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IBM to pump $3 billion into new IoT business unit

The IBM IoT Cloud Open Platform could ingest and analyze Internet of Things data for enterprises

EFF questions US government's software flaw disclosure policy

The government hasn't shown that it is improving its zero-day flaw notification efforts


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Indiana's law delivers real hurt to this state tech grad

Tech sector companies are far from angels on the issue of equality. But when it comes to gay and lesbian equality, this industry is vocal in its defense of it, combative and willing to challenge political leaders.

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Indiana law is fast having ‘definite negative impact’ on tech

Organizers of the Indy Big Data Conference on May 7 are feeling the impact of the tech industry's anger over Indiana's new "religious freedom" law and want state lawmakers to change the law.

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Researchers say low-cost, longer-life graphene light bulb coming this year

Researchers in the U.K. have created a lightbulb using graphene, a material that's 200 times stronger than steel and a million times thinner than human hair.

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Microsoft applies 'freemium' tactic to mobile device management for Office 365

Microsoft today made good on a promise from last fall, adding several basic mobile device management tools to all commercial Office 365 subscriptions.

US trade body to investigate Apple after Ericsson complaints

The case is part of a growing spat between the two companies on LTE patents

With Tidal relaunch, Jay Z doubles down on streaming for audiophiles

Tidal offers CD-quality streaming music across mobile and the desktop

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Microsoft adds MDM capabilities to Office 365

Leveraging Microsoft Intune and Azure Active Directory, Microsoft extends built-in mobile device management capabilities to Office 365 commercial plans at no additional cost.

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SDN management battle: TAPs vs. network packet brokers

Network management is a sticky issue when it comes to implementing software-defined networks and network virtualization.

Silk Road investigators charged with stealing bitcoin

Two former U.S. agents face charges of wire fraud and money laundering

HP links Vertica and IDOL seeking better unstructured data analysis

The company built a connector server for the products, which it acquired separately in 2011

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China considering space-based solar power station

Chinese scientists say a solar power station in a geosynchronous orbit could supply a constant stream of electricity, avoiding the intermittent issues that come with nighttime back on Earth.

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Amazon launches home services to send professionals to your home

The online superstore now is offering home improvement, tech services, musical lessons, and more

West Africa nations tackle e-governance

A number of projects in West African countries are helping to cut down on bureaucracy and paperwork

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Here's what the carriers will charge you for a Samsung Galaxy S6

The major carriers are now taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S6, expected to ship April 10. I've got pricing details so you can decide whether it's time to buy.

10TB SSD drives inch closer to reality

The concept of 3D memory stacking has been all talk and no silicon, but the silicon is getting much closer. Both Toshiba and the Micron/Intel alliance are preparing to sample densely-stacked 3D memory chips in the next 12...

Bit by bit, Intel looks to quadruple SSD storage

Intel is looking to cram four bits per cell in an effort to cram more storage into SSDs

Why do web developers choose OS X instead of Linux?

In today's open source roundup: What will it take to get web developers to choose Linux instead of OS X? Plus: DistroWatch reviews Tails 1.3, and the Linux Mint developers want to make the Cinnamon desktop load faster.

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Microsoft should forget the Surface, stick to the Pro 2-in-1 line

Microsoft will resuscitate its Surface tablet with a new model powered by Windows 8.1, ditching the flop that was Windows RT for a lower-priced device, according to an online report. But the company would be better served by sticking...

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