Adobe begins encrypting user data collected from Digital Editions app

Adobe Systems said it is now encrypting data it collects about certain e-books after facing criticism earlier this month for not protecting the data.

By Jeremy Kirk | 24 October, 2014 13:27

Tags: security, Adobe Systems

Apple: A pox on your house!

O. M. G. Apple just screwed up my day. Completely.

By Mark Gibbs | 24 October, 2014 13:16

Tags: Apple, software

In brief: Beanhunter acquires for undisclosed sum

Café and coffee discovery app developer, Beanhunter, has acquired Australian based cafe industry job website for an undisclosed sum.

By TechWorld staff | 24 October, 2014 10:30

Tags: Beanhunter, Melbourne, startups, coffee,, Startup

Amazon builds sales, but losses pile up continued to increase its sales last quarter but losses also mounted, to the growing consternation of investors.

By Joab Jackson | 24 October, 2014 09:11

Tags: amazon, business issues, financial results

In Pictures: Camels, Sleds, and Fishing Boats - 7 Wacky Google Street View Vehicles

For Google, mapping the world's darkest corners means relying on some very odd Street View vehicles.

Apple Pay's next move could be phone-to-phone payments

The launch this week of Apple Pay is giving many people their first taste of NFC payment technology, which allows them to buy things in a store by bringing an iPhone 6 close to a compatible terminal.

By Martyn Williams | 24 October, 2014 08:20

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, retail, visa, iPhone, mastercard, smartphones, finance, industry verticals

Oracle says state wanted to take 'unacceptable risk' with health care website transition

The blame game between Oracle and the state of Oregon is going into overtime, even before their dueling lawsuits over the disastrous Cover Oregon health insurance exchange website make it into court.

By Chris Kanaracus | 24 October, 2014 08:05

Tags: business issues, CIO role, hardware systems, it strategy, software, investments, IT management, Oracle, Deloitte, services, Dorian Daley

Microsoft Q1 sales jump, but Nokia drags down earnings

Microsoft revenue leaped 25 per cent in the first quarter but profit dropped, dragged down by expenses tied to its ongoing wave of layoffs and to the integration of Nokia's phone business.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 24 October, 2014 07:55

Tags: Microsoft, software, internet, mobile

Canonical celebrates Cloud freedoms with new Ubuntu

Canonical continues to aggressively equip its flagship Ubuntu Linux server software with more tools to help users build and run clouds.

By Joab Jackson | 24 October, 2014 07:37

Tags: unix, Linux, canonical, software, operating systems

Apple and sapphire supplier strike deal to end partnership

GT Advanced Technologies and Apple have agreed to a deal that will let GT close the Mesa, Ariz. and Salem, Mass. factories where it was producing scratch-resistant sapphire, and void the contracts it had signed with its one-time partner.

By Gregg Keizer | 24 October, 2014 07:14

Tags: Apple, Technology Law & Regulation, hardware systems, GT Advanced Technologies

Collection of new cord cutting techs make it easier to snip that CATV tether

"I want to watch what I want, when I want, wherever I want, and I don't want to pay through the nose for it."

By By Jennifer Tuohy, writing for Home Depot | 24 October, 2014 07:07

Tags: CATV, internet, netflix, LAN & WAN

Microsoft exec opens up about Research lab closure, layoffs

It's been a bit over a month since Microsoft shuttered its Microsoft Research lab in Silicon Valley as part of the company's broader restructuring that will include 18,000 layoffs. This week, Harry Shum, Microsoft EVP of Technology & Research, posted what he termed an "open letter to the academic research community" on the company's research blog.

By Bob Brown | 24 October, 2014 06:16

Tags: research, Microsoft, education, industry verticals

Facebook and Yahoo prevent use of recycled email addresses to hijack accounts

Facebook and Yahoo have developed a mechanism to prevent the owners of recycled email addresses from hijacking accounts that were registered on other sites using those addresses in the past.

By Lucian Constantin | 24 October, 2014 06:04

Tags: Yahoo, online safety, security, Microsoft, Access control and authentication, Identity fraud / theft, Facebook, privacy

Facebook hopes to get people talking -- using whatever name -- with Rooms app

Facebook is going old-school, with a stand-alone app for discussion boards aimed at letting users talk about shared interests without having to use their real names.

By Zach Miners | 24 October, 2014 05:48

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

Google teams with Oxford on artificial intelligence

Google, the search company that's investing heavily in robotics, is teaming with Oxford University researchers to work on artificial intelligence.

By Sharon Gaudin | 24 October, 2014 05:11

Tags: popular science, Oxford, Google, emerging technology

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