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Smartphones driving violent crime across US

On Feb. 27th in the middle of the afternoon, a 16-year-old girl was walking through San Francisco’s Mission district when she was ordered at gun point to hand over her cellphone. The robbery was one of 10 serious crimes in … Continue reading

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Smartphones driving violent crime across US

On Feb. 27th in the middle of the afternoon, a 16-year-old girl was walking through San Francisco’s Mission district when she was ordered at gun point to hand over her cellphone. The robbery was one of 10 serious crimes in … Continue reading

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Wall Street Beat: Rise in markets could fuel tech M&A

Increasing confidence in the economy and a rising stock market could lay the groundwork for a revival in tech-sector mergers and acquisitions as companies embrace cloud technology and pursue game-changing software, particularly for the mobile market. On Friday, the Dow … Continue reading

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Wall Street Beat: Rise in markets could fuel tech M&A

Increasing confidence in the economy and a rising stock market could lay the groundwork for a revival in tech-sector mergers and acquisitions as companies embrace cloud technology and pursue game-changing software, particularly for the mobile market. On Friday, the Dow … Continue reading

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Obama administration expands open data access

U.S. President Barack Obama has signed an executive order requiring that government data be made available in open, machine-readable formats, expanding open-access requirements from earlier in his administration. A new open data policy, released along with the executive order Thursday, … Continue reading

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Review: Virtual Piggy makes e-commerce child’s play

The idea behind Virtual Piggy is solid: This cloud-based service, which is designed to help children shop online safely and securely, allows for communication between parents and children, and protects children from many of the dangers lurking online without zapping … Continue reading

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AT&T Launches Aio, a New No-Contract Prepaid Wireless Service

AT&T is now following in the footsteps of Sprint and T-Mobile by creating a separate service for customers who are (understandably) wary of signing up for a two-year mobile contract.  Like Virgin Mobile and Ultra Mobile, AT&T’s Aio Wireless offers … Continue reading

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Stealthy Web server malware spreads further

A stealthy malicious software program is taking hold in some of the most popular Web servers, and researchers still don’t know why. Last week, security companies Eset and Sucuri found Apache servers infected with Linux/Cdorked. If that malware is running … Continue reading

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Microsoft to boost Office Web Apps features

Microsoft plans to accelerate improvements in Office Web Apps, the browser-based version of the Office suite, adding features like real-time co-authoring of documents and the ability to run in Android tablets via mobile Chrome browser support. The planned enhancements, scheduled … Continue reading

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Proposed U.S. law aims to counter cybertheft with import bans

A bill proposed in the U.S. Senate aims to block imports of products containing U.S. technology stolen online, a move that appears primarily directed at China. Introduced by four senators, the Deter Cyber Theft Act would require the U.S. president … Continue reading

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