have had a better front camera and the Moto G should have had LTE, among other disappointments

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