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  • CryptoWall held over half a million computers hostage, encrypted 5 billion files

    29 August 2014, 9:13 am

    A file-encrypting ransomware program called CryptoWall infected over 600,000 computer systems in the past six months and held 5 billion files hostage, garnering more than $1 million for its creators , researchers found. The Counter Threat Unit (CTU) at Dell…
  • Should Microsoft kill Windows Phone?

    29 August 2014, 8:42 am

    It's been nearly four years since Microsoft first released Windows Phone, and what it has gotten after many millions of dollars in development and marketing costs, plus its $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia, is this: a worldwide smartphone market share of less…
  • Hillary Clinton: 'Our technology companies are not part of our government'

    29 August 2014, 6:54 am

    Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for a "global compact" on surveillance and the use of collected data, saying the U.S. isn't the only country that does it and American technology companies are unfairly targeted for the government's…
  • Mozilla tackles the browser memory conundrum

    29 August 2014, 6:00 am

    Mozilla's Servo browser engine project looks to improve
  • Microsoft Azure makes nice with Google to get a piece of Docker

    29 August 2014, 6:00 am

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  • Comcast, Marxism, and Net neutrality: Twisted words, shameless hypocrisy

    29 August 2014, 6:00 am

    In the final weeks for filing comments to the FCC on Net neutrality, the gloves have come off and the world'
  • Microsoft unifies OneDrive consumer and workplace versions on Android app

    28 August 2014, 3:06 pm

    Microsoft has consolidated the consumer and enterprise editions of OneDrive under a single Android app, a move it plans to replicate across all the platforms that the cloud storage service runs on.
  • Zocalo consolidates document management under Amazon cloud

    28 August 2014, 2:35 pm

    When Amazon announced its enterprise document management service
  • SAP, a devices company? Maybe, maybe not

    28 August 2014, 1:28 pm

    While SAP has made a big push into mobile software and device management with the acquisition of Sybase and a series of apps, it hasn't made overt moves into the devices market. But this could change down the road, judging from a recently published patent…
  • IBM Watson now answers your questions before you ask

    28 August 2014, 8:10 am

    IBM has upgraded its Watson Discovery Advisor data analysis service so it can answer your questions before you even ask. The updated Watson Discovery Advisor can examine a body of data and identify trends, correlations and other points of interest for…
  • Amazon's file sharing service Zocalo now generally available

    28 August 2014, 7:59 am

    Enterprises that want to share and store files online have yet another option now that Amazon Web Services has opened its Zocalo service to general availability. This year has seen Amazon focus more on services aimed directly at end users; besides Zocalo it…
  • Microsoft ships replacement patch KB 2993651 with two known bugs

    28 August 2014, 7:41 am

    Even by Microsoft standards, this month's botched Black Tuesday Windows 7/8/8.1 MS14-045 patch hit a new low.
  • The star of JavaOne is ... JavaScript?

    28 August 2014, 6:00 am

    Java and JavaScript are two very different programming languages, albeit with similar names. Java is generally associated with enterprise application development and the Android mobile platform. JavaScript, meanwhile, is the lingua franca of Web development.

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