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BlackBerry Classic Harks Back to Bold 9900 to Lure Business Loyalists

eweek.com — By Wayne Rash | Posted 2014-12-17 Email Print NEWS ANALYSIS: The BlackBerry Classic will have the look and feel of the Bold, but will run BlackBerry OS 10 and can handle Android apps as the company moves back to its core business market. BlackBerry on Dec.

IBM Ends 2014 With a Cloud Bang

eweek.com — By Darryl K. Taft | Posted 2014-12-18 Email Print IBM announced a bunch of new cloud computing centers as well as new customers and partnerships to round out the year. IBM announced it is closing out the year with a broad expansion of its global cloud computing network to 40 cloud centers with 12 new locations serving a growing roster of enterprise customers looking to move to hybrid cloud computing.
Dec 18, 2014

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How to Distinguish a Cloud Poser From a Cloud Pro

eweek.com — By Chris Preimesberger | Posted 2014-12-18 Email Print Debates over trusting an expert as opposed to someone who claims to be an expert happen every day across all industries-from car repair to IT-and this certainly includes anything involving the cloud.
Dec 18, 2014

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The Grinch That Tried to Exploit Linux

eweek.com — By Sean Michael Kerner | Posted 2014-12-18 Email Print A security vendor alleges there's a vulnerability in the Linux kernel. Developers disagree, but ironically an unrelated critical bug was found. A new report has emerged of an alleged security flaw in the Linux kernel that is being named the "Grinch," after the character from Dr. Seuss' classic "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" story.
Dec 18, 2014

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Dec 18, 2014

@slashdot no it can’t. You posted the wrong link. It’s not a real issue - read this instead: eweek.com/security/the-g…

BlackBerry Classic Goes Back to the Future With Latest Smartphone

eweek.com — By Don Reisinger | Posted 2014-12-18 Email Print BlackBerry-the mobile company once known as Research In Motion in an effort to appeal to business mobile phone users who were the core of its customer base-decided that it wouldn't try to chase the crowd with a big-screen smartphone with all the bells and whistles.
Dec 18, 2014

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FCC Reportedly to Fine Sprint $105M for Bill Cramming

eweek.com — By Todd R. Weiss | Posted 2014-12-17 Email Print The FCC fine against Sprint would equal the $105 million fine imposed against AT&T in October for the same infraction, which added unauthorized charges to phone bills.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @TechManTalking: Sprint is expected to be fined $105 billion by the FCC for cramming customer bills with unauthorized charges bit.ly/1r37enq

Dec 18, 2014

Sprint is expected to be fined $105 billion by the FCC for cramming customer bills with unauthorized charges bit.ly/1r37enq

Dec 18, 2014

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Netflix Android App Gains Innovative New Social Features

eweek.com — By Todd R. Weiss | Posted 2014-12-17 Email Print Netflix has just revamped its mobile app for Android by adding new features that are simple, innovative and useful for the company's customers.
Dec 18, 2014

How Netflix's new customer-centric mobile app should be seen as a yardstick by other businesses bit.ly/13gUSNv

Sony to Unveil Its Vision for a Google Glass Competitor

eweek.com — By Todd R. Weiss | Posted 2014-12-17 Email Print Sony's "single-lens display module" can be easily attached to and detached from eyeglass frames so that users can choose when and where to use its "smart device" capabilities.
Dec 18, 2014

Google Glass will soon have a competitor from Sony in the world of eye-wear-mounted computers bit.ly/1r37K4S

Sprint, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile to Sell Lumia 635 Smartphones

eweek.com — By Todd R. Weiss | Posted 2014-12-17 Email Print The Lumia 635 smartphone, which runs Windows 8.1, is the first Windows phone to be offered to customers of Sprint. The Microsoft Lumia 635 smartphone will be available to customers of Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile on Dec.
Dec 18, 2014

The Lumia 635 smartphone will soon be available to Sprint, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile customers bit.ly/1sM9YXC #Microsoft

Dec 18, 2014

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Google Chrome Browser to Warn Users of Sites That Don't Use HTTPS

eweek.com — By Jaikumar Vijayan | Posted 2014-12-17 Email Print Google hopes that the warnings it sends to Chrome browser users will encourage websites to move to the secure HTTP protocol. Google plans to introduce a warning system to alert users about potential security risks when they visit websites that do not use the HTTPS protocol.
Dec 18, 2014

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Oracle, Seeing Cloud Sales Rise, Beats Street on Q2 Earnings

eweek.com — By Chris Preimesberger | Posted 2014-12-17 Email Print Overall cloud-related revenue was up 47 percent year over year -- a metric that is very important to the long-term health of the company. Oracle received an early and welcome holiday surprise Dec.

Rapid7 Raises $30 Million, Aims to Make Attacks More Expensive

eweek.com — By Sean Michael Kerner | Posted 2014-12-17 Email Print CEO Corey Thomas, whose goal is to help companies manage their global IT security exposure, explains what Rapid7 is doing with the money to help secure IT. Security vendor Rapid7 Dec. 17 announced that it has raised $30 million in a new Series D round of funding.
Dec 17, 2014

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Nebula Expands Cosmos for Enteprise OpenStack Deployments

eweek.com — By Sean Michael Kerner | Posted 2014-12-17 Email Print OpenStack cloud vendor Nebula, led by a former NASA CTO, provides new deployment, management and monitoring tools. Nebula today announced its latest Cosmos Enterprise Edition release with new features to enable enterprises to rapidly deploy and manage OpenStack clouds.

Rally Software, Code for America Team to Empower Citizen Engineers

eweek.com — By Darryl K. Taft | Posted 2014-12-17 Email Print Rally Software made an initial donation of $50,000 to Code for America to help empower citizen engineers to build solutions for municipalities. Rally Software, a provider of enterprise software development tools, services and Agile solutions, announced that it will provide funding, tools, and expertise to Code for America to help enable citizen developers.

IBM Power Systems Help Manage Big Data Needs

eweek.com — IBM Power Systems accelerate big data insights and hybrid cloud deployment. eWEEK looks at industries using Power Systems in their big data projects.

EMV Among the Missing Pieces of PCI DSS 3.0

eweek.com — By Sean Michael Kerner | Posted 2014-12-16 Email Print NEWS ANALYSIS: The next major standard for payment security goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2015, but it's missing some critical items. On Jan. 1, 2015, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3.0 formally goes into effect, ushering in a new era of compliance specifications to secure payment card data.

HP Helion, Salesforce Clouds Join Verizon Network Ecosystem

eweek.com — By Chris Preimesberger | Posted 2014-12-16 Email Print Including HP and Salesforce, Verizon now connects to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google and Verizon Cloud. Verizon is now providing a way for enterprises to select a growing number of well-known public cloud service providers into one secure network package -- a private onramp to public clouds, if you will.

Google Helping Museums Share Their Collections Using Mobile Apps

eweek.com — By Todd R. Weiss | Posted 2014-12-16 Email Print Google has unveiled a program that is helping the world's museums create their own mobile apps using Google tools and services so they can virtually share their collections with visitors.
Dec 17, 2014

Google is helping museums build apps so they can put their collections online for visitors bit.ly/16tNfoX Very cool

Dec 16, 2014

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iPhone 6 Supplies Lower Than Desired for Holidays: Analyst

eweek.com — By Todd R. Weiss | Posted 2014-12-16 Email Print Apple's iPhone 6 smartphones are so popular that finding the one with the features you want could be tougher than it should be this holiday season.
Dec 16, 2014

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