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Two Florida Residents Charged with Tax Fraud.....[C]
Rigoberto Cabrera and Carlos Perez are accused of claiming almost $1.5 million in fraudulent tax refunds........
Google Search Gets Smarter.....[C]
Tesla Motors repays Department of Energy loan nine years early.....[C]
With a wire transfer of $451.8 million, Elon Musk has finally made good on his promise to repay the hefty loan Tesla received from the Department of Energy well ahead of its 2022 due date, beating even Musk's own five-year estimate. This comes on the heel.......
Encoding.com's Vid.ly Integrates With FreeWheel To Provide Monetization Of Universal, Cross-Platform Video URLs.....[C]
Chinese Hacks Of Google Database Of Surveillance Targets Highlight How Dumb Technology Backdoors Are.....[C]
We've argued for quite some time that law enforcement's desire to require backdoors for wiretapping in all electronic communications is really dumb, because it won't just be law enforcement using it (and, when they use it, it won't just be for legitimate .......
Intel Reorganizes Business Units, Forms 'New Devices' Group.....[C]
Intel's new CEO has wasted no time in making big changes at the chip maker as he looks to accelerate Intel's move into the mobile chip space........
Twitter fights hacking with two-factor authentication.....[C]
Enough is enough for the global network of fast-moving 140-character missives. Twitter now hopes to protect member accounts with a more sophisticated login system. Read this article by Jennifer Van Grove on CNET News........
Microsoft updates YouTube app for Windows Phone, addresses some of Google's concerns.....[C]
Last week, Microsoft's YouTube app for Windows Phone came under fire for not adhering to some of Google's requirements. The result was an ultimatum from Mountain View, requesting that Microsoft make the necessary tweaks by May 22nd or pull the app entirel.......
Google pushes an update to Drive, giving it a much needed makeover.....[C]
Snap a photo with your camera to scan it in and peruse through documents in card-style........
Ethernet daddy: online education poised to transform the world.....[C]
MOOCs to be as transformative as 'BOOCs' During an interview at the Ethernet Innovation Summit in Mountain View, California, Ethernet inventor Robert Metcalfe was asked what surprises were on the horizon due to the ever more pervasive advance of the inter.......
Foursquare on Android and iOS gets search filters for the extra picky.....[C]
Foursquare knows that there's a lot more to a night on the town than a good search keyword. Accordingly, it just updated its Android and iOS apps with location search filters that narrow the results based on familiarity and price. At times, the terms can .......
HP profit falls 32 percent as PC and server sales decline.....[C]
Hewlett-Packard reported a 32 percent drop in profit for its second fiscal quarter, due partly to slower sales of PCs and servers.read more.......
Wal-Mart to send automated shopping lists to its mobile app.....[C]
Wal-Mart plans to use big data about a customer's usual shopping to automatically create shopping lists for them on its mobile app.read more.......
Verizon, Jennifer Lopez partner on Latino-focused wireless stores.....[C]
Verizon Wireless is partnering with singer and actress Jennifer Lopez in creating a U.S. retail distribution company that will offer Verizon's devices in stores and online destinations designed to appeal to Latino consumers.read more.......
Liveblogging Hewlett-Packard's Q2 Earnings Conference Call.....[C]
Winning in a tough quarter........
HP's Turnaround Progress Slow but Sure, Says CEO Whitman.....[C]
“We are fixing a lot of the problems that are keeping HP from being great.".......
Apple Adds Samsung's Galaxy S4 To Lawsuit.....[C]
Apple files new complaints against Samsung alleging that the company's Galaxy S4 smartphones violates its Siri patents........
Cloud Gaming Startup Happy Cloud Raises $4.25 Million Series A Round.....[C]
The Happy Cloud, one of a slew of "cloud gaming" startups trying to bring videogames to new and different platforms, announced Wednesday it had raised a $4.25 million Series A round of venture capital. The round was led by Avalon Ventures and joined by Je.......
HP Q2 2013 financials: $1.1 billion in profits on revenue of $27.6 billion, earnings down 32 percent.....[C]
HP just posted its Q2 financial report, and despite somber news of falling profits and revenue, the company managed to beat consensus estimates and the stock has jumped more than 10 percent in after-hours trading. As for concrete figures, HP pulled in $1........
Google launching new fund for later-stage tech investments.....[C]
Google is launching a new fund through which it will make later-stage investments in technology companies, a Google executive said Wednesday.read more.......
More than half of Windows 8 users just treat it like Windows 7.....[C]
Almost nobody using Windows Store apps, survey finds For all Microsoft's hype about The Interface Formerly Known As Metro (TIFKAM), more than half of all Windows 8 users ignore the new Start Screen and treat the OS as if it were Windows 7, according to a .......
