India backs open source software for e-governance projects

India has said it will use open source software in all e-governance projects, though it did not rule out the use of proprietary software to meet specialized requirements.

By John Ribeiro | 30 March, 2015 17:33

Tags: open source, Government use of IT, India Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, software, government

Vodafone cuts complaints

In the final quarter of 2014 Vodafone Australia managed to reduce the number of complaints per service it received while adding customers to its network.

By Hamish Barwick | 30 March, 2015 12:02

Tags: Vodafone Australia, tio, TIO Simon Cohen

GitHub recovering from massive DDoS attacks

Software development platform GitHub said it was still experiencing intermittent outages from the largest cyberattack in its history but had halted most of the attack traffic.

By Jeremy Kirk | 30 March, 2015 12:00

Tags: GitHub, security

In Pictures: How 20 (mostly) tech companies' logos have evolved over the years

Some of today's biggest tech companies launched with logos that are now unrecognizable.

By Yoni Heisler | 30 March, 2015 11:14

Tags: management, marketing, slideshow

In Pictures: Worst data breaches of 2014

We used 1 million records exposed as our floor in creating this list. Starting with a number that big says a lot about the state of data security.

By Ryan Francis | 30 March, 2015 11:10

Tags: data breaches, slideshow, security

In Pictures: 9 security gadgets for mobile devices

If you use your smartphone or tablet for work, you need to keep your data secure when you're on the go. We look at nine gadgets that try to keep your important data out of the hands of others.

'Largest DDoS attack' in GitHub's history targets anticensorship projects

GitHub has been hammered by a continuous DDoS attack for three days. It's the "largest DDoS attack in's history." The attack is aimed at anti-censorship GreatFire and CN-NYTimes projects, but affected all of GitHub; the traffic is coming from China as attackers are reportedly using China's search engine Baidu for the purpose of "HTTP hijacking."

By Ms. Smith | 30 March, 2015 03:55

Tags: GitHub, Microsoft Subnet, baidu, security

FCC will vote next month on plan to share valuable 3.5GHz spectrum

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote April 17 on a spectrum-sharing plan for a band that could serve the military, mobile service providers and individuals.

By Stephen Lawson | 28 March, 2015 11:36

Tags: regulation, U.S. Federal Communications Commission, mobile, government

Intel could strengthen its server product stack with Altera

Intel's chips dominate servers in data centers, but the possible acquisition of Altera could help the company provide a wider variety of custom chips designed to speed up specific applications, analysts said on Friday.

By Agam Shah | 28 March, 2015 09:07

Tags: altera, hardware systems, Components, processors, intel

Kleiner Perkins cleared of sex discrimination against Ellen Pao

A jury has found mostly in favor of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in a historic lawsuit accusing one of Silicon Valley's best-known venture capital firms of sex discrimination.

By James Niccolai | 28 March, 2015 09:02

Tags: business issues, personnel, Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, Civil lawsuits, legal

Facebook reveals the logic behind its forced Messenger split

Facebook annoyed and puzzled many people last year when it forced them to download its Messenger app for chats. Its reasons for doing so are now clearer: Messenger is becoming a beast of an app, with its own links to outside businesses and software apart from Facebook's main site.

By Zach Miners | 28 March, 2015 08:47

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, instant messaging, e-commerce, mobile, social media, internet, Facebook

French self-driving car goes for a spin around Paris monument

For this self-driving car, the roadside hazards included traffic jams, undisciplined bystanders -- and centuries-old cannons.

By Peter Sayer | 28 March, 2015 07:28

Tags: Automotive, Valeo, Safran, industry verticals

Google to bring imaging, sensor technology to the operating room

Google's technology may eventually make its way into operating rooms and help surgeons with their procedures.

By Fred O'Connor | 28 March, 2015 07:01

Tags: Google, health care, industry verticals

5 freshly-funded cloud computing companies worth watching

Investors made a crowd around the cloud this week, investing $175 million in companies focused on everything from storage to the WAN to the supply chain.

By Bob Brown | 28 March, 2015 06:34

Tags: netsuite, SAP,, cloud computing, Venture capital, internet

Why Meerkat and Periscope are the next big challenge for marketers

There's nothing like a brand-new medium to put marketing departments into overdrive, and it would be hard to find a better example than the recent, rapid-fire arrival of live-stream video apps Meerkat and Periscope.

By Katherine Noyes | 28 March, 2015 06:26

Tags: marketing, Internet-based applications and services, Meerkat, twitter, mobile, industry verticals, social media, internet, video, mobile applications

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