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Chinese antitrust ninjas descend on Microsoft offices

by Darren Allan Microsoft has had its offices in China swooped upon by officials in an apparent antitrust investigation. Read more about Chinese antitrust ninjas descend on Microsoft offices

Netflix buckles to another ISP: This time it’s AT&T

Netflix has been in an ongoing battle of words with ISPs, and apparently they are now paying AT&T extortion money too. Read more about Netflix buckles to another ISP: This time it’s AT&T

Facebook getting out of the gift card business

Facebook is backing out of the gift card business. Facebook’s Gifts service is set to be discontinued on August 12. Read more about Facebook getting out of the gift card business

New study measures economic impact of NSA’s spying

A new study from the New America Foundation shows NSA actions are hurting U.S. based tech companies. Read more about New study measures economic impact of NSA’s spying

Google+: no. Google Hangouts: Yes!

Finally, Google does less evil. You don't need to have a Google+ account to enjoy the wonders of Hangouts. Read more about Google+: no. Google Hangouts: Yes!

UK wants to test driverless cars

Showing the can-do spirit that got them through a couple of world wars, the Brits are going to test cars that drive themselves in 3 cities next year. Read more about UK wants to test driverless cars

"Home-grown" mobile vendors cracking European wall

by Alysia Judge New report shows there may be cracks in Apple and Samsung's stranglehold on European market. Read more about "Home-grown" mobile vendors cracking European wall

New home buyers say mobile coverage more important than schools

by Jamie Hinks 45 percent of new home buyers more concerned about having a good mobile phone signal over anything else. Read more about New home buyers say mobile coverage more important than schools

Asana wants to be the Facebook of business

That's any easy one because one of the founders of Facebook is driving the startup forward. Read more about Asana wants to be the Facebook of business

Windows Phone gets Fitbit app

by Darren Allan Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 gets new Fitbit app that supports the Fitbit Flex and the Fitbit One. Read more about Windows Phone gets Fitbit app

Nintendo's losses mount up: Mario's last stand

Maybe the time has come to admit that the greatest game company of all time has seen its best days. Read more about Nintendo's losses mount up: Mario's last stand

Education Initiative Spotlight: Build it Break It

We’re proud to be a sponsor of the first Build it Break it programming contest, run by the University of Maryland (UMD) and supported by one of our own employees and PhD student at the university, Andrew Ruef. Built it Break it is a “flipped CTF” where contestants both implement secure software and identify vulnerabilities in […]

You’ve been reported … by an ad

This looks like an interesting experiment; the City of London police have started placing ads on sites for pirated music warning that the visit to the site has been recorded and reported.  Called “Operation Creative”, this is an effort by the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) to educate people visiting sites that offer pirated […]

Yelp adds video capability for reviews

by Darren Allan Yelp reviewers will be able to add 3-12 second videos as well as images using a new iOS app. Android version coming along soon. Read more about Yelp adds video capability for reviews

Better economy may boost going green initiatives

by Aatif Sulleyman According to a V1 survey, at the first sign of financial trouble, businesses are far too willing to back away from going green. Read more about Better economy may boost going green initiatives

BSA survey predicts more software auditing

by Jelle Wijndelts A recent BSA Software Survey estimates that in 2013 $62.7 billion worth of commercial software was being used illegally around the world. Read more about BSA survey predicts more software auditing

Valuing users: the true cost of doing business online

Facebook's valuation raises the question: is it really worth more than Coca Cola and Toyota? Read more about Valuing users: the true cost of doing business online

Chinese hackers pull off Israel Iron Dome hack

by Paul Cooper Chinese hackers have broken into the computer systems of three Israeli defence contractors instrumental in the construction of Israel’s Iron Dome missile defence system. Read more about Chinese hackers pull off Israel Iron Dome hack

Here's how to make money from your social media addiction

by Aatif Sulleyman Bonzo Me, which went live earlier this month, and Bubblews, a site that officially launched last week, following an extensive period of beta testing, want to transform the social networking landscape. Read more about Here's how to make money from your social media addiction

Has Apple dropped Sapphire Glass from iPhone 6 plans?

by Darren Allan It appears that the iPhone 6 might not boast a sapphire glass display, after all – or at least not to begin with, according to the latest piece of gossip on the Apple smartphone front. Read more about Has Apple dropped Sapphire Glass from iPhone 6 plans?

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