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Samsung Knox devices approved for government use by NSA

The certification may help Samsung establish itself as a serious player in secured devices.

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Harvesting energy for your smartphone from your run

A Chicago-based company called AMPY wants to harness that self generated power and funnel it back to your smartphone, or any device.

One week after patch, Flash vulnerability already exploited in large-scale attacks

The Fiesta exploit kit bundles an exploit for the CVE-2014-0569 vulnerability in Flash Player, researchers found.

BBC launches Ebola information service in Africa using Whatsapp

The English and French service will have information from the BBC using audio, text messages and images

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Nadella's 2014 comp package tops $84M

But if Microsoft's shares outperform the S&P 500, CEO could receive as much as $355M in stock awards by 2021.

Citrix's ShareFile gets document signing thanks to acquisition

The company has acquired RightSignature for an undisclosed sum

Your online TV watching is now being tracked across devices

A partnership between Adobe and Nielsen gives broadcasters detailed viewing data.

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Microsoft goes after Google and Amazon with hybrid cloud push

It's pushing to get out of rivals’ shadow with Dell partnership, app marketplace.

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Ubuntu turns 10: A look back at desktop Linux standard bearer

A brief history of Ubuntu, as alliterative as all-get-out.

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Staples confirms data breach investigation

In a statement, company stresses that they're working to resolve the situation.

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A peek at the code behind Facebook

A developer has gathered a collection of source code snippets used by the social media giant

First products from Apple-IBM deal to come next month

The initial offerings will target banking, government, retail and three other sectors.

Smartsheet, the project management tool cloaked as a spreadsheet, adds visualization

Smartsheet, whose namesake online project management app uses a spreadsheet interface, has developed a visualization tool to let its customers graph and map workgroups in their organizations for better planning and supervision.

Apple Pay could be a big deal for Android users

A success for Apple Pay could push others in the mobile NFC payment market to up their game.

Microsoft goes all-in on hybrid cloud with Azure-in-a-box

CEO Satya Nadella says Microsoft is in cloud computing game for the long haul.

Telephony vendor Mitel goes public with $540M bid for ShoreTel

The Canadian vendor said enterprise telephony is consolidating and it wants to be a consolidator

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Sprint cuts 452 HQ jobs in IT, network and technology areas

Sprint recently cut 452 jobs from its headquarters in Overland Park, Kan., an amount that equals about 6% of the 7,500 workers there.

Are higher frequencies mobile's next frontier? The FCC wants to know

The agency is seeking comments on using spectrum above 24GHz for extra mobile capacity.

Microsoft (hearts) Linux, for Azure's sake

Microsoft adds CoreOS and Cloudera to its growing set of Azure services.

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