Press exposure of Federal data security hole leads to legal threats.....[C]
Hacks accused of hacking, are researchers next? An investigation into a security slip that left the identity information for over 170,000 users of a US federal government program publicly available online has led to accusations of hacking and legal threat.......
RIAA pulls 20 million links off Google, but "system isn't working".....[C]
Group complains it shouldn't have to send "a thousand notices for the same song.".......
Watch 3-D Printed Shotgun Slugs Blow Away Their Targets.....[C]
Zite Strives to Fill the Hole Left by Google Reader.....[C]
Microsoft Veep Phil Harrison Talks Xbox One, Used Games, Always-On, and.....[C]
Navy's High-Flying Spy Drone Completes Its First Flight.....[C]
Salesforce Debuts Mobile Tools For Government.....[C]
Who Do You Trust to Master Cybersecurity?.....[C]
All the defense can really do at this point is prevent any more damage. That’s cybersecurity........
IP theft commission: US needs to take strong action.....[C]
The U.S. government should bar foreign companies that repeatedly steal or use stolen U.S. intellectual property from selling their products in the country, a new report recommended.read more.......
Released Video From Silva Beating Shows His Last Moments; Video Of Actual Beating Still Missing.....[C]
A pair of the cell phone recordings of the David Silva beating have been released by attorney Daniel Rodriguez. 23ABC News received the videos first, both of which capture the final moments of Silva's life. Unfortunately for those seeking more clarity as .......
Play Magazines receives UI overhaul to match Music and Books apps.....[C]
It was only a matter of time before Google got around to cleaning up the clumsy 3D interface of its Play Magazines app. With both Books and Music already sporting a spiffy new design, we're happy to report that its periodicals portal is now just as flat a.......
A stinky onion blooms in the Senate, say H-1B critics.....[C]
With the H-1B fight over and lost, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) lashed out, almost flailing in the minutes before the Senate Judiciary Committee's final vote Tuesday. read more.......
Better search finds way into Android Chrome.....[C]
An update to Google Chrome for Android brings better search, with an update to iOS Chrome in the offing. Read this article by Seth Rosenblatt on CNET News........
FusionStorm Global Backs Away From IPO.....[C]
After an earlier postponement, the company has withdrawn its IPO plans without further comment. But, that doesn't necessarily mean there's no IPO in FusionStorm's future........
CIOs need to rethink their roles, MIT symposium panelists say.....[C]
By now, it's become a tired old tech industry bromide: CIOs need to be business-savvy.read more.......
HP's Q2 Earnings Beat Expectations on Weak Sales.....[C]
Better profits, weaker sales........
Google Search Gets Smarter.....[C]
Update to Chrome for Android and desktop computers offers faster speed and better query understanding........
The Where, Why and How of Hybrid Storage.....[C]
The key goal is to maximize flash’s utility without wearing it down........
Google Drive updates Android UI, adds document scanning.....[C]
Google's Drive cloud storage service has been retooled for Android users and is now capable of capturing a document by converting a photo of it to text.< read more.......
Apple Hires Tech Analyst Michael Gartenberg.....[C]
Veteran tech analyst Michael Gartenberg is jumping the fence to work for a company he has spent decades covering during stints at Gartner, Altimeter and Jupiter Research. Forbes reports, and AllThingsD has independently confirmed, that Gartenberg has rece.......
Chrome for Android updated with tab history on slates, fullscreen for handsets.....[C]
Google's like the gift that keeps on giving. Following earlier news of a Drive for Android update, the team from Mountain View today rolled out a new version of its Chrome browser for mobile devices. This update brings the same features we saw a little ov.......
How to Maintain Your SMB PCs with Less Effort.....[C]
I understand the challenges that smaller businesses go through with regards to keeping their laptops and desktops working with a minimum budget........
Big Brother security tech gets $20m.....[C]
Skyhigh Networks takes VC cash to patrol corporate networks Skyhigh Networks has trousered $20m from VC firms keen on the security company's tech for snooping on corporate networks and locking down banned apps.….......
Amazon sets up system to trade on fan fiction.....[C]
Kindle Worlds' setup lets everyone win: fanficcers, authors, and Amazon........
After Months of Hacks, Twitter Launches Heightened Security Features.....[C]
A new form of identity verification could help deter account hackers........
Twitter adds two-factor login verification via SMS (video).....[C]
Twitter just boosted its security with a new two-factor login method. The new option, which was announced in the form of a YouTube video, oddly enough, allows users to require a verification code each time they log in. Once this is enabled, Twitter will s.......
Dropbox Adopts Single Sign-On Technology.....[C]
Dell Launches New Cloud Products For Citrix Users.....[C]
HTC Faces Internal Strife.....[C]