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IBM 'major announcement' points to deal on chip manufacturing

Under pressure to boost margins, IBM is set to make what it calls a "major business announcement" Monday morning, raising the possibility that it has finalized a deal to transfer chip-making operations to GlobalFoundries.

By Marc Ferranti and Agam Shah | 20 October, 2014 10:40

Tags: business issues, IBM, globalfoundries

NBN: Is your suburb getting FTTN?

NBN Co has published details of suburbs set to receive fibre-to-the-node services as part of the company's test deployment of FTTN technology.

By Rohan Pearce | 20 October, 2014 10:24

Tags: FTTN, fibre to the node, national broadband network, National Broadband Network (NBN), nbn co, fibre to the node (FTTN), NBN, broadband

In Pictures: ITworld cartoons 2014 - The year in geek humour, Part 1

Each week, ITworld's Phil Johnson pokes fun at the tech world's top news and newsmakers. Part 1 spans January 3 - May 23.

By Phil Johnson | 20 October, 2014 09:32

Tags: cartoons, Phil Johnson

In Pictures: Apple's most important iPad, iMac, OS X Yosemite, and other announcements last week

From the iPad Air 2 to a new iMac to OS X Yosemite, here is a rundown of the most important Apple news

By Yoni Heisler | 20 October, 2014 09:14

Tags: operating system, Apple, PC, OS X Yosemite, software, Components, iMac, iPad Air 2

Obama orders chip-and-PIN in government credit cards

President Barack Obama issued an executive order on Friday to have secure chip-and-PIN technology embedded into government-issued credit and debit cards as part of a broader move aimed at stemming payment data breaches.

By Zach Miners | 18 October, 2014 12:00

Tags: Target, white house, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, security, legal, data breach, Home Depot, data protection

Snapchat rolling out non-'creepy' ads that still might get creepy

Ads are officially coming to Snapchat, in a form the company says is not "targeted," but Snapchat's own terms of service suggest it could do something very much like that.

By Zach Miners | 18 October, 2014 09:21

Tags: advertising, Internet-based applications and services, SnapChat, internet, social media, mobile

Apple's iPad Air 2 chip paves the way for new devices

Apple's iPad Air 2 is faster than its predecessors thanks to the A8X chip, which could pave the way for the company to put its homegrown silicon in large-screen tablets, TVs, cars and even laptops.

By Agam Shah | 18 October, 2014 09:20

Tags: Apple, hardware systems, Components, processors

Startup offers a big-data storyteller

Amassing a pile of big data is not sufficient to spur insight, even if you have clever ways of analyzing that data. The savvy data scientist must also find a way to make all this information tell a story so it can be understandable to others.

By Joab Jackson | 18 October, 2014 07:52

Tags: applications, software, ClearStory Data, business intelligence

Kickstarter suspends Anonabox Tor router project

Kickstarter has suspended the crowdfunding campaign of a Tor-enabling wireless router that gained widespread media attention as a privacy device for the masses but left others questioning its legitimacy.

By Lucas Mearian | 18 October, 2014 07:49

Tags: reddit, security, Kickstarter, computerworld, data privacy, privacy

Apple patches OS X to protect against POODLE

Apple yesterday issued a security update for OS X Mavericks and Mountain Lion meant to protect Macs against possible POODLE attacks.

By Gregg Keizer | 18 October, 2014 07:15

Tags: SANS Technology Institute, Apple, Google, Mac OS, beca, software, Mac OS X, operating systems, Oracle

Disruptive technology reaps cash as venture capital pours in

It's a boom year for venture capital investing, and tech companies with the potential to disrupt business-as-usual are grabbing the lion's share of the money.

By Marc Ferranti | 18 October, 2014 07:12

Tags: business issues, Uber, applications, Airbnb, software, internet, investments, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Salesforce's big opportunity is in keeping it simple

It's good to be Salesforce -- and increasingly bad to be anybody else.

By Matt Weinberger | 18 October, 2014 07:04

Tags: salesforce, data analytics, Xamarin, software, Birst

Neil Young's Pono music store has more than 600K songs 'ingested', downloads are another matter

Neil Young says he is making progress toward filling his online Pono store with millions of high-fidelity music files. He's mum, though, on exactly when people can actually start downloading and listening.

By Zach Miners | 18 October, 2014 07:01

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Internet of Things, PonoMusic, Music and audio, internet

Researchers to meet with aid workers to build Ebola-fighting robots

Robotics researchers from around the country are working together to come up with technology that could help fight the deadly Ebola outbreak.

By Sharon Gaudin | 18 October, 2014 06:37

Tags: white house, Berkeley, robotics, University of California, computerworld

Once the FBI has a backdoor into your smartphone, everyone does

FBI director James Comey said this week thattech companies should not be allowed to put cryptographic locks on mobile devices so they can't be accessed by U.S. intelligence agencies.

By Lucas Mearian | 18 October, 2014 06:25

Tags: Apple, Google, security, data privacy, fbi, privacy

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