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  • Apple manager arrested over $1 million in kickbacks

    An Apple manager with responsibilities for the company's contract manufacturing in Asia was arrested Friday and charged with accepting kickbacks.

    17 Aug. 10 05:01 Written by Elizabeth Heichler and Grant Gross
  • Samsung to show off Android 2.2-based tablet next month

    Samsung is expected to show off an Android-based tablet dubbed the P1000 Galaxy Tab at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin next month, according to multiple reports. The tablet is said to feature a 7-inch touchscreen and offer live video chat capabilities.

    17 Aug. 10 04:47 Written by Matt Hamblen
  • Dell buying 3PAR for $1.15 billion

    Dell on Monday announced it has agreed to acquire virtualized storage provider 3PAR for about US$1.15 billion, a move that will boost its capabilities for building public and private cloud computing environments. The deal is expected to close later this year.

    17 Aug. 10 04:34 Written by Chris Kanaracus
  • Java founder derides Oracle's lawsuit against Google

    Java founder James Gosling has weighed in on Oracle's lawsuit against Google over Android's use of Java, saying the unsurprising litigation was about ego, money, and power.

    17 Aug. 10 04:24 Written by Paul Krill
  • Apple plans online support changes

    Apple has announced plans to revamp its support forums to add a personalized start page where users can collate their questions and track potential answers.

    17 Aug. 10 04:03 Written by Gregg Keizer
  • LG-Ericsson venture aims at SMBs' network needs

    A networking joint venture formed out of a series of deals over the past several years is launching Monday in the U.S. under the name LG-Ericsson USA.

    17 Aug. 10 03:34 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Two sentenced in kickback scheme at DC CIO's office

    Two former employees of the District of Columbia's Office of Chief Technology Officer have been sentenced to prison terms for their roles in a kickback scheme they participated in there, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

    17 Aug. 10 02:40 Written by Grant Gross
  • Virgin Media tracks Zeus Trojan using white hats

    ISP Virgin Media is now using organisations such as The Shadowserver Foundation to work out which of its customers might be part of botnets spreading the dangerous Zeus online banking Trojan.

    17 Aug. 10 02:24 Written by John E Dunn
  • SlideShare launches paid accounts

    SlideShare has added fee-based premium accounts to its until now exclusively free site for posting, viewing, rating and commenting on business presentations, documents and videos.

    17 Aug. 10 02:18 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • Facebook 'dislike' button scam spreads virally

    The latest viral scam making its way around Facebook is a lure that asks users if they want to install a "dislike" button, according to security firm Sophos.

    17 Aug. 10 02:11 Written by Joan Goodchild
  • 5 reasons IT pros should be paranoid

    IT organizations have a lot on their plates, and keeping the data center humming is only part of the equation. Factor in the threats coming at IT from every direction, and you can see why IT pros have ample reason to be paranoid. The invasion of consumer devices into the workplace, the rush toward cloud computing, the constant vigilance to prevent data spills, all while managing a meager budget in an era when your career can be cut short at any time can cause even the most level-headed IT pro to start looking over his shoulder.

    17 Aug. 10 02:04 Written by Dan Tynan
  • On the streets of Stockholm with LTE

    A test of TeliaSonera's LTE (Long Term Evolution) network and its new multimode modem shows the next-generation mobile technology at its best -- delivering speeds at up 59.1M bps (bits per second) -- when used at 2.6GHz. But it also reveals how the technology sometimes struggles when used indoors.

    17 Aug. 10 02:01 Written by Mikael Ricknäs
  • Hacked smartphones pose military threat

    Hacked smartphones could endanger troops by sending location data to the enemy using mechanisms similar to those employed by recently discovered Android malware, experts say.

    17 Aug. 10 01:45 Written by Tim Greene
  • North Korea jumps onto Twitter

    North Korea has established its first official presence on Twitter, the micro-blogging site that's being embraced by governments and an increasing number of world leaders.

    16 Aug. 10 19:49 Written by Martyn Williams
  • Asian suppliers mum on Apple-kickback allegations

    Electronics component suppliers that allegedly paid kickbacks to gain business from Apple declined to comment on the allegations when contacted on Monday.

    16 Aug. 10 14:45 Written by Martyn Williams
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