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Surveillance, ICANN transition dominate Brazil NETmundial meeting

A global Internet governance conference in Brazil concluded Thursday with a strong focus on countering surveillance, including asking for a review of the implications on privacy of existing practices and legislation.

By John Ribeiro | 25 April, 2014 14:02

Tags: NETmundial, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, U.S. National Security Agency, internet, government

Pinterest puts its posts in the spotlight with 'Guided Search'

How do you find the best food recipes or clothing on Pinterest that's just right for you? The site thinks it has a way.

By Zach Miners | 25 April, 2014 12:29

Tags: mobile applications, Pinterest, Internet-based applications and services, social networking, internet, social media, mobile

Baidu's profit boosted by mobile ad revenue

Despite rising costs in research and promotional spending, Chinese search giant Baidu reported net profit was up by over 24 percent in the first quarter on growing ad revenue made through its mobile services.

By Michael Kan | 25 April, 2014 11:41

Tags: business issues, baidu, financial results, internet, search engines

Exclusive: Google mulling Wi-Fi for cities with Google Fiber

Google is considering deploying Wi-Fi networks in towns and cities covered by its Google Fiber high-speed Internet service.

By Martyn Williams | 25 April, 2014 09:55

Tags: Google, telecommunication, Carriers, government, broadband

Apple, Samsung bicker over jury verdict form

As the second jury trial between Apple and Samsung approaches its conclusion, the companies are sparring over the precise questions the jury will be asked to consider.

By Martyn Williams | 25 April, 2014 08:29

Tags: consumer electronics, intellectual property, Android, legal, iPhone, Civil lawsuits, Samsung Electronics, patent, smartphones, Apple

World Tech Update: On the road at the New York Auto Show

This week on World Tech Update we take you inside the New York Auto Show, where BMW introduced its X5 eDrive concept car.

By Nick Barber and Melissa Aparicio | 25 April, 2014 08:14

Tags: popular science, business issues, consumer electronics, Nokia, software, Toyota Motor Sales, bmw, netflix, Mergers and acquisitions

Microsoft profit drops but devices, consumer products help results

Microsoft's profit dropped and its revenue was almost flat in its third fiscal quarter, during which the company replaced Steve Ballmer with Satya Nadella as CEO.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 25 April, 2014 07:38

Tags: business issues, Microsoft, hardware systems, financial results, software, internet, mobile

US tech spending to see 'solid, steady growth' this year and next, Forrester says

Combined U.S. business and consumer spending on technology will rise 5.3 percent this year to US$1.315 trillion and 6.0 percent to $1.4 trillion in 2015, thanks to an improving economy and an acceleration in purchases by businesses and government agencies, according to Forrester Research.

By Chris Kanaracus | 25 April, 2014 06:37

Tags: business issues, telecommunication, Networking, storage, hardware systems, software, internet, business management, IT management, Forrester Research, industry verticals, mobile, services

Official urges state to adopt federal Obamacare site, rather than fix one Oracle built

Oregon's CIO has recommended state officials adopt the federal government's Healthcare.gov insurance exchange in time to meet a Nov. 15 open enrollment deadline, rather than attempt to fix the troubled site it built along with Oracle.

By Chris Kanaracus | 25 April, 2014 06:11

Tags: services, software, industry verticals, Oracle

Google, Apple, Adobe and Intel agree to settle Silicon Valley hiring case

The four remaining defendants in Silicon Valley's closely watched employee hiring case -- Google, Apple, Adobe and Intel -- have agreed to a settlement, according to a new court filing.

By Zach Miners | 25 April, 2014 06:08

Tags: antitrust, Internet-based applications and services, Adobe Systems, legal, Civil lawsuits, social networking, internet, intel, social media, Apple, Google

New iPad rumor rollup for week ending April 23

iPad rumors have been rare for months, but April showers seemed to have caused them to burst into bloom.

By John Cox | 25 April, 2014 05:57

Tags: security, Networking, smartphones, wireless, ipad mini 2 rumors, anti-malware, iPad 2014, Google, consumer electronics, ipad 6 rumor rollup, apple ipad

Google Plus now minus chief Vic Gundotra

Vic Gundotra, the man behind Google Plus and one of Google's most prominent executives, announced today that he will leave the company "effective immediately."

By Jon Gold | 25 April, 2014 05:57

Tags: business issues, Configuration / maintenance, hardware systems, software, Google Plus, Data Center, Vic Gundotra, corporate issues, personnel, Dell, Google, Microsoft

Public cloud market ready for 'hyergrowth' period

The public cloud market is set for what one analyst firm calls 'hypergrowth.'

By Sharon Gaudin | 25 April, 2014 05:46

Tags: public cloud, SaaS, internet, Forrester Research, cloud computing, Software as a service

Apple users put at risk by 3-week delay between OS X and iOS patches, researchers say

Apple exposed iOS users to security threats by taking three weeks longer to patch the same vulnerabilities in the mobile OS that it previously fixed in Safari on OS X, a former Apple security engineer said.

By Lucian Constantin | 25 April, 2014 05:41

Tags: patches, applications, telecommunication, ios, patch management, Exploits / vulnerabilities, operating systems, mobile, Apple, Mac OS, security, Mobile OSes, Risk Based Security, software

San Diego's SAP system has tripled workloads for some tasks, report says

San Diego's US$50 million SAP system has ended up tripling employees' workloads for certain types of tasks, but the city has also failed to devote enough attention to training, according to a consultant's report released earlier this month.

By Chris Kanaracus | 25 April, 2014 05:13

Tags: services, applications, enterprise resource planning, CIO role, SAP, software, best practices, IT management

Vic Gundotra, who led the creation of Google+, leaves Google

Vic Gundotra, a key executive at Google who helped to create Google+, is leaving the company, he announced on Thursday.

By Zach Miners | 25 April, 2014 05:08

Tags: business issues, personnel, Internet-based applications and services, Google, social networking, internet, social media, business management, search engines

California phone kill-switch bill fails vote in state senate

A bill that would mandate a kill-switch on all smartphones sold in California failed a key vote in the state's senate on Thursday.

By Martyn Williams | 25 April, 2014 04:51

Tags: Criminal, consumer electronics, smartphones, legal, ctia

Facebook enters fitness tracking with acquisition of 'Moves' app maker

Facebook is moving into the hot space of fitness tracking by acquiring a Finland-based mobile app maker.

By Zach Miners | 25 April, 2014 04:14

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, consumer electronics, social networking, internet, social media, ProtoGeo Oy, mobile, Facebook, mobile applications

Facebook tries to break the news with FB Newswire

Facebook, looking to provide more valuable news information, is providing a new tool to that will post real-time content related to the day's news.

By Zach Miners | 25 April, 2014 03:16

Tags: Storyful, Internet-based applications and services, twitter, social networking, internet, social media, Facebook, search engines

FCC defends new net neutrality proposal

A new net neutrality proposal from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission meets the goals of past efforts and does not destroy open Internet principles, as critics have feared, FCC officials said Thursday.

By Grant Gross | 25 April, 2014 02:07

Tags: telecommunication, Tom Wheeler, regulation, U.S. Federal Communications Commission, internet, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, government, broadband

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