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Amazon proposes drone superhighways in sky

Prime Air co-founder outlines idea to allow thousands of drones into airspace

Huawei starts work on Guinea's first fiber-optic cable

The project will deliver 77 exchange points


Amazon Launchpad store will sell goods from startups

Startups should have products that can ship immediately or within 90 days, Amazon said

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IDC cuts forecast for mobile management software sales

Sales of mobile management software will grow at a slower pace over the next few years but will still top $2.9 billion in 2019, according to IDC’s latest forecast.

Obama won't pardon Snowden, despite petition

The NSA leaker should return to the US and face charges, an Obama advisor says.

NFV a hit for OpenDaylight

Almost 3/4 of users adopt it for virtualized functions; enterprises find NFV appealing too.

Salesforce tools let customers snap together new mobile apps

Modular components can be snapped together using a drag-and-drop interface

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Move over Skype, Facetime, Hangouts. Here comes Spreedbox, a fully open source, secure videoconferencing solution

Spreedbox can offer private and secure video chat using Linux and open source technologies. All it needs is your support.

Darkode cybercrime forum might be making a comeback

The forum's last administrator has plans to restore the site, with better protections against law enforcement investigations.

Google: Lock up your Compute Engine data with your own encryption keys

The company didn't say whether it will offer this feature to its other Cloud Platform services.

Intel, Micron claim a new class of memory between flash and DRAM

3D XPoint is 1,000 times faster than flash and 10 times more dense than DRAM, they say.

EU privacy watchdog weighs in on data protection reform, shares concerns

He also released an app that allows legislators and citizens to compare the proposed texts of the upcoming data protection regulation

Google tells its publisher partners to comply with EU cookie directive

The company detailed the requirement in its new EU User Consent Policy

Xen patches new virtual-machine escape vulnerability

The flaw affects virtualization systems that use QEMU to emulate CD-ROM drives.

What you can learn from Nordstrom's use of the cloud

The example of how retailer Nordstrom uses cloud computing services could serve as an example to other businesses who are struggling with how to use the cloud.

What's your favorite Linux desktop?

In today's open source roundup: What's your favorite Linux desktop environment? Plus: Opensource.com readers share their favorite desktops. And five of the top Linux desktop environments.

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Windows 10 installation files already sneaking onto Windows 7 and 8 PCs

'Twas the night before Windows and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a clicky mouse. The PC was running in the basement with care in the hopes that Cortana soon would be there.

Test like crazy for Java happiness, report says

Small, responsive and dedicated performance teams tend to be the ones that produce the highest-performing Java code, according to a study released today by RebelLabs.

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, July 28

Samsung's bigger Galaxy S6 likely in August...Most Android phones can be hacked via an MMS...Leading researchers want autonomous weapons ban

OnePlus refines its successful formula with new phone

Chinese vendor OnePlus unveiled its newest flagship phone, but existing customers probably won't need to upgrade

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