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Microsoft Azure networking is speeding up, thanks to custom hardware

Networking between virtual machines in Microsoft Azure is going to get a whole lot faster, thanks to some new hardware that Microsoft has rolled out across its fleet of datacenters.

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MapR helps developers leverage analytics with microservices

New capabilities in MapR Technologies Converged Data Platform help developers and administrators use microservices to integrate operations and analytics.

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Google rolls out more low-bandwidth versions of its products

Google has rolled out versions of its popular products like YouTube and Chrome, which are specially designed for people who do not have access to high-bandwidth internet.

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Microsoft pursues .Net development unity with .Net Standard

A single base library will reach all three major variants of .Net, solving the code-sharing problem for .Net developers across platforms

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Halt WhatsApp data transfers, German privacy watchdog tells Facebook

Facebook must stop collecting information about WhatsApp users in Germany, a local privacy watchdog has ordered.

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GitHub open-sources internal load-balancing software

GitHub Load Balancer was originally created to handle Git's billions of daily connections

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Alleged YouTube music ripper sued by industry for copyright infringement

Stream-ripping, or the conversion of streamed content into downloadable files, has become a major problem for the recorded music industry, which reports a 50 percent increase in such unauthorized ripping in the U.S. from 2013 to 2015....

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IBM promises a one-stop analytics shop with AI-powered big data platform

Big data is in many ways still a wild frontier, requiring wily smarts and road-tested persistence on the part of those hoping to find insight in all the petabytes. On Tuesday, IBM announced a new platform it hopes will make things...

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Yahoo's claim of 'state-sponsored' hackers meets with skepticism

Yahoo has blamed its massive data breach on a "state-sponsored actor". But the company isn't saying why it arrived at that conclusion. Nor has it provided any evidence.

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GE, Bosch and open source could bring more IoT tools

Partnerships that could shape the internet of things for years are being forged just as enterprises fit IoT into their long-term plans. No one vendor can meet the diverse IoT needs of all those users, so they're joining forces and...

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Microsoft commits to running data centers off 50% renewable energy by 2018

Microsoft announced it plans to run its data centers off 50% renewable energy by 2018. The company’s worldwide production, licensing and logistic centers already run off 100% renewable energy.

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Microsoft confirms Windows 10 adoption slowdown

Microsoft today acknowledged that the Windows 10 adoption pace has slowed.

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New Mac Trojan uses the Russian space program as a front

Security researchers have found a new Mac OS X malware that appears to be targeting the aerospace industry.

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Va. senator wants SEC probe of massive Yahoo breach

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., on Monday urged the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate whether Yahoo met its legal obligations to keep the public and investors informed about a massive breach of 500 million Yahoo...

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Forget the robocalypse -- 'Homo connecticus' may be what's coming

Robots' potential to take over the world is a commonly expressed fear in the world of AI, but at least one Turing Award winner doesn't see it happening that way.

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What to expect from Google's big Oct. 4 hardware event

Pixel phones, Google Home, a 4K Chromecast, and maybe even a new tablet may come to dine at the hardware feast.

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Microsoft to connect Renault-Nissan self-driving cars through Azure cloud

Microsoft has signed a deal to work with Renault-Nissan to create a new vehicle communications platform via the Azure cloud.

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Armies of hacked IoT devices launch unprecedented DDoS attacks

The botnets made up of compromised IoT devices are now capable of launching distributed denial-of-service attacks of unprecedented scale.

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