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U.S.-Cuba breakthrough is no slam dunk for Internet

The Obama administration's historic move to restore ties between the U.S. and Cuba may eventually put more Cubans online, but the future of the Internet there is likely to depend more on domestic policies than on imported goods and services.

By Stephen Lawson | 19 December, 2014 01:57

Tags: Telegeography, regulation, legal, internet, government, Dyn Research

Developers get real numbers on JavaScript library usage

Open source developers interested in gauging usage of JavaScript libraries across the Web now can find out via Libscore, an online service being launched this week.

By Paul Krill | 19 December, 2014 01:45

Tags: Languages and standards, Libscore, application development, GitHub, software, javascript

Judge: No Steve Jobs for you

A federal judge Wednesday ruled that a two-hour video deposition recorded by former Apple CEO Steve Jobs will not be released to the press and public.

By Gregg Keizer | 19 December, 2014 01:31

Tags: cnn, Apple, Technology Law & Regulation, legal, beca, Bloomberg

Amazon promises one-hour delivery in Manhattan, more locations on the way

With Prime Now, Amazon's customers will be able to have toys and books shipped to their door in one hour or less via a new mobile app. Perfect when you have forgotten that important birthday present.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 19 December, 2014 01:02

Tags: e-commerce, amazon.com, internet

U.S. on Sony breach: North Korea did it

U.S. officials now believe North Korea is behind the attack that took down Sony Pictures Entertainment's computer network and posted contents on the Internet, but the government hasn't decided whether to formally accuse the country of carrying out the hack, according to The New York Times.

By Tim Greene | 19 December, 2014 00:41

Tags: new york times, The New York Times, security, legal, Sony Hack, sony, north korea, cybercrime

LG readies webOS TVs with better performance, 4K content

LG Electronics' upcoming smart TVs will run an upgraded version of webOS that promises better performance and more customization.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 18 December, 2014 23:45

Tags: CES, consumer electronics, LG Electronics, TVs

Microsoft kills EU browser choice screen

Microsoft has retired the browser choice screen it agreed to show new Windows users in the European Union as part of an antitrust settlement.

By Loek Essers | 18 December, 2014 23:29

Tags: antitrust, Google, applications, european commission, Microsoft, opera software, browsers, legal, software, internet

MYOB's engineers speed innovation with microservices

There is a revolution going on in the software engineering world, according to MYOB's CTO, Simon Raik-Allen: The shift away from building monolithic applications to microservices.

By Rohan Pearce | 18 December, 2014 12:26

Tags: software development, MYOB, SOA, service-oriented architecture

ATM skimmers strike in Queensland

A gang of ATM skimmers has been at work in Queensland with several ATMs in South East Queensland targeted recently, say state police.

By Computerworld Australia staff | 18 December, 2014 11:38

Tags: ATM skimming, queensland police service, queensland, Christmas

Sony cancels 'The Interview' release after threats following cyberattack

Sony Pictures on Wednesday canceled the Dec. 25 release of its controversial comedy, "The Interview," after theater chains decided not to play the film following terrorist threats after a cyber attack.

By Zach Miners | 18 December, 2014 10:57

Tags: Criminal, security, legal, data breach, data protection, Sony Pictures, cybercrime, privacy

A/NZ telcos to build $86.3 million trans-Tasman submarine cable

A 2300 kilometre undersea cable system connecting Australia and New Zealand across the Tasman Sea will commence construction in early 2015.

By Adam Bender | 18 December, 2014 09:57

Tags: infrastructure, New Zealand, trans-Tasman, internet, international, undersea cable, Telstra, Spark NZ, submarine cable, capacity, alcatel-lucent, Australia, Vodafone

'Managed cloud' a return to Rackspace's roots, says CTO

The announcement earlier this year that Rackspace would stop offering commodity IaaS cloud services represents something of a return to the company's roots, according to the company's global CTO, John Engates.

By Rohan Pearce | 18 December, 2014 09:22

Tags: Cloud, cloud computing, rackspace

IBM pushes hard into the enterprise cloud

IBM is building out its global computing network in a bid to focus on the enterprise cloud market.

By Sharon Gaudin | 18 December, 2014 09:06

Tags: IBM, equinix, internet, cloud computing

Forensic software gets around iCloud security features

A Russian software company has updated its forensic software to work-around the security features Apple recently added to iCloud and increased what information can be extracted from the cloud storage service.

By Fred O'Connor | 18 December, 2014 09:03

Tags: Apple, security, Elcomsoft, software, internet, cloud computing

Human error root cause of November Microsoft Azure outage

Human error was the culprit for a November outage of the Microsoft Azure cloud storage service. The company is hoping that recent updates that automate formerly manual processes will help prevent similar outages in the future.

By Joab Jackson | 18 December, 2014 09:01

Tags: Microsoft, internet, cloud computing, Infrastructure services

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