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Airbnb guest suspected of stealing $35k from San Francisco home

San Francisco police suspect a woman got much more than a bed for the night when she booked a stay in the city through Airbnb earlier this year.

By Martyn Williams | 03 August, 2015 17:25

Tags: Criminal, Internet-based applications and services, Airbnb, legal, internet

Nokia reaches deal to sell Here business to Audi, BMW Group and Daimler

Nokia has reached an agreement to sell its Here mapping and location services business to an automotive industry consortium consisting of Audi, BMW Group and Daimler, in a deal that gives the business an enterprise value of €2.8 billion (US$3.1 billion).

By John Ribeiro | 03 August, 2015 16:37

Tags: business issues, Internet-based applications and services, BMW Group, Daimler, Maps, Nokia, Audi, Mergers and acquisitions

Indian government orders ISPs to block 857 porn websites

The Indian government has ordered a large number of porn websites to be blocked, creating an uproar among users and civil rights groups in the country.

By John Ribeiro | 03 August, 2015 14:36

Tags: India Department of Telecommunications, Centre for Internet and Society, regulation, government, internet

Fake Apple iOS crash reports prove tricky to remove

Some Apple mobile users have been encountering a pop-up message that is particularly difficult to close.

By Jeremy Kirk | 03 August, 2015 10:42

Tags: telecommunication, applications, ios, security, Mobile OSes, Malwarebytes, mobile

Windows 10's usage share jumps 4x in three days

Microsoft's Windows 10 got off to a roaring start in its first few days, with its initial usage share handily trumping that of the firm's last free upgrade, Windows 8.1, data from a Web analytics vendor showed.

By Gregg Keizer | 03 August, 2015 01:07

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Windows 8, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

Microsoft bests Google in patent case appeal

A federal appeals court has handed Microsoft a win against Google in a long-running lawsuit over patent licensing that was originally filed against Motorola in 2010.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 01 August, 2015 10:09

Tags: business issues, Google, Microsoft, Motorola Mobility

Yahoo picks up fashion commerce site Polyvore

Marissa Mayer knows fashion, and she's bringing more of it to Yahoo with her latest acquisition announced Friday.

By Zach Miners | 01 August, 2015 09:53

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Yahoo, e-commerce, Polyvore, social media, internet, search engines

Mt. Gox CEO Karpeles arrested by Japanese police

The CEO of failed Bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox was arrested in Japan early Saturday by police, according to several media reports.

By Martyn Williams | 01 August, 2015 09:13

Tags: Mt. Gox, internet

Facebook says Flash security woes could hurt its business

Earlier this month, a security vulnerability in Adobe Flash compelled Google and Mozilla to temporarily block the plug-in from their browsers. Now, Facebook says the problems with Flash could hurt its bottom line.

By Zach Miners | 01 August, 2015 08:15

Tags: business issues, Internet-based applications and services, social networking, financial results, social media, internet, Facebook

IBM fattens patent portfolio in cloud tech

IBM may be leading the pack when it comes to putting away patents related to cloud technologies.

By Joab Jackson | 01 August, 2015 07:22

Tags: IBM, cloud computing, internet, Infrastructure services

Microsoft scores with free Windows 10 upgrade as downloads tally 10x Windows 8's first-day sales

Microsoft customers downloaded 14 million copies of the Windows 10 upgrade on the first day of availability, the company said today.

By Gregg Keizer | 01 August, 2015 04:48

Tags: IDC, Microsoft, Windows 10, software, operating systems

It's SysAdmin Day: Let us celebrate with coffee

Ross Derewianko is a systems administrator for Ping Identity, a maker of cross-platform identity management and security software. We spoke to him on SysAdmin Day to get his thoughts on the holiday and on his job.

By Jon Gold | 01 August, 2015 04:30

Tags: management, Networking, Microsoft, Network management, Ping Identity

ISP argues net neutrality rules violate its right to block content

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules violate the free speech rights of broadband providers because the regulations take away their ability to block Web traffic they disagree with, one ISP has argued.

By Grant Gross | 01 August, 2015 04:24

Tags: free press, Wiley Rein, regulation, Tim Karr, government, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, internet, U.S. Telecom, Internet service providers, Daniel Berninger, Matt Wood, Alamo Broadband, at&t, U.S. Federal Communications Commission

Italian police shutter Dark Web marketplace

Italian police have shut down a Dark Web marketplace offering illegal goods ranging from child pornography to forged luncheon vouchers, and seized 11,000 bitcoin wallets worth about 1 million euros, authorities said Friday.

By Philip Willan | 01 August, 2015 03:03

Tags: Criminal, Europol, legal, internet

Android Studio focuses on C++ editing

Android Studio, which has been billed as "the official Android IDE," is getting improvements in C++ language accommodations, annotations, and memory profiling with the release of the 1.3 version this week.

By Paul Krill | 01 August, 2015 02:35

Tags: consumer electronics, Google, smartphones, JetBrains, Android, infoworld, intel, Idea

New Google Glass for businesses will reportedly attach to other eyewear

The next edition of Google Glass will target enterprises and feature an attachable design, a news report suggests, shedding new light on rumors that have been circulating over the past several months.

By Katherine Noyes | 01 August, 2015 02:32

Tags: consumer electronics, Google, hardware systems

Ad group urges FTC to reject right to be forgotten in US

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should reject a privacy group's push to extend the E.U.'s controversial right to be forgotten rules to the U.S. because such regulations would have a "sweeping" negative effect on many U.S. companies, a trade group said.

By Grant Gross | 01 August, 2015 01:54

Tags: U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Watchdog, regulation, Association of National Advertisers, John Simpson, government, internet, search engines, privacy, Daniel Jaffe, Peter Fleischer, Google, security

Mozilla slams Microsoft over Windows 10's default browser switcheroo

Mozilla yesterday went public with its complaint about Windows 10 resetting the default browser, calling it "disturbing" and demanding that it "undo its aggressive move to override user choice."

By Gregg Keizer | 31 July, 2015 23:33

Tags: web browsers, Firefox, applications, Google, Microsoft, browsers, software, Microsoft Edge

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, July 31

Facebook drone set to fly this year...Windows 10 hit on browser choice...Hacker breaks into GM car using OnStar...and more tech news.

By IDG News Service staff | 31 July, 2015 21:24

Tags: U.S. Senate, Internet Systems Consortium, software, general motors, internet, mozilla, Facebook, Silent Circle, Cisco Systems, consumer electronics, Google, Microsoft

Windows 10 installed on 14 million devices since launch

Windows 10 had been installed on more than 14 million devices by Thursday evening, a small step toward the company's goal of an installed base of 1 billion.

By Tim Hornyak | 31 July, 2015 18:49

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

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