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Twitter tears into mobile developer services with Fabric

The problem with Twitter has always been monetization: Ads don't pull in the revenue needed to maintain the social network, and it doesn't have Facebook's pull to entice developers to build on top of the platform. But no more -- or at least so Twitter hopes.

By Matt Weinberger | 23 October, 2014 05:38

Tags: Apple, App Development, twitter, mobile, Facebook

Google rethinks webmail with Inbox, raising questions about Gmail's future

Google is taking another crack at email overload, but this time around it's resorting to drastic measures, developing a new product apparently built from scratch without relying on Gmail.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 23 October, 2014 05:33

Tags: Google, applications, e-mail, software

Windows 10 to get two-factor authentication built-in

Microsoft is continuing its crusade to get CIOs interested in Windows 10, touting new security features that include two-factor authentication built directly into the OS.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 23 October, 2014 05:25

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Startup wants to make cloud attractive for security-sensitive businesses

After three years in stealth, an Andreessen Horowitz-backed startup named Bracket Computing launched a new computing system today that aims to make the public cloud more palatable for security-sensitive enterprises.

By Brandon Butler | 23 October, 2014 05:14

Tags: Google, cisco, internet, cloud computing, emc, VMware

Lawmakers call on FCC to reclassify broadband for net neutrality

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should reclassify broadband as a regulated public utility in order to achieve net neutrality, but take a "light touch" while doing it, a U.S. lawmaker said Wednesday.

By Grant Gross | 23 October, 2014 04:45

Tags: telecommunication, regulation, Anna Eshoo, comcast, internet, Internet service providers, Henry Waxman, Tom Wheeler, U.S. House of Representatives, USTelecom, at&t, U.S. Federal Communications Commission, Walter McCormick, government, broadband, Verizon Communications

Massive malvertising campaign on Yahoo, AOL and other sites delivers ransomware

Malicious advertisements made their way last week to almost two dozen popular websites and used browser-based exploits to infect computers with CryptoWall, a nasty file-encrypting ransomware program.

By Lucian Constantin | 23 October, 2014 04:40

Tags: Yahoo, proofpoint, online safety, security, The Rubicon Project, OpenX, Exploits / vulnerabilities, malware

Lufthansa leaves the computing to IBM

Getting out of the business of designing and running computer systems, German airline Deutsche Lufthansa AG is selling its IT services division to IBM and having Big Blue run its internal IT operations.

By Joab Jackson | 23 October, 2014 04:27

Tags: business issues, IBM, internet, cloud computing, Mergers and acquisitions, Infrastructure services

Jive integrates enterprise social suite with Google Docs

As it fights to remain a leader in enterprise social networking (ESN) among giant rivals, pure-play vendor Jive Software has been furiously integrating its suite with the most popular business software, now adding the Google Docs productivity applications.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 23 October, 2014 03:11

Tags: Jive Software, Google, applications, Microsoft, software, collaboration

ARM speeds data flow in the cloud with new, zippy interconnects

With smartphones and sensors putting more demand on servers and other back-end gear, chip design company ARM is introducing new interconnect technologies that will help shuttle the data around more quickly.

By Agam Shah | 23 October, 2014 03:01

Tags: Arm Holdings, Components, processors

Apple: Internet Explorer? Never heard of it

Apple has told browser users to pay attention to warnings of insecure digital certificates after reports of a "man-in-the-middle" attack against iCloud.com in China was revealed earlier in the week.

By Gregg Keizer | 23 October, 2014 02:55

Tags: Apple, Firefox, Microsoft, cloud security, software

Pew survey shows women bear brunt of online harassment

As much as the Internet provides a place to connect, it's also a haven for trolls, bullies, cyberthieves and wackos. Recent incidents targeting women, including GamerGate and the iCloud nude photo leak, have brought some of the issues to the fore.

By Zach Miners | 23 October, 2014 00:47

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Pew Research Center, social networking, internet, social media

EMC buys controlling interest in VCE, its joint venture with Cisco

EMC has confirmed it will purchase the bulk of Cisco's stake in VCE, the companies' joint venture in converged infrastructure products.

By Chris Kanaracus | 23 October, 2014 00:46

Tags: business issues, Networking, storage, cisco, VCE, emc, Mergers and acquisitions

Amazon takes aim at Microsoft's Active Directory with new service

Amazon Web Services wants to become a more central part of enterprise IT with the AWS Directory Service, which both competes and integrates with Microsoft's Active Directory.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 23 October, 2014 00:45

Tags: Amazon Web Services, Software as a service, internet, cloud computing

Android ransomware 'Koler' turns into a worm, spreads via SMS

A malicious Android app that takes over the screen of devices and extorts money from users with fake notifications from law enforcement agencies was recently updated with a component that allows it to spread via text message spam.

By Lucian Constantin | 22 October, 2014 23:16

Tags: AdaptiveMobile, security, mobile security, malware

Bite into your music with jaw-controlled iPhone player

If its bite-controlled iPhone app is any indication, gum maker Lotte wants music to be chewable.

By Tim Hornyak | 22 October, 2014 22:46

Tags: consumer electronics, Lotte

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