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8 ways Facebook and Twitter make money

It may be unclear to the casual observer just how Facebook and Twitter monetize their hugely popular social sites, but both companies are raking in the ad dollars. These eight examples detail the ways Facebook and Twitter make money...

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Microsoft releases stopgap POODLE protection for Internet Explorer

Next Patch Tuesday is Nov. 11, but a Fixit tool disables SSL 3.0 in the meantime.

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Pirate Bay co-founder found guilty of hacking in Denmark

Svartholm Warg's sentence will be announced on Friday.

Power tools company uses marketing analytics to compete with big box stores

Big Data tools to combine internal and external information helps determine how to counteract the marketing muscle of Home Depot and Lowe's.

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Startup Capriza scores $27M to Zapp legacy apps into mobile ones

Capriza, a startup that helps enterprises convert their legacy apps into mobile- and cloud-based ones, Thursday announced it has racked up an additional $27 million in venture funding.

China: Facebook not banned, but must follow the rules

A top Chinese official clarified his stance on the social media network

Google AI project apes memory, programs (sort of) like a human

Neural Turing Machines attempt to emulate the brain's short-term memory.

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Microsoft adds IoT, big data orchestration services to Azure

Looking to expand on the big data capabilities of its cloud platform, Microsoft has introduced Internet of Things streaming analytics, data production and workflow services for Azure.

Nintendo targets new health business with sleep sensor

Contactless device would send data to the cloud for analysis and show users' fatigue levels.

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Advisory says to assume all Drupal 7 websites are compromised

Only those who patched within seven hours may be in the clear.

Visualizations may shape smarter city development

How data is displayed can affect who helps make decisions, experts said.

Facebook gives away homebrewed OS monitoring tool

Osquery watches for operating system state changes that might indicate a security issue.

How to figure out if a data breach is a hoax

Deloitte has published ways to figure out if an organization has really been breached.

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SDN, virtualization and 100G allow multi tenant partitioning.

Microsoft 'almost' wraps up largest layoff sweep in its history

The company just went through another round of job cuts.

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AI researchers say Elon Musk's fears 'not completely crazy'

Artificial intelligence researchers have own worries about intelligent systems.

Office 365 admins get spreadsheet search help

The new capabilities are aimed at companies struggling to manually maintain a comprehensive inventory of critical spreadsheets.

MCX says CurrentC is less about tech, more about relationships

The head of the retailer-backed payment system says it welcomes competition and members are free to accept Apple Pay.

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