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Microsoft again writes off Surface inventory, renews profitability doubts

Microsoft again took a hit on its Surface business, the company acknowledged Tuesday.

By Gregg Keizer | 24 July, 2014 05:47

Tags: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Microsoft, hardware systems, Windows, software, tablets, operating systems

Arrests made after international cyber-ring targets StubHub

Six people have been indicted on charges of running an international ring that resold tickets bought through compromised StubHub accounts for some of New York's biggest concerts and sporting events.

By Martyn Williams | 24 July, 2014 05:34

Tags: online safety, security, StubHub, Access control and authentication, legal, ebay, data breach, cybercrime, Criminal

Sprint to resell Google Apps for Business cloud service

Sprint announced a partnership with Google to offer the Google Apps for Business cloud service, adding that customers of the service won't be required to use Sprint's wireless network or Android devices.

By Matt Hamblen | 24 July, 2014 05:19

Tags: web apps, wireless carriers, Google, internet, cloud computing

What to expect in Facebook's earnings call today

With Facebook set to release its Q2 earnings today, it's a safe bet company execs will talk about mobile issues and user growth.

By Sharon Gaudin | 24 July, 2014 05:19

Tags: IT industry, Gartner, Internet-based applications and services, internet, social media, Facebook

Google tried to buy music giant Spotify

Google reportedly tried to buy popular music streaming service Spotify late last year, but the talks broke down and the deal didn't go through.

By Sharon Gaudin | 24 July, 2014 03:40

Tags: Google, Spotify, consumer electronics, wall street journal, Internet Search, internet, Personal Technology, mobile apps, search engines, Apple

Pebble: Next-gen wearables will require new tech, also your personal data

One of the most successful purveyors of wearable technology says that there are technical hurdles -- as well as philosophical ones -- to be overcome before the next generation of devices can emerge.

By Jon Gold | 24 July, 2014 03:38

Tags: Pebble, Wearable Device, Apple, Networking, wireless, wall street journal

Low-cost Android tablets to get 4K video with Allwinner 64-bit chip

Low-cost Android tablets with 64-bit processors and 4K video decoding capabilities could be around the corner, thanks to Allwinner's plan to ship its first 64-bit ARM processor by year end.

By Agam Shah | 24 July, 2014 02:43

Tags: hardware systems, Components, Allwinner

Apple unwraps OS X Yosemite public beta Thursday

Apple will release its first public beta of OS X Yosemite early Thursday

By Gregg Keizer | 24 July, 2014 02:39

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, Mac OS X, software, operating systems

Seagate wireless drive can now stream to Roku set-top box

Seagate announced today Roku set-top boxes will now have a channel to connect to Wireless Plus hard drives for streaming movies, music and photos stored on the drives.

By Lucas Mearian | 24 July, 2014 02:34

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Data storage, Networking, computerworld, wireless, internet, Roku, mobile, Seagate Technology

Is Sony's Walkman set to make a comeback?

Sony is making a push to sell high-definition music players, and 35 years after being launched its Walkman is making a small comeback.

By Lucas Mearian | 24 July, 2014 01:21

Tags: web apps, Mobile/Wireless, Networking, wireless, computerworld, wall street journal, sony, Personal Technology, X1, mobile, consumer electronics

UK government adopts ODF for document exchange with citizens and suppliers

The U.K. government has adopted ODF as its standard for the exchange of word processor and spreadsheet files between departments and with citizens and suppliers, meaning that companies and citizens will not be required to buy a particular application or software suite in order to collaborate with government staff.

By Peter Sayer | 24 July, 2014 01:14

Tags: Government use of IT, open source, applications, regulation, software, U.K. Cabinet Office, government, Office suites

Dutch spy agencies can receive NSA data, court rules

Dutch intelligence services can receive bulk data that might have been obtained by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) through mass data interception programs, even though collecting data that way is illegal for the Dutch services, the Hague District Court ruled Wednesday.

By Loek Essers | 24 July, 2014 01:01

Tags: security, U.S. National Security Agency, legal, Civil lawsuits, government, legislation, privacy

Oracle ships nearly 60 mobile apps for JD Edwards

Oracle is responding to an ever more mobile customer base with the rollout of 57 mobile applications for its JD Edwards EnterpriseOne business software suite.

By Chris Kanaracus | 24 July, 2014 00:31

Tags: application development, applications, enterprise resource planning, software, mobile, Oracle

BlackBerry offers BES10 as a hosted service through partners

Businesses wanting the security of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 without the complexity of managing it onsite can now buy it as a hosted service from six BlackBerry partners.

By Peter Sayer | 24 July, 2014 00:25

Tags: BlackBerry OS, consumer electronics, security, Mobile OSes, smartphones, mobile security, software, mobile, Blackberry

Mozilla ships Firefox 31, adds search to new tab page

Mozilla yesterday released Firefox 31, patching 14 vulnerabilities, debuting a search box on the new tab page and adding a Google-provided service that detects and blocks known malicious files before they're downloaded.

By Gregg Keizer | 23 July, 2014 23:50

Tags: App Development, Firefox, Yahoo, Google, bing, internet, Internet Search, search engines

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